The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 219
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
$112,000 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Stunning black over black combination
- Just under 13,000 miles from new
- The most desirable convertible of the 996-generation
- Includes original owner’s manuals and leather folio
- Porsche Production Specification certificate
Providing a healthy boost in terms of both performance and exclusivity, the 996-generation 911 Turbo S was introduced in 2004, right at the tail end of that generation’s production cycle. These cars remained similar to the 996 Turbo but boasted a few significant upgrades. Chief amongst these were the X50 performance package, which brought output to 450 bhp. To help rein in all that power, all Turbo S models were fitted with the Porsche carbon-ceramic brakes, as well as a CD changer. That added performance was a result of fitting larger turbochargers along with improved intercoolers. Sixty miles per hour could be achieved from a standstill in 4.1 seconds and would lead to a top speed of 190 mph. Roughly 980 Turbo S cars were built, only 300 of which were cabriolets.
Built in December 2004 for the 2005 model year, this 911 Turbo S Cabriolet was finished in Black over a matching Black full leather interior with a matching Black convertible top. Luxuriously equipped, it was outfitted with heated front seats with lumbar support and supple leather front and rear, a thicker steering wheel, black floor mats, stainless steel exhaust pipes, an aluminum-look instrument panel, and a sport shifter, amongst other options.
According to its accompanying CARFAX report, the car was delivered new to New York and sold to its first owner in January 2005 in Southampton. Remaining with its first owner for three years, the car accumulated only 3,923 miles during that time and was sold to its second owner, also of Long Island. During this time, it was serviced regularly by Porsche of Roslyn. Remaining with its second owner until August 2011, at which point it had accumulated 8,400 miles from new. The car passed through two more subsequent owners, both also residing on Long Island. Acquired by the fourth owner in January 2013, it presents today in very well-preserved and maintained condition.
The highest performance convertible available in the 996-generation, even 13 years after the last Turbo S Cabriolet left the factory, it can hold its own against most modern performance cars produced today. This would be a wonderful car to drive and enjoy, combining performance and practicality as only a 911 can.