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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Door seals Reply with quote

Anyone with a convertible or Targa get ready to fork out even more £££s for your genuine door seals. The convertible costs around £450 each side and the Targa as much as £495 for one and £520 for the other Surprised
Just out of interest door seals for a modern 997 cost between £150-160 each, depending on your outlook it just shows how Porsche are taking avantage of the 993 popularity.. or just taking the p***
Porsche are not the only manufacturer taking advantage, Mercedes have been at it for years. I have an eighties Mercedes R107 and the price of genuine and reproduction chrome and bright metal parts have gone through the roof. In 2007 I needed to replace a small bright metal trim on the hardtop, the cost was acceptable so I bought both sides, £89. To replace them today is £188 each! To replace the front bumper chrome is now over £2000.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me this is probably the single most depressing aspect of classic car ownership these days - the simple reality of opportunistic pricing of parts and to some extent services.

When you can buy a VW or Ford part for £30, Porsche and pattern part makers expecting you to part with £200 (using the example of wheel speed sensors) is extracting the pizzle.

And another thing...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it opportunist pricing or the reality of low production runs? Surely if the prices get too high and the demand is there a new pattern supplier will fill the gap. This is what's happened with Land Rover to the point where they've been priced out of the market for spare parts.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche decided some time ago I'm sure that it wasn't just the owners of classic's that were going to enjoy the appreciation in value.

I said before on here that the rear Carrera badge in 2010 was £15.00 today it's £50.00 with VAT etc justify that for a piece of plastic script Mad

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