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8 February 2017

Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche Collection

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Lot 133

2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

  • Chassis no. WP0CB29985S675448

Sold for €84.000

Documents: Swiss Carte Grise


Type 996. 450 bhp, 3.6-litre DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers, six-speed manual transmission, fully independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,350 mm

  • Offered from an exceptional Swiss Porsche collection
  • 31,000 miles from new
  • One of only 300 996 Turbo S Cabriolets built


As one of the most desirable models of the 993 range, for the 996-generation of the Porsche 911, it was only natural that the Turbo S would make a return. Introduced in 2004, towards the end of the 996’s life cycle, the Turbo S provided a healthy boost in performance to one of that generation’s most adored models.

Technically, the Turbo S remained highly similar to the 996 Turbo but instead was outfitted with the X50 performance option, bumping horsepower up to 450 brake horsepower, as well as fitting Porsche’s carbon-ceramic brakes as standard and including a CD changer. Larger turbochargers and improved intercoolers helped to raise torque to 620 newton meters. Top speed was rated at 307 km/h. Coupe and Cabriolet models were offered and about 980 examples were produced; of those, 300 were built as Cabriolets.

Finished in the traditional Porsche colour combination of Silver over a black interior, this particular Turbo S Cabriolet remains in splendid condition inside and out. With 31,000 miles on its odometer, it has been regularly enjoyed but always well maintained and presents as such. With the 996 generation of 911 Turbos on the rise, the Turbo S Cabriolet remains one of the most desirable variants due to its rarity. As a result, well-kept examples seldom become available for purchase, and this example should not be overlooked.





Type 996. Moteur six-cylindres à plat, 3,6 litre, 450 ch, 2 ACT par banc, transmission manuelle à six rapports, quatre roues indépendantes, freins à disque carbone-céramique sur les quatre roues. Empattement 2 350 mm.

• Issue d'une exceptionnelle collection Porsche en Suisse
• 31 000 miles (49 900 km) d’origine
• Seulement 300 exemplaires de Type 996 Turbo S cabriolet construits

La Turbo S étant déjà un des modèles les plus désirables de la gamme 993, il semblait naturel qu’il soit reconduit pour la génération 996. Ce n’est pourtant qu’au terme du cycle 996, en 2004, que sera présentée la Turbo S, laquelle apportera un surcroît de performances appréciable à l’un des modèles les plus recherchés de cette génération.

Sur le plan technique, la Turbo S s’avère très proche de la 996 Turbo, mais bénéficie du « kit performances » X50 qui propulse la puissance à 450 ch, ainsi que du montage en série de freins carbone-céramique. La voiture est également équipée en série d’un lecteur multi CD. Les turbocompresseurs plus importants et les échangeurs améliorés permettent d’augmenter le couple qui atteint désormais la valeur de 63,2 mkg. La vitesse maximale s’établit à 307 km/h. Le modèle était proposé en versions coupé et cabriolet totalisant environ 980 exemplaires ; parmi eux, 300 étaient des cabriolets.

Proposée avec la traditionnelle combinaison de couleurs gris argent avec intérieur noir, cette Turbo S Cabriolet se présente dans un état splendide, à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur. Telle qu’elle est présentée, le compteur affiche 31 000 miles [49 900 km], et elle a été régulièrement utilisée et bien entretenue. Compte tenu de l’attrait grandissant pour les 911 Turbo de la génération 996, ce Cabriolet Turbo S constitue du fait de sa rareté une des versions les plus attirantes. En conséquence, les exemplaires bien entretenus sont rares sur le marché et l’opportunité d’acquérir cette voiture en particulier ne devrait pas être négligée.

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