It certainly seems like the overwhelming majority of 991.1 Porsche 911 GT3 examples are finished in white. That was the color the car debuted in at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show but actually wasn’t the press color, as that honor went to Guards Red. Still, it seems like every time I look for a 2014 or 2015 GT3 it is finished in white. I don’t hate that, but it would be nice to see some colors every once in a while. Well, today we have that. This 2014 example up for sale in Florida is finished in Amaranth Red Metallic. It wasn’t a paint-to-sample color, but rather an optional color along with nine other shades that rarely come up. I dig it.
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?
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S on eBay
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
Crazy to think that the older 991-generation of Porsche 911 is now 10 years old. Time stops for no one and here we are. For myself, I loved and still do admire the 991. There is nothing conversational or risky about it, other than maybe it is a little large. However, cars growing in size aren’t exactly unique to Porsche, as every car has grown outside of the really niche models. If I had my choice, I’d have a 991 GT3 and call it a day, but for around $60,000 less, I’ll take today’s car: a 2012 911 Carrera S coupe.