Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
OK - so here's a question for the gearhead collective:
When buying a daily driver - just your average used transportation vehicle - how many miles is too many miles? Would you buy a vehicle with 100K miles? 150K? 200K? Does a history that includes an engine or transmission rebuild increase or decrease your likelihood of purchasing a higher mileage vehicle?
The Singer 911 had 165k miles on it when they rebuilt it, or so says the Cosworth work order, on vehicles in the 150k mile ballpark, a proper powertrain rebuild is a major bonus. I can't see it decreasing the value in any way, unless it's a relatively low mileage car.
Speaking of which:
The highlights are the engine and the interior (though the alu/CF body is no slouch), and what an engine! Cosworth gives broad specs for power, claiming a minimum of 425bhp, but on the dyno we got 410hp from the wheels, so the truth is around 450-460 w/ 390 ft/lbs of torque. That from a car that weighs only 2700lbs is, in short, electrifying. It's really strange, it feels and looks new, because it is
new, but at the same time it also has a "broken-in" quality to it. For all the world it drives like every part of it has been custom fit to work with every other part, it's a paradox; a truly "better-than-new" classic 911. And don't say anything bad about the periwinkle blue (it's really a little lighter than the pictures show), I like it, a lot.