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post Dec 18 2017, 04:06 PM
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Not mine. local craigslist ad. I did see this car about a month ago and stopped an talked to the owner of the lot. the body is in very good condition. But I see he says it won't turn over.

Seem like a high price and I don't know what he has into it. but the engine work would be a lot easier than doing body work.

asking $8995

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post Dec 18 2017, 04:14 PM
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Gotta love when a dealership says "it won't turn over"..."Needs a little work to be ready for the street or autocross track!"
So, won't turn because it is seized?, Bad starter or battery that you're too lazy to spend 90 seconds figuring out?! What is it that you do again?


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Not mine. local craigslist ad. I did see this car about a month ago and stopped an talked to the owner of the lot. the body is in very good condition. But I see he says it won't turn over.

Seem like a high price and I don't know what he has into it. but the engine work would be a lot easier than doing body work.

asking $8995

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post Dec 18 2017, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE(87m491 @ Dec 18 2017, 02:14 PM) *

Gotta love when a dealership says "it won't turn over"..."Needs a little work to be ready for the street or autocross track!"
So, won't turn because it is seized?, Bad starter or battery that you're too lazy to spend 90 seconds figuring out?! What is it that you do again?


QUOTE(Olympic 914 @ Dec 18 2017, 02:06 PM) *

Not mine. local craigslist ad. I did see this car about a month ago and stopped an talked to the owner of the lot. the body is in very good condition. But I see he says it won't turn over.

Seem like a high price and I don't know what he has into it. but the engine work would be a lot easier than doing body work.

asking $8995

No affiliation. just putting it out there.




https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ctd/d/197...6401848648.html



Yep, could be $50 to fix or $2500 to fix.
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post Dec 18 2017, 09:41 PM
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This car was a flood damage, and it was completely submerged. It has a salvage title.

The dealer is dishonest; I asked him how high the water went and he tried to tell me that he does not know, but he thinks “not too high.” If you look up the VIN number you can see how it looked like when it was auctioned. That’s why the engine won’t turn, it needs a complete rebuild.

I would not worry about that so much as the fact that the dealer is not honest.
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post Dec 19 2017, 09:35 AM
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looks like it would be a good project for someone if the price was right
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post Dec 19 2017, 03:44 PM
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I asked him how high the water went and he tried to tell me that he does not know, but he thinks “not too high.”


How high? Looks like all the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

https://www.poctra.com/1976-PORSCHE-914/lot...RINGS-LA/Photos


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post Dec 19 2017, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(andreic @ Dec 18 2017, 10:41 PM) *

I asked him how high the water went and he tried to tell me that he does not know, but he thinks “not too high.”


How high? Looks like all the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)

https://www.poctra.com/1976-PORSCHE-914/lot...RINGS-LA/Photos



Someone paid $4500 for that?
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post Dec 19 2017, 04:41 PM
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This is why I love this forum. Great detective work on this one.
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post Dec 19 2017, 05:10 PM
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Nice detective work "brada"
Used cars sales people........"shifty eyes and bad shoes"
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post Dec 19 2017, 10:22 PM
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I think it all depends if it was fresh water or saltwater. (If fresh water I think $4.5k is not a bad price for it.) But my guess is it was saltwater, the car was sold at auction in Louisiana, and there's plenty of salt water there...

Even with this the dealer was not honest -- he stated that the car was sold at auction in NY... Oh well.
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post Dec 19 2017, 10:23 PM
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I think it all depends if it was fresh water or saltwater. (If fresh water I think $4.5k is not a bad price for it.) But my guess is it was saltwater, the car was sold at auction in Louisiana, and there's plenty of salt water there...

Even with this the dealer was not honest -- he stated that the car was sold at auction in NY... Oh well.
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post Dec 20 2017, 03:51 AM
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Amazing cleanup ...but no way would I buy a flood car.
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post Dec 20 2017, 09:53 AM
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QUOTE(andreic @ Dec 19 2017, 11:23 PM) *

I think it all depends if it was fresh water or saltwater. (If fresh water I think $4.5k is not a bad price for it.) But my guess is it was saltwater, the car was sold at auction in Louisiana, and there's plenty of salt water there...

Even with this the dealer was not honest -- he stated that the car was sold at auction in NY... Oh well.


The current dealer is in PA. When I stopped and talked to him he was not interested in selling the car. this was back in October. claimed he wanted to build a track car out of it. He had another much shittier looking red 914 on the lot and I had tried to convince him to use it and not to butcher up the yellow car because it looked so nice. I did not know about the water issue or the salvage title and wasn't interested in picking up another project. I stopped because I had seen the red 914 on the lot previously and now there was a yellow one also. Really just stopped to BS with the owner.

It looks like it was purchased at auction by someone in Kentucky So its possible that they did the cleanup and then put it back on auction, and this dealer picked it up. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

Great research on this car has been done by the members here, and again I don't have a dog in this fight, so it doesn't matter much to me.

But my car was really in much worse shape than this. and I would have been glad to start out with a body in this good of condition.

But water in the engine, water in the trans, gauges, fuel injection etc. would bring the value down quite a bit.
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post Dec 21 2017, 08:51 AM
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How high's the water?

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post Dec 21 2017, 08:52 AM
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How high's the water?

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post Dec 21 2017, 05:27 PM
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I looked at the pictures he shows on CL and it has a funky speedo. Reads in kph. Seems if this car was under water all the guages would be fogged up on the inside? Not saying thats not the case. Just pointing out that the guages might have been replaced during the cleanup. That being the case who knows what the real mileage might be.
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post Dec 22 2017, 08:48 AM
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I looked at the pictures he shows on CL and it has a funky speedo. Reads in kph. Seems if this car was under water all the guages would be fogged up on the inside? Not saying thats not the case. Just pointing out that the guages might have been replaced during the cleanup. That being the case who knows what the real mileage might be.


Probably the same speedo, unless they matched a new one to the flooded one.
It's not difficult to disassemble the gauges for cleaning and to let them dry out if there was moisture inside.


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post Dec 22 2017, 12:37 PM
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I would not touch the car but I do see that the older car behind it like a 37 or so has the same mud patina all over it?

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post Dec 22 2017, 07:21 PM
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I am from Pittsburgh and saw it on CL. Talked with him and found its a salvage title.
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post Dec 23 2017, 07:54 AM
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I always check the vins with the vin database here on the world. Some details as posted by member osvolant, last active in July 2014 from TN. Car details he posted was:

Backdated exhaust 4-into-1 Sebring header system. Euro lenses and km/h speedo. Per PO, purchased at Brumos, then exported to France before returned to USA. Repro 2-tone Fuchs 4-bolt wheels.

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