2006 Porsche 911 Carrera S Club Coupe
$120,000 - $160,000Offered without reserve
RM | Sotheby's - THE PORSCHE 70TH ANNIVERSARY AUCTION 2018 - Offered on: Saturday, October 27, 2018
- One of only 50 examples built; serial no. 39
- Exclusively sold to Porsche Club of America (PCA) members
- Features the desirable X51 Carrera Power Kit
- Just over 3,050 actual miles
- Believed to be the only example sold to Canada
- An exceptional and very rare commemorative Porsche
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Porsche Club of America (PCA), Porsche crafted an exclusive 911 Carrera S Club Coupe for its members. The limited-edition model features a distinctive exterior color and unique interior styling, along with a number of commemorative touches and a more powerful and higher performing engine. Limited to an exclusive production run of just 50 cars initially made available to eligible PCA members, the Club Coupe was unveiled at PCA’s 50th annual Porsche Parade in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Club Coupe’s most distinguishing feature is the exclusive Azurro California finish. This paint scheme is a modern interpretation of azure blue, made popular on the 356 sports cars from when the PCA was founded 50 years ago. The rear portion of the standard center console is also painted to match. In addition to sport seats, the 911 Club Coupe’s standard interior features include black instrument dials and a sport steering wheel and gear shifter. Stainless steel doorsills incorporate the 911 Club Coupe logo, and each car bears a badge on the drivers’ side door trim indicating its individual serial number, this example being number 39 of 50 such models built.
The interior also features the Sport Chrono Package Plus, which enhances vehicle performance through a system that simultaneously alters elements of chassis, engine, and transmission. In addition to the ability to take performance to new heights, the Sport Chrono Package equips the vehicle with performance display, digital and analog stopwatches, and the Sport Plus button.
The Club Coupe is the first in the current generation of Porsche 911 sports cars to be equipped with the desirable X51 Power Kit. This option increases output of the 3.8-liter, flat-six cylinder Carrera S engine from 355 to 381 hp and peak torque from 295 to 306 ft. lbs., making it the most powerful non-turbocharged engine offered in a production 911 for North America at its time of release.
Distinguished by its carbon fiber air cleaner housing, the X51 Power Kit boosts performance through a series of engine enhancements, including a larger throttle body, optimized intake airflow, cylinder heads and exhaust manifold modifications, changes in the control unit, and the inclusion of a sport exhaust system. The result produces a 0–60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of an impressive 186 mph. The 911 Club Coupe is equipped with 19-in. wheels and tires, Porsche Stability Management (PSM), and Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) for optimal handling. The Sport Chrono Package Plus system is also featured as standard equipment.
The first production model of this vehicle (serial no. 01/50) was returned to the Porsche Museum in Germany, and one lucky PCA member won the 15th model in a sweepstakes drawing. The remaining 48 models were offered to randomly chosen PCA members who applied to purchase this extremely rare commemorative Porsche.
Presented today with 3,044 original miles, serial no. 39 has been stored in a climate-controlled glass container in its garage that was specifically made for this car, hidden from sunlight and the elements and stored under cover on tire cradles to prevent uneven tire wear. While in storage, the car has also been on a constant battery charge. The limited-edition Porsche has never seen rain, let alone a cloudy day. Furthermore, it retains every service record and document since it was ordered new, including the original window sticker for $151,500, original correspondence from Porsche to the first owner, correspondence with Pfaff Porsche, original agreement, window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original Club Coupe order guide with selected options, and original service invoices from Porsche.
This exceptionally rare 911 Club Coupe is a must-have for any die-hard PCA member. It is presented in as-new condition, with limited original mileage, and surely the finest such example available.