Hey guys, and welcome back. I am SamCrac and today I want to bring to you an amazing auction story that I just got from a viewer by the name of Craig out of Maryland he bought a 2003 Porsche 911 at the Copart auctions in Colorado. If you have an auction story, a general car story, or maybe a cool car you want me to come and check out, drop me a line at [email protected] Craig’s car was a hail damage vehicle. It came with a clean title and had a hundred and forty thousand miles on it. Now, Craig won the final bid for $7,500 and paid about another seven to eight hundred dollars in auction fees and broker fees, then he had it shipped to him and as you see from the condition in these photos, like any other hail damage car it’s got a lot of dents on it, which Craig told me he’s in the process of getting them worked out, but the one thing that we didn’t discuss in my previous hail damage video is the potential for headlights and taillights to get smashed. And if you look at these taillights, they got completely obliterated in this hailstorm. So Craig fixed those. He fixed a few other little pieces, some little lighting pieces and things like that and all in all he’s in the car for a little bit over $10,000 as we speak and likely Craig has one of the lowest priced Porsche 911s in the entire world. Now when Craig got the car, he opened up the glovebox and got a huge surprise: There was a note, likely from the previous owner. And it had a list of everything that was done to the car. Now let’s start with the first thing on the list and it’s a Bilstein PSS10. Now, Bilstein makes some of the best suspension components that I know of, and this is a coilover system made for Porsches. This is an unbelievable setup and cost a few thousand dollars, and it makes the car amazing on a track. And that’s not the only thing that Craig got. In June of 2016, the previous owner wrote that he had all the suspension components replaced, so a lot of times when you track these Porsches, the bearings, the bushings and a lot of the little components get worn out pretty quick from track use. The previous owner replaced all the suspension components, which is awesome as well. That’s something that could be very costly if you took it into a dealership… Completely repaired! Now, here’s the absolute best part of 911. The previous owner had the engine completely rebuilt at ninety six thousand miles. It cost him, or so he says, around twenty thousand dollars. But he didn’t just do a standard engine rebuild: he upped the displacement to 3.8 liters from the original 3.6 liter that came in this car. During the engine replacement, it seems that he added a new clutch and an IMS bearing upgrade, which is amazing because these cars were prone to IMS bearing failures and they cost owners the price of a whole new engine. To top everything off, there was a Fabspeed exhaust installed. Those are very high-end exhaust systems for these cars, they run a few thousand dollars by themselves, and he had all new brakes put in this year. Craig likely got one of the best auction deals we’ll hear about all year. This is a car that would retail for well over what he paid for it without any of these things done to it. It sounds like Craig was completely surprised when he saw this note and is extremely pleased with his purchase. Now, sometimes these things do happen at auction. On a completely smaller scale, when I purchased my Fiesta ST and I got underneath it the first time to work on it, I noticed there was a Cobb motor mount. Fast forward a few days later, after I drove the car, I found out that there was a Cobb tune There was a Cobb air filter, and there was also a really annoying diverter valve spacer that made this noise *Blow-off valve noise* It was super annoying, because every single time you change gears you’d hear it and I couldn’t stand it. So I took it off almost instantly when Craig originally wrote me, and I read the first part of his message I thought: Okay, well, he got a pretty good deal, and it sounds like he’s pretty satisfied. But then when he told me about all the modifications, anybody in the Porsche community knows Porsche enthusiasts eat this stuff up. And this car is worth likely way more than he paid for it and especially once he’s completely done rebuilding it, Craig’s going to have a car that he can enjoy for years to come, and if he gets tired of it he can sell it and likely make a good amount of money. Guys, I hope you enjoyed this story on Craig’s Porsche. 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