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Will the madness ever stop? Looking at today’s car, maybe not.
This is a 1997 Porsche 911 Turbo S. The “king of the hill” 993 Turbo and one of the most desirable air-cooled Porsches ever made. Just 345 examples were produced and only 182 of them were imported to the US. As you might have guessed, most were driven sparingly. A few thousand miles a year at most and then once prices started climbing, the miles started decreasing. However, this is one example that didn’t even hit that few thousand miles. This example comes in with the number 1,779 shown on the odometer. That’s it. Also, it has a totally crazy leather-to-sample Boxster Red interior. Brace yourself for this price.
I personally regard the 991 generation Porsche 911 Turbo as the “cheat code” of the automotive world. Especially the Turbo S. It’s one thing to have a car do 0-60 runs in 2.6 seconds. It’s a whole other thing to have a car do 0-60 runs in 2.6 seconds and be totally comfortable doing so while being able to drive it 365 days a year. Not to mention it be reasonably reliable and won’t kill you in service costs. Where do I sign?
There is no greater example of a car I love but have no interest in owning than the Mercedes-Benz 600. I’ve opined for years about them and every time I see one for sale it’s a new treat. Today’s example, a 1966 up for sale in Portugal, has its surprises and little fun features that always impress me. It also carries a hefty price tag too.
This is what it’s all about. An obscure high-performance model based on a car you never thought deserved such a treatment made in extremely low…
The 992 generation of the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera is the first time I’ve felt the base model actually produces up to the level of performance you are paying for. Yes, I understand that buying a 911 in the past was much more than just 0-60 times, but if you buy a base 911, you probably were feeling the power of the S and later GTS was worth it. Not with the 992. A PDK equipped 911 Carrera can rip out 0-60 times in as little as 3.6 seconds. That was supercar numbers back in the day. You just have to bring over $100,000 for that privilege now. The days of buying a new base 911 for $56,000 are not coming back.