For Christmas 2020, Air Brigade thought we would take a look at members’ Porsche Wish List. Air Brigade believes a three-car collection is ideal for the Porsche enthusiast so the question is what three Porsches would be in this three-Porsche collection? We set a limit of $300,000 maximum on the price of the purchases.
What we learned unsurprisingly is that there is a broad range of interest when it comes to collecting Porsches. For those over 60 years of age we often saw 356’s on the list while the younger members tended to focus on the driving aspects with desires of 911 hot rods and performance built 914’s.
One overriding desire in every collection was to have specific colors in their collection. This has always been a driving factor with air-cooled Porsches. The rare and unique colors can increase a price of a Porsche by 10%. In most cases the wish list included rare colors of blue, green and orange as opposed to the Porsche top selling colors of white, silver and black.
Let’s take a look at the Christmas wish lists and hope some Air Brigade members have their wishes granted on Christmas morning. (Note that photos are only representative of the "wish" Porsche as the exact color and model may not have been available photographically.)
Charlie's Wish List
1. 1964 356SC in champagne Yellow – fun to drive and simple to work on (Charlie owned one previously)
2. 1972 911 Targa in Emerald Green (Viper) – One year only rear fender oil filler, and is the most refined of the long hoods
3. 1995 993 Carrera in Yellow or Aubergine – Comfort, technology and the last of the air-cooled 911’s.
Mark's Wish List
1. Newest Porsche Available – the newest one offers the greatest technology
2. Early ‘70s long hood 911 – Raw old school power with the great feel at the limits of traction.
3. 914-6 GT – “Do I need to say why?” (Editor’s Note: this model sells for $297,000 so it maxes out the $300,000 limit)
4. 928 GTS - Honorable Mention in the Three that makes the list because it is a great GT cruiser with lots of power. At the time it was the flagship of Porsche and their future.
Keith's Wish List
1. Early 911 Hot Rod with a 2.5 liter engine and Webers – Love that early feel
2. 914-6 – Fully sorted with a slightly hotter motor. “Had a great long weekend with friends in New Hampshire with one and have never forgotten the experience.”
3. 911SC Coupe – Prefer a 1978. Keith thinks that the 3.0 liter is one of the best motors Porsche made.
1. 1970 911T – Chalk color and completely stock except for the motor; a 3.7 for a sleeper look.
2. 1973 914 2.0 – Blood Orange; last year of the chrome bumpers
3. GT4 Cayman in Blue – Still small, raw and nimble. “I think the current 911’s grew too large since the 997.
David's Wish List
David notes that colors matter for his three choices.
1. 1959 356 Convertible D in Stone Gray – a 356 Speedster with roll-up windows. In good condition this is $200,000. This model interests David because it is a one-year only car with an interesting history.
2. 1979 911SC Coupe in Casablanca Beige – David owns this car and notes that it is a great, reliable 911 with lower weight than later SC’s
3. 1991 964 coupe in Signal Green – Adds ABS while keeping the styling cues of earlier models.
With the remaining $10,000-$20,000 David would buy an early glass window Boxster S.
TD's Wish List
1. 1989 Silver Anniversary 911 Coupe – TD owns one; it is sweet and it is rare
2. 1974 Carrera Coupe in Orange –It is quirky and fast
3. 1995 993 Coupe in a rare color – It is curvy and fast
Allen's Wish List
1. 1965 SC Cabriolet – This is the last 356 produced and Allen likes cabs.
2. 1957 356A Coupe with beehive tailights – Allen favors the shape of the A coupes better than the B or C coupes.
3. 2008 911 4S Coupe – All the comforts and features of a modern car, but it is still an Analog car.
Allen admits that his first choice would actually be a 356 twin cam but knows that he couldn’t by one for $300,000.
Will's Wish List
1. 993 C2 Coupe in Mexico Blue – All that’s good in a 993 with a stunning color
2. Early 911 Hot Rod – All that’s visceral about early air-cooled Porsches but with the rawness put on steroids. Needs to be loud, stinky and lightweight.
3. 997.2 Turbo Coupe with PDK – the .2’s have subtle improvements I like and the PDK, while not as engaging as the 6MT, allows you to get the most out of the car.
Jim, The Air Brigade Commander's Wish List
1. Early 911 Hot Rod – Provides a fun, visceral driving experience (I own this car. It is not the fastest or most comfort, but it brings more smiles to the mile than any other Porsche that I have owned.)
2. Guards Red 964 RS America – Collectible, air-cooled driving experience with some modern safety and comfort features
3. 997 6-Speed Twin Turbo – I own this car and love it as it provides modern technology and comfort in the last of the analog Porsches with more power than one can ever use.
Photo Notes: Please note that photos are representative only of the "Wish" Porsches. Colors and Model photos are what were available thanks to RM Sotheby's, Daniel Schmitt & Co in St Louis and several generous Internet sites.
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