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BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/16/22 2:37 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

That car looks like it comes factory equipped with a bag of, um, "baking soda" .

Love it, and I'm usually not a big fan of the Flachbau versions.

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
2/16/22 2:50 p.m.
aircooled said:
Tom1200 said:

...While I love the older cars I'm not spending 50-70K on something I'm going to flog, if I can't flog my hobby car I don't want it.

Is there any reason why you can't flog an old 911?  I mean, the cars are certainly getting more expensive, but the price of an engine rebuild remains similar to what it was years ago.  In a way, it's MORE affordable to flog an old 911 now (an engine rebuild is a smaller percentage of value the of the car).

Years ago, a blown engine might total a 911's.  Not today.

I will flog a car worth 20K maybe even 30K but past that I'm afraid I'll actually care about what happens to it. Basically I don't see myself pounding over kerbs on a 50K street car. I treat my track cars like I do my dirt bike; I may not abuse it outright but I will give it a pounding. I instruct at PCA events so any Porsche I buy will see some track work.

The other factor; for 50K I can by a really cool vintage sports racer or formula car that offers performance rivaling a GT3RS. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/16/22 3:00 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

He used to have one that was more, um, well, yeah: red cabrio, white interior, slope-nose conversion (DP, I think) and white BBS wheels, with the rears something like 15x10.

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/16/22 3:05 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Very

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/16/22 4:07 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

Oh, yes, totally. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/16/22 4:09 p.m.

Found a pic. And my bad, not a DP. 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/16/22 4:30 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

The only way this car could get Jan Hammer play any louder in the back of my mind was if it was white with a red interior...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/16/22 4:37 p.m.

In reply to BoxheadTim :

What color wheels are you picturing? 

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
2/16/22 4:53 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to BoxheadTim :

What color wheels are you picturing? 

Gold.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/16/22 4:55 p.m.

In reply to Tom1200 :

Nice. 

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
2/16/22 4:59 p.m.

i have a nice wide set of gold BBS rims for a 911 

I will probably narrow them  to 7s and 8s if i use  them ,  

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/16/22 5:02 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to BoxheadTim :

What color wheels are you picturing? 

White or white gold, and the interior a darker shade of red. Bonus points for the whole interior wrapped in leather.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
2/16/22 5:16 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I mean, the slant-nose is cool and all, but check out that clean 931 in the background!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/17/22 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) :

The 924 Turbo was pretty cool. 

docwyte
docwyte PowerDork
2/17/22 9:47 a.m.

Couldn't pay me enough to own a 924 Turbo.

grover
grover GRM+ Memberand Dork
2/17/22 10:15 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Thats the one to have. 
but I also LOVE the 2007 in the OP. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/22 6:06 a.m.

 

 

I like big bumpers, and I cannot lie. 
 

Chrissmith
Chrissmith New Reader
2/18/22 6:20 a.m.

If it's true that Porsches are barely depreciating, I will buy a new one. If it's true that they're depreciating normally, I'd like to buy a used one at a 20-30% discount from a new one, but those don't seem to exist.

bigeyedfish
bigeyedfish Reader
2/18/22 9:00 a.m.

I could stare at that white car all day.  I have avoided Porsche lust my whole life, but today it's creeping in.  I stumbled on the DeMan Motorsport website earlier, and that is definitely not helping.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/18/22 9:33 a.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

I'm with you. I like the look of the impact bumpers. 

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/22 9:36 a.m.

In reply to Chrissmith :

New ones are depreciating, albeit not that much right now, give or take a "market adjustment".

They stop depreciating fairly quickly compared to a normal car, although one would want to keep in mind that right now, we're not in a "normal" car market. So in a halfway normal market, you can get the 20%-30% discount, but right now that's from a very elevated price level.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/18/22 11:17 a.m.

Never been a Porsche guy, but I do have a slant nose bent. I blame Transformers.

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