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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: 996 at 911 virgin... Reply with quote

Vanilla 996's are very much on the up!
http://www.911virgin.com/porscheforsale/1257/996(3.6)C2Manual/
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They haven't sold it yet....

To me a vanilla 996 is an early 3.4 with a cable throttle. That one has a glovebox. God know what they scrimped on to get that to work.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
They haven't sold it yet....

To me a vanilla 996 is an early 3.4 with a cable throttle. That one has a glovebox. God know what they scrimped on to get that to work.


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Absolutely spot on but I thought I would let someone else say it Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This link caused me to dig out my notes from when I was looking for my first 911.

Sure enough, this car is very similar to several that I considered buying at that price ..................... in 2009.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...£23k in 2009 is roughly equivalent to nearly £30k today ...
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...£23k in 2009 is roughly equivalent to nearly £30k today ...


True, but in 2009 that car would only have been 5 years old.

More relevant to the OP's point is that this car would have been advertised 4 years ago for well under £20k.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a conundrum in 2007 over whether to tick the bucket list item of going racing in single-seaters or to buy a 911. 996s were around £16k for the cheapest at the time, and I went racing, reasoning that the younger I was when I raced, the better the performance was that I would put in(I set a lap record at Donington for my class that stood for several years). Fast forward a few years and I bought a cable throttle MO30, LSD, Aerokit equipped car for £8750. I reckon the market would support that car at around £15k now. I reckon I made the right choice.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin996RSR wrote:
I had a conundrum in 2007 over whether to tick the bucket list item of going racing in single-seaters or to buy a 911. 996s were around £16k for the cheapest at the time, and I went racing, reasoning that the younger I was when I raced, the better the performance was that I would put in(I set a lap record at Donington for my class that stood for several years). Fast forward a few years and I bought a cable throttle MO30, LSD, Aerokit equipped car for £8750. I reckon the market would support that car at around £15k now. I reckon I made the right choice.


Reckon you did! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
GMG wrote:
...£23k in 2009 is roughly equivalent to nearly £30k today ...


True, but in 2009 that car would only have been 5 years old.

More relevant to the OP's point is that this car would have been advertised 4 years ago for well under £20k.


Another play on numbers is that for an extra 12k (the mythical 10k+vat M96 engine build cost) you can have a 996 turbo..

http://www.911virgin.com/porscheforsale/1254/996TurboCoupeManual/

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, that's another example of how 996 values have changed.

Now = a 17 year old car with 97k miles up for £34,995

5 years ago (when I bought mine) = a 9 year old car with 48k miles cost me £29,995.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the only conclusion here is that other than 991s (still too new, though even those can already be surprisingly stable), 911s in general are not and probably will not get any cheaper until perhaps at least such time as it starts to become problematic to run internal combustion engined cars at all (which despite the rise of electric is still a very, very long way away).

Much is made of the price spike of things like GT2/GT3 and even Turbos over the last few years, but there is not a lot of mention given to the people (and they aren't rare - we all know some) who bought 996.1 Carreras within the last 5-6 years and are now contented by a 50-65% increase in the value of their cars. Some are in profit even after running costs Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much to add apart from it does look like a nice example & what I have read about 911v it will be sorted
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bought one of my cars from them a few years ago. They spent around £5k with one of the local Porsche Indy's getting stuff sorted out (rads, slight gearbox leak, stuck actuator, tyres, service etc etc)

They didn't quibble about any of the pre-purchase inspection findings - sorted them all out pre-sale for me Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A month on and it is still unsold!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
They haven't sold it yet....

To me a vanilla 996 is an early 3.4 with a cable throttle. That one has a glovebox. God know what they scrimped on to get that to work.


MC


or traction control , stability etc, or in fact correct wiring for the door alarm,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid less than the asking for that 996 for my first 997.1 it was at the time a 7yr old car with 48k on the clock Question
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The price is quite lofty, but I think you pay extra for the 911V service and peice of mind.

My car is almost identical other than it has a sports exhaust and uprated suspension.... Maybe I should see if Tom wants to buy mine too! Floor
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
That one has a glovebox.


Flash bastards with their gloveboxes!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fast Bug wrote:
MisterCorn wrote:
That one has a glovebox.


Flash bastards with their gloveboxes!


The 996.1 was the last of the lightweight 911s. The 996.2 and later 911s are all designed for a more mature driver, who appreciates comfort and so likes to wear these: Very Happy


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