Author: Jim Schrager

1973 Porsche Carrera RS Touring

This Porsche 2.7-liter Carrera RS, a left-hand “Touring” model delivered in Light Ivory, was supplied new to private owner Bernard Dulcy, who had previously raced Renault Dauphines and Alpines from 1961 to 1966. With his regular co-driver Jean-Francois Bagarry, the French privateers drove their new Porsche in a number of […]

1973 Porsche Carrera RS Touring

The most distressing point is that the whereabouts of any original parts from chassis 1316 do not appear to be known {vsig}2009-12_2395{/vsig} Porsche revived the Carrera name for its top-of-the-range 911 in 1972-73. Designated Carrera RS (Rennsport), the newcomer was intended as a limited-edition “homologation special” to enable the factory […]

The Time-Traveling Investor

To earn 8% over 30 years, that $12,000 “concours” Speedster from 1977 would have to bring $224,000 in 2008 What if you could go back 30 years and buy any Porsche you’d like? What a way to make a killing. With what we know now, we’d know exactly what to […]

Ten Rules for Porsche Flippers

Never fix anything. A true flippopath will risk his newly acquired bounty and even his life to make a flip Last month, this column offered ten rules for Porsche collectors, people who are much better at buying than at selling, and who plan to keep their cars forever. Or at […]

Grokking the Porsche Collector’s Gestalt

Buy what you like and you can’t do that well unless you buy what makes you happy. It’s a blend of emotion and rational thought Not everyone can make it as a successful Porsche collector. It takes a blend of emotion, knowledge, and temperament to put together the right cars […]

Keeper or Flipper?

Ever notice the guy at your cousin’s wedding, endlessly scrolling through his Blackberry during the service? Are you a collector or flipper? I find it makes all the difference to your enjoyment of the hobby to understand who you are and what you are doing. To see how you rate, […]

A Costly 911 Dream

Don’t let a shop bill you for the time it takes them to gain experience on a complex set of pressed-steel stampings We got plenty of mail on McKeel Hagerty’s 1967 911S restoration story (December, p. 58), including this letter from Pete Zimmermann, longtime SCMer and author of The Used […]

Decoding Early 911 Values

Contrary to myth, 1965-68 SWB cars are not rare, with 44,943 units made-that’s 40% of production from 1965 to 1973 This chart of 911 data has never been seen before. This is because the Porsche records are a mess, there are several massive typographical errors in the published data, and […]

Putting a Price ($152,007) on Memories

This 911 wasn’t one of the good ones. It was purchased, along with a 1966 912 donor car-and a speedboat-for $1,000 {vsig}2007-12_2106{/vsig} Sometimes precious things have rather inauspicious beginnings. As you admire Porsches at various events, never forget that they can represent much more than just someone “writing the check.” […]

1968 Porsche 911S Coupe

Cost-no-object restorations rarely make sense on production cars, even exciting ones in hot markets, like an early 911S {vsig}2007-11_2094{/vsig} Within two years of the original 911’s launch, Porsche introduced a new model that would satisfy even the most demanding drivers. The new S offered the same vault-like body and chassis, […]