penultimeta New Reader
Feb. 8, 2013 2:50 p.m.

I definitely have a penchant for asking GRMers to talk me out of buying 944s and 951s. So far, ya'll have been successful. But every couple of months another 951 pops up close to me. So I bring you the newest temptation: The first 951 of 2013 that I need my defacto automotive support group to tell me is a bad idea.

fidelity101 HalfDork
Feb. 8, 2013 2:55 p.m.

Look where its parked on the street, its probably parked there all the time, hence the numerous fluid leak stains on the ground.

Bobzilla UltraDork
Feb. 8, 2013 2:56 p.m.

Don't buy that.

Swank Force One MegaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 2:57 p.m.

Wonder how much boost he's pushing with that awesome boost controller setup.

mazdeuce Dork
Feb. 8, 2013 2:57 p.m.

It's rough unless you're going to make it a track car. If you're going to make it a track car then it seems kind of expensive.

dean1484 UltraDork
Feb. 8, 2013 3:03 p.m.

I would offer $3500 and if he does not take it move on.

Klayfish Dork
Feb. 8, 2013 3:04 p.m.

The seat is ripped, how could you even think of buying it now?

There, do you feel better now?

yamaha SuperDork
Feb. 8, 2013 3:11 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: Wonder how much boost he's pushing with that *awesome* boost controller setup.

Is that what the red/blue thing is sitting on the intake?

Feb. 8, 2013 3:11 p.m.

What group are you talking to?

Seriously, as a previous 951 owner, run away. Lowered too much, there will be issues, non Porsche wheels generally lower value, one year over due on timing belt replacement. That is not just a suggestion either. Mine broke just over 2 years. If that is not up to spec, you can rest assured most other maintenance on the car is not either. I bought one like that once, and it took a ton of money to make it right. You'd be money ahead waiting on the right car.

I love these things, but would never, ever, buy another one without proper maintenance and paperwork to back it up.

Swank Force One MegaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 3:13 p.m.
yamaha wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: Wonder how much boost he's pushing with that *awesome* boost controller setup.

Is that what the red/blue thing is sitting on the intake?


Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
Feb. 8, 2013 3:25 p.m.

Looks driven hard and put away wet, I'd pass. There are plenty out there that have led pampered lives in garages. I'd find one of them--- it will save you $$ in the long run.

Maroon92 MegaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:15 p.m.

If you can get it for 4, you can part it out for 10...

914Driver MegaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:24 p.m.

Don't buy this.

plance1 Dork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:25 p.m.

If the pixels were good I would buy it

Javelin MegaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:27 p.m.

Oh boy, lowered too much, eBay "brake kit", knock-off wheels, shredded interior, dead cluster x2, "boost controller" and "CAI", and zero service records and a current owner who's done no maintenance, plus all the leaks in the road. I wouldn't touch this thing for more than $2K, personally.

poopshovel UltimaDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:28 p.m.

The wheels should tell you everything you need to know. If that's not a big enough clue, check the section 8 housing in the background. I bet that car smells bad.

penultimeta New Reader
Feb. 8, 2013 4:33 p.m.

Haha. Thanks everyone. Irrational auto-lust sufficiently slaked for now.

Datsun, both. I just needed to be berated for a bit so that I didn't make a dumb decision.

Knurled UltraDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:35 p.m.

Porsches aren't terribly expensive to own. But the interest rate for putting maintenance on layaway is horrendous.

plance1 Dork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:49 p.m.

u guys are kidding about the leaks in the road, right, what did I miss? Did someone see some spots on the road where the photo was taken and jump to the conclusion that the vehicle leaks fluid? Seriously?

MA$$hole HalfDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:51 p.m.

Wheels are ugly and doesn't look right lowered. Don't buy it.

fasted58 UberDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:53 p.m.

what leaks do you speak of?

Toyman01 PowerDork
Feb. 8, 2013 4:55 p.m.

Don't buy that.

turboswede PowerDork
Feb. 8, 2013 5:19 p.m.

I'd offer him $3-3500, then have it towed home to start fixing the broken stuff/deferred maintenance.

It doesn't look too bad and you can sell the stupid springs and wheels to some sucker on eBay.

Solid rotors/pads aren't too bad online through Pelican or RockAuto, etc.

Seat upholstery kits are available.

Timing belt parts are readily available and should be absolutely done before starting the motor.

Boost controller is fine, I've used them on my 'murican turbo cars without issue, even made them from Grainger or McMaster-Carr parts. There is a concernt that he may have it turned up too high, so a good compression check is required before purchasing.

bgkast Reader
Feb. 8, 2013 5:28 p.m.

I would try to avoid anything being sold in Cockeyesville!

noddaz HalfDork
Feb. 8, 2013 5:58 p.m.

Are you nuts? Don't buy that. feel better?

1 2

You'll need to log in to post.

Also on Grassroots Motorsports

Classic Motorsports Monterey Welcome Party Welcomes 2000-Plus Gearheads

5 hours ago in Articles

Last night we threw a party, and more than 2000 people came to celebrate.

We're Back In Monterey for Car Week

1 day ago in News

And so it begins, another trip to Monterey Car Week.

Deal of the Month: Free Trackside Companion!

1 day ago in News

Ever wished you had a handy guide on how to dial in your alignment or adjust your dampers?

This Tuesday: Join Us at Track Night in America

1 day ago in News

This Tuesday we'll be running at Palm Beach International Raceway

Experience Monterey With Us

2 days ago in News

We're on our way out to Monterey, California, for car week.

Concours d’Lemons to Ruin Monterey Car Week Yet Again

2 days ago in News

What started as the anti-concours has transformed into a major event on the Monterey Car Week schedule.

Tomorrow, August 15: Join our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In

2 days ago in News

Our Monterey welcome party is taking over all of downtown Pacific Grove.

Vintage Views: Classic Mini

5 days ago in Articles

Turn heads, have jolly good fun.

You Need This: Toyota With Rally Pedigree

5 days ago in News

Who can say no to a turbocharger and all-wheel drive?

Join Our Monterey Kickoff Cruise-In at Pacific Grove on Tuesday, August 15

5 days ago in News

Our Monterey welcome party is taking over all of downtown Pacific Grove.

You Need This: J. Geils's Maserati Sebring, Some Assembly Required

5 days ago in News

A rock star project will be auctioned off in Monterey next week.

Who Wants a Skip Barber Car?

6 days ago in News

Skip Barber Racing School is selling off Miatas, Mustangs, Porsches and much more.


Grassroots Motorsports Magazine

Subscribe Today

Also get your instant access to the digital edition of Grassroots Motorsports Magazine!

Learn More