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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Nice looking 997 Reply with quote

I think this looks amazing in Riviera blue!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-997-3-8-Carrera-2S/202106240517?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49129%26meid%3D40473ae1c5194ec4820ac79142eb82c7%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D172890082467&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

What's everyone's thoughts? Price seems a bit keen though for a Gen1, particularly as a non factory colour change would potentially de-value? This with a set of black GT3 rims would look Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interior is a bit chavy, but each to their own.

Strong money as you say.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interior is a bit chavy, but each to their own.

Strong money as you say.


Yeah I'm with you on that....The colour coded interior pieces is a little too much.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BChivs wrote:
AslanC2S wrote:
Interior is a bit chavy, but each to their own.

Strong money as you say.


Yeah I'm with you on that....The colour coded interior pieces is a little too much.


My favourite Porsche colour. (the new Miami blue is stunning too)

At first I thought the interior looked alright but then after a couple of viewings it did start to look a little OTT. I think the steering wheel is where the owner started to get a little too excited.

Question to consider.....Why did it need a very expensive re-spray in the first place?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had already seen it as I love riviera, thought the steering wheel blue accents was the bit that made the interior look a bit too much, I was also concerned that a full respray might of been hiding a dented past and also how it would affect future value also final think was the very strong asking price if it had been factory Riviera yes but too strong for a respray.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems alright to me. Probably would have left the steering wheel but done the centre console Thumb



 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riviera blue Thumb

It could be an innocent " I want Riv blue, cannot find one so only option is a respray a donor or my existing car" . I was thinking about it before I found mine.

But a colour change makes the need for an inspection an absolute requirement.

Glad I've seen the interior, was looking at that for my Riv blue car, but it's too much.

Riv blue is rare and can add a premium if original. Otherwise it's a resprayed colour change car and should be lower cost than a standard car.

Respect to the owner for the colour choice though Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steering wheel definitely doesn't work for me at all. Actually looks like plastic (although it might look different in the flesh) and takes away from everything else. I would also leave the door handles in silver as well but it's all down to personal choice I suppose and everything can be 'fixed' if you want.

Interior bits aside, the colour really works and would be high up on my choices if I was ever in the market for a full respray.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s right up my street. Don’t like the interior though....
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Riviera blue Thumb

It could be an innocent " I want Riv blue, cannot find one so only option is a respray a donor or my existing car" . I was thinking about it before I found mine.

But a colour change makes the need for an inspection an absolute requirement.

Glad I've seen the interior, was looking at that for my Riv blue car, but it's too much.

Riv blue is rare and can add a premium if original. Otherwise it's a resprayed colour change car and should be lower cost than a standard car.

Respect to the owner for the colour choice though Thumb Thumb


Wrapping would be the better option IMHO. In this country anyway. (Hot countries...I've seen a couple with bubbles appearing.)

The original colour is underneath, therefore not affecting the value of the car.

There a Macan GTS in Miami blue (I think that is what it's called) black wheels,
I occasionally see in the local supermarket car park, looks absolutely stunning
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it too.

I like it so much, in fact, that I bought it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nervy wrote:
I like it too.

I like it so much, in fact, that I bought it.


worship enjoy....any more background on the car?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the car factory or not Riviara is a stunning colour , personally I would change the bits on the steering wheel and air vents back to galvarno and get the centre console done in riviara to match the door trim and the cupholder trim but other than that stunning Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I have full photos of the colour change (before, during and after) and have spoken to the garage who painted it. It was just a colour change to suit the previous owners taste, there was no damage whatsoever. I had it fully inspected prior to purchase too, and all seems well.

However, because I am officially a penis who cannot leave things well enough alone, in the three days since purchasing it, I've already wasted a fortune on cold air induction, a panel filter and 200 cell cats. Next on my list are some nicer wheels, but I'm yet to find anything I like enough to make that blinding white light go off in my head that usually precedes all my money disappearing. My last 3 911s have ended up by default with BBS LMs but I'm trying really, really hard to keep my hands in my pockets this time and find something else that I like more.

I give it about another 5 minutes, because penis.

I too am a bit unsure about the interior, though I will say it looks nicer in the flesh. For now, on the grounds there's less left unblue, I'm going to try getting the centre bits and remaining steering wheels parts done in blue too (well, in for a penny, and the rest of the car is the antithesis of subtle anyway- it's like being trapped in an Instagram filter) but if that doesn't work, they'll likely all go to a graphite grey or equivalent.

In the meantime, I secretly rather love it, despite the fact I should probably know better. Oh well, there's plenty of time to be grown up later, right?

Btw, I've tried to post a couple of pics but apparently they're all Too Big at almost no meg, so you'll just have to imagine something that is questionably Blue, then picture my big fat face in it grinning like an idiot.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning car Fella! Really caught my eye! I would keep it as is, ditch a few blue interior bits, and change the wheels.
I think you should stick with black wheels, maybe consider GT3 wheels in black with spacers.👌🏻
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nervy wrote:
Yes, I have full photos of the colour change (before, during and after) and have spoken to the garage who painted it. It was just a colour change to suit the previous owners taste, there was no damage whatsoever. I had it fully inspected prior to purchase too, and all seems well.

However, because I am officially a penis who cannot leave things well enough alone, in the three days since purchasing it, I've already wasted a fortune on cold air induction, a panel filter and 200 cell cats. Next on my list are some nicer wheels, but I'm yet to find anything I like enough to make that blinding white light go off in my head that usually precedes all my money disappearing. My last 3 911s have ended up by default with BBS LMs but I'm trying really, really hard to keep my hands in my pockets this time and find something else that I like more.

I give it about another 5 minutes, because penis.

I too am a bit unsure about the interior, though I will say it looks nicer in the flesh. For now, on the grounds there's less left unblue, I'm going to try getting the centre bits and remaining steering wheels parts done in blue too (well, in for a penny, and the rest of the car is the antithesis of subtle anyway- it's like being trapped in an Instagram filter) but if that doesn't work, they'll likely all go to a graphite grey or equivalent.

In the meantime, I secretly rather love it, despite the fact I should probably know better. Oh well, there's plenty of time to be grown up later, right?

Btw, I've tried to post a couple of pics but apparently they're all Too Big at almost no meg, so you'll just have to imagine something that is questionably Blue, then picture my big fat face in it grinning like an idiot.


I do agree with your thought that you dont buy a Riviera car and try to maintain any precondition your a shy wall flower type Grin in which case go for it on the interior Thumb re the wheels if you want to keep a bit of cash in your pocket but still put an interesting alloy on the car have a look at vertini magic concave alloys with a Porsche offset. there is a UK distributor Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to the journey on this one. Likely to pop along to any of the meets?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, that's very kind. It's nice to be back here after a few years away ruining every single facet and feature of myself on motorbikes. I didn't realise how much I missed having a 911 in my life until I stopped getting let out of junctions.

I really like the look of those Vertinis. Who is the uk supplier, please? I'm probably being thick, but all I could find was expired ebay links and saloon cars in the US that look like one of those caricature of cars you used to see everywhere.

The only other wheel I found that I liked (and I'm actively avoiding how much I love the look of degree locks) were the BBS CH-R but I'm not a huge fan of the polished rim, at least not for this car.

Given this is a 2S narrow body car, does anyone know if the Vertinis or the BBS will fit straight on without clearance issues? There's obviously a LOT of spacer talk on this forum (twas ever thus) but I'm not quite ready for the bigger threads yet. I think all the blue might be making me tired.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps I can keep you all posted as the interior comes along, and you can All press gang me into decorum if it ends up looking like Dr Manhattan exploded in there?
 



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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(and I'm actively avoiding how much I love the look of degree locks).


Centre locks, obviously. Stupid apple update idiocy.
 
  
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