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2010 Porsche 911 Carrera (997.2)

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 112,100 Miles

Engine: 3.6-Liter DFI Flat-6 Engine MA102 Engine

Transmission: 7-Speed Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Transmission

Exterior color: Black Exterior (L041)

Interior: Black Standard Leather Interior (AN)

Additional features:

Sport Chrono Package Plus

Automatic Extending Rear Spoiler

Bi-Xenon Self-Leveling Headlights

LED Daytime Running Lights

LED Taillights

Model Insignia Delete

Power Sunroof

3-Spoke Leather Steering Wheel

Bose High End Sound Package

PCM 6.5” Screen w/ Touch Controls

CD/DVD/MP3

XM Satellite Radio

Bluetooth

On-Board Computer

Automatic Climate Control

Power Memory Seats w/ Lumbar Support

Heated Seats

Door Entry w/ Model Logo

Porsche Carpet Floor Mats

19-Inch Turbo Wheels

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires

Background

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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 the 996 lacked the personality of the air-cooled cars (and how could it not have), it stoked the fear that Porsche had lost its way. It wasn’t that the 996 was bad (in fact it was excellent), many enthusiasts just weren’t ready for the change that 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, significantly improved build quality, and proper headlights. In 2009, Porsche released the second-generation 997 (the 997.2) featuring subtle exterior and interior revisions along with the direct injection (DFI) engines that were free of the intermediate shaft bearing (IMS) issues of the 996 and early 997s. The 997.2 was produced at roughly half the volume of the 997.1, making them rarer in comparison. As the evolution of the Porsche 911 has crept ever forward, the 997.2 strikes perfect balance of modern and classic in the water-cooled timeline.

Summary

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This 2010 997.2 Porsche 911 Carrera represents one of the best values possible in the current market. Finished in Black over Black Standard Leather and tastefully optioned with the PDK gearbox, Sport Chrono Package Plus, Bose High End Sound system, and 19-Inch Turbo wheels. With 112,100 miles it has been enjoyed, but clearly loved by its owners. The condition isn’t perfect, but it wears its miles exceptionally well, a testament to the 997.2 build quality. It was originally delivered by Jim Ellis Porsche of Atlanta and remained in Georgia for its early years before living in Texas, Southern California, and North Carolina before we brought it to Colorado. The Carfax shows regular services, the majority of which have been done at Porsche dealers. It also shows several incidences of damages; a paint gauge report (included in the records) shows that the majority of panels have been repainted. The overall condition is very good (thoroughly detailed below), which suits the driver-quality mission of this 997.2 perfectly—presentable enough to be proud of, but flawed enough to use without guilt. In preparation for sale, we had a pre-purchase inspection completed by independent specialists Autosport Werks, which showed no codes or open squawks. As it sits, this is fantastic opportunity for 997.2 ownership in a market that moved out of sensible reach for many people. That is what attracted us to it, and we are excited to offer that opportunity to a new owner who will enjoy it for the next chapter of its story. We will also include a Porsche Club membership with the sale.

Exterior

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The exterior of this 997.2 is very presentable, but it does have the typical flaws and imperfections that would be expected of its age and miles. The Black paint is in good condition, but there are moderate rock chips on the hood and lower front bumper cover. There are three separate instances of damage on the Carfax, with all panels but the roof, passenger door, and passenger rear quarter panels being repainted. The match is nearly perfect and the re-painted panels gauge at between 5 and 9 mils, with one double digit area in the left front fender. The exterior trim is in good condition with only slight UV fade on the windshield cowling piece. The windshield glass has moderate pitting and a few larger pits, but no cracks. The headlight lenses are in similar condition, with moderate pitting, but not cracks. The taillight lenses are slightly opaque, but have no cracks or condensation inside. The Turbo wheels are in excellent shape with no curb rash. They are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires; the rear tire tread depth is at the wear bars, the front tires have about 30% tread remaining. We have accounted for tires in the price and are happy to mount the tires of your choice for additional expense.

Interior

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Overall the interior is in great shape. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. There are no rips or tears in the carpet and the factory floor mats are in good shape. The steering wheel leather is good shape with no failed stitching and the leather is still soft to the touch. The gauges all function correctly. The alcantara headliner is in excellent condition. The door cards are clean, but the window switch and driver’s door handle surround has the typical 997 wear on the plastic trim. The heat blows hot and the air-conditioning blows cold. The Bose stereo sounds excellent. There is more typical 997 wear on the center console trim, the door sills, and the painted areas of both seat hinges. The driver’s seat has minor creasing and minor wear of the finish on the outer bolster; the passenger seat is excellent. All interior functions, options, power accessories, and controls work correctly, however the sunroof close switch can be finicky. The rear spoiler actuates correctly with the switch and on speed. The multimedia screen and instrument cluster have no blown-out pixels. The cup holders are functional. The frunk carpet is clean. One key FOB is included with the car; the owners’ manuals are not present.

Mechanical

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Independent Porsche specialists Autosport Werks found little to gripe about on their mechanical inspection. Their list consisted of the rear tires (noted above), wiper blades, and a potential right front wheel bearing that may need attention in the not-so-near future, but they were not ablet obtain a clear diagnosis. There were no stored faults or PDK transmission codes, nor was there any exccessive carbon build up noted. The MA102 engine starts on command, idles smoothly, and pulls very strongly to redline (once the oil temp is warmed up, of course). It does not smoke. There are no mechanical warning lights. It has no significant leaks or seeps. The PDK shifts smoothly and is known to be a considerably more reliable than Porsche’s Tiptronic gearbox. The suspension and steering are tight, and there are no clunks or noises. The brakes are fantastic; there is a visible lip on the rotors, but there is plenty of run-out remaining. Brake pad thickness is 7mm front and 6.5mm rear. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
  • Division: PCNA
  • VIN: WP0AA299AS706190
  • Prod DATE: 6-1-2008
  • Engine: MA102
  • Transmission: PDK
  • Color: L041 Black
  • Interior: AN Standard Leather Seats in Black