Porsche 911 for a Repairable Ferrari

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  1. JShalomo

    JShalomo Rookie

    Oct 19, 2013
    Queens, NY
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    Jeff Sh.
    Have a 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 with clean title and in good shape (105k miles). What are the chances of trading it straight up for a Repairable Ferrari?
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  3. yelcab

    yelcab F1 World Champ

    Nov 29, 2001
    San Carlos, CA
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    Mitchell Le
    Alright man, you are going to not like this.

    A 2001 996 has that famous IMS problem and one of that variation is worth less than $20K. Less I think. I have a busted 996 sitting in my driveway right now waiting for a donor engine. A basket 308GT4 with rusted panels and engine that does not run sold for $23K. A repairable 308GTSi runs north of $25K. Those are the low end ones. A repairable 348 is $30K, a repairable F355 is $35K.

    Repairable means it has dents, scratches, major service needed, but starts up and drives OK. If you are looking for a total basket case with a big accident damage, well then that car gets sold to a junk yard for $20K.

    So, there is no straight up exchange for a 996 to any Ferrari. Change that to a 993, Carrera, 964RSA, now we are talking.
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  4. JShalomo

    JShalomo Rookie

    Oct 19, 2013
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    Jeff Sh.
    Thanks for the response Yelcab. I actually rebuilt the engine with all new Genuine Porsche parts (except I used JE pistons and original crank and cam shafts...) did it 2.5 years ago and have only put on 3k miles since. Obviously replaced IMS and kept all receipts....Would love to take on a 308, 348 or 355 rebuild as the next project car though :) I already downloaded the 308 engine rebuild
  5. lear60man

    lear60man Formula 3

    May 29, 2004
    Los Angeles
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    The 996 is the black sheep of the 911 line up and the prices reflect it. The other issue you run into is base 997 prices are in the $25-35k range and is a superior car to the 996 in every respect. Your car with the miles is going to come in around $25k....with the rebuilt engine. The plus side is its a 4S with the wider body.

    Now the biggest hurdle is the price of factory parts for the rebuild on the Ferrari. My past cars are 911SC, 4 964's, 2 Testarossas and a 997 C4S. Your best bet is to sell the 996 and find a Fcar owner who just wants to dump his auto.
  6. I'm 360 Canuck

    I'm 360 Canuck Formula 3

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    #5 I'm 360 Canuck, Sep 10, 2017
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    There was a rusted out 308 for sale on this site for about that value last year. repairable is pretty vague. Anything with a rebuildable title can be repaired if you throw enough money at it. And a Ferrari will test your limits at that. In all likelihood at that price point, you would have been better off buying one in better shape and saving yourself the aggravation and time.
    High mileage 996's are a dime a dozen, respectfully.

    But it would take a while to find someone with a similar offering to that rusted out 308 that would accept a trade instead of cash and your car specifically.
    Looking for trades IMO is usually a waste of time. Sell and buy. And buy a car you really like, not just the cheapest thing with a more prestigious badge than what you currently own, because it probably won't be a better car.
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  8. blackbolt22

    blackbolt22 F1 Veteran
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    Mr. Anderson
    Best to sell yours and save a bit more to get a Ferrari. That's what I did. Doubtful you will find someone willing to trade. I had a 996 also. Good luck.
  9. Jaguar36

    Jaguar36 Formula Junior

    Nov 8, 2010
    Cherry Hill, NJ
    Beverly Hills Car Club has a non-running 456 GTA with a Salvage title that is listed for $29k. You could probably get it for $25k, so maybe not an even swap, but pretty close.
  10. joe1973

    joe1973 Formula Junior
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    Nov 12, 2016
    01 definitely IMS prone. And C4s not appealing unless it's a DD for someone. Sell privately to less knowledgeable crowd. F folks may have garage Queens but are mostly car enthusiasts and revere resell values which is another 996 achilles heel
  11. vrsurgeon

    vrsurgeon F1 World Champ
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    Dec 13, 2009
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    Sorry am late to the party..

    might be able to do a Mondial that needs alot of love and some work. Unloved Porsche for unloved Ferrari.
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  13. paulchua

    paulchua Cat Herder
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    Jul 1, 2013
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    Paul Chua
    I have to agree this is the easiest route. Heck, Mondial's are so low priced, you can probably keep em both!
  14. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Trade the Porsche for cash then trade the cash for a Ferrari.

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