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  1. Fairview

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    #1 Fairview, Feb 16, 2010
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    Hi All,

    I started the recent Ferrari to Porsche thread as a "listening tour". Seems the best advice is to have one of each, but I just can't make that work. I've can only have one nice sports car at a time since I've got an even more expensive hobby (radial engine airplane).

    My 1995 Porsche 993 cabriolet is a 30,500 mile, all original, two owner, perfect example, and is my 7th 911 over the years. However, my heart tells me it is time to try a Ferrari.

    It would be so easy if someone with an equally nice 3x8 is looking to try a Porsche and would trade for my car with me adding cash to make up the difference.

    Below is a photo of my 993, taken a few months ago, just before winter hibernation:


    And a link to some more:

    http://milepost105.smugmug.com/Cars/1995-Porsche-993-Cabriolet-all/10272138_4rXQr#709165769_sQ3GQ

    Just let me know if you have an interest. Thanks, Jeff
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  3. Brian Elliston

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    Pretty car! What's something like that worth?
     
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    Jeff Im thinking you could trade close to straight up for a decent 308, however a 328 or 348 may be a bit of a stretch......you my need a few $'s out of pocket.

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  5. Ferraripilot

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    I also came from the 911 world. I never thought I would want a Ferrari, until I drove one. The first drive put to rest any and all question. For me, it was an early carbureted car. And then it got better, the Ferrari community is quite possibly the most supportive and knowledgeable online community around. It's different for everyone. Good luck in your soul searching.
     
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    Low mile 993 cab in todays market would realistically sell for $29-33k. You are in the ball park for a straight trade for a decent 308. You would probably do better to sell your and come to the table waving cash as a buyer. You could pursue more of the 308 you want regarding color and year, especially since many sellers are looking to free up cash, not take on another toy.
     
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  8. yelcab

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    That is one of the most sought after air-cooler 911 there is. Although, I would go for a coupe, myself, but that is me. However, in this economy, you would have to wait a while for the right person to come along if you want $30K for it.

    If you did get $30K, Dstacy is selling his GT4 series 1 and you may want to buy that.

    Good luck with the sales and the buy.
     
  9. Fairview

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    Thanks for the input. The thought of going through the process of selling my Porsche, then searching for a nice 308 or 328 is a bit exhausting, hence the idea of a trade plus cash. I don't want to be without a fun car for long.

    Might be time to tap that home equity line, look for and buy a Ferrari, then market the Porsche at my leisure, or file Chapter 7, whichever first occurs...

    Thanks again. Jeff
     
  10. 2dinos

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    I came to a similar situation. Couldn't sell without securing what I wanted. Then the market tanked.

    ALL 3x8's are sweet machines. I'm particularly fond of GT4's, But I love the GTS, GTSi and all the others.

    Good luck in your hunt:)
     
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    #9 tommott77, Feb 17, 2010
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    Value wise you are pretty much a wash with your cab and a nice 308. That being said the search for a 308 can be a bit exhausting and elusive all in itself. There are just nowhere around the same amount of 308s compared to 911s out there. Especially if you are looking for something specific.

    If I were in your shoes I would go ahead and start to try to sell the cab. It could take a while, but it would also afford you the time to find the best Ferrari that fits your needs. It seems at this point that have not definitively made up your mind on which Ferrari 3XX you want. This 'downtime could be well spent ascertaining what car you actually want. There is a vast difference in character among the 3XX model series starting with a GT4, carbed 308, GTS vs GTB, 308i, 308 QV, 328, 348.

    Is there anything specific model and year range that has peaked your interest at this point?
     
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  13. Fairview

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    Tommott,

    My preference would be a 308QV or a 328, doesn't have to be red. I realize that I'll need to add money to find one that is in comparable condition to my Porsche, particularly if I am looking for a 328.

    In this part of the Virginia, there really is no Ferrari specialist, so I like the idea of being able to do some of the routine work myself.

    It is funny how I've agonized over the idea of buying a Ferrari. You'd think the whole world's future is riding on this decision. That is not like me, at all, having bought lots of sports cars over the years. I see others who have the same struggle posting here often.

    Thanks for the advice. Jeff
     
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    You are kidding here, right? One should never finance a toy since some of the repair costs (even parts) can easily dampen your enjoyment of the car.

    I'd would love to buy your 993 but I am keeping my 328 for now.

    Ace
     
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    the 993 is the best porsche
    last of the air cooled originals
     
  16. Fairview

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    Ace, I was just kidding about the Chapter 7. However, I would use the home equity line to buy a toy. Heck, that's what it's for.... right?

    Jeff

    p.s. what type of piloting do you do?
     
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    I could buy that cute silver car, for Lady Valeria to use on sunny days......

    That's nice, man, no joking.
     
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    Mark my words. In another 25 years ago or so the 993 is going to be considered as one of the most desirable Porsches of all time, much like how the the pre-'74 911s are regarded these days. It is amazing once you start unbolting things how much of a pre '74 911 can still be found in a 993 as well.
     

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