- Chassis # WPOAD29987S784870
- Finished In Slate Grey Metallic
- Showing A Clean CARFAX And Only 2 Owners From New
- Just 59,908 Miles
- Meticulous Service History From New
- Sale Includes Original Window Sticker, Factory Manuals, Available Service Records, Factory Head Unit, And More
In 2006, Porsche revealed the new 997 Turbo at the Geneva Motor Show, featuring completely new styling, a relief to most, as well as increased power and performance. The 3.6L twin-turbocharged engine was revised to produce 480bhp in comparison to 415bhp from the previous model. The 0 to 60mph time was whittled down to just 3.5 seconds which is not far off from a Carrera GT. So, the performance was certainly there but what excited potential buyers the most was the change in the styling as the previous 996 was not very well received in the looks department. However, the new 997 definitely screamed Porsche with rounded headlamps, sloped back, and more concise rear tail lamps. With the aesthetics now sorted and the already superb performance of the 996 enhanced to make the 997 a more pungent road car, the 997 generation of 911s was a resounding success for Porsche.
The example on offer is a 2007 Porsche Turbo, chassis number WPOAD29987S784870, a 59,908 mile, two-owner example that has seen regular and careful use and has been maintained accordingly. According to the CARFAX report, this car was originally owned in Connecticut before being passed into the hands of the current owner in 2015 who resides here in Pennsylvania. In addition, the report lists no accidents or discrepancies during the life of this example. This Porsche Turbo has been left in its stock specifications, still sporting its original, untainted slate grey metallic paint, and black leather interior.
It is clear that the cosmetic condition of this example is up to par which also proves true about the mechanical condition. This particular car has been regularly and thoroughly maintained, having detailed service records from new, always being serviced by a Porsche dealer. The receipts denote routine synthetic oil changes and maintenance checks with no system left unattended to. With that in mind, there is no surprise that this example is in correct working order, having no issues to report. The most recent service receipts from February of 2022 show some cosmetic work as well as work to the turbo system, carried out by marque specialist Christopher Radbill.
The Porsche 997 Turbo is one of the most refined variants of the Turbo models and this example is a wonderfully kept car that is in like-new condition. This modern supercar delivers awesome performance paired with modern-day comfort while sporting that classic 911 styling. The 997 Turbo is a powerhouse that you can use every day without having to compromise on looks or performance. This low-mile example is cosmetically well kept, mechanically sound, and ready for its next custodian to enjoy. Offered with this sale are the factory head unit, books, available service records, original window sticker, air pump, and Porsche battery tender.
body and paint
The Slate Grey Metallic paint is consistent across the car, with great color and shine still present. The paint meters consistent all the way around which leaves us confident in saying that this example has never had any paintwork or incidents that required paintwork. There are a few spots with some chipping or slight dings in the clear bra that are consistent with the mileage and regular usage. Most of these are in the clear bra itself and could be rectified with replacement of the clear bra, however, care must be taken in order to not damage the paint when removing the clear bra. For a better idea of these blemishes please see the detailed photos above. The body itself is straight and smooth with proper gaps and good fitment of all panels. There is a very small ding on the driver's side door that has not broken the paint. There is an aftermarket camera system mounted to both the front bumper and the rear license plate frame.
glass and trim
Both the glass and trim remain in excellent order, with all the glass appearing to be original to the car and the trim not showing any issues of note. Headlights and taillights are likewise in good order with no issues to note.
The now-iconic Turbo-specific wheels remain in good condition and are in line with being original and the indicated mileage. The passenger side rear wheel shows some minor curbing as well as peeling on the center cap. The rest of the wheels are clean and tidy, with some minor water spotting but nothing else major to report.
seats and surfaces
The black leather interior serves to complement the understated exterior in a fantastic way. It remains in good condition with some signs of wear indicative of the mileage and overall normal usage. There is some scratching and wearing of the finish in high traffic areas such as above the driver's side window regulators, the driver’s side sill, the ignition surround, and the center console. The driver's side seat shows some creasing of the bolster but seating surfaces remain smooth and free of any major issues. The gauges are clean, clear, and easily readable. The remaining buttons and switches appear in good cosmetic order. The headliner is tight and free of any blemishes.
functionality and accessories
Overall it appears that everything in the interior functions as it should and remains in good cosmetic and mechanical condition. There is an aftermarket Alpine double din head unit mounted but the factory head unit is included with the sale of the vehicle. The doors open and close with ease and the windows move up and down as they should.
engine bay and trunk
The engine bay is reflective of the meticulous service shown in both the CARFAX and the included service documents. Overall it appears clean and tidy with no signs of any issues past or present. There does not appear to be any modifications either.
The front trunk area is clean and tidy with well-fitting panels and carpeting. The accessories such as the air pump and Porsche branded charger are stowed away neatly in their respective cubbies. There is some very minor scratching on the plastic cover for the battery compartment which is the only real issue of note.
The underside is again very reflective of the mileage while also representing the meticulous service history of the vehicle. There is some scratching on the underside of the front bumper and the forward most plastic undertray, a common problem with these vehicles, as well as some slightly heavier scratches on the edge and underside of the black plastic trim on the passenger side rear three-quarter panel. The wheel wells are relatively clean and tidy, indicative of a car that was driven in good weather conditions. The remainder of the underside shows a car that was used regularly but carefully and maintained as it should be.
Thanks to its meticulous servicing, this Turbo remains in excellent mechanical condition. It starts with ease and settles into a smooth idle. On the road, it makes excellent and smooth power with no stumbles or issues to note.
The transmission shifts smoothly between gears and presents no issues.
brakes and suspension
The brakes feel very responsive, with an excellent and firm bite and bring the car to a smooth and controlled stop. The suspension is compliant and firm but not harsh and does not present any odd road behaviors or noises.
The tires are Michelin Pilot Sports on all 4 corners with DOT date codes showing 2017. They have plenty of tread and solid sidewalls and should have ample miles left on them.
Although it lacks the highly desired third pedal, this 2007 Porsche Turbo should not be disregarded. It is still a fantastic car, both to drive and be driven in. The Tiptronic transmission is still highly responsive and gives this Turbo a bit more of a Grand Touring feel. With its ample storage space and comfortable driving characteristics, this 2007 Porsche Turbo is the perfect vehicle to cover miles in a fun and exciting manner. Thanks to its meticulous service history it should present many worry-free miles for any future owners.