Once I saw the car, I just wanted it. The white, the red, the wheels – gone were any thoughts of a dark one. It would have been easy to jump in and buy it there and then, but I wanted to do all the checks. I had always advised other people to get a prospective purchase checked out thoroughly when buying a 911 and pay a Porsche specialist to do a PPI check. I phoned my local specialist, someone I had known for years and arranged for him to see the car at the owner’s home. Unfortunately, it would be a week until he could do it due to holidays, so I left a deposit to secure the car and waited.
A week later I met the specialist down the road from the owner’s home, just after he had finished going over it, under it, in it etc. He said that the car was the best 3.2 911 he had ever come across. It had full service history, some OPC, the rest mostly independent Porsche specialist and the HPI check was clear. He told me I should have no worries about buying it. By the time I got to the owner’s home, about 10 minutes later, the car was already back in the garage under its cover.
We went into his home to discuss the finer points and to double check everything. I asked if he would take a penny less, he just grinned and said no. He told me about all the phone calls he had received from people wanting to buy the car since I had been to see it. We sat down over a cup of coffee and did the paper work. I was now the owner of a fantastic Porsche 911 that had only done 35,000 miles.