2011 Porsche 911 997.2 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Sport Chrono 6-Speed

  Stock #1360   VIN: WP0CB2A98BS754092   55,500 Miles   Aqua Blue Metallic on Brown Natural Leather   6-Speed Manual Transmission   Original Paint / Clean Carfax®   Clean and Clear California Title   2-SoCal Owners   Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

The second generation Porsche 911/997 (Gen II) received several updates and improvements.  These included a new more powerful engine, thanks to direct injection.  The 3.8-liter Carrera 4S got 385 horsepower and 310 pound feet of torque.  Also, the prior issues with the IMS bearing were eliminated altogether as these new motors did not have that bearing design.  New styling of the lights and interior upgrades really helped finish off the already improved 997 looks.

This Porsche was built on April 30th, 2010 and sold new on July 13th, 2011 by Porsche of San Diego, California.  It was ordered with the following factory options:

  • Manual transmission
  • Self-dimming interior and exterior mirrors
  • Multi-stage heating system for front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 19” Sport Design wheels
  • Brown Natural leather
  • Aqua Blue Metallic paint
  • Porsche Dynamic Cornering Light System
  • Bluetooth interface for mobile phone
  • Sport chrono package plus
  • Extend navigation Mod-PCM 3.0
  • Bose surround sound system
  • XM Satellite radio
  • Floor mats in interior color
  • Universal audio interface
  • Electronically adjustable seats
  • Porsche crest embossed on headrests
  • Rear lights in clear glass optics
  • Comfort package
  • Infotainment package

The MSRP was $123,120.

The first owner lived in La Jolla, California, and kept the car for a few years/9k miles before trading it back to Porsche of San Diego.  It was serviced regularly by the selling Porsche dealer.  They prepared it for sale and sold it to the current owner as a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) Porsche in March of 2014 with 11k miles.

The current owner lives in South Orange County, California.  He primarily used this 911 as his daily driver until the end of 2019 when he left to travel abroad for a couple of years.  It was properly stored in secure storage until he got back in town recently.  While under the CPO warranty, he serviced the car at Hoehn Porsche in Carlsbad, California.  After the warranty expired, he serviced the car at Vision Motorsports in Laguna Hills, California.  Highlights of services include:

  • Protection film installed on front bumper, partial hood, side mirrors, front fender area
  • Oil service / inspection (10/14 @  16,746 miles)
  • Oil service / inspection (10/15 @ 24,696 miles)
  • Intermediate service (10/16 @ 30,730 miles)
  • Oil service, brake flush, inspection (10/17 @ 38,720 miles)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rear tires (4/18 @ 46,694 miles)
  • Major service (05/18 @ 48,416 miles)
    • Oil service
    • Air filter
    • Cabin filter
    • Spark plugs
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S front tires (11/18 @ 52,451 miles)

This C4S is in very nice shape and wears its original paint as verified with a paint meter.  There are some very light signs of use with a few minor nicks here and there.  They have been touched up by an expert and are barely noticeable.  The rear deck lid reflector has some cracks in it from closing.  The soft top has no tears or rips and a few spots of typical rubbing.  The glass is in good shape and all original, including the windshield.  All the factory stampings are present.  The windshield had a small rock chip, which we had professional patched.  There are no other significant blemishes.  The factory wheels look great with a few minor nicks/curb rash marks, but nothing significant.  They are wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires with 75% life remaining on the fronts and just under half-life on the rears.  The brakes appear to have approximately 75% life remaining.

The interior looks nice and is also in good condition.  The leather ventilated seats are showing light wear on the driver seat exit bolster.  There was also a small quarter-size hole on the passenger seat bottom that we had repaired the best we could.  The rear seats, carpet, soft-top headliner, and door panels are all in excellent shape.  The plastic trim also looks great with no major wearing.  The dash looks new.  All the gauges work properly as do the stereo system and other electric functions.  The electric top works properly and the A/C system blows cold.  The interior and exterior lights work.  The wind stop fits nicely and is stowed in the front trunk vinyl case.

This 997.2 C4S drives incredibly tight and responsive.  It’s hard to believe it’s a 10+ year old Porsche.  The throttle response is snappy and it pulls strongly throughout the rev range.  The manual transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears with no grinding or slipping.  The clutch engages properly.  The brakes have an excellent initial bite with no pulling or fading.  The handing is very responsive and the car tracks straight.  The DME computer report is clean with no range 3-6 revs.  The last level 2 was over 22k miles ago.

California registration is paid to July of 2023 and it just passed California’s smog inspection.

This Carrera 4S comes with owner’s manuals with case, maintenance booklet with stamps, 2 master keys, wind-deflector with case, spare tire repair kit, wheel lock socket, some recent service records, Porsche COA welcome packet, and tool kit.

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

The 2009-2012 Porsche 911 might be the new 964.

This is just my opinion based on spending way too much time searching for production numbers and comparing economic conditions.

There just weren’t many 997.2 (Model year 2009 to 2012 Porsche) 911s built with a manual transmission.

Supposedly, only 6% of the cabriolets delivered to North America during that time period came with a 6-speed. If you factor in the ones that came with the “S” 3.8L engine (C2S/C4S/GTS), the production number drops even further. Drilling down further, only 8% of all 997.2 cabs were blue. That brings the number of blue 997.2 C4S cabriolets with a manual down to nearly single digit numbers.

If you look at the early 1990s, during the 964 production, the world was also in an economic recession like the 997.2 period. People were buying fewer luxury goods like Porsches. Furthermore, Porsche’s new automatic transmission (Tiptronic) was just introduced and was all the rage. Like the 964, the 997.2 was introduced with Porsche’s first new dual clutch automatic transmission. It was called a PDK.

The PDK was faster and more durable. However, was it more fun? Regardless, an overwhelming majority of 997.2 cars were ordered with a PDK. Even die-hard manual transmission owners opted for the PDK.

Over a decade later, the world has realized that the 997.2 generation 911 with three pedals, might be the last true analog Porsche 911 built. Sadly, like musical chairs, there’s just not a seat for everyone.


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

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