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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:41 am    Post subject: 993 Targa at Essex Prestige Reply with quote

Hi. Does anyone know anything about this vehicle or the dealer?

Also, the car looks to have sat since December 2017 when it’s MOT ran out. Should that give rise to any concerns?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went there (Harlow) to view a Cayman, didn’t get a good feel from the member of staff I met. Car was massively overpriced, stayed on their books for yonks.

Also offered me peanuts for my mint R32, but perhaps that cant be held against them.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I called them a couple of weeks ago and the guy I spoke with said he’d get his colleague to call back from the branch where the vehicle is located but never did.....
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah not surprised, guy I dealt with was blunt and disinterested in selling me the car.

They had the car for at least 6m after I viewed it IIRC.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Targa at Essex Prestige Reply with quote

alternatively this 993 just landed in the classifieds http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=8992

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hobbes1303 wrote:
Hi. Does anyone know anything about this vehicle or the dealer?

Also, the car looks to have sat since December 2017 when it’s MOT ran out. Should that give rise to any concerns?


more so age, at 23 years old, it might require some work

Caveat emptor


https://www.essexprestigeautos.co.uk/used-porsche-911-harlow-essex-1976054

109k miles £39,989




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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it has been off the road for two periods of two years.
I would want to see the service history too, does it have similar gaps? assume it would.
MoT advises perished tyres, common with standing.

Not he end of the world, but you’ll need to get in front of it.

Have the common issues been dealt with?
Scuttle Rust
Door straps
Chassis Rails.

Is it on it’s original suspension? If it is it will be very worn.
Does the roof have any noises (they all do) but does it crash about?


Oh, and it’s overpriced.
And grey hardbacks? Question
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sday12 wrote:
Looks like it has been off the road for two periods of two years.
I would want to see the service history too, does it have similar gaps? assume it would.
MoT advises perished tyres, common with standing.

Not he end of the world, but you’ll need to get in front of it.

Have the common issues been dealt with?
Scuttle Rust
Door straps
Chassis Rails.

Is it on it’s original suspension? If it is it will be very worn.
Does the roof have any noises (they all do) but does it crash about?


Oh, and it’s overpriced.
And grey hardbacks? Question


DeMort is a guru on Targa roofs and fixed mine so that you can hear a few low level squeaks on badly surfaced roads but not a thing on smooth ones.

What’s the perceived problem with grey hardbacks then? I have them, they just add to the brightness and light in the cabin, some of us don’t like dark small enclosed spaces, and believe it or not some people actually prefer the Targa for that reason. Not to mention the fact that most 993s only see summer months, which is the Targa’s forte Very Happy

All that being said I don’t get a good feeling about that particular car
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bigger issues at that age can the targa roof motors, which you can only replace
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albionmuz wrote:

What’s the perceived problem with grey hardbacks then? I have them, they just add to the brightness and light in the cabin, some of us don’t like dark small enclosed spaces...


They are very unusual. Normally have black shells not light grey?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good in Polar and Hardbacks should help the sale. Lots of cars have gaps in history from lack of use... serves as a great bargaining tool. Thumb

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:

What’s the perceived problem with grey hardbacks then? I have them, they just add to the brightness and light in the cabin, some of us don’t like dark small enclosed spaces...


They are very unusual. Normally have black shells not light grey?


Sharp eyes, I hadn’t noticed that and yes, mine are black shells. I misinterpreted the comment as I thought it was aimed at the grey seats.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too much dough Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's more issues I'd be questioning about that car, for e.g. where are the stickers on the drivers door aperture?, only reason they would not be there is that it's had a new rear quarter. You replace rear quarter on a Targa you have to remove the roof, if so has this been done properly?.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tyinsky wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:

What’s the perceived problem with grey hardbacks then? I have them, they just add to the brightness and light in the cabin, some of us don’t like dark small enclosed spaces...


They are very unusual. Normally have black shells not light grey?


do you also believe the moon is made of cheese ?

Most cars had black interiors but shock horror there were different options that included this one Bandit
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZM have a nice targa in.
Not advertised yet.
I know who I’ld be buying from
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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tyinsky wrote:
Albionmuz wrote:

What’s the perceived problem with grey hardbacks then? I have them, they just add to the brightness and light in the cabin, some of us don’t like dark small enclosed spaces...


They are very unusual. Normally have black shells not light grey?


do you also believe the moon is made of cheese ?

Most cars had black interiors but shock horror there were different options that included this one Bandit


I made the same mistake, he is referring to the seat-backs not the seats
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZM link

https://mobile.twitter.com/JZMPorsche/status/1118146682527596545?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Targa but I suspect North of 50k and definitely out of my budget 😭
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a 52k mileage manual Targa on Pistonheads for 32k. Vandal damaged/repaired Cat D. Same owner for six years with history

Might be worth a look, looks a real bargain on the face of it
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https://www.kennydunn.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-911-3-6-targa-2dr-edinburgh-201810201677296
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