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Old 12-23-2014, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Thumbie View Post
Here's one with less than a thousand miles! I wouldn't touch it lol...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4814136302.html
WOW!! That's crazy. It isn't really a collectors car - what were they thinking? That car can't be worth anywhere near $47K - you could get a 997.2 C4S for that!!
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Thumbie View Post
Here's one with less than a thousand miles! I wouldn't touch it lol...

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/4814136302.html
I'm pretty sure there IS someone out there who will pay this kind of money for a practically brand new 996, but good luck finding that person.
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:50 PM
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Its similar to a white 2004 Turbo that has been for sale with about 4K miles and the dealer wants 75K. They sound nice but you gotta dump money into these unicorns to get them running too. I actually think the SF car sounds good with such low mileage. So long as all the fluids had been drained and that car had been stored somewhere where rodents could not get to it may be a nice museum piece for someone. I wont comment on the price as who knows what its worth. I would love to see these cars.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:47 PM
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It makes more sense for a car line that has been less acclaimed or received by the enthusiast community. For example the E39 M5 - those are fetching stupid money with really low miles collectors condition cars. But in that case the follow on generation of cars are less sought after. In this case the 997 is a better car without much argument. So I just don't get that anybody would buy those cars for that money when a nice 997.2 could be had instead.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:58 PM
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http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/4817645664.html

2008, manual, 430 HP, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 190MPH top speed, 11.7 1/4 mile stock, 76k miles.

$23,950.00.

If it is still on sale in February when my bonus comes due, I am buying it. New engine is $6,500.00 directly from manufacturer
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Old 12-23-2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Kalashnikov View Post
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/4817645664.html 2008, manual, 430 HP, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 190MPH top speed, 11.7 1/4 mile stock, 76k miles. $23,950.00. If it is still on sale in February when my bonus comes due, I am buying it. New engine is $6,500.00 directly from manufacturer
I just came from one of those to the 996. I prefer the porsche but for even money I might go that direction. Can't beat the piece of mind on the rock solid reliability.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by c4racer View Post
It makes more sense for a car line that has been less acclaimed or received by the enthusiast community. For example the E39 M5 - those are fetching stupid money with really low miles collectors condition cars. But in that case the follow on generation of cars are less sought after. In this case the 997 is a better car without much argument. So I just don't get that anybody would buy those cars for that money when a nice 997.2 could be had instead.
Yes, a USED 997.1, but not a 997.2 unless its high mileage or has some needs, at least around here.
But the point of a less-than-1000 mile car is that it is NEW in most respects.
Condition and mileage both matter.

But the point of this thread is to post what's for sale out there, so lets keep them coming.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:16 PM
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Nice.

Originally Posted by Kalashnikov View Post
http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/ctd/4817645664.html

2008, manual, 430 HP, 0-60 in 3.9 seconds, 190MPH top speed, 11.7 1/4 mile stock, 76k miles.

$23,950.00.

If it is still on sale in February when my bonus comes due, I am buying it. New engine is $6,500.00 directly from manufacturer
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Spokayman View Post
But the point of a less-than-1000 mile car is that it is NEW in most respects.
I'd say it's unused but old nevertheless. When leather interior sits for 10 + years it dries up. So I don't see it as a new 911.
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Kalashnikov View Post
CORVETTE!
If it is still on sale in February when my bonus comes due, I am buying it. New engine is $6,500.00 directly from manufacturer

Plus, with Au down below $1,200 an oz, the requisite gold chains are much cheaper as well!








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Old 12-23-2014, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Tman996 View Post
I'm pretty sure there IS someone out there who will pay this kind of money for a practically brand new 996, but good luck finding that person.
Maybe... Porsche market changes are fickle.

Long before the 996 was the 911 whipping boy in the Porsche community, the 964 was Porsche's unloved red-headed stepchild 911.

Now a 1,000 original miles example would go for big bucks... (but still need to be gone through top to bottom at huge cost and it would still get spanked silly performance-wise by any 996)
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by pfbz View Post
Plus, with Au down below $1,200 an oz, the requisite gold chains are much cheaper as well!








Haha, very true. I figure you can just buy a 10oz bar and wear it around your neck for the 21st century look.

Porsche 911 owners on the other hand still have to wait until 2019 in USA for Pfizer's patent on Sidenafil to expire and for its price to fall.
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Spokayman View Post
Yeah, I'm not a fan of silver either...
Or, were you referring to the to the fact that the car has never been driven?

In seriousness, I am intrigued by these ultra-low mileage cars that we see advertised from time to time.
I don't know that this one is worth the $47,500 they are asking, it depends a lot upon what maintenance has been performed, and how it was stored.
If a person could determine what kind of mechanical shape it is truly in and factor that into the price, they might do OK.
Lets say you would need to put $5-6K into the car for an IMSB, fluids, and misc. items. And say, you got the car for $43K or something.
For less than $50K, you would have a brand new 911 to go out and start driving. You cant buy any new 911 for 1/2 that.
Not everyone would think this is a good deal, and I'm not even certain what I really think about it. But to the right person, these things are opportunities....
Buying a car like this wouldn't be the most fun. I am going to assume... and maybe I shouldn't, but I'm betting that they have no idea what needs to be done to this car to make it ready to drive. Your numbers are relatively spot on, in my opinion. And trying to explain that to the uneducated seller would just be a pain... I feel like they would just think it's a shakedown.

To the uneducated buyer they will probably just see that a nice 997 can be bought for $50k and totally ignore the 996 at that level of price.
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Old 12-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rlich8 View Post
Buying a car like this wouldn't be the most fun. I am going to assume... and maybe I shouldn't, but I'm betting that they have no idea what needs to be done to this car to make it ready to drive. Your numbers are relatively spot on, in my opinion. And trying to explain that to the uneducated seller would just be a pain... I feel like they would just think it's a shakedown.

To the uneducated buyer they will probably just see that a nice 997 can be bought for $50k and totally ignore the 996 at that level of price.
I think you're probably right about the seller not understanding what needs to be done, at first. But once he has heard the same thing from two or three people who are interested in the car, then he might believe it.
But, we're both speculating here on what the guy knows and thinks. We don't know the guy's story.

I also think you're right that most people with $50K to buy a 911 will be looking at other models (997, 996TT, 996GT2 or GT3, etc.)

Still intrigues me though. Probably because it's a rarity.
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