Impulse control... I'll work on that for 2019 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".