Cars to buy in 2018
Total 911 presents the nine best-value Neunelfers you should buy this year
The used Porsche market has been on a hell of a ride, hasn’t it? Shortly after the company’s beloved 911 reached half a century of existence in 2013, prices began shifting dramatically upwards. It began with the halo 2.7RS, which surged massively from £300,000 to almost £1 million in a matter of months. A domino effect ensued, with other classic Rennsports shooting up first, filtering down to any model which had a flat six cooled by air. Before long, pretty well every 911 across the board had enjoyed some degree of market appreciation, some more steeply than others. All manner of models were put up for sale at big numbers, and many didn’t hang around for long. However, for 2018, things are a little different. After the blanket boom in values of the previous four to five years, the market has slowed considerably. Certainly, the days of making a quick buck on a classic or modern-classic 911 appear to have gone. “We’re now seeing a natural adjustment in prices, and correctly priced cars are still selling easily,” says Paul Stephens, owner of the eponymous Essex-based Porsche specialist.
This is good news for the enthusiast, of course. Far removed from the frenetic pace at which deals were being done, today it’s a buyer’s market: you can now afford to take your time and do your due diligence on any potential acquisitions. Likewise, the softening in values means people are more encouraged to use these wonderful cars exactly as they were intended – by driving them. So, there’s plenty to be positive about in the 911 market right now. To prove it, Total 911 presents nine cars which you can buy now and drive, safe in the knowledge its status as a future classic is assured…