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I bought an '88 Carrera last year that the P.O. sold because the fire repair estimates he was getting were too high.

2 years before, he was told he needed to replace his fuel lines. The dealer wanted nearly $350, but he found an independent shop to do it for a bit over $150. The new fuel line replacement lasted approximately 30 miles before the car burst into flame at a gas station. Thanks to a prepared motorist with a fire extinguisher, the fire was out in minutes, but it slumped the plastic air intake & blistered the paint. The guy was never able to find an 'expert' to testify that the fuel line replacement was the cause. total cost to repair was under $2200.

Last Summer there was a Factory Turbo Look Carrera coupe on eBay that the firefighters attacked, trying to stop a fire (apparently with marginal success) The front fenders had been destroyed with prybars in a protracted attempt to open the front lid. The engine lid & surrounding sheetmetal was ripped up, too, and random wires were cut, destroying the loom. A real mess that still brought $4K because there was *no salvage title* so keep your eyes open for that one coming back on the market!

As for the original subject car, it's obvious quite a bit of work has been done to it. Who's to say it was done to Porsche standards?
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