Paint-to-sample 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe

I believe this will be the first of the new turbocharged 911s we will have featured here at GCFSB. Newer models aren’t featured all that often here, mostly because they tend to be readily available, but sometimes we come across one that is worthwhile. I think this 911 fits that bill. Here we have a paint-to-sample Aetna Blue 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe, located in Denver, with Black/Bordeaux leather interior and only 1,345 miles on it. Aetna Blue is both an old and new color from Porsche, having first been introduced as a color for the 356. The new version is a slightly different shade so I’d be curious which of the two they went with here. Both are attractive colors, but obviously there’s additional historicity associated with the earlier version. That unique color is part of the allure of this 911. The other part is quite simple: this is basically a new car, but with around a $20K savings. Of course, you’d have to want all of these options for that savings to be fully realized, but it’s still a good chance to let the original owner absorb a good chunk of depreciation, while you take home a nearly new car.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Paint-to-sample 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe on eBay

Year: 2017
Model: 911 Carrera 4S
Engine: 3.0 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 1,345 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($136,900 Buy It Now)

This Paint to Sample, loaded 911.2 Carrera 4S is finished in historic Aetna Blau (Etna Blue) and has only 1,350 miles on it. It offers incredible value; its original MSPR was $153,265. It has been completely ceramic coated and the front has been clear wrapped for paint protection. Options are very extensive: Black/Bordeaux full leather interior, PDK, Adaptive cruise and Lane Change Assist, Rear Axle Steering, heated multifunction wheel, high-gloss window trim, glass roof, Burmester sound, 18-way Adaptive Sports Seats with leather shells, Premium Package (inc. LED lights, heated and cooled seats and more) and many others. We ordered it new for its owner, who is replacing it with another Porsche after thoroughly enjoying its many charms. It has never been in an accident or had any other cosmetic work, and is fully covered by Porsche factory warranty. This is an opportunity to save tens of thousands on a like-new 991.2 and avoid the long wait for paint to sample orders. Bespoke Auto’s focus is on “tailoring” just the right vehicle to our clients’ needs, something we have done for over 25 years for over 1,200 loyal people. We live by our reputation and have worked very hard to make sure we actually do save people time, money and hassle. Please note that we have no dealer handling or other hidden fees. For more information or to arrange a test drive, contact Isaac Bouchard at Bespoke Autos.

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For those who might have found the Lobster Red interior of the ’86 930 featured earlier this week to be a bit too garish, this Black over Bordeaux contrast brings with it a lot more elegance. It’s a really attractive interior and makes for an interesting contrast to the Aetna Blue. I don’t know that I’d have necessarily thought to combine these two colors, but they work well together. I’d prefer it were equipped with a manual transmission rather than PDK, but this 911 pretty clearly has been spec’d more as a refined sports coupe than as a back-road burner and the PDK does fit that ethos a bit better.

Much has been made of Porsche’s decision to switch to turbocharging for nearly the entire 911 line, but performance remains stellar and appears to have continued its evolution from earlier 991 models. While surely some buyers will care about the switch, the continued success of the 911 Turbo suggests turbocharging itself may be of little issue. If you happen to be one of those who desires one of these new 911s and also wanted a color that would stand apart from all of the rest, this Carrera 4S provides a decent bit of value. It’s certainly worth the time for further investigation.

-Rob

Reasonably Priced? 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

I don’t want to suggest that this 911 is inexpensive. Because it most certainly is not. However, in a somewhat relative sense it appears to be priced pretty well. This is one of the 25 2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Editions, with 7-speed manual transmission, and sits with 328 miles on the clock. With an asking price of just under $190K it’s still commanding a pretty hefty premium compared to when new, but this one actually is priced a good bit under some recent sales.

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Year: 2016
Model: 911 Carrera GTS
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 328 mi
Price: $189,990 Buy It Now

2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition\

Miles: 328

Instrument Dials in Carmine Red
PASM Sport Suspension
GTS Interior Package
Manual Transmission
Smoking package
ParkAssist (rear)
Deletion of GTS Model Designation on Side Doors
Code for Exterior Paint to Sample
Exterior Paint to Sample, Non-Metallic
Black Leather Interior incl. Alcantara® GTS Package in Carmine Red
Adaptive Sport Seats Plus (18-way) with Memory Package
BOSE® Audio Package
SportDesign exterior mirror lower trims painted in Black (high-gloss)
Wheels Painted in Black (High-Gloss)
Preparation door-sill guards, illuminated
LED Headlights in Black incl. Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus)
Center Console Trim in Carbon Fiber
20-inch Sport Classic Wheels

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Assuming that during its brief time its owner didn’t drive this 911 into anything, the only mark that distinguishes this Rennsport Reunion from others I’ve seen is the mileage. It’s high…well at 328 miles that doesn’t sound right so let’s just say it’s higher. Last month RM Sotheby’s sold a Rennsport Reunion at auction for $225K. It only had 72 miles. It was basically new. Others I’ve seen have shown similar pricing. So this one does have more than 4 times the number of miles! Silliness aside, realistically in the long term those extra miles aren’t likely to mean much and for someone who really would like a Rennsport Edition to drive – I mean they are pretty fantastic drivers having been based on the top-of-the-line Carrera GTS – those miles mean almost nothing. So for almost 40 thousand fewer of your dollars you could get this one and you’d still be one of the few proud 25 owners who have one of the last special edition naturally-aspirated Carreras Porsche seems destined to produce.

-Rob

Slate Grey 2016 Porsche 911R

The 911R has started popping up here and there for sale. All with very high prices as owners look to capitalize on a model that should have very good long term value potential. We featured one a few weeks ago, one of the more basic examples (meaning it was produced in one of the two standard colors), but still very high priced. This one is a bit more unique as it is one of the few (I’ve seen the number quoted as 50) paint-to-sample 911Rs that were made. The owner wanted something as a tribute to Steve McQueen who famously preferred Slate Grey as his exterior color of choice so that’s what we have: a Slate Grey 2016 Porsche 911R with light grey stripes and yellow lettering to be auctioned at the RM Sotheby’s Paris auctions on February 8.

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Year: 2016
Model: 911R
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 600 km (~ 372 mi)
Price: Reserve Auction

To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sotheby’s Paris event, February 8, 2017. Estimate: €450,000 – €650,000 Type 991. 500 bhp, 3,996 cc DOHC horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with direct injection, six-speed manual transmission, front and rear independent suspension, and four-wheel carbon-ceramic brakes. Wheelbase: 2,457 mm

The only PTS 911 R delivered to France
PTS Slate Grey with numerous Exclusive options
A one-off ‘Tribute to Steve McQueen’
The 967th example of just 991 examples produced
The most anticipated 911 of the 21st century
Just 600 km from new

The introduction of the 991-generation of the 911 GT3 RS caused quite the fanfare amongst Porsche’s most faithful customers. Gone was the long-adored six-speed manual transmission, replaced with Porsche’s Doppelkupplungsgetriebe transmission in the relentless pursuit of performance. While some enthusiasts favoured the PDK transmission for its lightning-quick shift times and smooth gear changes, others saw the departure of the traditional six-speed manual as the departure of the true driver’s car. Porsche heard its customer’s calls and promised something that would be truly incredible: a limited edition 911 with the drivetrain of the GT3 RS but catering to the temperament of the enthusiast driver by fitting a manual transmission. While the car was just rumoured, customers began begging dealerships to take their deposits and give them an allocation in sheer anticipation for what would be an incredible car. The 911 R was finally introduced at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Mechanically similar to the GT3 RS, the 911 R enjoys numerous changes to the suspension, steering, and most notably, the custom-built six-speed manual. However, unlike the GT3 RS, the 911 R is not about the fastest possible lap time, it is about involving the driver with the car and creating the most enjoyable driving experience possible.While only made available with two standard colours and stripe options, a handful of clients requested Paint to Sample (PTS) colours and were approved, instantly making those examples the most desirable and unique. This particular 911 R benefits from a host of Porsche Exclusive options and remains as one of the most unique examples seen to date. Delivered new to Paris, it is finished in Slate Grey with contrasting silver bonnet stripes and yellow Porsche lettering, and a Black leather interior and bucket seats with houndstooth inserts. Built as a tribute to Steve McQueen by its original owner, the car features personalized illuminated door sills inscribed with McQueen’s famous quote as Michael Delaney in the film Le Mans: ‘Racing is life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.’ Furthermore, it is outfitted with the single mass flywheel, Bi-Xenon headlights in black, Bose sound system, Sport Chrono pack, personalized interior with custom floor mats, and the front nose lift, amongst other options. At the time of purchase, the original owner was told that there would not be another 911 R with the same colours or options. The original owner also specified number 967 to celebrate the original 911 R built for racing in 1967. Finally, 25% of the car’s hammer price above its reserve (with a minimum of €25.000) will be given towards research for curing cancer in children, financed by the Gustave Roussy foundation. Located in Villejuif, just south of Paris, the Institut Gustave Roussy is one of the world’s leading cancer research institutes investing in cutting-edge technology and medicine, with the aim of making major advancements in the fight against cancer.Tastefully specified with many unique features, including PTS, perhaps Porsche’s own slogan sums up the 911 R best: there is no substitute.

I’ve always liked Slate Grey so it’s a pleasure to see it make an appearance on the 911R, though I this is Slate Grey Metallic rather than the original non-metallic Slate Grey of which I am a bigger fan. That said, I prefer that earlier version of Slate Grey when contrasted with a bright interior, e.g. Red, and I don’t think that was an option on the R no matter how much money you threw at Porsche. So the metallic may work better overall with the R’s sleeker lines and darker interior. It’s a pretty car regardless.

I’m mostly curious how this auction will play out more than anything else just because it’s a cool car with some interesting touches. I don’t know that the McQueen tribute will really have much meaning with regard to this car’s value since McQueen never owned it. People do like McQueen and some of his cars have sold for significant prices, I just don’t think it will matter much here. What should influence the auction price is that 25% of the sale price above the reserve will go toward charity. I hope that means they’ve set a reasonable reserve! Charity auctions, even when they are of a somewhat limited fashion like this one, always attract some extra value and I imagine once the reserve is met for this 911R then we may say bidding rise a bit. To give us some idea of what kind of price to expect, there currently is a Racing Yellow PTS 911R on eBay with an asking price of $799,980. Otherwise known as almost 3.5 times the sale price. Nice ROI. Frankly, that seems very unrealistic to me and I don’t expect the reserve here to be that high especially given the charity component, but we shall see. That’s the fun of an auction!

-Rob

2016 Porsche 911R

I’ve kind of been waiting for this. In fact, I’m surprised it’s taken this long. But one of the 991 2016 Porsche 911R has finally found its way to eBay. One look at the asking price and it’ll be clear why I’m surprised it took this long. No matter.

Here it is: the 500 hp, rear-drive, 6-speed manual equipped, extremely limited cousin to the GT3 RS. Gone are the many vents and the rear wing of the GT3 RS. Also gone is the requirement that it be equipped with PDK (it’s not even available), which was one of the criticisms leveled at Porsche upon the RS’s release. In fact, the R kind of looks like any other 991 Carrera Coupe – though it has stripes and is clearly more muscular – and I think that’s kind of the point. While I’m sure it will function quite well on a track (though most will never see even a moment of track time) the track version of the 911 already exists. The R is an alternative. Oh, and it’s lighter.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2016 Porsche 911R on eBay

Year: 2016
Model: 911R
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 542 mi
Price: $659,991 Buy it Now

2016 Porsche 911R in White Green Stripes / Only 542 Miles / 991 911-R 911 R

The seller has gone the route of no description, a not uncommon practice with a car like this that pretty much speaks for itself. Though there were some options available on the R so prospective buyers will want to know at least that much. This one does appear to have A/C and a radio, two options that make the R more livable though may not be options that a prospective buyer is interested in having. Other than those items and that it’s White with Green stripes, we can’t tell much else. Of course, opportunities to own any 911R will be rare and fleeting so getting fussy about options may not be something anyone has a choice about. Though I have to wonder how fleeting if they are priced like this. Even with some options I’d imagine most builds would come in around $200K so asking $660K attaches quite the premium. The 911R is sure to have a place in a Porsche collection and will show good value down the road, but I’d think only the few PTS cars that were made can command such silly prices at this point.

-Rob

Signal Yellow 2015 Porsche 911 GT3

I think I’ve been neglectful of the GT3, and that’s stupid. These are phenomenal cars. They are perhaps overshadowed by the more extreme GT3 RS and that’s probably the cause of my neglect, but really they shouldn’t be as their capabilities lie well beyond what most drivers can usefully exploit. And unlike the GT3 RS with all of its vents and wings the GT3 makes due with slightly more aggressive lines to separate itself from the rest of the 911 lineup. Well, when one popped up in Signal Yellow my attention was grabbed. Of the various yellows Porsche has produced, I feel confident Signal Yellow is my favorite. With Green, Blue, and Orange (really any of the jelly bean colors) I’m less certain and can sway toward one or another based on the model or just whatever has been capturing my focus at the time. But with yellow, it’s no contest. On a GT3 the color is brought to even greater heights as it marries its beauty with the superb performance of these modern 911s. Very little will grab your attention better than a long-hood 911 in Signal Yellow, but I dare say this GT3 does a pretty good job.

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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe

I sometimes wonder if I’m too neglectful of newer 911s. I rarely post them (and I think this is a general feature of our site), but the reasons for that are pretty natural: finding newer models in good condition isn’t always that difficult. There are abundant options available and most all will serve a driver’s purposes very well. That said, as we all know there can be great benefits to buying a lightly used car since most show initial depreciation that is quite rapid. If you aren’t picky then you can save a good bit of money. What about if you are picky? While newer models do abound on the second-hand market they aren’t always interesting nor come in an interesting spec, so if you’re looking for just the right combination of features along with a better price the search becomes more arduous. I think the car we see here, a GT Silver 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S Coupe with Carrera Red interior and 7-speed manual transmission, checks a lot of these boxes and it is just this sort of modern car that is very worth our time here at GCFSB.

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Double Take: Iconic Blues – 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

This post is aimed at a pretty specific audience since the 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS itself is already a niche vehicle and the two we have here further shrink that niche with their very bright exteriors. I love Porsche’s pastel blues and here we have two of the best and most well known that have been offered, each coming from a different era in Porsche’s history. Mexico Blue and Riviera Blue. Both were paint-to-sample options for the GT3 RS and add an additional layer of cachet to what is already a very high demand machine. The asking prices are, of course, absurd, but given how few of each of these must exist I suppose it is the price that must be paid to own such a potential icon. Let’s begin with the older of the two colors: Mexico Blue:

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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Rennsport Reunion Edition

As part of its sendoff of the outgoing 991 Porsche has turned to what it knows best: special editions. Inspiration this time did not come from the celebration of a production milestone or anything of that sort, but rather a celebration of some of Porsche’s biggest, and longest-tenured, fans. The Rennsport Reunion. As a Porsche-sanctioned event featuring some of the most prestigious models in Porsche’s history and with the express intention of using those cars on the track – rather than just having them seen – the Rennsport Reunion serves as a fitting showcase of the marque’s motorsport pedigree. To celebrate it makes much sense. The resulting special edition began with the Carrera GTS and its 430 hp being delivered only to the rear wheels, mandates that it come equipped with a manual transmission, and then throws on a number of cosmetic enhancements to help separate it from the rest of the GTS herd. To make it even more special, they only built 25.

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Gulf Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Last week I featured a Glacier Blue 911SC that the seller mentioned as being akin to a lighter shade of Gulf Blue. Well here we have the real thing: a Gulf Blue 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS located in California. The Gulf colors have long been synonymous with racing figuring most prominently at Le Mans on Ford’s GT40 as well as Porsche’s own 917. Since those early days the Gulf livery has found its way onto a wide variety of road cars and on a modern Porsche there’s really no better option than to have Gulf Blue covering the lines of the GT3 RS. This isn’t as shout-at-you vibrant as Lava Orange or Ultraviolet, but for its link to so many historically great race cars it certainly should stand as one of the best options on these ultimate 911s. My only quibble: the wheels should be orange!

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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

There is something about this 911 that really is attracting my notice. I can’t put my finger on it, but more so than most 991s I come across this one looks really good. Maybe it’s the color combination – I do really like the interior. Or maybe just the white exterior paint in general, which for whatever reason seems to work for me. I haven’t been a huge fan of the 991 design as it’s become too flat and more or less looks like the Cayman. I realize that’s the reverse of how the two models are typically viewed, with most seeing the Cayman as derivative of the 911, but with the current models the direction seems to have shifted. I’m sure aerodynamically it’s far superior to the more upright appearance of an air-cooled 911, but those specific aerodynamic benefits will rarely be appreciated to any significant degree so I can’t say I care. Design aesthetics aside, the 991 is another step forward in the long evolution of the 911 as one of the best sports coupes on the market. Performance is raised across the board and even if the current 911 isn’t as hard-nosed as it once was it remains a rear-engined driver and that in itself lends it much of its unique character. Plus, what car isn’t as hard-nosed as it once was? So here we have a White 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S, located in Florida, with Nautical Blue leather interior and 57,442 miles on it.

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