One of the most anticipated Porsches in awhile, the 718 Cayman GT4, is finally starting hit dealer lots. Also it seems like owners already want to get rid of them. Naturally, that leaves us all wondering what will happen to the prices of the 981 GT4s. Some say prices will drop as current GT4 owners dump them for the new one, while others think prices will hold steady given their low production and specialness of them. Personally, I think it will be a combination of the two, with prices softening a tad, but not necessarily the huge drop that potential buyers are looking for. As of today, 981 GT4s seem to be as steady as ever. Yes, the higher mileage ones with modifications and track time have taken a little bit of a hit. But the totally stock ones with low miles are holding very strong. Case in point, this example in Sapphire Blue up for sale in Florida.
Very rarely can you buy a new car and not lose a dime on depreciation. Granted, this isn’t going to happen on something you can drive on down to local dealer and pick one out of a row covered in dust that has been sitting for six weeks. These cars are usually low production and thus very high demand. Some recent examples were the BMW 1M and the Porsche 911R just to give you an idea. Again, these are super specific examples, but at the same time you can find them for sale fairly easily, you just need to pay. Another one of those cars is the Cayman GT4. This isn’t the first time Porsche really went all in on the Cayman, as the Cayman R was nice package to say the least, but the GT4 just feels a little more polished. I’m certainly not the only one that feels this way, and prices surely reflect that. However, a new 718 Cayman GT4 is coming in 2020. What does that mean for current prices?
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While I haven’t featured them quite as frequently of late I’ve still had an eye on the Cayman GT4. It’s probably my favorite modern Porsche and as we’ve moved ever so slowly past their days of production prices have just as slowly started to come down. I don’t expect those prices to drop precipitously or anything of that sort. A performance-oriented Porsche model like the GT4 simply isn’t going to lose much value unless it’s wrecked. But the days when prices remained above MSRP seem to be behind us. So, still not cheap by any means, but a little bit better.
As with most cars I post I’m most interested in those that come in a nice color, which usually means a bright color. This Carmine Red example fits that bill quite well. Red is one of the few shades that I actually prefer when it is not as bright as possible. This is in distinction to yellow, green, and orange all of which I typically prefer to be of the blinding variety. But with Red I like a hint of subtlety. Just a hint though and that’s why I’ve always liked Carmine Red. Guards Red is a very nice color, but Carmine is a little richer compared to Guards Red’s brightness. It looks great on the GT4 and I very much like this one here.
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I’ve been thinking a lot about the Cayman lately. As a long-time fan of the 911 it’s always been difficult to wrap my head around precisely what I think of the Cayman. It’s a Porsche so I have little doubt about its capabilities and overall quality as a sports car. The pedigree certainly is there. Yet, as has been noted ad nauseam, it always has seemed tamed, or held back, so as to insulate it from direct competition with the 911. While slightly unfair it’s almost seemed the car you settle for if you cannot afford a proper Porsche – a 911. And then, of course, there is the simple fact of the 911 being something I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid. It’s hard to displace something that has been so long a part of your imagination.
I don’t know that I’d say the Cayman GT4 has changed all of that, but it has certainly played a role and forced me to rethink some of those issues. I’m not in the market for one, let’s be clear on that – it’s out of my price range and I’m still not in the position of having a decent place to park it – but I do wonder if the time came to choose between a GT4 and a GT3 where I’d end up. I think I know what my wallet would say. I’m less certain about my heart.
This one really is drawing my eye: a White 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4, located in California, with 5,100 miles on it. It has a few modifications and for those looking for one that’s reasonably track ready I think it should be a definite contender.
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I was torn over whether to feature this car. It has some very alluring attributes: not only is it the performance obsessed Cayman GT4, but it comes in a fairly rare Carrara White Metallic exterior. The mileage remains fairly low and the price isn’t too bad relative to most examples of the GT4 I’ve seen. Not everything is great though. First, someone has stuck a bunch of decals on it. We’re also not told much about it. Most of those details can likely be worked out given this is a nearly new car. It’s said to be accident free, which is good, but there’s probably more to look through here than the typical GT4 for sale. Nonetheless, I think the exterior color is an important consideration on its own. I’ve seen very few GT4s in white so those on the lookout for one likely will want to put in the legwork to figure out the details.