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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997.1)

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  • Mileage~131,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine3.8L
  • LocationLiverpool


2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (997.1)

Now available for sale


Kevin Jacutan
Professional Consigner

The timeless 911 offers half a century of technical refinement, and the C4S variant is arguably perfect all year round.

The as with every Porsche 911, the 997 is an evolution of the preceding model, the most obvious elements being the replacement of the old fried egg headlamps back to the more traditional 911 front-end. The 911's key to success has always been around the careful evolution to include the latest technology and ever-increasing levels of performance while retaining the essence of what made these rear engined cars so great.

This 4S version was offered with additional power from the increased displacement 3.8L engine, and those all important wider hips, what a look. Coming out of ~2.5 years ownership, triple black colourway, the car has just been serviced by a specialist and comes with a book full of OPC stamps before that.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kevin after meeting Richard the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Cars run in the family, and I'm lucky enough to have owned a wide range of sporty machines.

Richard loves his cars, he's had a collection that spans from sporty coupes like this C4S, to powerful luxury saloons like the Alpina B12. He's used the car regularly over the past few years, putting ~6,000 miles on it. When not in use, he keeps the car at a professional storage facility as pictured.

The cars had a solid amount of regular main dealer servicing from OPCs, and Richard has just had it serviced by a specialist ensuring the new buyer of this car can start enjoying it from the get go. Richard will be more than happy to answer any of your questions in the comments below.

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Classic headlights, Basalt Black paint, and that all important wider rear-end.

Wheels and Tyres

The Carrera 4S all-wheel-drive had a sporty 19" upgrade in the shape of the "lobster claw" wheells. They look in great condition with no major marks, or curbing to note. If we're being really picky the Porsche badge centres are starting to lose some paint.

The tyres also look in great condition, wrapped in premium Bridgestone rubber with plenty of tread to enjoy this summer, please take a look at the photos and videos to see for yourself.


In coupe form, the silhouette of the 997 is still true to the original 911 heritage. 44mm wider on the rear, it makes all the difference on the visuals on this car.

Exactly what you would expect from a lovely example that has been well kept over the years, the bodywork is in great condition. Panel gaps look true and tight, the shut lines along the doors, boot and bonnet likewise with no signs of accident repair damage.


We really like the Basalt Black paint on this 997.1, it pairs nicely with the black leather interior and gives the car a timeless and popular look. The paint is even in coverage and colour across each panel.

We did notice some very minor stone chips on the front bumper, and the rear wheels arches appear to have a few minor marks, and some very faint scratches to the roof (these will be remedied before sale), please take a look at the exterior photos for a closer look at the body work on this example.

Glass and Trim

The trim looks to be in great condition all around the car. Looking closely at the rubbers and glass lenses which also look in great condition with no discolouration, cracks or damage. The glass also looks good with no chips or damage inline with the rest of the car.


A step up from the 996 cabin, in this 997.1 the black leather paired with Galvano Silver flourishes gives it a smart and timeless appeal.

Seats and Carpets

Black on black, the seats look great and in line with their age and mileage, holding their original shape. There are also some minor marks to the back of the seats.

The original Porsche carpets are present and look in good condition. View the images to see the detail.


The dashboard has stood the test of time very well with high-quality materials used throughout, keeping it looking smart and fresh.

The centre console and dials, gauges, appear inline with a well-looked after Porsche, considering the mileage and year.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The leather wrapped multi-function steering wheel and 5-speed automatic gear stick appear in excellent condition, please take a look through the extensive photos and videos to see the detail up close.


3.8L litres of joy, squeezed into the rear of this 4 wheel drive coupe.

Engine and Gearbox

An increased displacement of the engine (to 3.8L) offered the Carrera 4S new levels of power. With a 0-60 time of 4.5s and 380bhp on tap at any time, this nimble little sports car will not hang about. The car puts up a very good fight against its competitors.

Please watch the cold start video to see the car starting with no fuss at all.

Suspension and Brakes

The 4S was given upgraded braking from the 911 turbo, allowing it to stop in phenomenal times and distances.

The car also received lowered suspension with PASM, Porsche's active suspension management, i.e dynamically adjustable dampers. Please take a look at the photos and videos for a closer look underneath this car.

The Drive

This is a car that just wants to be driven, we love a 911, especially a fast one. The 4 wheel drive system is heavily biased on the rear, only deploying more power to the front when things get a bit hairy at the rear!

Richard assures us the car drives beautifully and fault-free and mentions the four-wheel-drive system is great and really has to be driven to fully appreciated, another great evolution of the 911.

Electrics and Other

The Carrera 4S comes very well equipped as standard, bi-xenon headlights, sports exhaust, upgraded braking, 19" wheels, Porsche's active suspension management, aircon and sat-nav.

Richard reports the all the electrics are fully working to his knowledge.

History and Paperwork

An iconic Porsche 911 Carrera 4S with wide body styling, triple black colourway, just serviced and a book full of OPC stamps.

Richard has had this car for ~2.5 years, and has just had a service completed by his local specialist OCD Porsche in preparation for sale. All other service stamps bar the last were with an Official Porsche Centre (OPC), it's a car that is ready for a new owner to enjoy. Please take a look to see all the original paperwork which comes with the car.

A full list of options on this car are as follows; C16 - UK Supplied, XCL/XCN/XCY - Galvano Silver interior trim, XLF - Sports Exhaust, XXF - Red tail lights, XV1 - Leather defroster trim, X70 - Stainless steer door entry plates with logo, 249 - Tiptronic transmission, 267 - Auto-dimming mirrors, 268 - Rain sensor, 375/376 - 2 way electrical adjustable seats, 431/432 - Multi-function wheel with Tiptronic control.

We have carried out checks on; Seller ID, V5, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
24.03.2021 MOT 131,291
17.03.2021 Service 131,269
13.03.2020 MOT 126,851
25.02.2019 MOT 122,516
30.08.2018 Service (MD) 116,437
06.02.2018 MOT 111,939
11.04.2017 Service (MD) 99,406
08.02.2017 MOT 96,912
18.02.2016 MOT 83,655
07.12.2015 Service (MD) 80,733
03.02.2015 MOT 69,640
21.08.2014 Service (MD) 62,559
05.02.2014 MOT 55,023
24.04.2013 Service (MD) 43,090
07.02.2013 MOT 55,023
08.02.2012 MOT 24,811
08.02.2012 Service (MD) 24,808
01.03.2011 MOT 11,915
22.02.2010 Service (MD) 6,547
Key Details
  • ModelCarrera 4S
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date01.03.2008
  • CC3,800
  • Mileage~131,000
  • ColourBasalt Black
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ99Z8S722977
  • Engine #68809054
  • MOTYes. Exp - 23.03.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers3
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~2.5 years
  • Key FeatureWide-body C4S

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