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mr2s2000elise
mr2s2000elise Dork
1/16/20 5:37 p.m.
pimpm3 said:

 

I actually found a 2007 Cayman S for under 10k but I am not ready to pull the trigger yet obviously.

WOW. Around here all 19-22K.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/16/20 5:42 p.m.

It's a trade at a dealer in Marietta.  128k miles.  $9600

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
1/17/20 7:05 a.m.
pimpm3 said:

It's a trade at a dealer in Marietta.  128k miles.  $9600

Link by chance?  I've seen a couple on FB Marketplace in the low teens, but none below $10K.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/17/20 7:17 a.m.

It's on the ACV auction app.  It's a dealer only thing. 

I am seriously considering picking it up.  That would ruin my plan but the car looks like a good deal.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
1/17/20 8:22 a.m.

Pick it up and still keep tabs on the process of making the money back 

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy Dork
1/17/20 8:32 a.m.
Patrick said:

Pick it up and still keep tabs on the process of making the money back 

agreed.  $9600 might be too good of a deal to pass up.  Many fewer transactions needed to make that up.

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Dork
1/18/20 9:39 p.m.

If you can find a driver's side fog light for a 944 turbo (951) same as on my 944 S2 for cheap, buy it.  I will help you turn a profit on it.  They are rare and expensive.  Cheapest new is $250 and I may end up going that route.  If you find sets buy them and you will make good money on them. 

 

 

 

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps SuperDork
1/18/20 9:45 p.m.

Will follow along, best iof luck! BUY that Cayman for $9,600 you will regret it later if you don't!

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
1/18/20 10:00 p.m.
Billy_Bottle_Caps said:

Will follow along, best iof luck! BUy that Cayman for $9,600 you will regret it later if you don't!

Seriously! I paid $7,000 for a 2000 Boxster S with high miles and no options and immediately dropped $3,000 on control arms, struts, endlinks, and tires. I'd jump on a $9,600 Cayman S with no hesitation! 

rustybugkiller
rustybugkiller HalfDork
1/19/20 12:48 p.m.

I thought the idea was to TRADE each item for another item of increasing value with no actual cash involved.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/19/20 1:19 p.m.

I passed on the Cayman.  It would not have worked with my plan, not to mention I really don't want to spend 10k out of my pocket at the moment.  On top of that I really want a 2009 because it doesn't have the IMS or oil starvation issues the earlier ones have.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy Dork
1/19/20 5:25 p.m.

Those 987.2s are hard to find and pull a premium, as I'm sure you know.  

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/19/20 5:31 p.m.

Yes, but I figured I should try to get what I want, this is a car I can see myself keeping for awhile. 

I am thinking a 2009 non s will do quite nicely.

At the auction the price difference is not that significant, it's just a matter of finding one.  The production numbers were quite a bit less for the 987.2's vs the originals.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
1/19/20 6:21 p.m.

I’d be happy to offer you a big snowblower in trade for the roll bar extension, and since it’s the middle of January, that should work in your favor, unless you live someplace ridiculous like Jacksonville Florida. 

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/19/20 7:33 p.m.

It was 71 degrees today.  A snow blower is about as useful to me as a plow.   

If you are looking for a roll bar extension I can make you a deal, I need to get this ball rolling.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
1/19/20 9:35 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

I don’t need a roll bar extension, I have a Cayman. 

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/20/20 4:35 a.m.

Smart man!

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/22/20 6:04 a.m.

And so it begins.  The roll bar extension just sold on Ebay.  

Step 1:  bought roll bar extension for $250

Step 2:  sold roll bar extension for $530 on Ebay.

$530.00 to spend minus shipping cost...

ZOO
ZOO UltraDork
1/22/20 8:20 a.m.
pimpm3 said:

And so it begins.  The roll bar extension just sold on Ebay.  

Step 1:  bought roll bar extension for $250

Step 2:  sold roll bar extension for $530 on Ebay.

$530.00 to spend minus shipping cost...

I've got a square set up (four rears) of OEM E46 M3 wheels that have been refinished and powdercoated.  Style 67s.  Open to an offer that would allow you to make money.  Though shipping from Canada may kill profit.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/22/20 10:01 a.m.

In reply to ZOO :

I appreciate the offer but shipping probably would be prohibitive.

I am working on the next step already.  Hopefully I will have some positive progress soon.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy Dork
1/22/20 12:23 p.m.

Can you post any pics of the $9600 car?  I would like to see what it looks like.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/22/20 12:27 p.m.

In reply to Lof8 - Andy :

I will see if it's still on there.  

Ninja edit...  It is gone unfortunately.

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/22/20 6:12 p.m.

Got the roll bar ready to ship using a bunch of random boxes I cut up and some publix bags.  No cost in packaging for the win!

In other news I bought the next item to sell.  I am quite pleased with myself and its almost like it was fate.

I was looking on Facebook market place last night and found this ad.

I sent the guy a message expecting it to be sold.  To my surprise it was still available.  He bought a 2015 3 series and doesn't have the space to store this one anymore.  We met up today and I pulled the trigger for $500.00.

The odometer is broken and reads 999999.  He has owned it for 10 years and told me it happened after his alternator went out and it drained the battery down.  He guessed it has around 200k on it.  It has a slight misfire but I would wager it has something to do with the rigged up intake elbow.  

Seemed like a decent dude and he was happy the car went to someone who was mechanically adept enough to mess with it and not complain.

Did I mention it's a 5-speed!

Can't wait to start messing with it tomorrow!

Stampie
Stampie UltimaDork
1/22/20 6:20 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

$550 and lunch?

pimpm3
pimpm3 UltraDork
1/22/20 6:51 p.m.

That's a strong offer but I think I will hold out for a little more.

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