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Old 05-03-2012, 01:26 PM
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I don't know how much you're willing to spend on your next Porsche, but if you're ok with a $90k budget then a 997 Carrera GTS.
For $90k I'd rather the new body 2012 991.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:07 PM
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For $90k I'd rather the new body 2012 991.
I went 2010 GT3.

The op didn't want the newer design, he thinks of it as a little too big. For a 997 that's the best option other than GT3 or Turbo. I like the firm ride of the GT3 cars and if I didn't then I would opt to modify it as to soften it up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:09 PM
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Which year 911 car should I buy?

I've never owned a Porsche but I've always wanted to buy a 911 some day.
I would use it as my daily driver and would probably put 10k - 15k miles on it each year.
I don't drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic any more.

I would want a stick-shift, sunroof coupe or targa top. Not a fan of a full convertible.
I'm looking for reliability, fun-to-drive, and an a/c that somewhat will cool the car in the summer.
I have other 4WD vehicles I would drive in the winter.

The newest car, the Type 991, seems too big to me.
And, the Type 996 cars just don't have the classic 911 look I want.

So, which era (and specific year) of 911 should I buy?
- Type 997 (2005 - 2011)
- Type 993 (1994 - 1997)
- Type 964 (1990 - 1993)
- 3.2 Carrera (1984 - 1989)
- 911 SC (1978 - 1983)
- Pre-1978 cars such as the older 911S, 911T, or 911E models.

Cost isn't a major issue since these cars are mostly fully depreciated (except for the 997 years).

I own a 1998 550 and a 1965 Corvette, so I know what it is like to own a somewhat older car.

Your thoughts?


My brother (original owner) is selling his excellent 2006 Carrera S with the X51 power option, factory aero kit, full leather interior, full power adaptive sport seats, Carrera side decals, 3m film, factory wheel upgrade (forget the model name), sports chrono, factory sports exhaust, red seat belts, artic silver center console, etc... So many options that the msrp was $120k. The mileage is in the forties, no accidents, no paintwork at all, non smoker, no dings, no dents, never tracked, never abused. Artic silver on black interior with a six speed. Central Florida driven car.

If you or anyone else is interested just send me a private message.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:26 PM
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toggie, you buy anything yet?

this place has lots of tasty goodies (and slightly insane pricing), but this really stood out to me, since you like blue cars

http://sloancars.com/2647/1986-911-c...e-60258-miles/
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:33 PM
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toggie, you buy anything yet?

this place has lots of tasty goodies (and slightly insane pricing), but this really stood out to me, since you like blue cars

http://sloancars.com/2647/1986-911-c...e-60258-miles/
Nothing yet. I'm going to take my time on this one.

Beautiful blue Targa in that link. To me, that is a classic looking 911.

Are there websites or subscription mailings where Porsche enthusiasts advertise their cars for sale?
Does the PCA website have a good classifieds section?
Is there something like "The Ferrari Market Letter" or FerrariAds out there for well-taken-care-of Porsches?
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:44 PM
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Nothing yet. I'm going to take my time on this one.

Beautiful blue Targa in that link. To me, that is a classic looking 911.

Are there websites or subscription mailings where Porsche enthusiasts advertise their cars for sale?
Does the PCA website have a good classifieds section?
Is there something like "The Ferrari Market Letter" or FerrariAds out there for well-taken-care-of Porsches?
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Rennlist is good Porsche site
PCA classifieds a little tricky to navigate and you must be card carrying member with login

My local PCA does have local cars. Not a massive selection.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:29 PM
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Rennlist is good Porsche site
PCA classifieds a little tricky to navigate and you must be card carrying member with login

My local PCA does have local cars. Not a massive selection.
yeah, the PCA website is a disaster, I tried listing a car on it and it was a total cluster****.

I'd suggest RL, Pelican Parts (esp. for older 911s, i.e. 993 and back), and Team Speed.

also, the site mentioned above and these guys:

http://truspeed.com/

http://www.victorymotorcars.com/
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:53 PM
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yeah, the PCA website is a disaster, I tried listing a car on it and it was a total cluster****.

I'd suggest RL, Pelican Parts (esp. for older 911s, i.e. 993 and back), and Team Speed.

also, the site mentioned above and these guys:

http://truspeed.com/

http://www.victorymotorcars.com/
Victory has a bad rep. Remember Texas is a title washing state.

Truspeed I purchased my 993 TT S from and they were very good to work with.

Pelican I don't go on often.

Team speed has lots of cars for sale but isn't really just Porsche.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:43 AM
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Victory has a bad rep. Remember Texas is a title washing state.

Truspeed I purchased my 993 TT S from and they were very good to work with.

Pelican I don't go on often.

Team speed has lots of cars for sale but isn't really just Porsche.
didn't know that about Victory, thanks.

Truspeed is awesome, great store and race shop.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:54 AM
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Victory has a bad rep. Remember Texas is a title washing state.
Stupid question: What is title washing?
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:08 AM
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Stupid question: What is title washing?
I'm not an expert on the topic but I believe it is a way to remove the "totaled", "salvaged", or "flood damaged" documentation attached to a car's title.

http://www.fraudguides.com/auto-title-washing.asp

Lots of cars are "totaled" every year by the insurance companies, but aren't that badly damaged.
It is just the fact that their estimated total repair bill gets too close to their wholesale bluebook value.
So, a Porsche that is worth maybe $30k low bluebook can be "totaled" for a non-major accident when the repair cost estimate reaches $25k - $30k.
These cars get repaired for less money and sent to a State that re-titles the car (using the same VIN) but doesn't retain the fact that it was once "totaled" or "salvaged".
Texas is one of the States whose car titles don't have the ability to carry that prior-damage "branding" on a car's title document.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:55 AM
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The only 911 that really excites me in this price range is the 996GT2.
Its the only one that excites me period. At least think about it.

For your listed needs however the 993 Targa just has something about it for a "practical/enjoyable" 911.
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