2008 Porsche 997 911 Carrera – Today’s Speculative Tempter

By: James Robinson, Unique Cars magazine

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Surely a good investment for the super

The Porsche 911 is the definitive sports car, no question, there isn’t another sports car on the planet that has the heritage, pedigree, history, lineage… Okay, let’s really nail our colours to the mast.  Whatever superlative you want to use, the 911, simply put, is unrivalled.

Unrivalled, except perhaps within its own family.  Many Porsche fanatics will tell you that the head honchos in Stuttgart have been periodically and progressively synthesising and sanitising the pinnacle of sports cars over the last five decades.

Some Porker enthusiasts will say that anything that came after the original 911 shape of the 1960’s is tantamount to blasphemy.

Others will tell you the downward spiral all started when the 911 changed from 993 to 996, and in doing so went from an air-cooled flat-six to a water-cooled flat-six.

More recently, the 911 made another highly controversial change when it went from hydraulic power-assisted steering to electric power-assisted steering when the series changed from 997 to 991.

This in the eyes of many was a step too far by Porsche, sacrilege, as a 911’s steering feel was one of its defining characteristics, part of what made it such a great car. And suddenly this telepathic steering was taken away and replaced by an electronic steering rack which left drivers guessing where the front end was pointed.

That’s why the 997 series will be a future classic, because it’s the last Porsche to have real steering feel, with the added benefit of being completely modern in every other way.

This particular 911 is a standard Carrera in ‘Basalt black’ with a 3.6lt flat-six donk mated to a proper 6-speed manual gearbox, which is absolutely the enthusiast’s/collector’s ideal specification.

In addition, it has an array of desirable options that include carbon-fibre package, adjustable sports seats, Bose premium hi-fi, sports chrono, sports exhaust and carbon ceramic brakes.

The seller is asking $89,990 for the 911 and anyone who is interested in investing in this awesome machine, rather than some boring stocks or overpriced housing, can view the full listing here.

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