The Porsche 911 R is one of Stuttgart’s finest creations and is also one of the quickest model to appreciate in value for a car. A used unit can cost up to seven times more than its original asking price and unfortunately, many have resorted to flipping.
According to Andreas Preuninger, Porsche’s head of GT road car development, he likes his products being driven and not to collect dust. “I don’t like this business of people buying our cars to make money on them. That was never our intention. The purpose of limiting a car is not for it to gain value. We don’t want to be laying money on each car’s roof when they run out of the factory,” said Preuninger.
He also commented on the negative reaction from 911 R buyers when the new 911 GT3 is offered with a manual transmission.
“When I said we’re not a hedge fund, I’m talking to those people who are yelling at us for offering the manual transmission similar to the R. But if there are people wanting to buy cars like that, then as a company we should try to fulfil that, to meet that demand,” he added.
With that, Preuninger announced they are keeping a close eye on their customers. For those who sold their cars for profits, they’re unlikely to be entitled to buy one of Porsche’s limited-production GT specials in the future. It’ll be a strategy for Porsche to ensure they supply to cars to those who treasure them.
So, the next time if you happen to own any of these cars, just drive it. If you want to flip it for obscene profits, sorry but you’ve got to start looking elsewhere.
Source: Car and Driver