Yellow is not a color that works in every situation. It needs to be the right brand, the right model, and the right shade. A yellow Mercedes-Benz S-Class just doesn’t work. It’s fun and quirky, but not exactly the color you want to look at everyday. However, a yellow Porsche 911? Now we are talking.
This 2018 911 Carrera coupe is just your base model of the 911 line, but still offers a ton of punch from the twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six. If you want the extra excitement, this one has the 7-speed manual if shifting gears is your thing. Only one problem – a nearly five-year old base 911 still has an asking price of over sticker. What the … ?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay
Model: 911 Carrera Coupe
Engine: 3.8 liter twin-turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual transaxle
Mileage: 4,257 mi
Location: Addison, Texas
Racing Yellow 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera RWD 7-Speed Manual 3.0L H6 Turbocharged DOHC 24V LEV3-LEV160 370hp 20″ Wheels, Electric Slide/Tilt Sunroof in Glass, Luggage Net in Passenger Footwell, PORSCHE Logo Painted, Sports Tailpipes in Black, Wheel Center Caps w/Colored Porsche Crest, Wheels: 8.5J x 20″ Fr/11.5J x 20″ Rr Carrera S.
I know it is almost funny to call any 991 911 a “base” car considering how fast they are, but when you consider all the other options in the 991 range, it seems totally insane to pay almost $10,000 over the sticker price for a 2018 model year. This car isn’t even optioned all that heavily and doesn’t even have the basic stuff like heated seats. The only two real options are the 20″ Carrera S wheels and the sunroof. Everything else is just minor little things not worth mentioning. It’s a pay-to-play market I suppose, but you won’t catch me playing right now.
And, of course, the other problem with yellow is that it is the color of Deutsche Post vehicles… Like buying a car in UPS brown here…
Agree, this is insanity. In normal times a 4.5 year old, previous generation, base 911 would be worth around 50% of MSRP. I think anyone buying at these bubble prices should be prepared for some serious deferred depreciation in the coming months and years.
I’m with greg on this one. Yes people have been saying the sky is falling for a long time, but I think we are finally here. If you have the money, go for it, but you have to bank on this being a high water mark for prices over the next 5 years. Maybe there are some exceptions for rare old stuff, but a standard 4 yr old Carrara? Prime target for some serious deprecation….
I agree with all of the above. Just a cloud gazing thought: Do you think if we time-traveled back to 1989 and told a 964 buyer that a “base” 911 in 2018 will have twin-turbochargers and a 7 speed manual transmission their jaw would hit the floor, or they would simply say, “oh really…that’s it?”
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