If you love the Porsche you would be asking this question. But then again, not. Not if you are a collector. If you know fellow collectors well then you know there always comes a time when a driver would want to replace his existing Classic Porsche 356 with another rare find that took him years to find. Making the process easier in saying goodbye to a trusty steed and waiting expectantly for the new arrival is made all the more easier when you are dealing with an accomplished and experienced commercial collector.
You would be hard pressed to find someone who knows more about classic Porsches than the experienced buyer and seller. If you are in the market for rare items that you are still trying to find then this is the dealer you speak to. If he currently does not have the rare model you are looking for he will probably go to all ends of the earth finding it. Because these are mostly second hand cars, prices are affordable.
Pricing is also fair, given the dealer’s experience in making accurate evaluations of the car’s make/model, year and condition. He also has to take into account what the previous owner is looking for in terms of pricing. This is a juggling act at the best of times. Quite possibly, there are those who have worked on their cars and provided new drivers with a classic in mint condition, thus driving the price up, if you will.
It also depends on you. How much are you prepared to spend on a new classic? How much value do you place in sentiment? Or how practically-minded are you in just seeking out a German car of prestige for extensive road usage.