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I’d take a CA barn find over a GA or PA barn find any day of the week.
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California cars can be rusty - but mainly if they sit 1/2 mile or less from the beach. The salt air does its work. Inland, there really isn't any effect. I've had mostly California cars and a not insignificant number from other areas. I'd say a midwest or Northern car is easiest to spot when it's up on a lift and you can see the corrosion on the suspension and fasteners. California cars (and AZ cars) are typically very clean underneath.
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A friend of mine in PA always laughs about the dozens upon dozens of early Porsches he shipped to Cali in the 70s, only to have them come back in the 80s and 90s as California Cars! Unless it was sold new in CA and spent it's whole life there, take it with a grain of salt. Evaluate the car on it's merits, if it's not rusty great, but that makes it a non-rusty Porsche, which stands on its own, it doesn't need a California label to sell it.

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I live in the San Diego area, The last time I saw snow was never. We never have a trace of salt on our roads. We get maybe 10 inches of rain a year. That is why a California car is better.
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Being from AZ when I drive the roads in CA , they are terrible and need serious paving for the most part. You could have suspension issues with some higher mileage cars.
The roads here in AZ are stellar in comparison.
It seems like municipalities do not have enough money to properly maintain roads in CA.
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Being from AZ when I drive the roads in CA , they are terrible and need serious paving for the most part. You could have suspension issues with some higher mileage cars.
The roads here in AZ are stellar in comparison.
It seems like municipalities do not have enough money to properly maintain roads in CA.
CA is a VERY big state. plenty of nice roads depending on where you live...
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I have boasted several times about Georgia having the second largest Porsche market next to California. I am amazed just how many Porsches are in the greater Atlanta area these days. Boxsters seem to dominate because you get these young workers living with appealing lease programs from Porsche. After a few years, they are on the market as great deals. The Peachstate Porsche Club has a huge active membership as well. Porsches are driven year round here because the roads are not salted in winter months, the winters are mild and the number of excellent repair shops, club activities, drivers education events, etc support the Porsche community.

Looking for a used Porsche? Take a look at the Atlanta, Georgia market.
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Those of us who bought Porsches back in the 60's, 70's and even 80's here in the NE drove them year round. They were cars, not collectibles. This is why we ooh and ahh over older California cars...ours have been goobered by salt, snow and rain for decades. It's more likely theirs haven't.

If it's spent it's life on the East Coast, look closely. It's a rare bird that has spent it's life in a climate controlled garage for 30+ years around here.
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In the end, judge a car on its own merits.
In the ideal world, yes. Realistically, you can't. These cars rust from the inside out.

Any p-car which has spent any time where there's real winter or humidity gets one more question mark stamped on it.

You're lying to yourself otherwise.

Hence, the 10%+ premium.
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I think a zombie ate Maxís brain. This is the 3rd time in as many weeks Iíve agreed with him.
Keep a close watch on this.
If you start agreeing with me then you'll know it's your brain that has been eaten.
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Cars in PA are the best, one with the earth, you can read about this one in the latest issue of the Porsche 356 Registry Magazine. It's a one owner matching #s car, seriously!

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In the ideal world, yes. Realistically, you can't. These cars rust from the inside out.

Any p-car which has spent any time where there's real winter or humidity gets one more question mark stamped on it.

You're lying to yourself otherwise.

Hence, the 10%+ premium.
Like grandma’s underwear, it depends. In some states, if an older Porsche was garaged in winter, then it’s not much of a factor as long as it was not driven in salt/snow. My ’75 has always been in Colorado and I think the high altitude, lack of driving in the snow, and low average humidity (~20-30%) has preserved the car just as well (if not better) than the low humidity areas of California/Arizona.

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When you said you could "dig up" some 356's, I thought that was a figure of speech.
I stand corrected!!
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What a beauty, maybe even original paint ( what is left of it ). If so advertised " original owner, matching numbers " and if original paint, and low mileage, some aggressive flippers, buyers, might be scrambling with accellerated heart beat to be first for big $$$$ if just truthfully advertised that way without photos!
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Like grandmaís underwear, it depends. In some states, if an older Porsche was garaged in winter, then itís not much of a factor as long as it was not driven in salt/snow. My í75 has always been in Colorado and I think the high altitude, lack of driving in the snow, and low average humidity (~20-30%) has preserved the car just as well (if not better) than the low humidity areas of California/Arizona.

Please do not cloud this discussion with facts! we have myths to believe in!
10% prevent premium paid to all California cars! even rusty ones!
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Years ago I had a girlfriend come from Wyoming to the LA area are to live with me. She was amazed how our cars looked. She said they were all shiny with no rust. So there is the proof! Heck, my old 85 is the proof!
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What a beauty, maybe even original paint ( what is left of it ). If so advertised " original owner, matching numbers " and if original paint, and low mileage, some aggressive flippers, buyers, might be scrambling with accellerated heart beat to be first for big $$$$ if just truthfully advertised that way without photos!
The car went to the land of cheap metal work and nice lead, Poland. It will probably come out like brand new, at a third of the price for restoring it here. And it will be matching numbers!

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