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Old 01-08-2018, 11:48 AM
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2005 6GT3 at Phillips Auto Newport Beach major incident not found on car fax. Seal Grey 38k mi car. Phillips listed it originally not disclosed. Its a consignment car so maybe they didnt know.

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Phillips obtained records of incident repair. 25k or so in damage and repair.

Ideas on how this affects value?
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 AM
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Many 6GT3s have been crashed at some point, including mine. It is the most crashed model in PCA, apparently.

My view is that these cars are meant to be driven, not worshiped.

Have it checked out by (real) experts, and if all is good, then buy it. However, it should not sell for the same price as a clean one, nor will it appreciate in value like a mint one.
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by BioBanker View Post
I agree. I have a 996TT that Ive had since 2011. Now that its FULLY sorted, we have a third car and the kids are old enough that I dont need the back seat, Im thinking that Id rather have a 6GT3 in my garage for occasional use than the turbo for occasional use. They're just more special, unique and raw!
Do it. I drove a very well sorted 996tt for 5 years (daily driven for part of that time), and my first test drive in a 6 gt3 was kind of "meh." Then I drove another one, and another, and each time the I "got" the car a little bit more. Now when I drive 996tt's (even crazy hp builds), that is when I get the "meh" reaction. I won't go back, but they are not the torque monsters that many modern sport cars are. My gallardo "feels" much quicker becasue of the torque, but the gt3 is actually faster. Nothing compares to a 6gt3 at full throttle above 6k rpm. Nothing!
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Old 01-08-2018, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Tim the Engineer View Post
The Seal Grey is my favorite 6GT3 colour, but very uncommon.

Whatever you do, get a good Pre-Purchase Inspection from someone who really knows these cars. Great cars, but not cheap to fix.
Tim, does your car have a natural brown interior? (kind of looks like it from the pic you posted). If so congrats! That is my absolute favorite 996 interior color. And per a post on this forum a while back, there were only a total of 15 US gt3's with that interior. I think there may be two or even only 1 with seal grey/natural brown. Here is a pic of mine before the euro seat install.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:01 PM
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A seasoned frame/body person can make most accidents disappear. It's their job.

I know of a Turbo wadded up at a track event which was sold and subsequently had an entire front clip installed. The entire front clip. No one was the wiser as it was unreported and the CARFAX was clean when it got sold again.
If one wanted a "clean" wreck, hanging out at the track is a good place to start. More than a few get swept under the rug unreported or "fixed off the books". If unreported to Carfax or any of the other agencies it remains "clean".
As far as experts looking at a car: Years ago I've saw a 911 Carrera with the left front pushed to the pedal box which got the same treatment. A Porsche dealer in TX inspected it and finding nothing wrong, put it on the lot. Title washing was easily back then.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:20 PM
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Given that the car comes with a cool shirt (is the box included?)
I'm told it has the shirt, box, and tank/pump, if I have the terminology correct.
Not sure I'd ever use it ...
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:34 PM
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It's a well known fact that Speed Yellow is the fastest color on these cars, but apparently it's the most expensive too...

https://rennlist.com/forums/vehicle-...42099-gt3.html
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by AudiOn19s
It's a well known fact that Speed Yellow is the fastest color on these cars, but apparently it's the most expensive too...

https://rennlist.com/forums/vehicle-...42099-gt3.html
No no no, white is fastest, AND most expensive!!!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:22 PM
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Regarding the sub-700 mi Speed Yellow. Someone hit it square on the head. Money poorly "invested" especially if you consider the $111,425 MSRP in 2004 having the same buying power as $148,XXX today.
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Yup, I have the natural brown interior, with deviated yellow stitching. It is a stunner.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by kennyvb View Post
Regarding the sub-700 mi Speed Yellow. Someone hit it square on the head. Money poorly "invested" especially if you consider the $111,425 MSRP in 2004 having the same buying power as $148,XXX today.
I looked at the spec and car is lightly optioned. No full leather, which I would consider a must have for an investment vehicle.
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