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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 4S
VIN – WP0CB29978S775948
Exterior Color – Silver
Interior Color – Black Leather
Engine – 3.8 Liter Flat 6-cylinder
Transmission – 6-speed manual
Current Miles – 21,959 miles
Highlights for this car
- Low mile 997 Cabriolet with 6-speed manual and great colors
- Highly optioned with Sport Chrono, leather interior, Bose, and Navigation
- California delivery 997 with continuous California ownership since new
After more than seventy years, the Porsche 911 continues to reign as one of the most refined and highly usable sports cars ever built. The combination of superlative performance-bred engineering and comfort features continue to attract new buyers to the wide range of Porsche offerings, making pre-owned, low-mile examples highly sought after by enthusiasts seeking great value in a legendary design.
In 2004, production began on the 997 series Carrera and Carrera S models, concluding in 2013. Derived from the earlier 996 with significant exterior and interior changes, including refined and aggressive air intakes, revised head and taillights, and improved performance output, the 2008 model lineup included the premium 4S which featured a slightly wider body profile and all-wheel drive. Offered with PDK or manual transmission, the highly desirable 6-speed manual equipped cars continue to be desired by enthusiasts who enjoy the connection to the machinery and Porsche racing heritage.
Originally delivered to the Porsche dealer in Riverside, CA, the car was optioned with the following features as noted in the printed Vehicle Identification page of the original owner’s manual included with this car.
C02 – Equipped with Catalytic Converter
XSC – Porsche Crest in Headrest
026 – Activated Charcoal Canister
375 – Sport Seat, Painted Backrest Shell Left
376 – Sport Seat, Painted Backrest Shell Right
446 – Wheel Caps with Colored Porsche Crest
575 – Luggage Compartment Cooling System
615 – DVD Navigation Package, North America
640 – Sport Chrono Package
672 – PCM2 Navigation Off-Road Version
680 – Bose Sound Package
810 – Floor Mats
983 – Leather Seats Front and Rear
The first owner retained the car until it was sold to the second owner in 2011, then indicating 9,665 miles. Records accompanying the car indicate interval services at Sonnen Porsche, Mill Valley, CA, and Michelin tires replaced in 2013 with 14,286 miles. The third and current owner, also a Northern California resident, purchased the car in 2013 with 16,000 miles. In 2018 the right rear quarter panel was refinished, and the rear bumper refinished later that same year. A written log of accumulated miles under ownership (included with the car), spans 2014-2018. Most recently the car received an oil and filter service in April 2022.
Today, this Porsche presents in excellent cosmetic condition displaying glossy paint throughout. The front and rear bumper cap have been repainted and the right rear fender has also been professionally refinished and blended to match. A digital paint meter has been used to show the original finishes on the metal body surfaces returning single digit numbers on all panels. All opening features show excellent factory door, trunk, and hood gaps, very good fit along the front and rear bumpers, beautiful trim, clear lenses, Carrera 4S script, and functional rear wing. The windshield and side glass are in excellent condition as is the grey canvas convertible top still displaying excellent stitching and taut fit. The top raises and lowers smoothly with proper speed and a quiet motor. The car wears a set of Porsche “lobster claw” 19” wheels, all of which are in excellent condition along with the Michelin Pilot Sport tires bearing late 2012 date codes, consistent with the 2013 purchase invoice.
The original grey interior features front and rear leather seats which remain supple and in excellent visual condition. The white seat stitching and optional embossed Porsche crest on the headrests are also in excellent condition. The door panels, including Carrera 4S branded door sills are in very nice condition. The Bose sound system and optional navigation as well as Sport Chrono package further enhance the beautiful interior. The carpeting, headliner, sun visors, dashboard, center console, and clear contrasting instruments are in excellent condition. The interior surfaces are uniformly preserved, benefiting from diligent care and maintenance by the previous and current owners.
The engine compartment and front storage compartment are both tidy and remain as originally built with correct factory finishes and proper service replacements installed as needed. The intake assembly, manufacturer stamps, stickers, and labels are all in excellent condition. The front storage area retains the original materials and factory finishes including the DVD storage unit. The front storage area is optioned with the cooling feature to maintain safe temperatures for stored items when traveling during warmer seasons.
The car starts, operates, and drives as expected. All features including cold air conditioning, premium audio, and convenience options function properly. The combination of Cabriolet and all-wheel drive make for a superb road car when touring on the highway or simply cruising on mountain roads. The chassis is composed, tight, and authentic, showing no evidence of structural compromise when inspecting the underside which reveals finishes and condition consistent with the care and professional services engaged by current and previous owners.
Items Included with the Car
This car is accompanied by a car cover, a full set of owner’s manuals and PCM, navigation books, a leather Porsche manual case, a Porsche branded battery tender, Porsche tire inflator, Porsche tools in the tool case, a tire pressure gauge, tow hook, two Porsche keys, and a Porsche key fob.
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