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Looking at buying a 1999 Carrera Convertible - Ideas?

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I have a 2006 CTT and I love it. So now I'm hooked on Porsche. I am looking at 1999 911 Carrera convertible. The IMS, clutch, and flywheel has been replaced. It has about 140,000 km's. I really like it. Is there anything I should look for when I go see it?

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I would ask for a recent oil analysis.

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I would spend the money for a CarFax report...  Ask to see the paperwork for service and repairs.  Go through every knob and accessory to be sure everything works.  If something doesn't it doesn't mean you're not buying the car, but can be a negotiating tool for a better price.

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Thanks! It's a nine hour drive to see it so I have arrange when I can go this week. I'll get all the reports on it before I go out there. I'll look at the fluids and for leaks. I wish it was a turbo but they are just outrageous priced.

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What about flying, then drive the car home... if you feel reasonably comfortable with your due diligence...  The trouble with that is the seller knows he's got ya so you better have all your ducks in  a row before you hope that jet...  That's how I brought my car home, it was a memorable drive, 19 hours straight through.  

 

Is your seller a dealer or private party?  Maybe you can find a local Porsche person to look at it.  For a fee you can find an agent that will do a pre-buy for you as well.  When you say a 9 hour drive is that one way?  I'd ask for a 100 pictures, maybe not a 100, but with an i-phone pictures are no big deal.  I'd still start out with a CarFax then work your way down the food chain.

 

The annual mileage is really low, which can be a good thing, but it must be a cream puff because it spent a lot of time sitting.  Just remember there's a lot of Porsches for sale, you might be better  off to find one locally.  Although anything locally will have been driven in the snow?  Or do most owner's put there car up in winter storage?

 

Keep us posted, it's an interest dilema...  Oh, is this going to be a Sunday go meeting car or D/D?  Sorry for rambling, another idea is to see if your seller will meet you half way to reduce your drive time.  If he's hot to trot he might go for that...

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On 7/14/2019 at 9:19 PM, creekman said:

What about flying, then drive the car home... if you feel reasonably comfortable with your due diligence...  The trouble with that is the seller knows he's got ya so you better have all your ducks in  a row before you hope that jet...  That's how I brought my car home, it was a memorable drive, 19 hours straight through.  

 

Is your seller a dealer or private party?  Maybe you can find a local Porsche person to look at it.  For a fee you can find an agent that will do a pre-buy for you as well.  When you say a 9 hour drive is that one way?  I'd ask for a 100 pictures, maybe not a 100, but with an i-phone pictures are no big deal.  I'd still start out with a CarFax then work your way down the food chain.

 

The annual mileage is really low, which can be a good thing, but it must be a cream puff because it spent a lot of time sitting.  Just remember there's a lot of Porsches for sale, you might be better  off to find one locally.  Although anything locally will have been driven in the snow?  Or do most owner's put there car up in winter storage?

 

Keep us posted, it's an interest dilema...  Oh, is this going to be a Sunday go meeting car or D/D?  Sorry for rambling, another idea is to see if your seller will meet you half way to reduce your drive time.  If he's hot to trot he might go for that...

 

HI! Sorry I took long to reply. Thanks for the great info. My girlfriend is going there to visit family there, so she said her brother will go look at with her. This will be just a toy. I am looking to sell my CTT and get a Cayenne diesel for a daily driver.

 

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