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Buyig a 993 from an OPC

Pickled Piper

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I have been scanning the official Porsche website in search of a 993. The used car search feature hasn't been able to locate any at all. Why is this ? Are the OPCs no longer willing to trade with ten year old cars?

Has anybody had a recent experience of buying a 993 from an OPC? What sort of premium would you expect to pay over an independant?

Cheers

PP


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The only 993 variant that you're likely to find will be a TT. Any other 993's, if they take one one as part ex, are regularly shifted straight to the independants. It cant be a price thing alone in that late 933's can fetch in the high 30's and more particularly for wide body 'S' models. I had a search about 6 months ago and only found 2 cars. A 993TT at GBP55,000 and a very low mileage C4S in the low 40's. Paragon is a good representation of something closer to OPC than smaller independant.

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This might be nonsense, but I've heard that OPC are not really 'allowed' to sell the 993 by Porsche Germany. Something to do with pushing the later models and the associated business (servicing and parts) that comes from the supply of the newer models.

Any truth in that?


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I'm almost sure I read that they won't retail cars over a certain age, say 6 years.

So the chance of getting one through a OPC is getting less by the minute.




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have spotted the odd one now & again.. but becoming very rare.... although the OPC across in Northern Ireland always seems to have one !

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I got mine from Guildford Porsche last year - with 20k on the clock. Another higher mileage 993 was being passed to a non OPC dealer.

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Nottingham OPC seems to get one in every couple of months, but they sell quickly (unlike 996's?). Seem fairly priced as they have to compete with the two coventry / meriden specialists.

Try giving the OPC a call - the sales guy knew of prevous-supplied customers trying to sell C2S's & TT's but the OPC was being outbid by specialists who probably have slimmer margins.

The car I bought came in as a part-ex from another part of the business (BMW?) and was passed to the OPC to check it out. If it was marginal it would have been shipped off to the trade. Even so it needed a 48K service, new discs & pads, tyres, refurbished alloys, some paint, new cabriolet roof motors, stereo speakers replacing, Porsche warranty! and a decent part-ex.....


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The Aberdeen OPC sells them when they can get their hands on one.

Most OPC's just pass them on to the likes of Paragon etc


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Sundeep said:
have spotted the odd one now & again.. but becoming very rare.... although the OPC across in Northern Ireland always seems to have one !

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I know this is an old post but I was looking through old threads! My dad had 993's in the 1990's followed by a few 996's and a Boxster S, but in 2003 Isaac Angews (OPC in Northern Ireland) got a beautiful Silver C2S in part ex against a 996 Turbo and my dad bought it to get back into 993's - this was the last 993 Angews would have sold as a retail front line car - said they only sold it that way because it was such a good example (had only 10K miles on it at the time and was a gem with a good spec)
 
All cars sold by OPC's have to conform to Porsche approved used car standards
one of these is that they must come with 12 months porsche warranty
as you can only put a warranty on a car tahts 9 years old max mum
and the last 993's were made in 1998

Hence why OPC's cant sell them as they cant come with a Porsche warranty,
occasionally someone breaks the rules
 
mark pearce said:
All cars sold by OPC's have to conform to Porsche approved used car standards
one of these is that they must come with 12 months porsche warranty
as you can only put a warranty on a car tahts 9 years old max mum
and the last 993's were made in 1998

Hence why OPC's cant sell them as they cant come with a Porsche warranty,
occasionally someone breaks the rules


I have to say that makes sense and puts pay to all the differing reasons that could have been added, cheers Mark. :thumb:
 
Buying a 993 from an OPC

Hi PP

I bought a mint 993 from Bristol OPC last year and can only say what a fantastic experience it was. Picked the car up from the showroom, it looked fantastic they we great all the way through plus it came with a 12 month warranty.

Had to take the car back a couple of times because i'm fussy and the warranty covered it no problem.

In fact i had a call from the above centre offering a mint C2S in Zenith Blue last Friday, nice spec too and only 16000mls!

You will pay for it though, but as with anything you get what you pay for.

David.
 
I think certain Porsche centres will make exemptions to the warranty rule if they get a really nice 993 in such as a low mileage Widebody or Turbo!

I for one wouldnt be phoning Porsche Cars GB to complain 'my local Porsche dealer is selling a 11 year old 993....are they allowed to do that?'

Its great to see them turn up at OPC's on occasion and shows you in what high regard the cars are held!
 

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