2005 Cayenne Turbo

Not your average Turbo, not your average Turbo price

Back when this 2005 Cayenne Turbo was new, I was working at Flemington Porsche slinging cars. Back then, the idea of a four-door Porsche was pure blasphemy, but they sold like hotcakes and kept the brand alive. I always enjoyed them, especially the Turbos, as they absolutely ripped.

This particular Cayenne Turbo rips more than your average Turbo as it is equipped with Porsche’s E81 Turbo Power Kit at a cost of $19,900, which was a major contributor to the $124,000 MSRP seen here. Other notable options on this example include 20” Cayenne Sport Design Wheels, Sports Tail Pipe, Pano Roof, and Rearview Camera w/ Park Assist. But what stands out even more is the 9,000 miles on the odometer.

The Basalt Black Metallic paint looks to be in very good condition as evidenced by the photos included in the gallery. The CarFax is clean and clear but paint meter readings are not included in the pictures. On the inside, the Havana & Sand Beige leather interior is super nice with high touch-point areas like the buttons, bolsters, and door sills appearing in excellent condition.

On top of the E81 Turbo Power Kit, this Cayenne has been further modified with RENNtech egine management software and has a solid service history with the most recent being a comprehensive service in November of 2023.

Usually, when I write about first-gen Turbo Cayennes, it’s because they are so cheap. But with only 9,000 miles and the E81 option, this one was bound for the upper regions of Cayenne Turbo price territory. It sold at a final bid of $45,500, which is a new five-year high for the model. No surprise here, and well bought for a “Cayenne Collector” when compared to the original MSRP.

Two things that go hand-in-hand? Porsche and watches. Every Porschephile I know is also a watch nerd. And like Porsches, watches can be enjoyed at all price points. 

On a recent visit to Pittsburgh, SML subscriber Allan S. tossed me his new Sheffield Allsport watch. Sheffield Watches is a reboot of an old dive watch brand founded in New York in the ‘50s that was synonymous with producing low-price point, quality watches. The weight of the stainless steel case felt robust, as did the feel of the screw-down crown and unidirectional bezel—definitely quality. As for price point, the Sheffield diver punches way above its weight at $108. You can’t buy more watch for the money, period. 

And that’s what Sheffield Watches’ founder Jay Turkbas set out to accomplish, reviving the brand's ethos and creating a watch synonymous with quality, technology, and affordability. Taking inspiration from his original Sheffield watch from the ’70s and his 30-plus years of experience in product development and innovation, he knocked it out of the park with a durable watch capable of exploring the depths of the ocean one day and cars & coffee the next. And all at a price point equivalent to the $13 the watch originally cost back then. Take a moment to give Sheffield Watches a look. I know you’ll be just as impressed as I am.

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