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  1. I'm curious to know what specifically changed, i.e 964 price climbed significantly while 911 SC remains on relatively the lower end? Was it just general boom in AC value?
  2. This is listed in FB marketplace for 18k, so I assume the seller has reserve around that range.. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/554649331803436
  3. I agree with the auction bit, I just thought that the final bid difference between this ex-dealership SC coupe and what some are asking in carsales to be quite big. E.g just in prev page there was a coupe example asking 90k. If 50% difference is normal, then it might not be a good indicator at all. (But probably good bargain to the potential buyer who has done all of the checks)
  4. (*Long time lurker appearing*) Does this indicate the actual amount that the market is willing to pay for an SC coupe? $44,609 highest bid referred
  5. Saw a nice yellow GT3 996/7? (I could only spot the back) near South Melbourne area near Montague Street just now.
  6. Already sold! Did you manage to see the asking price?
  7. What do you think would be a good approach to make an offer interstate, say if I cannot inspect the vehicle personally? Should an external / third party inspection be adequate if the seller agrees to it?
  8. I saw a yellow 986 on Friday afternoon passing Wurundjeri Way inbound to the CBD. Plate number was BXTR4 or something similar as I couldn't recall completely.
  9. It's optioned as well, I think it has PASM. Man the market is really aggressive for the the right and good priced car.. I've never seen anything like this before coming from JDM market. Last month there was something similar, a well optioned Cayman S sold for 36k just in span of few hours.
  10. This white 996 which was sitting at 42k just got sold 1 hr ago: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1998-Porsche-911-Carrera-996-Manual/SSE-AD-6037594
  11. A white 2.7 987.1 Cayman that was sold in VIC dealership until just last month I think has just come up privately in QLD: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-Cayman-2007/SSE-AD-6163319/?Cr=1 I checked the rego and the VIN matched with this entry: https://www.autotrader.com.au/car/10498548/porsche/cayman/vic/port-melbourne/coupe Interestingly the safety certificate date in QLD rego is showing entry as early as 10/06/2019, suggesting the vehicle has just been registered in QLD when it's now displayed for sale again. Would be curious to know why it's for sale again in just a span of one month.
  12. Ah ok makes sense. Was bothering me a lot haha
  13. Often times I find myself reading older posts and I stumble upon posts that have agreeable content or suggestions. On the other hand they are marked with several downvotes (red down arrow). E.g this thread This makes me wonder, was the downvote button originally an upvote button or something?
  14. I just want to give an update to this topic. So on last Sunday, @Dave986 was generous enough to allow me to test drive his 986 just shortly after SMT. (Thanks Dave! ) The first thing that I noticed the most is the engine. From the sound of the engine starting, until it ultimately opens up at 4000 RPM, it's just a completely different experience. The engine is buttery smooth too and definitely has more power down low compared to the GT86. It just climbs to traffic speed without breaking a sweat, whereas with GT86 you often have to wring its neck just to get that last bit of horses out. This factor alone, I think is more than enough for me to tip the scale over. (The 86 now feels like it has truck engine after testing driving 986...) I guess this is where Porsche drivability trumps their Japanese counterpart. They seem to be able to hit that balance between performance and day-to-day comfort better. You don't always to have to drive the car to 10/10 in order to get enjoyment out of it. Dave's 986 is surprisingly more forgiving over bumps compared to the 86, even though the former has bigger wheels 18" vs 17". If I were to pick a car exclusively for track at this price-level, I would probably stick to the 86 as it's easier to mod, and has cheaper consumable overall. But for the reason above, and for my use case of spending 90% of the time on daily basis in Melbourne's road and not on track, all signs point toward going to Porsche. Now it's just a matter of choosing whether I should get the 986 or the newer one. I cannot imagine how 987 would feel, if the 986 is this good!
  15. Is there anything wrong with the car in particular? Did you find out why the first owner let it go? It's just strange seeing it being auctioned twice, after it appearing in several interstate dealerships without any buyer for some time.

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