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PPI in Nebraska?

Never purchased a car long distance before, looking for a little discussion and advice.

First, the car is in Nebraska and I am in California, IÕll need a PPI if I really decide to do this. Does anyone know of a good shop in that area?

Second, my dilemma. I now have a perfectly good 79sc that I like. ItÕs rust free, runs great, and is a known quantity. IÕve had the car for 15 years so I know exactly what I own. Unfortunately, California just changed the smog laws and now my 79 needs to be smogged forever. That means no carborators, SSIs, things like that. I CAN swap a 3.2 into the car and do a little paperwork and then continue to have the 79 smogged every 2 years but I will still have to maintain the 3.2 ,basically, in the way that it left the factory.

The car IÕm considering is listed here in Porsche Cars for sale and is titled, 1974 Porsche 911s Wide Body 3.2 l and is being sold by vwsnaps, a photographer named Cory. On the upside, the car already has the 3.2 plus steel fender flairs, very nice, and because itÕs a 74 wonÕt need to be smogged so I can put on those cool looking carborators IÕve always fantasized about as well as everything that goes with that type of engine. On the downside, this 74 is an unknown quantity, itÕs pre galvanized and may or may not have rust issues as well as a cornucopia of other potential problems that can pop up on the drive home. IÕd be interested in any discussion/ideas about the relative merits of switching cars for the reasons IÕve laid out. If you feel my reasoning is flawed in some way or there are options IÕm not considering, like adding a 3.6 to my 79 for the same money, just let me know.

Finally, if you have any opinions about CoryÕs car IÕd be very interested in hearing them. I know how sensitive you all are in these delicate matters BUT could you please email those comments to me directly at gerard@lessagency.com In all fairness, if I decide not to buy this car I donÕt want to discourage a future sale in any way.

Thanks, IÕm looking forward to your opinions.
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Have you asked him about previous PPI's that have been done on the car?

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I have not talked to Cory in detail about the car yet but plan to do so later today. I'll ask about past PPIs, thanks.
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