People with money do silly things. Things like buying a $130k Porsche 996 turbo, spend even more money upgrading it and then they let it sit. Only puling out of the garage to wash, wax, and tuck it back into the garage. I am not sure today’s cars are going to have the collectivity of the autos of yore. It would be tragic to assume they will only to find that the same sense of sentimentality may not exist in 30 years. Think of all that time behind the wheel that was lost for the fear of getting a ding, scratch, or heaven forbid racking up some miles on your “precious.”
On the flip side it sure is nice when one of these hits the market.
From the seller –
“2002 PORSCHE 911 TURBO COUPE GEMBALLA
SPEED YELLOW EXTERIOR
ONLY 7K MILES
THIS CAR WAS OWNED BY OUR OWNER
JUST HAD 4 BRAND NEW MICHELIN TIRES AND 30K SERVICE BY LOCAL PORSCHE DEALER INCLUDING NEW BELTS, HOSES AND PLUGS
CARFAX CERTIFIED ONE OWNER NO ACCIDENTS NO DAMAGE.”
The 996 cars are my least favorite of the 911 series. With that I think the Turbo cars are terribly undervalued. If you are not into attention seeking maneuvers this may not work for you. Speed Yellow is a very striking hue and with the wheels, wing, and other styling bits the look verges on being over the top.
But the car itself looks to be as new and the $75k buy it now gets you a great deal of performance for the fraction of a comparable new one. Bidding currently sits at $42k, the reserve has yet to be met