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jackal

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10,819 posts

169 months

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Well it seems that a new aircooled ship sets sail every other week and there arent many more that can rise in price !

964rs, 993rs, 911s, 993tt, 930, 964 turbo, 993 & 964 C2 and just recently 993 turbo S have gone bananas too ....

So we've yet to see a kettle rise in price. Folk have been predicting it with some of the 96 GT models for some time now but to be fair I only see 96 GT3 and RS's dropping, esp. over the last 6 months or so.

Is it about to happen, will it ever happen ? Or is the divide too great ?

cmoose

26,198 posts

116 months

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Assuming something extreme doesn't happen, like large-engine petrol cars being virtually taxed out of existence, then I'd say the simple answer is yes. For all we know, Porsche sports cars may be well on the way to all being turbo and flappy paddle five years from now. Sooner that that, maybe the 991 will be PDK only.

Personally, I think it's just a matter of time. How long, who knows.

james280779

1,902 posts

116 months

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I have an aircooled and I am loving the appreciation in value wink

Wozy68

3,260 posts

57 months

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james280779 said:
I have an aircooled and I am loving the appreciation in value wink
lol, I have an aircooled, and I'm not enjoying the replacement cost of most things failing at the same time on a nearly twenty year car.
Removed the exhausts last weekend, even found a rotton offside heat exchanger ..... blimey, what a job.

rdjohn

1,276 posts

82 months

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The air-cooled cars were virtually hand built and so comparatively rare. The current cars are mass-produced; the most valuable component being the badge on the front.

So, no, I cannot see water-cooled cars ever increasing in value over RPI inflation.

The thing that constantly surprises me is that 928's have never gone through the roof. The S3s still look exceptionally good today and is comparatively rare.
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Phooey

6,102 posts

56 months

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LONG-term - Only the RS models


The air-cooled 911's were, and still are a thing of beauty IMO



Edited by Phooey on Tuesday 9th October 08:53

supermono

6,690 posts

135 months

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It'll have to be a GT car because of the engine heritage. Arguably GT2s have been slowly appreciating over the past two or thee years.

If they'll continue or even accelerate is anyone's guess.

SM

Porkupine

1,604 posts

52 months

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Phooey said:
LONG-term - Only the RS models


The water-cooled 911's were, and still are a thing of beauty IMO
Was that a typo - did you mean air-cooled?

Phooey

6,102 posts

56 months

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Porkupine said:
Phooey said:
LONG-term - Only the RS models


The water-cooled 911's were, and still are a thing of beauty IMO
Was that a typo - did you mean air-cooled?
Oops. Yes!

marky911

3,229 posts

106 months

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Wozy68 said:
james280779 said:
I have an aircooled and I am loving the appreciation in value wink
lol, I have an aircooled, and I'm not enjoying the replacement cost of most things failing at the same time on a nearly twenty year car.
Removed the exhausts last weekend, even found a rotton offside heat exchanger ..... blimey, what a job.
I've just sold an air-cooled and was regretting it when I read James' post. frown

Then I read Wozys and remembered why I moved to something newer. hehe

Honestly, I am really missing my 964T, for all the reasons everyone already knows about.
It's that age old dilemma between new and old but after almost 10 years with aircooled cars I was getting a bit sick of always having a to-do list.

My 996GT3 is rare, still looks good, although not air-cooled good and feels very special. Oh, it sounds simply awesome too!

Once I have the front end blown in and maybe a bit of ecu tweaking in the spring, I will have no to-do list. That feels good to be honest.
I'm going to run it until next summer when hopefully I'll have really gelled with it and it will be a keeper. If not I'll be back in a 964T. They get slated on here for not handling confused but I could make better progress on most roads than in my GT3. I know that because my mate who I bought the GT3 from was usually bouncing all over the road behind me, bottoming out, etc.

ETA - Yes some GT models will appreciate but is it worth sitting on them for years in the hope that they do?
There are loads of cars out there to try, so try 'em. smile



Edited by marky911 on Tuesday 9th October 09:04

LaurasOtherHalf

8,528 posts

83 months

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marky911 said:
Yes some GT models will appreciate but is it worth sitting on them for years in the hope that they do?
There are loads of cars out there to try, so try 'em. smile]
good point

gibbon

1,008 posts

94 months

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Cost of carry, this never seems to be mentioned. These cars arnt cheap to keep in good form. There are better investments out there if thats your thing.

911Thrasher

2,212 posts

86 months

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Phooey said:
LONG-term - Only the RS models
The air-cooled 911's were, and still are a thing of beauty IMO
+1 to that...only limited RS water cooled will appreciate, everything else down the drain

sundayjumper

246 posts

169 months

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911Thrasher said:
+1 to that...only limited RS water cooled will appreciate, everything else down the drain
Excellent, I am very excited to know that I'll be able to pick up a good GT2 for £20k soon smile


GT Glee

678 posts

62 months

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rdjohn said:
The air-cooled cars were virtually hand built and so comparatively rare.
rofl

Someone needs to do a little bedtime reading smile

gibbon

1,008 posts

94 months

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rdjohn said:
The air-cooled cars were virtually hand built and so comparatively rare.
Hahahaha, oh dear.

Cheburator mk2

1,575 posts

86 months

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rdjohn said:
The thing that constantly surprises me is that 928's have never gone through the roof. The S3s still look exceptionally good today and is comparatively rare.
It was wrongly slated as non-true Porsche. Once the rot sets in, it takes ages for people to realise that as an engineering achievement it was miles and I truly mean miles better than anything Porsche have ever produced until the introduction of the the 993.

Think of the 964 - it took absolute ages for people to wake up and realise they are damn fine cars. Yet, for ever, all I kept readingc and listening to was: - rubbish car, inferior to the 993 in so many ways, you are better off with a 3.2 etc. etc.

Lastly, I guess you are talking about the S4 - the S3 was a very rare emissions special sold in small numbers in Switzerland and Australia, and a few more in the US...

I just bought a late 928 GTS 5-spd as a punt. Even if it does not rise in value, I will enjoy driving one of the best Porsches ever made.

OlberJ

13,978 posts

120 months

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Fingers crossed on the 928's but i have a feeling it will only be the GTS and SE that actually rise quite a bit.

Having just picked up an S4 for a very reasonable price i'm positive i got a hell of a lot of car for the money. As an investment though, i'm not so sure.

As with most, it'll be the halo versions that pull the rest up over time.

With the 996/997 again, it will take a rise in the price of the RS's by quite some margin to drag up even the GT3/2's.

They're not dropping much but they're certainly not on the rise yet as far as i've seen over the last 2 years.

Roadrunner996

165 posts

63 months

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Give it 10 years and you might see the 996 C2/4 following the current rise of the 964 to high teens/early twenties (?). This assumption is based on the number of tatty cars/cars with broken engines etc that will be broken for spares allowing the enthusiast to maintain their cars to a very high standard.

Yell_M3

263 posts

87 months

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No, simple. Porsche are no different to BMW or Mercedes these days. Sure a 1 off special edition may do well but in general, it's just another high-end German car.
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