Porsche’s 996-generation 911 is meant to be the most affordable option to get into the model’s rear-engined flagship mannequin, proper? I imply, it’s positively why my broke ass purchased one. That would change, although, if the current $1.2 million sale of the 911 Traditional Membership Coupe is any form of bellwether.
To be truthful, the Traditional Membership Coupe is not any common 996. It was constructed by Porsche Traditional on the behest of the Porsche Membership of America over the course of two years and was closely custom-made. They even put the engine from a 996 GT3 in it, making it as quick as it’s good-looking.
Different notable adjustments embody a hard and fast ducktail rear wing and a double-bubble-style roof. The inside was utterly restored and options woven leather-based houndstooth inserts within the seats in addition to Porsche’s PCCM Plus infotainment system. In all, it’s a very well-considered love letter to Porsche’s least-loved 911.
The public sale, which befell at Porsche’s Atlanta Expertise Middle, and featured 74 different distinctive and uncommon vehicles, was a part of the model’s seventy fifth anniversary celebration. Among the many different automobiles provided on the market had been a real 962 race automotive and a 904 Carrera GTS.
Now that we’ve got the information out of the best way let’s get right down to certainly one of my favourite pastimes: wild hypothesis. So, now that we’ve seen this seven-figure hammer worth for a 996-generation 911, will we see an increase in costs for different 996 fashions? Is that this an indication that individuals are coming round on the much-maligned (I believe unfairly so, however I’m biased), or is that this only one bizarre individual with a boatload of dollars wanting the very best 996 at any worth?
Let me know what you assume within the feedback.