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I am looking at buying a 2010 997.2 which has very low kms. The previous owner did not like the factory grey colour (not sure why he bought it new in that case) - so he has wrapped the complete car in a very nice looking, but of course totally non standard, white with a metallic fleck in it. The dealer who is selling it says that it can be removed, but I am worried about damage to the paint underneath. The service records are complete and the garage that has serviced it is not worried as it is mechanically fine and has had very little use. What do you guys think? Worth a punt or leave it alone?

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What assurance do you have that the car was not damaged and wrapped to hide a bad repair job? A wrap is not as permanent as factory paint. You will have to deal with it’s deterioration at some point. If the paint flakes off then it’s not factory. IMO the wrap would have to come off and paint inspected as a pre-condition. Otherwise run as fast as you can. 

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It was wrapped from brand new according to the master Porsche dealer who sold it.

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Some people wrap them new to protect the  paint.  

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