How crazy is the 911 market these days? Well, I’m reluctant to compare to tulips in 1600s Holland, but it also feels like it’s not far off. It seems like these days you can take pretty much any 911, do pretty much whatever you want to it, and end assured that someone will likely pay a mint for it. Want to turn your car into a “Safari” urban warrior? Someone will bid. Have a basketcase wreck? Someone will bid. In the middle lay a tremendous amount of very valuable 911s, some of which are completely stock, and some of which are more like today’s car.
Although the lead may look like a European-style 930, this is in fact a ’77 Coupe that started life as a plain Jane 911. It’s since been given Turbo-style bodywork, European lighting, 16″ Fuchs, a 3.0-liter flat-six, and some pretty cool Tartan inserts on its Cork leather seats. What does this all add up to? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to expect a hefty price tag: