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Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale Pre Purchase Inspection
Buying a Porsche is a dream for many.  I know, I have purchased several myself.  However, buying your dream car can turn into a nightmare if you don’t know what you are looking for. These cars are excellent to own, but you must do your homework and make certain you have an idea what you are looking for before you give away your hard earned money. 

Whenever Porsche 911 entered races, people were blown away by its performance. The Porsche vehicle often took 1st place, and if not first, it was always in the top 3. Porsche’s first entry into Formula One happened in the season of 1961 to 1962. It was only a natural progression the Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale progressed on to Formula One. In characteristic Porsche fashion, the braking system is similarly as top spec as her acceleration system, equipped with Porsche’s latest racing brake system.

I would always advise to have your car check out by an authorized dealer or better yet by a qualified independent service shop.  Make sure that the shop has expertise in the model and the year that you are looking at. 
The older the model that you are looking for the more crucial it is to find that Porsche shop that knows what they are doing. A PPI can last anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. Some charge you with a standard rate while others will charge you an hourly rate.  I consider getting a good PPI mandatory when I look for my cars. It’s money well spent. 

You can ask around to see if anyone can recommend  one to you. Or just go online to the many Porsche Forums and post a question “Anyone know a good place for a PPI for my Porsche.”

Make a list of things to check for before you began your search.  Before you find that perfect Porsche, you may have to pass on a few of them.  The list below will give the basic knowledge to screen for the right one. What you will need are:  your eyes, ears and nose, a companion for another set of eyes, flashlight, a rust pick and a mouth mirror.  If you can get your hands on a paint gauge and a tire gauge that would be good also. Go out and find the perfect one!

Pre-Purchased Inspection Of Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale Car’s Body:

•    Get down to the level of the car from the side and do a visual inspection.  It’s best to do this in the open shade, or in a garage looking outwards into the daylight.  Do you see any dents, ripples or any imperfections?  If so, inspect them closer.  The front of the car should be slight lower than the rear.  This is to ensure that during heavy throttle, the car has the right stance during maneuvers.  
•    Check all the area where the body is attached to the windshield or windows.  Evaluate for any bubbles that may indicate rust.  Also check for gaps or unevenness which may indicate an accident.
•    Check the seams of the car.  This is the gap between all the doors, panels, hood and engine lid.  Make sure they are evenly spaced all around.  Make sure that they are the same around all the gaps of the car.  The irregular gap on the sides and rear of the car could mean the car was in an accident and  was improperly repaired.  Uneven gaps around the doors and front lid could also mean an accident, but also could mean the door hinge is failing or the stop is failing.
•    Check around all the light brackets.  That includes all front lights, rear lights and accessory lights.  With the permission of the owner ask if you can remove the lights (especially the front lights) to check for rust around the area.

The Chasis:  This is of particular importance to check especially on early cars.  The chassis, including the suspension points, needs to be perfect.  Slight flake rust that does not affect the underlining metal is ok and can be address before undercoating.  If there is any imperfections or signs of major rust to the metal beneath, walk away. Unless you are a knowledgeable restorer, this car will present problems down the line.  The chassis is the most costly area to repair and the toughest.  

•    The first place to check is the Torsion Bar that is located under the car, behind the rear wheel.  This bar is 3 inches in diameter and runs left to right.  This bar is welded to the main chassis.  Any rust in this area is very difficult and expensive to repair or replace.  Avoid at all cost.
•    Check the Pan that is near the fuel tank and below the battery.  This area can be eroded due to a battery leak.  The pan can be replaced if due to battery leakage/erosion. 
•    Near the Pan, check for Lower Control Arms that are bolted to the pan.  If it is badly rusted, walk away.  Again, this is a difficult and expensive repair.
•    Check the Jack Slot. This is underneath the car on the side where the Jacks are inserted to lift the car. Check for rust. 

The Interior: Check with the owner if he/she knows if the interior is original or not.  Originality will definitely increase the value of the car.  It is very difficult and expensive to restore the interior so having an original interior that is in good condition is crucial in your search for the perfect Porsche.

•    Check the seats (back and front) around the edges or side bolster.  Are they cracked, worn, or torn?  Is the stitching torn?  Sit in them to feel firm if the padding is firm or lumpy.  Does it feel comfortable?  Adjust the lever.  Does it function smoothly?
•    Check the vinyl dash top.  Does it feel soft and smooth?  Or is it dried out or cracked?  Cracking of the dash is a common occurrence in early 911’s.

Buy Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale

Assurance when making the acquisition is actually winding up the rest. You cannot find any space for worries and doubt in purchasing your dream car. Some recommendations on the best way to buy Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale can give you a hand. Uncertainties just show that there is something wrong with the car, therefore, you shouldn’t buy it. Understanding how to buy Porsche 911 Fort Lauderdale tips help you a great in buying your dreams Porsche 911 in Fort Lauderdale.

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