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Remember the 2006 Cayman S I bought 2.5 yrs ago to resell? It was a Launch Vechicle. Sold it to a guy in St Joe, MO. We've stayed in contact since the sale.

Earlier this fall, he called and asked what I had in inventory. Said I was plumb out of cars (hadn't bought the VW bug conv yet). He was looking for a blue 11 Cayman S. I started looking for one and wasn't finding any on Craigslist. Mentioned it to my sales friend at Woodhouse that my friend was in the mkt.

Fast forward to earlier this mo. I was looking thru AutoTrader and found an 11 CS in blue. Gave him a call to point him to the ad. He said he was now leaning towards a 2015 GTS. While we were chatting, I changed my search to the GTS. Lots of new ones but there was also a used one in MN w/ 1800 mi. It was blue and loaded. They were asking $83.9K. I gave him the info and also told him to give my salesman friend a call if he went new.

A cpl wks ago he calls and wants to know what I thought trade in would be on his 06 CS. Did some calculating from NADA and figured $22K. He was going to try to set up a trade on the GTS in MN. Got a call from him a wk ago Fri and he said the dealer didn't want to make an offer on his car without seeing it and he didn't want to drive 300 mi and find out they wouldn't give him a fair price. So he decided to buy the GTS straight up and negotiated a deal at $81K. I think that's a great deal.

That Fri night I get an email from him asking if I'd be interested in selling his CS for him, with a seller's fee thrown in. I said sure, I'd give it a shot. We talked the next day (Sat, 12/20) and he wanted to bring it up to OMA the next day (Sun, 12/21) because the weather was going to be unseasonably warm. We also talked about how this is not a good time of yr to sell a sports car and it might be til late Feb before 'spring fever' hits.

He arrived that morning around 8am. We chatted for a bit and he headed home. I started modifying my previous ad, updating it with the maintenance that he'd done along with explaining that it was a launch vehicle and why he was selling and how I was involved. It was raining, so the car was dirty from the trip and it wasn't a good day for taking pics. I posted the ad on OMA Craigslist around noon with pics from when I had it.

About 12:15 the phone rings and someone is calling about the CS. We talk for a few min and then he asks if this is Husker Boxster (actually my 1st name, not HB). I said yes and asked who this was. It was a guy from the Porsche Club and he was my instructor for my 1st DE. He had sold his 964 because it was just a track car and he wanted something he could drive to the track along with driving around town. He almost bought an 09 CS in Seattle but backed out. Then almost bought a 987.1 in eastern IA but didn't get the color (Speed Yellow) past wifey. He said he loves silver. He was going to come over at 1 to look at it.

He arrived along with another Club member. We talk, they look, they take it out for a drive, he wants it. I had put the price at $24.6K in the ad, which was a very good price. He asked if the guy would take less. I say IDK, maybe he'd go down to $24. I call and ask, trying to explain that's the ALL IN price before my fee. He was shocked that I was already selling it. He said he'd take $24. Done deal. In 5 hrs. I can't believe it. Customer is happy, buyer is happy. I have a new record for selling a car, so I'm happy.
 
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Here are some pics of the 06 Cayman S Launch Vechicle.
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