Sometimes green works, while other times it was a bad idea. Today’s car, a 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera finished in Python Green, might just miss the mark. It isn’t the color that is the problem, but rather everything else that was optioned, or rather wasn’t, that maybe causes this one to look a bit odd. We’ve seen green 992s previously and it very clearly can work, but whoever spec’d this one needed some design help. Let me explain.
The 992 generation of the venerable Porsche 911 Carrera is the first time I’ve felt the base model actually produces up to the level of performance you are paying for. Yes, I understand that buying a 911 in the past was much more than just 0-60 times, but if you buy a base 911, you probably were feeling the power of the S and later GTS was worth it. Not with the 992. A PDK equipped 911 Carrera can rip out 0-60 times in as little as 3.6 seconds. That was supercar numbers back in the day. You just have to bring over $100,000 for that privilege now. The days of buying a new base 911 for $56,000 are not coming back.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2022 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe 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
I don’t want to start celebrating yet, but it looks like the prices Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 are starting to soften just a bit. Don’t get excited yet as they still are bringing right around sticker price plus tax, so it is an improvement over the previous $15,000 over instantly. I think we’ll see some more slow drops as mileage racks up and of course, GT4 RS examples start getting out, but it shows that these might not be a car that sells for over sticker price forever. They simply are making too many of these for them to be truly limited and now that it isn’t king of the Cayman hill, they’ll be softening.
Today, we have a wonderful paint-to-sample 2022 in Gulf Blue and a whole bunch of other options that someone paid a lot of money for.