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I don't think I would buy a porsche from a auto dismanteler and expect to get what it was repersented as. How come it has had about 600 mi. put on it since 2006 and a salvage yard has it? Come on.
I know, but it did fit his budget. Really strange as LAPD has the car and they aren't very reputable.
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:23 PM
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I think you are going to have a hard time finding a decent 964T in the $30's. Granted, I bought mine a couple of years ago, but I spent $42K (had 31K miles on it, have almost 50K now) and I still spent about $4k right after purchasing it fixing some items.

Granted, mine has been twin plugged, etc.

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Old 11-15-2009, 03:28 PM
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I chased this car for quite some time a few weeks ago and OH MAN what a mess of a deal it turned out to be!!! I’ll sum it up as best and as quickly as I can:

The owner didn’t have the title because he owes ~$3k to the bank on it. The car was being “Stored” at LAPD because he owed ~$21k to the owner of LAPD and the car was collateral. The plates were expired by more than 90 days, so no one was willing to drive it to a shop for a PPI….and the owner of LAPD wasn’t too keen on letting his collateral out of his sight anyway.

I talked, extensively, to the owner of the car and the owner of LAPD. It finally came out, from the owner of LAPD, that the driver’s side fender, door and the hood had been painted and it looks “good”, but not great. I am/was looking for a “driver” too, but this one was just too messy for me. The owner of LAPD told me, “I hope you don’t buy it because that would mean that I get to keep the car for what I loaned him”, so maybe that is what happened at this point. I’d still ask If he has the title in hand though.

I have the Carfax on this car if you want to see it.
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FWIW, here's my thread from when I first started looking at the car:

Does anyone know this SoCal 965?
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You CAN pickup a 965 for about $40k but with 996TT prices in free fall it makes more sense to go that route. I've seen many 996TTs with buy-it-now prices in the mid $40k range over the last 3 months.
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The 996TT is a good choice for a daily driver and a more refined car. The prices are going to keep free falling. The 964 T will not . Just because of low production # and their popularity. But the 996 dosen't have the same old school drivability feel and looks as a 964 turbo. IMO and good luck in your search.
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I just looked and there is a real nice 2001 996 turbo on rennlist adds with 53,000 mi. for $35,000. Posted on 11/11.
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Go with NEW technology,,,996TT--Is a no brainer, and price, performance, comfortable, & RELIABILITY...

You will have less headache in the long run..

My mech. has a motronic 89-motornic-911T..With all the goodies..
He recently purchased a 2002silver 996tt...What a beauty ..and doing mods-EPL-24/18Turbos...NO-JOKE. & passes emissions.

He is a hard-core old school 911T-MECH. But in the end, he says "There is no comparison b/t them..

Go for a 996TT...INMOP.

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I just looked and there is a real nice 2001 996 turbo on rennlist adds with 53,000 mi. for $35,000. Posted on 11/11.
I saw that too. Can you share what you think of the car?
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axl911,

I must chime in here as I have driven a 996 daily for 4 years now and just sold my 964 for a 91 turbo. COMPLETELY different cars. Now for daily driving, go fast, stopping or turning go 996t all the way. My best friend just got a low mileage 01 that's real nice. But I see you have a 964 now and if you love that car like I did mine the 996 will never replace that car. It is much more sterile, no good smells, rides poorly IMHO and the front fenders on the turbo are not flared! Kind of boring and at cars and coffee my 91 gets loads more attention that his 996. The price of 996's are down because P people are down on them. Kind of like the 928 of this decade...and I own one
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I am purely asking with limited knowledge, but do the 996 TTs have the same potential fo engine failures as the base 996?
Maybe the reportings of the 996 engine failures greatly out weigh the number of 996s without engine problems. I love the 965s, but on the other side of the coin, I have not been able to get myself to buy any 996 due to the potential for IMS and other engine failures. OR am I only hearing the worst of the stories?
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I am purely asking with limited knowledge, but do the 996 TTs have the same potential fo engine failures as the base 996?
Maybe the reportings of the 996 engine failures greatly out weigh the number of 996s without engine problems. I love the 965s, but on the other side of the coin, I have not been able to get myself to buy any 996 due to the potential for IMS and other engine failures. OR am I only hearing the worst of the stories?
From what I understand, you don't have to worry about the 996TT engine. The manual transmission, OTOH..... (hint: search for 2nd gear pop-out).
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The 996 turbo and GT3 have a 964 block. The na cars have an m96 motor which is the problem.
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Good to know, may have just expanded my search ;-)
Sorry, back on topic...
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I like the 996TT, but how can you resist this?

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Really you can't as I mentioned I love the 965s.
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don't rule out the 964's if you can find a good one, I sold mine which was mint condition and really regret that. . .I'm still fuming
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I have a very nice 92' Turbo S2 for sale: Rare, w/low miles/ hhs2111@aol.com.
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don't rule out the 964's if you can find a good one, I sold mine which was mint condition and really regret that. . .I'm still fuming
I wouldn't mind a hot rodded ( 3.8 or supercharged ) 964. I know Ilko had his SC'ed RSA for sale recently, but that was a bit beyond what I was looking for.
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