The Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera Buying Guide (and Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3) will help you avoid getting ripped off buying an older 911.
These are lovely cars, I really enjoy owning them, they are special. I have been buying and selling Porsche 911 for years….I’m sure there are easier ways of earning a living but I like these older 80′ 911.
Adrian Crawford driving and talking about a Porsche 911 3.2
The Dream. For many people its a dream to one day own a 911 Carrera. Lots of my customers have waited a long time to get to the position of being able to purchase one of these…..some well into there retirement, some in their twenties, for most all of them its their dream.
The reality…….although these are good, durable well built cars do you really imagine that all those shiny 911 in the ads are actually good? Some will be, some (the majority) will not be good. could you tell the difference?
Few buyers have enough experience to resist that beautiful looking 911. Its in the right colour, it’s the right model, the mileage is okay, the owner is willing to sell at a decent price and you could be driving down the road in it tomorrow. Fantastic. Emotions take over, and you buy it …..only to regret later. I see it happen all the time.
Imagine how you would feel if you find that the beautiful looking 911 you bought turns out to have a bit of a ‘colourful’ history, maybe its been damaged and you didn’t know?
Or one day when you are poking around it you find serious corrosion, a car that’s been tarted up to look great….but is anything but. Your stomach would turn. Not all the good looking, shiny Porsche 911 for sale will be as genuinely good as they appear on the surface.
I have done it myself. I have got so excited I had to buy and lived to tell the tale of the sickening bill. Its called gaining experience. And it can be an expensive to learn for yourself…
These are not cheap cars, and you certainly won’t want the bill for a big repair. The feeling of getting it wrong, of being conned, duped or mislead will kill the enjoyment for you of owning one of the World’s most brilliant cars. Something you worked, saved and waited to own.
With a little bit of time and guidance I can help steer you around some of the minefields. I have been buying and selling Porsche 911 for years and years, in fact my first one was back in 1985 a ’73 2.4 T Targa……and I made some classic mistakes on that….I made some more mistakes on others too……some very costly. Since them I have owned, inspected, rejected and enjoyed 100’s of 911…..I seen a lot of rubbish and learnt a lot from my experiences.
Why take a chance when you don’t need to? My guide will help you find, and inspect a 911 Carrera 3.2 or 3.3 Turbo 1, it will take you through step by step the process I use to successfully buy good examples without the ugly surprise later. You should be able to ascertain which are the 911 to avoid and which one you should buy…with confidence.
I provide a Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 buyers guide for the 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989 911 3.2 and 3.3 911 Turbo…… I think it’s the most comprehensive Porsche buying information on the market……
I actually buy and sell Porsche 911 every month and have the same problems as you face….I want to buy the best I can for a given budget…..and not waste time or money on the rubbish….You don’t have to read my sales ‘pitch’ click the link in the box below for an independent view.
You can follow the same step by step process that I use to help you quickly and easily establish which are the poor cars…and when you’ve found a beauty. The Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera or Porsche Turbo 3.3 buyers guide will give you the confidence to act decisively, whatever your level of experience.
The 911 Carrera 3.2 and 911 turbo 3.3 are good…I recommend them and really enjoy owning them. Good examples are brilliant fun to drive, generally reliable, easy to service, very durable and low depreciation as well. If you own a good one you will love it.
Clearly these are old cars, but you can still find absolute beauties amongst the majority of average examples. Condition varies even more than the prices and for your enjoyment its absolutely essential to select the right one. I guarantee that my guide will help you identify the good and the bad examples, and if you take your time to find the right 911 Carrera or 911 Turbo you will never regret it.
Genuinely good Porsche 911 (not simply the pretty) are the ones to buy. Having a professional inspection carried out is fine, but you can waste 100’s on having no hoper’s inspected. With a little guidance or a brief inspection you could have identified the no hoper yourself. Beware because most will look good on the surface, this one looked lovely……
The Porsche 911 3.2 coupe pictured could be a repaired wreck…would you know? I can tell quickly. Would you be happy when you find out months later? Quickly, confidently be able to better check a used Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 or Porsche Turbo 911 3.3 before you buy the wrong one using this guide. Plenty of 911 get repaired, many are never even recorded on an accident register…..it’s profitable.
The 911 Carrera 3.2 buying guide contains easy to follow information with practical, concise, current and comprehensive advice…and no padding. Over 40 pages plus detailed pictures showing you exactly what to look for, where to look, the common faults, what to test, how to test it and the questions to ask. Why learn the hard way?… I already have…follow me…
You will learn;
- The key questions to ask the seller and the correct answers.
- The common faults for that model.
- Where and what to check and test.
- How to be confident that the car you are buying is genuine.
- Where to look for hidden accident damage or repairs.
- How to spot forged/falsified documents.
- How to make a worthwhile test drive.
- How you can make a detailed inspection.
- Guarantees/Warranties ? what they really offer.
- How you can get a better deal.
- Negotiate from a stronger position.
- Easy fixes and tips.
- and much more too..
Is the guide worth the money? For under $35 (less than ?20) it may save you buying a lemon and getting conned out of thousands. If it saves you from having a no hoper inspected….or saves one wasted journey to look at an inaccurately described 911 it is money well invested.
What is in the guide? The manual contains the tips and techniques that I have learnt from actually buying 100’s of Porsche year in, year out, not just theory….practical, real life tips that you can easily apply. Each 911 guide is different, all models have their quirks and weaknesses.
Why not get a professional inspection? Before arranging a professional inspection you will need to identify the right Porsche, otherwise you can waste hundreds. Using the guide means you don’t have to totally rely on the inspection.
Buying a Porsche from someone you trust…is great, but everyone can make a mistake….so it still pays to know what you are doing, even if only to confirm your judgement of the person with the Porsche 911 for sale.
Magazine buyers guides are unlikely to be able to cover the subject in detail and are often compiled from various different sources. I have seen some pretty dodgy advice written.
Worldwide. The principles and information are relevant wherever you are looking for a 911. I have customers successfully using the guide all over the World.
Immediate. The various 911 buyers guides are for download on the web to a pc as an electronic book, this means the pictures can be much more detailed and you can get the information almost immediately. 15 mins on a slow modem. Once on your P.C. you can view at will and print as much of the information you like. No waiting for the mail (it’s not a hard book).
Guarantee: “If the guide is not what we say it is and you are not completely satisfied that the information contained is not worth the price, than your money will be refunded no questions asked.” Adrian Crawford.
MAC users: Note this guide is suitable for a PC, not a MAC.