Maybe you believe classic car values – specifically Porsches – are beyond stupid. Or maybe you believe they'll keep appreciating. If so, read on.
In the 1970s, when performance suffered under tougher emissions and safety standards, the Porsche team in Stuttgart bucked the trend with the 911 Turbo. The car weighed under 2,800 pounds, with a 0-60 time of under five seconds.
When compared to today's 911 (at this point almost all are turbocharged), the 1979 model is much slimmer and more athletic in its proportions. It's some 100 horsepower shy of today's base 911, and forget about comparing it to today's Turbo, GT2 and GT3. Later models handle better too.
Still, this 1979 911 Turbo, for sale by owner in Miami, marks the end of a decade and the end of somewhat-wicked horsepower combined with wicked handling. And at the asking price of $119,000. it's roughly $20,000 below what Hagerty's price guide would suggest for a like model in average condition, assuming the pre-purchase inspection doesn't reveal a history of neglect, and a clean CarFax confirms mostly original sheetmetal. Check out the listing for yourself.