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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Potential new purchase. Your thoughts on the colour. Reply with quote

I,m new to the forum so first of all hello. I,m going to look at a 997 gen 2 c2s this coming weekend. Its a colour that l have not seen in the flesh before and was wondering what your thought's are. It is Macademia metallic.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's brown. Cars are not meant to be brown (IMHO!!)
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Panoz,

Welcome to the forum! Good to hear you have finally got a 911, it's along time since the 1960's.

That colour is better in the flesh than on pictures. I'm sure there will be lots of people expressing their view against that colour choice. The main thing is that you like it. Is the interior a light colour? That can work very well. Enjoy!

Cheers, Keith.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In sunnier climates it really is a great colour. Not so sure it works here.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Macadamia looks awesome and is pretty rare. For me, depends what colour the interior is. If is sand then it can be a bit much, but seen a mix of sand and black which is pretty good.
 
  
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madge
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't live with that colour, but if you can that's all that matters.

There must be quite a small pool of buyers for a car in that colour which might potentially mean it could be a bit of a bargain. If it was discounted enough to be cheap even after the cost of wrapping it I'd give it a look.

Unless you're looking for a keeper I would bear in mind that it might be a tough resale proposition when you do want to change.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guessing it's this one.

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201705295916216?radius=1500&sort=sponsored&postcode=e106jd&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&model=911&make=PORSCHE&colour=Brown&page=1

Nice price, good interior, looks great in sunlight and very modern and love the rarity Smile
 
  
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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies chaps. It's a colour that you either love or hate. Saying that, l like the colour but dont hate it and think l could live with it. The interior is a very dark Cocoa which l like very much. I am drawn to it for several reason's. Firstly it's different from the blacks and silvers that cover the majority of 911's. To a lesser extent there are blue's and red's and l like all of these colours as well. Secondly it does seem that this 911 is priced well presumably due to the colour. I will be viewing the car this coming weekend so l'll keep you posted on my decision.
 
  
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jotaking
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

resigner wrote:
Macadamia looks awesome and is pretty rare.


IMO brown cars are rare for a reason!

That said, it didn't do this one any harm.

http://www.christies.com/features/Steve-McQueen-1971-Porsche-911-T-Coupe-6592-1.aspx
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't overlook the option to trouser the discount for the colour and wrap it for £2k and it becomes a completely different car. See my mine before and after. Substitute your choice of colour for yellow.
 



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PanozGTR
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well wrapping is certainly an option! Your car looks stunning in yellow. I think I,ve only seen 1 yellow Carrera S for sale in the past 6 months. Quite rare!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
Well wrapping is certainly an option! Your car looks stunning in yellow. I think I,ve only seen 1 yellow Carrera S for sale in the past 6 months. Quite rare!


Thank you, I really think it is a way to break the frustration of trying to find a car with the right colour, spec and condition, which frankly can take forever if you want a brighter colour. Wrapping was nowhere on my radar, but I've gone from thinking of selling to bonding with the vehicle, so worked for me. Just imagine the OPs brown car transformed to Riviera Blue Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a bit marmite in principle, but if I am honest it is better in the metal than in pictures. I am not a huge fan and they are very rare in the UK, but it is a colour that seems to be much more popular on the continent (in particular the Germans seem to have had a bit of a thing for brown metallics in recent years) and it doesn't have the "run to the hills" stigma of something like Ocean Jade or that pale pastil yellow that they offered in the late 90s. [Every colour has its fans, but some are certainly more niche than others].

Certainly not in itself not a reason to disregard a car if it ticks the other boxes that you are looking for. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes l agree with you Disco. Colour aside it ticks all the right boxes for me. Which is why I'm giving it serious consideration. I will be viewing it on Saturday and if it floats my boat l will arrange a PPI. Happy days!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PanozGTR wrote:
Thanks for the replies chaps. It's a colour that you either love or hate. Saying that, l like the colour but dont hate it and think l could live with it. The interior is a very dark Cocoa which l like very much. I am drawn to it for several reason's. Firstly it's different from the blacks and silvers that cover the majority of 911's. To a lesser extent there are blue's and red's and l like all of these colours as well. Secondly it does seem that this 911 is priced well presumably due to the colour. I will be viewing the car this coming weekend so l'll keep you posted on my decision.


I think it looks quite nice in the photos. thumbsup

Wonder if gold wheels would help? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks great. Rather that than boring silver for example.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some colours make cars look a bit 'low rent' but this still looks a quality finish and it will stand out against the silver and black cars. Judging by other cars on the road, shades of tan/brown are increasing in popularity. You may be ahead of the curve on this. Interior is great.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks the nuts (pardon the pun) Very Happy
I've always liked Macademia and would buy that in a heartbeat! Unless there's any reason not to buy, I can't see that being for sale for very long!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw one at Brooklands once Surprised ... It is different but it's not for me...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a mad colour! I kinda like it and kinda don't - but it's deifinitley different. It looks sophisticated, but ..... and it's the 'but' which would get me. Brown is not a sought after colour - that's a fact, not an opinion.

Not sure. Not for me, but it does look very nice in many ways.....

Flipping it may be an issue ....!!!!! ????

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