The long-established Porsche 911 is an extremely exciting sports car. It’s both technically accomplished and offers an incredible driving experience in an outstandingly well designed package.
This vehicle is offered in four standard and eight metallic or special colours on most of its Carrera models, although not all versions are available in all colours. The 911 Carrera GTS, for example, drops one of the metallic paints, and replaces the Miami Blue with Silver Metallic in the special colours line-up. The 911 Carrera Black Edition comes in just metallic and standard black, while Convertibles also offer a choice of contrasting roof material.
If you want some extra guidance when picking out your ideal shade, our handy car paint types guide will help you distinguish between solid, metallic and special finishes.
Sleek, glossy, smart and practical, what’s not to love about a black Porsche? And, when you come to sell it on, if you can bear to part with it, buyers will be queuing up. Just bear in mind that black rather bucks the trend of darker hues not showing dirt up. So go for a quality car wash. It’s a Porsche. It’s worth it.
A brilliant, dazzling white that’s quite likely to attract some serious road envy. Given this shade’s extreme popularity, finding a used buyer isn’t going to be problematic. Again, though, don’t scrimp on the car washing. White needs cleaning more often than just about any other shade.
Racing Yellow (£0)
By any stretch of the imagination, this is a vivid shade. It’s likely to show up the dirt relatively swiftly, and egg yolk lemon isn’t a shade that tops many surveys of most favoured vehicular colours. Then again, whoever bought a Porsche to be sensible anyway?
Guards Red (£0)
Again, most would agree, this is a fairly bright colour, but it suits a sports car such as the 911. It will hide road dirt better than white but not as well as darker colours. Red is a pretty popular colour after monochrome shades, so you shouldn’t have to wait long for a buyer.
Jet Black (£801)
A glossy, slightly smoky black. This’s ideal if you feel a Porsche stands out enough already. Selling on is unlikely to be a lengthy affair, and dirt will stay hidden for a fair old while. Go for a quality car wash to avoid any unsightly swirl marks.
Rhodium Silver (£801)
Super sleek, super smart and a doddle when it comes to reselling, this is a pale shade of silver. It’ll inevitably show up every last spot of grime, but you’ll no doubt be keen to keep it pristine anyway.
Sapphire Blue (£801)
If you like bright and bold colours, you will love this vivid blue. Just prepare for lots of lingering stares at the lights, and reselling could potentially be slower given it’s a rather unusual shade. You’ll find it middling in terms of how often it needs washing.
Agate Grey (£801)
Agate is a mid-spectrum grey that won’t keep you waiting long for a used buyer. It won’t need cleaning frequently as lighter colours so makes sense if you want a maintenance ownership experience.
Graphite Blue (£801)
This is an unusual blue with a subtle grey tone. Used buyers won’t be put off by this shade but other colours may sell on more quickly. When it comes to frequency of cleaning, it performs better than lighter colours but not as well as dark ones.
Carrara White (£801)
The metallic finish gives a glossy sheen to this classic white – always a sought-after hue on the used market. If reselling is important to you, this could be one to consider. Like all white vehicles, every little fleck of grime is going to be visible in no time.
Night Blue (£801)
A deep midnight shade, this colour gives your Porsche more than a touch of class. Not only should it do a good job of concealing grime, it’s a sought-after colour when it comes to finding a used buyer, as well.
GT Silver Metallic (£801)
A similar shade to the silver we love for our electronics, this popular colour won’t give you many resale headaches. It’s quite a light hue, so it may not be ideal if you prefer not to spend every weekend washing the car.
Lava Orange (£1,805)
This is an orange with pink tones, and it’s fair to say there aren’t many vehicles around in this colour. It’s certainly striking, but may not be for everyone, which may affect ease and speed of resale. The bold paint leaves dirt few places to hide so expect to spend some time cleaning this finish.
Miami Blue (£1,805)
By any standards, this is a zingy, electric, almost turquoise blue that will certainly attract attention. Some may find it just a shade too bright, so bear that in mind when reselling. Its brightness may mean dirt makes its presence felt more quickly than you’d like, too.
Carmine Red (£1,805)
Arguably more sober than some of the colours in the range, this is still a pretty vivid red with hints of purple. Red won’t show up every last speck of dust like white will but will need more frequent washing than darker colours. Introverted used buyers might walk past this shade but, for everyone else, it’ll be a popular choice.
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