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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Yes, I agree it needs the "GT3" or "===PORSCHE===" decals for the sides. Don't think I've seen a Gen1 with a black spoiler though.
The polished rim on the wheels is growing on me.

Seems a good spec with Carbon Buckets, PCCB, Sound Package Plus (Bose not being available) and only 2 previous owners (not the 4 shown on the website).
Anyway, deposit placed and I'm on the train to Manchester on Sunday to seal the deal.

They've sent me a couple of vids of all round and underneath the car and it's just had its 111 point check and a few new bits n bobs (battery etc) as well as a major service with s/plugs. Oh and a new front splitter as it's a bit scuffed.

I'm looking forward to seeing it in the metal.....


You could always call it Herman Green Dont know Great buy, well done to get straight in there, although the markets dead, they underpriced it, very unusual for Wilmslow!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Yes, I agree it needs the "GT3" or "===PORSCHE===" decals for the sides. Don't think I've seen a Gen1 with a black spoiler though.
The polished rim on the wheels is growing on me.

Seems a good spec with Carbon Buckets, PCCB, Sound Package Plus (Bose not being available) and only 2 previous owners (not the 4 shown on the website).
Anyway, deposit placed and I'm on the train to Manchester on Sunday to seal the deal.

They've sent me a couple of vids of all round and underneath the car and it's just had its 111 point check and a few new bits n bobs (battery etc) as well as a major service with s/plugs. Oh and a new front splitter as it's a bit scuffed.

I'm looking forward to seeing it in the metal.....


+1 to the side decals... Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Thanks guys! I really like the orange too but I think the green is rarer and don't seem to come to market as often - the last green one on the market was around 7 /8 months ago iirc. I think it's Signal Green but everyone seems to call it Viper. I think I'll call it Kermit!!


If the code is 2D8 it’s called RS Green. Viper and Signal are slightly different shades. #makegreengreatagain Thumb

Bet you can’t wait until tomorrow! Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad someone here bought it. Fantastic news. It's a gorgeous car and the lady owner, yes it's true, is as meticulous a.f. That info came from my guy in service and she has 5 other P cars.
Squelch, you'll love it. They told me it needed the new splitter and a service before it went out the door, but otherwise in excellent condition.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent car Thumb

Great of FZP to highlight it was about to be listed worship top man worship
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, it is an awesome car I for one love that colour.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
Great of FZP to highlight it was about to be listed worship top man worship


You took the words right out of my mouth - I was about to post a big thanks to FZP for flagging it up. Although I look at the Porsche approved site fairly often, I may well have missed this gem (or Emerald in this case). Top man indeed - this forum is the best!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
Excellent car Thumb

Great of FZP to highlight it was about to be listed worship top man worship
agree! What a great forum and wow great looking GT3 👍
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the gems get a quick preview on Instagram way before hitting the classifieds. Snooze you lose! FZP nice one on the heads up Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
I'm glad someone here bought it. Fantastic news. It's a gorgeous car and the lady owner, yes it's true, is as meticulous a.f. That info came from my guy in service and she has 5 other P cars.
Squelch, you'll love it. They told me it needed the new splitter and a service before it went out the door, but otherwise in excellent condition.


Yep, a lady owner so I'm expecting very little clutch left, every radio preset to one station and if she sheds hair like my mrs then there'll be long hairs stuck to every surface!! ONLY KIDDING!! Apparently she's a huge P fan and this car has had a very gentle life it seems.

A new splitter, battery, condenser rad have been done. Rev range report shows absolutely no occurrences in ANY of the rev ranges so I'll be sure to change that on tomorrow's test drive!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Yes, I agree it needs the "GT3" or "===PORSCHE===" decals for the sides. Don't think I've seen a Gen1 with a black spoiler though.
The polished rim on the wheels is growing on me.

Seems a good spec with Carbon Buckets, PCCB, Sound Package Plus (Bose not being available) and only 2 previous owners (not the 4 shown on the website).
Anyway, deposit placed and I'm on the train to Manchester on Sunday to seal the deal.

They've sent me a couple of vids of all round and underneath the car and it's just had its 111 point check and a few new bits n bobs (battery etc) as well as a major service with s/plugs. Oh and a new front splitter as it's a bit scuffed.

I'm looking forward to seeing it in the metal.....


Congrats on the new purchase, enjoy Thumb

(Someone commented on the wheels, personally with that green I'd have standard silver wheels, or maybe gold, but I'm biased re the latter.... Grin )
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more than happy to help. I'm a firm believer of paying it forward and there have been countless times when I've been assisted from fellow forum members, so when I saw it pop up, I knew it had to be broadcast on here asap as this epitomizes an enthusiasts spec of a car, and thus deserves to be in the custody of a true enthusiast.
If Squelch doesn't love this car, I'll eat my hat. Grin
If anyone hears of a 997.2 GT3RS IN Grey/Red for £49.95, can you let me know Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchase Squelch.
Love the colour, and each to their own on personalizing the blank green canvas. Whatever way you go with it - leave as is or throw in decals/accents it will still be a head turner.

I'm a fully paid up member of the impulse buy so a big thumbsup from me.

As for leaving long hairs on the seats, not something you will need to worry about if it's only you that's using it. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Senoj wrote:
Sorry to say but I don’t think the cooking GT3 carries that colour off very well.


I was thinking the same ....its definitely an RS colour ......it doesn't have the same presence in ' Standard' GT3 form.........

IMHO......
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squelch wrote:
Yes, I agree it needs the "GT3" or "===PORSCHE===" decals for the sides. Don't think I've seen a Gen1 with a black spoiler though.
The polished rim on the wheels is growing on me.

Seems a good spec with Carbon Buckets, PCCB, Sound Package Plus (Bose not being available) and only 2 previous owners (not the 4 shown on the website).
Anyway, deposit placed and I'm on the train to Manchester on Sunday to seal the deal.

They've sent me a couple of vids of all round and underneath the car and it's just had its 111 point check and a few new bits n bobs (battery etc) as well as a major service with s/plugs. Oh and a new front splitter as it's a bit scuffed.

I'm looking forward to seeing it in the metal.....


Hmm.. Looks a lot better in that pic and I agree with a few black accents it would break up the mass of green , I revise my statement , it looks good ......

I had a Gen 1 in Meteor grey and I have now realise that was one I should have kept ...

nooo
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'm off to see the car tomorrow and obviously it's being sold as Porsche Approved with warranty so that should give peace of mind. I'd like to think that means that I don't need to worry about putting on my best imitation AA overalls and taking my orange Halfords trolley jack with me, BUT that may be naive. So, can anyone tell me if there's anything I ought to pay particular attention to, either in general or specific to the GT3?

Apparently the tyres have 5-6mm tread but I wonder how old they are. Does anyone know what Porsche's cut off is for replacing tyres due to age? And would that be the same for a GT car (which may see a track)? What do we think...?

Any advice, input would be much appreciated. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just prepare for some serious face ache as you’ll struggle to stop grinning when you see the colour in person and the way it pulls passed 4K Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like your style @squelch, see it, love it, buy it Thumb

The warranty is your obvious safety net beneath what is a very strong car in any case, however, when I was in the GT3 marlet I found great variance related to how hard a life the car had been leading e.g. tracking.

When cold sounding like a bag of nails at start up is one thing, but nothing more untoward after that than the drive train making itself heard and felt through the chassis more than a normal 911. I found mine resonated in the 3-3.5k rpm range, another car like mine I tried did exactly the same.

The steering is beefy, but lovely, no play whatsoever. Suspension creaks and knocks are not acceptable (check what’s covered by the warranty versus “wear and tear”), clutch is also beefy but shouldn’t be overly heavy or gravelly, gear change should be tight, but not difficult (when warm) and look out for a rattly/creaky interior, prime sign of hard use and difficult to resolve.

On the outside, the front end is low and vulnerable of course, warrants extra close check for rash and chips being disguised. The arches and sills take more punishment as the wheels are pushed out further, so check the quality of any paint repairs there.

Good luck tomorrow!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the tyres have that much tread and they’re Cup2, they’re newish.
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