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Most sellers of cars like these use Ebay as free advertising. They throw out a ridiculously high price to attract attention and hopefully reach a serious buyer for a lesser price to be sold offline after the auction has ended. Looks like it is working because it has all of us talking about it. I am sure we aren't the only ones.

One of 4, I am sure someone will pay over $100k for this car if everything is in order.

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While I appreciate the "special" nature of this car, one really needs to assess what premium the pre-production status adds to the value of an early turbo. The seller obviously feels it adds about $150,000 (to be generous to it's base value).

Now maybe in pristine condition at some future date you could expect a good chunk of that to be realized but 930 prices in general would need to rise from their current market values and be a lot better appreciated than they are today. At least that's my take.....

It does have me thinking though that tracking down an early 991 test mule might heap big rewards in 35 years....Funny how it works, really. I mean when the turbo first came out who would want a pre-production, magazine test car that was likely thoroughly thrashed verses a new production model? Yet somewhere down the road the pendulum swings back the other way....
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While I appreciate the "special" nature of this car, one really needs to assess what premium the pre-production status adds to the value of an early turbo. The seller obviously feels it adds about $150,000 (to be generous to it's base value).

Now maybe in pristine condition at some future date you could expect a good chunk of that to be realized but 930 prices in general would need to rise from their current market values and be a lot better appreciated than they are today. At least that's my take.....

It does have me thinking though that tracking down an early 991 test mule might heap big rewards in 35 years....Funny how it works, really. I mean when the turbo first came out who would want a pre-production, magazine test car that was likely thoroughly thrashed verses a new production model? Yet somewhere down the road the pendulum swings back the other way....
I don't know it seems any rare Porsche from the late 80's back bring a premium lately. Having the provenance of being one of the first test cars of such an iconic auto as used on the cover of magazines with low mileage in relatively mint condition should separate this car from the rest of the 930's. how much that is worth is up to the person buying. Although i am sure if he put a price of $120k on it and it sold in 10 minutes he would be bummed for pricing it too low.

Ironically we find today that the mint green or rare colored 911 that sat on the showroom floor for 6 months to a year longer than any other 911's because of the color is now a rarity that demands a premium over the others. Sometimes a strange color can add 10-25% to a cars value if rare enough. I have seen 94 Turbo's in rare colors command up to $25k over a comparable car in black or red. It is strange how things work out.

I don't think you will get your hands on test mules as these cars are either kept by the factory or destroyed in either case most anything made today will not become a collectable car unlike these earlier cars which had such a great impact on the entire industry. I would venture to bet even the very rare 4.0 liter GT3 will hold its value no better than the 9 made MY 05 GT2's, which will never see what their buyers were hoping they would.
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I was just joking about the test mule thing...But who is to say how the 991 will be looked back upon in 35 years?

Now if you know of somebody who may want to trade his '07 GT3-RS for my '88 factory slant, immaculate condition, rare color, magazine car with lower miles than this 930 please let me know
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I was just joking about the test mule thing...But who is to say how the 991 will be looked back upon in 35 years?

Now if you know of somebody who may want to trade his '07 GT3-RS for my '88 factory slant, immaculate condition, rare color, magazine car with lower miles than this 930 please let me know
Not currently but will keep it in mind. Although the GT3RS will continue to depreciate and an '88 as nice as yours should only appreciate if this economy ever gets better.

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personally where i see the value is in the "rare" missing passenger side mirror!
Hey, I've got one of those rare missing mirrors too. I say sell baby sell! Then save in a file as an insurance comp...


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