Evaluation: Bought new by the consignor’s father and delivered to Mexico City. Moved to California in 2005 and received a repaint and interior refurbishment. The 15,951 miles showing are represented as actual. Small crack in one of the signal lights and a crack at the bottom of one of the rear bumperettes. The engine bay, chassis and suspension show oxidation and dirt but no cause for alarm, although the exhaust looks ancient. Wear and scratches around the roll hoop, and some of the gold plating on the “targa” badge is chipping off. A few paint chips around panel edges but nothing serious. Very clean interior. This is an impressively but not immaculately preserved 911 with known history and remarkably low mileage. It’s perfectly good as it is, and it would almost be a shame to restore it.
Bottom Line: The second-to-last lot of the auction, this car got one bid extension at the 1:40 mark but otherwise there was no excitement here. It’s a better car than the final high bid. It was also a no-sale at $80,000 through RM’s Online Only Driving Into Summer sale last year, and that number really should have bought the car, especially given this lowball offer.