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Windy101
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Cocoa Brown Interior Reply with quote

I am looking at a 997.2 which is a few hundred miles from me.

The car is Silver. Meteor Grey Mettalic.

This is not something I would have chosen and I would prefer black but should I discount a car purely on this interior colour.

What are peoples opinions on this colour choice. Will it bug me every day or will I forget about it?

I know this is a personal thing but I am looking for others opinions.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cocoa is lovely thumbsup

Especially with Silver/Grey cars Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can speak on this one. Cocoa is the most underrated interior colour for a 911. The beauty of it is that it's multifaceted dependant on ambient light. In low light conditions, it's rich and luxurious. During daylight you can see the coloured grain, giving it depth and character.
You can't go far wrong with Cocoa. It's also statistically proven that real men buy Cocoa Bandit
If you're remotely close to MCR airport as a reference, happy to show you mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of a time in prep school I was 'forced' into the school play as part of some caribbean jingle act singing Samba Ole. The garb involved gravy browning being applied to face/bare skin. What annoyed me more my chum didn't show up, preferring to stay at home watching Star Trek instead Bandit

Cocoa is a nice colour in the right body paint - silver is OK. Does it have a black dash and wheel or is it all brown - sometimes too much for some. Selling on might limit your interest and the usual sucking of teeth by trade who say its easier getting rid of an STI than selling a brown car Rolling Eyes

Macadamia is my all time favourite colour but very few were brave enough to spec it and perhaps had an eye on residuals.

If it floats your boat, ignore all the others Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opinions will vary greatly on this; here's mine - I wouldn't even consider a car with cocoa interior, or indeed anything other than black. I know that is boring but then again, so am I.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingers- on the two occasions I've looked at swapping mine for another car, both OPC's were the opposite of the tooth suckers you refer to. They were very keen on the colour combo and both stated they didn't expect the car to sit with them for long in their experience.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a perfect combo. Love Cocoa, looks classy and understated.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am always in favour of non-black interiors.

If you like it, buy it. Don't worry about resale.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oxo'd up for't school play Floor
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does seem to devide opinion as reflected in the replies.

Car has brown everything including steering wheel and dash.

As I said I would prefer black but the car fits all other criteria so am struggling to make a decision.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the cocoa interior a lot. One of the first 997's I short-listed as a potential purchase was GT silver/cocoa and I thought it was a great combo.

I understand it might feel like too much brown, as did my all black interior. I had the centre console re-done in galvano silver to make seat backs etc and it really lifted the interior, so you always have that option.

Also, if people can live with sand beige (did I get that right), then you shouldn't worry about re-sale of cocoa!!

Oh and finally, with the cocoa interior, you're well placed to carry out a full 'sport classic' recreation.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it works for you then just go for it! You will be the one parting with the hard earned. As long as you and any 'significant other' like it then just do it! ( even if they don't, personally I would do it and suffer the flak later Floor )
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At Simply Porsche in 2017 I spent ages looking at a silver gen2 with cocoa interior the owner had broken it up by fitting OE galvarno silver door arm rests grab handles and door spears , he had also fitted galvarno instrument cowl and centre console it looked really classy, I have also seen Cocoa broken up with black steering wheel centre console armrest , gear shift gator handbook lever and floor mats. I 100% wouldn't be put off a car that had on initial glance a sea or any one colour as even black as a single colour can look a bit much . I like Cocoa and personally would buy the car and look to break the sea of cocoa up a bit with a few well chosen personal touches.
my gen2 interior was a sea of matching blue inc the steering wheel when I brought it and heres a few pics of my personalised changes hopefully to demonstrate that anything is possible, and can be done to suit your taste Thumb Thumb
Its more important that the car is right for you colour spec and PPI Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
At Simply Porsche in 2017 I spent ages looking at a silver gen2 with cocoa interior the owner had broken it up by fitting OE galvarno silver door arm rests grab handles and door spears , he had also fitted galvarno instrument cowl and centre console it looked really classy, I have also seen Cocoa broken up with black steering wheel centre console armrest , gear shift gator handbook lever and floor mats. I 100% wouldn't be put off a car that had on initial glance a sea or any one colour as even black as a single colour can look a bit much . I like Cocoa and personally would buy the car and look to break the sea of cocoa up a bit with a few well chosen personal touches.
my gen2 interior was a sea of matching blue inc the steering wheel when I brought it and heres a few pics of my personalised changes hopefully to demonstrate that anything is possible, and can be done to suit your taste Thumb Thumb
Its more important that the car is right for you colour spec and PPI Thumb


That does help I think.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must say FZP's interior is beautiful, especially againt the Silver.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grin heres a pic of maybe what to avoid wood Grin Grin but even in that pic you can see how breaking it up helps soften it .
Another of an example of what can be done without spending a fortune retrimmers are geniuses and the black/brown I think looks stunning Thumb
see the subtle bits like the brown mats retrimmed with black edges , when I did mine it was £35 to do all 4 with a leather edge that was as close to my aqua exterior as I could find .
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Grin heres a pic of maybe what to avoid wood Grin Grin but even in that pic you can see how breaking it up helps soften it .
Another of an example of what can be done without spending a fortune retrimmers are geniuses and the black/brown I think looks stunning Thumb
see the subtle bits like the brown mats retrimmed with black edges , when I did mine it was £35 to do all 4 with a leather edge that was as close to my aqua exterior as I could find .


Do you think the top of the dash can be re-trimmed fairly easily?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F*** me Phil, where did you find that monstrosity with the timber interior. That should be considered a crime against 911's, taste and decency.

OP - if you buy the car, I'll bet you don't end up doing a thing and love it the way it is Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I must say FZP's interior is beautiful, especially againt the Silver.

I can't fault a man Alex when you have exquisite taste like you have
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