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Autotrader Find: Yellow 2004 Porsche Carrera GT For $779,991

Right now, at this very moment, my all-time favorite car is listed for sale on Autotrader. Unfortunately, I cannot purchase it, as it’s more than a little pricey. The car in question is a 2004 Porsche Carrera GT finished in Fayence Yellow, one of only about 40 Carrera GT models made in this color — and it’s listed for $779,991.

My association with this car goes back many years, as I originally saw one on the street in 2005 and absolutely lost my mind, in the way that a car-obsessed 17-year-old does when he sees the latest and best supercar. Back in 2005, I thought it was the greatest car ever made, but I couldn’t afford one, as I was just a high-schooler — and over the years, as I’ve started to earn money, the Carrera GT has started to increase in value. I’m no closer to getting one now than I was back then.

But, if I won the lottery, this would be the car I’d buy — in this color. This particular example (which is the yellow one that came off the production line just before the yellow one I actually saw all those years ago) is offered by Texas Hot Rides in the Dallas area, and it boasts just over 6,000 miles. The price is exceptionally high, but absolutely within the market range for this car: The Carrera GT has shot up in value recently, and the "unusual colors" — beyond the regular silver or gray — command a huge premium.

Unfortunately, it won’t be mine — but it’s still fun to gawk at this ad and wonder "what if…" I imagine some of you will feel the same way.

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