11 Feb Why choose an early Porsche 911 over a new one?
Ever wondered why an early Porsche 911 is more desirable than a new one?
Classic desirable Porsche 911s have skyrocketed in value the last 5 years or so. Why is that? How come that you can pick up a 12 year old model for substantially less than a 45 year old one? Here’s a short video to tell you why.
A classic Porsche 911 has none of the frills of modern cars. Heck, even the heater system is rudimentary and requires a degree in mysticism to operate. But as Andreas Trauttmansdorff demonstrates in a recently released video, a classic Porsche 911 has something that most modern cars sorely lack: RVDP – Real Visceral Driving Pleasure. See for yourself:
Modern 911s are the size of a small moon compared to the teeny-weeny original. They resemble grand tourers designed for the Autobahn and not the nimble sports car they used to be. So I’d rather keep my 41 year old 911. And if I should pick up a new Porsche sometime in the future, it will not be a 911. It will be the Porsche Cayman. It may be the entry level of the Porsche sports range, but in spirit it seems much closer to what a Porsche 911 used to be.