Some cars are just born to be collector's items. Prices of Porsches of all years and styles have started to rise in recent years, particularly air-cooled 911s, but the 911 R seems to take the cake. Used ones are trading hands for almost $1.3 million on the used car market.

For a car that sold new for $185,950, that's quite a steep markup. In fact, at seven times the original MSRP, high-end car finance company Magnitude Finance told Motoring Research that it may be an appreciation record.

Porsche only built 991 911 Rs. The number is a reference to the current 991 chassis code for this generation of the 911. When it was announced, it was heralded as the purists 911: a lightweight special equipped with a manual transmission and backed by the 4.0 liter flat-six from the GT3 RS.

It's hard to say if this is a trend or simply an anomaly. The car hasn't been on sale for long, so few have publicly changed hands. Hopefully the next 911 GT3 will satiate those who desire a driver focused 911 experience at a slightly more reasonable price point.

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