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Would buying CAT D put you off

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Hello, any thoughts on buying a CAT D Porsche been repaired was only the front wing?.

Rest of the car fine loads of history bills etc.



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Only if there was evidence that the tub hadnt been touched and it was purely panel damage.

To get it CAT D on VCAR is likely to have been a bit worse than that though




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Totally agree, Cat D write off for just a wing? Sounds dodgy to me.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by 993C2S on 25 February 2007

Totally agree, Cat D write off for just a wing? Sounds dodgy to me.
exactly, there are enough cars that have had off's with repairs in the £00000's that are still not Cat D

HOWEVER, a correctly repaired Cat D car which has been reinspected is still an option if it is the right car


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Why buy a right-off? Could understand if the car had been rebuilt for racing or was a very rare variant. Would have to have been rebuilt on a jig though.


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by admin on 25 February 2007
HOWEVER, a correctly repaired Cat D car which has been reinspected is still an option if it is the right car

I agree.

Insurance companies have a very different attitude towards repairing cars and they are not always interested in ensuring the best work is carried out by the best repairer.

If the car you are looking at looks the biz and is CatD, it is more important, imho, to determine:
- what was damaged
- who repaired it
- how it was repaired
- and to what quality it was repaired

There are a few [independent] repairers in the market who have both the skill, experience, and reputation to repair bodywork to better than as it left the factory.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by Andrew Healey on 25 February 2007

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/135235.htm

A straight one with similar miles at same price - only 1 choice for me.







Thats good value, or looks it at least, its also a Much better colour than the Cat D one

Though I think I'd be tempted by this if I were after a 930

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/68088.htm

This car has been well Documented in Porsche Post for the last couple of years so I dont think theres a lot of doubt about its provenence

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I would be put of by buying a cat d and you would struggle to sell it on as i do think a finance company will not lend against one therefore no dealer would take it in

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My first 996 C2 was a Cat D registered car. It had been repaired to a very high standard by a garage who has specialised in repairing Porsches since 1974. I had no problem financing the car. The OPC honoured the remaining warranty and I had no problem extending it. When I wanted to sell the car, a specialist sold it for me in three weeks.

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