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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:02 pm    Post subject: Pre-facelift 996 aero manual wanted Reply with quote

Hi all,

On the lookout for a pre-facelift 996 manual.
My budget is ~£15k which I'm starting to think may be a little low.
I've missed a couple over the last few months. I'm not bothered about mileage as long as they've been looked after.

Any ideas?

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MisterCorn
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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, you should find something in your budget. But be prepared to spend some money whatever you get.

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HSC911
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome

Good budget, you'll be in one soon enough thumbsup

Been to see any yet Dont know

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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not been to see any yet. I'm based in the midlands and rang a couple to arrange viewings only for them only for them to get sold before I could.
Yeah happy enough to fix them up at this budget. I enjoy a good bit of DIY so planning to do the simple stuff myself.
 
  
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NedHan79
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve just bought 1 about 5/6 weeks ago. 1998 manual aero in your budget. They are there but won’t be perfect. I’d imagine if you opted not to have an aero, you’d get a nice car. Could always look for the bits later. Mine sits very high so still looks a bit odd if I’m honest. Needs the suspension drop and wheel spacers to make it look anywhere near nice. I think the biggest thing with a 996 is colour choice. I’m happy with spec but not the colour so may end up with a colour choice somewhere along the line. Might be a better option to get the right colour and add bits later.
Just my 2 cents worth
 
  
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big_pete
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Aero Reply with quote

I have recently sold my 996 c4 with factory aero black with black leather 80k miles and full Porsche history I had the rms and new clutch done for the new owner sold at £15k
It was in stunning condition so they are out there but you need to be ready to get on the phone and get out to look at them
I am in the midlands as well if you need someone to come and look at cars with you mate
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F202516745938

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotted that 176k miler on PH, looks pretty good if you can live with the mileage and interior colour (which I quite like)
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kas750
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Discussed on here I think and FB recently.
 
  
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77szymon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm from Rochdale haven't see that car on road, looking nice.
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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been to see a couple now, the black one on eBay £15k and one from the forum. Black one didn't sit right with me, was a little tatty externally and internally, wheels starting to go and didn't seem to have been looked after the best. Could be wrong but the feeling I got. Didn't pursue PPI at that price point.

Forum one ticked all the boxes but PPI threw up a few expensive fixes that I wasn't prepared for, above the work I already knew it needed. Would be a lovely car with more money spent on it though.

Saw the £12k one online, now seems to have gone. Sounded like the trader picked it up for £8k so be interesting where it ended up.

The hunt continues.
 
  
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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-3-4-Carrera-4-GT3-AERO-KIT-LED-REAR-LIGHTS-CLEAR-LIGHT-PACK/223293188926?hash=item33fd4fab3e:g:4f4AAOSwVNxaN~WI

Just been to see this, not for me. Poor experience of the dealer. Booked in to view and drive in advance. Turned up to be told the car wasn't ready and was still on the ramp. Went to view on the ramp after having to wait, thoughts below.

Put off by the fact they've had it sat in the warehouse for a year so there's mold inside currently. Mentioned they've had it for a year after they someone refused to buy it after having it inspected. They're doing a fair bit of work to it as it has minimal to no service history. One of the manifolds they've replaced had 8 new bolts, 1 old bolt and a stud.

Didn't sit well with me. Looked like a front diff oil leak, rear engine weep of some sort. Paintwork was terrible having had a blow over, they mentioned they'd sort this, seats were well worn. Wheels needed a refurb. One arch repaired poorly in the past and the other starting to go. Overall not worth 15k to me.

Eagerly awaiting finding a good one.
 
  
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep it's a tough search these days.
I've done it twice. Once for my mate Craig about 6 years ago and there were lots of dogs around even then.
I then had to find one for myself 3 years ago. I got trailed to Ireland from Northumberland on the promise of a mint car.
I thought I could trust the guy as he ran a detailing company so obviously he knows what makes a rough car or a nice car.

I found a good one eventually but without Aerokit, and paid top money which was £13k at the time. I've still spent at least that again on maintenance and improvements (Aerokit, respray, gearbox rebuild) because I can't have any area "not quite right", which is a curse when you're into 20 year old cars. Wink

Keep looking. Be open on colour and things and you may have to drop the Aerokit or raise the budget.

And every car will want something spending on it. Even mine which is very good now. It still needs PPF so I can relax when I drive it plus I need to revisit the suspension to get some camber off.
I'm not parting with mine yet though and I'd be wanting £20k.

Good luck. They are worth the search. They offer a great drive when sorted and for the money there's nothing I can think of that offers what they do.

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kas750
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
They offer a great drive when sorted and for the money there's nothing I can think of that offers what they do.

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Very true! I drive mine once a week which is enough to remind me what a great car they are
 
  
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HSC911
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gregb23 wrote:
Put off by the fact they've had it sat in the warehouse for a year so there's mold inside currently. Mentioned they've had it for a year after they someone refused to buy it after having it inspected. They're doing a fair bit of work to it as it has minimal to no service history. One of the manifolds they've replaced had 8 new bolts, 1 old bolt and a stud.

Didn't sit well with me. Looked like a front diff oil leak, rear engine weep of some sort. Paintwork was terrible having had a blow over, they mentioned they'd sort this, seats were well worn. Wheels needed a refurb. One arch repaired poorly in the past and the other starting to go. Overall not worth 15k to me.

Eagerly awaiting finding a good one.


What's with the white bits Dont know

And why the change in lettering on the boot lid Question

No history too so sounds a bit iffy to me Cop

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GMG
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...car dealers will literally say anything...If they were selling a Tip then the advert would suggest manuals were crap!

Most car dealers occupy the shallow end of the moral gene pool...sloshing around with politicians who also talk ***** most of the time...
 
  
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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The white bits had been painted back to blue and the lettering removed. I guess whoever owned it previously had liked that style?

I'll keep searching for an aero kit but will definitely start looking at normal cars to see if I can find a good one.
 
  
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Gregb23
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to close this off, I had to up the budget a bit but managed to find a 2000 C4 aerokit with a huge file of history. Happy days.
 
  
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