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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. carl888

    carl888 F1 Rookie
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    I spoke with two mechanics yesterday active in the early Porsche repair and restoration scene in Melbourne. They've both been inundated with cars pre-1980 over the last 12 months where buyers have purchased vehicles sight unseen with no PPI.

    Their comments were that people will buy anything and don't even bother to have the car inspected, apparently because they're scared that someone will buy it from under them whilst the inspection is being arranged. And it doesn't really matter what is is either. A LHD to RHD converted ex USA car that just a few years ago would have been an unsellable proposition is now a sought after 911 for someone looking to get into the market.

    One mechanic showed me images of a blue 911 T 2.2 that came out of Sydney a few weeks back. It was a converted car, and when you pulled up the rear carpets, you could see holes in the floor. The owner bought it sight unseen with no PPI, but they didn't care. The instructions were to fix the car, bodywork and all. So added to the $130,000 purchase prices of the car (With a freshly rebuilt engine and transmission), it will swallow another $200,000 in the body and trim.

    Happy days.
     
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  3. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Feb 25, 2009
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    So what you're implying is that you've just acquired a larger workshop .........
     
  4. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    So like your lhd targa 911T 1971 now converted to mid 80s 930...happy days .............................................
     
  5. carl888

    carl888 F1 Rookie
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    Yes, because I'm selling!
     
  6. carl888

    carl888 F1 Rookie
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    Yeah, sold to an unsuspecting Albanian for $375,000
     
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  8. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    So your bought the old Ford Factory in Corio BTC?
     
  9. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    .
     
  10. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
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  11. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Obviously THAT'LL never happen!
     
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  13. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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  14. FazzerPorscheman

    FazzerPorscheman F1 World Champ

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    Piz Gloria
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  15. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    Jun 15, 2006
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  16. Horse

    Horse Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I know someone else who had one.


    Silly signature here to annoy KIAI
     
  17. Ferraridoc

    Ferraridoc F1 Veteran

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    Patrick
    Fixed
     
  18. Ferraridoc

    Ferraridoc F1 Veteran

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    Had an older man, or had an extravagant lifestyle?
     
  19. Horse

    Horse Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Had an ex mad Dr car.


    Silly signature here to annoy KIAI
     
  20. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    No loss IMO. Him and that other banned Dr bastard that lives around the corner from me hiding under there f........ religion .
     
  21. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Nov 1, 2003
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    Edelsten put the hard word on an old girlfriend I use to live with ... said he was a creep, she was "just a receptionist"
     
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  22. Maranello550

    Maranello550 F1 Veteran

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    I remember when I grew up in Castle Hill seeing Leanne driving around in her pink Lambo…He lived in Glenhaven back then…Would have been when he owned the Swans..
     
  23. au-yt

    au-yt F1 Veteran
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  24. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    This is tempting buy a Kenworth K100 and fit it out as a motoring home , I suggest it to Amanda and we store it at her mothers estate ,err total silence ..

    Put it on CH plates ..
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  25. simon klein

    simon klein F1 World Champ
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    Looks like it's already a going concern as a house.
     
  26. Arvin Grajau

    Arvin Grajau Six Time F1 World Champ

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    we could ALL stay in it on GG and GAD runs ?
     

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