Wed, 22nd Jun 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
Lot 126
 

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 2S

Sold for £50,583

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: RA08 EPJ
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ99Z9S710238
MOT: June 2023

  • 32,800 miles from new and just 4 former keepers
  • Part of a Porsche collection
  • Notable early Gen. 2 example of the 997
  • Factory demonstrator when new
  • Fitted with lots of factory options

For many the ultimate ‘modern classic’, when it comes to Porsche’s iconic 911 sportscar, is the ‘Gen 2’ version of the 997-series which is why certain models are now trading for significantly more than their original list price! Announced on the Porsche website in early June 2008, the newcomer boasted revised DFI (direct fuel injection) engines that were stronger and more powerful than their predecessors plus recalibrated suspension, subtle styling tweaks and the option of Porsche’s dual-clutch PDK transmission. Significantly smaller and lighter than its 991- and 992-series successors, the 997.2 also did without their feel-sapping electric power steering. A true driver’s car, especially in Coupe guise, the rear-wheel drive Carrera 2S was reputedly capable of 0-100km/h (0-62.5mph) in 4.7 seconds and 188mph.

First UK registered on 30th June 2008, this particular 997.2 is notable as a ‘market launch vehicle’. One of a number of such cars despatched to the UK dealer network, it was finished in the classic combination of Guards Red with Black leather upholstery and intended to generate orders for the revamped 911 as well as showcase the wide range of available options. Boasting a driver orientated specification not dissimilar to that of the hallowed Sport Classic and GTS derivatives, ‘RA08 EPJ’ features the larger, normally aspirated 3.8 litre S engine (380bhp/310lbft), six-speed manual transmission, PASM sports chassis (-20mm) with LSD, carbon pack, ceramic brakes, xenon and dynamic cornering lights and sports bucket seats etc. Being offered from a private Porsche collection with c.32,800 miles displayed, 'RA08 EPJ' has had 4 previous owners and is accompanied by a collection of invoices, Porsche bookpack, handbook, plus service book and will possess a fresh MOT by the time of sale.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

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Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Wed, 22nd Jun 2022

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