2008 Porsche 911 / 997 Carrera

Turbo One owner and just 2,900km from new

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2008
  • Mileage 
    2 900 km / 1 802 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Peter F. Baumberger Collection of Motorcars
* All sold with No Reserve *
20 Aug 2010
Gstaad Palace Hotel
Switzerland
Lot No: 11
One owner and just 2,900km from new
2008 Porsche 911 Turbo
Chassis no. WPOZZZ99Z8S781587
Estimate: CHF100,000 - 130,000
Footnote:
Given how prevalent in the automotive industry it now is, turbocharging has had a longer and more protracted history than you might imagine. Swiss engineer Alfred J Buchi invented the concept of an exhaust driven turbine and an induction-side compressor linked by a shared shaft back in 1905.
It wasn't an instant success, and although used on some aeroplanes during the First World War and ships during the 1920s, automotive applications were still a way off. The first turbodiesel lorry – the Swiss Machine Works Saurer – appeared in 1938 and the first turbocharged car, the Oldsmobile Cutlass Jetfire, in 1962. Reliability issues meant few were sold.
It was during the Seventies that turbocharging really caught on, making it to the pi