Meet Sally... (996 Content)

Discussion in 'Photography' started by dgi, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Impulse control... I'll work on that for 2019 o_O

    Took the plunge yesterday!

    They say "dont buy the first 996 you see", "dont buy a 996 without a PPI", "buy the best example you can afford, etc LOL

    I disregarded all of that...

    After many many years of being a member of Porsche clubs/forums/etc and helping others with purchases, I ran across a car that I couldnt walk away from.

    Found a 1999 C2 on Craigslist locally to me that had been on there a while and the price kept dropping. Took the wife and kids to have a look at it yesterday. Seller was "motivated to sell this weekend" as he found a 996 Turbo he wanted to pick up, "taking it to carmax tomorrow".

    After taking the car for a spin and talking price I made an offer that was eventually accepted. Ended up having a friend drive it home as I followed with my wife and boys. My buddy (also a highly skilled auto tech) has a 997 C4S so figured he could give it a shake down on the way home.

    The car has 112K miles on it, 6 speed, came with Fikse FM-10 wheels and a set of Turbo Twist wheels. Carfax shows 7 previous owners and a clean title with only one "damage reported" by the guy I bought it from last year. Apparently his wife backed into something while taking it out of the garage and there was a police report issued but the rear bumper was repaired (no paint damage but the rear bumper cover is still a bit wavy". Seller claims the previous owner did an IMS upgrade and clutch back in 2016 and produced a receipt but i'm skeptical. The price was very right so I looked past that and crossed my fingers.

    I put the car on my lift once it got home and its missing most of the under carriage panels, the front bumper seems to have been repaired and the engine has its share of seepage but it drives fine, doesnt overheat and doesnt have any error lights on the dash. It has some type of Eibach springs on there. I'm not sure if they are part of a kit or what the deal is with them but the car feels planted when driving.


    Seeing how the car was first registered in 1998, it seems its eligible for "Historic" tags here in my home state of MD so that'll help get it on the road and to a specialist this coming week for a PPI.

    Im looking forward to rolling my sleeves up and getting to work on this thing as soon as possible!!!

    PS: The kids named her Sally after Lightning McQueens Porsche girlfriend in the movie "Cars". :)

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  2. Dangerous Brian

    Dangerous Brian Pigtails and butter please...

    Dec 9, 2013
    Nice, a recent change of circumstance has me thinking about doing something similar. It ain't sensible, but that's the thrill. Enjoy it.
     
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  3. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Very nice.......congrats
     
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  4. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    That's sweet man! Congrats on a fine ride. Been looking for a new ride with a bit more zip myself. Looks like Sally is a keeper.
     
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  5. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Nice. I was told the other day that Mosquito Repellent in a spray can and a rug with clear foggy/yellowed headlight lens.

    Karsten
     
  6. FWoo45

    FWoo45 Well-Known Member

    Jan 13, 2017
    I tried that on my 07 dodge ram that I inherited from my boss. Didn't work. Neither did the mcguire's kit that I bummed from my uncle. It might have been the operator though.
     
  7. BBP

    BBP Enabler Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2014
    Awesome congrats!

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
     
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  8. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Nice, congrats!
    For the headlights you can try Sylvania headlights kit. It has anti-UV final coat they provide with the kit.
    I ussed it on my 997CS a while back. My headlights were not completely shot, but you can easily see the blemishes on the lenses.
    Before pics:
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    In process:
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    After:
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    The whole process took me slightly less than 2 hours and was easy.
    It turned out to be a good kit and I was quite happy with the results.
     
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  9. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Nice ride, congrats!
     
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  10. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Boy oh Boy ! It's beautiful !!
    Congratulations !
     
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  11. Acroyer

    Acroyer Off my meds Supporting Addict

    Dec 16, 2015
    I really like those, even though the purists make noise about it not being air cooled. I had really thought about getting one but I have no experience working on German cars. So I ended up getting my C3 Corvette.

    You got a beauty with that one. Have fun with it!
     
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  12. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    First project disappointment.

    The state of Maryland goes by model year not in-service-date when calculating age so I have to wait until Jan 1st to get my "Historic" tags.

    The car is going through a PPI which will ultimately provide a state inspection sticker but since this car will not be a daily driver, its going on my collectors car insurance policy so historic tags are preferred. Rather than wait, I got some 30 day temporary tags so I can get the car to the dealer tomorrow for the post purchase PPI and drive it around before the weather gets worse and I get super busy at work.

    No rush for tags I suppose. Ive posted the Turbo Twist wheels for sale and I think i'm going to swap out the Fikse FM10s for either some Sport Classics or some 17" wheels (for now).

    Scheduled the PPI and an interior detail for tomorrow but I cant drop it off until after work. I was going to have them do the oil change also but the $300 price turned me off considering filter and oil cost under $100 locally. I'll take care of that after work today.

    Update by the end of week with what the dealership finds [​IMG]
     
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  13. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    I just noticed it has 3 pedals!!!
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    I am a MT guy currently on PDK :D
     
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  14. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    I might consider PDK as its lightning fast and sounds awesome downshifting through a sports exhaust but for these older cars, theres only one option... ;-)
     
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  15. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Exactly!
     
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  16. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
     
  17. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Where is that??

    V8 M3 sedan has been on my list since it came out. I previously had an E36 coupe and it was a fun car. Can only imagine a useful sedan with gobs of torque
     
  18. dgi

    dgi NRA Life Member

    Sep 10, 2011
    Got the inspection report back last night. Dealership prices are ridiculous. I’ll start pecking away at it slowly and she’ll be ready by spring time :)

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  19. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    Laguna Seca race track.
    E36 was a great design. Had E39 540i manual transmission and loved it, although reliability was awful.
     
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  20. Gress

    Gress Don't need no education Supporting Addict

    Nov 21, 2011
    The report does not look bad. Few minor things sure can wait. Few others must be done, but may not be that urgent either. Obviously, find a good indy instead of a stealer.. :)
     

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