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911 (Pre 89, 964 or 993)

  • 23-02-2019 9:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ oo7


    Hi,

    I'm looking for a 911 (Pre 89, 964 or 993).

    The market in the UK seems to be easing off on prices, however there doesn't seem to be many at all for sale in Ireland.

    If anyone knows of anyone selling any of the above models, can you please PM me.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,472 ✭✭✭ Seweryn


    oo7 wrote: »
    Hi,

    I'm looking for a 911 (Pre 89, 964 or 993).

    The market in the UK seems to be easing off on prices, however there doesn't seem to be many at all for sale in Ireland.

    If anyone knows of anyone selling any of the above models, can you please PM me.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    You need to exclude the 993, as they were made in the '90s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ oo7


    Seweryn wrote: »
    You need to exclude the 993, as they were made in the '90s.

    Apologies, I might not have been clear... a Pre 89 or a 964 or a 993.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Classic car as a company car so you pay low BIK bill? Air cooled 911 are very expensive now and I don't think I would fancy a daily commute in one.

    As for cars for sale, ring Ken Bolger (01) 626 9726 he might send you in the right direction

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ oo7


    unkel wrote: »
    Classic car as a company car so you pay low BIK bill? Air cooled 911 are very expensive now and I don't think I would fancy a daily commute in one.

    As for cars for sale, ring Ken Bolger (01) 626 9726 he might send you in the right direction

    Thanks Unkel. Exploring all options at the moment, thanks.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    unkel wrote: »
    Classic car as a company car so you pay low BIK bill?
    Is that still a runner these days? Interesting as I've had a recent change to self employment...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    unkel wrote: »
    Classic car as a company car so you pay low BIK bill?

    I thought a company couldn't buy things like classic cars, art, jewellery etc? Is the BIK not on the original price of the car new so you'd still get hammered on bik.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Is the BIK not on the original price of the car new so you'd still get hammered on bik.

    That's the trick. An 80s Porsche was maybe 25k punts when new (about the same as a semi-d house in Lucan)

    Drive something interesting and rare for the same BIK as a brand new piece of boredom like a Toyota Auris diesel :D

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ oo7


    Yes, as others have mentioned... it's a company car and required asset at the end of the day.

    An 1983 SC was £22 PUNTS new. So the BIK is on the EURO equivalent which I think is a little over €30k.

    It actually makes more sense to drive a classic than a Toyota Auris IF it suits your driving requirement, because the right classic will appreciate, or certainly won't lose money, so it's actually better management of company funds.

    I usually only drive 4-5km a day between offices and client offices... however if you are travelling around Ireland and doing 300KM a week, a more modern car would be a better choice of car.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    The company owns the asset, though, right? How you go about ever getting the car into your own name.

    Do you have to purchase it from your company (what price) or is it written off over 7 years or something...?


  • Registered Users Posts: 474 ✭✭ oo7


    No, the company owns the asset, and when it is sold, the company sells it.

    It is never put in your own name.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 27,467 ✭✭✭✭ drunkmonkey


    Probably make sense to look at 60's cars, a DB5 was 4k back in the day.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,892 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    Probably make sense to look at 60's cars, a DB5 was 4k back in the day.


    What company gives their staff million euro cars? :p

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,535 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    unkel wrote: »
    What company gives their staff million euro cars? :p
    Your own company!

    That's what I'm wondering about. If I'm a director of my own company and purchase and run a company car... how do I get my Aston Martin off my company without having to buy it from them at market price?

    This is an issue unless you're happy to have it on the company books forever - with the company holding the value.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 17,035 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Henry Ford III


    I hope you've deep pockets OP. Those old Porsche 911's cost a lot to keep running. I'd still like one though.


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