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Old 10-06-2009, 04:24 PM
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By any chance is your real name Owen Meany? Just curious.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post
Can't blame him since no one immediately stepped to the plate.
Actually thats pretty much what I am saying, its the sellers own fault that MW will be getting the big money due to his Mickey Mouse attempt to sell it.

OTOH this is just my perception from what little details I know.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by S4ordie View Post
I hope MW gets every last penny of $109k for that car. It can only help the values of our cars and bring more attention to them, hopefully in a good way. I don't think there will be a great demand for our cars any time soon as they still live in obscurity to most car enthusiasts.
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OUR OPINION IS THE "ECONOMY" HAS ABSOLUTLY "NO" EFFECT ON THE SALE OF THIS RARE PIECE OF GERMAN CRAFTMANSHIP !! THE BUYER OF THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE LIGHTER IN THE JEANS THESE DAYS, BUT IT WON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE IN HIS DECISION TO BUY PERHAPS THE "BEST OF THE LAST" ONCE HE OR SHE REALIZES IT IS REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY FOR SALE AND CAN BE PURCHASED !!!
Another +1. While not immune to economic downturn, the impact on the truly wealthy isn't necessarily felt as much. If you had a net worth of $100 million two years ago and are only worth $70 million today, well, I suspect you could still afford a $100K GTS.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:15 PM
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MY EXACT REASONING JW !!!....AND I'VE SEEN IT TIME AFTER TIME..THE "RIGHT" CAR ALWAYS BRINGS ALL THE MONEY IF PRESENTED PROPERLY !!.ACTUALLY THE 94 THAT SOLD FOR $92,500.00 6 MONTHS AGO WAS AT A TOUGHER TIME THAN NOW THE WAY I SEE IT..
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:18 PM
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Even at $100k+, that car is worth the money. They don't make 928s any more...
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:29 PM
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IF A 70 HEMI CUDA THAT COST $3,500.00 NEW , THAT THEY MADE HUNDREDS OR PERHAPS A FEW THOUSAND OF,CAN GO TO $500K THEN JUST HOW HIGH CAN A ONE OWNER 95 GTS 5 SPEED WITH ONLY 6K GO SINCE THEY MADE ONLY 30 OF THEM IN THE TIME TO COME ??? TIMING IS EVERYTHING !!!
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by krasuskyp View Post
I know there's a classified section but I know I don't surf it often and I appreciate heads up on cool cars in the 930 section, figured you all might here as well. I'll put this in the classified section too tho.

My bud's selling a '95 GTS, silver/black, 5spd, 6,700mi (not a typo). The car is *new*... still on OE Contis even. Looks new feels new SMELLS NEW. Fully stealer serviced. Window sticker, all keys, books, not a mark anywhere nothing. Think option-wise it has the power driver lumbar. Aftermarket Alpine head unit, and some sort of period-correct phone installed (grrr!).

Best is VIN suggests this is #62 of the 77 imported for '95, the 16th to the last of the 406 GTSs for NA and the end of the 928 run. Neat!

Car's in NE CT here. Think he's set the price @ $62k, and is in no hurry to sell.

I only got a crappy cell shot sorry, I'd forgotten my [email protected]#$%&* carmera. Took it for a whirl around the block - what a time capsule! Cars got good nuts, I was pretty impressed.

PM or email me for contact info, he's a great guy/longtime close friend, and a die hard enthusiast but not a forum member. He'd like to see it go to someone who appreciates it for what it is, I figured THAT person is found HERE! 8-)

(edit: weird, just noted my post count came up as SEVEN!? - dunno what happened, I've been posting on the 930 board here for years - ah well)

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I quoted the $62k from the original post.....if he did trade it in on a newer vehicle I doubt any dealer, even a porsche dealer would give him more than that....

However if Wilhoit can get $109k then more power to him....since there is maybe 2 other GTS's around that are possibly lower mileage than this one....but neither of those have "surfaced" in a while.....

It just goes back to the thinking that 928's NEED to be driven to run properly and one like this which such low mileage will not be driven.... For me I'd spend 1/3rd that amount on a 50kish mileage GTS that I wouldn't be afaid to put a few K a year on...

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by IcemanG17 View Post
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I quoted the $62k from the original post.....if he did trade it in on a newer vehicle I doubt any dealer, even a porsche dealer would give him more than that....
Not to nit pick but you said ~$60k and again, you're speculating about what a dealer might give for it (although I would tend to agree with you) so I guess we'll never really know the exact $......

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It just goes back to the thinking that 928's NEED to be driven to run properly and one like this which such low mileage will not be driven.... For me I'd spend way 1/3rd that amount on a 50kish mileage GTS that I wouldn't be afaid to put a few K a year on...
Ah, the ole you've got to drive 'em or they'll fall apart argument..... Funny how our outlook regarding these cars changes.... I hope you're not insinuating there is or might be a problem with this or any other low mileage 928 b/c of low miles???? I have had several and still do have several with low miles and mine run GREAT and have had only minor issues! Unless you've actually lived with one you don't really know...
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Z View Post
If he gets anywhere close to his asking price it's good for all/most 928 values....
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck Z View Post
....Ah, the ole you've got to drive 'em or they'll fall apart argument..... Funny how our outlook regarding these cars changes.... I hope you're not insinuating there is or might be a problem with this or any other low mileage 928 b/c of low miles???? I have had several and still do have several with low miles and mine run GREAT and have had only minor issues! Unless you've actually lived with one you don't really know...
Aw Chuck, you know you regularly drive Kermit just for this reason, in fact, I have proof! See the picture below:
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:44 PM
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Aw Chuck, you know you regularly drive Kermit just for this reason, in fact, I have proof! See the picture below:
Santa had me rounding up the deer.......
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:23 PM
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Default Your right on that was his perception of the market

+1 - Most of us are on RL as we're DIY's and like to learn from each others experiences. None DIY with a stable of cars just farm out the work and are less likely to know the market. I ones owned a 1959 speedster with a factory hardtop and a set of factory suite cases I sold it for way back when for about $3000.00 because at that time I thought that was the market!

Go figure, live and learn is there anything that's out there with the same heritage, comprehensive set of manuals and dedicated following I've not seen any have you?

"They just just don't build them like this any more" Yes I know there's more modern technology out but for me it doesn't compare. With the 928 the didn't succeed in the market place as they anticipated but for me they did build represented the best of all their years building 356 and 911 and experience in racing.

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Old 10-06-2009, 09:33 PM
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Agree with Chuck that a low mileage car doesn't necessarily mean the car will have problems. Using standard maintenance based upon age rather than mileage is key.

If the car is started it should be driven and allowed to reach full operating temps. It shouldn't be babied either, the engine needs to be driven hard to and wound up. Anything less will cause carbon deposits in the engine (and moisture in the exhaust) which is what ultimately makes the cars run rough.
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Agree with Chuck that a low mileage car doesn't necessarily mean the car will have problems. Using standard maintenance based upon age rather than mileage is key.

If the car is started it should be driven and allowed to reach full operating temps. It shouldn't be babied either, the engine needs to be driven hard to and wound up. Anything less will cause carbon deposits in the engine (and moisture in the exhaust) which is what ultimately makes the cars run rough.
Quite true. With this in mind, and thinking only of the 928's health, I hereby volunteer to perform an "Italian tuneup" for Willhoit on the subject vehicle.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:32 AM
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Sorry JW - beat you to the "I.T."

8-)

Funny to see some of the thoughts here and the dust settling.

Again forums are a riot with all of the conjecture and misinformation.

And Chuck, you knew early on it was going to MW? Careful - remember, you only have bits/pieces.

Regarding (perceived) 'market', well.... beware Wag The Dog. And for this car, what's comedic is how He quibbled for a few clams off - almost sad.

What's worst and what I really didn't want to quantify but what the hey... A couple of collector enthusinut friends of mine and I all separately arrived at the same conclusion about the driving experience of the car:

'meh'

***ducks***

The driving experience certainly doesn't dictate the (perceived) market price nope. Numbers purely numbers. Real neat car sure but for the $ ($$$ in this case, now) there's about 72496 cars I'd by prior. Maybe I was just distracted looking for the licorice dispensor on the dash ala Wayne's World 8-). Kidding aside, I can see the appeal of them tho - real solid and a decent GT, just not for me. Seems most here are the gamerest of gamers with these and I *really* enjoy 'that' - good for you all.

What's a greater shame to me is that it didn't get snapped up by one of you *died in the woolers here*, we'd hoped it'd be while it was still affordable - that car belonged in the Enthusiast's home and for Doable money IMO. Live and learn, next thing like this comes along may dictate going for the Stratosphere as that's what everyone is clamoring for, that's unfort...
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