eBay find of the day: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio

There are a lot of Autoblog readers out there that are anxious to own a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio, and we sure wouldn't mind having one in the Autoblog garage for a few weeks, either. Well, according to an eBay seller, the first 2008 Porsche 911 turbo drop-tops are on a boat from Germany and you can bid on it, even though there's no official confirmation that such a vehicle exists . The auction has a twist to it that we're seeing more and more on eBay: customers are bidding to see who is willing to pay the highest amount over MSRP.

The holder of the auction has of course provided a full list of options included with the car, including Sport Chrono Package Turbo ($1,840), and Carbon Multi Function Steering Wheel ($620). That sounded very exciting and all, but there were a few small problems with the auction that we found a bit odd, beginning with the spy photo above that was provided by the seller.

First off, the car is scheduled to be delivered to Los Angeles "sometime between Spring/Summer 2007". For $160,000 or more, we'd probably want a more concrete date than that. Next, the auctioneer states that the car is "my dealers [sic] FIRST 997 TURBO CAB Lanuch [sic] car!!!". There was no mention of the dealer's name, and there isn't any advertisement of the "dealer's" other products that are for sale. A quick jaunt through the seller's feedback showed a lot of "buys," but only a couple items sold.

At this point we decided to run the VIN, which, as it turns out, is merely a long string of 2s. A quick search of Carfax turned up nothing (maybe the car is too new, and isn't yet listed). Lastly, the seller doesn't even know how much the car is going to cost. The estimated price is "about $143,000", but hey, we guess if you really want the 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabrio, you're going to have to roll the dice.

[Source: eBay via Carscoop]

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