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  1. 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?
  2. 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?
  3. 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.
  4. I'd be interested to know what happened to the original engine?
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. It's always the cheapest and lightest models that end up being the most collectable.
  8. It looks like he didn't get the $58,000. https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2019-shannons-melbourne-summer-classic-auction/BE7P9EN08H18AF91/
  9. 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".
  10. That makes sense if they are starting with the same block for both 3.6 and 3.8. Is that the case here? TBH I'm a little over the horsepower thing. I've done a few years in a modified BMW turbo. While the mid range torque is sweet, nothing beats the rush of a linear high revving NA engine. So I'm more than happy with the smaller 3.6. It invites you to rev it some more.
  11. Thanks for the info. I was in the area tomorrow and I was thinking of going to see it. You saved me some time. That's true. Big variation in price on 997s thought. Early C2s are around the $80k mark. C2S and C4Ss demand a much higher premium. Were the 3.8s that much better?
  12. The big price drop plus no images of the interior has my spider sense tingling.
  13. If memory serves, this came up a few months back and whoever did the tyre kicking at the time was not complimentary.

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