The GT3 and RS avoidance thread!

The GT3 and RS avoidance thread!

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Sandy59

2,450 posts

166 months

Saturday 24th October 2015
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So something on PH was true !!!

g7jhp

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6,156 posts

193 months

Saturday 24th October 2015
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nutta29 said:
Hi Guys,

I work for Silverstone Auctions.
thank you for all the information. Just to let you know the 25,000 mile orange GT3 RS, ending chassis no.: 791393 has been withdrawn from our November sale.

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All the best,

Adam
Good to hear, thanks for updating Adam.

Looks like the thread is helping to highlight cars with history.

Details from Auction ad:

Model: 997 GT3 RS
Colour: Orange
Supplied: UK RHD car completed on 28/02/2007, supplied by OPC Colchester on 03/04/2007.
Previous Registration Number: EA07 VMC
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ99Z7S791393
Engine Number: 61727957

Fl0pp3r

755 posts

158 months

Tuesday 27th October 2015
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Never you mind

1,507 posts

67 months

Wednesday 28th October 2015
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Serious question. What are the downsides of buying one of these cars apart from the obvious which is shifting it on would be tricky. Seems to me that some of these could be a bargain *IF* they have been fixed to a high standard.

m33ufo

4,943 posts

186 months

Saturday 7th November 2015
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Anyone have any knowledge of a white 997.1 GT3, registration CN56 POH?

I have no reason to suspect there's a problem with this car but always worth an ask.

g7jhp

Original Poster:

6,156 posts

193 months

Saturday 7th November 2015
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Never you mind said:
Serious question. What are the downsides of buying one of these cars apart from the obvious which is shifting it on would be tricky. Seems to me that some of these could be a bargain *IF* they have been fixed to a high standard.
As outlined on the first page the thread is here to highlight cars which have had accident damage, ensuring potential buyers are aware, allowing them to make an informed decision on whether they're happy to buy a car with 'history' and taking it all into account when deciding on what to pay.

There are plenty of great cars which have been repaired! smile



Macca993

449 posts

206 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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mollytherocker said:
If I recall correctly, this was the first engine to explode and he lost it on his own oil?
Regards the silver 991 GT3 in the early wrecked file. I believe this is incorrect. The car and the engine are for sale on ebay by the german wrecker, along with all other parts of the car. There was no engine related issue with this car. Just cold MPSC2 on wet roads with a little bit of acceleration involved and a big dollop of bad luck I think you will find.

sidicks

25,218 posts

176 months

Thursday 12th November 2015
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Macca993 said:
mollytherocker said:
If I recall correctly, this was the first engine to explode and he lost it on his own oil?
Regards the silver 991 GT3 in the early wrecked file. I believe this is incorrect. The car and the engine are for sale on ebay by the german wrecker, along with all other parts of the car. There was no engine related issue with this car. Just cold MPSC2 on wet roads with a little bit of acceleration involved and a big dollop of bad luck I think you will find.
That's interesting, as IIRC the owner claimed something very different at the time and there were rumours about Porsche buying his car back off him, which appeared to be a sign that they might be at fault for the accident and we're trying to avoid bad publicity about a design fault on the engine...

g7jhp

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6,156 posts

193 months

Saturday 18th February 2017
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Another 996.2 GT3 on EBay. 996 GT3 Reg LX53NRN has been subject to a repair and insurance payout.

Car was damaged at the Nurburgring due to a crash in the Summer 2016, a complete Insurance Payout has been made on the car following this significant event.

2004 Porsche 911 GT3
Registration LX53NRN

Should be priced as having accident repair following such an incident.


Slippydiff

11,177 posts

178 months

Saturday 18th February 2017
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g7jhp said:
Another 996.2 GT3 on EBay. 996 GT3 Reg LX53NRN has been subject to a repair and insurance payout.

Car was damaged at the Nurburgring due to a crash in the Summer 2016, a complete Insurance Payout has been made on the car following this significant event.

2004 Porsche 911 GT3
Registration LX53NRN

Should be priced as having accident repair following such an incident.

The same car referred to by LoH, Cherubator and Alpinestars in this thread : http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

and for sale here on 911uk http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=7368

LS's old car.

Calcifer

23 posts

59 months

Saturday 18th February 2017
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No mention of accident history on the 911 advert?

nxi20

741 posts

160 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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It's back! With another £15K added to the price eek

http://www.redlineautosltd.co.uk/used-cars/porsche...

Still no mention of its history...

Digga

30,907 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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nxi20 said:
It's back! With another £15K added to the price eek

http://www.redlineautosltd.co.uk/used-cars/porsche...

Still no mention of its history...
Incredible. LS did show me footage of the crash, but I didn't see how bad, or not, damage was, but whatever, it's a fact that needs mentioning!

g7jhp

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6,156 posts

193 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Perhaps Redline Autos I Edgeware are not aware that their 996 GT3 (LX53NRN) has crash history.

Alpinestars

13,397 posts

199 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Shouldn't imagine Redline in Yorkshire who do a lot of 911s will be too happy with the name of this dealer.

lemmingjames

6,453 posts

159 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Not that it matters now as ive replaced my head unit but how did they get this to happen?

nxi20

741 posts

160 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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Digga said:
Incredible. LS did show me footage of the crash, but I didn't see how bad, or not, damage was, but whatever, it's a fact that needs mentioning!
These are the pics of it from the Copart ad. It wasn't a trivial incident! Although there's no pic of it, the NSF took the brunt of the initial impact & definitely needed a new wing at a minimum.










Digga

30,907 posts

238 months

Sunday 13th August 2017
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I guess if the chassis checks out straight then possibly it might not be bad, but it'd be really wrong to let anyone buy it without prior knowledge of the repair.

nigelonich

1,002 posts

175 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Noticed this 991.1 Red GT3 RHD Clubsport (Cage and Fire Extingusher) on Copart just now.

https://www.copart.co.uk/lot/38518667

Looks a bit like a spin of a track, perhaps one in Western Germany?

An expensive repair by the looks although not that badly damaged: Both bumpers, Wing, Rear 1/4 and Rear Deck.

Great car at the right money as a track 991 GT3........

kev.RS

215 posts

162 months

Monday 11th September 2017
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Wow, all of that damage and no airbags deployed?!
At least it has a cat d status against it to stop it being repaired and sold off as a 'lovely 1 owner car'!!