I don't know what it is about certain Porsches, but they seem to keep turning up like the proverbial bad penny. In this instance, just a little over a year since this particular Porsche was last listed for sale on eBay it returns again for another round of
ridicule bidding, but with a slightly reduced price. Back in February of 2008 when I first saw the listing for Kirk Hammett’s Porsche 911 C4 on eBay it had a starting bid of $34,000 and a BuyitNow price of $40,000. This time around the Porsche is listed with a much more realistic still crazy beginning bid of $32,500.
Let's face it, while I'm a Metallica fan (I grew up listening to them) they just aren't the same super group they used to be. This car (in my opinion) isn't special enough or in good enough shape to bring the kind of money the current owner is looking for.
The story of Kirk losing the Porsche in a bet is interesting but even considering the "Kirk Hammett signed gas receipt and original warranty application with Kirk's extremely rare full business signature" thrown in for good measure the price still seems extremely aggressive. Here's a nice 1990 Porsche C4 for sale with a few more miles for $17k less.
Come on now, if the "Beaver's" Porsche didn't sell, I don't know that Kirk's old car will fare much better. At the very least, the seller could have changed up the description a bit from the last time it was listed. At this point, I'm thinking that $20k in 1990 stereo equipment is a liability in unsprung weight.
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I believe that for the right person and the right celebrity there may be some additional value to past celebrity ownership (Jerry Seinfeld, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Hurley Haywood, etc.). What say you? Would you pay more for a car that has proven celebrity provenance?
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