Date registered: Sep 2015
Vehicle: '96 SL500
Location: Saratoga, NY
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Hi everyone, I hope you all had a happy 4th.
It took 3 months, but I finally found what I was looking for.
Found it on my own, at a dealer no less.
2002 911 C2. Exterior(midnight blue) and interior(savanna beige) colors are what I was looking for. I decided to go stick shift again and I'm glad I did.
I found it at a dealer in Cleveland. It's rare to find a 911 this old at a dealer but the salesman said that it was taken in trade and that they had complete confidence in the vehicle, so instead of taking it to auction, they put it on the sales floor. I saw it on their website on a Sunday night, called them on Monday morning and it was delivered Wednesday evening.
It has a couple of minor issues that I need to take care of (fuel gauge sending unit, intermittent wiper switch). I also put a new stereo in it.
The IMS bearing had been done, so I didn't have to spend another $3000.
I frikken love this car. A true sports car. This thing carves turns and, it's actually more comfortable than the SL in my opinion. Has adjustable lumbar support as good as my wife's E350.
Enjoy the summer. Great top down weather here in upstate NY.