Skip to main content

Replies sorted oldest to newest

I think a lot of people spent more time than normal surfing the web during the pandemic, and many of them were either interested and decided "...there's no time like the present," or were new to the replica world and fell in love with something they weren't previously aware of.  There may also be a component of "...we might get hit by a bus tomorrow so live awhile you can."  I expect a period of time where some of the folks have buyer's remorse and sell their spots in line.

AAhhhhh .....Capitalism at its finest! I went the 356 Replica route for these reasons-

  1. I just like the look of the car....when I go to a Porsche meeting guess who get's all the attention (even though it is a "replica".
  2. It has NO computers in it!
  3. I can work on it!
  4. Mostly all components are accessible
  5. A lot cheaper than an original with as much fun to drive!
  6. I am now selling my 2002' 911 any takers?

AAhhhhh .....Capitalism at its finest! I went the 356 Replica route for these reasons-

  1. I just like the look of the car....when I go to a Porsche meeting guess who get's all the attention (even though it is a "replica".
  2. It has NO computers in it!
  3. I can work on it!
  4. Mostly all components are accessible
  5. A lot cheaper than an original with as much fun to drive!
  6. I am now selling my 2002' 911 any takers?

Edit: any of the well made replicas are WAY more fun to drive than the originals; more power, better handling, suspension, top end, , 0-60, braking, relative insurance costs

.

Adult toys in general are scarce and selling at premium prices - boats, RV's, sports cars.

Unable to travel as in normal times, people are going nuts looking for diversions away from crowded spaces.

Our local Porshee dealer hasn't had any  911's, Boxsters, or Caymans in stock for, like, a year. At least none advertised. I imagine if you're willing to slip them a premium they might find one for you - as long as it's a bigger premium than anyone else is offering them.

.

Last edited by Sacto Mitch
@Sacto Mitch posted:

.Adult toys in general are scarce and selling at premium prices - boats, RV's, sports cars.

Unable to travel as in normal times, people are going nuts looking for diversions away from crowded spaces.

Our local Porshee dealer hasn't had any  911's, Boxsters, or Caymans in stock for, like, a year. At least none advertised. I imagine if you're willing to slip them a premium they might find one for you - as long as it's a bigger premium than anyone else is offering them.

... or are looking for things to do where they won't be harangued and nannied. Driving an open car engenders a sense of freedom in most people, which is something that resonates strongly with a lot of us.

While many people lost their homes and businesses because of the pandemic, and plenty of others lost jobs and income, a substantial contingent have made out very well. There's a lot of money sloshing around the upper two-fifths of the income distribution.

Over the past two years some tech guys made fortunes, as did people playing middleman in the PPE follies. Then there's the federal "loans" and grants. And the ludicrous stuff like Bitcoin.

Next to that, place the savings many have enjoyed (or endured) by hardly eating out, never buying concert and sports tickets, and skipping vacation travel. Time is money, and that time has been spent surfing the innerwebs, dreaming of spending the money on cool ****.

Plus there is an actual shortage of actual usable new cars, squeezing the market.

It's kind of a perfect storm. Hence the inflation we see in out little clown car corner of the "automotive enthusiast space."

Reminder: I have a Spyder for sale.

Last edited by edsnova
@Sacto Mitch posted:

.

Adult toys in general are scarce and selling at premium prices - boats, RV's, sports cars.

Unable to travel as in normal times, people are going nuts looking for diversions away from crowded spaces.

Our local Porshee dealer hasn't had any  911's, Boxsters, or Caymans in stock for, like, a year. At least none advertised. I imagine if you're willing to slip them a premium they might find one for you - as long as it's a bigger premium than anyone else is offering them.

.

@Sacto Mitch looking for more toys ❤️😎👍

@A Shubox posted:

Might be all the new money out there - and the romance of having a topless driver that's not commonplace. .. but I'm pretty sure it's all about those curves on the rear-end.

I'd like to see a topless driver with curves on the rear end although it is a little cold for that in Michigan now.

The topless driver would be easier to see in a topless car.

Last edited by Michael McKelvey
@A Shubox posted:

Might be all the new money out there - and the romance of having a topless driver that's not commonplace. .. but I'm pretty sure it's all about those curves on the rear-end.

I don’t know about that. Personally. I’d go with “smart money.” From my informal poll (driving and C&C) New Money around here goes for Kirkham Cobras, C8’s, Lambos, McLarens, Audi R8’s, and more C8s.

It’s strange. C&C in Las Vegas was 80/20 vintage to new cars. Here, it’s just the opposite. Last time out, besides my 968 and my buddy’s 911 RSR tribute, there were two sweet 510 wagon restomods. The rest of the ~200 cars were all modern. There were 8-10 C8s. And 10 Huracans and Murcialagos. (Sp?) And about the same number of Lotuses.

Last edited by dlearl476
@dlearl476 posted:

I don’t know about that. Personally. I’d go with “smart money.” From my informal poll (driving and C&C) New Money around here goes for Kirkham Cobras, C8’s, Lambos, McLarens, Audi R8’s, and more C8s.

It’s strange. C&C in Las Vegas was 80/20 vintage to new cars. Here, it’s just the opposite. Last time out, besides my 968 and my buddy’s 911 RSR tribute, there were two sweet 510 wagon restomods. The rest of the ~200 cars were all modern. There were 8-10 C8s. And 10 Huracans and Murcialagos. (Sp?) And about the same number of Lotuses.

You raise a good point - and an astute perspective: "smart money".  In the past couple years, in the area I live, there are lots of C8s' Lambos R8s and Ferraris... I'm always scrambling to get up close to one... and when I do.. they each give me the thumbs up and 'nice car' comments before I can say a word.

I bought my toy to stand out. .. and it really does.  Anybody with money can buy an exotic.  Someone with taste buys a unique classic.

Add Reply

Post Content
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×