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Question Couple of '95 993 Pre-purchase questions

Hi,

Yup.. a newbie.

Looking at an out of state Guard's red 911 Carrera Coupe. 27,000 mi, 2 owners, all receipts .. current owner has had it for 3yrs .. 15k miles, clean VIN. Engine wiring harness update by factory. Spoke to his former mechanic.. (no surprise) praised guy and car. Asking $35k

Issue.. original owner repainted car original color because supposedly a garage shelf fell on side of car and he was a perfectionist.. sounds like it as it was in an air condiitoned garage.

PPI will be done.

I know and understand a repaint is a big deal .. is it enough to walk away from the deal??

Also.. this car will be brought back to CA and need smogged.. can I expect problems getting it certified?

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Why would the owner repaint the entire car??? Sounds silly to me, another perfectionist....

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A good PPI should uncover if there was any accident repairs or if it was only a repaint. I don't believe the 993 red is guards red but I could be wrong. Smog is not a problem in CA.
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repaint

Smog shouldn't be an issue.

As for the paint, as long as it matches and there is no overspray, let me reapeat no overspary it shouldn't matter much on a 993 unless you're going to concour the car.

Look for overspray in the following areas:

Inside the rims, brakes, any black rubber on the car, rear muffler, under carriage, door seals, door jambs, front and rear trunk and jambs, rear quarter window seals, fender liners, oil lines in fenders and under the car, etc..

Look to see if you can find the tape lines and overspay. If both are hard to find, I wouldn't worry about it. If you see the tape lines in the door jambs or overspray in the fender liners, it was a cheap respray.
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Still sounds pricey to me even with the low miles. Do a NADA check or kbb.com (showed $27K(C2)-30K(C4) depending on options in excellent condition w/that mileage).
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That price is not out of synch for a '95...especially with the lower miles. Take it to a body shop to be sure about accident history. Kevjandon gives good advice to boot about inspecting for overspray. If it checks out, try to get $33k for the car, but you won't be embarased if you pay the asking price. FWIW, kbb and NADA underestimate the value of these cars. $27k is waaay too low. Good luck!
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