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coullstar
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Another - what would you choose Reply with quote

Im struggling a bit which way to go on a couple of cars that I like however they are kind of different so Im just looking for other peoples opinions to see if theres anything that Ive missed.

99, C2, Zenith, M030, traction control, sports seats black interior, sunroof GT3 wheels, Gemballa silencers. Body needs a reasonable bit of tidying as it was daily'd for 9 years prior to current owner (in Aberdeen). 90k with 40k mile old Porsche replacement engine (single row IMS apparently). Lots of mechanical work done recently (coils, plugs etc etc). Original gearbox (with factory LSD) just replaced with lower mileage without diff as original was noisy. Massive file, owners known for last 10years.

00 C4, Silver, Aerokit, std black seats, GT3 wheels, no sunroof, Dansk exhaust looks in good condition otherwise standard car. 100k with good history. Coffin arms all done recently with tyres.

C2 is probably a little cheaper and obviously 60k less mileage on the engine. I do however like the look of the C4 and the aerokit and it looks like it would take a lot less to make into a well presented car.
I will only be doing 3-4k maximum a year and can do most mechanical work myself.

Swaying towards C2 if Im honest especially as its 20miles away and friend of a friend.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go with your gut feeling.

It's your money, you will be driving/living with the car every day so do what your heart tells you, not your head....otherwise you will always have that "I wish I bought that other one"

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the thing, I don't have more of a gut feeling about either. Both appeal to me for differing reasons as I set out not to seek for a specific spec.

Id set out saying Aerokit however its now not a deal breaker. I would also like one I can tweek myself yet not devalue the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Re: Another - what would you choose Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Swaying towards C2 if Im honest especially as its 20miles away and friend of a friend.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To add my tuppence, if your in no rush I'd personally be waiting for a car that has already had an engine rebuild a proper rebuild and not a replacement bottom end from Porsche that way you have confidence that theres not a 10k expense sitting around the corner. .

Starting with a car with a known good engine & gearbox would be a must for me now, spoilers, wheels etc can be added a later date as can most other bits n bobs.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt cars with a recent fully sorted engine will be in the same budget range as his 2 options.
If the C2 is a friend of a friends car & has been for 10 years then there is history there.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah any engine rebuilds are beyond my budget Im afraid. There was one but the guy turned down what I could afford.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any lincks to the adverts?

My preference is the 996.2, but I think in the 996.1 is more of a classic at the moment.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The C2 any day of the week!
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are 3.4's.

C2 isn't advertised anywhere. It was a complete new engine from Porsche in 2010 due to bore scoring, £14k bill apparently done at the local OPC.

If both had similar engine history Id probably be more towards the C4 Aero.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be sure on either of those you mention but I have owned both C2 and C4. I'm now a convert to the C4 all the way !
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's interesting , can you expand why you prefer the C4? I started off looking for a C2 but then I got opertunity on a mint C4 and took it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My issue is £15k maximum budget so I cant get too picky.

C4 - http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=7853
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C2 would be my choice for reasons I've listed before.

Get the main spec you want, ie drive type, transmission type and bodyshell type. Everything else can be perfected over time and that's the fun part.

I get impatient some days and wish my car was exactly as I want it, but then I think Why? If it was, I'd get bored. The fun is in planning the jobs, hunting down rare parts and then the tinkering in the garage. Although to some owners that's not fun at all, they'd rather be driving than fixing. If that's the case then go C4 as it already looks how you want It.

C2. More desirable (to most people), lighter on its feet, less to go wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
My issue is £15k maximum budget so I cant get too picky.

C4 - http://911uk.com/ads_item.php?id=7853


Looks like a nice car from a genuine enthusiast at a sensible price.

Link to post when he bought the car is below:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=108017&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks yeah spoke to the owner and seems a nice chap. Don't think there is anything hidden but I suppose it's about the mileage to possibly start monitoring bottom end.
Theres also the logistics as every other car seems to be 400+ miles from me and I don't have time to go see anything at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201706136391080?transmission=Manual&model=911&body-type=Coupe&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&price-to=20000&advertising-location=at_cars&make=PORSCHE&postcode=kt123lq&radius=1501&sort=sponsored&page=4
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a fan of white. I'm watching all sites for cars so aware of most.

I'm going to see the C2 early next week and decide from their.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Said earlier by someone in this thread. WAIT for the one to come up. I say this as someone who has missed out twice on "The One" because I was impatient and bought other cars.

Also prices will stabilize between now and December. as private sellers continue to offer cars. After Christmas, the only sellers are the Trade and they will push the prices up as much as possible before private sellers come on the market again in late spring. But if you wait, you can save more money and get the car you really want rather than settle.

Definitely go and look at as many as possible in the intervening time though. It will give you more knowledge to gauge if your looking at a truly clean example, plus experience in dealing with the "Mike Brewers" of this world.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what your saying, I've had over 50 cars so have a little experience haha.

I've been watching market for last 6 to 8 weeks so have an idea on what's going on. As per what Marky911 said I'd like something I can tinker with as well otherwise I will get bored so having a few little jobs to do is fine.

I'm not going to jump in but I'm also aware of how quickly some of he nice cars are getting snapped up.
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