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Old 06-27-2019, 11:14 AM
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I'm considering this car.
Interior looks a bit beat up for a 32k mile car. ***** on the climate control. bumps and bruises on the glove box.
Just curious
Obviously the car was tracked but anyone know how extensively?
Any feedback would be appreciated
https://dallasmotorsports.com/2007-P...-75098/6643828
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:23 AM
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wow - 4L
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:04 PM
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I inquired about it -- I was sent the DME report.... but I deleted it after reviewing

off the top of my head
tons of overruns -- including triple digit range 5's.

It didn't give the hour report -- so I don't know if that was pre/post engine replacement ---

I decided to pass.

Mike
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Old 06-27-2019, 01:08 PM
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I know the prior owner. He blew up the motor. It has a new motor now.
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I'd be leary about a Gt3 with a motor replacement, especially one that was bored out to 4L. You can get a clean factory no stories 997.1 for 88, just food for thought.
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Why would you be leary? There are quite a few GT3/RS with factory replacement motors because of failed cam actuators...

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I'd be leary about a Gt3 with a motor replacement, especially one that was bored out to 4L. You can get a clean factory no stories 997.1 for 88, just food for thought.
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Why would you be leary? There are quite a few GT3/RS with factory replacement motors because of failed cam actuators...
Not .1's and the .2's that were replaced by Porsche were not bored out to 4L. Plus it doesn't sound like this car got a replacement due to a faulty cam actuator when someone else posted it was blown up and had multiple range 5+ overrevs in the past.

I have no horse in the race, just giving my opinion.
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Same, piece. .1 did have cam actuator problems as well, just a rarer occurrence..
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I have no horse in the race, just giving my opinion.
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For an extensively raced and upgraded track vehicle $60-75k would be a fair price. This is obviously not an investment (is any non-RS an investment, really?) or weekend car that you can resell for same or better money.

Pretty simple decision - if you want a racecar, go for it. If not, pass.
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It's no Porsche Parade Winner.
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seems like the only way to make a decision is to fly out to dallas and see it in person
just figured since it is known to be a car local to the dallas area someone here might know something about it.
even in the high 70's, the car comes with 996/3 seats as well as original plus the original pccb's. selling those would definitely help bring the final price down.
i don't mind so much that it was tracked, just wondering how much and how hard. if it was beat to death then that would sway my decision.
otherwise i'll end up fixing mine (i had a little accident, just fender, bumper, headlight and radiator) and go have some fun
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Originally Posted by chiffonade View Post
For an extensively raced and upgraded track vehicle $60-75k would be a fair price. This is obviously not an investment (is any non-RS an investment, really?) or weekend car that you can resell for same or better money.

Pretty simple decision - if you want a racecar, go for it. If not, pass.
No one is going to cut that car loose for $60k... no. one. These aren't 15 year old mustangs where guys need to sell them to get a Harley or get new work boots and food for their family. A car with a 4L might not be worth much to you, but if someone was planning on building a 4.0 anyway, they would be money ahead if the engine is still in good shape. I bet the sweet spot on this car is closer to $80. The dealer is a little high, but you've lost your mind at $60k. The only way these cars will trade that low is if someone does a full track day build, and removes all the interior, AC etc. I've seen some 996 GT3s get that treatment and trade in the mid 40s.
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Unless the dealer added the 4.0 after trade in, it does not have a 4.0 in it.
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Originally Posted by ranger22 View Post
Unless the dealer added the 4.0 after trade in, it does not have a 4.0 in it.
Do tell!
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Plenty of 997.2 with low overrevs but the exhaust cam actuators failure. Motors get rebuilt.
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