Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Auction Watch: 2011 Porsche Panamera

Find this 2011 Porsche Panamera here on eBay bidding for $12,100 with auction ending on Wednesday at 8PM Pacific.


From eBay listing:

Item specifics

Condition: Used
Year: 2011 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WP0AA2A75BL019332
Mileage: 37,506 Exterior Color: BLACK
Make: Porsche Interior Color: BLACK


Transmission: AUTOMATIC
Trim: Base Hatchback 4-Door Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 3.6L 3605CC 220Cu. In. V6 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated Vehicle Title: Salvage
Drive Type: RWD Options: CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Number of Cylinders: 6 Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Body Type: Hatchback Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel Type: Gasoline For Sale By: DEALER
Disability Equipped: NO

Detailed item info

Model Overview
The Panamera fills the gap in Porsche's line between sports cars and the Cayenne SUV, offering high speed touring for four in a comfortable and spacious package. It's especially wide at 76 inches, and its 195 inch length and 55.8 inch height make for plenty of interior space, and its rear hatch gives good access to its 15.7-cubic feet of storage space. Flop the seatbacks down, and there's room for 44.6 cubic feet of luggage.The center of the Panamera's body structure is steel, helping with rigidity, while the front frame sections, front double-wishbone suspension components, rear subframe and multilink suspension, hood, doors and hatch are aluminum, which reduces excess weight. In all, the S weighs in at just 3,968 pounds--well under the Maserati Quattroporte or Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG--and weight at extreme ends of the chassis has been eliminated, giving excellent handling characteristics.Five models are available: The base model comes in both rear-wheel and all-wheel form, S and the all-wheel drive 4S and Turbo. The base models are powered by a 3.6L V6. The S and 4S are powered by Porsche's 32-valve 4.8L V8, which makes 400 horses and 369 pound-feet of torque. The S models has a top speed of 175 mph and provides a 0-60 time of just 5.2 seconds. The 4S shares the same 175 mph top speed, but the addition of all wheel drive drops the 0-60 time to 4.8 seconds. The Turbo makes 500 horses, which Porsche claims allows it to sprint to 60 in just 4 seconds flat on its way to a 188 mph top speed.All Panameras receive an updated version of Porsche's PDK 7-speed automatic, which has been given two main shafts rather than the three offered in the 911, allowing the unit to fit in a more narrow transmission tunnel and freeing up interior space. The 7-speed is optional on all rear-wheel drive Panameras and standard on all the all-wheel drive models. All models receive a stop-start system, which stops the engine when the car comes to a complete stop to save fuel. Once the brake is released, the engine is automatically restarted.An available air suspension system allows control of the car's spring rate with the flip of a switch, automatically lowering the car's ride height. Porsche's Dynamic Chassis Control (PDCC) is also available, which de-couples the chassis' stabilizer bars when running in a straight line to increase ride quality, then automatically reengaging them in the corners for increased control. Several levels are selectable with a switch mounted on the dash. Porsche also offers a ceramic brake upgrade (PCCB), which reduces unsprung weight while also significantly improving braking performance.The Panamera's interior features a liberal use of woodgrain, leather and brushed aluminum. The louvers on the air vents, the sunvisors, the interior mirror and front and rear consoles all available in leather trim. 18-way adjustable leather front seats and 8-way adjustable rears are standard, as well as a host of power options. The Panamera is available for customization through Porsche's Exclusive & Tequipment service, offering an array of high-end options including a rear seat cooling box in the center console, which keeps drinks chilled and includes Porsche-crested glasses. Rear seat entertainment is also available, which includes dual 7-inch flatscreen monitors mounted in the front seats' headrests, as well as individual DVD players and cordless headphones. Each side comes with a USB interface as well as several AV inputs.
Product Highlights


  1. Cut and paste model overview, but not a word to explain the salvage title. In this case, the car does a good impression of the elephant in the room, all by itself.

    1. Bob, you are-as always-the quintessential wordsmithy curmudgeon. Love it.

    2. These are going to be such a good deal in a few years -- salvage title or not. Complex German sedan-hatchback that is really ugly...but fast.
      [image src="http://blog.mention.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Shut-up-and-take-my-money.jpg" width="400px"/]

    3. I really love the looks, though and I have to believe that there's others out there, like me. We should probably get a support group. In all seriousness though, a fully daily drivable Porsche that's not an SUV is like my holy grail. C'mon depreciation!

  2. the biggest hit to the resale on a car with a salvage title is that a bank won't loan a buyer the money to make a deal; no financing available= low low price to get it sold.

  3. I might not mind a Panamera, but I will not have a black one, and there are enough of them out there that one would eventually turn up in a color I could live with.

    1. I'm waiting for them to depreciate a bit more before even test driving one, but imagine it would be a pretty sweet family cruiser. Surprisingly they look decent in white (IMO). My wife actually likes the shape for some reason. I could tolerate it - but hey, you can't see the rear styling from behind the wheel...

  4. The salvage auction photos show rather gruesome accident damage. As long as the front frame rails are good, and the rear suspension mounts points are good, the rest is just bolt on parts, body work and paint.

    See it here: http://www.salvagehistorycheck.us/copart/2016-02-29/15981216.html

  5. Kind of always liked these anything to look out for other then it being a Porsche (with out a salvage title).....lol


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