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  1. Veblen effect... Exactly..... perceived future price driving demand... The reason most air cooled 911s and old rolex' go stratospheric. More commonly known as FOMO...
  2. I too thought $390k was delusional. I also thought 2mill was unachievable for a gt2, but a 993 went for in excess of that a couple of years ago. Assuming it's the only one in the world with 125kms, and considering they are asking 390 during a global recession, in ten years, who knows what it could be worth? 1 million??? In that case, and also considering it is the first Porsche landmark car of the modern era with a lot of firsts and limited production numbers, and 1 mill is not out of the question in a decade or so. And as firstone said, it can't hurt the exposure and price of its better used brothers. I'm also surprised to see its the only one for sale in Australia. Additionally, There are only 2 996. 1's for sale in the UK. Does that mean people are starting to see the potential and hold on to them? Time will tell...
  3. What a privelage. It would be incredible to have options like that...
  4. 125kms??? Driven home, then Trailored for service for the last 20 years??
  5. The most expensive used GT3 for sale in Australia at the moment is a series1.996. How about that!!! Granted, it has 125kms on it. That is one hundred and twenty five people. It may have the lowest kms of any one of its type in the world! Conversely, What a shame its never lived... https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2000-porsche-911-gt3-996-manual/OAG-AD-18668204
  6. F........ G Awesome. Congrats mate. Keep it stock or tune tbe hell out of it. Either way, you'll love it and that torque rush in 3rd is intoxicating. The single biggest reason I miss my 996tt.
  7. Turbo, stage 1 tune, exhaust= 500 reliable hp Kw v3 with aggressive alignment=handling Brake upgrade=stopping power Appreciating in value=great resale Then you have all the elements of a great super car that you can daily drive and track.
  8. 996.1 GT3-308 RHD cars, 1858 worldwide. It was never released to the American market, due to of all things, too low a ride height!!! Hence the lower number of the MK1. I have a print out of the Australian delivery figures....see attached pdf The interesting thing is-996.1 only 13 Touring vs 77 Clubsport, which makes the touring a much rarer car in Australia, with Arctic Silver and Speed Yellow being the most popular. I guess most were bought to track, rather than commute! They are being held onto in increasing numbers and in my perusal of Autotrader UK, which I consult monthly, there have been occasions where NONE are listed for sale in the UK. Presently, there are around 5940 Porsche's for sale in the UK, with 2 Mk1's for sale and 6 MK2's. Every new generation produces a better/faster car and the MK2 is undoubtedly a better car than the MK1. Better suspension, better brakes, more power etc..etc... Porsche's mantra is constant evolution and its easy to quantify that with numbers...power...lap times... 1/4 mile etc... But how do you quantify feel and connection to car? This is purely subjective and is like asking- 'Whats your favourite colour...and why??' I have had 7 Porsche's now- 77SC targa, 2 X 944's, a Boxster, 964 carrera 4 cab, 996 Turbo and lastly the 996 GT3.1. I have also driven a couple of 991's- Carrera and GTS ( in Germany) Each have their strengths and weakness', but the one that makes me feel the best, the one that gives me a sense of achievement every time I nail a corner and get it just right......is that old GT3. And, if I screw the corner up, it lets me know about it.....even if it is in a very forgiving way for a 911. This is a cheesy and slightly inappropriate analogy, but here goes- Its kind of like the 'Hot IT' girl from high school. Everyone wanted to date her, but only the coolest and wealthiest guys did. Then you bump into her a few years later, your more of a man now, so you get up the courage to ask her out. Shes says yes. You take her out a few times and your a little rusty, not as suave as you think you are.... But you keep at it, trying your hardest to make it work. Slowly she comes around and you form a bond that you have never had before. It grows to point that you start hearing yourself say' This is it, I'm never breaking up, I'm in it for the long haul, learning and growing together- I'm keeping her forever!' That just about sums up the last 3 years with 996.1GT3 for me... 996GT3.pdf
  9. Have a look on line for Walter Rohl 's record breaking drive around the Nurburgring in a 996.1 Gt3. First time ever a road going production car did it in under 8 minutes. The car was in speed yellow and hence, a lot of the Porsche advertising and promotional material was depicting that car. And so, speed yellow became synonymous with the gt3, particularly in the 996 GT3. Dont get me wrong, previous other Porsches looked great in some iteration of yellow, but the 996 mk 1 and 2 GT3's certainly take the prize for me.
  10. Well done Pic, fantastic landmark Porsche. A car you can grow into and be challenging but rewarding to drive for years to come... You'll never be bored!! I've had mine for nearly three years now and still learning to get the best out of her. It commands respect and demands you become a better driver... So..... Drive, drive, drive baby!!! Enjoy!!!!
  11. GT3LOUI

    996 Mk1 GT3

    Looks like an import and has been mucked around a bit with.... Two heads, I'll attach a photo of the cover soon...
  12. GT3LOUI

    996 Mk1 GT3

    Harold, I went from a 996 tt to the gt3. Very different but Both great cars!! 996tt was the best daily driver porsche I've ever had. Even had 2 baby seats in the back!! Faster, faster daddy... Kids loved it!!

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