Air Brigade Commander Talks Air-Cooled Porsches

What's hot, what's not in the Classic Porsche market?


In a wide-ranging interview, Greg Stanley of The Collector Car Podcast speaks with Jim Moore, Founder and Commander of the Air Brigade for Air-Cooled Porsches.

Air Brigade and The Collector Car Podcast first connected when Air Brigade published an article about what was happening with the prices of Classic Porsches. Greg was intrigued by the premise that the Classic Porsche market prices were softening so he decided to do a deep dive into the data. The data reinforced the thought of Air Brigade that prices aren’t declining but have just softened. There was one big surprise with the 993 that will be looked at in more detail in a future article.


You can have a discussion between two car guys without a discussion of what’s in the garage and what do you want in the garage. As you would guess, the Air Brigade Commander’s garage features an air-cooled Porsche or two, but what may be more surprising is Titus the black on black water-cooled 997 Twin Turbo 911 Porsche. Variety is the spice of life, and if you love Porsche, you love Porsche.


The two Classic Porsches include a 1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2, the first and still owned Porsche by the Commander and a 1973 Phoenix Red Porsche 914 2.0 that was purchased to fulfill a high school desire when one was first spotted on the local Porsche dealer’s lot in 1973.


Air Brigade is currently featuring a series on “Buying a Classic Porsche at half-price” so the discussion on what is coming to the Air Brigade’s garage was an easy discussion. A 1993 Porsche RS America is on the target list if a driver can be found for half the going $100,000 plus price the car is currently commanding.


A recurring game that Greg plays with every interviewee is Cash, Keep or Crush. Greg gives you three cars and you must decide which one you’ll keep, which one you’ll cash out and which one you’ll send to the crusher. It can be a hard and challenging game as you want them all, but The Collector Car Podcast holds your feet to the fire and won’t let you off the hook. Keeping one is easy, but deciding what to sell and what to send to the crusher is painful. Greg was quite surprised by the decisions.


The Collector Car Podcast publishes a new Podcast every two weeks. The entire library of Podcasts is available online. Interviews feature subjects in the Porsche and non-Porsche world.

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