Benefitting from a recent full paint correction and dent removal, the Titanium Metallic finish on today’s 2004 Porsche Cayenne S is shimmering. Extensive gallery photos display it from every angle, including close-ups of the front end that looks to be in excellent shape.
Features include bi-xenon headlamps with washers, integrated fog lamps, silver body and window trim, a rear spoiler, and quad polished exhaust outlets from a Platinum Edition Cayenne. Under current ownership, ghosted decals highlighting the 955-series designation have been added, which the owner notes are easily removed.
As well, black-and-red body stripes, roof-rack bars, a rooftop basket and safari-style lights have been added. In 2021, it was shown in this configuration at the Werks Reunion Amelia Island, one of the largest gatherings of Porsche’s in the country.
The 18” Cayenne Turbo wheels are in excellent shape thanks to a professional refinishing performed in 2020. They are wrapped in beefy Kumho Road Venture A/T rubber sized 265/65 with 2020 date codes. Silver calipers with black Porsche lettering are fitted all around with slotted rotors up front.
Other exterior highlights include Euro-style side markers, full window tint, and an undercarriage that looks to be in overall good shape. Per the owner, there is no history of paint or body work on the vehicle and no rust present.
The Porsche of SUVs
The cabin is finished in Steel Grey leather upholstery and Stone Grey carpeting, a theme that continues to the doors and dashboard along with aluminum trim. Both front seats are power adjustable with wear noted in the gallery, including a crack on the driver’s side bolster. The rear bench looks to be in good overall condition.
Wrapped in black leather, the three-spoke multi-function steering wheel includes shifter buttons for the Tiptronic S transmission and shows fading along the top.
It frames a set of five dials consisting of oil pressure, 8,000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph odometer with inset odometer, and battery voltage. The central gauge combines a vehicle information digital readout with coolant temperature and fuel level below.
Amenities include front and rear park assist, moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, and thermally insulated glass. Under prior ownership, a new headliner and Kenwood Apple CarPlay head unit were installed. Integrated cleanly into the dashboard, the new stereo works with the factory-optional Bose surround sound system.
Controls for the dual-range transfer case, Porsche Active Suspension Management System (PASM), and air-powered suspension are located on the center console.
Door panels all appear to be in good condition, as does the dash and carpeting. Black floor mats are fitted throughout with Porsche lettering for the driver and passenger units. This Cayenne features stainless-steel door sill plates, a retractable cargo area screen, full-size matching spare, cargo liner, and tailgate sill plate.
Power and Capability
In the tidy engine bay, factory shrouds surround the original 4.5L V8 and that fantastic intake manifold. Its as if Porsche wanted to show the motor off like a piece of art. Which is fair considering the level of engineering that went into this all-new powertrain that was developed specifically for the Cayenne.
Highlights include aluminum alloy construction, dry-sump lubrication, quad camshafts with VarioCam technology, 32 valves, and Motronic engine management. Making 340 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque when new, it pairs with a Tiptronic S six-speed automatic featuring manual mode controlled by steering wheel toggles.
Somewhat under-the-radar when considering an off-road vehicle, these 955-series Cayennes are in fact very capable 4x4s. They feature a full-time 4WD system with low range, and hill descent control. This particular example was fitted with the factory-optional air suspension and PASM.
PASM continuously adjusts damper force based on road conditions and can be set into Comfort, Normal or Sport modes via center console switches. The air suspension enables a maximum 10.8” of ground clearance and as seen in the gallery, today’s Cayenne S is showing off that ability.
Under the previous owner, the secondary catalytic converter was removed to enhance the V8’s rumble. As well, the following components were replaced:
- Coolant pipes
- Valve cover gaskets
- Spark plugs
- Ignition coils
Per the owner, there are no known issues with this Cayenne S and extensive service records will accompany the sale.
Located in Sarasota, Florida, this 2004 Porsche Cayenne S has been with the current, and third, owner for a year and a half, during which 1,500 of the 93,255 miles have been added. Blending the power and moves Porsche is known for with factory off-road skills and a healthy dose of aftermarket upgrades, this is a seriously cool Cayenne that looks ready for adventure.