2006 Porsche Cayman S
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Seal Gray 6 Speed
2006 Porsche Cayman S
- 3.4L H6
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- 23k Miles
- Seal Gray Metallic Over Stone Grey Interior
- Bose Sound System
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“Behold the Porsche 911's greatest threat: its own, brand-new brother” – MotorTrend First Drive, February 2006
“With the birth of the 911, Porsche crafted both icon and conundrum. Although forces have tried to kill it numerous times throughout its 40-plus-year history, Stuttgart's definitive sports car thrives and prospers. Yet, all the while, it's been fighting physics. Its equally iconic powerplant is parked mostly out back, creating a famous--and infamous--rearward weight bias. Early 911 drivers combated the pendulum effect with a much-revised driving style ("If she starts to come around, don't lift off the gas... "). Ongoing suspension upgrades, generational redesigns, ever-wider tires, and the addition of electronic stability systems have all but eradicated the 911's innate urge to swap ends. But the fact remains: Porsche created its own problem and has spent the last four decades fixing it.”
“The Cayman S shows up with no such baggage. The powerplant is placed low and just over the driver's right shoulder for the same amidships weight balance enjoyed by the world's most sophisticated race cars. The engine-as-pendulum issue never needs fixing--because it doesn't exist.”
“This is clear as we slice and dissect several of Germany's fast, hilly two-lanes, just north of the Austrian border. The traffic is light, and, even though the moisture level is heavy, the Cayman S is on its game. It's a sports car you'll come to grips with early on, as it's neutral, predictable, and quick.”
Offered here is a well-documented 2006 Porsche Cayman S in Seal Grey Metallic over Stone Grey standard leather. The car's original factory window sticker and Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, together showing factory options and standard equipment, are included in the sale (and shown in the gallery for reference). Originally sold at Park Place Porsche in Dallas, Texas, the car's odometer currently shows 23,638 miles, or fewer than 1,500 miles per-year on average since new. Its excellent overall condition is a testament to prior owners' care and the very restrained mileage-build.
The Seal Grey metallic exterior paint shows very well, characteristic of the quality painting techniques that have long characterized Porsche manufacturing. Sheet-metal body panels are free of dings, dents, or other noteworthy damage. Matte-black body trim—including the front and rear grilles, window surrounds, rear spoiler lip, and rear fender grilles (one draws cool air in, the other allows hot air out) are similarly free of wear or damage. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) Door handles show light patina from normal use. Tinted cabin glass and all lighting lenses are clear and free of cracks or abrasion. Factory badging includes just the Porsche crest on the hood and the “Cayman S” script lettering on the rear deck. Factory 18-inch alloy wheels are mounted with Continental® Extremecontact DWS 245/40 tires. The open style of the wheels allows views of the red-painted, Porsche-branded brake calipers and cross-drilled brake rotors.
The Stone Grey interior perfectly complements the exterior paint. Leather seat upholstery is well-kept and free of rips or seam separations. Grey carpeting covers the cabin and cargo-area floors; grey WeatherTech® protective floor trays are in place. Door trim in grey includes molded panels with carpet inserts; power window and seat switches as well as factory audio speakers are located here. A 3-spoke, brushed-metal-trimmed sport steering wheel with center Porsche crest frames the 3-opening instrument cluster with the tachometer in the center position (a Porsche tradition). White instrument faces are standard on the “S” model. Oval, brushed-metal-trimmed air outlets are arranged across the dashboard. The center stack includes factory-Bose®-audio-system and HVAC controls. The center console hosts the shift lever for the 6-speed manual transmission, with the handbrake and an armrest-storage compartment to the rear. Cupholders deploy from the dash trim. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the Porsche's various interior surfaces.)
The car's front (frunk) cargo area is clean and tidy. The 3.4-liter, flat-6 engine is mounted behind the seats under a fixed cover. Viewed from below, the chassis is clean and undamaged. All protective panels are properly in place. Views of lower engine surfaces including exhaust headers are visual focal points. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
The car's original identification and information tags remain in place. The sale includes both remote-access keys, the full complement of owner literature, and the original window sticker and Certificate of Authenticity mentioned earlier.
While the more than 170 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '06 Porsche Cayman S in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
Less pricey than a comparable Porsche 911 with unique handling inspired by historic racing Porsches like the 907 and their mid-engine layouts, the Cayman S offers a distinct—and distinctly satisfying—sportscar experience.