Category Archives: Market Value

5 Affordable Ferraris for 2018

By   July 18, 2018

Ferrari 308 GTB

Ferrari 308

Five years ago I wrote about 5 affordable Ferraris. What a difference half a decade can make. At the time you could purchase a decent Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS for less about $30,000. Now that same car is worth close to $90,000!

Needless to say, it is time to update the list as $90,000 is only cheap to someone who can already afford a newer Ferrari. Incidentally, one of my largest regrets in my “car life” is not purchasing a 308 that I had found for $25,000.

I instead bought a Porsche 996, which is a fine car for daily use (much better than the Ferrari), but as of yet hasn’t shot up in value like the 308; and it probably never will to the same extent.

Without further ado, here are 5 affordable Ferraris for 2018.

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Can You Still Find An Affordable Air-Cooled 911

By   April 20, 2018

Porsche 911 SC

Porsche 911 SC

The prices of air-cooled 911s have shot up in recent years. Just about five years ago you could still find a good Porsche 911 SC in the $15,000 – $20,000 range. Even a 911 Carrera 3.2 could be had for under $30,000 in good condition.

Now, if you want an affordable 911 the 996 is the one to look into. In every way, except maybe the headlights and if an IMS update hasn’t been done, the 996 is a better car than the earlier 911s. However, there is a soul in the air-cooled cars with their unique sound and analog driving experience.

That is exactly why the air-cooled cars are going up in value. But is it too late to get a 911 with an air-cooled flat-six?

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5 Bargain Porsches – Part 2: The Porsche 914

By   March 20, 2018

Porsche 914-6

Porsche 914-6

When it comes to sports cars there are a few marquees that show you have made it. Included in this list are Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche. Of these three Porsche is the most attainable of the bunch, yet they build cars that rival the performance of the Italian cars we mentioned. All this while largely being dependable and relatively practical, for the type of car.

New Porsche sports cars, even the “entry level” Cayman (for those not aware the Boxster now sits above the Cayman in the model lineup) are too expensive for most folks (with the 718 Cayman starting at over $55,000 and you know you’ll want some options on top of that). Fortunately, the used market provides enthusiasts with plenty of options. Below are what we think are currently the best 5 bargains for those looking for an affordable Porsche. This list includes cars that can be found in fair condition for low as $3,500. This means Porsche ownership is available to just about anyone in the market for a sports car.

Over the next few weeks we’ll highlight the below models with their current market value as well as common issues that you need to know about before purchasing a cheap Porsche. If you haven’t subscribed to Daily Rides do so now to make sure you don’t miss an article (scroll down to the end of this article to signup).

  1. Porsche 944
  2. Porsche 914
  3. Porsche 928
  4. Porsche Boxster (986)
  5. Porsche 911 (996)

Today’s post will cover the air-cooled, mid-engined Porsche 914.

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