Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sunday Porsche Blogging: Sloan Cars, the Low Mileage Porsche Place

Jerry Seinfeld's 7100 mile '97 Turbo S; at $225,000 the celebrity status likely doesn't add more than $25,000 to $50,000 to the price of this uber-rare air cooled classic
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The June issue of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Magazine has a great article (not yet on the web) about Richard Sloan and his passion for collecting low mileage and oddly optioned Porsches. His passion for those low mileage (mostly) 911s has lead him to start a business catering to those who want very low mileage used sports cars. It seems odd but some people don’t drive their Porsches, sometimes they are initially intimidated by the car and put it away, sometimes they have so many cars or do so little driving that they do not rack up many miles on any one vehicle, sometimes they plan not to drive the vehicle or it even falls through the cracks (what a problem!). His business, Sloan Cars in New Haven Connecticut has been advertising in Excellence Magazine for several years but the article about the collection/business is interesting in that it brings out tidbits like a relatively high mileage, at 30,000 miles, ’79 911 Turbo in beautiful Minerva Blue that had the $2000 (in 1979 dollars) optional color matching Blaupunkt radio control stick. Or his never titled ’97 Carrera with 450 miles on the clock. No doubt the cars are expensive, but when he says that this may be the most original, low mileage 914 on the planet, he may be right; other than some copies squirreled away in European museums. So if you are in the market for a low mileage original Porsche and you have the financial wherewithal, definitely head on out to New Haven and talk to Richard Sloan, just bring your checkbook.


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