Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - MikeM100

Despite all my doom and gloom warnings about the "Black hole" of sports Car ownership, my 32 year old son is in the market for a "cheap" (circa £5k), 986 Boxster as an occassional weekend car (he has a modern car for everyday commuting).

Given that he is hell bent on ignoring all his father's warnings, I was hoping to get some advice as to what to look for , where to look, how to buy, and what factors to consider (age, mileage, service history etc).

He is aware of the IMS issues - whatever they may be !

If anybody has any experience of buying what they call "Poverty Pork" (cheap Porsches), I'd be grateful if you could point us/him in the right direction.

I have suggested that he buy an MX5 for a 'bit of fun' but he insists he wants a Porsche !

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - argybargy

Other posters with the necessary experience and knowledge will be along soon to answer your question, but just let me say that I can understand how someone might get fixated on a particular brand, and specifically the Porsche.

A work colleage of mine retired from our profession on full pension; he would have received a lump sum in commutation of about 70 grand. He went right out and spent about 50k of it in a Porsche, and although he sold it a few years later at a significant loss, he had no regrets whatsoever about buying his dream car after years of driving around in crumbling sheds. At the time he had no dependents, so I guess it was easier to make the decision.

Apparently it can get to you like that.

Edited by argybargy on 08/10/2017 at 11:10

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - elekie&a/c doctor

Probably a good idea to join one of the specialist forums before purchase. An MX5 is a much more reliable buy. As for Ims failure,take a look here;www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/news/ims-bearing-fail...m

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - corax

Mike M100 - as long as you won't be in the position to have to bale him out, I'd say let him buy one and experience it. It's very hard to convince someone once they obsess about a certain car, they'll conveniently develop deaf ears about anything involving common sense, even if they are on the ragged edge involving budget. Just make sure that he knows the weaknesses and researches it carefully.

www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/buyers-guides/buying-...6

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Andrew-T

It's very hard to convince someone once they obsess about a certain car, they'll conveniently develop deaf ears about anything involving common sense,

.... or almost anything else, for that matter. As I have said many times, people believe what they want to.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - MikeM100

Thanks for the link to revolution.porsche.co.uk

Most informative site and tells us what we need to know from a mechanical point of view.

The question is from whom he should buy ?

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Big John

The IMS is an Intermediate Shaft that has a bearing that is prone to failure (design has been changed over the years) . The big probem is when it does fail it can lunch the engine. There are some companies that do enhanced replacements.

Regular (not long life) servicing crutial (To be honest this is relevant for any car!). As well as the obvious oil benefits shorter service intervals mean you can spot issues such as IMS failure(debris in old oil!) before further damage is done.

Some engines can be prone to carbon buildup around the valves but this can be sorted with something like walnut blasting.

www.speedmonkey.co.uk/2014/03/how-to-buy-and-run-c...l

Edited by Big John on 08/10/2017 at 11:51

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - MikeM100

Thanks - Speedmonkey is another really useful web site with what seems to be sensible advice !

For some reason we hadn't seen that one.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - badbusdriver

I read a lot of car magazines, more than is healthy(!), and i have certainly read articles on porsche boxster's. A couple of key points come up often;

1, don't buy a 2.5. This is because, while, in the grand scheme of things, it is not a slow car, it simply is not as quick as you would expect a porsche to be.

2, probably the most important factor, buy the best example you can, not the cheapest. The cheapest be the cheapest for a reason. No service history, unsympathetic owner, poor condition, etc. It will cost more in the long run, and ultimately cause more heartache.

If your son can only afford to spend £5k on one, he will end up with a duffer, no question. If that is his budget there are far, far better options for an open top 2 seater, most obviously the MX5 already mentioned.

Another thing to bear in mind, and this is something which gets brought up on this website every time someone asks about buying a cheap used example of a premium car, that is running costs. Even if your son finds a £5k boxster which he decides to buy, the running costs are going to be those of a £30k+ porsche, not a £5k used car. An MX5, by comparison, will have similar running costs to a mazda3.

But it sounds like your son has 'an itch', which needs to be scratched. You have done your best to dissuade him, and at the end of the day, that is all you can do. It is his choice and his money, you will just have to refrain from looking too smug whist saying "i told you so", when it all ends in tears, as it almost definately will.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Andrew-T

<< Even if your son finds a £5k boxster which he decides to buy, the running costs are going to be those of a £30k+ porsche, not a £5k used car. >>

BBD, I think you have got that the wrong way round. If it cost 30k it should be cheaper to maintain than the 5k one ?

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Engineer Andy

<< Even if your son finds a £5k boxster which he decides to buy, the running costs are going to be those of a £30k+ porsche, not a £5k used car. >>

BBD, I think you have got that the wrong way round. If it cost 30k it should be cheaper to maintain than the 5k one ?

No, he's right - he means that a car that originally cost well over £30k when new but is now worth only £5k will still cost in the same price bracket (and more as it probably won't have been well maintained) as a new one, rather than a £15k - £20k original price car also now worth £5k second hand. It's the same reason why many of us advise people on a budget not to buy a similar priced BMW or similar and go with a robust, and perhaps slightly dull Japanese equivalent. If you can only afford £5k to buy a car, then it's likely that you can't afford the higher running costs associated with such a premium make sports car.

Edited by Engineer Andy on 09/10/2017 at 01:08

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - elekie&a/c doctor

Try and find a recommended independent Porsche specialist repairer.They usually have contacts as to where best buys can be found.They may even have existing clients that may want to pass on their car to a good home.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - SLO76
A £5k Boxster is a total liability but I'm pretty sure you've already tried to communicate this to him already. Anyone thinking they can buy a reliable example of a car that cost £40k upwards and run it economically on such a tight budget is living in a dream world. Unless he can afford to totally write off that £5k in the event of a catastrophic failure then tell him not to.

The only way to run a viable two seater sports car on this money is an MX5.
Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Big John
The only way to run a viable two seater sports car on this money is an MX5.

Cracking car the MX5 - shame I don't fit

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Engineer Andy

Despite all my doom and gloom warnings about the "Black hole" of sports Car ownership, my 32 year old son is in the market for a "cheap" (circa £5k), 986 Boxster as an occassional weekend car (he has a modern car for everyday commuting).

Given that he is hell bent on ignoring all his father's warnings, I was hoping to get some advice as to what to look for , where to look, how to buy, and what factors to consider (age, mileage, service history etc).

He is aware of the IMS issues - whatever they may be !

If anybody has any experience of buying what they call "Poverty Pork" (cheap Porsches), I'd be grateful if you could point us/him in the right direction.

I have suggested that he buy an MX5 for a 'bit of fun' but he insists he wants a Porsche !

If he's only going to use it very occasionally, it might be better just to hire one, as long as it doesn't get damaged! Buying a (non-rusty) MX-5 or MR2 (I'm no expert on either, and both still have some issues according to the HJ reviews that can bite you on the bum on cheaper and/or older cars, just not as much as a Porsche) is surely a far better idea.

Personally speaking, if he's only got five Grand to spend, then he shouldn't be spending it on a second car, especially in the light of the current 'financial hardships' of younger people. Better to save it for a 'rainy day' or a fighting fund (boring and unsexy) in case the boiler or other car goes pop and a new one is needed. When they're 65, and (hopefully) have a decent amount of funds available and no kids to look after, maybe...

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - pd

In terms of actual car ability the MX-5 is brilliant. However a fully working not knackered Boxster is a brilliant, brilliant car and in a different league.

Out of endless cars I have owned an original 986 3.2 is still the best all round car I have ever had.

Finding a good one for £5k is a challenge and maybe not even possible but if you can it'll be the ultimate motoring bargain.

It is certainly a gamble so anyone needs to be aware of that but if you're the gambling sort you can get lucky.

Edited by pd on 08/10/2017 at 13:33

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - madf

Twenty years ago i fixated on buying a sub £10k Porsche 911 - feasible then. I did loadsof research and ultimateley decided I was not prepared to buy a heap and spend another £5-£10k to fix all that went wrong or spend £20k on a good one (which is a pity as I wanted a 1973 2.4Litre now worth nearer £100k in excellent condition).

It was the correct decision.. Advise your son to ensure he has the £10k to insure,maintain and repair it in the first two years and (forcefully but tactfully) make sure he is aware you will not bail him out - as he is likely to need it.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - badbusdriver

In terms of actual car ability the MX-5 is brilliant. However a fully working not knackered Boxster is a brilliant, brilliant car and in a different league.

Out of endless cars I have owned an original 986 3.2 is still the best all round car I have ever had.

Finding a good one for £5k is a challenge and maybe not even possible but if you can it'll be the ultimate motoring bargain.

It is certainly a gamble so anyone needs to be aware of that but if you're the gambling sort you can get lucky.

Agree completely pd, a good boxster is an utter joy.

Surprisingly practical for a 2 seat roadster, with its front AND rear boot's providing far more storage space than any of its rivals, not to mention the MX5.

But, the fact remains, a budget boxster maintained on a shoestring is a recipe for disaster.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Fishermans Bend

If he can afford to pay for any unforseen bills he should buy one, he'll love it. It might be a money pit, on the other hand it could also be relatively reliable. He just needs to do it eyes wide open. Depreciation should be virtually zero pounds and he could even make a profit on it depending on how long he keeps it

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - JEREMYH

Just out of insteast what is a boxter like to work on from a DIY point of veiw .

If you can do most of the work in your garage it would save a chunck of money

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Cris_on_the_gas

If he manages to get a good one then it will be very enjoyable. It is a stonking car, one of the best drivers cars around and there are plenty to choice from at this price range.

As other commentors have stated when things go wrong it can be very expensive. As it was a 40k car when new you should expect to be paying approx £1000 a year in maintenance of the things that need changing or servicing.

Mention has been made of the IMS (Intermediate Main Seal), also the RMS (Rear main seal) are known to fail on these. This is a gearbox out, and unless you know what you are doing best left to a specalist.

If you can get a post 2002 model, they have heated rear screens so you don't have to do the "chop" when lowering the roof. 987 models from 2005 onwards the roof can be lowered or raised at up to 30 mph. Although currenlty over 5k budget, if you can stretch they are well worth it.

Clearly make sure of service history from Porsche dealer or specialist.

Boxsters have high MoT pass rates and about 70% of all Porsche's made are still on the road. They are well built but must be looked after.

Good luck !

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - MikeM100

Thanks to everybody for their good advice. Despite this he is not discouraged and points out the joy that people have had.

This is his latest email to me ........

So I think I have discovered the problem with trying to buy a decent, cheap Porsche... They are few and far between.

There are a huge number which appear to have been serviced by the first owner (first 3-4 years) and have then been sold on to somebody who cannot afford it, who then doesn't service it for the next 3-5 years,

I guess because it was an entry level Porsche, they had quite a mass market appeal and were probably bought by people who were not really enthusiasts but instead wanted a convertible to pose in.

The best one I have found so far has 165k miles on the clock but has been maintained by Porsche ever since it was bought. In many ways, I think this is probably a better bet than an 80K car which hasn't been serviced.

I think (and hope) that he will be very lucky to find anything at his price ? I keep emphasising the cost of repairs !!


Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - SLO76
" think (and hope) that he will be very lucky to find anything at his price ? I keep emphasising the cost of repairs !!"

This I think is going to be one of those wee life lessons you can't teach, they just have to be learned the hard way. Make a point of telling him you won't be offering any financial assistance if and when it all goes wrong and add that you won't be storing said immobile Porsche either. It'll save you being guilt tripped later on.

It is possible he might win but more likely it'll be £5k plus down the drain.
Best of luck to him!
The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - MikeM100

Arghhh !!!!

My son has found two Porsche 968 cars at his 5K price in the Birmingham area and wants me to go and look at them next Saturday ! I must admit that both look very pretty.

I have an awful feeling that if I agree to go I will be to blame if (when?) it all goes wrong ?

He did find a really useful guide to buying a used Porsche here:

www.revolution-porsche.co.uk/buyers-guides/buying-...6

(This company was not one of the sellers)

I read it and all very good points. However it scared me as to the likely cost of any major engine/transmission repairs which could easily exceed the value of the car.

Also I notice that cars of this age (2000) have often had up to 7 owners in their lives so what does that tell me ? I imagine owners quickly fall outof love with their new toys ?!

As posters have already said 'he will only learn fron his mistakes'

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - corax

Sounds to me like he's putting you on the spot. If you say that one of the cars seems OK, then it will fall in your lap if something goes spectacularly wrong. If you don't feel confident to spot any weak points, I would say that to him.

If he contacts a specialist, all they will say is that he needs to spend more than that to get a good one.

It doesn't sound an easy car to work on, so you would have to be a fairly proficient mechanic with all the facilities to keep the costs down if any expensive work was needed.

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - gordonbennet

If you have a good ear, then you might well spot an underlying issue, plus your son will be smitten with whats under the bonnet, the interior and the bodywork, where your job will be to take decent sized mirror taped/cable tied to a suitable stick plus a torch and something to lie on and get underneath the thing where the true condition of a car shows...its amazing how many people don't ever look underneath.

Another good point about an older possibly wiser companion is that you should be able to spot or sniff a wide boy from a thousand paces, and whilst your son is being wooed with spiel you can spend your time checking the histories and paperwork all tally with the MOT histories which you will already have noted online.

The last car i went to check with my son was a Legacy H6 Outback, already fitted with LPG, he hadn't noticed the slight misfire but when i had the engine running with the bonnet up you could see the engine vibrating, plus i found the flashlube dispenser empty, 2+2 = 4 in this case, we walked and when we got back he was surprised to see the difference in my own H6 engine which doesn't move a fraction on tickover.

I too would be firm about this being his baby and he alone will be responsible should it all go pear shaped, but that second set of ears eyes and more years of experience of people will be invaluable, i personally would point out your misgivings and findings when inspecting and not actually recommend any car, let it be his own choice.

Presumably these are dealer cars, the times my used car buys have been successful is when the dealers involved have voluntarily admitted that the warranties offered are all but worthless, instead that they themselves are responsible for reasonable (forget trivial) issues for the 6 months after sale, and used my judgement (or rather SWMBO's judgement who can see through wide boys like they're sellophane) as to the honour or lack off of the dealer, the dealer's social position or how he speaks is irrelevant in this aspect, though there are certan types who are more likely to be untrustworthy once they have your cash, often this type can be ascertained during a telephone conversation before visiting, make you own minds up who might fall into this category.

Edited by gordonbennet on 15/10/2017 at 13:27

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - badbusdriver

A google search for porsche specialists in the Birmingham area reveals Ramus Porscha (established in the 80's, and yes, it is spelled like that!) in West Bromwich. I would strongly advise arranging an inspection at the above, or similar, before committing to buying either of them. Obviously if the seller isn't keen on this idea, walk away.

www.ramusporscha.co.uk

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - SLO76
A great car and very robust, far more so than the more modern Porsches but you won't find a good 968 for £5k, entry money is £10k with the best cars now upwards of £30k. If I were asked to look at a car in this situation and at this money I'd tell the buyer he was living in a fantasy and I'd refuse to take part as it will absolutely end in tears. Though I have to admit I'd be curious to take a look at a £5k 968 just to see how bad it really is.
The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - badbusdriver

Are we actually talking about porsche 968's now?. I didn't actually notice 968 being mentioned by the OP on the most recent post. But I wonder if it is simply a slip of the keyboard, as the official model number of the 1st generation boxster is 986. This would make a bit more sense than 968. As SLO says, the price's of 968's are very firm now. The cheapest of the handful on autotrader is £17k so I doubt you could find 2 'pretty looking' examples for £5k!.

Incidentally, and this could be considered controversial, but the 968 club sport could well be the best handling car porsche have ever made.......

And that's with the engine in the front (gasp in horror!)

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! - MikeM100

Sorry I mistyped - it should be a 986 !

Yesterday my son got a bit 'huffy' about my posts here so perhaps enough said on this topic !

Thanks to you all for your comments which I myself thought were fairly balanced

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! Maybe Not - MikeM100

As an update, last weekend my son picked up the Porsche Boxster that he found (19 year old, 67,000 miles, just under £5k). I must admit it is a very nice example and appears to have been meticulously looked after by its three previous owners. There was a full service history (Porsche Main Agents for 14 years) and was supported by all bills and invoices and an MoT history that perfectly matched. The bodywork and general condition was immaculate.

He took it to a local Porsche specialist for a service and inspection this week who reported only a couple of minor things.

On this occasion I might have been wrong ! He did spend quite a bit of time researching and did come across some real 'dogs'.

The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! Maybe Not - SLO76
Keep us informed, I'd love to see him succeed in beating the system here but most have failed. I hope he's not one of them.
The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe No, Don't Do It Son ! Maybe Not - Listeria

One lttle comment re the costs of Porshe ownership.

From 1989 to 94 we had a Honda Prelude 2.0 4WS AT, we replaced it with a Boxster, the thing that hit was that the running costs were more than twice the cost of the Honda, tyres 12 Miles, servicing etc

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - CK91437

Despite all my doom and gloom warnings about the "Black hole" of sports Car ownership, my 32 year old son is in the market for a "cheap" (circa £5k), 986 Boxster as an occassional weekend car (he has a modern car for everyday commuting).

Given that he is hell bent on ignoring all his father's warnings, I was hoping to get some advice as to what to look for , where to look, how to buy, and what factors to consider (age, mileage, service history etc).

He is aware of the IMS issues - whatever they may be !

If anybody has any experience of buying what they call "Poverty Pork" (cheap Porsches), I'd be grateful if you could point us/him in the right direction.

I have suggested that he buy an MX5 for a 'bit of fun' but he insists he wants a Porsche !

EXPENSIVE German rubbish.

AVOID.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Andrew-T

<< EXPENSIVE German rubbish. AVOID. >>

That is your personal opinion, and as an opinion it is rather unhelpful. In any case the OP has already succumbed, so little point adding a two-penn'orth :-)

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - CK91437

<< EXPENSIVE German rubbish. AVOID. >>

That is your personal opinion, and as an opinion it is rather unhelpful. In any case the OP has already succumbed, so little point adding a two-penn'orth :-)

Vive la difference .

Is Porshe part of the VW group now? Perhaps soemone can confirm.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - galileo

<< EXPENSIVE German rubbish. AVOID. >>

That is your personal opinion, and as an opinion it is rather unhelpful. In any case the OP has already succumbed, so little point adding a two-penn'orth :-)

Vive la difference .

Is Porshe part of the VW group now? Perhaps soemone can confirm.

This shows how much CK knows about cars: doesn't know that Porsche was originally a modified VW and is still part of the group. (and can't even spell it right).

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - badbusdriver

<< EXPENSIVE German rubbish. AVOID. >>

That is your personal opinion, and as an opinion it is rather unhelpful. In any case the OP has already succumbed, so little point adding a two-penn'orth :-)

Vive la difference .

Is Porshe part of the VW group now? Perhaps soemone can confirm.

This shows how much CK knows about cars: doesn't know that Porsche was originally a modified VW and is still part of the group. (and can't even spell it right).

Firstly, i was under the impression most forum members were above mocking the spelling of others?

Yes, the original porsche sports car was based heavily on the beetle. But Porsche themselves were not a part of VW. They certainly have always had a very close relationship, and have worked together on sports car projects in the past. The Porsche 914 was originally to be a VW, but when VW got cold feet and backed out, Porsche took the car on themselves. The same thing happened again with the 924, which went on to lead a very long life through subsequent updates, becoming the 944 then 968. Then of course the cayenne was a joint project with VW and Audi, sharing the platform of the Toureg and Q7.

Even now the VAG group, do not own Porsche, they amalgamated in, i think, 2012 (essentially, to reduce operating costs), but porsche do very much their own thing.

So in answer to your question CK, yes, Porsche are part of the VAG group.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Avant

Good luck to Mike's son: he's taking a gamble but he's done his best to minimise it and let's hope he has some fun with the Boxster. I do suggest that he takes it out during the winter at least every other weekend and does 20+ miles in it each time.

CK - you made it clear elsewhere that you don't like Hyundais and Kias; now you're equally indiscriminate about Porsches. If you haven't anythng helpful to say, best not to say anything at all.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Fishermans Bend

I second all Avant has said about the Posche purchase. Mike, thanks for updating us. If I had the money to spare I'd certainly be doing what your son has done. Perhaps you'll keep us informed as to how he gets on with it.

FB.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - MikeM100

Will certainly keep everybody updated as to how he gets on with it. Fingers crossed !

One thing I forgot to mention was the sheer 'fun' of it especially with the top down ! He took me for a 'spin' and it felt (and sounded) great and brought a smile and a big grin to our faces!

Thanks to all the posters for their mostly, good advice.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - concrete

Well done Mike for the update. Brought a smile to my face too. Whilst my Porsche days are long gone I must say for the two years I had mine it was excellent. I had a 911T. The only cost apart from a couple of services was a side heater box (air cooled engine). I used it most days as we did not have children then and it was a great drive. I bought it with about 27k miles and kept it for two years and sold it on with 43K miles. I owned it during the oil/fuel crisis in 1974/5 when the national speed limit was 55mph for some time. On a trip to London we were cruising down rhe M1 at 55ish in 5th gear pulling about 1500rpm and the fuel gauge hardly moved during the trip. Amaxing engineering for the time. Lived the dream as they say although at the time I didn't realise this! Enjoy the car and I hope it all goes trouble free for you and your son.

Cheers Concrete

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - Bianconeri
Best of luck.

Despite it being ‘expensive German rubbish’ I love my 981 to bits even if the running costs are eyebrow raising at times. I went the opposite route to your son, paying a bit of a premium for a (then) late one with a manufacturer’s warranty. I was very picky about spec too, mines on sane (for a Boxster) 18 inch wheels, it’s not an S (plenty quick enough thanks), and a manual.

I’ve added 17000 miles to the 10000 it had when I bought it and I’ve not had a single fault in the four years. It’s serviced on time, always gets superunleaded and I generally look after it. Servicing isn’t cheap but the margin between Porsche and independents locally is only about 15% so it goes to Porsche once a year.

It does like tyres.....

It’ll be a sad day if I ever sell it.

Edited by Bianconeri on 14/11/2017 at 16:50

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - nellyjak

Good luck to him...he clearly had an itch he just had to scratch.

Many years ago I had a similar "itch" over a Lancia Fulvia..bought it..loved it..and fortunately all went well in the couple of yesars I had it...wish I still had it...worth a fortune now.!

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - madf

Good luck to him...he clearly had an itch he just had to scratch.

Many years ago I had a similar "itch" over a Lancia Fulvia..bought it..loved it..and fortunately all went well in the couple of yesars I had it...wish I still had it...worth a fortune now.!

Only worth a fortune if you had completely rebuilt the body after galloping rust!

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - nellyjak

Good luck to him...he clearly had an itch he just had to scratch.

Many years ago I had a similar "itch" over a Lancia Fulvia..bought it..loved it..and fortunately all went well in the couple of yesars I had it...wish I still had it...worth a fortune now.!

Only worth a fortune if you had completely rebuilt the body after galloping rust!

Was well aware of the potential tin worm...as so many cars (particularly of Italian descent) were of that era.

But I mean I would have liked to have kept it stored and protected and perhaps used on dry days only.

Would have become a true classic.

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - badbusdriver

Good luck to him...he clearly had an itch he just had to scratch.

Many years ago I had a similar "itch" over a Lancia Fulvia..bought it..loved it..and fortunately all went well in the couple of yesars I had it...wish I still had it...worth a fortune now.!

Only worth a fortune if you had completely rebuilt the body after galloping rust!

Was well aware of the potential tin worm...as so many cars (particularly of Italian descent) were of that era.

But I mean I would have liked to have kept it stored and protected and perhaps used on dry days only.

Would have become a true classic.

Beautiful little thing, i am so jealous!. Yes, the prices are pretty high, but not stupidly so unless you are looking for an HF, Rallye or Zagato.

www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C860367

I would, if i had the money, and a nice dry garage!

Porsche - The Road to Unhappiness - Buying a Used Porshe - nellyjak

Looks nice..!...apart from the colour..lol.

Mine was navy blue with maroon leather upholstery...held the road like the proverbial sh** to a blanket...only downside was the Dunlop brakes...not confidence inspring by today's standards but did the job...just..!..you simply got used to them.

It wasn't that old when I bought it so it would have been a great contender for storage and future value.

Was a lovely car to drive.

Edited by nellyjak on 15/11/2017 at 16:17

 

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