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I May End Up Owning Three Old Porsches After A Drunk eBay Session

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Topics:  Porsche

I May End Up Owning Three Old Porsches After A Drunk eBay Session

Matt Hubbard
December 1, 2014

I had a great night on Saturday, had a couple of beers round a friend's house. I may also have had some vodka. Staggered home through the fog, had another couple of beers and thought, "I know, I'll see what's on eBay."

Front-Engine Porsche
At the time it seemed like a great idea. Porsche 924s and 944s are going up in price and this is the ideal time of year to buy a sportscar, especially one with dodgy seals around the sunroof, so prices will be low.

I can't remember exactly but I must have taken a look at the 924s and 944s in need of restoration and with no bidders and no reserve price set and placed a few bid.

Now, in the cold light of Sunday with a cup of tea in hand I venture into eBay to find I'm the top bidder on not one, not two but three front engined, water cooled Porsches.


The first is a 1986 944S listed as spares or repair and I've bid £850. To be honest the price is really low and the car seems in great condition.

The second is a 1982 924 which, again, seems to be in reasonable condition and is spares or repair as it's been laid up a while. If I get it for my £249 bid it'll be a massive bargain.

The third is a 1983 924 which has a tatty interior and won't run. I've bid £300 but, again, it will be something of a bargain if I do win it.

Look at it this way, I'll either win between one and three old Porsches for a bargain basement price or not. If I do win all three my winter will be spent fettling in the garage, which is a pretty good pastime.

So pissed bidding on eBay might not be such a bad thing to do.

Let me know what you've bought on eBay after a few drinks, I'm sure there are a few stories out there. - See more at: http://www.speedmonkey.co.uk/2014/12/i-may-end-up-owning-three-old-porsches.html#sthash.Mpiv73Lf.dpuf

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