997 Carrera S for Sale Offers GT3-lite Experience and Price Tag
High mileage and modified, this Porsche 911 Carrera S is a real driver, and ready for more thanks to a newer engine replacement.
It perhaps comes as no surprise to regular readers, but here at 6SpeedOnline, we kind of have a thing for the 997 Porsche 911. It’s the right size, packed with a hoist of reliable naturally-aspirated flat-six engine choices, and manual transmissions were commonplace. So, naturally, we keep on our eyes on the used market.
So, when we found this rear-wheel drive, manual transmission Carrera S, complete with GT3-inspired modifications for sale on Craigslist, we felt it necessary to share.
Let’s go over the basics, first. This 2006 Carrera S is, obviously a 997.1 car, with a clean title and 109,000 miles on the odometer. We weren’t kidding when we said it’s a driver. However, as you will find in the rather detailed ad, that mileage shouldn’t be an issue for many years to come.
As per the seller, an honest list of pros and cons is written in the ad:
- Clean title
- 6 Speed Manual
- Had a new engine put in around 53k by Porsche of Woodland Hills, so the engine only has 55k miles while the chassis has 109k (I have paperwork proving it was replaced)
- H & R Lowering Springs
- 19″ Avant Garde Wheels 19×8.5 ET 45 and 19×11 ET52 wrapped in Bridgestone 235/35/19 in the front and 295/30/19 in the rear (plastidipped aluminum and are red underneath)
- VIS Racing replica FRP GT3 bumper and lip
- Replica FRP GT3RS wing (the end tips on the wing are plasti dipped red but are color matched underneath, the wing stands are plasti dipped black but are silver underneath).
- Both the trunk, third brake light delete and front bumper were professional installed and painted by Strassesport
- OEM third brake light delete off a 997.1 turbo
- *I will include the stock third brake light, stock wing, stock front bumper, stock springs and aftermarket car cover with the sale of the car*
- One of the bulbs need to be replaced on the driverside light
- The error for the third brake light on the trunk comes on due to the car having a fixed wing now (fixable by having the dealer code it out or possibly using a durametric)
- The driverside door handle is loose (common problem I believe the diy isn’t hard and is fairly inexpensive)
- The lip is cracked at the bottom due to exiting some driveways (the car is lowered it’s bound to happen, new polyurethane lips are about $100 on eBay)
Like we said, this seller is rather detailed about their ride. However, with an asking price of $33,500, they should be. It’s an excellent price for a 997, but it’s also a lot to take in. We really dig the GT3 RS-inspired upgrades, but know that it may not be everyone’s cup of tea.
So, 6Speeders, what do you think about this 997? Nice price or on to the next one?