Porsches spotted for sale
A friend in the USA just sent me a link to this advert for a Porsche 996 Carrera 4S The first thing that struck me was that it is odd to see an Official Porsche Centre (Center?) selling a 10-year-old car, and then I spotted the mileage. This 996 Carrera 4S has just 1224 miles on the clock! In effect, then, it’s as good as new. The asking price is $54,000 which equates to £34,000. Now, that’s a lot of money for a 996 Carrera 4S but it’s less than half the price of a brand-new Porsche 911. Look at […]
Here’s an interesting Porsche that I did a feature on last year. It’s a road-legal 935 replica, based on an early 911 Turbo but – and this is where it gets interesting – powered by a genuine 935 engine that develops 580bhp! OK, it’s not 100 perfect accurate – it’s painted yellow for starters – but that doesn’t matter. What this car is a fun and potent Porsche which, while being perhaps a little too extreme for road use, would make a superb trackday weapon. 0-60mph is claimed to be just 3.1 seconds – in first gear! More details here. […]
A friend just drew my attention to this Porsche 996 Turbo which is being sold on an auction site. It’s a Cat D write-off – which means an insurance company has deemed it uneconomical to repair. Cat D cars can be a cheap way into Porsche ownership so long as you are able to do the repair cheaply but – crucially – at the same time properly. Which you may be able to do if you have access to workshop facilities and use second-hand parts. A nearly new 911 Turbo would require massive damage to be written off but these […]
Last week, I reported on a barn find Porsche 911E which is being sold on Pistonheads and eBay. It is said to be the very first long wheelbase 911 and, as such, an interesting piece of Porsche history. It’s also a wreck in need of a full restoration. Normally a Porsche of this type and condition would be worth very little, as a full restoration is an expensive process and, arguably, not worth doing. I’m selling a lovely 911 of a similar age that has had £60,000 spent on its restoration. Click here for details. However, this barn find, because […]
An interesting Porsche has just come up for sale on Pistonheads. The 1969 prototype is claimed to be the first ever 911E and, as such, the first ever long wheelbase Porsche 911. The sellers give a lengthy and reasoned description of the car, saying it has the first LWB chassis and engine number, and appears to be mostly original. They also admit that the car requires a full restoration; the photos show that the bodywork is rusty, the interior scruffy and the engine looks as if it’s not moved in many a year. In other words, it will need a […]
A friend in the Netherlands is selling his lovely left-hand drive 1992 Porsche 968 coupe. It’s covered 213,000km and has been well maintained, including a full gearbox overhaul. A 968 is a lovely car, with superb handling and rock-solid build quality. Rarer than the 944 which it replaced, good examples are holding their value nicely. Click here to email the owner for details.
When I spotted an advert for a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 priced at a cool £60,000 – three times the price of a very nice example – I had to find out more. So I’ve spent the day at Precision Porsche driving the car and talking to the people behind the car. This in, in effect, as close as you’ll get to a brand new Carrera 3.2. Practically every part of it has been rebuilt, restored or replaced. And at great expense – £500 for a door catch, anyone? In many ways, the car drives just like a well-sorted £20,000 […]
I’ve just received details of a lovely Porsche 993 Carrera 4S which is being sold by its owner in the USA. What’s striking about the car is the mileage – just 29,000. It’s a lovely looking car although those US-spec black overriders front and rear look odd to European eyes! Click here for details and to contact the owner.
A friend sent me a link to an advert for a 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster which is for sale in Australia. Now, any 911 Speedster is a rare beast but this one is particularly interesting because it’s done just 1617 miles from new. In other words, it’s effectively never been used! It’s a wide-bodied car finished in Midnight Blue Metallic. From the photos, it looks brand new, as you’d expect. It’s hard to put a value on a Porsche like this, but the asking price of AUS$164,995 (about £108,000) sounds about right. The problem, though, with super-low mileage Porsches, is […]
I had a call yesterday from a chap wanting to buy his first 911 – a 996. As soon as he said his budget was around £23,000, I immediately thought ‘Carrera 4S’. A few moments later, he said he fancied a 4S but was concerned it may be too extreme for a first 911. Not at all. The Carrera 4S is basically a standard 996 enhanced with a wide Turbo bodyshell and Turbo brakes and suspension, plus a classic full-width rear reflector. To my eye, it’s the best-looking 996 of all (especially from the rear) and is lovely to drive […]