Internally designated the 997 and built between 2004 and 2012, this model represented a significant relaunch of the 911 that included a major body re-styling and interior update, while using much of the rolling chassis of the outgoing 996. This included an uprated version of the water cooled Carrera engine – now offered with 3.6-litres for the Carrera and 3.8-litres for the Carrera S.
As with all new 911s, both Carreras undoubtedly offered a better package than the previous models and the restyle in particular gave the 997 a more classic attractiveness that was arguably missing on the 996. For everyday driving, the maximum power differences are minimal, with the 3.8S offering better overtaking flexibility.
All the models have assisted steering and brakes, making them easy for all builds of driver. The factory option list has various desirable seats that offer increased adjustability, support and height.
The Cabriolet models do not have the hardtop included (as did the 996), and offer a fully electric deployment of the roof. For everyday driving few would be able to tell the difference between the rear wheel drive only Carreras and the all-wheel drive models. The C2 is perhaps slightly more agile into faster bends, and in my opinion has sharper steering, while the C4 – with the right tyres – might offer advantages on slippery surfaces.
In 997, the ‘S’ in Carrera S denotes the version with the larger and more powerful engine, whereas in the previous model, the ‘S’ designated a wider body – with a 997, the Carrera 4 or 4S have a 44mm wider rear track, and thus a wider body, than the Carrera and Carrera S.
The Carrera S and 4S had following additional features over a standard Carrera or Carrera 4:
Basalt Black Metallic
Black Full Leather
Top Tinted Windscreen
PCM Navigation Module
Multi Function Steering Wheel
Sport Chrono Package Plus
19″ Carrera Sport Wheels in Black
Adaptive Sports Seats
Crest Embossed Headrests
Stainless Steel Door Entry Guards
Rear Parking Assistance
Probably unique, and likely to be the lowest mileage 997 Carrera S Cabriolet in the country, it is certainly the lowest mileage one for sale !
Supplied New by Porsche Centre Silverstone on 21st June 2007 to its one and only Lady owner, this spectacular car has led a very pampered life, enjoyed for special occasions in good weather only.
Always looked after by the supplying dealer, it has a full Porsche Service History which includes all its previous MOT certificates and Service Invoices along with its original Book Pack, Service and hand books and spare keys.
Fitted with an Aerokit front bumper by Porsche Silverstone when new, the original factory bumper is also supplied with the car
Presented in original condition, the vehicle has never been painted or suffered any accident damage and only has a few minor marks commensurate with its age of almost 13 years.
Next due a service and MOT in June 2020, these will be carried out at Porsche Centre Silverstone prior to collection by its next lucky custodian.
Supplied New by Porsche Centre Silverstone 21 June 2007
Minor Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 10 June 2009 @ 2,230 Miles
MOT 8 June 2010 @ 3,222 Miles
Oil Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 16 June 2011 @ 4,003 Miles
MOT 16 June 2011 @ 4,003 Miles
Major Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 19 June 2012 @ 5,259 Miles
MOT 19 June 2012 @ 5,270 Miles
MOT 21 June 2013 @ 6,246 Miles
Minor Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 17 June 2014 @ 6,615 Miles
MOT 17 June 2014 @ 6,619 Miles
MOT 9 June 2015 @ 7,071 Miles
Major Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 7 June 2016 @ 7,635 Miles
MOT 7 June 2016 @ 7,639 Miles
MOT 23 May 2017 @ 7,775 Miles
Minor Service by Porsche Centre Silverstone 7 June 2018 @ 7,960 Miles
MOT 3 July 2018 @ 7,972 Miles
MOT 28 June 2019 @ 8,079 Miles