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Thoughts on the 911-50

Anyone got any thoughts on the new anniversary Porsche 911-50?

I REALLY like that car. Basically a 2wd Carrera S with a wide body, special retro wheels, gages, houndstooth seats, trim items, power kit engine (430hp), and a couple of special colors.

I owned a 1967 911 back in 1973 and I loved it.

Other than stupid money, this is a car a man could actually drive on a semi-daily driver basis. Oh, and it's still available with three pedals in the floor. (Don't start with the PDK tranny being better......I already know, and I don't care)

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Randy I've been auditing the Porsche/BMW/Mercedes dealership here in town, and they had an anniversary 911 on the showroom. It looked nice, but I didn't think it distinguished itself much from the other models. In fact, I didn't even know it was a special edition car until I got up close and saw some of the trim items. I was actually more impressed with the GT3 and Turbo they also had on the floor.

Its cool it still comes with the manual tranny though. I'm with you, I DON'T care if the automatic shifts faster....I want to shift for myself!

BTW they had some interesting used cars there also. Including a pair of Carrera GTs, an Audi R8, and a Jaguar XJ220. The owner also had his car there sitting in the garage.....an original 427 Cobra.

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Randy.
Buy Jackie's Vantage back........
You can thank me later.

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I find most anniversary type of runs to be overpriced for what you get. It was the same story with that special blue version of the 996 back in 2004. Did not end up holding its value well.
The issue with this car is that is it has a regular 911 block and any of the extra money goes to bling.
The moment you drive it off the lot, you have lost 50K on that car.

If you want to do yourself (and your bank account) a favor, buy a 996 series with a GT1 engine block. Those engines are handmade and indestructible. The 996 GT3 has cult status and you can pick up a clean car for 60K, drive the wheels off of it and sell it for the same price. Other cars which have this engine are : 996 GT2, 996 Turbo, 997.1 GT3 and Turbo. Most of these cars come as 6 speeds and trigger a lot of driver engagement.

Oh, and then there's the real 1999 GT1 car of course. Latest pricing I've seen on a clean used one was around 1 mio.

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Randy I've been auditing the Porsche/BMW/Mercedes dealership here in town, and they had an anniversary 911 on the showroom. It looked nice, but I didn't think it distinguished itself much from the other models. In fact, I didn't even know it was a special edition car until I got up close and saw some of the trim items. I was actually more impressed with the GT3 and Turbo they also had on the floor.
Mike, I'm not into massive wings, scoops, flares, etc. I don't need to corner at 1g or accelerate to 60mph in 3.something..... I like the subtle nature of this car right down to the old school logo on the tail. The fact that you didn't even know it was a special edition is almost the point to me.

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