How to get the best price for a Porsche
Selling any car these days can be a bit of a minefield. With so many ‘buyer’s you are able to find on search engines, each telling you to sell your car to them as they are the “best buyer” in the UK, it can be a rather daunting prospect.
You are selling your beloved Porsche which is often worth a substantial amount of money.
You need to be sure you are dealing with a person and not with a computer. You need to build up a mutual trust with your buyer so you can relax knowing the transaction is dealt with in an efficient and professional way.
We at Iain Mutch Specialist Cars strive to try and take the stress and anxiety away while ensuring we give you an accurate, up to date valuation for your Porsche.
With so many models of Porsche it is important to us, the buyer, to receive the correct information at the start to avoid any misunderstandings at a later date. Assuming you know the model of your Porsche, it is then worth just checking the ownership and service history with the car.
For instance, if you bought your Porsche as a used car, how many owners did it have prior to you? You can find this information on the registration document. It will state how many former keepers there have been. Service history is very important especially on a brand such as Porsche. Before trying to sell your car, it is advisable to check you have all the history to hand. It has been known on occasions for a service centre to carry out a service or repair and then ‘forget’ to either stamp the service book or provide the necessary paperwork.
If you find yourself in this situation you can call any UK Porsche service centre, just quote your registration number or the chassis number, they will then be able to provide you with dates of any work carried out and at which service centre.
At Iain Mutch Specialist Cars, we very often purchase Porsche’s which has part main dealer service history and part specialist history. This is sometimes due to the cars age etc, we will buy Porsche 911’s for instance which are 20 years old.
If you are aware of any paintwork repairs on your car, it is best always to advise your buyer of this. If a repair is done well it will often have no impact on your selling price.
It may be you are at an early stage in the process of selling your Porsche, perhaps only considering it at this point. In this case, just tell us, we can then advise you of the price for your Porsche now and also in some cases predict its value say in six months time, though this would be subject to the market conditions at the time.
If you have a Porsche Cabriolet, you are likely to receive a higher sum for your car, say in March/April than at the end of our typical UK summer, when most people are thinking of what the weather is going to be like and when they can actually get the hood down without getting soaked or half frozen to death.
Whichever you decide upon, we at Iain Mutch Specialist Cars, will aim to help. We can also advise on you next purchase, whether it is another Porsche or another franchise. Our car reviews can also help you with deciding on what your next model could be.
- Click here to see a review of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
- Or read our review of the Porsche 4 door Panamera by clicking here
- We’ve also taken a look at their 4 wheel Cayenne here
- Finally, if you’re thinking about the Boxster – read about it here
Hopefully those guides will help you at least start your search for your next Porsche.
In the meantime, if you need a valuation for your current model – start the process, with no obligation by completing this Porsche valuation form or giving us a ring (free) on 0845 003 4018.