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Old 06-02-2010, 02:35 AM   #1
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Hard top price?

What is the going rate for a 986 hardtop?

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Old 06-02-2010, 04:32 AM   #2
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I've seen them go for $700-$1000 on craigslist and eBay, depending on condition and whether repainting to match one's car.
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I paid $900, but it had some scratches. I would say a price anywhere between $800-1400 is fair depending on color, condition, and location.
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$100? That made me laugh.
I planned on repainting my top due to the scratches, and ended up not doing it because the best quote I got was $400.
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Was it you're Boxster you repainted for $250?
A good paint job for the entire car cost about $3-4k, but I wish repainting the top was only a $100.
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I got my hardtop painted for $350. It has many chips in it already (about 14 months later). Since it was red, and is now black, they are very visible. A good paint job is going to cost you a lot. You would not believe how time consuming it is to remove all the trim, and put it back on. I did it myself, and it took forever, and was a PITA. I'd be hard pressed to do it again, but then again, I don't know how many shops I'd trust to do it right.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #7
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I got my hardtop painted for $350. It has many chips in it already (about 14 months later). Since it was red, and is now black, they are very visible. A good paint job is going to cost you a lot. You would not believe how time consuming it is to remove all the trim, and put it back on. I did it myself, and it took forever, and was a PITA. I'd be hard pressed to do it again, but then again, I don't know how many shops I'd trust to do it right.
Same thing happened to my hardtop actually- they did a horrible job. The integrity of the top is still in excellent shape though.

My hardtop is still for sale, but I keep telling myself to keep it for winter usage.
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How much are you asking for your HardTop??
BTW...were are you located?

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:27 PM   #9
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I bought my hardtop for $1200 a year or so back. I drove the car a few hundred miles to pick it up with factory paint to match my car's color (Basalt Black Metallic). Yes, I think it matters.


I would probably sell the hardtop today for the same.


If you buy a hardtop, you need to make sure the top includes the interior trim pieces and that the car is fitted with the spin locks to mount it.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:56 AM   #10
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I'm in South Carolina. i haven't convinced my wife to sell it yet... We haven't used it since the first month we got the car. it's just hanging in the garage.
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