2009 Porsche 997.2 911 Carrera Coupe Sport Plus Mode

  Stock #1322   VIN: WP0AA29949S7xxxxx**   27,700 Miles   Carrara White on Stone Grey Leather   7-Speed Dual Clutch PDK Transmission   Original Paint / Clean Carfax®   Clean and Clear California Title   Southwest from New

The second generation Porsche 911/997 got several updates and improvements.  This included a new more powerful engine thanks to direct-injection.  The 3.6-liter Carrera got 345 horsepower, up from 325hp.  This is nearly the same power as the previous 997.1 S model.  The 997.2 base Carrera with PDK is faster from 0 to 60 than the 997.1 S with a manual.  Also, the IMS bearing was eliminated from this engine design.  Furthermore, the bore scoring issues of the previous models were significantly reduced.  New styling of the lights really helped finish off the already improved 997 looks as well as some further interior upgrades.  This was also the introduction of Porsche’s dual clutch transmission that is still the transmission of choice in today’s new Porsches.

This 997.2 was built in June of 2008 and sold new on September 30th, 2008 by Porsche of Tucson, Arizona.  It was one of the first 997.2 cars built for North America.  It was ordered with the following factory options:

  • Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) Transmission
  • Self-Dimming Mirrors
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Bose High End Sound Package
  • XM/Sirius Radio
  • PAG Launch Edition
  • Power Comfort Seats with Driver Memory

The MSRP was $85,620.

At a later date, the Porsche dealer installed the programming for Sport and Sport Plus mode as well as installing a newer factory steering wheel with paddles instead of toggles.  The original steering wheel is available.

The first owner lived in Arizona and kept this 911 for 4 years and 15k miles before trading it back into the dealer.  It then moved between 2 dealers for about a year before the next Southern California owner purchased it on November 15th, 2013, with 19,651 miles.  This owner kept the car for a little over 2 years and added less than 1,000 miles.  During their ownership, they serviced it three times at Newport Beach Porsche.  This included the 20k mile service.

The current owner is a mature enthusiast who lives in San Diego, California.  He purchased this Carrera on February 12th, 2016 with 20,242 miles.  For the last 6 years, he’s added just over 7k miles.  The majority of those miles occurred on long drives to visit his son in Northern California.  He serviced this Porsche at least once a year and sometimes more frequently.  Services included:

  • Regular oil service and brake fluid flushes
  • Installed Sport/Sport Plus software and new ignition steering lock (01/19 @ 23,931 miles)
  • Upgraded center muffler with X-pipe bypass (original muffler available)
  • PDK transmission and clutch oil service (02/19 @ 24,714 miles)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (03/19 @ 25,161 miles)
  • Most recent oil service (08/21 @ 27,489 miles)

This low-mile Carrera is in excellent shape and clearly well cared for by its previous owners.  The paint is original and verified with a paint meter.  There are minimal signs of use.  The glass is all original, including the windshield and wearing the proper factory stampings.  All the exterior lights work.  The factory 18” wheels have no significant blemishes and are wearing near full tread Michelin 4S tires.  The front brakes are just under half-life and the rear brakes are at about a third-life remaining.

The interior is equally nice and shows hardly any signs of wear.  The front leather seats have no tears or rips and just some light wear on the driver seat exit bolsters.  The rear seats, headliner, door panels, and dash all look fresh.  The carpet shows minimal use.  All the gauges and electric controls function properly.  Everything works.

This Carrera drives fantastically and feels tight.  The power response is surprisingly good.  With the addition of Sport Plus mode, the shifts are lightening quick including rev-matching on down shifts.  This combined with the center muffler bypass makes for a great sounding and driving experience.  The brakes work great with no squeaking or fading.  The handling is crisp and responsive.  This 911 could easily be used daily as well as driving on a twisting back road.

California registration is current to February of 2022 and it passes the strict California smog test.

This 911 comes with 2 main keys, all owner’s manuals with vinyl case, original maintenance book, tool kit, air compressor, original amber side market lenses, and Porsche tire repair kit.

*Available for an additional fee:

  • Original steering wheel (airbag was used with currently installed steering wheel)
  • 19” HRE 3-piece wheels with Michelin tires
  • Stock center muffler

**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud.  All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

I like the idea of “blue labeling” for Porsches.

Growing up in the ’70s and ’80s I distinctly remember the generic food aisles in the grocery stores. I loved the packaging. I thought they looked like racing stripes. Plus, you knew exactly what you were buying.

While preparing this Carrera to list, I had a strong urge to order similar color rocker panel stripes with the following custom text: “VERY RELIABLE PORSCHE.”

The second generation 997 (referred to as 997.2 or dot 2) is considered one of the most reliable modern day 911s.

Compared to the previous decade of water-cooled Porsches, time has shown these 911s to be incredibly robust with very few issues.

Unfortunately, they were built during the global economic crisis and production numbers were low. Like the G50 Carreras of the late ’80s, low production and high reliability have also made this generation very collectible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied.  In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case.  All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price.  All vehicle sales will require a $170 administration fee.  The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability.  The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s).  To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate.  We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details.  The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear.  It is not a brand-new vehicle.  We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify conditions.  For payment, we accept bank transfers, cashier’s checks, or cash.  Checks take up to 10-business days to clear.  Vehicle and title will be held until all funds are cleared and verified.  Bank transfers usually only take 24 hours.