New Member of the Family Has Arrived!

A pretty exciting day has arrived for me. The love affair with Porsche that started with a test drive in a white 944 when I was 15 resulting in a nearly 24 year pursuit of Porsche ownership, has finally culminated in a monumentous event: The purchase of a Porsche!

After months of looking, numerous test drives, and a lot of research, I finally pulled the trigger on a black 1999 911 Cabriolet! I was initially looking for a bit older model, but one thing led to another and I ran across this car that I couldn’t pass up. Especially with summer just around the corner (alright, it’s a LONG corner away, but I’m hopefully for some nice weather early on this year).

The quick specs are:

  • Black on Black with matching top
  • 3.4L Flat 6 producing 296 bhp
  • 6-Speed Manual
  • 0-6 in just over 5 seconds (est. 5.2)
  • 75,000 miles
  • Exterior Condition: Good; Interior Condition: Good (clean CarFax)
  • Mechanically sound w/major services done

Now on to the more important thing…Pictures!

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  1. Congratulations! That’s fantastic you were able to finally purchase your Porsche. Can’t wait to hear the stories you will have to tell about your future adventures with your new Porsche…

  2. Congratulations….
    A black 1999 911 Cabriolet!
    By purchasing the very best Porsche, you too will have the very best to resell, commanding a higher price, offering you more enjoyment, less risk, expect less running cost and be even more pleased with your Porsche experience…….
    When buying your first Porsche is the culmination of years of saving and dreaming, you need to know that you can trust the person and company that is selling you the car.

  3. Def. Congrats on the new whip (well, pretty darn new). Can you test drive at 15? Where was i at that age? Dang. We are owed a early spring and summer. Last year, i’m still debating on if we even got a spring?

    1 Porsche down… How many to go? 🙂

  4. Very nice ride. Hope to get to drive that someday.

  5. Well it looks like the weather doesn’t know what it wants to do this year. I live is SC and the weather here has been back and forth between hot and cold, rain and shine. which would be nice if i didn’t ditch my A/C for weight reduction. Oh well, I still drive every time i get a chance.

  6. It’s kind of strange that you are now giving away a member of the family.

  7. Congratulations!

  8. i’ve still got the count down until you throw me the keys one of these days!!

  9. at least you didn’t rush into anything.

  10. use to be able to drive at 15 in louisiana;not anymore.

  11. Nice car, but like yourself, I also like the older models.

  12. Do you mind if I ask how you found the car? Newspaper, auto trader, craigs list, ebay, friend?

    • We found it at a local used car dealership specializing in European cars. Great place called Freeman Motor Company. Have sent several people there since including one who purchased a 2007 911 Coupe.

  13. should make someone very happy.

  14. if i win,i’ll post daily letting everyone know how much fun i’m having with my new car!

  15. Phil Schneider says

    good job

  16. Phil Schneider says

    and I’m jealous. I need a Porsche in my life

  17. People, people, people ….. I’ll be the one posting the new pics of the car when I win.

  18. Ryan, thanks for the info. Is Freeman local to you? Which region?

  19. Somebody is going to really enjoy this, and it might as well be (fill in your -oops, MY name here)!

  20. BTW, why ARE you getting rid of a car you have been pursuing for years? Can only assume it is to build readership, and advertise the site? Should work out pretty well, and the prize is worth the price!

  21. you should show the rest of the “family”.

  22. will be happy to adopt!

  23. HOTTTT car!!!!

  24. Sure hope I get to see the car up close and personal sometime soon. It is a great looking 911.

  25. Ryan, Thanks for the info. I live on the east coast, but my BIL lives in Portland. I may have to make a trip to Freeman, when we visit my wife’s brother.

  26. Laura Adams says

    Congrats! Wonderful when a plan finally comes together. Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.


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