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William Harris 04-18-2003 07:45 AM

Hardtops for sale
Just got my most recent Excellence issue. Porsche dealer is advising several different colors of hardtops for sale at $2,999. Those interested check out Excellence or write me for details.

CharlesGordon 04-18-2003 08:07 AM

I thought that was the regular price?

William Harris 04-18-2003 08:26 AM

List Price?
Charlie, I think they are advising hoping that buyers are desparate enough to pay full price. Hardtops are generally not available or in stock. Usually dealers acquire these hardtops by ordering them with a car (about $1,000 dealer cost) and then selling the car without them and trying to make the big profit. Got to bargain with them.

Vance (PA) 04-18-2003 01:06 PM


Have you heard of any discounting on hardtops? It seems that, given the current economy (as evidenced by recent Boxster discounts), splitting the difference between MSRP and invoice would result in many Boxster owners taking the plunge (who otherwise would not), don't you think?


William Harris 04-19-2003 05:08 AM

Hardtops for $2,295
Well, got home last night and checked the ad again. Sale price is $2,295 and I bet you could bargain them down from there. I susupect the Hardtops are not selling well because the ad says they have numerous colors in stock. Maybe they don't have any and are just going to order them as sold. Good Luck.

kimber 02-04-2004 11:51 AM


Fairly new to the porsche world...can you fill me in on Excellence, magazine or web site??? Any contact info??

I'm Interested in an Artcic Silver hardtop, so could be worth negotiating with them :-)


Alienz 02-29-2004 03:05 PM

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=brandyw ineporsche&include=0&since=-1&sort=3&rows=50

THis seller has a lot of hardtops for sale.

kimber 03-05-2004 06:45 AM

Thanks...I haadnt looked at e-bay for a while! there are quite a few!:D


Alienz 03-05-2004 06:59 AM

He is selling new ones starting at $1,500 and the dealer wants $3,000 for each.

tomatjs 03-05-2004 12:04 PM

Is it fairly easy job for people like me who has only a handful of basic hand tools?

Alienz 03-05-2004 02:32 PM


Originally posted by tomatjs
Is it fairly easy job for people like me who has only a handful of basic hand tools?
First you need to make sure you have the appropriate hardware to install a hardtop:


Tool Pants of a DIY hardtop install. I can't find the link to the DVD tho but it's somewhere in this forum.

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