996 GT3 - is now the time to buy?

996 GT3 - is now the time to buy?

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n12maser

303 posts

33 months

Friday 24th November 2017
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T-bagger said:
This is the exact spec I’d choose and only 10mins from work ?? could be a sign......?

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Might have to “pop into work tomorrow dear”
careful, the bonnet looks twisted in the front-end photo. that car was at targa Florio for months as I noticed the bonnet in the pics back then, now these guys..moving it about...hmmmm

Digga

26,773 posts

224 months

Saturday 25th November 2017
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nxi20 said:
LaSource said:
worldwidewebs said:
Wow - nice one! How much do you reckon it costs to track these days? I'd always assumed about £1k/day (+ the cost of the TD itself) but didn't know how far from reality this was
Rule 1....NEVER add up the costs
Rule 2....see rule 1
^^

What he said wink

The more trackdays you do in a year, the cheaper it is per day. How's that for man maths? smile
Rule 3....try not to let you wife find out, without risking being caught actually telling lies.

andy102

130 posts

110 months

Saturday 25th November 2017
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n12maser said:
careful, the bonnet looks twisted in the front-end photo. that car was at targa Florio for months as I noticed the bonnet in the pics back then, now these guys..moving it about...hmmmm
Bumper looks down on one side, look at the panel gap by the side indicator. I remember when I bought mine 8 years ago, a lot of the CS models looked well tracked so I got a tidy comfort instead. Still need to get a half cage and buckets wink

Digga

26,773 posts

224 months

Saturday 25th November 2017
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andy102 said:
Still need to get a half cage and buckets wink
FWIW a chap on 911uk forum, user name HCS911 did have two sets of (what I think were) genuine 996 GT3 buckets in stock not too long ago.

Dblue

2,913 posts

141 months

Saturday 25th November 2017
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I think values of 996 GT3 is likely to drop a bit from current levels. There's little logic to any of the prices being commanded by modern classic Porsches IMO and most of it is driven by the current attractiveness of a classic cars against low interest rates and flat stock markets. All previous bubbles have eventually resulted in corrections.
Yes, in theory , there is no real reason why 996 GT3 should not in time reach the levels of previous GT Porsches , especially 964RS which is laughably overpriced right now. 993RS I get, there's hardly any of them but there's no rhyme or reason most of the time.
997 RS is 99% the same car as 997 GT3 but fetches twice the money??

But it's unlikely we'll seeGT3 levels 5 years ago , my 997.1 RS cost £63k, 996GT3 RS was resolutely £55k and vanilla 996 GT3 at high 30's!
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Mintbird

340 posts

42 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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aircooled a safer haven, watercooled oh I dont know...

g7jhp

5,954 posts

179 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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A few GT3 & RS to be aware of on the The GT3 and RS Avoidance Thread!


GT4RS

1,581 posts

138 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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n12maser said:
T-bagger said:
This is the exact spec I’d choose and only 10mins from work ?? could be a sign......?

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Might have to “pop into work tomorrow dear”
careful, the bonnet looks twisted in the front-end photo. that car was at targa Florio for months as I noticed the bonnet in the pics back then, now these guys..moving it about...hmmmm
This car had been for sale for a long time.

Slippydiff

10,332 posts

164 months

Sunday 26th November 2017
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As a well known German purveyor of air cooled RS cars stated many years ago. "There are no virgins in the bordello". And whilst that might not be completely true, a lot of GT3's have "histories" that don't bear close scrutiny. Let us not forget these were £30-35k cars until not that long ago, and there were plenty of owners at this price point who mistook ambition for ability...

But there are some peaches out there, get any prospective purchase inspected by the specialists that know these cars inside out, and you won't go far wrong.

smile

julesGB

301 posts

191 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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dickyf said:
It's difficult to put into words but there arent many cars that you need to have a little sit down for a minute or two after driving!
Bingo!

I only ever use mine for fun driving, mostly in Scotland and Europe. Nearly all of my most memorable blats have been in the GT3.

Whenever I've had thoughts of selling I just look at this picture from Scotland. Needless to say the car is still in my garage driving


CarreraLightweightRacing

1,428 posts

150 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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julesGB said:
dickyf said:
It's difficult to put into words but there arent many cars that you need to have a little sit down for a minute or two after driving!
Bingo!

I only ever use mine for fun driving, mostly in Scotland and Europe. Nearly all of my most memorable blats have been in the GT3.

Whenever I've had thoughts of selling I just look at this picture from Scotland. Needless to say the car is still in my garage driving

Wonderful stuff guys, lest we forget wink
These moments we have are what it's all about beer


SL550M

393 posts

51 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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julesGB said:
dickyf said:
It's difficult to put into words but there arent many cars that you need to have a little sit down for a minute or two after driving!
Bingo!

I only ever use mine for fun driving, mostly in Scotland and Europe. Nearly all of my most memorable blats have been in the GT3.

Whenever I've had thoughts of selling I just look at this picture from Scotland. Needless to say the car is still in my garage driving

Ooooh, that photo makes me want another 996 Mk2 GT3. They really are very special on the right road.

LaSource

2,229 posts

149 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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SL550M said:
Ooooh, that photo makes me want another 996 Mk2 GT3. They really are very special on the right road.
...or track!


SL550M

393 posts

51 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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LaSource said:
SL550M said:
Ooooh, that photo makes me want another 996 Mk2 GT3. They really are very special on the right road.
...or track!

That too! smile

dickyf

784 posts

166 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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i can actually put myself in this scenario mentally just looking at the photo. It just boils down to hard i want to go, the car just keeps giving. I couldnt consider taking a passenger as they would think i had lost my mind!!
julesGB said:
dickyf said:
It's difficult to put into words but there arent many cars that you need to have a little sit down for a minute or two after driving!
Bingo!

I only ever use mine for fun driving, mostly in Scotland and Europe. Nearly all of my most memorable blats have been in the GT3.

Whenever I've had thoughts of selling I just look at this picture from Scotland. Needless to say the car is still in my garage driving

Wilmslowboy

2,494 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th March
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15 months and no crash in values, the want is still high.

I'm thinking of dipping in, does anyone know this car (this is an old ad - the car is no longer for sale with them

Reg is WO53 GUC

thanks


https://www.autostoresales.co.uk/porsche996gt3comf...



Digga

26,773 posts

224 months

Thursday 7th March
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Don't know about that car, but the colour looks lovely, although I have an aversion to black cars, purely from the point of being lazy and them being bds to keep looking clean.

FWIW, I saw JZM posted on Facebook yesterday that they have just got a guards red 996.1 GT3 in stock, but it's not in their showroom stock online yet: https://www.facebook.com/JZMPorsche/photos/pcb.228...


Dammit

2,973 posts

149 months

Thursday 7th March
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I'd sincerely love a Guards Red 996.1 GT3, however I'm currently waiting for the recovery truck to take my existing 911 to the Indy that looks after it, so may have to put some funds that way first.

alfapork

220 posts

43 months

Thursday 7th March
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Wilmslowboy said:
15 months and no crash in values, the want is still high.

I'm thinking of dipping in, does anyone know this car (this is an old ad - the car is no longer for sale with them

Reg is WO53 GUC

thanks


https://www.autostoresales.co.uk/porsche996gt3comf...
That is the absolute twin of my car, albeit older and with more miles - I paid just a few hundred more than that for my 28k 2005 from one of the good guy dealers last August.

So in the winter, unless there’s been a price rise in the last 6 months (unlikely) there would seem to be a bit of room for negotiation on that one.

Negotiate and get it bought, you could have been enjoying one for the last 15 months!

Wilmslowboy

2,494 posts

147 months

Thursday 7th March
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alfapork said:
That is the absolute twin of my car, albeit older and with more miles - I paid just a few hundred more than that for my 28k 2005 from one of the good guy dealers last August.

So in the winter, unless there’s been a price rise in the last 6 months (unlikely) there would seem to be a bit of room for negotiation on that one.

Negotiate and get it bought, you could have been enjoying one for the last 15 months!
Thanks for the insight - It’s no longer for sale with them, it’s somewhere else and likely to be a chunk less than that price.

Problem is the wife wants a new toy, just sold her mini** - I would be in the real bad books if I bought myself something before her....


  • She has a daily as well, so she won’t be left without a car.