I must be a true Porsche fanatic, because I can’t imagine getting rid of ANY Porsche. I’ve already got a list of Porsches I’d like to own someday. As much as I think I’d just like to own one at a time, I think I’d probably end up being more of a collector sort because I’d have a hard time parting with a car that was on the list. Again, I think I’m just a junior high boy at heart (the collecting part at least).
So when I come across people wanting to trade their Porsches, it’s always interesting to see what they’re wanting to trade for. It’s kind of like they’re placing a value on the car (which they technically are), but more than that, I see it as them placing a value on Porsche ownership overall. Again, maybe I’m just a Porsche freak, but I always think that “ownership” is as valuable as the car itself. That’s one of the reasons I’m amazed at Boxster prices and that more people aren’t snatching them up, just to have a taste of what owning a Porsche is all about.
I’ve come across a couple of somewhat interesting trade offers on Craigslist lately.
First Trade is an offer for a 1988 Carrera Targa. It’s Guards Red and looks like it’s in really good condition. He’s asking $18,800 OR trade for a Class C Motorhome. I guess I can see that being a reasonable trade. It’s not like he wants a backhoe or anything.
Second Trade is a fella looking to trade a 1974 914 “for a truck”. The 914 is being rebuild right now. That’s all he has to say. An in process rebuilder 914 for your truck. Think he’d take an old Ford Ranger in trade? How about one of those Volkswagen Rabbit Pickups? Don’t know why I have a hard time with it, I guess it just seems a little white trash.
I’m sure I’m the one who has the problem here. For some reason I just have issue with people who want to trade their Porsches for other stuff. Selling a Porsche doesn’t bother me, but trading kind of makes it feel like the Porsche isn’t worth anything anyway, so give me your junk, I’ll give you my junk (Porsche) and we’ll all be happy. Just seems wrong. Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels this way…