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Purchasing a car maintained by Specialist Cars of Malton...

TonicUK

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Hello,

Don't often post as most topics are covered... However, I have come to a cross road...

The car in specific is a very appealing 1st generation Turbo of a lovely colour and spec. May I add, it is also an import so it is spec slightly differently.

I believe it to have been SORN and dry stored (stationary) for 3 years and freshly MOTd in January of this year, putting it back on the road.

The car had its first 2 services at Porsche and all following services done at Specialist Cars of Malton...

The other issue that the service booklet appears as though it may have been replaced somewhere down the line. My guess is that it was replaced when it was imported? Is that what happens? The dealer doesn't have much to say about it.

I haven't been to see the car in person, nor had a PPI done as it is time and expense.

Should I approach this car as if it has no service history? In which case I'll just walk away.

Has the actions of a rogue company (over a relatively short period) really invalidated this cars whole service history?

Stay away?

What to do? :?:

Thank you
 
If they last touched it over 3 years ago, I wouldn't worry about SCoM blighting it.
 
Import from ???

I would imagine being an import isn't ideal and to throw a part history in the mix isn't great.

Depends whether this car is a keeper or if you're investment conscious. If it's the latter I'd not bother personally.
 
C98 by any chance? Quite common to see early gen cars with this code (Cyprus).
 
Is there an owner looking for it somewhere ?
 
sja360 said:
Import from ???

I would imagine being an import isn't ideal and to throw a part history in the mix isn't great.

Depends whether this car is a keeper or if you're investment conscious. If it's the latter I'd not bother personally.

It gets a little complicated at this point. So the dealer is selling the car as a commissioned base sale and doesn't have all of the documents relating to the car, even though I have given him over a week to get it.

The dealer has not mentioned it to be a import... Because he does not know. The advert for the car is vague, at most.
Using the wizardry of Google I managed to locate it's previous, 2017, listing. The previous dealer was kind enough to dig through his emails and discover it was registered as new in 2010 by Autobahn (no idea who they are. Anybody able to point me in the right direction?)

Mileage alone rules this car out of any exponential growth in value lol

Magic919 said:
If they last touched it over 3 years ago, I wouldn't worry about SCoM blighting it.

Why 3 years?

vlad said:
C98 by any chance? Quite common to see early gen cars with this code (Cyprus).

This, I do not know. I think the dealer I spoke with mentioned somewhere in Europe.
Interesting info tho, I'll keep my eye out. Is it written on log book?

G2 said:
Is there an owner looking for it somewhere ?

I see what you did there
 
Autobahn Porsche Coventry still exist. They sound like the sort of Indy that might have sourced the car originally ?
 
TonicUK said:
sja360 said:
Import from ???

I would imagine being an import isn't ideal and to throw a part history in the mix isn't great.

Depends whether this car is a keeper or if you're investment conscious. If it's the latter I'd not bother personally.

It gets a little complicated at this point. So the dealer is selling the car as a commissioned base sale and doesn't have all of the documents relating to the car, even though I have given him over a week to get it.

The dealer has not mentioned it to be a import... Because he does not know. The advert for the car is vague, at most.
Using the wizardry of Google I managed to locate it's previous, 2017, listing. The previous dealer was kind enough to dig through his emails and discover it was registered as new in 2010 by Autobahn (no idea who they are. Anybody able to point me in the right direction?)

Mileage alone rules this car out of any exponential growth in value lol

Magic919 said:
If they last touched it over 3 years ago, I wouldn't worry about SCoM blighting it.

Why 3 years?

vlad said:
C98 by any chance? Quite common to see early gen cars with this code (Cyprus).

This, I do not know. I think the dealer I spoke with mentioned somewhere in Europe.
Interesting info tho, I'll keep my eye out. Is it written on log book?

G2 said:
Is there an owner looking for it somewhere ?

I see what you did there

Based on this post I would steer clear of said car. Too many unknowns and missing paperwork. For the record, there's no reason why an importantes car would lose the original service book.

So it's an imported car with no service history.
 

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