Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

User avatar
FRUNKenstein
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 1136
Joined: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Location: Overland Park, KS
Contact:

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by FRUNKenstein » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:52 pm

Peter
Is that a twin of yours?
www.kansascityautomuseum.com
Current:
2002 996TT X50, Guards Red
1987 928S4 Guards Red
1987 951 Guards Red

2006 955S Arctic Silver
2006 955S Lapis Blue
Gone but not forgotten: 1999 996 C4 Aerokit Black; 1990 964 C2 Guards Red

User avatar
b3freak
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 900
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 am
Location: Gawga DAWG Country

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by b3freak » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:06 pm

pcasanova wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:26 am
In the ATL, several people here that can go check it out (including myself) if anyone interested. Unfortunately, not a lot if pics.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/ ... 65916.html
A few red flags on this one.

1. Owner is calling it a 2002 when it's obvious a mk1.
2. It's probably NOT a C4 either. On the C4, Porsche used silver calipers. This has the standard black caliper, plus it doesn't have the Carrera 4 on the back.
3. No VIN listed to verify.

I would ask for the VIN number for CarFax.

For reference, here's basically the same car, but it's a true C4 mk1.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto ... 28042.html
Last edited by b3freak on Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

pcasanova
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by pcasanova » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:39 am

kcattorney wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Peter
Is that a twin of yours?
I wish, personally like this color combo (blue with tan interior).

b3freak wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:06 pm
pcasanova wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:26 am
In the ATL, several people here that can go check it out (including myself) if anyone interested. Unfortunately, not a lot if pics.

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/ ... 65916.html
A few red flags on this one.

1. Owner is calling it a 2002 when it's obvious that it's a mk1.
2. It's probably NOT a C4 either. On the C4, Porsche used silver calipers. This has the standard black caliper, plus it doesn't have the Carrera 4 on the back.
3. No VIN listed to verify.

I would ask for the VIN number for CarFax.

For reference, here's basically the same car, but it's a true C4 mk1.

https://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto ... 28042.html
At first, thought it could be a typo, but seeing that all 996 C4's in the area are listed at $22+K, have to agree that this is smelling more like a scam.

808Bill
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 178
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 6:36 am

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by 808Bill » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:10 pm

Call him and ask some questions!

pcasanova
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by pcasanova » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:17 am

808Bill wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Call him and ask some questions!
That's exactly what I did. VIN is WP0CA29941S654397

Copy of conversation is on image. If anyone interested, can take it to next level and view in person.

<iframe src="" width="640" height="480"></iframe>
Last edited by pcasanova on Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:55 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
b3freak
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 900
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 am
Location: Gawga DAWG Country

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by b3freak » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:55 am

pcasanova wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:17 am
808Bill wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:10 pm
Call him and ask some questions!
That's exactly what I did. VIN is WP0CA29941S654397

Copy of conversation is on image. If anyone interested, can take it to next level and view in person.

Image
Just ran the VIN and as I predicted, it's a mk1 - 2001 Carrera Cabriolet, NOT a 2002 C4 as he has it listed.

btw - your image is not showing up. Please repost.
2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

808Bill
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 178
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 6:36 am

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by 808Bill » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:04 pm


User avatar
Spiegelei
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 7:35 am

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by Spiegelei » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:11 pm

Insanely low miles there.
:: '03 996 C2 :: Daily Driven - Enjoyed Properly

pcasanova
NG (Second 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 19
Joined: Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 am
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by pcasanova » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 am

b3freak wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:55 am
...
btw - your image is not showing up. Please repost.
Having problems sharing image from Dropbox and Google Drive.

User avatar
b3freak
OG (First 100 Outposters!)
Posts: 900
Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 am
Location: Gawga DAWG Country

Re: Craigslist, ebay, Amazon and other online finds

Post by b3freak » Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:19 am

pcasanova wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 am
b3freak wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:55 am
...
btw - your image is not showing up. Please repost.
Having problems sharing image from Dropbox and Google Drive.
Ah, I see the text exchange now. I find it very strange the owner did not know that his car is a Mk1 2001 and not a Mk2 2002. Radically two different front end designs. And, you're tell me he didn't realize it until he viewed the "add"? What about when he sent you the text and said it was a 2002 C4 AGAIN? Did he realize it then? hahaha Goodness, this is obviously a dealer or someone flipping the car on consignment or something. I can't imagine any true 996 owner not realizing the year and model of their car. Oh well.
2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

Post Reply