A trip to Bellwoods Brewery from where I live is exactly one block. One block to the best brewery in Toronto, one block to the best butcher shop in Toronto – where I found the Gold Porsche 924 Turbo earlier this year. And today it’s one block from a classic 1999 Porsche Carrera 911. I had to capture it for posterity so put the beer down to take the camera out and get a closer look.
Why is it that some Porsches are babied and some aren’t? Upon closer inspection this one looks to be a winter driver, perhaps the driver can’t get enough of their Porsche that they need to drive it all year round, or it’s their only car?
I notice the paint has faded and the details are lost, the love is there but it’s hidden under a blanket of neglect. That’s not to say you shouldn’t drive a Porsche in the winter that’s what a 4 door Porsche Macan is for, or the glorious 4 door Porsche Cayenne.
And really, if you need a winter driver I urge anyone to consider buying a used Porsche Cayenne as their second vehicle especially in Canada. Because if you’re pushing a Porsche Carrera through a hellish winter like the one we just had, not only are you shaving years off the life of your Porsche but you’re increasing maintenance costs.
And if you’re smart you can save money by winterizing your Porsche yourself, which I explain how to do in this article.
I continue examining the body, a dent in the rear quarter panel indicates it is more of a daily driver than it is a show car. This starts to bring a tear to my eye. But in fact a 15 year old Porsche of this vintage is still a fine car it’s hard to swallow seeing one that isn’t quite perfect. Oh the pains of being a Porsche lover, cue the violins!
In all seriousness if you are looking for an old Porsche for sale, a 1999 Porsche Carrera 911 is certainly a good choice. With it’s distinct headlight design, (see the orange signals under the headlamps which Porsche discontinued in 2000) and the classic 911 curves that make this model distinct, it is still a timeless Porsche. And I really dig this car.
Expect to pay anywhere from $65,030 – $83,340 for a 1999 Porsche 911 that has been looked after. And after all this photography and 911 gawking on the side of the road, it was time to get back to the original plan which is taking my beer home to contemplate some Porsche 911 history and the finer points of Bellwoods beer.
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