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Old 04-12-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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986 Wrecked - Got a 996 Today!

This is a follow on to these threads: http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/43878-ahhh-my-car-hit-bad-today.html and http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/44083-986-wrecked-replacement-thoughts.html

The 986 was a total loss. When all is said and done, the insurance company is going to pay me $15K + give me my wrecked car back.

So, I went out and bought a 1999 996 for $10K. Yes, $10K! Car is in very good condition with 110,000 miles. PPI done at EF1 Motorsports in Long Beach. New clutch at 90k. Water pump, AOS, brake pads/rotors all new within the past year. Needs new coil packs, spark plugs, and a few other minor items. First impression is that the additional 100hp of the 996 sure is nice!

This leaves me $5K + my all of the parts from my damaged 986 BSX towards having a Spec Boxster (BSR) built. I'll have to add a bit of my own money to get there but it is within sight!



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Very nice! Congrats & I'm glad to hear this worked out for you.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Congrats, nice blue color.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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nice, i have never seen a 10k 996 before.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #5
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Nice find! Great color, too
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #6
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Woo Hoo! Love the color, looks great! Glad it is working out. Have a great weekend driving it around

PS: That is an incredible price!
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Congrats!!! Love the color.
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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good god! great car, great price on the car, and great insurance company - well done man.

i own a duplex. every time i repair something or renovate something, i have to do it twice. now so do you!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #9
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Nice find. Glad to hear it worked out.. Sometimes bad beginnings have great outcomes..

Very nice!

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Good deal! And I too l think the color is great.
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nice car excellent price-- do not lift!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #12
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Lemonade from lemons!

Well done, sir.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:26 PM   #13
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SWEET! nice find I wish I could stumble into something like that
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:28 PM   #14
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SWEET! nice find I wish I could stumble into something like that
Yes, "stumbling into it" is a good description. Found the car on Craigslist. Owner was looking for a quick sell for all cash with no hassle. Turns out he had lost his job eight months ago, needed cash quick, and I was the first guy to show up with cash in hand. Job done.
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Congrats. Amazing find!
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Nice color, glad it worked out for you
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:31 PM   #17
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Very nice! Congrats
What are your plans for continuing on track.
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Woooo...really got to start shopping in California!!!

Crazy price!
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What are your plans for continuing on track.
I plan to use the parts of my damaged car and build a Spec Boxster (BSR).
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That's a great looking 996. Glad to see you'll also remain in the 986 family.
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