Sales Spotlight: Porsche 997.2 Carrera
If our Porsche 997.2 Ultimate Guide from a couple of weeks ago has started your search for the first Neunelfer with direct fuel injection, this week’s Sales Spotlight may have just found the car for you.
This 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera – finished in GT Silver with a black leather interior, a desirable combination – has done just 34,000 miles from new and is currently available from independent specialist, RSJ Sports Cars.
Sitting on the optional 19-inch Sport Design alloys, RSJ’s 997.2 Carrera looks immaculate, as you would expect from such a low mileage example. Inside, the seat bolsters look to be wearing especially well, suggesting this car has led a cherished existence with its previous owners.
While the six-speed manual gearbox would be the purists’ choice for a 997.2 C2, this particular example comes with the first production iteration of Porsche’s PDK transmission, making it an excellent everyday proposition.
Although an entry-level model at the time of its release, this 2009 Carrera still has a number of desirable additions to the spec sheet too, including sports seats (providing an increased bolster size of the standard seats) and the performance enhancing Sports Chrono package.
The car’s usability is boosted further with cruise control and a rear wiper. The latter may sound inconsequential but anyone who has driven a modern 911 with one will know how useful it turns out to be (especially with the UK’s climate).
So, a DFI-engined Porsche 911 with everyday usability, a number of choice options, and less than 35,000 miles on the clock; the price must surely reflect all this?
Well, at £39,000, RSJ Sports Cars seemingly have a bit of a bargain on their hands here. That’s just over half the price of a brand new Porsche 991.2 Carrera. And you get all the thrills of a naturally aspirated flat six instead.