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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Hello All

I am currently in the process of looking for a 75-89 930 coupe. The wide body turbo 911 has always been a favourite car of mine since in about 1983 I saw one like this:
http://www.performance2and4.co.uk/9113.3T_1_n.htm
in Tonbridge in Kent.

I don't like green cars as a rule, but the beautiful curves of the wide body and some lovely BBS wheels made the car the stuff of dreams. Now that I am a bit older I am planning to recreate that car. The only thing that might deviate me from that course is if I find a very good 930 in an acceptable colour which is too good to change. (there's a white 930 on Autotrader for 24k at present but it has black and white leather, which isn't my taste).

So my ideal car is probably one with a good interior that hasn't done a million miles, but which needs body attention. What the chances are of finding one is another matter.

My guess is that to buy a mint car I am looking at somewhere above 20k and to buy a good car that needs paint probably 15k plus? Though any comments would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will pay less than that. If you go for a supersport which is a turbo without a turbo if you know what i mean.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Carl

I have not seen a Supersport coupe for sale since I don't know when.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911virgin have ruby red one - looks stunning - 89f with a 5 speed box - 18k bug price (sold as seen) 20k fully warranted up, serviced etc



http://www.911virgin.com/930ujb.htm



Cant vouch for 911virgin but from what I have read etc they are supposedly pretty good at buying these older Porsches so would expect it to be a good un








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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Yes, I have been in touch with them about it. It would make a good base car. Haven't had an answer on the HPI question yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, I have been in touch with them about it. It would make a good base car. Haven't had an answer on the HPI question yet.



What HPI question?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





Whether its HPI clear.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can HPI a car yourself you know, if in doubt always do a check yourself which should give you better peace of mind and protection than taking it third hand.

http://www.theaa.com/car-data-checks/index.html

I've never dealt with 911virgin but when I was recently selling a car I contacted them to see if they were interested, which they weren't but they gave me a lot of advice, made a point of going away to check some values for me and called me back to advise me of where i should pitch private sale value - so my one bit of experience with them was Very helpful - certainly more helpful then most other indies.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Whether its HPI clear.



TBH I wouldnt have much doubt that 911 are straight dealers but you should do you own HPI check and confirm for yourself the cars status


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isnt Gazza still selling his Supersport.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, welcome Manks.

Where abouts in the Midlands are you.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, first thing good luck in your search there are many that are over priced with people asking silly money for them .Hence a lot around that are not selling always have a HPI and PPI done if possible.

I have looked at many with a nice paint job and many horrors underneath it.It is very easy to let your heart rule your head and go and buy the first one you see.

I am after a black one which makes my search harder . You should be able to get a good one for about between 15k-20k Some are still going for a lot more than that .Some people spent loads of money, on them and expect to get it back. When it come time to sell them, which of course does not happen in the real world.I have also been in touch with v911 not very helpful when you start asking questions e.g. miles.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Carl I am near Nottingham.

SEE YA I am familiar with HPI but what is PPI?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PRE PURCHASE INSPECTION A few hundred pounds but better to lose that then buy a dog of a car I think.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





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Ah, I see. PPI, never heard it called that. You mean AA inspection or whatever?

I might not botther with that. I am actually a qualified vehicle electrician and mechanic (got all the City and Guilds and everything), albeit that I qualified in the early eighties and I have not worked in the motor industry for twenty years.

Whilst I am so out of touch you would not want me filling your windscreen washer bottle, I can probably remember enough not to get bitten. That said, of course, the determined conman will fool even the most diligent of inspectors.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, tell me what you are looking for I may come across it on my own search for a 930 We can help each other?.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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I am looking for:

- A 930 Coupe either turbo or Supersport

- A car with fewer than about 80k -90k miles.

- Either a Guards red one in A1 order OR one with a sensible trim colour that I can paint metallic green (as per my link above). So it would need to have leather in black / natural / cream or whatever none of the blues.

- It will probably be HPI clear.

- If it has BBS wheels so much the better.

- Ideally it will be mechanically sound.

- If the air con works I'll be delighted.

- I will pay whatever it takes to get what I want. I won't over-pay for something second-rate, but if someone offers me a car with a genuine 10k miles I will pay the right money.

I know you are looking for a black one, but outside of that what is your requirement?




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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I am looking for:

- A 930 Coupe either turbo or Supersport

- A car with fewer than about 80k -90k miles.

- Either a Guards red one in A1 order OR one with a sensible trim colour that I can paint metallic green (as per my link above). So it would need to have leather in black / natural / cream or whatever none of the blues.

- It will probably be HPI clear.

- If it has BBS wheels so much the better.

- Ideally it will be mechanically sound.

- If the air con works I'll be delighted.

- I will pay whatever it takes to get what I want. I won't over-pay for something second-rate, but if someone offers me a car with a genuine 10k miles I will pay the right money.

I know you are looking for a black one, but outside of that what is your requirement?





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I believe that for accuracy there is no such thing as a 930 Supersport, the 930 tag is reserved solely for Turbo variants of the range



And, you're going to buy aperfectly good SS or turbo and colour change it?

Irrespective of how ell you do it it wont help the cars residual value and onward saleability


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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I stand corrected on the model name.

I am buying this car for my enjoyment, not for the person that might buy it from me. So, as long as I enjoy it it doesn't matter to me much whether the next owner would have preferred I'd left it painted brown. Furthermore, I anticipate that I will have the car for years. So loss of value is not a prime consideration.

I should be clear that if I buy a low miles car in a half decent colour (white, red, blue for example) I am not going to go to the trouble of changing it. This is especially the case if the car was top dollar in the first place. But if the car I buy needs paint anyway, I will probably paint it a colour I like - so it would be Guards red or whatever that met green colour is called.

I am torn between the green and the red acually. I like the green because of a car I recall from my youth which I was hugely envious of. But the Guards red one is a nice safe bet. Firstly my wife would go in the red one, and she will not go in gren cars. Secondly, even though as you mention a colour change is not value enhancing, I believe that if a dodgy colour has been changed well (all visible parts) to Guards, the value may well be enhanced.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fair enough, each to their own,

I do believe there is a member on here potentially selling his Supersport (red)




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