NO RESERVE: 2005 Porsche Cayenne S – SOLD FOR $2,100!

March 9, 2022 Update – We’re pleased to report this 2005 Porsche Cayenne S sold at no reserve with a high bid of $2,100!

We remember a time when you actually needed to bring a trailer when you were the winning bidder on the website of that name.  In that spirit, is pleased to offer a mechanic’s special in the form of a V8-powered, 2005 Porsche Cayenne S offered at No Reserve.

Bidding opened Monday, February  21, 2022, and ended at 6:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 9, 2022.

This running 2005 Porsche Cayenne S currently resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania which is approximately one hour’s drive from either Philadelphia or Newark International Airports.

(Note: the carousel below provides just a few of the pictures we provide for this Cayenne. To see all of the pictures for this car, please scroll down to the area just above the comment section)

High Bid = $2,100

When Porsche launched the 955 Cayenne SUV for the 2003 model year, the shock to the brand’s loyal following was on par with the 911’s switch from air- to water cooling.  In practice, however, the first-generation Cayenne proved itself to have excellent performance both on- and off-road.  While the base model offered a VW-sourced V6, stepping up to the “S’ model provided more robust V8 power.  Specifically, S models feature a 4.5L V8 engine relying on a dry-sump lubrication system and variable valve timing. It produces 340 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration from 0–60 mph takes 6.9 seconds and the top speed is 150 mph.

Robert, the current caretaker, actually bought this 2005 Cayenne S from his employer after using it as his company car for many years.  As such, he has not titled the Cayenne in his name and the CarFax® provided below reflects that.

The Prosecco metallic example is nicely equipped featuring cold A/C and very capable seat heaters.  While this 2005 Cayenne runs and drives, we consider this a project car for the following reasons:

  • While the engine starts easily and runs nicely, the seller reports the engine has one scorched piston so power is down a bit.
  • A known fault with the 955 Cayenne is the Carden Shaft bearing that supports the connection between the two drive shafts.  When this fails, drive-line vibration is unbearable for any speeds above a crawl. Luckily a company called Vertex Auto makes a $399 bolt-on repair kit that is a much less labor-intensive and more cost-effective alternative to replacing the entire driveshaft assembly.
  • Worth noting is that there are no warning lights currently displayed on this Cayenne’s diagnostic display.

We envision the buyer of this 2005 Porsche Cayenne S to use it one of three ways:

  1. A savvy, mechanically-inclined buyer can easily part out this Cayenne and make a tidy profit.
  2. An existing Cayenne owner may find a number of the parts on this example to be suitable replacements for their current 955.
  3. This 955 could be a great starting point for a Rally- or Overlander style build. The 955 Cayenne’s reputation for a capable offroad prowess continues to grow and as a result, there is a growing group of enthusiasts interested in using these for an off-roader or rally-inspired build.

The complimentary CarFax below confirms that this 2005 Porsche Cayenne S was a corporate-owned vehicle until earlier this year.  While it does have its blemishes, on a positive note this Cayenne has never incurred any accident damage. To review the fill report, click on the picture below and when finished, click your browser’s “back” button to be returned to this listing:


To help you make informed bids, a check of the J.D. Power Online Valuation Tool shows the average trade-in values for 2005 Porsche Cayenne S in “Rough”, “Average”, or “Clean” condition to be $2,400, $4,000, or $5,375, respectively.

While this 2005 Porsche Cayenne S got away, if you have any questions about this 2005 Porsche Cayenne S project, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking!

  1. Koenig

    Does the cardboard under the engine come with the Cayenne?

    • Guys with Rides

      That’s not cardboard, it’s 3/4″ inch plywood. We’re told it’s negotiable.

    • Anonymous

      How much do you think will cost to repair the cayenne

      • Guys with Rides

        Budget $1,200: $600 for parts and $600 for labor if you can’t do it yourself. There’s a company that makes a repair kit, but we’ve heard that most people who install this end up having to replace that and replace the drive shaft anyway.


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