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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: A sad story Reply with quote

Looks like a lovely car,
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/porsche-911-996-Targa-S/123302540943?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I wonder what it will eventually fetch?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking motor. Perfect project car at the right dosh.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
Nice looking motor. Perfect project car at the right dosh.

What's the right money? I guess it depends on what work you can do yourself?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What would a rebuild cost? £5-6K? You could end up with a nice car for around £15K with luck...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WAY WAT to much money for a leggy targa and its a tip. will be lucky to get 6k for that. could need 8-10k spent at hartech.

what if the roof needs doing? that's another 2k.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Starting price just gone up to £9K!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who knew Elva was eleven in Swedish Dont know

Nice pic with a bag a55 tree in the way Grin

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should be £3-4k - a bit more than scrap value.

Suspension/rads and who knows what else will most likely need doing!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
WAY WAT to much money for a leggy targa and its a tip. will be lucky to get 6k for that. could need 8-10k spent at hartech.

what if the roof needs doing? that's another 2k.


Surprised

Totally agreed. The roof would probably be even more than that (I know from personal experience). And that's saying nothing about anything else that may need doing.

So 9k (current minimum bid) + 10k rebuild + 3k roof (most are on borrowed time by now) + lets say another 2k for rads and suspension, etc. comes to 24 grand.

You could get this for that:
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-996/porsche-996-c4s-manual-only-54000-miles/8909326
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feel sorry for the guy selling but £9K is a bit optimistic.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, no way would I consider paying £9k for that but it does make you think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who knew Elva was eleven in Swedish Dont know

Nice pic with a bag a55 tree in the way Grin

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over on the same marketplace are plenty of better priced examples:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-996-911-Carrera-2-3-6/323392109975

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-996-1999-silver-Carrera-4/232890176963

This guy has a sad story but so do plenty of Nigerian princes. He's also taking a chance on the pricing by jacking it up after a few days!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid £9,500 for a 996 on just over 61,000 miles, with a functional engine.

Can't help but think that this needs to be a little cheaper to represent value.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is his story really so sad?!

He has been driving around in a Porsche, and now it is broken, too expensive to fix and is trying to rip someone else off with his price and offload the problem.

I was unaware the Targa roof has a sell by date, and is so expensive to fix. Glad I don't have one, and if this is the case, the car is now well and truly a write-off.

If I owned this car, and someone offered me £2k, I would bite their hand off.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose at least he's being honest about the issue.

What's sad is when a seller says a car has had 'no expense spared' when clearly it has been run on a shoestring - and then an unsuspecting buyer wearing Porsche tinted spectacles falls in love with it.

And then there's the point in this ad, where his 'specialist' is telling him not to sell as the value will only go up. On a leggy targa tip with a dead engine? Seriously?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jackzi wrote:
And then there's the point in this ad, where his 'specialist' is telling him not to sell as the value will only go up. On a leggy targa tip with a dead engine? Seriously?


Exactly that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to the seller popping up on here any time soon Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The auxiliary belt snapped!! Yeah sounds like a really well maintained vehicle!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand why everyone is being so down on him? It's starting to feel like a BMW forum in here!

There's no evidence that it isn't well looked after? Belts can snap, and as the water pump was replaced, the two could be connected?
Why wouldn't the roof not work? Does it say that it doesn't work?
Also the £10k engine rebuild cost is over inflated. Baz has stated that the price can rise to £10k when people add lots of "While it's out, can you do this, and this and this..."
The photos show the interior is in good condition at least.

I agree that 9k is too much, but nobody is forcing anyone to pay that? Someone handy with the spanners might be able to fix that for 3k and sell it on for £17,000

So unless you have genuine knowledge of this car and it's owner, why is everyone pushing their negativity on it?
Dont know

Live and let live, eh?
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