VALUE MY CLASSIC – Porsche 911

Every week our experts help classic owners find out what their classics are really worth. This week, we discover how 996-generation Porsche 911 values are holding up by looking at John Gibb’s Carrera 4 model

Porsche 911

by Abbie Blundell |

HOW LONG HAVE YOU OWNED IT?

I bought my 911 Carrera 4 from a motor trade dealer in 2013 for £14,000. It’s a Type 996 Porsche, which was the first series of 911 to get the water-cooled engine. That puts out 300bhp and the ‘4’ part of its name signifies that it has a permanent four-wheel-drive. I found the car after it was advertised online. It has a six-speed manual gearbox and a grey leather interior is in excellent condition and performs great. I was hoping that you could give me an idea of its current value. The current insurance valuation is £20,000 and I want to make sure that it is correct.

HOW MUCH HISTORY DOES IT HAVE?

The car has had six previous owners, which isn’t unusual for a 911 of this age, and came with full-service history along with the original book pack plus two keys. Its current mileage is around the 54,000 marks and there is plenty of paperwork from day one to the present day to support that figure as being genuine.

HAS IT BEEN MODIFIED?

The car has had an aero kit fitted and had a complete strip-down and professional repaint in orange prior to my ownership. It was also kitted out with GT3 stripes to make it look like Porsche’s later high-performance model.

WHAT’S LEFT TO DO ON IT?

The car has just had general servicing during my ownership when needed. So far no other work has had to be carried out beyond that and there is nothing outstanding at the moment. I must say that it has been a really easy car to own.

WHAT WE THINK IT’S WORTH - £22,000

Russ Smith, CCW’s price expert: ‘As you are probably aware, the big selling point of this car is the mileage, and you did well buying it while they were still just seen as used cars. Values have risen since and I’d pitch this even higher without the non-standard paint and decals. I love the way it looks, but it does limit the market for the car, which in turn holds the value back. Even so, I’d say your old valuation is a couple of grand short.’

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