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  1. Its also registered interstate so there's the headache of rego transfer to go with the general "get off my lawn" vibe.
  2. Why would climate have a big bearing on the bore scoring issue? Does Porsche spec a different grade of oil in colder climates?
  3. Perhaps with 996 being at the bottom of its deprecation schedule, you're seeing buyers who might balk at a $50-60k commitment upfront plus the yearly maintenance?
  4. I just read that inflation for Q1 is at 0%. This is Australia wide so some places are better than others. Add potential deflation to a property market going back to the tune of 10% p.a. on the east coast and you have the perfect mix of - "I reckon it will be cheaper tomorrow". This is especially true for discretionary spending like a $50k classic car purchase. The election is just the icing on that cake.
  5. The issue is the softening economy (real estate prices) along with the upcoming election. Most people are keeping their powder dry until they know which way the wind is blowing tax wise especially. With what looks like doom and gloom on the horizon, toy budgets all over the country are currently frozen. At least that's what's happening in my circle. Having said that, the price seems reasonable for the condition and servicing. Hypothetical question - what would the cost of PPI, shipping and transferring the rego of this beast from SA to NSW be... If one was able to free up the required pesos.
  6. I'm a bit curious about the 997 market. 2008 997.1 C2 Manual for $87k https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2008-Porsche-911-Carrera-997-Manual-MY08/OAG-AD-17012342 2008 997.2 C2S Manual for $151k https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2008-Porsche-911-Carrera-S-997-Series-II-Manual-MY09/SSE-AD-5788747 Same colours. Similar mileage. Good service history. Obviously we're comparing a C2 to a C2S but are the Series IIs worth that much more?
  7. Does anyone know the story behind this? Is it a member's car? https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1984-porsche-911-carrera-manual/SSE-AD-5958910/?utm_campaign=price-alert&utm_source=notification-center&utm_medium=email From memory it was advertised for $115k a week ago. Placed on hold - deposit was taken etc. etc. Now it's back on sale. What's the view on the $36k engine rebuild?
  8. Who snapped this up? Check out this Porsche 911 Carrera. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2003-Porsche-911-Carrera-996-Manual-MY03/OAG-AD-16992686 It couldn't have been on the market for more than a couple of hours.
  9. I'd be interested to know what happened to the original engine?
  10. Agreed. I just wanted to point out to the OP that it's smaller risk statistically speaking. Budget $3.5 - 4.5k to rectify depending on the solution you opt for.
  11. The dual row bearing had a much lower failure rate compared to the single row bearing. More surface area to spread the load over. According to Wikipedia their failure rate was 1% vs. 8% for the smaller bearing in the later cars: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_Intermediate_Shaft_Bearing_issue
  12. It's always the cheapest and lightest models that end up being the most collectable.
  13. It looks like he didn't get the $58,000. https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2019-shannons-melbourne-summer-classic-auction/BE7P9EN08H18AF91/
  14. Value depends on a lot of things. How many owners. How well it's been serviced. Whether it has any upgrades. etc. etc. If it has had the IMS replaced, that's a $3-4k premium for the headache saved. I think the comments centered on engine mounts needing to be replaced based on the pictures. Also at 190k kms, it maybe due for engine "revitalisation".

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