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Alex
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Remember cheap Left Hookers Reply with quote

I'll always remember when people used to buy left hand drive 911s as they were much cheaper way of getting in to 911 ownership.......and people mocking them for doing it too. Didn't Hammond used to get mocked off Clarkson for it?

Anyway, over more recent times things seem to have swung the other way (unless you want a Fezzer which still seem much cheaper on the continent). I've noticed the price of 911s in France quite high now compared to the UK and spotted this '97 996 in Nice the other day:

Year: 1997
Mileage: 141k
Variant: C2
Gearbox: Manual

Price: £25k









So are we now at a time when people over the channel who may want a cheaper option into 911 ownership will start buying Right Hookers?
Normally I wouldn't think twice about it but when you start seeing like for like cars at double the price, it makes you think. Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think France is an exception, 911's are fairly rare there so prices will usually be higher.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was looking on here earlier which covers most countries there and the price vs mileage does seem higher:

https://www.autoscout24.com/lst/porsche/996?sort=price&desc=0&ustate=N%2CU&size=20&page=1&atype=C&ac=0&
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes cars in france are expensive
They dont have the company car and lease car culture we do here, so there arent many new cars to filter down so the prices are much higher.

I'm always amazed by the old crap they drive about in until I realise they spent four grand on this . ( be about a grand over here)

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/RENAULT-CLIO-iii-INITIAL-1-5l-DCI-105-CV-6-CV-AN-2007/193154078767?hash=item2cf8e1582f:g:7rAAAOSw7ihdoZmw[url]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Was looking on here earlier which covers most countries there and the price vs mileage does seem higher:

https://www.autoscout24.com/lst/porsche/996?sort=price&desc=0&ustate=N%2CU&size=20&page=1&atype=C&ac=0&


The fixation with 'low mileage' seems a uniquely British phenomenon.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Remember cheap Left Hookers Reply with quote

Alex wrote:

So are we now at a time when people over the channel who may want a cheaper option into 911 ownership will start buying Right Hookers?
Normally I wouldn't think twice about it but when you start seeing like for like cars at double the price, it makes you think. Dont know


It has already happened. If you go searching for things like cheap Boxsters on German sites you will usually find RHD examples right at the bottom of the price scale and often the occasional 996 too.

Cheap left hookers stopped being a thing quite a few year back now - the point being that thanks to pan-european (indeed global, hence the steady flow back across the Atlantic of US examples) used car searches : if something is genuinely cheap then it goes home to a continental buyer. Meanwhile you don't tend to get the reverse as over here prices do still fall to essentially naff all and most of the market is addicted to financing new cars rather than spending actual money on old ones...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OH Embarassed

You meant THAT sort of Hooker Rolling Eyes







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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a LHD 964 cab a few years back, was originally a Jap import, had a RUF front bumper, the Japanese do love a mod or two!
Couldn’t garner any interest for it here when I wanted to sell it. advertised it on AutoScout in Germany and received a decent amount of calls and ultimately a sale. Even with exchange rates and bank charges the buyer still saved a good few thousand euros compared to what he would have paid in his homeland.
LHD will always appeal to euro market.
Wonder how many long hoods have gone from Germany to U.S.A. Then to here in the 80’s and then back to Germany in recent years?
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