2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 with 2,731 miles

We feature ultra low-mileage cars every so often and the majority of the time they are cars that you could understand why someone didn’t pile miles on. They are usually low-production cars that could be seen as collectibles or future collectibles. Today’s car is a little different. This 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 was mass-produced and made to be disposable in every way. Mercedes knew these cars just had to be good enough for five or so years until their bread and butter buyers trade it in for a new S-Class and hope the cycle never ends. Thanks to an unfortunate set of circumstances, this W221 has just 2,731 miles on it and looks like you might expect a nearly-new S550 to look. With prices of these cars now in the mid-teens, what you expect to pay for this prime example?

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster

I am not going to say the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is forgotten, but it’s not exactly the first or even 10th car that pops into your mind when someone says ”Supercar.” The SLR isn’t a bad car at all, but rather it gets lost in the admittedly small sea of supercars from the 2000s and on. The performance numbers are good with a 0-60 mph time in the mid-to-low 3 second range and a 0-100 mph run in 7.5 seconds. Mercedes put out the standard coupe as well as some special editions over the eight year production run that gained a little notoriety but today I wanted to look at the SLR Roadster. Normally when you take a supercar and try to make it into a roadster, some of the original design language gets washed away simply because things need to happen to actually make the roof come off and keep the car up to same standard. I think the SLR Roadster did an excellent job of keeping this car as true to the coupe design as possible. Let me explain why.

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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

With asking prices continuing to move upward for the 996TT – though we probably should note that judging from a few auction outcomes the selling prices may not be moving up quite so much – I have been on the search for certain 997TT models. While prices certainly aren’t as low as what we used to see from the 996 the 997 is beginning to represent pretty good performance value, especially given how much performance you get.

Truth be told, this particular example wasn’t really what I was looking for, but I’m glad that I found it. Once I saw it, it was near impossible to pass by. This is a Viper Green Metallic 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet with 6-speed manual transmission. It’s fitted with an interesting Cocoa leather interior and sport seats. This version of Viper Green comes from the late 70’s after Porsche had modified the original non-metallic color. It’s a bit lighter in shade and a bit brighter with the typical metallic sparkle. It makes for an attractive light green and the juxtaposition of light and dark in the interior gives the whole thing a rather earthy feel. Generally when we see Viper Green as a PTS option this is not the version we see, but rather the original version. That makes this 997TT a little extra unique.

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Double Take: Brown 911s – Classic vs Modern

I will admit here I am really stretching the boundaries of what makes sense for a double take. I had already come across this Nutmeg Brown Metallic 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe and wanted to write it up because of its fairly rare and unusual exterior color. I like darker metallic browns a lot and we almost never see them outside of a few years in the 70s and 80s. I’ll admit that brown isn’t the most appealing car color for many, but in the right circumstances it can work quite well.

Then I came across a much newer 911 in a very similar color and thought, why not? So if you are a fan of these dark brown exteriors this might give you a sense of your options and, what for me is perhaps the most interesting aspect of this, the relative cost and performance that’s available to you. Let’s look at the Nutmeg Brown Carrera first:

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2008 Mercedes-Benz E350

Outside of the E55 or E63 AMG, I don’t really check out many Mercedes-Benz W211s. There is nothing wrong with these cars, but rather the fact there isn’t much to say about them. It’s a mass-produced, run-of-the-mill mid-size sedan that does everything just fine. Nothing special or unique about them. Most were bought or leased for three to five years, dumped off to the second owner who rack up the miles doing the bare minimum in maintenance to the car until the cycle repeats enough times to where you can pick one up for $5,000 at the corner lot or everyone’s favorite, Craigslist. Today’s car, a 2008 E350, seems to be an exception to the W211 typical life cycle. This car painted in the amazing Flint Gray, shows only 53,000 miles and is actually for sale by an official Mercedes-Benz dealer. What gives?

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2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

How much do you like green cars? The impetus for the question will be somewhat obvious, though it isn’t just the exterior that raises the question. This is a Green 2008 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, located in Ohio, with 10,016 miles on it. Typically this exterior color is referred to as RS Green since it was first made available from 2007-2008 for the GT3 RS, though as we can see the CoA lists it simply as Green. Many also call it Porsche Green. It is paint code 2D8.

Back to my original question. RS Green is a pretty great shade of green. For a car like the GT3 RS it works incredibly well. It also is very rare to come across one. This particular RS is…extra green. The interior too has taken on that green hue with green stitching throughout along with a variety of trim pieces in the dash, doors, and center console painted that same bright green. It’s a lot of green so you’re going to have to love it.

The other reason you’ll really need to like green is the price. As I said these are rare among the already relatively rare GT3 RS and with an asking price of $325K you’re gonna have to pay a lot for that rare green.

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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

After yesterday’s 996 Turbo S Coupe I thought it might be worthwhile to look at an obvious alternative. As some readers noticed quite quickly, with Turbo S prices moving up that brings into play a few other cars. The two most obvious are the 996 GT3 and the 997.1 Turbo. Because it’s the much closer comparison I’ve chosen the Turbo for this post. Also because I’ve featured the GT3 quite a bit over the past year. I love them and have thought prices were quite good considering what you’re getting. It’s ultimately what I would choose were I in the market. But the GT3 isn’t a Turbo (obviously) and for those looking for that combination of luxury and performance that only a 911 Turbo can provide the 997 makes the better choice.

Here we have a Basalt Black Metallic 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe, located in Ohio, with Sand Beige leather interior and 26,483 miles on it. It has sport seats, the sport chrono package, and a 6-speed manual. With 480 hp on tap you’re getting more power than the Turbo S and arguably a much better looking 911 both inside and out.

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2008 BMW M3

Some cars clearly have interesting stories associated with them. A few of those stories are very compelling; cars that have lived their entire lives with a single owner who lovingly lavished gifts of unfettered maintenance and weekly detailings. Other times is a car which has somehow beaten the odds, appearing in completely original and untouched condition.

But more often than not the stories make you want to run away. Perhaps it is an accident history, lack of detail, or high price – whatever the case, there’s reason to be suspicious. With that in mind I consider today’s M3. What initially caught my attention, obviously, is the color. Phoenix Yellow Metallic was not a standard color on the E9X chassis, so finding one in that shade must mean that it was a BMW Individual car, right? Well, that would make this car very, very rare. There were a total of 865 Individual colors for the E9X, and of those only 2 are recorded to be Phoenix Yellow. That’s right, there are more E46 models painted Phoenix Yellow by BMW Individual after the color was discontinued in March 2005.

On top of that, the car has Fox Red leather. Now, that combination may not be for anyone everyone, but it certainly makes this car pretty special. Mileage, while not very low, also wasn’t outrageous. To add to the positives, there’s a host of Dinan upgrades and even disclosed maintenance. For all you DCT haters, it’s a 6-speed manual, too. And then there’s the price – $26,000. This car is into the same price bracket as prime E46 models. So, what gives?

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2008 Porsche 911 GT2

I’ve been looking at quite a few high-dollar 911s lately and among the pantheon of Porsche supercars the GT2 tends to stand on its own. Unlike the extremely high priced original 993 GT2 where values soar to over $1M the water-cooled cars have less collector interest and thus lower costs. But the performance is not lower. Not lower at all.

I see examples of the 996 GT2 come around pretty often, and prices have generally been moving up. I see the 997 GT2 far less often, outside of the ridiculously sublime GT2 RS which can easily set you back nearly $500K, so I’m a little curious where these will fall on the spectrum. Where will their value lie relative to the rising values of the 996? As I mentioned in my roundup of the 996 GT3: while the 996 still makes for a reasonable value even among the GT cars, as they approach the cost of a similar 997 then we begin to open up even greater performance value potential.

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Year: 2008
Model: 911 GT2
Engine: 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 13,231 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

We are excited to offer this one owner 2008 Porsche GT2 Coupe with only 13,231 original miles on the odometer! One of only 237 ever made, the car is finished in a Stuttgart classic combination of Silver with perfect Charcoal/Anthracite Leather and Suede upholstery. Overall this car is in stunning condition, is a joy to drive, runs and drives perfectly and is as quick as you would expect a GT2 to be!

This 2008 Porsche GT2 Coupe is a true collector car and is fitted with its 3.6L H6 DOHC 24V Turbo motor coupled to its 6 Speed manual transmission which is fluid and has no issues; the clutch is in perfect condition. This car is fully optioned and has every comfort that was made available in this model and year and in addition has a Porsche Roll cage installed.

This 2008 Porsche GT2 has had only one owner and all service records are available. Overall, she is in perfect condition and suffice to say has not been driven much at all, has not been driven on the track, is stored all winter and not driven in inclement weather; she has been looked after well throughout her life.

This is a car for a collector and it boasts the look of a new car. They did not make many to start with so there will only be less of them in the future and many are shipping overseas everyday. If you are a serious collector, you cannot afford to let the opportunity to own this pass you by. We have priced this vehicle to provide you the best deal on a car of this caliber. If you need any assistance with financing please let me know.

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With only 1261 produced worldwide and around 200 for the US (I’ve seen 205 quoted, but the ad here states 234) the 997 GT2 is a pretty rare machine though certainly far more common than some of Porsche’s rarest 911s. That sort of thing might condition how we think of the long term value of these performance beasts, but we can probably rest assured knowing that values aren’t going to come down much. That said, the GT2 RS obviously trumps one of these and with a 991 GT2 now looking to be in the works you never really know how things will play out. Of course, the optimist might then look at the GT2 and dream of track days and devilishly good fun at the wheels of one of Porsche’s giants with less worry about adding on those high intensity miles.

This particular GT2 looks in fine condition in its popular Arctic Silver Metallic paint. It is pretty low mileage for an ’08 911, but not necessarily low for a GT2. While it’s tough to call anything a nice value when it will likely have a selling price around $200K, those specifically looking for a GT2 might find this one to be reasonable. Supercar performance of this sort never really comes cheaply. Bidding currently sits at $90,300. Naturally we expect that to rise, but maybe not so much that it cannot compete with the 996 as a performance value.

-Rob

2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

Almost any time I step away from the air-cooled 911 market to look at another Porsche I experience a brief moment of surprise about the value available. It’s the case even when all I’ve done is look at water-cooled 911s. Granted, the one we see here, a Black 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe with Red leather interior, manual transmission and just 9,715 miles on it, is up for a reserve auction so it is possible the dealer will be asking too much and our sense of value might diminish. But experience tells me that’s rarely the case with the 997 and even if it is I would hardly expect bidding to go crazy. So what we have is a really attractive, and excellent performing, sport coupé that should be attainable for a decent price. This 911 won’t have the value upside of an air-cooled model, but we all need something to actually drive right?

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