2005 911 Turbo S Cabriolet 6-Speed

Like the rest of the 996 market, the Turbo S is bouncing back

To close out production on the 996 Turbo, Porsche introduced the 996 Turbo S which included the X51 package producing 450 horsepower as well as PCCB brakes and Aluminum accents in the interior. Only 1,563 examples (600 Coupes and 963 Cabriolets) were produced during its short two-year run making the Turbo S a fairly rare car.

This 2005 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is finished in Arctic Silver Metallic over Black Supple Leather and shows just 44,000 miles on the odometer. It comes from the factory lightly optioned with items like Heated Seats and Stainless Steel Exhaust Pipes and has been modified with 19” Champion Motorsports wheels.

The exterior of the car is in good condition with only the front bumper noted as being painted and even paint meter readings around the rest of the body. The interior looks just as good only showing slight creases in the seats, which is common for Supple Leather. Missing from the auction, though, are service records and pictures of the top in the down position. Odd.

After a five-year high of $151,000 for a 14,800-mile example sold in March of last year, the market for Turbo S Cabs started to slide with several no-sales and winning bids in the $65k to $84k range. But like other 996 Turbos, the market looks to be turning for Turbo S Cabs as our Spotlight car sold at a final bid of $90,500. Strong, considering it has the highest mileage we’ve seen on a Turbo S Cab. in the last year. Well sold.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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