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Porsche: Brand Value and Models That Move

The legendary Porsche brand gets its start in 1931 with Ferdinand Porsche. Having developed the world’s first hybrid motor and serving time as a Chief Engineer at Mercedes-Benz, Porsche embarked on creating his own automotive company. Initially, the company operated as a consulting and development firm, with one of its first projects being the development of the Volkswagen Type 1 (Beetle).

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In 1948, Ferdinand's son, Ferry, would create the brand's first proper car, the 356. Initially sharing many parts with the Beetle, the 356 would have its Volkswagen parts replaced with Porsche parts as time passed. However, one thing that remained was the rear-engine rear-wheel-drive setup, a now hallmark of the brand. The slick coupe saw great success in racing and rally driving, helping put Porsche’s name on the map.

In 1964, Porsche launched its flagship model, the 911. One of the most iconic cars in the world, the 911 was the perfect sports car for any automotive enthusiast. After the turn of the century, Porsche expanded its lineup to feature sedans and SUVs to appeal to the broader market. However, its core sportscars remain uncompromised and are always a treat to find at Porsche auctions.

Porsche at Online Auctions: Most Popular Porsches

While the brand remains one of the most popular automakers in the world, there are still some models that are more desirable than others when looking through Porsche auctions. So what are the most popular Porsches? We’ve compiled a list of models you should look out for.

Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

While a Macan may not match the ethos of what the Porsche brand is all about, it is one of the most exhilarating SUVs produced, explaining its status as Porsche’s best-selling model. Released in 2014, the Macan is still in its first generation. With its smaller size compared to the Cayenne, the Macan can better be utilized for more dynamic driving while still being a highly practical vehicle. Available with a twin-turbo V6 producing 434 hp and a sport-tuned suspension, it's the best way to experience a Porsche without compromise.

Porsche 911

Porsche 911

With an unorthodox six-cylinder engine placed in the very rear of the car, it offers driving dynamics that can not be matched. Not compromising what made it special, the 911 has virtually remained unchanged in its shape and basic formula for nearly 60 years. In its fourth generation with a water-cooled engine, the 911 has been lauded by many as the absolute best sports car. With the current model available in over 25 variations, you’ll never know what you’ll find when looking through Porsche auctions.

Porsche 718

Porsche 718

Also known as the Porsche Boxster (convertible version) and Porsche Caymen, these coupes provide excellent value for someone who doesn’t need all the power that the 911 offers. Straying slightly from the formula by being mid-engined rather than rear-engined, the 718 is a more than capable sports car in its own right. Now in their fourth generation, these models have developed a following of their own. With the base version making 300 hp and the S version making 350 hp from a 2.5L turbo four-cylinder, these cars are no slouches.

Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

The first car Porsche produced that broke its sports car mold, the Cayenne SUV was met with criticism upon its arrival in 2003. Thankfully the Cayenne proved to be a great performer on the road, allowing drivers to have a taste of Porsche's performance while hauling their whole family. Now in its third generation, the Cayenne is unsurprisingly one of Porsche’s best-selling models.

Porsche 911

Other Porsche Models

While we have listed some of the best Porsche models to look out for at Porsche auctions, there are still some other models that you should keep an eye on. Below we’ve made a list of other Porsches that you should look out for.

  • Porsche 718 Boxster
  • Porsche 718 Caymen
  • Porsche 718 Caymen GT4
  • Porsche 718 Caymen GT4 RS
  • Porsche 718 Spyder
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche 911 Turbo

  • Porsche 911 GT3
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • Porsche Taycan
  • Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo
  • Porsche Panamera
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • Porsche Macan
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Cayenne Turbo

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It’s hard to overstate the performance standard that Porsche upholds its models to. A brand that has not strayed far away from its original identity is a rare thing, and that’s part of what makes Porsche models so desirable, consistent excellence. 

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