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speculate with me here - what do you think will happen to the 981 GT4 prices over the next couple of years? Up? Down? Flat?

 

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My guess would be they will go down a bit with introduction of 4.0L GT4 and GTS and level out in the mid 70s for non bucket seats and non ceramic while buckets seats and ceramic may be in the low-mid 80s.

There is no like for like comparison with prior models but if you use 987 Cayman R as a data point, they seem to have stablished in the mid to high 60s for manual equipped versions. I cannot see a 981 GT4 drop that low any time soon hence the guess of them leveling out in the mid 70s.
 

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I agree with the above post however I'd like to throw in an additional thought I had, how will this/other current Porsche cars fare against the future onslaught of EV sports cars. Will values go down as cars like this get outpaced by faster accelerating EVs or will values go up more as people look for an ICE vehicle to savor. I'd say the latter.
 

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My guess would be they will go down a bit with introduction of 4.0L GT4 and GTS and level out in the mid 70s for non bucket seats and non ceramic while buckets seats and ceramic may be in the low-mid 80s.
I agree with this. Any clean sample with under 30K miles won't depreciate pass $70K.
 

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I would expect a slight decrease in value as the newer model is better. Once they swap to electric assist and smaller engines again, they will slowly climb. Not investment worthy if that's what you are looking at.
 

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I think you can already get the 981 Spyder for less than $70k so the value of 981 GT4 is going to trend down for the next few years while the 718 GT4 is the shiny new toy.

But long term, hard to imagine these cars will continue to depreciate down to less than 2/3 of MSRP like regular S and GTS versions.
 

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These things have already come way down in price.

There was a gorgeous gray one (no bucket seats) at my local dealer that they listed for sale last year at $102k

As of January it was down to $94k

I last saw it at $87k, and they either traded it, auctioned it, or finally sold it, because it's no longer on their site.

My guess (as has been said) is that a nice, moderate miles, standard seat model will end up in the $70-80k range, with higher mileage (50k+) "driver" cars down in the $60's, and bucket seat pristine models still fetching closer to $100k. That's my guess.

I really want to buy one, but I love the convertible top on my Boxster. My next car will likely be a Boxster Spyder.
 

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Seen a few in the 80s now.
Remember this car was traded over sticker for about 18 months when it launched. Many paid 120+ to have it, so sitting at 80k now, someone lost a nice chunk of change.
 

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981 GT4 values will drop down to at least the 60s over time. Higher mileage cars will likely end up in the 50s. It'll end up being the cheapest GT series car that money can buy.
 

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I also think they'll bottom in the high 60's, low 70's range. I think 991 and newer GT3's will continue depreciating quicker than 997 and 996 GT3's, and bottom in the 80-90k range.

Comes down to production numbers.

996.1 GT3 - 1,868
996.2 GT3 - 2,313
996.2 GT3 RS - 682
Total 996 - 4,863

997.1 GT3 - 2,378
997.1 GT3 RS - 1,106
997.2 GT3 - 2,256
997.2 GT3 RS - 2,000
997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 - 600
Total 997 - 8,340

991.1 GT3 - 6,300
991.1 GT3 RS - 4,500
991.2 GT3 - 9,500
991.2 GT3 RS - 4,880
Total 991 - 25,180

981 GT4 production numbers are hard to find, but I think they sold 2,400 units in the US alone, so probably at least double that for global production. If the jump from 991.1 to .2 GT3 sales are any indication, I would bet that we see at least a 40-50% increase in 718 GT4 sales.
 

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One thing that I didn't see mentioned:
The 981 GT4 / Spyder have a much angrier sounding exhaust compared to the 718 GT4/Spyder. This has to do with a combination of new emissions equipment / sound restrictions.

I do think they will go down with the 718 release, but not significantly.
 

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One thing that I didn't see mentioned:
The 981 GT4 / Spyder have a much angrier sounding exhaust compared to the 718 GT4/Spyder. This has to do with a combination of new emissions equipment / sound restrictions.

I do think they will go down with the 718 release, but not significantly.

Yea the particulate filter. But I’m sure any aftermarket exhaust can fix that.
 

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I also think they'll bottom in the high 60's, low 70's range. I think 991 and newer GT3's will continue depreciating quicker than 997 and 996 GT3's, and bottom in the 80-90k range.

Comes down to production numbers.

996.1 GT3 - 1,868
996.2 GT3 - 2,313
996.2 GT3 RS - 682
Total 996 - 4,863

997.1 GT3 - 2,378
997.1 GT3 RS - 1,106
997.2 GT3 - 2,256
997.2 GT3 RS - 2,000
997.2 GT3 RS 4.0 - 600
Total 997 - 8,340

991.1 GT3 - 6,300
991.1 GT3 RS - 4,500
991.2 GT3 - 9,500
991.2 GT3 RS - 4,880
Total 991 - 25,180

981 GT4 production numbers are hard to find, but I think they sold 2,400 units in the US alone, so probably at least double that for global production. If the jump from 991.1 to .2 GT3 sales are any indication, I would bet that we see at least a 40-50% increase in 718 GT4 sales.
I believe the first run of GT4s was only 600 units. But then it was expanded. 2,400 seems high but i never did see a final number
 

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I believe the first run of GT4s was only 600 units. But then it was expanded. 2,400 seems high but i never did see a final number
I know they planned on 1250 in the US and 2400 or 2500 total. I'm not sure if they ever said exactly how many they did sell though.
 
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