Sales Spotlight: Porsche 997 Carrera 4 GTS
There are probably few modern Porsche 911s that have held their value better than the 997 generation Carrera GTS, especially when you consider that (unlike its GT3 and GT3 RS siblings) its not a limited edition Neunelfer.
Despite being launched over five years ago, depreciation has had little hold on the first 911s to bear the iconic ‘Carrera GTS’ moniker; while standard 997.2 Carreras have now dipped below £40,000, GTS-badged cars still sit at the £60,000-£70,000 mark.
The Porsche 997 Carrera and Carrera 4 GTS are definitely worth it though, especially if you can find one of the rarer manual cars, like this 2011 997 C4 GTS from respected specialist, Hexagon Modern Classics.
While the asking price of £69,995 puts it towards the upper end of the GTS spectrum, Hexagon’s example has just 23,770 miles on the clock, making it impressively low mileage for a model that (elsewhere on the used market) is often found extensively worked.
This particular 997 Carrera 4 GTS comes in the desirable Basalt Black Metallic with a matching black interior and black ‘RS Spyder’ alloy centre-locks (the latter one of the GTS’s trademark features).
It was also originally specced with heated seats, a Bose sound system and the switchable sports exhaust, as well as a host of additional leather interior trim and the useful rear wiper option.
If you’re looking to buy a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS though, these options all pale into insignificance against the way the car drives; although the rear-wheel drive Carrera GTS may better satisfy the purist mantra, the C4 GTS is no less special to drive (and is arguably the more practical car for UK use).
This Carrera 4 GTS’s biggest boon though is undoubtedly its sweet-shifting, six-speed manual gearbox. The manual gearbox in combination with the 997’s hydraulically assisted steering and the GTS’s phenomenally balanced chassis makes this car one of the best modern Neunelfers around.