Why am I selling it? Primarily I just don't drive it anymore. Between baby and everything else I have no time for it. Also Seattle is just a horrible place for driving. With my back problems I just really can't sit in a sports car for long periods of time (even though the 911 is by far the best of any of the cars I tried, it's super roomy inside which is really awesome), I'm gonna have to get an SUV (*shudder*) or something more upright, I no longer bend at the waist. I don't have the cash to sit on a depreciating car that I'm not driving. I also have concluded that I should not own a car that I'm worried about scratching, it means I can't really enjoy it and I'm kind of tense about it all the time. I need a piece of junk that I can crash into things and not care. (I feel the same way about nice clothes; if it's espensive enough that I am worried about spilling my food on it, then I don't want to wear it).
I'm gonna take a huge value loss on the car even if I get a good price, because it's in great shape mechanically, but has a few cosmetic flaws. Porsche buyers would much rather have something that's spotless but a disaster in the engine bay. That is, there's a lot of ownership value in the car which just evaporates for me when I put it on sale. Oh well.
Autotrader ad here with pictures.
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Beautiful, well optioned and well cared for C4S. It has a manual transmission and the desirable Adaptive sports seats. Beautiful combination of Seal Gray Metallic on Sand Beige interior. 3.8L flat six with 355 hp.
I have taken meticulous care of this car. The oil is changed every 5000 miles. I cut the oil filter open at every change and have never seen any chunks. It's regularly driven, and I carefully warm it up and then get the revs up high. Service has been done at Aker's Posrche in Seattle and they've remarked on what great shape the engine is in. This car does not eat oil quickly. The IMS and RMS both show no signs of any problem.
I'm the 2nd owner; carfax is clean; I had a PPI done when I bought it and no flaws were found.
options codes : c02 x70 267 342 377 378 431 446 537 575 615 635 670 680 983
267 Automatically dimming mirrors; 342 Heated seats; 431 Three-spoke multi-function steering wheel; 446 Colored crest wheel caps; 475 PASM; 607 Homelink; 635 ParkAssist (parking aid rear); 650 Electric slide/tilt sunroof; 670 Navigation module for PCM; 680 BOSE Surround Sound System; P01 Adaptive sports seats; X70 Door entry guards in stainless steel;I've done a few very minor mods : clear side markers, Porsche GT3 adjustable rear sway bar, "4S" wheel caps (the colored crest caps are included), Rennline aluminum shift knob (OEM shift knob included), rear debadge (original badges included).
Most of the expendable parts have been recently replaced; six new plugs and coils, new serpentine/drive belt, new battery, new shift cable, new water pump, new coolant cap, new air filters, new brake fluid, fresh oil and brakes pads. Tires are 3000 miles old. The clutch has not been replaced but has been tested for slip and is in good shape.
There are a few cosmetic flaws, all shown in the pictures. The right rear wheel is curbed and buyer may choose to replace it. There are two scratches, one on a rear bumperette and one near the fuel filler cap. The emergency brake lever has some gouges in the leather. The paint on the backs of the seats has some worn spots. The seats bolsters and leather are excellent shape. The car is always garaged and kept out of the sun. Non smoker, no animals, no children, no food ever in the car.