Author Archives: Ben Stewart

What Not To Do With A 240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

By   August 5, 2018

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000+ Mile Porsche 996

240,000 miles is a lot on just about any car, but on an early 996 generation Porsche 911 it is not too common. Because they have gone down in price, maintenance is often deferred resulting in major mechanical trouble before you hit the 175,000 mile mark. If we’ll maintained and the IMS Bearing is addressed, they can stay on the road for a long time.

All of this isn’t to say that a 996 isn’t a well made car. It is. However, to keep it on the road requires that you keep up on wear items and don’t let things slide. Otherwise, what would have been a fairly manageable repair bill can turn into a small fortune.

Of course if you get to almost 250,000 miles there are some things that you just shouldn’t do.

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Former 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

By   August 3, 2018

Jerry Seinfeld’s 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

Jerry Seinfeld’s 1959 Porsche 718 RSK

Jerry Seinfeld is a big collector of Porsches. Not long ago he let a few of his valuable vintage automobiles sell. This 1959 Porsche 718 RSK is one of those special classic vehicles.

The 718 RSK sold for $2,860,000 in a Gooding & Company auction at Amelia Island. That’s a good chunk of change, but it was about a million dollars less than the estimated value.

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Is A Porsche 356 Speedster Replica The Perfect Weekend Toy

By   July 21, 2018

Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

Porsche 356 Speedster Replica

An original Porsche 356 Speedster will cost you over $200,000 in good condition. This puts it well out of the reach of most enthusiasts.

Because originals have continued to skyrocket, it has opened a market for replicas to be built. These cars feature a fiberglass body on a chassis from a Volkswagen Type 1 and powered by an air-cooled VW flat-four engine.

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Mazda MX-5: The Answer Is Always Miata

By   July 19, 2018

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda MX-5 Miata is an important car. The little roadster opened the door to cars like the Porsche Boxster and BMW Z4.

The Miata showed that the public would once again buy a small roadster, like they did with European small convertibles of the 60’s. The Japanese sports car was a departure from the 60’s open-aired cars that were mainly built by British manufacturers.

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