While getting more and more rare, “new” classic Porsches still exist. Call them “time-capsules”, call them “museum pieces”, call them whatever you want, it is still possible to buy a 20, 30, 40 even 50 year old Porsche with extremely low mileage; some with fewer miles on them then you might drive in your daily commute.
Porsches are made to be enjoyed. And in our opinion to enjoy a Porsche properly, they should be driven and driven hard. However, there are certain Porsches that you can almost (big emphasis on almost) understand why people don’t drive them. Porsches like this 2005 Carrera GT for sale that was most likely purchased as an “investment” and/or by someone with so many other cars they simply didn’t have the time to drive it (oh the burdens that some have to bear). But these super rare, limited production, high priced Porsches are not what we’re talking about.
Low Mileage Classic Porsches
It seem like almost every week now we hear about another Porsche for sale with unbelievable low mileage. A 1989 Porsche 911 C4 with 101 miles; a 1973 Porsche 911T with 735 miles, a 1998 Porsche 993 Carrera S with 3475 miles; a 1989 Porsche 930 with 1935 miles, the list goes on and on.
Where do these super low mileage Porsche keep coming from? The cars listed above are not someones lucky barn find. Rather each of these cars, and others like them, were kept by the original owner(s) in this “like new condition” intentionally. How do they do it? Our own small collection of Porsches (a 1973 911 and a 1997 993 C4S) gets as much use as the New England weather and time allows. We simply can’t imagine not driving these cars.
So what about you? Do any of you have a super low mileage Porsche in your collection? If so, we want to know. More importantly, we want to know how you can pass your Porsche in the garage and not hear the call of the road just pulling your toward your Porsche and a drive?