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carrera gt..prices dropping already?

Discussion in 'Porsche' started by scycle2020, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    there are multiple carrera gts for sale at p car dealers all over the country.. one on ebay now has a buy it now of 418k, 30 below list...probably could be had for close to 400k and its new...could 300k be just around the corner, in a few years...at 300k, it would be a steal..it an amazing car...it could be time to mortgage the house then...or just sleep in the gt!!!!
     
  2. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    Meh, still ugly though.

    The 959 was far nicer looking.
     
  3. WILLIAM H

    WILLIAM H Three Time F1 World Champ

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    I couldnt stand the 959, The 993 & 996 turbos are much nicer

    I could definately see a CGT for under $300k , In my collection :)

    Its the poor man's F50 LOL
     
  4. netviper

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    I think the CGT is gorgeous. I don't know about it being a steal at $300K. What does an F50 go for these days?
     
  5. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    600-700k$
     
  6. Willis360

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    I like the 959 also.
     
  7. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    300k is f40 price...the cgt looks very cool in person, pictures dont do it justice...also , the engine sound is amazing, very f1 like...havent driven one...my friend at the p car dealership says he wasnt allowed to drive on either and he is a saleperson....
     
  8. F1Ace

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    I read that article in Sports Car International where the owner was going to already sell his because the clutch just made the car impossible to drive. That and the low ground clearance.

    I think that the fact the car is practically undrivable will eventually define it as a lemon. Sorry, just my take on it.
     
  9. netviper

    netviper Formula Junior

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    I had read nightmares about the clutch also. Time will tell how that plays out.
     
  10. SpeedFreak

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    This is one person's take on the clutch, although he isn't alone from what I've heard as well. Many other owners have warmed up to the clutch and have realized that it's very drivable. Visit 6speedonline, there have been many discussions regarding the change of heart some have had regarding the clutch.

    The car is low, but the 996TT with aerokit also has the same approach angle problems and related factors as the CGT.
     
  11. scycle2020

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    apparently anyone with good driving skills can get use to it...which could mean that many of the people that bought the car cant drive it properly...and quess what, no tip or f1 type tranny to save those with out driving skill...i hope this is true , the price will drop even more and perhaps real drivers will be able to afford it and truely be able to appreciate the car
     
  12. bimmer32five

    bimmer32five Formula Junior

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    Carrera GT isn't limited that's why prices drop. Ferrari only made a small number of Enzos. I dunno how many SLR's are made...nor do i care.
     
  13. ralfabco

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    What about the Algar car ?
     
  14. ralfabco

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    Kind of like the XJ 220 ?
     
  15. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Not really. Having driven both IMO the CGT is a great car, the 220 is an interesting car at best. (Not commenting on looks)
     
  16. Hubert

    Hubert F1 Rookie

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    The Carrera GT is the most amazing street car of its era.
     
  17. Koby

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    There does seem to suddenly be a glut of them on the market. Perhaps as many as 6 or 7 for sale in the AutoWeek classified all in the $400-$420k range. I believe they are building 1000/year for 3 years. It is a stunning piece of machinery both in terms of sex appeal and engineering detail, and that sound in out of this world.
     
  18. turbo6

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    Didn't the CGT break all kind of records at Nurburgring for a street car?

    IIRC the CGT uses a Tilton carbon/carbon clutch which I would imagine can take some getting used to. I read an article about how Leno bought a CGT just for the clutch since he was tired of dealing with 10K mile clutchs in his other exotics. Doesn't tilton make clutches for most fast cars if you are willing to spend a few g's?
     
  19. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

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    Everything I've read says 1500 total, but the rumor mill says it may be less.

    Gary
     
  20. scycle2020

    scycle2020 F1 Rookie

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    you are right gary, 1500 over 2-3 years....
     
  21. ralfabco

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    1500 buyers for a car that costs 400K + ?


    That car will also have to compete with buyers for the MB SLR.


    Where are they going to find 1500 buyers ?



    The "buyers" are going to get screwed. What happens if the last few cars have a bump in power ?



    I never understood "buyers" that would force and scratch, their way to the front of the line, for a production car with #'s of over 1,000 in a multi-year run ? Hurry up buy it. Don't wait. Be the first in town. Yeah right ? Like the Dupont Registry; in three years will not have any forsale with 900 miles and one owner ? What will the price be in three years ?
     
  22. 2000YELLOW360

    2000YELLOW360 F1 World Champ
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    At that level, the only thing that holds its value is a Ferrari. I've heard that the McLarens are selling for 600k now. Tells the entire tale.

    Art
     
  23. ralfabco

    ralfabco F1 World Champ
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    Not a Ferrari.

    A particular RE.

    As of today you have the Enzo and 430.
     
  24. scycle2020

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    how about a f50?
     

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