THE VALUES STORY
An S version late in the 997 Turbo’s career was launched a year after the 997 Gen2 Turbo. Like the 993 and 996 Turbo S versions, it was a run-out model rather than mainstream version as per the subsequent 991 and 992 generations, with around 2,000 made – less than half of the 5,000 or so regular Gen2 997 Turbos. In the UK the S was priced at £123,000. This was some £14,000 more than the 997.2 Turbo, but this significant increase in on-the-road price seemingly proved no obstacle to showroom sales.
As a top-end model, the 997 Turbo S experienced only minor depreciation, then increased with all Porsche pricing in 2015-6. Values fell to their lowest point – between £70,000 and 75,000 in 2018 – before rising steadily and, reckons Jason Shepherd of Paragon, plateauing in the past year or so. More expensive initially, the Cabriolet has depreciated slightly more.