The absolute best deals I ever got on 911’s came from people that had cars they HAD TO SELL, or cars that needed work.
The GREAT thing about these cars is that MOST buyers don’t want to take on a car that needs ANY work…They want pristine GARAGE QUEENS with low low miles…There’s TWO problems with those cars from my point of view…FIRST…They’ll only KEEP those LOW MILES if YOU don’t drive them much…We’re talking about cars that drive like GO CARTS…You’re gonna WANT to drive a 911 all the time…So that LOW MILEAGE car WON’T be low mileage for long.
Second…Pristine,low mileage cars carry BIG price tags…and here’s the bottom line…As the SUPPLY of low mileage original cars dries up…the PRICES for higher mileage, imperfect cars increase.
Case in point…Original Porsche Speedsters…10 years ago you could buy them ALL DAY LONG for $50,000…And I’m talking about SHOW CARS here…PERFECT down to every nut and bolt…10 years later those cars (even in THIS economy) command $150,000…NOW even the RUST BUCKETS are worth $50,000!!!
The 911 is a BETTER CAR all around…They are plentiful NOW…That won’t stay that way forever…Look at vintage Mustangs…Ford sold 1 MILLION of them the FIRST YEAR of production so we are NOT talking about a rare car here…TODAY those cars (with the higher performing v-8 engines) rountinely command $25,000 to $50,000+ depending on options…They HANDLE LIKE SHT, STOP LIKE SHT and TURN LIKE SH*T!!! I know, I’ve owned 10 of them!! Yet people BUY THEM!!
The 911 on the other hand HANDLES, ACCELERATES, BRAKES, and DRIVES as well or BETTER than cars 25 years NEWER!!
How long will it take for people to REALIZE THIS??? We’ll see…but I’m buying everyone I can get for short money RIGHT NOW!!
Things to look for…
Anything with RUST stay away from…Porsches made from 1977 and later have GALVANIZED BODIES…WALK away from a rusty 911 unless you can buy it for UNDER $2000 and just PARK it inside and WAIT…
The REAL BUYS are the good condition higher mileage cars that have good paint.
HAVE any Porsche you consider buying INSPECTED BY A PORSCHE MECHANIC!!! A L W A Y S…Unless you know these cars like the back of your hand…The 6 cylinder air cooled engine is built like a PANZER but REBUILDING one can set you back $10,000…Make sure you buy one SOMEONE ELSE spent $10,000 on!!!
Look for accident damage…Smoke coming from exhaust,oil leaks…Also check PELICAN PARTS web site for everything Porsche related.
But most of all???
ENJOY THE HUNT…Drive a LOT of cars before you buy one and you’ll LEARN what a GREAT PORSCHE drives like and what a TURD drives like.
Be patient and LOW BALL everyone with CASH OFFERS.