The ultra-rare Porsche market seems to be heating up — so here’s one of the rarest modern Porsche models in existence. It’s a 2005 Porsche Cayenne, and it has a manual transmission. Porsche only made a few hundred of these during the mid-2000s, making it rarer than the Carrera GT supercar — and it can be yours for $9,000.
Am I actually serious? Well, not really. Yes, this 2005 Porsche Cayenne manual is ultra-rare, and you can get it for $9,000 — but no, I don’t think it’s going to go up in value like the 964 RS America or the 997 Speedster. Still, this thing is pretty cool, don’t you think?
The gist of the manual Cayenne is this: The Cayenne came out in 2003 with "S" and "Turbo" models, with a V6 launching the next year. As a price leader (and perhaps to satisfy the demand of the very few people who wanted three pedals), Porsche offered the V6 Cayenne with a manual transmission — and that’s what you see here. Later on, the V8-powered GTS was also offered with a manual, as was the V6 Cayenne from the second generation, which came out in 2011.
This particular Cayenne is offered by a private seller in Norwalk, Ohio, between Cleveland and Toledo, and it’s covered 160,000 miles from new. The rare 6-speed manual is prominently featured in the listing, and the ad even invites buyers who don’t know how to drive a manual, noting: "If you can’t drive a stick, I’ll teach you after the sale!"
It may not be a 911 GT3RS 4.0, but it’s still a rare Porsche — and at only $9,000, you have to admit it’s pretty appealing.