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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaPower wrote:
I think the value of 993's and other classics generally have an adverse effect on forums.

When 964's and 993's were £12,000-18,000 they were extremely affordable for many enthusiasts who would happily tinker with them at home. They would service them, improve them, fix broken stuff, all that kind of thing.

Now they are £50k-£1,000,000 and are mostly being bought by people to put in a small 'collection' and will be trailered to specialists for a £3000 service.

Very few people buy a £100k classic and then go on an Internet forum to ask people how to change the oil on their driveway at home...


Hence why the 996/997 sections are the only ones that people post in these days Grin

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NinjaPower wrote:
I think the value of 993's and other classics generally have an adverse effect on forums.

When 964's and 993's were £12,000-18,000 they were extremely affordable for many enthusiasts who would happily tinker with them at home. They would service them, improve them, fix broken stuff, all that kind of thing.

Now they are £50k-£1,000,000 and are mostly being bought by people to put in a small 'collection' and will be trailered to specialists for a £3000 service.

Very few people buy a £100k classic and then go on an Internet forum to ask people how to change the oil on their driveway at home...


Good point. In my case, this forum serves as a great source of information - so good IMO that while i haven't posted in ages I do visit and search a lot because 9 out of 10 times, the DIY-related answer I seek is already here.

Undeniably there has been a shift to collector owners, and specialists have cashed in on the fact that collectors generally have deep pockets. For example, despite regularly using a reputed specialist for years (I've had my 993 since the early-mid 2000s) their charge for an Annual Low Mileage service has jumped from £225 to £432 in the last year alone!
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