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How many Porsches have you owned and why?

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    Votes: 25 32.9%
  • 2

    Votes: 16 21.1%
  • 3

    Votes: 17 22.4%
  • 5+

    Votes: 15 19.7%
  • 10+

    Votes: 3 3.9%

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Most Porsche aficionados I know have owned more than one Porsche. The brand seems to be addicting once you bite the bullet. I'm curious how many have owned more than one Porsche during their driving career.

Is it the Brand? The engineering? The driving experience?
 

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I've owned 4 for my personal use, and that's how I would have voted except that wasn't an option.
I've also bought and sold 6 other Porsches in my Wheeler Dealer hobby. Once sold the same car twice (the guy I sold it to asked me to sell it for him). I like specializing in Porsches in my hobby because I know their foibles and what it costs to fix them.
 

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I selected 5+ as I am currently driving my 4th Cayman and take delivery of my 5th end of November when it is delivered to my dealer.
 

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I selected 2, but that’s sorta’ cheating. I’ve really owned only one REAL PORSCHE... the 981 Boxster I bought in April of this year. The first car I owned that I referred to as “my Porsche” was a 1961 Karmann Ghia that I bought in 1968 as a Specialist 4 in the U. S. Army in Alaska. 2 months after buying it, I drove it from Anchorage, AK to LA, California (on leave) where I had a little Repair Shop called “Ed’s German Cars Only” remove the 36 Hp flat 4 and drop in a 78 Hp 356A motor from a wrecked 356. It cost me a total of $1,103.00 + my VW parts for the 356 engine/transaxle & labor. Also bought a set of EMPI chrome Porsche wheel knock offs for the Ghia ($116.00). The Ghia’s cost was $500. I was making $238 a month Army pay, so as far as I was concerned, MY CAR WAS AS MUCH PORSCHE AS I’LL EVER SEE. As my wife said, “I was spunt out!” Drove it from Anchorage to Miami, FL twice between 1968 & 1970. It ran like a sewing machine (only louder due to the “stinger” pipe). Sold it to an Ice Racer when I was transferred from Fort Richardson Alaska to Fort Bliss Texas. A true poor mans Porsche.
 

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3. All for different reasons.

2001 996 TT (owned 2000-2001)
2011 997.2 GTS coupe (owned 2013-2017)
2012 987.2 Cayman S (bought 2012 - currently owned)

Turbo was a bucket list purchase. Wasn't great for what I wanted from a sports car (yeah, I know...it's a GT)...sold it and bought an s2000.
GTS was a killer deal and a great purchase; put 50,000 hard km on it over 4 years and sold it for only $8k less than my purchase price.
Cayman S embodied everything I wanted in a daily diver sports car. As one of the last 987.2s and being very well equipped, no plans to sell it anytime soon.

Currently shopping/sniffing about for #4. Nearly pulled the pin on a 718 BS in 2017...still might go that route, but the building of a track close to my home (after 6 years of no track within 200 miles) has me rethinking what's in the stable. Just bought a new hi-rise condo that has underground parking for 3 cars and two motorcycles, but no ability to work on my cars. In my view the best track car is an actual dedicated track car, and running something like a GT3/GT4 is less than smart (expensive and slow compared to even a junker track-prepped car), so thinking open wheel...but where to store it/work on it? If not tracking, a nicely optioned base BS might fill out the 3rd parking spot nicely.
 

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I'm on my 4th Cayman, bought my first when I turned 30, it was an 06 Cayman S 6MT Arctic Silver with 44000 miles, drove it for 3 or 4 summers, then I bought a 2011 Cayman S PDK Black on Black, drove it 3 summers, then I bought a 14 Cayman S PDK GT Silver Metallic with 14000 miles, drove it 600 miles and sold it, now I'm on my 2016 Cayman S PDK Midnight Blue Metallic, bought it was 11111 miles, and I've put about 1200 miles on it in a month.
 

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I have never counted before so when I responded to the survey I chose 5+. Including my first 1973 911T, I have owned 10.
 

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I own or have owned 12. By year, they’re:

1955 Pre A Speedster
1960 B Roadster race car
1967 911S race car
1973 Carrera RS
1975 911S Coupe
1998 911SC Coupe
1980 911SC Targa
1983 935 race car
1989 911 Speedster
1989 930 Coupe
2007 Cayman S
2014 female Shih tzu named “Porsche”

I have a affinity towards air-cooled Porsche’s


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....Is it the Brand? The engineering? The driving experience?
YES!

Started with a '73 911T also, then 944S2, 968, 986, 991, Macan and Cayman. GT4 allocation commitment in hand. :drivingskid:

Hey Ronald, what are the specs on your 2019 Cayman? IIRC you were considering a '19 GTS, but reverted to another base model. Why, if I may ask?
 

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Could only sneak one past the wife or would have owned several.
 

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Infected with the Porsche virus at age 8 and never had the ability(or interest) to shake it. Only exception was two weeks(which I will never get back) of Corvette ownership. Closing in on 1 million miles of delighted driving.

Cars owned(listed chronologically, not in order owned and including RUF, uber Porsches);

'59 Convertible D
'59 A Coupe
'67 911 Coupe
'71 T Targa(first one owned)
'73 RS LWT
'83 944
'87 944 Turbo
'87 3.2 Carrera
'91 C2 Coupe
'97 C2S
'98 RUF RCT
'04 RUF RGT/RS
'06 RUF 3400K
'18 Carrera T
 

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Love this poll and the responses.

2018 991.2
2014 981

Plan to buy many more.....
 

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Just my 981S Boxster. Still putting smile on my face every time I drive it, so I don't see changing it any time soon. I constantly thinking about more Porshes. Like Macan for winter/family, but I drive insane miles, so that will be just burying money into the ground.

I also want an outlaw 911, from 70s-80s, but it's kind of difficult to find the chassis to restore now. And prices on those nicely done/restored... - ouch!
 

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guess i can't play. my 'number' is [4] and the selections shown are only [1] [2] [3] [5... etc el.

oh well... :)
 

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I bought my India Red 911S in the late 70's. Wish I still had it but had to sell it when my first son was born. Number 2 was my '02 Seal Grey Metallic twin turbo. What a great car and again I sold this one and still regret it. Now my 2015 981 S is here to stay. I love the way the car handles... like no other. Number 4 in the spring will be a Macan GTS. Need to sell my motorhome first!
 
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