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Should I buy 2003 996?

I have a chance to buy a 2003 996 cab (with hard top) with 27k miles, std, 2 owners for 21 k. Car has two very small door dent but otherwise is very clean shift fine. No smoke no chatter or ticking when started cold. Top in great shape. IMS has not been done. Pulled the oil filter and no signs of failure. The first owner (13 years) put around 1200 miles per year but the Porsche dealer only change the oil every 2 years. The second owner put around 5k per year and changed the oil about the same. Car was always garaged. Don’t have detailed records only car fax. I know it should be done every year. Should I take a chance with no detailed records?
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Had Ppi done checked codes cam angle and over revs. All seems OK question is would sitting and lack of oil change cause long term damage that will show up later?
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Had Ppi done checked codes cam angle and over revs. All seems OK question is would sitting and lack of oil change cause long term damage that will show up later?
Possible. It is the general knowledge. Use this to your advantage

Take 3k off negotiated price for IMS work and clutch
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Too late PPI showed silver shavings in oil filter. Second one that I've look at so far with the same thing. Thinking of going to a 09+ Boxster S PDK wanted a 911
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