Like the M635CSi from yesterday, one of the benefits of looking at the European versions of the cars that were offered here is colors. Judging from the outside, this E500’s Brilliant Silver Metallic won’t look any different than what you could find in the US. No, what I’m talking about is the interior. Specifically, this range-topping Japanese-market 500E has cloth upholstery, and it always has. Nifty? You betcha. It also has extra-flared rear wheel arches, some wild OZ Racing wheels, lowering springs, and an AMG-style rear spoiler. Let’s check it out!
Month: January 2023
You might have a rare car, but do you have one of 12 rare? Well, technically one of 13 but I’ll explain that in a second.
This is a 2012 Porsche 911 Club Coupe. The story goes that Porsche produced this to commemorate the first 13 Porsche club members in 1952. Based on the 991 Carrera S, all were finished in Brewster Green over Expresso Brown leather and were equipped with the Powerkit, SportDesign bodywork, 20″ wheels with matching spokes, PASM, ceramic brakes, the Bose audio system, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking assist, auto-dimming mirrors, and aluminum trim. 12 lucky owners were chosen from a Porsche club raffle, and one of the 13 cars stayed with Porsche for their collection. Sticker price was around $140,000 and judging by the asking price of this one, it was money well spent.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2012 Porsche 911 Club Coupe at Stimfig Automobile GmbH
I don’t want to start celebrating yet, but it looks like the prices Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 are starting to soften just a bit. Don’t get excited yet as they still are bringing right around sticker price plus tax, so it is an improvement over the previous $15,000 over instantly. I think we’ll see some more slow drops as mileage racks up and of course, GT4 RS examples start getting out, but it shows that these might not be a car that sells for over sticker price forever. They simply are making too many of these for them to be truly limited and now that it isn’t king of the Cayman hill, they’ll be softening.
Today, we have a wonderful paint-to-sample 2022 in Gulf Blue and a whole bunch of other options that someone paid a lot of money for.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2022 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 on eBay
The Porsche 968 just sort of occupies space in the world of Porsche. I don’t think anyone out there has them as their dream car, but they do make a little bit of a compelling case with their limited production, build quality, and good enough chassis dynamics and performance. Still, would you spend 911 money on one? Or even Cayman money? I’m sure if the price was low enough you could grab one, but I don’t think they bring enough to the table to say “Yes, I want to own a 968 for a long time.”
Today, we have a 1993 968 coupe up for sale in Rhode Island that has some good things going for it. Grand Prix White over Cashmere, 18″ Turbo-style wheels, and a timing belt service that isn’t immediately due. The best part? It isn’t very expensive.