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Racing Teatray

Something you don't hear every day.

One of my colleagues is a keen Porsche fan and has a fairly minty Porsche 997 Carrera 4S convertible in black with black leather. Itís a Gen II manual (2009/10 I think) with all the important options and I don't recall the mileage but it isn't much.

So far, so relatively uninteresting, other than that it's rather a nice car.

However, the interesting bit is that he is thinking of changing it for a GTS and, while he bought his current car approved used from Porsche two years ago for £45k, he's discovered that Porsche are now offering to take it off his hands for £51k! He is understandably extremely pleased...
Chip Butty

Great for your friend - but I am amazed these things are worth so much money. By the time they've stuck it back through the approved programme preparation, that car will retail for £60k.

£60k for a 7 year old 997

In what is the worst spec configuration from a Troy Queef perspective (convertible with 4wd).

Mental.
Martin

That is a great result.  I agree that £60k is way over the top.

Our dealer has a 10 plate 2.9 Boxster in a lower spec than ours (missing xenons, full leather, sports exhaust and extra stitching), which is up for only £3,000 less than we paid 2 years 8 months ago and it's a year older than ours. †I know ours would be worth less as a trade in, but that's pretty low depreciation.
Racing Teatray

Chip Butty wrote:
Great for your friend - but I am amazed these things are worth so much money. By the time they've stuck it back through the approved programme preparation, that car will retail for £60k.

£60k for a 7 year old 997

In what is the worst spec configuration from a Troy Queef perspective (convertible with 4wd).

Mental.


Well quite. I couldn't agree more.
gooner

I wouldn't mind someone paying me six grand to drive a 911 for a couple of years. At that price I'd even accept a convertible one!
JohnC

But how much is he having to pay for a GTS? Perhaps the profit in the GTS is more than enough to subsidise his C4S trade in a bit - or maybe the scramble for 6 cylinder Porsche's really has pushed the prices up.
Nice Guy Eddie

A 991 GTS?

They're currently a big money car, so I guess needs a good trade in offer but that offer is rather crazy.

If it's a 997 Gts I wouldn't want to pay more than 60k even from an OPC.
PG

JohnC wrote:
But how much is he having to pay for a GTS?


Exactly. I bet they're not reducing the price of the GTS either. But still, from a man maths perspective, I'd be as pleased as he is.
Racing Teatray

This is not a part-ex price. Merely a "we'll take it off your hands" price.
JohnC

Racing Teatray wrote:
This is not a part-ex price. Merely a "we'll take it off your hands" price.


That's doubly impressive then - 6 cylinder fever must be running high.
Tim

JohnC wrote:
Racing Teatray wrote:
This is not a part-ex price. Merely a "we'll take it off your hands" price.


That's doubly impressive then - 6 cylinder fever must be running high.


Prices for anything remotely interesting with multi-cylinders are jumping quite rapidly.

There's an unexceptional (mileage/condition) Alfa 147GTA on eBay at £12k.
It makes the 'Holy Grail' low mileage pearlescent white one at £12.5k look good value.

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