I often sell Porsches for people because their circumstances have changed. A usual comment is “I never get time to use it”, and another is “We’ve got a baby on the way.” Now, I usually point out that a baby will fit in the back of a 911, as will older children. However, I recently had a call from a chap whose wife was expecting twins. Great news but two babies and all the paraphernalia in the back of his 996? Tricky. There was no question, the Porsche had to go.
It turned out to be a superb example of a 3.4-litre 996 and I had no hesitation in taking it on. Before long, the right buyer came along and a deal was done. New buyer very happy. Previous owner? Well, he was pleased to have had a pain-free sale but naturally sad to see his pride and joy go. Still, I’m sure his new twins will give him even more joy!
Here’s what he had to say:
“You recently sold a Porsche 996 Carrera 4 on my behalf and I just wanted to get in touch to say thankyou. Work pressures and the preparation for the imminent arrival of our twins has meant time has been in short supply.
“I just wanted to say that I think the way you marketed the car and the price you got for it were both without fault. I couldn’t have been more pleased and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your services to other people. The icing on the cake was when the latest copy of Total 911 dropped through my post box this morning and my car (ex) was featured in it. The magazine will be a nice reminder of a car that was a real pleasure to own.
“Thanks again, keep up the good work with the magazine and I hope to be in contact in the future when you can find me a new Porsche (2 to 3 years down the line I’ve promised myself another on).”
Almost every Porsche seller I’ve dealt with has promised themselves another 911 one day. They really are addictive cars!