Weekly Porsche Wrap

Some interesting Porsche posts this week. Here are 3 worth checking out…

Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder inspired by a Porsche? Leave it to Jalopnik to dig up something so outrageous as this, but after looking at the picture, I can’t help but wonder myself. You’ll remember the Landspeeder from Star Wars. Every kid’s (big and small) dream car of the future in the 80’s. A Porsche 718 showed up at a car show in Tasmania, guarded by stormtroopers (who were raising money for a foundation called Heart Kids), and the final pieces of the inspiration puzzle fell into place. I keep looking at the picture and now even see Luke Skywalker in the driver’s seat. [Via Jalopnik.com; Photo: Mike Rowe]

How to turn $365,000 into $2,000,000+ in less time than it will take most to put together a decent retirement account. 9Magazine.com had an interesting post yesterday about the collectible car market. Vincent mentioned he was looking through an old copy of Excellence Magazine and came across an ad for a 1957 55A/RS Spyder offered for $365,000. This was in 1994. Today that same car would easily be worth $2,000,000 plus. Although volatile and considered risky for investment purposes, collectible cars can be a very lucrative, not to mention fun, place to park excess cash. Heck, even compared to real estate and a number of other investment “vehicles” from the past decade, it’s a viable alternative. As much as I’d like to think I could invest in collectible cars, I just don’t think I’m cut out for it. Having something I can’t fully enjoy whenever I felt the urge would take a lot of the fun out of it for me. [Via 9Magazine.com]

10 Porsches to buy now before their prices start increasing. TheSportsCarGuys.com has started a series detailing 10 attainable Porsches they feel will be worth more than what you’d pay for them today over the next 5 to 10 years. A couple on the list are already showing signs of increasing value such as the Porsche 911 Carerra 3.2. On the list are four Porsche 911 models, the Porsche 912, Porsche 914, Porsche 928, Porsche 968, Porsche 944 and Porsche 944. It’s a great couple of articles worth a read, with more in the series coming. Check them out here: 10 Porsches To Buy Now, Before They are Out of Reach Part 1 & Part 2


  1. I was thinking that if I had a time machine i would certainly go back and invest in cars.
    A Ferrari 250 gto that sold for $250.000 in 1983 recently sold for $35.000.000 hell of a profit.