Looking to buy 993, is it a good investment - 6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource

Go Back  6SpeedOnline - Porsche Forum and Luxury Car Resource > Porsche (Past) > 993
Reload this Page >

Looking to buy 993, is it a good investment

993 Last generation normally aspirated aircooled Porsche 911. Community includes the C2, C2s, C4, Targa, C4s and cabriolet discussion.

Looking to buy 993, is it a good investment

  #1  
Old 08-19-2010, 07:38 PM
laxexquis's Avatar
Registered User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 33
Rep Power: 11
laxexquis is on a distinguished road
Looking to buy 993, is it a good investment

Hi,

I currently own a 997S Coupe Black/Black and am longing for a 993 to go along with it.

Here is the thing, as it is known that 993s can be valuable cars, I want to purchase it not only for enjoyment, but to know I finally have a car that is not depreciating and may go up in value.

Because I have a 997S Coupe now, I want a 993 Cab, and then I wonder if this car would be as potentially valuable as say an 993S coupe.

What are your thoughts on the 993 Carrera Cab becoming collectable or not?

Also, what are your thoughts on the color combo Arctic Silver/Black, will it be a classic combo?

John
 
  #2  
Old 08-20-2010, 01:10 AM
dfwerdoc's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: texas
Posts: 595
Rep Power: 45
dfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud ofdfwerdoc has much to be proud of
unless you get a seller that's clueless about the value about their car and is willing to sell you their car for the kbb value, im not sure about these cars going UP in value (and almost certainly never if you consider inflation and opportunity cost). you can however pick out a sweet 993 and it'll depreciate less than the other cars in your garage. silver and black is a nice combo but a convertible is less broadly desirable than a coupe. if you're looking at future resale value get a 2s or a turbo with a black or tan interior and with the fewest number of miles possible. the external colors that seem to have the widest appeal are black then silver (artic more than polar) then white then guards red i would say. the search is the best part --- take your time
 
  #3  
Old 08-20-2010, 07:20 AM
cohare's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Age: 37
Posts: 1,134
Rep Power: 59
cohare has a spectacular aura aboutcohare has a spectacular aura aboutcohare has a spectacular aura about
These cars will not appreciate for a long time if ever. If they did the C2S or C4S would be the most valuable non Turbo or RS edition. The 993 cab prices have typically been lower than the standard 993 prices.

I would highly suggest a 993 for pure driving enjoyment, it is a completely different car than the 997's.
 
  #4  
Old 08-20-2010, 11:49 AM
jcpca356's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CHICAGO
Posts: 524
Rep Power: 39
jcpca356 is a splendid one to beholdjcpca356 is a splendid one to beholdjcpca356 is a splendid one to beholdjcpca356 is a splendid one to beholdjcpca356 is a splendid one to beholdjcpca356 is a splendid one to behold
convert mechanism is expensive to fix
 
  #5  
Old 08-20-2010, 06:44 PM
og risker's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: South Pasadena, CA
Posts: 769
Rep Power: 52
og risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud ofog risker has much to be proud of
Agreed,

Not really an investment..unless you get a "special" edition with uber low miles or sumthing.

Hella great/fun cars to have and drive tho
 
  #6  
Old 08-20-2010, 08:21 PM
w00tPORSCHE's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Eastern Washington.
Posts: 1,658
Rep Power: 97
w00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond reputew00tPORSCHE has a reputation beyond repute
Doubt 993's will depreciate in the future but only special edition low mile garage queens fit in the category of "investments". Sloancars always have some fine examples of 911's. Manual gearbox, coupes and standard colors (black, white, silver, red) always are more desirable in the market.
 
  #7  
Old 08-22-2010, 09:48 AM
sanyata's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Monterey Bay, CA
Posts: 166
Rep Power: 27
sanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud ofsanyata has much to be proud of
Never thought of the 993 as an investment but consider it a much lesser depreciation factor than most cars. The experience is an investment in driving enjoyment.
 
  #8  
Old 08-30-2010, 12:27 PM
mjsporsche's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 171
Rep Power: 19
mjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the rough
Not an investment. 993s will have less depreciation but more maintenance as things wear out.

Mark
 
  #9  
Old 09-02-2010, 11:03 AM
mjsporsche's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 171
Rep Power: 19
mjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the roughmjsporsche is a jewel in the rough
No, not, not in our lifetime, never. The answer is a blend of all.
 
  #10  
Old 09-02-2010, 12:32 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fl
Posts: 209
Rep Power: 22
woolyg will become famous soon enoughwoolyg will become famous soon enough
I would get a 993TT.. They only brought about 2403 96-97 turbos to the North America... all made in 98 were ROW...

So by now you have to figure with crashes etc over the past 14 years, there are what 2K left in the US. They should hold their value decently.

Investment? No Porsche is an investment any longer, those days are long gone and gone forever. They will never limit production on any future models to make them in demand. They will make as many as they can sell as they did with the 996TT through the stock market boom. Even when they limited the CGT the values went down...

If your worried about the cash as an investment don't put the money in a car. It will just depreciate no matter what.
 
  #11  
Old 09-21-2010, 12:46 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NA
Posts: 54
Rep Power: 11
Auraraptor is on a distinguished road
Only the rarest of the 993 will be definite collector cars...
 
  #12  
Old 09-21-2010, 08:28 AM
Stealth 993's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 1,721
Rep Power: 104
Stealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond reputeStealth 993 has a reputation beyond repute
You will need to invest a lot to get a lot.

There are a copuple of 993's that hold value very well, but a few will indeed go up, & lower, pristine ones are 2X+ the value of others.
The cars to get, in order...
GT2 (not imported)
RS (not imported)
TTS (about $175k)
Turbo
C2S
C4S

Cabs might go up in value later, but not like the above, a collector car will be way above market, expect to spend at LEAST $60k on the above, even the C2S & C4S. Then you really can't drive it much. But in 20-30 years it will be worth some coin.
 
  #13  
Old 09-29-2010, 05:00 AM
Lazz993's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 0
Lazz993 is on a distinguished road
Investment in driving pleasure, not money. just my 2 cents. I never regret the initial buy in
 
  #14  
Old 10-09-2010, 07:05 PM
VID997's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,257
Rep Power: 184
VID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond reputeVID997 has a reputation beyond repute
1998 C2S...the last of the greatest body lines out there...a true classic. Turbo body, hollow spoke Mg wheels, two tone grey and black interior..(the black, I think might be first gen alcantra'ish type material). I think in 98 only 600 came state side...1200 total. 1998 C2S's are very rare...try finding one for sale... 44K to 80k...98 Turbo S....110-120+K. I actually like driving the 993's more so then a 997, they feel more raw and untamed. However, with manageable power and predicable grip with the ability to drift at will. And the analog gauges...ahhh...
 
  #15  
Old 03-03-2014, 08:25 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: New England
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
rlsammax is on a distinguished road
I am new to the 911 world. I own a couple of 1965 Porsche 356's. Just sold one and have always wanted the last year air cooled, 993 Carrera S…….Any leads would be appreciated.

Ralph (rlsammax)
New England
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:
You have already rated this thread Rating: Thread Rating: 0 votes,  average.

Quick Reply: Looking to buy 993, is it a good investment


Join 6SpeedOnline
Visit our Sponsors

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.