If you’ve ever reached out to your ex-girlfriend’s fiscally comfortable father for investment advice, you’ve likely been told that cars are not a safe investment – sage advice in the majority of instances.
Of course, classic Ferraris have consistently proved to be an exception to the rule, and their owners have been enjoying the last laugh for many years. But owners of the Porsche 911 2.7 RS are getting an equally good chuckle, as the road-going German race car has appreciated by nearly 700 percent over the past decade.
That’s according to research from the Discovery Channel (via Autoblog). Reportedly, in 2004, the average cost for a decent Porsche 911 2.7 RS was about 65,000 pounds in the UK – that’s a smidge over $100,000 in present US money. But today, the average cost in the Kingdoms has ballooned to over 500,000 pounds, or about $780,000.
That means that the Porsche 911 2.7 RS has appreciated more quickly than any classic car from the period of 2004 to 2014, and certain rarer examples of the car go for even more coin. Certainly, owners of super-rare, multi-million dollar Ferrari classics still have room to boast about their monumentally deep pocketbooks, but in terms of percentage returns, the Porsche 911 2.7 RS has proven the safest investor’s car for the past decade.
Take that, sage investment advice.
Watch the video below from the UK’s Telegraph to see a $935,000 example – currently on-sale in the Kingdoms – carving and serving up roads as any Stuttgart stallion is wont to do.