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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windy101 wrote:
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?


There was a member earlier this year who saw a 991 he loved everything about it other than the interior, He sent the car to Linus at DesignLS who retrimmed the top of the dash and the tops of the doors and it looked stunning when done , the other option would be to buy a black leather dash top of ebay or from one of the Porsche breakers . heres an example of a retrimming service on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-997-Retrimming-service-lower-dash-panels-glovebox-Alcantara-GT3-spec/282947928597?hash=item41e102c215:g:~pkAAOSwKGpa6MwB:rk:3:pf:0
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benbuhagiar wrote:
I am always in favour of non-black interiors.


Same here.

FZP wrote:
...The beauty of it is that it's multifaceted dependant on ambient light. In low light conditions, it's rich and luxurious...


Yup, it’s amazing how much it moves around depending on lighting.

Here’s a few pics of mine in low light.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="FZP"]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.

Frank, an example of just how bad the taste of some Americans can be Grin Grin I agree the 911 is just not the right car for woodgrain trim GrinI have yet to read a post that says "I Yacht varnished my 997 today" or "how do I treat wood worm in my 997" Floor Love to see how deMort answered that one Floor Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil,
I thought that those pictures of your car were after you had added MORE blue???

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Cocoa Brown Interior Reply with quote

Windy101 wrote:
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.

Thanks.



Should you discount the car car purely on the meteor and cocoa colour combination?
No, unless of course that particular combination is a deal breaker for you.

Will it bug you every day? Dont know who knows but you.
Will you forget about it? Hopefully not if it's the car that you decide on. If you like it you should embrace it in my view.

As for others opinions - can of worms.

If everything else checks out then get it bought, meteor and cocoa is a solid combination.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the rest of the car is exactly what you're looking for and you can live with it I'd go for it.

It's certainly not a colour combo that will devalue it whenever trade-in time comes.

That said, if you see it as major compromise you'd be better walking away. There's plenty of other cars out there.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Cocoa interior is probably the best interior colour.

Absolutely love it, really like the pics of the cocoa interiors shown too.

Wish mine was cocoa instead of boring old black Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T8 wrote:
If the rest of the car is exactly what you're looking for and you can live with it I'd go for it.

It's certainly not a colour combo that will devalue it whenever trade-in time comes.

That said, if you see it as major compromise you'd be better walking away. There's plenty of other cars out there.

Good Luck


I know its very much a personal decision, the reason I posted was I was struggling to make a decision.

I do appreciate the comments.

My 993 has a light grey interior which was not my first choice but it has never really bothered me.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd have to give any wood trim fitted car an extra good inspection with a Colini Stick Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Cocoa I think it’s class.
From memory the early anniversary boxsters were GT silver and Cocoa and looked really good.
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Phil,
I thought that those pictures of your car were after you had added MORE blue???

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It was ,I added blue to break up the sea of blue Dont know well you know what I mean a contrasting blue .
The cabins on these cars are quite small and a sea of any colour can look a bit corporate ,which is why so many break it up with a painted centre console.

but really you can do what you like if it makes you happy , heres a pic of my gen1 and what I did to break up the sea of stone grey Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always wear a pair of Michael Portillo's trousers?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’d break up the interior with some classic houndstooth fabric. End result would be stunning.
 



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Cocoa Brown Interior Reply with quote

Windy101 wrote:
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.

Thanks.


I’ve been looking at the same motor, very nice C2 Manual? A bit too expensive I thought, but love the colour combo
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here it is with the silver console. This is a Gen 1 obviously but it looks good, especially with the hard back seats.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2p’s:

It looks hideous with the flash on the above pic, and not really liking the Silver centre console.

the houndstooth seats look stunning, and the pure cocoa pics also look luxurious.

Don’t worry about resale, you’re buying it for you!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James M-S wrote:
My 2p’s:

It looks hideous with the flash on the above pic, and not really liking the Silver centre console.

the houndstooth seats look stunning, and the pure cocoa pics also look luxurious.

Don’t worry about resale, you’re buying it for you!


The question is not about resale. Its about living with this colour.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Cocoa Brown Interior Reply with quote

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Windy101 wrote:
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.

Thanks.


I’ve been looking at the same motor, very nice C2 Manual? A bit too expensive I thought, but love the colour combo



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took the plunge. Cocoa is very nice in low light. Car is an early Gen2 3.6 manual.
 



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