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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997)

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£24,448

  • Mileage~76,086
  • TransmissionTiptronic
  • Engine3.8L
  • LocationStirling

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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997)

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Introduction

Adam Purrier
Consigner

The 911 is the result of decades worth of automotive evolution - its the only sports car you'll ever need and arguably the 997 is one of the best incarnations.

The all-wheel-drive 4S version of the 997 generation Porsche 911 arrived on the scene in 2005, quickly establishing itself as a firm favourite for those who found the motorsports version a little too extreme. Porsche actually developed the 997 cabriolet version before the coupe, creating a purpose-designed car, not one created as an afterthought. The heady combination of topless motoring combined with the upgraded 3.8-litre engine, active suspension management and uprated brakes, gave the Cabriolet a distinct character all of its own.

This well-maintained 2008 car is finished in Slate Grey metallic and fitted with the robust Tiptronic gearbox. Presented with a set of recently fitted Porsche option 19” Turbo 1 alloys to complement a very tidy body presentation, the car shows evidence of being well looked after by its successive owners.

The car comes with full leather interior coupled some great options like Bose sound, together with a robust servicing history and it also has an MOT to September 2023.

This listing was written from information supplied by Adam after meeting Stuart the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

When I was 12 I told my parents that I would own a Porsche by the time I reached 40 - I've been lucky enough to tick that box a few times over now.

Stuart's passion for the Porsche brand goes back to when he was a child and kept the belief that he would own one by the time he was 40. Stuart is delighted to tell us he actually owned three by this time, and so ticked the box a few times.

Unfortunately, Stuart is only selling this car due to serious health reasons, meaning it is no longer practical for him to use. To say this is a difficult sale for Stuart is an understatement - he's loved the car and has enjoyed his time with it and would absolutely not be selling if he didn't have to.

Stuart is on hand to answer any questions you may have in the comments.

Stuart
Vehicle Owner

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Exterior

The unmistakable styling shouts out quality and desire - the 997 is up there with the Stuttgart greats.

Wheels and Tyres

The car has been upgraded with a set of Porsche option 19” Turbo 1 alloys, which are in excellent condition. They are complemented by a full set of Pirelli P-Zero tyres, all of which look in good shape with a healthy amount of tread - the rear items date from 2021 and the front ones are from 2018.

Bodywork

The structural aspect of the car should give plenty of confidence to the next owner, with no outstanding signs of age or damage observed. The body panels flow perfectly with even door shut lines. The doors open and close with no issues and the car is free from any knocks or dents.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

The paint finish is even and consistent throughout the car with no visible differences in colour in any light.

Being picky, there are some signs of slightly mottled paint finish with some light areas of micro blistering that's notable around the Porsche logo on the bonnet, which may suggest that panel has seen some paint work in the past - you do have to look hard for this and catch the light right.

The car is otherwise free of scuffs or any other paint flaws.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The glass is in good shape, with no chips or damage, and the windscreen is in line with a car of this age and mileage.

The driver-side glass window drop-down action when you pull on the door handle will need a reset, as you'll see in the video.

The exterior trim, headlamps and taillights are clean with no significant damage.

Interior

A back-to-basic aesthetics highlights the 997s cabin, with an added element of luxury.

Seats and Carpets

The front leather seats display well, with the expected age-related marks, but no significant damage.

The backs of the front seats do show minor marks and indentations and these are repeated on the back seats but all are free of any significant issues.

The headlining is in good shape and free of problems.

Dashboard

The facia, dashboard and centre console plastics have lasted well, with no outstanding observations of damage or excessive wear.

All of the controls are said to work, although the interior front luggage catch isn’t currently functioning and can only be opened via a key.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The steering wheel and gear lever are in good order, and generally free of any damage - they look to be in line with the age / mileage of the car.

Mechanics

The all-wheel-drive makes the most of the tactility and rewards of driving a Porsche 911.

Engine and Gearbox

The cold start did not pose any issues for the car, it starts up with no issues and no warning lights remained on as the engine idled - no leaks were seen on the day and no reported issues with the Tiptronic shifts.

The engine present well, with evidence of good maintenance in the history file.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension felt reassuring during the drive, with no rattles or squeaks.

The brakes slow and stops the car with reassurance and no reported issues by the owner.

The Drive

The combination of the punchy 380 bhp 3.8-litre flat-six and superb grip makes this one of the more sought-after normally aspirated 997 models, and thanks to its all-wheel-drive the 4S is reassuring for day-to-day driving. One of the notable aspects of the 997's many talents is the sophisticated modern ride, comfortable to be driven every day or on a long journey, but can ease into the challenges of a track day in its stride.

Sadly the On-the-Road video that we took became corrupted and we couldn't extract / upload the content to this listing, however, Adam (the photographer) went on on a short drive with Jo (Stuart's wife) and confirmed the car performed very well indeed. On the 5 mile or so trip it came up to temperate nicely, the oil pressure remained high and the car felt good - a regular service schedule has ensured that the car is mechanically fit. There were no knock or rattles felt / heard from the suspension and also no rattles / squeaks noted from any of the interior components. The car accelerated well, went through all the gears and stopped without fault.

Electrics and Other

The PCM functions and PASM dampers are both said to function perfectly. The car has an aftermarket entertainment unit fitted by Pioneer, Stuart has the original head unit from Porsche which will be included in the sale.

The soft top roof mechanism operates like clockwork, with no strains heard from the motors - please see the video.

History and Paperwork

The invoices are highlighted by regular servicing and almost £4k's worth of spending since 2019.

The car has a good service history record, with stamps roughly every two years since the car left the showroom. There is a healthy stack of invoices, with a bill and service from 2022 for £1,000, and a previous invoice from 2019, documenting new cooling parts, a new oil separator and an air-con condenser totalling £3,850.

The car has an MOT to September 2023 and comes with two keys.

The personal plate of R99 BCH is currently fitted to the car and this will be removed prior to completion of the sale as it's not included.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
22-09-2022 MOT 75,206
12-01-2022 Service 74,010
29-09-2021 MOT 73,162
19-02-2021 MOT 70,205
25-02-2020 MOT 70,022
06-11-2019 Service 69,103
25-02-2019 MOT 61,742
12-02-2018 MOT 49,042
12-02-2018 Service 49,042
28-02-2017 MOT 37,856
01-03-2016 Service 28,025
16-02-2016 MOT 28,004
05-02-2015 MOT 26,698
11-02-2014 MOT 22,639
27-01-2014 Service 22,627
30-01-2013 MOT 19,612
30-01-2012 MOT 17,050
25-01-2012 Service 17,001
01-02-2011 MOT 13,244
09-02-2010 Service 9,564
Key Details
  • Model911 Carrera 4S
  • TransmissionFive-Speed Tiptronic Auto
  • Reg. Date17-01-2008
  • CC3824
  • Mileage~76,086
  • HistoryExcellent
  • ColourSlate Grey
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ99Z8S771249
  • Engine #68806370
  • Last Service12-01-2022
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes - Exp. 28-09-2023
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes - All Clear
  • Former Keepers7
  • Tyre TreadVery Good
  • Tyre BrandPirelli P-Zero
  • Tyre Age2021/2018
  • # of Keys2
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned18 months
  • Key FeatureWell Looked After
  • Auction ID1292







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15 Comments
Adam56
Admin
1 year ago

*** RESERVE MET*** The car will be sold to the highest bidder tonight. Good luck all, Adam TC

LancasterP
LancasterP
1 year ago

Thanks for responding so close to the end. I hear what you say. You have to look at all signs of money needing spending from a buyers point of view. If you say there is no contamination between coolant and oil. Then that would help simply why the coolant might be low. Thanks and best of luck. Your response will dictate if I bid.

LancasterP
LancasterP
1 year ago

Hi

The car appears to be running low on coolant, which is a potential sign of head gasket failure. This is concerning as the car has just been serviced. Please will you comment on any fluid leaks like this, particularly contamination with the engine oil. I had a similar tell on a previous 3.8 997 and the solution involved taking the engine out as a starting point ! Several thousand ££££. Don’t mean to scare anyone off, just want to get assurance from the seller on this. Thanks

jwkd
jwkd
1 year ago

Has IMS bearing been replaced?

macky
macky
1 year ago

Hi

Have you had the IMS checked ? Any issues with bore scoring? I know it was a cold day when the video was taken, does the engine smoke when warmed up? Have you ever had it checked or changed the fuel injectors?

Cheers

Steve

paul66
paul66
1 year ago

Hi Stuart, could you comment upon replacement clutch,IMS bearing and borescope as I have not found any reference in the document pack. Many Thanks

paul66
paul66
  RStuart
1 year ago

Thanks Stuart, yes no clutch in the tiptronic gear box??

Piltdown64
Piltdown64
1 year ago

Hi. There is quite a bit of denting/damage to the back of the front seats, particularly the back of the passenger seat, which has a severe dent, and also damage to the rear seats, particularly the drivers side. There is also a comment in one of the documents regarding the base of the rear seats appearing to have been wet for some time. Can you please clarify as to how the damage occurred.