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tranter5

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335 posts

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Thought I would put up a quick post to show what I have replaced the Tamora with. Last Friday I picked up a Seal Grey 996 911 Turbo. My dream car that I had aimed to purchase by my 23rd birthday but after an excellent year and finding a bargain I got one early. Insurance is a killer still being 21 but not a huge rise from the TVR and worth every penny when I am in the drivers seat smile . Anyway heres a quick picture. Will be updated shortly with full specs and photos after I have detailed it. I will also be completing numerous jobs on it over the next few months to get it as immaculate as my Tamora the journal will be regularly updated with my OCD ways.

Old Car thread:

http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f...

New car picture:






philmots

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Look lovely.. Would be better with silver wheels, though.

grenpayne

727 posts

48 months

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Excellent stuff! I liked the Tamora a lot so looking forward to seeing what you do with this.




JonLock

144 posts

57 months

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and i thought i was lucky when i got my R32 for my 21st! what do you do?! nice car though mate will be keeping an eye on this

robsco

5,771 posts

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What a stunning vehicle to own at the age of 21, congratulations to you. Sad to see that the Tamora as gone, but here's hoping that you have just as much fun in this.
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KennyGT

724 posts

96 months

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I hate you! smile

21 and a 911 TURBO, awesome!

Looks means as hell too smile

soad

19,595 posts

62 months

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Gulp, jammy git or what?! Fair play to ya though!!! Sure won't feel slow even after the last performance motor biggrin

Jimmy No Hands

2,542 posts

42 months

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Can't say I'm not very jealous! I'd like to be your friend. smile

How much is the insurance can I ask?

northandy

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107 months

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Very nice!

Dr G

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128 months

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philmots said:
Look lovely.. Would be better with silver wheels, though.
Yup, nice car but the wheels spoil it.

tranter5

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335 posts

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I am a student but run a business selling used carp fishing tackle and also have built my way up with cars starting from a £3000 mk6 fiesta. Every 3-6 months I sell my car and try to make a good profit on each whilst adding to my car fund. Like the property ladder but with cars...I have aims for each birthday as to what level car I want to have progressed to, as to give me a major drive to earn money!

Insurance is excellent thanks to admiral once again... online quote came out at £1349 but a phone call and explanation of how I have spent thousands with them in the last few years resulted in the chap coming back with a quote of £1106 after speaking to his manager. That is a 12 month policy and I usually have the 10 month policy which would have came out at less that £1000. That is with 0 years no claims as my no claims bonus are on my shed (2000 Mondeo) that I use to get to my university work placement and my fishing wagon.

The performance is yet again in another level even to the TVR. It pulls so strong and grips like its on rails. The built quality for a 10 year old car is second to none. Even with the loud exhaust there are no rattles to be heard inside or outside of the car. It feels so useable be it a cross country blast or a short journey through town to the gym. So far so very good!

List of jobs so far for the car:

To source a set of silver standard hollow spoke wheels and sell the black set (they have only just been refurbed in black by the previous owner and seems a shame to put back silver as they are truly immaculate... just not to my taste)

Remove and sell the Fabspeed exhaust (100 cell cats) and put the original one on that I have. (again not to my taste to noisy)

Respray Front bumper due to a few stone chips (still choosing a bodyshop for this so any midlands bodyshop reccomendations appreciated!)

Refurb Calipers due to lacquer peel causing them to look pink in areas and put fresh Porsche Decals on them.

Fit new front discs and pads (already got them as part of the sale)

New Rear Tyres (hopefully the set of silver wheels I get will come with good tyres)

Full Protection Detail

Full Gliptone Interior leather Clean

Re attach/replace exhaust heatshields

I will take more photos very soon just need the chance to give it a proper clay/polish/wax etc. Hopefully going to a Porsche show on Sunday in Warwick smile

Edited by tranter5 on Friday 29th July 15:58

R12HCO

808 posts

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Where do you live? Im 21 (in april), have a megane f1, same company, 3 years no claims, clear driving record....£1500 for 10 month policy....wtf?

tranter5

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335 posts

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leicestershire... its weird Its more expensive to insure things like civic type r's at my age than this. Its something to do with statistics I have been told. More 21 yr olds have crashed hot hatches than 911 turbos. Admiral will insure me on pretty much any supercar for this sort of price. Although I did a quote on my dream car a Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale which came out over £2000. you need a parent and a girl around the same age as you as named drivers to get the best quotes. also park it on the street if you want to save a few hundred. weird I know but I save £300-400 a year by having it on the street rather than the garage. Do some admiral quotes yourself to see. People assume its cheaper to garage the car or park it on the driveway but with Admiral/elephant etc its the oppposite

Jimmy No Hands

2,542 posts

42 months

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I'm 22 with no years no claims. And my RX-8 cost me around £2600 for the year. Half that for double the performance is incredible.

Envious on both car & quote. Enjoy it!

tom felty

639 posts

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hi dan for yur wheels try porsch-apart just north of manchester

they do everything porsche
heres a link to their website
http://www.porsch-apart.co.uk/
smile

tranter5

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335 posts

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cheers.. missed a set of 4 with new michelins go for £500 buy it now on ebay the other day. gutted was a right bargain as I think I could get £700-800 for my freshly refurbed black ones with pirellis

tom felty

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tranter5 said:
cheers.. missed a set of 4 with new michelins go for £500 buy it now on ebay the other day. gutted was a right bargain as I think I could get £700-800 for my freshly refurbed black ones with pirellis
when did you buy the car smile
its my dads dream car, he wants one next and he's 47 haha over double your age, im only 16, i do have a peugeot 205 gti though haha

tranter5

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bought it on Friday after putting a deposit down following a Pre Purchase inspection the friday before that... 205 gtis are awesome fun my mate has one with a gti 6 engine in and it goes and sounds excellent!

c0ldpl4ya

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Just got quoted £4600 for a measly carrera 4 and im 21, god i hate my life.
I really dont get how some
Young people insure such beasts for so cheap yet 1.2's still cost me £1500+..
anyway, lovely car i prefer the black wheels on seal grey 911s too. Very jelous.

Groober

696 posts

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c0ldpl4ya said:
Just got quoted £4600 for a measly carrera 4 and im 21, god i hate my life.
I really dont get how some
Young people insure such beasts for so cheap yet 1.2's still cost me £1500+..
anyway, lovely car i prefer the black wheels on seal grey 911s too. Very jelous.
As said above it tends to come down to stats. I can insure my Dads Arnage for only a fraction more than I paid to insure my Integara.
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