What I purchased was a 1999 Carrera 4, complete minus front
bodywork. For $15,000 the agreement was that the car would be
running, drivable and mechanically complete including radiators and an
intact cooling system. It was to include front a front bumper
installed so it could be easily towed and tied down. it was also to
have the luggage compartment shrink-wrapped and weather sealed. I was
told the car was straight with no frame damage.
After it was paid for it was disclosed that the front brakes were
When it arrived it would not run and given the complete lack of oil and
coolant could not have run. The hood area was open to the weather
and uncovered and both windows were missing.
The car is a drive by wire car, not a regular throttle car making the
electronics worthless to me. There is extensive damage to the
suspension, in fact the front uprights are not from this car but from a
Boxster. The complete 4wd system is missing. The left rear
The engine, which was supposedly running and had fresh anti- freeze
and radiators installed (whcih I paid $1000 extra for) has NO WATER
and NO OIL in it and a hole is eroded
completely through the oil pan. The engine case is cracked so the
engine cannot be returned to Porsche as a core and can not be
repaired. What Todd told me was that the coolant was not bled but
that he had installed Porsche anti-freeze. The radiators are
The front section of the car is twisted. The front section is
tilted 2 degrees with respect to the cowl and the car will have to be
put on a frame machine. The passenger rocker is completely
crushed at the leading edge. the main body structure is kinked in
the passenger wheel well area. The inner fender to door pillar
seam is separated in the fender mounting area and will need to be
welded and straightened. None of this damage was revealed.
The entire bottom of the car is scraped up. The front and rear
suspension members are all broken. The front and rear suspensions
and support will need to be replaced in their entirety. Tie rods are
The interior, which had been essentially intact, has been torn
apart. The drivers door inner panel has been removed and the
handle broken. The driver's window has been removed after the
pictures were taken at LA Porsche. The center console had been
removed and simply put in place. The headlight switch is missing
and pieces broken and the driver's air duct is destroyed.
Great deal eh? Only $15,750 delivered for a not-running bent
peice of crap!
We found 4 record(s) for
| VIN: WP0AA2990XS627035
| Year: 1999
| Make: Porsche
| Model: 911
| Style/Body: Coupe
| Engine: MFI
| Country of Assembly: Germany
Beauty. Can you say Dukes of Hazard?
Ummm...this is a C4. Isn;t there supposed to be a drive train in
A little scrape
That's the rear cross member. Scraped all the way
through. Wow. UGLY.
Running and driving. No water, no oil. Must not have gone very
Yeah. I knew the radiators were added later. Apparently
the front suspension was too.
B E N T
So what happened? We agreed to the following terms: LA
1) Replace the engine and let me keep the spare to make up for th
2) Repalce teh entire suspesnion wiht one from a 996 tt.
3) Refund $1000
4) Supply doors (that woudl have ben nice), side windows, drivetrain,
What really happened?
1) He shorted me the windows
2) he sent me the doors bent up and gutted with no windows, needing
more bodywork than they were worth, COD for $336 freight collect along
with most of the drivetrain
3) Still owes me $1000 and the motor.
4) No axles ro rear crossmembers.
When I called to find out where the axles, windows and engine were,
I was told to send the car back for a refund. This is after
buying hood, lights, fenders, bumpers, and spending $3500 at teh frame
shop. See the next installment.