Interestingly, some specific versions of modern 911 examples have been selling for incredible amounts recently, whilst classic and unique 911 models are also experiencing a signifcant uplift in market value.
We take a look at some of our favourites which have increased in value and examine the reasons behind their growth, making them some of the most expensive used Porsche 911s out there.
2016 Porsche 911 R (991)
The 991-generation, Porsche 911 R is a perfect example of how limited production Porsche 911 models are appreciating in value and becoming serious collector’s items, for Porsche aficionados and car enthusiasts worldwide. Just 991 examples of the 911 R were made, and were quickly snapped up by selected Porsche customers.
Some may simply deem the 911 R as a 911 with ‘go-faster’ stripes added but to the Porsche fanatic or avid petrolhead, this is perhaps the holy grail of 911 models. The 911 R came at a time when supercars and serious performance cars all seemed to distribute their unbelievable power via automatic, paddle-shift, F1-style gearboxes. Where as the 911 R uses a simple, but wonderful, manual gearbox.
The 911 R uses the same 4.0-litre, flat-six engine found in the 911 GT3 RS, which develops 493bhp, whilst the body is based on that of a standard Porsche 911. The R is light too, making do without the aero wing which appears on the GT3 RS. The 911 R’s manual gearbox weighs considerably less than the auto gearbox found in other rapid 911 models, and a titanium exhaust system is used to further enhance the lightweight feeling of the 911 R.
These classic, analogue characteristics mean that the 911 R is seen as unique in the 911 line up, and this is reflected in market values, with examples changing hands for considerably more than they cost as a new car.
2010 Porsche 911 Sport Classic (997)
Previous generation-997 911 models have a similar habit of appreciating. Take the 911 Sport Classic for example which, like the 911 R, takes inspiration from classic Porsche 911s. On occasion, our Porsche Centres do offer examples of the 911 Sport Classic for sale, and thanks to excellent condition and low mileage they too have seen incredible appreciation on their original purchase price. Being an approved used Porsche is always going to be a bonus for the meticulous buyer, too.
But what’s so special about this particular version of 911? First of all, rarity plays a huge part, as only 250 examples of the Sport Classic were made. Other clues lie in the name, as this specific 911 gives a nod to its predecessors from the classic 911 era, with classic Porsche styling features.
The most striking changes over a regular 911 (997) are the ‘Sport Classic Grey’ paintwork, and a ‘Ducktail’ rear spoiler, as seen on classic ‘70s 911s such as the Carrera RS.
‘Fuchs’ style alloy wheels, first seen on classic Porsche models introduced from 1966 also add to the classic themed nostalgia. Incidentally, the Sport Classic uses a C4S body, normally housing four-wheel drive, however the 911 Sport Classic is rear-wheel drive, for a purer Porsche driving experience.
The Sport Classic gets a small boost in power to 402bhp, and is capable of 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 188mph.
Examples of this particular Porsche now command a tall premium over the original sale price, and it’s easy to see why. Low production numbers, iconic classic styling and exclusivity all play a part in making this another fine example of the 911 story.
2010 Porsche 911 GT2 RS (997)
Another low production number 911, again from the 997 generation, this time in the form of the hugely powerful 911 GT2 RS. Producing a colossal 620bhp, the Porsche 911 GT2 RS was the most powerful Porsche to leave the infamous Stuttgart factory back in 2010 with a 0-60 mph sprint accomplished in a mind blowing 3.4 seconds. The GT2 RS could then continue to astonish its passengers all the way up to 205mph! This particular example was also once for sale as an approved used Porsche at Porsche Centre Wilmslow.
Only 500 GT2 RS models were made, which is another contributor to its impression appreciation. That, and the fact its looks are almost pure evil, but being the most powerful Porsche to leave the factory in 2010, it couldn’t really look subtle, could it?
Porsche Composite Ceramic Brakes were needed to stop this monstrously fast 911 and new tyres were also specially developed to ensure all the car's performance could be utilised. Carbon fibre was used throughout, most notably the bare carbon bonnet which adds to the sinister race car-like look. The two-piece bucket seats were also carbon fibre. All this made the GT2 RS the most hardcore 911 ever and it is still regarded as a gem in Porsche 911 history and one which again commands a much higher price now, than when it did at launch.
The 911 R gives a pure driving experience, the Sport Classic offers classic beauty, whilst the GT2 RS is for those who demand the most hardcore of track-focused sportscars. These recipes equal big price premiums as pre-owned vehicles, particularly when combined with the low production numbers offered in all three cases.
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