Introduced in 2006, the Porsche Cayman was a coupe that was developed from its convertible sibling, the Boxster. This newcomer in Cayman S form at the time was highly regarded as brilliant and dubbed as Porsche’s most focused sports car. It housed a 3.4L flat-six, matched with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission and shared the same brakes as found on the 911 Carrera. It was versatile and practical with its luggage space, and its mid-engined rear-wheel drive layout proved to be well balanced in comparison to the 911.
Presented to you at the Car Farm is a 2008 Porsche 987.1 Cayman S, that is finished in White with a black interior. Originally birthed in the UK and officially imported into Hong Kong in 2015, it was acquired by the current keeper in 2017. Mechanical upgrades include a Capristo open valve exhaust, GT3 throttle body, and a Stage 1 Mapping. For the exterior, the original wheels have been replaced with 19” BBS wheels, and features an NR Auto GT3 RS-inspired rear spoiler, including a third brake light and carbon fibre gurney. As an avid car collector and racer that enjoys learning about each and every one of their vehicles, all of the routine maintenance such as the engine oil and transmission oil changes, as well as brake pad changes have been serviced by the current keeper. It recently received a wax and protective coating for the body, wheels, glass and wheels. A subtle highlight includes a clear engine cover, showcasing the 3.4L flat-six in all of its glory. It has 3 previous owners, a current mileage of 59,364km and a valid road license until 16th November, 2022.
The White paint on this 987.1 Cayman S is in very good condition as the paint is still vibrant and not dull – as observed by the amount of light that reflects off of its body; a testament to the recent wax and coating. The current keeper reports that the exterior has been resprayed except for the front bumper. The Cayman S has an iconic shape and is made more aggressive thanks to the NR Auto GT3 RS-inspired rear spoiler and the 19” BBS wheels in gloss black. There were noticeable bubbles in the paint underneath the top half of the spoiler. As expected from a car of this calibre that is meant to be driven, there were minor stone chip markings across the front section. The headlight, side indicators and rear light assembly are all in excellent condition, with no signs of fade or cracks. The surrounding window trim is in great condition with no signs of oxidation. We did not notice any rust on the body, all of its body panels are aligned.
Interior and Trim
The interior of this 987.1 Cayman S is in good condition, given its age and mileage. There were minimal signs of wear on the driver’s right-hand side bolster – however, both front seats are firm and supportive, with the electronic and recline functions all operational. The interior carpeting has been well looked after with routine cleaning, hence the condition is great, including the door panels. The driver’s side inner door sill plate has significant scuff marks. The original steering wheel is free from any signs of wear, while the shift knob’s centre pattern has minor wear from regular usage. The controls in the centre section including the climate control are all clearly visible, with no damage to the display screen. Although originally a UK market example, the digital display and mileage have been converted to kilometres.
Engine and Running Gear
Get inside this 987.1 Cayman S, you immediately feel warm and welcomed in the cabin. At the turn of the key and you are immediately greeted with a quiet burble from the Capristo exhaust – at the press of the button which opens the exhaust valves, sounds from the 3.4L flat-six turn into a beast. As the engine warmed up, the 3.4L flat-six came alive over 4,000rpm – the sweet spot being between 5,000rpm to 7,000rpm. This is a momentum car that is well balanced and is bound to surprise you with the way it takes and handles the corners. The pedals are perfectly placed for heel-toe and the shifts are direct. The steering wheel provides a great amount of feedback and overall an excellent driver’s car, despite it not being a 911. A rare original manual example, that carries on Porsche’s traditional mechanical brilliance – a well-balanced sports car with superb grip – now exclusively available to you at the Car Farm.
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