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Anyone ship a hardtop lately?

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Dale; I had been searching since dec. for a black/black top on eBay, had them send notifications for both "hardtop" and "hard top" as spelling affected search results, and of the couple of dozen posted over 5+ months that quoted shipping $250. was best I saw. $400. was most often quoted. I found mine in Orlando and drove over to Winter Park Imports where TJ, a great guy, supplied the hardware from the donor car and installed it for me. As you may know the two twist lock retainers and required special pinch bolts are nearly $100. so get them if you can. Look at it this way, its a beautiful drive this time of year and any excuse to exercise the 986 is a good one. Good luck guy, I really like the new top, improves A/C performance quite a bit.

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I had also been quoted packing and shipping costs of $400 by two different sellers.

My deal with Brumos fell through after the top had been damaged a second time in preparation for shipping. My second deal never materialized as the seller did not have the correct color combination in stock. I luckily found one at a dealer 100 miles away. It must have been tucked into a corner of the warehouse for years. The first time I called the parts department said they did not have one but would be happy to order it for me. I was visiting the dealership a few months later and mentioned my search to the salesman I was talking to. Next day he called and said he found one! The parts manager was ecstatic to unload it.

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Hey Dale,

A few weeks ago I bought a hardtop from Champion Porsche in Florida. Found them on ebay. The top including crated shipping to CA was $1,100 pretty reasonable. Call them and see what they will do for you. The top only weighs approx 70 lbs and the crate weighed over 300 lbs. The way they crate and ship makes a huge difference. Mine was perfect not a scratch.



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