Welcome to 911UK
The only place for Porsche, 911uk is the definitive enthusiast and resource site for the Porsche 911.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so join up today for full access to the site and benefit from latest member offers.

Porsche Classifieds
Sell Your Porsche on 911uk
Create a Free Classified Advert
Search Ads
Classified Adverts FAQ
Trade Classified Information
Buyer & Seller Fraud Protection
Consumer Rights Act
Pre Purchase Inspection (PPI)
Porsche Car Sourcing
Porsche Cars Wanted
Official Porsche Centre Reviews
Model
Stock
Porsche 911
992 : 2019- 0
991 : 2011- 23
997 : 2004- 64
996 : 1997-2005 34
993 : 1993-1998 4
964 : 1989-1993 1
Carrera 3.2 : 1983-1989 2
Carrera SC : 1977-1983 2
930 Turbo : 1975-1989 1
Early 911 : 1964-1977 1
Porsche Other Models
Classic : 1950-1965 0
Boxster : 1997- 30
Cayman : 2005- 20
Cayenne : 2003- 6
Macan : 2014- 5
Panamera : 2009- 0
912-914-924-928-944-968 1
959 - CarreraGT - RaceCar 0
Car Parts For Sale & Wanted
Other Items For Sale & Wanted
Wheels Tyres For Sale & Wanted
Number Plates For Sale Wanted

Porsche Services
Porsche Body Shop Repair
Paint Protection & Wrapping
Porsche Classic Insurance
Porsche Classic Parts
Porsche Classic Restoration
Porsche Design Collection
Porsche Engine Gearbox Rebuild
Porsche Heritage & History
Porsche News
Porsche Picture Gallery
Win a New Porsche 911

Porsche Parts
Body Parts, Body Styling
Brakes, Clearance
Electrical, Exhausts
Engine Cooling, Engine Electrical
Engine Rebuild, Heating Cooling
Interior Incar, Lighting
Rubber Seals, Service Parts
Steering, Suspension
Transmission, Workshop Tools
Early 911, 911 - 930, 928 - 968
964 - 993, 996 - 997, Boxster
Cayman, Cayenne, Panamera

Porsche Model Range
911 [992] 2018-Current
Porsche 911 [992]
911 [991] 2011-2019
Porsche 911 [991]
911 [997] 2004-2012
Porsche 911 [997]
911 [GT] GT1-GT2-GT3
Porsche 911 [GT]
911 [996] 1997-2005
Porsche 911 [996]
911 [993] 1993-1998
Porsche 911 [993]
911 [RS] RS-RSR
Porsche 911 [RS]
911 [964] 1989-1993
Porsche 911 [964]
911 3.2 1983-1989
Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera
911 SC 1977-1983
Porsche 911 SC
911 [Early] 1964-1977
Porsche 911 [Early]
Boxster & Cayman
Porsche Boxster & Cayman
Cayenne & Panamera
Porsche Cayenne & Panamera

911uk Site Partners

Post new topic   Reply to topic
Author Message
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:27 pm    Post subject: To Belfast and back...... Reply with quote

Well after much deliberation and the short ownership span with the 993 I'm back in a 997.2 and this time an S. I really wanted a 997 GTS but after a fairly long search (For me) I was unable to find a car that fitted the bill and taking into account finding one with a Porsche warranty and the extras I wanted I was looking at around 65k, which is just too much on any 997 for me other than a Turbo.

Having had 2 x 993 in the past, I always wanted another 993, however within a few hours of owning the 993, I realised big mistake for me, and the cars use and purpose as in effect an only car, and bigger kids who hardly fitted, I needed to go back to a 997. Many thanks as ever to 911v who took the car back into stock, and he didn't take long to find a new owner.

Having recently bought a house and me and Mrs Sponge wanting improvements and particularly a conservatory (Actually an Orangery) plus needing an extension and a new garage to house said car, I decided I had to be sensible and look for something much cheaper. Anyway to cut a long story short and in a complete role reversal to Keith Robinson's recent thread, I found just the car at OPC Belfast, that fitted most of the requirements. I had bought a 993 from Dublin before with no problems but not from the North. The only issue I encountered was finance as I had sorted out with Jamie at Performance Finance (Highly recommended although. I couldn't use him on this occasion) however the finance company (Santander) would not deal with a NI dealer, OPC Belfast aimed to sort the finance and match Jamie's quote, however the local NI company refused the finance, and VW's was at 9% as opposed to 7.2%. After much wrangling VW actually bettered the lower rate and all was well. Pleasant surprise with Classicline insurance who covered the car with only a very modest increase in premium over the 993.

Anyway the car is a cracker and OPC Belfast were an absolute joy to deal with from start to finish, and I would highly recommend them to anyone with a totally different feel to mainland based OPC's. Very genuine people and some really nice touches with the whole sale, a smaller OPC every time for me after this sale. What drew me to the car initially was the very low mileage, very reasonable price even compared to non OPC (They could of sold the car 5 times over) and the superb condition. Buy on condition is always quoted, however the condition in this case does come from a combination of cherished ownership and very low miles. The first owner covered it in tape and protection and hardly drove it.

Probably biggest bonus on collection was finding out the 2 year Porsche Warranty doesn't even start till this October, meaning 2 years and 9 months cover on the car 👍👍👍 4 year major service just carried out 300 miles ago and a full tank of fuel. On inspection the car was completely original and as close to 'as new' as you could get, no paintwork done whatsoever and as he left the factory. The interior in particular just like brand new with no wear on either bolster whatsoever.

Spec as follows:

Late 2010 997.2 Carrera S PDK
8,000 miles
Arctic Silver metallic
Sport and sport plus mode
Sports design steering wheel with paddle shift
19" Carrera S II Alloys with Colour Crested Centres
Full black leather extended to doors and dash
Sports Seats
PCM extended Navigation Module
Universal Audio Interface
Telephone Module
Heated seats
Park assist rear
Rear wiper

The car didn't have Sports Chrono but the dealer fitted this retrospectively at a cut price, for me a big bonus as no one else has ever used that Launch control or even sport mode! and I really don't like the clock spoiling the lines on the dash. The only thing I wanted on top which the car hasn't got is the SSE, however this can be resolved.

So after quick flight to Belfast, a blast down to Dublin with a few days out the UK, ferry to Holyhead and some particularly fun driving through Wales back to Manchester, here's some pics (Pics never seem to do silver cars justice) After the shortest 993 ownership experience in history, Silvie 997 might just be a long term keeper 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 and mega modern uber garage queen, the only issue being reaching the dreaded 9999 miles and having to park him up forever and never drive him ever again, he's already gone from 8037 miles to 8323 miles, this is very worrying! I'll get my tin hat on as I can feel the anger from the drive em brigade Floor Floor Hand

Here's some pics...












_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
kas750
Shanghai


Joined: 31 Mar 2013
Posts: 4593
Location: Chorley lancashire

2006 Porsche 911

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Squire
Trainee


Joined: 24 Apr 2014
Posts: 80



PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, lush car.

Good find, hope you enjoy it.

Very Happy
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
   
rob_p
Österreich


Joined: 20 Oct 2013
Posts: 988
Location: Leicester


PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely - well done.
Out of idle interest - is buying a car and returning it to the dealer a few days later because you have changed your mind (as opposed to there being something wrong with it) a very expensive experience?
_________________
997.1 C2 (full Hartech rebuild, Ohlins coilovers, ducktail, plus some other bits)
Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2
Ex 991.1 C2
Ex Audi A8 V8 4.2tdi (best all round car I will ever own?)
Ex Porsche Boxster 986
Ex Mazda MX5 mk1
Plus some other stuff that wasn't very interesting....
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_p wrote:
Lovely - well done.
Out of idle interest - is buying a car and returning it to the dealer a few days later because you have changed your mind (as opposed to there being something wrong with it) a very expensive experience?


Not with a 993 Thumb 911v returned my full purchase price for the 993.
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
mc72
Newbie


Joined: 28 Jan 2011
Posts: 12



PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: To Belfast and back...... Reply with quote

Very common misconceptions, which dealers have said they don't stock them? Mark doesn't but that's just one. If you look in the classifieds the 3.6's sell quickly, with dealers and private. For all the reasons mentioned they are one of the the best Carrera out there pound for pound for the money, the Germans rate them above the S, and the defining factor is the OPC' s who obviously don't treat them as second class!
Again if you look at the classifieds a lot of the S's are overpriced and hang around a long long time....

One of your recent posts regarding non "S" 997.2s. Does beg the question why you didn't go for a base 997.2 3.6 Carrera as you've been advising everyone else to do. Could be you've taken on board what everyone else has been stating on response to your previous posts.



spongebob squarepants wrote:
Well after much deliberation and the short ownership span with the 993 I'm back in a 997.2 and this time an S. I really wanted a 997 GTS but after a fairly long search (For me) I was unable to find a car that fitted the bill and taking into account finding one with a Porsche warranty and the extras I wanted I was looking at around 65k, which is just too much on any 997 for me other than a Turbo.

Having had 2 x 993 in the past, I always wanted another 993, however within a few hours of owning the 993, I realised big mistake for me, and the cars use and purpose as in effect an only car, and bigger kids who hardly fitted, I needed to go back to a 997. Many thanks as ever to 911v who took the car back into stock, and he didn't take long to find a new owner.

Having recently bought a house and me and Mrs Sponge wanting improvements and particularly a conservatory (Actually an Orangery) plus needing an extension and a new garage to house said car, I decided I had to be sensible and look for something much cheaper. Anyway to cut a long story short and in a complete role reversal to Keith Robinson's recent thread, I found just the car at OPC Belfast, that fitted most of the requirements. I had bought a 993 from Dublin before with no problems but not from the North. The only issue I encountered was finance as I had sorted out with Jamie at Performance Finance (Highly recommended although. I couldn't use him on this occasion) however the finance company (Santander) would not deal with a NI dealer, OPC Belfast aimed to sort the finance and match Jamie's quote, however the local NI company refused the finance, and VW's was at 9% as opposed to 7.2%. After much wrangling VW actually bettered the lower rate and all was well. Pleasant surprise with Classicline insurance who covered the car with only a very modest increase in premium over the 993.

Anyway the car is a cracker and OPC Belfast were an absolute joy to deal with from start to finish, and I would highly recommend them to anyone with a totally different feel to mainland based OPC's. Very genuine people and some really nice touches with the whole sale, a smaller OPC every time for me after this sale. What drew me to the car initially was the very low mileage, very reasonable price even compared to non OPC (They could of sold the car 5 times over) and the superb condition. Buy on condition is always quoted, however the condition in this case does come from a combination of cherished ownership and very low miles. The first owner covered it in tape and protection and hardly drove it.

Probably biggest bonus on collection was finding out the 2 year Porsche Warranty doesn't even start till this October, meaning 2 years and 9 months cover on the car 👍👍👍 4 year major service just carried out 300 miles ago and a full tank of fuel. On inspection the car was completely original and as close to 'as new' as you could get, no paintwork done whatsoever and as he left the factory. The interior in particular just like brand new with no wear on either bolster whatsoever.

Spec as follows:

Late 2010 997.2 Carrera S PDK
8,000 miles
Arctic Silver metallic
Sport and sport plus mode
Sports design steering wheel with paddle shift
19" Carrera S II Alloys with Colour Crested Centres
Full black leather extended to doors and dash
Sports Seats
PCM extended Navigation Module
Universal Audio Interface
Telephone Module
Heated seats
Park assist rear
Rear wiper

The car didn't have Sports Chrono but the dealer fitted this retrospectively at a cut price, for me a big bonus as no one else has ever used that Launch control or even sport mode! and I really don't like the clock spoiling the lines on the dash. The only thing I wanted on top which the car hasn't got is the SSE, however this can be resolved.

So after quick flight to Belfast, a blast down to Dublin with a few days out the UK, ferry to Holyhead and some particularly fun driving through Wales back to Manchester, here's some pics (Pics never seem to do silver cars justice) After the shortest 993 ownership experience in history, Silvie 997 might just be a long term keeper 😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱 and mega modern uber garage queen, the only issue being reaching the dreaded 9999 miles and having to park him up forever and never drive him ever again, he's already gone from 8037 miles to 8323 miles, this is very worrying! I'll get my tin hat on as I can feel the anger from the drive em brigade Floor Floor Hand

Here's some pics...











 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Zingari
Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch


Joined: 25 Oct 2009
Posts: 13077
Location: Cheshire

1993 Porsche 964 Anniversary

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having programmed your car buying/selling exploits into the Fassbender Swapathon Predictor, you are scheduled to sell this car on 12 August 2015 Grin
_________________
The game's afoot. It's time to put a bit of (Colini) stick about......964/993 wanted. Cash waiting. No dreamers
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
John H
Nürburgring


Joined: 13 Sep 2011
Posts: 433
Location: Cheshire

2011 Porsche 997 Carrera GTS

PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice - but not a patch on the GTS you were seeking... nooo

I think you will regret your lack of patience... frustrated
_________________
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out."
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: To Belfast and back...... Reply with quote

[quote="mc72"]Very common misconceptions, which dealers have said they don't stock them? Mark doesn't but that's just one. If you look in the classifieds the 3.6's sell quickly, with dealers and private. For all the reasons mentioned they are one of the the best Carrera out there pound for pound for the money, the Germans rate them above the S, and the defining factor is the OPC' s who obviously don't treat them as second class!
Again if you look at the classifieds a lot of the S's are overpriced and hang around a long long time....

One of your recent posts regarding non "S" 997.2s. Does beg the question why you didn't go for a base 997.2 3.6 Carrera as you've been advising everyone else to do. Could be you've taken on board what everyone else has been stating on response to your previous posts.

???? Quite simple really and everything I said above stands, look at these 3.6 Carreras with relatively low miles on the clock? And the price? Why on earth would I buy a 3.6 when I got an S for the same or less money?????????

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/2009-59-porsche-911-997-deposit-taken-similar-required/2226200

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/porsche-911-carrera-pdk/3320375

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/porsche-911-carrera-997-997-c2--brand-new-fuchs-alloys--tyres--2yr-warranty/3287218

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/2010-10-porsche-911-997-3-6-carrera-2-coupe-pdk--nav-bose-pasm-sports-exhaust/3185694
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange



Last edited by spongebob squarepants on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:17 am; edited 1 time in total
 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: To Belfast and back...... Reply with quote

[quote="mc72"]Very common misconceptions, which dealers have said they don't stock them? Mark doesn't but that's just one. If you look in the classifieds the 3.6's sell quickly, with dealers and private. For all the reasons mentioned they are one of the the best Carrera out there pound for pound for the money, the Germans rate them above the S, and the defining factor is the OPC' s who obviously don't treat them as second class!
Again if you look at the classifieds a lot of the S's are overpriced and hang around a long long time....

One of your recent posts regarding non "S" 997.2s. Does beg the question why you didn't go for a base 997.2 3.6 Carrera as you've been advising everyone else to do. Could be you've taken on board what everyone else has been stating on response to your previous posts.

???? Quite simple really and everything I said above stands, look at these 3.6 Carreras with relatively low miles on the clock? And the price? Why on earth would I buy a 3.6 when I got an S for the same or less money?????????

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/2009-59-porsche-911-997-deposit-taken-similar-required/2226200

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/porsche-911-carrera-pdk/3320375

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/porsche-911-carrera-997-997-c2--brand-new-fuchs-alloys--tyres--2yr-warranty/3287218

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-carrera-997/2010-10-porsche-911-997-3-6-carrera-2-coupe-pdk--nav-bose-pasm-sports-exhaust/3185694
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John H wrote:
Very nice - but not a patch on the GTS you were seeking... nooo

I think you will regret your lack of patience... frustrated


John I would of loved a GTS, I decided on a silver car which made the search even harder, the one low miles car I found sold for 65k add the Porsche warranty that's a shade over 67k, the S I bought was 46500, so for me the extra 23 BHP, SSE, 4 months newer, extras and styling just didn't add up to 20 k Dont know The cheaper ones I found sub 60k had reasons to be cheap.
Must of been great with your car as a new purchase, a bit of a Porsche bargain, and as a second hand buy they are obviously holding money very well, but didn't add up for me...
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Porschekit
Österreich


Joined: 12 Aug 2014
Posts: 965
Location: North East UK


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car.....looks mint ! enjoy Thumb
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
keithrobinson
Spa-Francorchamps


Joined: 06 Apr 2012
Posts: 268
Location: Northern Ireland


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Belfast OPC are great, I did try to get a car from them but they didn't have anything in my budget and haven't since I visited in November.

The prices of those 3.6's you posted has made me smile as it makes mine look to be a bargain. So pleased to see the Gen2's holding their money!

Health to enjoy! I hope you enjoyed your trip to belfast, it's a great place.

Keith
 
  
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
   
DRZ911
Barcelona


Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 1471
Location: Belfast


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spongebob, many congratulations on your new car. Very Happy Looks like you have found a real gem.

Always find Belfast OPC a real joy to deal with, even when I am not on the hunt for a new car. They are attentive, without being at all pushy, and have the price point perfectly pitched to attract both local punters and those from mainland GB. I have looked in GB many times for a better overall package, and rarely does anything second-hand come up that matches the Belfast guys. Laughing
_________________
991 Gen 2 GT3 Racing Yellow
Yamaha R1 and BMW R100RS
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
DRZ911
Barcelona


Joined: 13 Mar 2013
Posts: 1471
Location: Belfast


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P.S. and you also get a snazzy NI number plate which doesn't date the car - what is there not to like ? Laughing Laughing Laughing
_________________
991 Gen 2 GT3 Racing Yellow
Yamaha R1 and BMW R100RS
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
Andyc11
Monza


Joined: 22 Apr 2013
Posts: 223
Location: Manchester


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice indeed and congrats! Even as a GTS owner, completely understand what you say about the £20k difference. Slightly OT, but how was the ferry trip back? Been looking to do a bit of a jaunt over to Ireland to watch some bike road racing, so a few details would be helpful. Feel free to PM to prevent a hijack if easier.
_________________
997.2 GTS
 
  
View user's profile Send private message
   
spongebob squarepants
Long Beach


Joined: 20 Dec 2009
Posts: 6068
Location: Manchester and Iraq


PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keithrobinson wrote:
Looks great! Belfast OPC are great, I did try to get a car from them but they didn't have anything in my budget and haven't since I visited in November.

The prices of those 3.6's you posted has made me smile as it makes mine look to be a bargain. So pleased to see the Gen2's holding their money!

Health to enjoy! I hope you enjoyed your trip to belfast, it's a great place.

Keith


Not entirely sure what's going on with the 3.6, when I was looking twelve months ago there seemed plenty around the 35-38k mark, now bizarrely seems loads around the 45-47k mark ?! Belfast and the whole buying experience was superb, didn't get long enough there.
_________________
991 C2S PDK - X51 430 powerkit, Carbon GT2 folding buckets, PCCB, PDCC, PSE, Carrera S alloys, Sports design bodykit with ducktail and Alcantara steering wheel. If Carling did a 991S...
“Herman yellow, the last of the naturally aspirated. ”YKIMS"

Yellow + red = Orange

 
  
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
   
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   All times are GMT - 12 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum
You cannot post calendar events in this forum