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Offline franks


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apologies for bringing up an old thread :)

but are you guys saying if i were to bring my personal import 2006/07 997 TT home with say 50k kms and put it onto the market for 140k (right now they look to be starting at 180k) i wouldnt get any interest whatsoever?



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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are you actually here yet?

If not, by the time you are here, and the car is here, and ready for sale, you will likely find the market has shifted that much that you may find the wisdom of hindsight would have been nice to have.

So, ^^^^^^^....... there it is.....



Offline franks


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i'll be a citizen next year ferrarifixer!
i dont think the market would move that much to be honest, particularly when the 991 turbo is due out in 2014 and expected to come out at like 135k locally in UK probably closer to $300 in oz?
probably a buyers market for 997's then...



Offline M308

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i'll be a citizen next year ferrarifixer!
i dont think the market would move that much to be honest, particularly when the 991 turbo is due out in 2014 and expected to come out at like 135k locally in UK probably closer to $300 in oz?
probably a buyers market for 997's then...
The 991 Turbo will be much closer to $400k on road in Oz.....over with a few options :)



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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i'll be a citizen next year ferrarifixer!
i dont think the market would move that much to be honest, particularly when the 991 turbo is due out in 2014 and expected to come out at like 135k locally in UK probably closer to $300 in oz?
probably a buyers market for 997's then...

You don't need to be a citizen, fyi.

As I said, the wisdom of hindsight.........

Porsches are relatively common, they don't hold their value so well.

You realises they all look the same, no matter how special?  :tilt:



Offline franks


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You don't need to be a citizen, fyi.

ha! yeah i know, but i figure if i've done the time i might aswell get something for it :)

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As I said, the wisdom of hindsight.........

have you done it before then? can you provide any insights?
lets just say market drops to say 160k, if you were a prospective buyer, why wouldnt you consider a 40-50k under market value import? im sure some well off overseas student would jump at the chance! :)

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Porsches are relatively common, they don't hold their value so well.

beg to differ on this, have looked at the market on various cars and porka's are very strong resale value wise IMHO.
for instance, the Audi R8 is around the same price now as a 997 TT and start from about 10-15k less in Oz. i think the V10 killed the V8 market.

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You realises they all look the same, no matter how special?  :tilt:

can't be further than the truth my friend - but to an enthusiast they're all different.

going from your login name you're somewhat of a fezza fan scanning the porka threads - the 360 Modena over here represents excellent value btw :) would you consider a UK import Modena at 120k :)



Offline allanuber


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Franks, the question comes up here all the time and it's always the same story - optimism of the seller, lack of enthusiasm from most regulars.

The top end of the Aussie car market seems pretty flat, if you're bringing a car back you love driving you can't lose. If you're importing with the sole desire of making profit, then there's a fair chance you'll not be as happy.
C'mon, do it!



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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Go for your life.....

The "told you so" will be quite enjoyable.

The 360 import market is flat now. 2 years ago it was worthwhile.

Import cars are lucky to sell for more than their cost to bring now.

Yes i've done it. I've done pi, VASS multiple times, and RAWS cars i'm very glad to have only worked for othets, not done my own.... I'm smarter than a rock, just :)



Offline franks


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thanks
have always been hesitant but i just wanted to find any insight.
i guess a person who could afford a high end car could probably buy one locally delivered anyway.
thanks for the heads up, i guess im just going to have to live with it :)



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Get a DB9 35,000 with the cheapest one here been $139,000



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