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930 Coupe vs Cabriolet

Just noticing that 1984-1989 coupes are generally selling higher than
the cabriolets given same parameter car.
Why is this or is it just my imagination? Looking back historically the cab was
quite a high dollar option vs the standard coupe.
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In my opinion the higher prices on coupes in the secondary market us because most "true" drivers would prefer the structural rigidity and handling over that of an open top car. One would also think safety would be another motivating factor considering the potential and the history of the 930.

When new, you will always pay more for an open top car over a coupe, as it's an option. The cab offers 930 performance with the "look at me" panache of the top down. Posers luv'em... and that's not to say that everyone having a 930cab is a poser.

I probably biased as I lost a friend years ago that was riding in a 930 cab with a "poser" that didn't understand the potential under foot.

Not sermon, just a thought...

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I wouldn't have bought a 911 or 930 cab.
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I think 930 cab's have more competition against later model 911 cabs and boxsters. I think the feel and performance of a 930 is lost in cab form. Therefore, why not get an easier to use, more reliable top along with a newer, more cab friendly car.

If I were to get a convertible, the ultimate goal would be good looking, easy to operate, easy to go 8/10's and quiet. I think that spells BOXSTER
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I can add my similar experience.
In the days before CABs, and when Detroit had stopped building convertibles, I bought and restored a Targa. I never liked the looks of the Targa but thought the top off experience would be neat and resale would be higher for it.
Anyway, on the road I was totally disappointed as I found the wind noise canceled out the great engine sound at any speed over 45MPH. Much of the Porsche experience was gone.
This, and the looks, was enough for me to never consider either again.

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My biased opinion says the 930 Cabriolet will bring more money than a coupe.....all other things being equal.
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Coupes RULE! That's why. I don't know if I'd call them posers, but it's not for me. Of course my friends '04 911 turbo cab would still kick my azz even after my modest mods. He has to work a lot harder though to keep up or beat me. 930 cabs don't do it for me because the tops don't retract into a hiding type position. His '04 looks clean when the tops down so I wouldn't walk away from a late model that's a great deal....
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The idea that cabs always demand a premium over coupes when new is for the most part correct. Ironically, that rule was broken by Porsche itself when the Cayman coupe came on the market at a higher price than the cab Boxster.
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I wouldn't own a Cab,, yet I love my sunroof... It's mosty that you can't track a cab and I can't stand the noise...
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Personally, I love the exhilirating top down performance of my "poser" cab. I wouldn't track it for obvious reasons, but if I wanted a street/track car, I would have gone down the coupe route. Oh well, I enjoy top down cruising when the weather is right and still be able to crush almost anything that comes up next top me

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I guess I like cabs too....not necessarily a "poseur"

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The answer is simple... get both... heehee
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Excellent solution...provided you have the space....sometimes the wife gets huffy about having to park "her car" outside..... the trials and tribulations of dual ownership.
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Except when the 930 is her car.
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I would not say that someone buying an "older" 911 is in any way a poser.
For me the preference in a coupe' over a cab is simple....the classic lines of the 911.
Even reading sources that place used cabs higher than targas, targas higher than coupes...the coupes in the end seem to recieve the higher resale.

Also the fact that coupes make stiffer/safer track day cars. I have always loved the lines of the 911, and I thought that the cabs and targas broke the lines for me. That being said...there are some sweet ass targas and cabs out there.

I have always wanted an outlaw 356. It would also have to be a coupe.
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FWIW, I DON'T associate the 930 cab with "poser" status. I just prefer the coupe, that's all...
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