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2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Sometimes I feel like I’m having car déjà vu. Granted I look at cars for sale seven days a week and sometimes they blend together, but I knew that there probably weren’t two 2021 Porsche 911 Carrera S examples out there finished in Radium Green. Thankfully we have helped keywords and tags, and wouldn’t you know I did take a look at this car back in April 2020. However, the photos are very similar. So similar that they are identical. But this listing says the car now has 13,500 miles (up from 4,900) and the price has actually gone up $11,000. What is going on here?

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Year: 2012
Model: 911 Carrera S
VIN: WP0AB2A97CS121849
Engine: 3.8 liter flat-6
Transmission: 7-speed manual
Mileage: 13,485 mi
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Price: $78,900 Buy It Now

We have just added to our extensive exotic car inventory a beautiful 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S in Radium Green over Cocoa special leather and only 13,485 miles. This Carrera S is loaded with: 3.8 Liter flat six, 6 speed manual transmission, 20 inch SportTechno wheels, Porsche dynamic control with Porsche Stability management, sport exhaust, auto dimming mirrors, 18 way adaptive sports seats plus, heated and ventilated seats, Porsche dynamic lighting system, entry and drive, light design package, parkassist front and rear, sport chrono package, electric sunroof, Burmester premium audio, satellite radio, 6 disc changer, electric folding mirrors, natural leather interior, premium package, rear center tunnel in leather, center console lid with embossed Porsche logo and much more. The original MSRP was $128,250.

This car then received a full panels-off strip down repaint in Radium Green a Porsche color available on early 356’s but not from the factory in 2012. The quality of the paint is superb and smoother than factory–it really has to be seen to be believed!

It is stuff like this that makes me bang my head against the wall. It looks like the dealer sold this car a year ago, bought it back in inventory, and literally just relisted it using the same photos and text, just changing the miles. I understand markets change and prices on used cars sometimes go up, but to do this kind of stuff isn’t helpful for anyone. You think you are looking at the photos of the car you are willing to buy, only to find out that they are actually 18 months and has 8,500 more miles on the odometer. I guess the warning is always do your research no matter legit the deal seems, or at least Google the VIN – because you wouldn’t automatically know that the entire car had been repainted.

It is still pretty, though.

– Andrew

One Comment

  1. Greg
    Greg September 21, 2021

    I am not a fan of the green but otherwise like this 991.1 manual. I think in a few months after the COVID price bubble pops this will be a $65k car, and will continue depreciating.

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