On first glance, there really isn't anything special about this decade-old Porsche Cayenne. It's a 2008 facelifted first-gen model with with 122,738 miles on it, painted in Meteor Gray Metallic and . It's only when you look inside and see the manual shifter does this SUV get a lot more interesting.
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This base Cayenne is one of very few optioned with an actual six-speed manual transmission from the factory. That means a third pedal in the footwell, and a woefully out-of-place shift knob smack-dab in the middle of the console. Otherwise, it's just like any other Cayenne, powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter direct injection V6 making 290 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Power goes to all four corners via the Cayenne's all-wheel drive system. A height-adjustable suspension with different drive modes and stiffness settings is also standard.
The only modification I can see is the tacked-on satellite radio head unit. The rest of the interior looks to be in good condition considering the mileage, and the exterior is equally as clean. What's great about this thing is, to most people, it's just another Cayenne (unlike something like a GTS). But for those who know about how rare these base three-pedal versions are, it's a real treat to see. It's just so odd to see a factory manual shifter in a vehicle that probably never needed to have one. Porsche actually kept the stick around as an option for the base Cayenne all the way up until 2014. Kudos to them.
The selling dealer on eBay Motors claims this Cayenne is in perfect running condition, and . Sure, this thing won't appeal to everyone, but for those that love something totally obscure, it's a must-have. Track car tow vehicle, anyone?