If you've got a classic Porsche for sale, we'll pay you top dollar!
At Dusty Cars, we understand that selling your vintage Porsche is a big decision. If you’ve owned it for 30 or 40 years, it’s only natural that it holds great sentimental value. That’s why when you’re ready to let go, you need assurance that it’s going to a safe pair of hands and that you’re getting the best possible price. Well, we guarantee both of those things.
When it comes to the prices we pay, quite simply, no one can compete with us. Your classic Porsche for sale is your treasure and we believe you should be compensated accordingly. No matter the condition, whether dusty or disassembled we’ll pay you top dollar if you have a classic porsche for sale.
Once we bring it back to our workshop, our team of restoration experts begin work. We do everything from rebuilding the engine to re-spraying it to its original color. We’ll make it look absolutely flawless, like it’s just rolled off the production line in Stuttgart, Germany. Once complete we’ll send you timeless photos of your car’s restoration and you’re very welcome to see the finished article in our showroom.
The story of Porsche
Porsche began life as a design and development consultant, rather than a fully fledged manufacturer, and one of Ferdinand Porsche’s first assignments was from the German government, to design a car for the masses. The Volkswagen Beetle was the result, but Porsche has come a long way since then. The Porsche 64 was developed in 1939 using many of the same components, but then the Stuttgart marque turned its attention to the war effort, military versions of the Beetle and even designing tanks. At the end of World War II in 1945, the Allied forces took control of the VW factory and Ferdinand Porsche was arrested for war crimes. It was his time in jail that changed his life, as when he was behind bars for 20 months without trial, his son Ferry set to work designing a car. The first 356 was built using many old VW components in a sawmill in Austria. These were humble beginnings for the new Porsche and the car, while impressive, was a long way off perfection. With a steel body and a relatively weak engine, the 356 was certified and put up for sale in 1948.
In 1951 Ferdinand Porsche died, but the foundations of the company were set and the Porsche 356 for sale swiftly evolved. A sleek, stripped out Speedster was created as a low-cost entry into the American market and it was this, especially when combined with the more potent Carrera racing engine, that transformed the 356 into a proper sportscar. The design of the 356 remained basically unchanged from 1948 to 1965, but the car evolved into an icon. A class win at Le Mans in 1951 helped its cause and it was to mark a special relationship with endurance racing that lasts till the day. Porsche’s racing history is something quite special. It forged its reputation on winning 24 hour races, with 50 class wins at Le Mans, two F1 World Championships and a whole host of victories at Daytona, the Nurburgring 24 Hours and the historic Targa Florio and Carrera PanAmericana. Most came with the 911, but there was also the 550 Spyder. The 550 was launched in 1953 and was a giant killer. It was forever damned, however, thanks to the fact that it was the car that Hollywood legend James Dean died in when he crashed in 1955. Legends as they were, though, these cars are merely footnotes in the history of Porsche when compared to the 911. Launched in 1963 as the 901, before Peugeot objected and it became the 911, this is the car that made Porsche’s reputation (read the full story here: Porsche v Peugeot). Rear-engined and by their very nature imbalanced, early Porsches, especially the first turbocharged version of the 80s, gained the moniker ‘Widowmaker’. Porsche steadfastly stuck to the configuration, though, and developed the car into one of the most technically advanced drivers’ machines over the next 50 years.
Picking the best is an exercise in futility: everyone has their favorite generation, but the purists love the Rennsport versions. The 1973 911 2.7 RS is held in the highest regard by collectors and prices have gone through the roof. The 964 that followed has its followers, too, as does the 993. That was the last of the air-cooled cars and took the 911 right up to 1997. There are many variants: Targas, the Flatnose and more that are all collector’s items in their own right.