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Les
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: New car purchased. Reply with quote

Going to take a look and a possible PX on a cabriolet this weekend.
I've bought a 911 from the dealer before and we have already negotiated a price so it looks like Porsche no.7 is on its way.

My current 997.2 has been 100% perfect, just servicing and tyres in the 1.5 years that I've owned her.
Why would you sell a perfectly reliable car you say? Question Well, that's all down to the wife.
We drove to Monaco last year for the GP, and spent the best part of 10 days driving around the Alps, Stuttgart etc. It was amazing. Thumb

I want to go again this year but my wife says I can only do it if we have a convertible (so she can get a bit of a tan) Rolling Eyes If I'm honest I prefer a coupe, but my wife says that's the only way I'm 'allowed' to go.

So it could be goodbye to Porsche No.6 - Black Beauty (here on the Stelvio)



and hello to Midnight Blue No.7



Its the same year as mine, the same 3.6 DFI engine (I prefer the 3.6 - more reliable, better MPG, lower tax, and still bloody quick), same PDK. The only difference is the colour, it's had the roof chopped off and its done 25K fewer miles - which I will try to rectify ASAP.

Will let you know if I get it - already ordered some side stripes just in case Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Les , any excuse to have a change .......the blue looks ace .......a man needs a change

Don’t tell that to the other half though !

Enjoy the alps & Stuttgart....

I did Inverness to Stuttgart and back in my SL 55 a few years ago ....epic ( even using French toll roads!)
Fell out with my son over map reading , because these youngsters don’t know how to , he nearly aborted the trip at the French/ German border ....’ I’m going home’.....
We had a great time at the Museums though !

I’m planning a trip later this year to The alps myself in the GT4 .........if he can read a map now , I might take him ....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking of going later August.
Spending a couple of days in Nice & Monaco (wife likes Nice) but taking more time to explore the roads around Lake Como and watch the F1 at Monza instead.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les looks lovely , is it midnight blue my gen1 was midnight it looks great in the sun when clean .
blue is the new black mate Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, its Midnight (or when it comes to keeping it clean Mid-Nightmare Blue), with blue leather.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given your history documented on here Les, I sincerely wish you well with your potential new purchase.......A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.....especially when his wife tells him ... Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my current car has lifted the curse. worship
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great suff Les!!. Just watch for blowing you syrup off on those French Riviera auto routes Grin Thumb
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Les
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Great suff Les!!. Just watch for blowing you syrup off on those French Riviera auto routes Grin Thumb


My only syrup is on my sponge pudding Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
I'm thinking of going later August.
Spending a couple of days in Nice & Monaco (wife likes Nice) but taking more time to explore the roads around Lake Como and watch the F1 at Monza instead.


When driving from Nice to Monaco....don't use the autoroute as the coast road journey is spectacular Thumb
Last August we actually took the bus at 1.50E and were so glad we did because the road works entering Monaco were a nightmare.

OP.....make sure you wear a hat Floor a couple of years back, I drove the wife's car down the autoroute d soleil with the sunroof open...and managed to get sunstroke nooo
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Les

Great Plan!

Midnight Blue is one of my favorites

Your wife has good taste.

Just remember, the cab does everything the coupe does and then again with the roof down!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
yep, its Midnight (or when it comes to keeping it clean Mid-Nightmare Blue), with blue leather.


Floor yep no easier than black to keep clean mate , but like black looks stunning with a deep wetlook shine on it the sun picking out thehint of purple in the paintwork. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your missis will only allow the trip if you get a convertible so she can tan Floor Floor

Probably cheaper to buy her a sun bed before you go (or maybe a new wife) Question

You can guarantee it'll probably rain for the entire trip Laughing
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Les
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weebz wrote:
Your missis will only allow the trip if you get a convertible so she can tan Floor Floor

Probably cheaper to buy her a sun bed before you go (or maybe a new wife) Question

You can guarantee it'll probably rain for the entire trip Laughing



She'll say its too cold with the roof down at speed, and we will end up driving 85% of the time with it up or slowly with it down.
That's what used to happen in my old 996.2 Cab.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New car this weekend maybe? Reply with quote

Will let you know if I get it - already ordered some side stripes just in case Wink[/quote]
I sent looking for that bloke on eBay you mentioned who did the stripes and couldn't find him. Threw the towel in at the end
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£19.99 including delivery.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-997-944-924-Side-stripes-Decal-Sticker-graphic-vinyl-decal/112655388740?_trkparms=pageci%3Aff16d55a-2229-11e8-8167-74dbd180916a%7Cparentrq%3A016e7a711620a9c4e2fedca6ffffaa6a%7Ciid%3A1&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Respect for negotiating a price on the cab whilst the UK was covered in snow. Good strategy Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
£19.99 including delivery.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-911-997-944-924-Side-stripes-Decal-Sticker-graphic-vinyl-decal/112655388740?_trkparms=pageci%3Aff16d55a-2229-11e8-8167-74dbd180916a%7Cparentrq%3A016e7a711620a9c4e2fedca6ffffaa6a%7Ciid%3A1&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236

I discounted him as the stripes in his pic looked nowhere as good as yours. I've dropped him a message to see if the can do dual colour. Thanks mate.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:

She'll say its too cold with the roof down at speed, and we will end up driving 85% of the time with it up or slowly with it down.
That's what used to happen in my old 996.2 Cab.


Don't think so Les. Once you get past Lyon and the Temp's over 30c, she'll not be saying it's too cold. I even tried driving faster on my way down to cool off. 160mph with the top down and unfortunately never got any cooler.

May I suggest you hank a left before Lyon, head to Grenoble, then down the D1075 down to Sisteron. Runs parallel to Route Napoleon, but I prefer it to RN.
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