1995 Porsche 911

What if I told you, in the year 2020, that you could buy a 1995 Porsche 911 for just $33,000? Yes, a black over tan leather example with just over 100,000 miles. It isn’t one of the bait and switch listings where the one angle looks fine but when you click on it and scroll through the photos you see the other side was hit by a runaway garbage truck at 55 mph. Nope, this one run and drives just fine, and even has Cup wheels. Even better, it is a 6-speed! After my recent run of automatic 911s, it is finally time get to get back a true manual gearbox. So what is the catch? Well, there is always a catch.

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Year: 1995
Model: 911
VIN: WP0AA2A80CS760228
Engine: 3.6 liter flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 100,972 mi
Location: Van Nuys, California
Price: Buy It Now $33,000

1995 Porsche 911 / 993 Coupe Carrera 2 with a 6 Speed manual Transmission in black over tan Interior. Very nice, original condition, with no stories. Car runs and drives and i wouldn’t hesitate driving it Cross Country. Clutch is strong, suspension is stiff. No Oil leaks, no funny noises.

This car has a salvaged history, and a rebuilt title. Back in 2007 the car was involved in a Front End Collision. No Airbags deployed. Left Fender, front Hood and front bumper replaced. Everything is in working order. Look at the pictures, they will tell the story.

95 Model with no check engine Light issues and yes, it’s a coupe and a 6 Speed Carrera 2, not a Tiptronic. I do have all books and the Maintenance Book with the Option Code Sticker.

I can assist with domestic or overseas shipping and Export is ok. A viewing / Test Drive is encouraged. For all overseas buyers i can do Video Documentation or Facetime Walkarounds.

The catch? Of course it a rebuilt car. The seller says it took a front impact in 2007 that resulted in the fender, bumper, and hood being replaced. That resulted in the dreaded salvage title and is basically toxic to any purist. Think you can live with that? Well, this is more to be aware of. One of the photos shows some nasty rust starting under the rear windshield seal that scares the bejesus out of me. Whenever you see rust around a rubber seal, that is just the very tip of the iceberg. You can guarantee that once you peel back that seal, you will find more rust and it will keep going into some not-so fun areas. Of course, that is all we can see right now. There might be more issues that aren’t disclosed, and I wouldn’t doubt it.

So should you buy it? If you want to somehow have a “beater” 993, then I don’t see anything wrong with that. The thing, I don’t think this price is low enough. Based on some clean title 993s that have sold recently, this car should be cheaper. I think the rust scares me more than anything given water is going to get into the interior soon, if it already hasn’t, so this car is basically dry driving only. However, if I was waiting for a good day to drive a car, I’d probably use those dry days on something nicer, and not a beater 993, if there is even such a thing.

– Andrew

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5 Comments

  1. “Very nice, original condition, with no stories.” — except for the story about why it has a salvage title.

  2. Salvage titles are rarely the “kiss of death” if you’re an informed buyer. If the repairs were done properly and you can inspect to confirm or the seller has documentation that you can verify they’re actually an excellent way to get a decent car for much less than it’s non-salvage counterparts.

    I’ve bought salvage cars like this for just that reason. I’ve got a car in my garage that has a rebuilt title that I bought for well below market over five years ago, and it’s performed flawlessly and has been one of the most trouble-free cars I’ve ever owned.

    That being said, I totally agree with the concerns about rust. Rust at window seals is ALWAYS an indicator of far greater issues hiding behind what you can see, and difficult and expensive to repair/remediate.

    I’m not a Porsche person, but these issues span all cars, regardless of make/model. If the price were more in line with the condition, it might be a good “drive it until it dies” acquisition.

  3. How the heck does a modern Porsche get rust in that spot? Was this also damaged in the accident and repaired poorly?

  4. @Christian. Its common to see rust in areas like that with cars that have that design of windshield seal. That big fat rubber seal is great when its new, but as those seals age, they shrink and don’t seal as tight.

    Water gets under the seal and never really dries. Mix in some dirt and constant vibration, and it is a very nice incubator for rust to form. The rust grows under that seal, and by the time it makes its way outside of the seal, it is far too late. This was common on 964s as well.

  5. THATS ALOT OF MONEY FOR A REBUIKT TITLE,

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