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I wonder if anyone has tried to tell this guy the car is not a '72...

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At lease you know is dry....
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Yes - they appear to be clueless, but then the plot thickens........

Here is a shot from their website for the car. I don't recall seeing one sticker over another, nor why it would be stamped 911-T . That and the stamped name of the importer. Could it be a gray market import thing?



More confusing, the sticker shows a build date of 2/77 but the VIN decodes as a '72 911T. It's either the most detailed, faithful update of a '72 to a middie - or maybe another VIN switch???

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That VIN stamping in the frunk just... doesn't... look... quite... right..., something about that "2".

Besides, a 72 is easy to spot with the outside oil tank filler. Someone would have had to go through a lot of trouble to convert all that over. Wait..., that's not a 2.4 MFI motor either.

Crazy.

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That VIN stamping in the frunk just... doesn't... look... quite... right..., something about that "2".

Besides, a 72 is easy to spot with the outside oil tank filler. Someone would have had to go through a lot of trouble to convert all that over. Wait..., that's not a 2.4 MFI motor either.

Crazy.
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The door sticker is a gray market sticker that anyone could have gotten their hands on and typed up. However, the sticker under it does not look like a '72 T. I suspect it is a '77 gray market car and was brought in as a '77, because at the time even a '72 could have been brought in because it pretty much had no EPA/DOT issues for certification in the USA as a Euro car (even with the 25-year-old rule, the DOT/EPA would have been nothing to do - maybe side markers or changing the color of the rear lenses).
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The door sticker is a gray market sticker that anyone could have gotten their hands on and typed up. However, the sticker under it does not look like a '72 T. I suspect it is a '77 gray market car and was brought in as a '77, because at the time even a '72 could have been brought in because it pretty much had no EPA/DOT issues for certification in the USA as a Euro car (even with the 25-year-old rule, the DOT/EPA would have been nothing to do - maybe side markers or changing the color of the rear lenses).
Makes sense. That partially covered tamper-proof decal is definitely not '72 vintage - good catch. And I just noticed the non-US rear bumper guards not used here post-1974. Definitely a gray market car. But what are we to think about the '72 VIN? And why the dealer would post the photos of the stickers that contradict?

Their site has the ad marked Sale Pending - I hope the buyer is getting an inspection.
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Those of you in smog check states should get a extra chuckle out of this one:

"Check engine lights is currenty on but is just emissons and does not effect anything.'

Surprised they didn't just put black tape over it - but then they'd need to change the name of their business

I also love the two successive descriptions of the paint.....

https://columbus.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-porsche-911-turbo-996/6424016186.html



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"All fluids changed" seems to be a common ad phrase
https://seks.craigslist.org/cto/d/seks-1996-porsche-911turbo/6486921855.html
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"All fluids changed" seems to be a common ad phrase
https://seks.craigslist.org/cto/d/seks-1996-porsche-911turbo/6486921855.html
Well, if I was going to shell out $10K for a 993 Turbo, it damn well better have fresh fluids!

Beautiful car though - no wonder the scammer liked it. Here's the legit ad currently on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192446454987?rmvSB=true
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