991 GTS Must haves

991 GTS Must haves

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findtomdotcom

363 posts

185 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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Did you manage a discount? The price seemed fair as there arent that many around at the moment...


GT3-RS

1,061 posts

164 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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Cheib said:
Manual 991 GTS Targa...special car. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the only UK one!
here's hoping mine will be a "special car" LOL....Harry makes a valid point especially the last paragraph....fingers crossed biggrin

https://grrc.goodwood.com/columnists/mystery-monda...

Cheib

16,778 posts

120 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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GT3-RS said:
Cheib said:
Manual 991 GTS Targa...special car. I wouldn't be surprised if that's the only UK one!
here's hoping mine will be a "special car" LOL....Harry makes a valid point especially the last paragraph....fingers crossed biggrin

https://grrc.goodwood.com/columnists/mystery-monda...
According to howmanyleft there are 5 manual and 60 PDK Targa's so my guess wasn't far out.

SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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Deposit put down on the Agate grey GTS at Solihull OPC. 2 weeks to go till I pick her up.

noble3r

267 posts

152 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
Deposit put down on the Agate grey GTS at Solihull OPC. 2 weeks to go till I pick her up.
Nice work. A long 2 weeks now though. Spec?

Cheib

16,778 posts

120 months

Tuesday 29th March 2016
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noble3r said:
SAG6Y said:
Deposit put down on the Agate grey GTS at Solihull OPC. 2 weeks to go till I pick her up.
Nice work. A long 2 weeks now though. Spec?
That looked like a well priced car at £90k ? I really like Agate Grey...looks superb with the black wheels IMHO.

GT3-RS

1,061 posts

164 months

Wednesday 30th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
Deposit put down on the Agate grey GTS at Solihull OPC. 2 weeks to go till I pick her up.
how exciting you won't be disappointed....you must get the ducktail if it hasn't already got it, it finishes the car off with just that little bit of retroness [sic].....nice

SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Wednesday 30th March 2016
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It was good value for 90k. Got all the spec I wanted. All the alcantata, deviated stitching, 18 way adjustable seats, cruise. Body needs a bit work - front end resprayed and side haunches. Hence it'll take 2 weeks. Going to be a long wait!!

Each to their own, but I avoided the ducktail spoiler. I love the purity of the flat design and the black louvres. Very 991R.

997JG

43 posts

126 months

Wednesday 30th March 2016
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SAG6Y said:
It was good value for 90k. Got all the spec I wanted. All the alcantata, deviated stitching, 18 way adjustable seats, cruise. Body needs a bit work - front end resprayed and side haunches. Hence it'll take 2 weeks. Going to be a long wait!!

Each to their own, but I avoided the ducktail spoiler. I love the purity of the flat design and the black louvres. Very 991R.
I was looking at this one, mainly out of interest only. Why did it need paint - stone chips etc?

SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Wednesday 30th March 2016
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Yup. Just stone chips. They've assured me look as close to perfect as possible. Really can't wait!

Bystander1978

149 posts

41 months

Saturday 23rd April 2016
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Any update on this? Pics?

SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Saturday 23rd April 2016
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Picked her up last week. What a machine! It's actually amazing how usable it is as a family car. I'll out some pics up tomorrow.

SAG6Y

Original Poster:

323 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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m33ufo

4,921 posts

176 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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I'm a little surprised that such a new car would warrant so much paint for stone chips?

Great looking car though. Well done.

SAG6Y

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323 posts

134 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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You and me both. It was quite worrying to think how the car had been treated. The final finish is perfect though. GTS's seem to be quite thin on the ground and this was the perfect spec for me.

cmoose

44,886 posts

174 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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Not sure what you think the stone chips indicate re car treatment.

One quick run through Germany netted me a noticeable uptick in stone chips on my Cayman. I suppose some might view that as hammering the car or something. But then what's the point in buying this kid of car if you think a proper blat down the autobahn is abusing it?

Bystander1978

149 posts

41 months

Sunday 24th April 2016
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I've thought hard about having PPF on my Gts but cost just too high.
Have chips and off for long weekend hoon with pals next weekend so no doubt going to add to paint marks

m33ufo

4,921 posts

176 months

Monday 25th April 2016
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Absolutely love mine. I had intended having PPF applied before driving the 200 miles home but then a change of plan meant I had to rethink. It then became apparent that once home there were no recommended companies close by. I'd have to drive another 100 miles and chance stone chips before getting it done. So, no film for me.

Quite rare on the GTS but bucket seats were a must for me together with PASM (20mm lower suspension). The LED headlights, glass roof and ducktail etc were nice to have.

No idea why some people un-tick the centre lock wheels, they make the car. And they're a breeze to remove once you have the right tool (a bloody big torque wrench!).











Mario149

7,604 posts

123 months

Monday 25th April 2016
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m33ufo said:
Absolutely love mine. I had intended having PPF applied before driving the 200 miles home but then a change of plan meant I had to rethink. It then became apparent that once home there were no recommended companies close by. I'd have to drive another 100 miles and chance stone chips before getting it done. So, no film for me.

Quite rare on the GTS but bucket seats were a must for me together with PASM (20mm lower suspension). The LED headlights, glass roof and ducktail etc were nice to have.

No idea why some people un-tick the centre lock wheels, they make the car. And they're a breeze to remove once you have the right tool (a bloody big torque wrench!).










That's a ballsy colour choice!