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Tag: 2008

2008 Wiesmann GT MF4

I’m going to bet you didn’t expect to see this. “This” is a 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4. A very quick history of Wiesmann is that it is a small boutique from Western Germany started by brothers Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann back in 1988 that produces a small number of hand-built custom convertibles and coupes. Since making your own engine and transmission is really difficult and expensive, they’ve always sourced them from BMW to squeeze into these bodies. Today’s car, the GT MF4, is no different. It uses the 4.8-liter N62 with a six-speed automatic, although a few were made with the popular M3-sourced S65B40 if you ordered the GT MF4-S. The interior is what you would expect with a bunch of generic parts that were clearly assembled by hand and all the BMW parts were covered in leather trying to disguise them. The price? Probably not as much as you’d expect considering how much goes into these and you’ll probably never see another one if you actually buy one.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Wiesmann GT MF4 at Car Sensor Japan

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2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Not that I am proclaiming to be Nostradamus or anything, but I follow the German collector car market literally seven days a week and try to have a pulse on all the models. Therefore, I am here to say that the 997 generation Porsche 911 Turbo is probably near the floor of their prices. The oldest examples are now over 15 years old and these are heading straight into the category of old enough to be classic cool, but still modern enough to use regularly if not daily drive if you live in a climate where that is possible. Important to note that I’m talking about the 997.1 generation, as there is a massive difference once the 997.2 was fitted with the PDK gearbox in addition to the always desirable 6-speed manual.

Today’s car, a 2008 up for sale north of San Francisco, doesn’t have the 6-speed manual but rather the old Tiptronic S five-speed automatic. If you want to get into a 997 Turbo for the least amount of money possible, here you go.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe on eBay

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2008 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe

Today we have two of my favorite things when checking out cars for sale: paint-to-sample color and really high miles. I wouldn’t have guessed it would be a 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera, but here we are. The car is finished in some sort of paint-to-sample blue that I don’t know, but I do the miles are over 250,000. The selling dealer claims it is an original-owner car with all the miles added by that owner, and is now up for sale in Massachusetts. It surely isn’t the most perfect example ever given the miles, but for a cheap enough price, maybe worth the buy-in?

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe on eBay

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2008 Porsche Cayman S Design Edition 1

One of the more surprising special edition Porsche dropped on us the was the 2008 Cayman S Design Edition 1 … edition. Porsche pitched it as homage to Porsche Design and the 35th anniversary of the Chronograph 1 watch designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Changes includes a triple racing stripe down the middle of the car and on both sides of the doors, Porsche’s Active Suspension Management, 19″ wheels sourced from the 997 Turbo, some special gauge cluster font, and Alcantara on the roof, handbrake lever, and steering wheel. There was no bump in power, but you do get a serialized plaque on the glove box door. Now as we sit some 14 years later, they are merely a blip on the radar in vast sea of watercooled Porsche products. But that won’t stop used dealers from hyping them up and try to charge a super premium on them. Such is life!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Porsche Cayman S Design Edition 1 on eBay

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2008 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG

If you say “aging twin-turbocharged V12 engine” to any sane car person, they’ll probably reply along the lines of “You couldn’t give it to me for free.” They probably wouldn’t be too far off, but it all comes down to expectations going into something like that. Is it going to be cheap and easy? Probably not. Is it going to be a total disaster of Maserati Biturbo proportions? Hopefully not. In all seriousness, the Mercedes-AMG M275 engine is about the best you can ask for in terms of what they made and how much reward you get from it, which is 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. Much to everyone’s surprise and now delight, these engines have been proven to be anything but a rolling disaster. However, does that mean it is worth rolling the dice on one when the price becomes attractive enough? Let’s take a look with this 2008 with an impressive 80,000 miles on the odometer.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2008 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG on eBay

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