I’ve just written a piece for GT Porsche magazine on investing in classic Porsches. I won’t deluge the details of the article here, you can buy a copy of the magazine here to read it in full, but the gist of it is that an older Porsche can be a decent investment, but just buy carefully
That article concentrated on pre-1989 Porsches, but I also maintain that later models can be a good investment too. Top of my list of ‘hot’ 911s is the 964. I am constantly getting requests for good 964s and each one I have in stock I could sell a dozen times over. The red Carrera 4 I had recently sold before I’d even marketed it fully and I had a queue of keen buyers for it.
The 993 is often touted as a good investment – and it is. However, 993 prices are already strong and there are a reasonable number of good examples out there. By contrast, 964s are still cheaper and good ones are few and far between.
It’s the rare models that investors really like – RSs and the like – but I think that standard models will also at least h0ld their money and are still affordable en0ugh for everyday folk to buy.
And if a 911 is out of your price range, how about a 944? decent examples of the later S2 and the Turbo are going up in value and, again, good ones are rare.
However, I always maintain that Porsche ownership should, first and foremost, be about having fun. If you happen to make a few bob in the process well, that’s a bonus.