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Porsche Cayman 987.2 S Manual 


Current Mileage 74,500

4 previous keepers, 2 keys 

Arctic silver, Metropole dark blue leather interior with sports seats

Purchased from Porsche specialist Ashgood in late December 2016 with 57,000 miles. The car had up to that point FPSH and was fitted with a new clutch shortly after purchase.

The plan was to modify the car to cover all bases including fast road driving and the odd track day but still retain practicality and comfort. The brakes were the 1st upgrade, a 997 GT3 brake master cylinder and braided brake lines were installed. Shortly after it was sent to Centre Gravity (Porsche chassis gurus) for Ohlins Road and Track adjustable coil overs to be fitted, the car then featured in 911 and Porsche World in October 2017

From here it was a process of trying to find and fit the best/most cost-effective upgrades to enhance the already analogue 987 platform. Function First from the USA offer some great products and these were used to stiffen up the drive train via their yellow engine insert, semi-semi solid gearbox mounts, and aluminium gear linkage cable inserts all of which help remove slack and enhance drive train feel, gear change and throttle response.

The next piece of the jigsaw was fitting a Wavetrac diff which really helps liven up the whole car, traction has never really been an issue with the Cayman but this just makes sure! It also further improves the throttle to drive train response and the car now just digs in and has more drive out of slower corners (even better with PSM off...) and is now more adjustable on the throttle, the Wavetrac comes with a lifetime guarantee and will not wear out like the factory option LSD.

The engine is standard apart from the desnork mod and a BMC air filter (for bit more induction noise) and a Carnewal modified back box which sounds great with no drone, the engine uses no oil and is changed annually with Millers Oils NANODRIVE CFS 5w-40 NT+ Fully Synthetic regardless of miles. The gearbox oil was changed in June 2018 at 64,000 miles. The car passes track static noise tests at 101 db at 5,000 rpm.

In my nearly 5 year ownership I have done 6 track days, the car has never had an 'off' or been damaged,  it has always performed faultlessly however my only real criticism has been the brakes, I tried several different makes of pad but ultimately the small disk size of the factory set up is hard to improve effectively due to heat soak. The car is now fitted with larger fully floating Girodiscs all round and RS29 Pagids and titanium heat shields, the brakes are now superb.

I have also fitted a factory short shift kit, a Sprint booster to liven up throttle response and aid with heel toe changes on track and a few visual mods including having the 19" Carrera II wheels painted Porsche Weiss Gold and fitting 5mm spacers and longer GT3 wheel bolts all round.

There are a few stone chips on the bonnet and lower rear arches. Otherwise, the car looks great and is well cared for and has for the most part spent the last 5 years in a centrally heated garage on a battery conditioner, the engine is always fully warmed up before being taken past 4k, and on track always do at least one cooling down lap.

The car is now a really engaging analogue drive, on the road the Ohlins R+T have great ride quality considering the higher spring rate but at their most impressive when pressing on where the rebound damping and body control is on another level. The car can easy do daily duties and is comfortable on a long journey. The upgrades also make for a competent and enjoyable track car with the Ohlins being 16 way adjustable for rebound damping.

Porsche Cayman 987.2 S Manual - 2009

Current Mileage 74,500

4 owners  

Arctic silver, Metropole dark blue leather interior


2 keys 

Equipment codes:

288  Headlamp washer
375  2-way electrical sports seat, left
376  2-way electrical sports seat, right
419  19" 997.2 Carrera S wheels
424  CD compartment
440  Windscreen antenna
446  Wheel caps with colored Porsche crest
567  Top-tinted windscreen
573  Automatic air conditioning
603  PDLS Porsche Dynamic Light System (cornering lights)
605  LED daytime driving lights
610  DVD navigation Europe (full post code)
621  12V socket in passenger side footwell
635  ParkAssistant (rear only)
665  PCM 3 Porsche Communication Management touchscreen incl. radio
666  Telephone module for PCM
672  Navigation module for PCM
680  Bose sound system
810  Floor mats
870  Universal multimedia interface
983  Leather seats
Retrofit of Cruise control by Porsche main dealer

Modifications / upgrades

GT3 brake ducts front
braided lines
Endless RF650 fluid
Girodisc 340 x 325 all round
Pagid RS29 pads
titanium heat shields
Pad sensors removed

Porsche side decals black
black painted mirrors
headlamp surround decals black
Cayman S badge black
black side air intakes
Zunsport front radiator grills
wheels painted Weiss Gold
black Sunvisor

Engine/drive train:
Porsche factory short shift kit
Function first engine mount yellow
Function first semi semi solid gearbox mounts
Function first aluminium gear shift cable fasteners
throttle Sprint booster
Carnewal sports exhaust

Ohlins road and track coil overs (springs 40nm front / 60nm rear)
Ride height is a little lower than Cayman R but does not ground and no issues with speed bumps
5mm wheel spacers all round
5mm longer OEM GT3 wheel bolts
Michelin PS4S all round
Full suspension set up/check by Centre Gravity with Geo/corner weighting June 2021 -(cost of £1k)

In my ownership the car has been serviced and worked on by Porsche specialist Autostrasse Coggleshall, RPM Technic and Rob Whitwell Motor Engineer (a local friend and highly regarded mechanic) Latest work was a service by Autostrasse at 74,120 miles and a few weeks ago it went back to Centre Gravity to have lower rated springs fitted a general suspension check over and Geo. The stiffer springs will go with the car but I prefer this new set up for the road.


Crossover coolant pipes were checked and where required replaced in 2019. The car wants for nothing mechanically and has bills in excess £10k for all the modifications and associated labour.

Selling due to fancy a change and looking for the next project. No p/x  

Car is located approx 4 miles from Stansted airport.



































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Looks lovely, I'm not in the market at the moment, but the idea of such a track capable Cayman is very appealing, best of luck with the sale.

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