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Old 01-28-2010, 07:31 PM
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Default 94 964 C4 WB from ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...NA%3AUS%3A1123

Seems like somebody got a pretty good deal here. Is this car known to any of you? Did any of you buy it?

Any other example of this beauty I have seen, have gone for much more $$. I don't have my $$ set yet, but I still felt like bidding when the price stayed low as it did.

Are there additional $$ to be paid to import a vehicle from Canada?
VAT?
Import/duty fee's?

I originally considered this model, because it combines my lifelong favorite vintage bodystyle 84-89, with C4 capabilities. I'm searching for a new DD here in Central New York...and I'm gonna spoil myself with a Porsche instead of my usual Audi. I kinda hated the thought of subjecting such a limited build beauty to the ravages of DD use here. So, I've kinda shifted my searches to a 993.

But, this was a deal it seems, unless someone has dirt on the car.

Anyone???
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:39 PM
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Seems very fishy...

I would be surprised if it is legit.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:09 PM
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Since the seller mentions it was used in a movie , it could have been an extra car for the first Bad Boys movie. I doubt they used the 3.6 Turbo in the shoot out at the end.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:38 AM
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Wonder how many freeway off ramps it was launched?
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:13 AM
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that car was for sale 3 years ago in Los Angeles with an asking price of $24,000...
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:15 AM
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...with 60,300 miles at that time ?!

It had different gauges... black faced ones...
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:24 AM
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It is an x hollywood car..ya sure that car for sale wasn't it's body "stunt" double?

Might be cool to run the vin thru carfax and see what comes up.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Magdaddy View Post
It is an x hollywood car..ya sure that car for sale wasn't it's body "stunt" double?

Might be cool to run the vin thru carfax and see what comes up.
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VIN: WP0AB2965RS420176
Year : 1994
Make : Porsche
Model: 911 Carrera 2 / Carrera 4
Style/Body: Coupe / Widebody 2D
Class: Sport Car - Upper Premium
Engine: 3.6L H6 MPI
Country of Assembly: Germany
Vehicle Age: 16 year(s)
Calculated Owners: 2
Last Reported
Odometer Reading: 8,904



Report Run Date: 2010-01-29 08:28:31.560 EST

Vehicle: 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 / Carrera 4 (WP0AB2965RS420176)

Event Date Event Location Odometer Reading Data Source Event Detail
05/15/2000 DETROIT, MI US Dept. Of Transportation IMPORTED TO THE US / VEHICLE ORIGINALLY MANUFACTURED FOR NON US MARKET
06/14/2000 DETROIT, MI US Dept. Of Transportation PASSED US ROAD INSPECTION / BOND RELEASED
07/20/2000 CA 1,012 Motor Vehicle Dept. ODOMETER READING FROM DMV
07/27/2000 SHERMAN OAKS, CA State Agency PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
10/04/2000 SHERMAN OAKS, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
10/04/2000 SHERMAN OAKS, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
11/13/2001 TORONTO, ON Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
11/06/2002 CA 5,952 State Agency FAILED EMISSION INSPECTION
01/29/2003 CA 6,030 State Agency EMISSION INSPECTION
11/02/2004 CA 6,794 State Agency PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
04/07/2005 CA 7,867 State Agency PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
05/03/2005 WEST HILLS, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
05/14/2005 WEST HILLS, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
05/16/2006 CA 8,904 State Agency PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
07/22/2006 WEST HILLS, CA Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
06/27/2008 MARKHAM, ON Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
01/07/2009 MARKHAM, ON Motor Vehicle Dept. CANADIAN RENEWAL
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Originally Posted by Carrera51 View Post
Since the seller mentions it was used in a movie , it could have been an extra car for the first Bad Boys movie. I doubt they used the 3.6 Turbo in the shoot out at the end.
We may never know the answer to that. the car in the initial scenes was owned by the Director and later owned by a friend of mine who sold it to collector in NC. It was a 94 turbo with black calipers.

The car in the final scenes did have a turbo 3.6 emblem and it did have red vs black calipers of the turbo 3.6 used in the opening scenes. It is possible and would be interesting to find out if it was used and would answer some questions.
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Many red flags but it could have been a good buy.

1. How easy was it to bring a Canadian car of that vintage at that time into and register in California?

2. How carefully are cars repainted for use in films?

3. How come garret376 recalls the same car for sale earlier with lower price and much higher miles?

4. I'm always a bit skeptical of cars with replaced gauge faces, unless I can be reassured by the seller that the swap was legit.


5. Porsches usually command a premium price in Canada over cars in the US. Not that Canadian prices are justified but it seems to be what the local market commands, so this example if legit was a pretty good price here in Canada?


6. Mileage documentation seems to be missing from Redcoat’s CarFax report.


7. Crappy auction photos of a high-end car that don’t give a clear indication of its condition.

However, with all that said, if I were in the market I would have taken a closer look to see if it was as nice as described.
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Originally Posted by aron in toronto View Post
Many red flags but it could have been a good buy.

6. Mileage documentation seems to be missing from Redcoatĺs CarFax report.

I cut'n'pasted and omitted the mileage before, see below.

Your vehicle checks out! AutoCheck examined the reported odometer readings reported to AutoCheck for this 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 / Carrera 4 (WP0AB2965RS420176) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering was found. AutoCheck uses business rules to determine if reported odometer readings are significantly less than previously reported values. Not all reported odometer readings are used. Title and auction events also report odometer tampering or breakage.

0 Problem(s) Reported: Mileage Date Reported
1,012 07/20/2000
5,952 11/06/2002
6,030 01/29/2003
6,794 11/02/2004
7,867 04/07/2005
8,904 05/16/2006
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Did this car show a full repaint last time it was for sale and it was really really rough too.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:28 PM
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just for grins and giggles, I contacted the seller thru ebay. If the winning bidder(with "0" feedback and only a handful of total bids on anything) falls thru, I told him I was interested. I didn't realize the car was just above Toronto, I'm just a handful of hours away in Central New York.

Anyway, thanks for the responses, I'll keep you all posted if I hear anymore.

to again ask though...are there import costs for a car from Canada? Is there an age of vehicle that that doesn't apply too? Just would like to know as I continue to look for my next money pit...
Thanks
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:11 PM
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I've watched BB again carefully Car in the opening scenes (with black callipers) has also bagdes on headrests, the one with red callipers (at the end) hasn't. I've heard one of them was the Michael Bay's car. Maybe this one?

PS. Title theme is still GREAT
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Originally Posted by wit007 View Post
I've watched BB again carefully Car in the opening scenes (with black callipers) has also bagdes on headrests, the one with red callipers (at the end) hasn't. I've heard one of them was the Michael Bay's car. Maybe this one?

PS. Title theme is still GREAT
Michael Bay's car was owned by my friend Mike, he sold it to a collector in NC it was the one with the crested seats and black calipers in the first scenes. This would have to be the second car if it were used in the movie at all. Pics of Michael Bay's car used in initial scenes.
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