Last week I was listing to an interview with everyone’s favorite comedian and 1990s sitcom star known to be a massive Porsche collector, and he was asked what his favorite modern 911 was. The person asking the question assumed it was the 911 GT3 RS 4.0. I too assumed that, but his answer was actually the 2016 911 R. A worthy choice for sure, but I do wonder if his answer was because he was rumored to have pitched the idea to Grant Larson, who then took it to the Porsche board. Nothing was ever officially confirmed and I’m sure Porsche will never admit it either, but still a fun tidbit on what is continuing to be very desirable car. Just 991 examples were ever produced, and it seems like handful of them trading publicly every year. Their values? A rollercoaster to say the least.
Today, we have an example in one of the launch colors with just 2,300 miles on the odometer. The price? It’s up there.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2016 Porsche 911 R on eBay
Model: 911 R
Engine: 4.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 2,250 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: $499,991 Buy It Now
Zweck is pleased to offer this outstanding 911R with only 2,250 miles, finished in White with Red stripes over Black & Tarpan Brown interior. Among notable options from factory for this R was the exclusion of a radio–among reportedly less than 10 911R ordered like so worldwide–as well as the single-mass flywheel, for the quintessential 911R experience. A complete option readout is available below. The front end of the vehicle is wrapped in paint protection film and although white mirror caps are currently installed, the factory-specified carbon fiber upper mirrors come with the vehicle as well. This 911R has never been in any accidents and wears its original paintwork throughout, as verified by paint meter. Included with the car is the original window sticker, manuals, and both keys. Prod Month: 2016-10-01 Exterior: White Interior: Leather Interior in Black/Tarpan Brown BASE 911 R 082 Extended Range Fuel Tank, 23.9 gal 0Q White 187 Single-Mass Flywheel with Reinforced Clutch 26 Leather Interior in Black/Tarpan Brown 27052 911 R Limitation Number 474 Front axle lift system 509 Fire Extinguisher 555 Seat Belts in Black 573 Air conditioning 581 Luggage net in passenger footwell 630 Light Design Package 643 Sport Chrono Package (Porsche Track Precision App) 810 Floor Mats 903 911 R Stripes in Red 984 Code For Leather Equipment CRR Side Stripes with Porsche Script in Red XEX Bi-Xenon™? Headlights in Black with Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) XJW SportDesign Exterior Mirror Upper Trim in Carbon Fiber XUB Headlight Cleaning System Covers in Exterior Color XXD Door-Sill Guards in Carbon Fiber, Illuminated
As much as I love these and would really enjoy owning one, you have to be careful when buying them. A handful of them were optioned without any radio or infotainment, and this is one of them. It isn’t that I am worried about playing music while driving this, but it is nice to have some audio if you are on long highway drives. Removing the stereo in the name of saving weight is pretty absurd and a foolish idea to me given how heavy cars are now anyways.
This one has an asking price of nearly $500,000, but I think that might be a tag high. We saw one sell back in March for $100,000 less with just 4,800 miles on the odometer. That car was nearly the same spec as this one, and did have the radio. Is 2,000 more miles worth a $100,000 price hit? Of course not, but I think this ask is all about the supply. Although, there are currently six other 911 R examples for sale right now in the US, so this isn’t your only choice. A cool car, but maybe the price isn’t right here.