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Picking Up A GT3 Today

Picking Up A GT3 Today

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jackwood

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2,253 posts

120 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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So after waking up at 3:40am this morning and spending the next hour staring at the ceiling I decided to give up and get up.

In about 2 hours time I'll be clambering aboard the Pendolino service from Macclesfield to Euston, heading across town to Chiswick where a friend is meeting me to take me last past of the journey over to Uxbridge to collect the 996 mkII GT3 from 991Virgin.

Excited doesn't begin to cover it.

I'll update this through the day.

I have to say that dealing with Dan and Tom at 911Virgin has been a genuine pleasure. Looking forward to meeting them and seeing the car for the first time. And yes, I am that guy that bought a GT3 sight unseen... What could possibly....

Jack

cmoose

36,624 posts

141 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Good luck, Jack. A GT3 is a very fine thing. A very fine thing, indeed. I'm green with envy. And a bit drunk. And off to bed. Hopefully I will forget your good fortune in the morrow. wink

Please drive the snot out of it for me.

FisiP1

1,269 posts

65 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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You woke up in perfect time to watch the F1 practice and didn't!?

In all seriousness, enjoy.

Dynamo69

115 posts

102 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Enjoy the day .. love reading the posts.

DJFish

4,939 posts

175 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Marvellous!
Once the mist lifts it has the makings of a lovely day, take lots of photos and enjoy!
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keep it lit

3,388 posts

79 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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HALLELUJAH !!!!!

you have reached the promised land mate.

don't forget to ring me later after the histerics have calmed!!!


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jackwood

Original Poster:

2,253 posts

120 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Phase One complete: V8 stter to the station.

freedman

4,298 posts

119 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Enjoy the day, the anticipation must be painful smile

jackwood

Original Poster:

2,253 posts

120 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Phase Two: on train watching F1 quali.


ROK

245 posts

64 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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life is g

Tyrewrecker

6,419 posts

66 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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jackwood said:
Phase Two: on train watching F1 quali.

You lucky...,,

Durzel

4,706 posts

80 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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jackwood said:
So after waking up at 3:40am this morning and spending the next hour staring at the ceiling I decided to give up and get up.
That's fantastic. smile

As you get older and the weight of the world becomes an ever bigger burden it seems like there becomes fewer and fewer things that genuinely give you this sort of experience. Glad you're so excited about picking it up.

(Sorry if the above sounds a bit melodramatic)

LuckyP

6,235 posts

137 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Ha! What a great story. I'll be keeping one eye on you progress throught the day!! Good for you pal!!

Pics please as soon as you see it!!

wink

Tonsko

5,736 posts

127 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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I love being this excited! Keep with the updates.

Jd27

53 posts

58 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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I remember picking up my gt3, definitely a day I'll never forget! Congrats and I hope the rain clouds keep away for the journey home!

jackwood

Original Poster:

2,253 posts

120 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Pounding across the British countryside care of Virgin.
As much as I like cars, 1:45 minutes from Macc to London with wifi, food, drinks and a comfy seat for 60 quid is a bargain.

slodge

510 posts

74 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Awesome stuff, picking up a GT3 and watching quali with no distractions - not even a floater in the train bogs could put a downer on such a perfect day!! I hope to have a similar one very soon.

Let us know all about first impressions.

Cheers

SL

mrdemon

11,211 posts

177 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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That GT3 looks a great car, was thinking about buying it myself.
Enjoy it.

Old Trout

1,588 posts

87 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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I can remember a very similar day a few years ago.

I also bought a GT3 Mk II sight unseen - and it was by far the best car out there of all that I had looked at and came with a fresh Porsche warranty which helped!

York to London on the train. Then into the car and the drive home.

Fantastic - enjoy your day to the max.

Paul Dishman

2,645 posts

149 months

Saturday 14th April 2012
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Car looks FAB hehe