Exterior photo of 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (997.1)

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (997.1)



Price: SOLD

Mileage: 45,100 Miles

Engine: 3.8-Liter Flat-6 Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Midnight Blue Metallic Exterior

Interior: Stone Grey Full Leather Interior

Additional features:

Metropol Blue Top

Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)

Instrument Dials in Silver

Bose High-End Sound Package

Navigation for PCM

3-Spoke Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Bi-Xenon Headlights

Front Fog Lights

Rear Fog Lights

Power Memory Seats

Self-Dimming Mirrors

Headlight Washer

Floor Mats in Stone Grey Color

Wheel Caps with Colored Crest

19-Inch Carrera S “Lobster Claw” Wheels

Michelin Pilot Sport N2 High-Performance Tires

Clean Carfax

2-Owner Florida/Georgia Car


2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (997.1) exterior photo

The world is a better place thanks to the 997 Porsche 911—at least the world of those who care about Porsche 911s. The 997 was Porsche’s reconciliation for the dramatic departure that it made with the 996 911. When the air-cooled age ended with the legendary 993, its successor, the 996 had herculean shoes to fill. When it lacked the personality of the air-cooled (and how could it not have), it stoked fears that Porsche had lost its way. It wasn’t that the 996 was bad (in fact, it was excellent); we just weren’t ready for the change it brought. The 997 put those fears to rest, and in the eyes of many, steered the 911 ship back on course. The 997 featured refined, yet classic styling, better materials and build quality, and proper headlights. As time has marched on, the 997 has become the sweet spot of the water-cooled 911-era, striking a wonderful balance of modern amenities without compromising the proper 911 driving experience.


 exterior photo

This 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Midnight Blue Metallic over Stone Grey Full Leather, with only 45,100 miles, is a beautiful color combination. It stands out from the typical white, black, and silver colors that most 911s are finished in. Notable options include the Porsche Active Stability Management (PASM), Bose High-End Sound Package, full leather, silver instrument dials, self-dimming mirrors, and 19-inch “lobster claw” Carrera S wheels. The original MSRP was $106,840 in 2008 money! It was originally allocated by Brumos Motor Cars in Jacksonville, Florida, for a Tourist Delivery. Once coming to the United States, it remained in Jacksonville under the original owner until April of 2022, when it was sold to a Glen Shelly regular by Porsche Jacksonville. He brought it to Colorado for a summer car in Vail, then traded it into us for a BMW M3. The Carfax shows frequent and regular services by Brumos throughout the first owners’ tenure, meeting or exceeding the factory maintenance schedule. As a result, during our inspection, we couldn’t find much to gripe about. We did an oil service, engine and cabin air filters, and replaced the serpentine belt. We also replaced the driver’s door handle. We bore-scoped it for cylinder bore scoring, as we do with every 997, and they showed no scoring (pictures are included in the records binder). The Carfax is clean, and our paint gauge report shows 3-4 mils over the entirety of the car, with the exception of the driver’s door, which is 5-6 mils. As it sits, this is an outlier 997.1 Carrera S Cabriolet that stands out from the typical example. We are proud to have it at the hangar and are excited to find the person who will tell the next chapter of its story.


2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet (997.1) exterior photo

The Midnight Blue Metallic paint is in excellent condition with minimal flaws. However, close scrutiny does show minor imperfections; the worst being moderate rock chipping on the lower front bumper cover. The lower rockers and rear wheel arches also have lighter rock chipping. The paint gauges at 3-4 mils over the majority of the car, except for the driver’s door, which gauges at 5-6 mils. The Metropol Blue convertible top has some visible wear but is presentable. It functions correctly up and down. The VIN sticker and other warning stickers are present. All trim is in good condition; the lower windshield cowling has light UV fade. The headlight lenses are crystal clear, but the fog lights have light pitting. The taillight lenses are very nice. The windshield is crack-free but does have some minimal pitting. The wheels are almost perfect, with one area of small curb rash on each rear wheel. They are wrapped Michelin Pilot Sport N2 tires with 8/32s tread remaining and 2020/2021 DOT dates.


 interior photo

The Stone Grey Full leather is in consistently excellent condition. There are no odors, and it has never been smoked in. The carpet has no rips or tears, and the factory floor mats are presentable. Typical 997 plastic wear areas like the center console trim and door switch surround panels have only minimal wear. There is also some visible wear on the door sills. The dashboard leather is very nice. The multimedia screen and instrument cluster have no blown-out pixels, and there are no warning lights. All interior functions, options, power accessories, and controls work correctly. The steering wheel leather is excellent, as are the trim and airbag cover. The volume knobs and HVAC rocker switchers are presentable. The shift knob is very nice, as is the emergency brake handle. The seats are very nice, with only a hint of bolster creasing on the driver’s side outer bolster. The rear seats are in excellent shape, likely having never been used. The frunk carpet is clean, and there are no odors. The owners’ manuals are present, and two key FOBs are included.


 engine photo

This 911 has clearly been well cared for, and we did the list outlined in the summary paragraph to bring it up to par. The M97 engine starts on command, idles smoothly, and pulls very strongly to redline (once the oil temp is warmed up, of course). There are no warning lights, and it has no leaks or seeps. Our borescope revealed no bore scoring. The exhaust pipes show no excessive carbon build-up. The clutch take-up is correct and does not slip. The shifter is tight and precise. The brakes are strong, with plenty of life remaining. The suspension bushings are tight, and the suspension strikes the perfect balance between compliance and sport. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado. We look forward to finding a new owner who will enjoy and care for it for years to come.

VIN Decode

 exterior photo

VIN Decode

  • 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
  • Division: PCNA
  • VIN: WP0CB29958S776788
  • Production Date: 2/1/2008
  • In-Service Date: 3/6/2008
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Stone Grey Full Leather

Notable Equipment

  • 997-320 Carrera S Cabriolet
  • 023 Instrument Cluster Dials in Silver
  • 268 Rain Sensor
  • 267 Self-Dimming Mirrors
  • 403 19” Carrera S Wheels
  • 424 CD Storage Box
  • 435 Sport Steering Wheel
  • 437 Standard Seats
  • 465 Rear Fog Light, Left
  • 475 Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM)
  • 480 Manual Transmission
  • 573 Automatic Climate Control
  • 672 Navigation Module for PCM
  • 680 Bose Surround Sound System
  • 810 Floor Mats in Interior Color
  • DF Stone Grey Full Leather
  • E9 Midnight Blue Metallic
  • P15 Power Seat Package
  • TD5 Tourist Delivery
  • V4 Cabriolet Roof- Metropol Blue
  • 3-Spoke Steering Wheel Leather