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eabeukes
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Joined: 30 Jan 2018
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Location: Aylesbury

1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dealers along that stretch are all pretty much the same - they buy from auction for 50% of what its listed as, polish it up and give it a thorough vacuuming and then flog it on hoping to turn a profit. I saw several C4's that had obviously been standing in a field for months before being auctioned - not a great place to leave a car especially given the recent hot summer.

As for the vehicle itself - they are apparently open to any inspections which is good, and from the interior it looks like its had some upgrades. The keyfob also looks new.

#1 rule of any 911 of any vintage: ***HISTORY***
Ask to see all the paperwork, invoices etc. If there is none, you are blind and its only a good buy if you can do both engine and gearbox rebuilds for less than £20k all in.
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best to walk if you don't have confidence in the car unless you can do your own inspection of the repair. Especially as the seller has misled you with the date of repair.

It might have been re-done in those 5 days, but for the risk its not worth it.



Just remember to also treat any unrecorded car with the same cautious eye!
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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Update, have decided to walk away from this one...


shame, but as they say if it seems to good to be true....

Unless anybody knows this car? Reg is BN02YHW
https://www.themotoringteam.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-911-3-6-996-carrera-4s-awd-2dr-london-201811082253440?at_source=autotrader&at_medium=desktop&at_campaign=website-visit&_ga=2.85222160.806988456.1542377275-49557289.1539344502


Nice spec.

Alignment of the exhaust tips is a bit jaunty.
Looking at the MOT history, surprised to see the headlight aim too low as Litronics are self-levelling
Also surprised to see four tyres worn out again in 7k miles and wearing unevenly... and not the first time. Alignment presumably well out.

Not sure its cheap enough for me to take a flyer on it.

Plenty more fish etc...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Update, have decided to walk away from this one...

Dealer seems sketchy...they say they are in Chesham, Bucks, but phone number is a london 020 8 number.... He doesnt know what was done to the car or what the damage was... the repair certificate is a duplicate, car was damaged in 2004 not at 5 months old...



The way I see it, if you have any doubt with it, which you do because you have done this post, then don't expect others to have good feelings about this car when you go to sell it.

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tyinsky
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Joined: 29 Jun 2012
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Update, have decided to walk away from this one...

Dealer seems sketchy...they say they are in Chesham, Bucks, but phone number is a london 020 8 number.... He doesnt know what was done to the car or what the damage was... the repair certificate is a duplicate, car was damaged in 2004 not at 5 months old...

checked the MOT history and got this gem:

Date tested
5 February 2010; FAIL
Mileage
45,352 miles
MOT test number
8915 7613 0031
Test location
View test location
Reason(s) for failure
Nearside Headlamp aim too low (1.Cool
Offside Headlamp aim too low (1.Cool
Nearside Rear Subframe mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired (2.4.A.3)
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Rear Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2)
Nearside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Offside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Nearside Rear brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Offside Rear brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)

they then just went to another MOT place and got a pass instead 5 days later...
Date tested; 12 February 2010
PASS
Mileage
45,352 miles
MOT test number
9224 8314 0076
Test location
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Expiry date
11 February 2011
Advisory notice item(s)
Nearside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Offside Front brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Nearside Rear brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)
Offside Rear brake disc slightly pitted (3.5.1h)

shame, but as they say if it seems to good to be true....

Unless anybody knows this car? Reg is BN02YHW
https://www.themotoringteam.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-911-3-6-996-carrera-4s-awd-2dr-london-201811082253440?at_source=autotrader&at_medium=desktop&at_campaign=website-visit&_ga=2.85222160.806988456.1542377275-49557289.1539344502


Good post, and great sleuthing.

Given these cars have undertrays it is probably hiding even more bodge ups. The thing I find strange about all the CAT D/C cars that come up is there is never any receipts for the repair, or photographic evidence of the full danage and repair process. If someone restores a car they document it all. Would not touch that car, it looks even from the MOT history to be a death trap. Another £5k probably gets close to a straight car. You can do £5k on an annual service if a few other bits need doing.
 
  
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