Just when you thought the rare Porsche 911 market couldn’t get any more ridiculous, someone has listed a 2016 911 R on eBay with a reserve price of over one million dollars. Or you can buy it now for the low, low price of $1.25 million.
You can see the listing here (Update: the listing is now removed) Now, the car in question doesn’t actually exist because Porsche hasn’t made it yet. Delivery will happen sometime in July, hence the lack of an actual photo of the car.
The listing says the car will be white with red stripes and it seems like practically every option box is checked. Because if you are going to spend this kind of money, you want all the goodies.
According to the seller, this is a “German Vehicle” so it is unknown if the car can be registered in the US. The seller wants a deposit of 200,000 Euro ($226,410 USD), the rest of the balance will be paid upon delivery.
That’s what the seller says, anyway. You can understand why I’m a bit skeptical about this one.
Even if it is real, the 911 R may be the best current generation 911 with a manual transmission—but is it worth over a million dollars? Not long ago a 993 GT2 sold for similar money. If you have that kind of cash, maybe the older Porsche is the better investment. Or, if you are willing to wait a really long time, Singer will build you a fantastic retro-mod 911 starting at around $350,000.
But hey, what do I know? I’m just an average guy who hopes I can pick up a 911 for a reasonable price at CarMax once my kids are grown.