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On 2/11/2020 at 10:31 PM, cort16 said:

Mouldy Porsche but also check out the Sherpa horse bollox.

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https://www.gumtree.com/p/porsche/porsche-944-lux-barn-find-/1366166639

I went to see this today as it’s near me and I’m sure my neighbours would love to see it added to my driveway. It was pretty mouldy and is only a barn find if your definition of a barn is outside. It has been off the road and exposed to the elements for the last 15+ years I would reckon. Would have cleaned up quite nicely except that there was a dent across passenger door and rear quarter which would have needed paint over the smashing original decals. The interior was good and amazingly dry but still a couple of cracks on the dash. 

 

Underbonnet was a bit of a mess. It was partially disassembled, needed minimum full ignition system, cambelt, and water pump replacement, full service. There was no water in the coolant system. The clutch hydraulics had failed. There were puddles of water on the scuttle panels which didn’t look clever. The windscreen was delaminating. There was enough rust visible around the edges that some underbody welding is inevitable. Brake system would no doubt need work. Non runner obvs. If you threw £2k at it and did the work yourself you would have a roadworthy car but nowhere near mint.

 

Needless to say I walked away. The chap who was selling said he had removed it from Gumtree as he’s been inundated with calls, including an offer of £3.5k sight unseen. I told him to accept that offer if it was still on the table!

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10 minutes ago, dc2100k said:

....Needless to say I walked away. The chap who was selling said he had removed it from Gumtree as he’s been inundated with calls, including an offer of £3.5k sight unseen. I told him to accept that offer if it was still on the table!

Probably worth more as a parts source

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7 minutes ago, Tadhg Tiogar said:

Probably worth more as a parts source

The guy who owned it bought it for the interior, so you might be right. That said, I don’t think parts for a 944 are rare or particularly valuable so I’m not sure how much it’d break for. 

 

Anyway my reckoning is that you can get a good 2.5 944 with a bit of history in nice usable condition for £5-6k so that makes a mouldy non-runner with 50k but no history worth very little in my eyes. If it had been stored inside for 20 years and had some provenance I might have bought it just to see the look on my wife’s face.

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