What’s the right price for a 991.2 GT3 ?

What’s the right price for a 991.2 GT3 ?

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av185

9,159 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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jcosh said:
Cheib said:
No LED’s and Folding Buckets which aren’t what most people want. I prefer the grey to the red interior but one of the reasons I paid the ludicrous money for yellow stitching is that it deleted the seat stripe.
Wes yellow stitch an option on 991.2 GT3? i’ve not seen many cars with it.

Whereas on GT4 it is available along with the red - at the same price.
Seem to remember yellow stitching on the GT3 was a very expensive exclusive option which did remove the seat stripes but perhaps C can confirm. Also the yellow steering wheel marking as opposed was around £1750 I think whereas the red was £168.

Interesting that Porsche have priced stitching colours equally as an option the 718.

av185

9,159 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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jcosh said:
Cheib said:
JZM have listed a Good/High spec manual CS for just under £140k today

https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Po...
If only it had 18 way seats instead of CS and buckets.
Now that would be a cheap car with that spec.

av185

9,159 posts

72 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Porsche911R said:
coloured stitching is so 2015 imo today it looks a bit gash and very 1990's to me, it now really dates the cars and feels a bit rich mans chav.

imo ofcourse :-) and don't get me started about the red seat stripe or coloured air vents !!!

no one could sell cars with coloured air vents or trim in the past , and that will happen again, in fact already does with coloured trim in the 981 Spyder market "lemons" stuck at the very lowest prices but nice spec cars bar that one stupid mistake option !!

tone it down guys we are not on the Lambo forum where you need to tick the gash look at my car options , people will rue the day come sale time for sure !
It's not the brand image !! lets keep that over at Lambo owners....
Depends really on the colour of the car as to what stitching colour is best for resale.

One of the worst examples is e.g. red stitching with Miami on a GT3 which hung around for ages but presumably the owner specced the red to go with the red steel brake calipers which was also bad news on that particular car.

I always go red stitching with red white or silver Porsches GTs and they always sell well. Not my preference but yellow stitching with black or blue is very popular too.

Platinum stitching is ok on a darker car but can look bland on white silver or grey cars especially when black belts are retained instead of coloured ones being specced.

Agree on the coloured air vents but don't forget white or even worse, red dials and chrono which is often also a killer when selling.

Cheib

16,784 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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jcosh said:
Cheib said:
No LED’s and Folding Buckets which aren’t what most people want. I prefer the grey to the red interior but one of the reasons I paid the ludicrous money for yellow stitching is that it deleted the seat stripe.
Wes yellow stitch an option on 991.2 GT3? i’ve not seen many cars with it.

Whereas on GT4 it is available along with the red - at the same price.
Yes but it was an expensive cost option over and above leather. £2k for Porsche to change the colour of thread....hence why not many cars with it. I really like it...clearly R doesn’t but then I don’t like Guard Red!

Cheib

16,784 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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av185 said:
Seem to remember yellow stitching on the GT3 was a very expensive exclusive option which did remove the seat stripes but perhaps C can confirm. Also the yellow steering wheel marking as opposed was around £1750 I think whereas the red was £168.

Interesting that Porsche have priced stitching colours equally as an option the 718.
Yup yellow steering wheel marker was a CXX option rather than on the standard options list. That box didn’t get ticked.

Cheib

16,784 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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This is my cars interior....I've got the painted vent surrounds which again I really like as they're discrete...don't like the vents themselves painted or the painted dials in yellow or red which I think are pretty awful.



Porsche911R

17,324 posts

210 months

Wednesday 11th September
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av185 said:
Depends really on the colour of the car as to what stitching colour is best for resale.

One of the worst examples is e.g. red stitching with Miami on a GT3 which hung around for ages but presumably the owner specced the red to go with the red steel brake calipers which was also bad news on that particular car.

I always go red stitching with red white or silver Porsches GTs and they always sell well. Not my preference but yellow stitching with black or blue is very popular too.

Platinum stitching is ok on a darker car but can look bland on white silver or grey cars especially when black belts are retained instead of coloured ones being specced.

Agree on the coloured air vents but don't forget white or even worse, red dials and chrono which is often also a killer when selling.
agree people just seem to hate red dials and coloured trim, crazy how in the newer cars people are specing really bad looking combos, lambo style !

I always keep crono clock black due to minimise reflections, but I spec white dials as that's race car and breaks up the dash all being dark.
never met any one who don't love white dials.

any colour to me now looks tacky, but it's personal choice, both the cars I have kept are all black inside with red belts and basic stitching with none of the extra leather as that again only reflects in the dash !! keep it simple but classy is the way.

It's great we can personalise our cars, but a big % really do look gash and clash really bad, I don't get the trend from the loose wearing gold Rolex owners ;-)

maybe my car just looks dull to most …. But having done the colourer thing on my GT4 I grew tired of it very quick and the stitching will get dirty esp if you track them and I did not want Red stripes down the seats !

simple but Expensive imho, I love the white dials as I cannot see st close up these days.




Edited by Porsche911R on Wednesday 11th September 10:26

browngt3

766 posts

156 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Cheib said:
This is my cars interior....I've got the painted vent surrounds which again I really like as they're discrete...don't like the vents themselves painted or the painted dials in yellow or red which I think are pretty awful.


Yellow on black always looks good doesn't it although I'm not brave enough for Lava smile

My next new Porsche could well be in white as I like the traditional colours. The real question is, will I ever buy a new Porsche again? The most likely candidate is a 718 Spyder as I think its a real looker but it would bug me to think the sound is compromised. Hearing the engine should be one of the main benefits of open top motoring.

Can't see any suitable replacement for the 991.2 GT3 on the horizon...

browngt3

766 posts

156 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Porsche911R said:
simple but Expensive imho, I love the white dials as I cannot see st close up these days.




Edited by Porsche911R on Wednesday 11th September 10:26
Ha ha, I have the same trouble! I had white dials on my 996GT3 and really liked them. Always thought they suited the 993 dash too

Twinfan

3,982 posts

49 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Porsche911R said:
I spec white dials as that's race car and breaks up the dash all being dark.
never met any one who don't love white dials.
I don't like white dials, or any coloured dials. I think they're a complete mess with all the cutouts for warning lights. Waaaaay too busy/messy. Black or grey for me.

Digga

27,566 posts

228 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Dials and stitching aside, this is a sorry tale for an OPC sourced, nearly new 991.2 GT3: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=135746&postda...

Taffy66

2,690 posts

47 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Digga said:
Dials and stitching aside, this is a sorry tale for an OPC sourced, nearly new 991.2 GT3: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=135746&postda...
Sorry tale but could have had a much worse ending..I agrre with the others and think Porsche Leeds have been very fair especially offering to recompense the misc costs..
I'm a huge fan of RAS however i still have misgivings on the system..I especially dislike the way it unstables the GT3 in the wet when exiting a slow speed corner..Up to 30mph its all good when the front and rear wheels steer in different directions reducing steering input..Above 50mph is all good with all four wheels steering in the same direction although this results in much increased outer rear tyre wear..Its the bit when you go round corners at between 30 and 50mph and exit over 50 mph it can cause sudden instability when wet when the RAS switches back to same front rear wheel direction..
The RAS is also prone to overheat in hotter climes with long hard track use so not all good..

seawise

1,500 posts

151 months

Wednesday 11th September
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not a fan of coloured dials, prefer black with white markings for clarity. also can't stand all that alcantara, much prefer leather. alcantara contact patches on my daily driver AMG steering wheel and it soon gets nasty, oh for full leather wheel.

funnily enough I remember my dad having a succession of Lancia company cars in the 1980's (Thema's and then an Integrale) that featured a new man made upholstery called Alcantara, and it didn't seem to offend me then on seats and door cards.

each to their own though, choice is great to have. just glad I don't fret about whether my choice will impact the next owner, it never seems to be a problem, perhaps my boring choices mean it's not an issue.

Edited by seawise on Wednesday 11th September 12:20

Cheib

16,784 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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browngt3 said:
Yellow on black always looks good doesn't it although I'm not brave enough for Lava smile

My next new Porsche could well be in white as I like the traditional colours. The real question is, will I ever buy a new Porsche again? The most likely candidate is a 718 Spyder as I think its a real looker but it would bug me to think the sound is compromised. Hearing the engine should be one of the main benefits of open top motoring.

Can't see any suitable replacement for the 991.2 GT3 on the horizon...
I’m very much in the “will i buy a new Porsche again camp” when it comes to the GT cars. Can’t be arsed to play the game, don’t like the 992 and I don’t think I am in with a shout on 718 Spyder which is the only car that interests me. I do like the SUV’s as family cars though and am going to get a Taycan.

throt

1,978 posts

115 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Cheib said:
browngt3 said:
Yellow on black always looks good doesn't it although I'm not brave enough for Lava smile

My next new Porsche could well be in white as I like the traditional colours. The real question is, will I ever buy a new Porsche again? The most likely candidate is a 718 Spyder as I think its a real looker but it would bug me to think the sound is compromised. Hearing the engine should be one of the main benefits of open top motoring.

Can't see any suitable replacement for the 991.2 GT3 on the horizon...
I’m very much in the “will i buy a new Porsche again camp” when it comes to the GT cars. Can’t be arsed to play the game, don’t like the 992 and I don’t think I am in with a shout on 718 Spyder which is the only car that interests me. I do like the SUV’s as family cars though and am going to get a Taycan.
I just send my interest to my OPC and if I get the call for the 10k deposit then so be it, good. Never chase and pester, I would feel a right tt doing that, kind of make me feel like a small little boy. My sales guys told me the calls and multiple emails are a pain in the arse, some getting nasty too.
Ridiculous.!.

Taffy66

2,690 posts

47 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Cheib said:
I’m very much in the “will i buy a new Porsche again camp” when it comes to the GT cars. Can’t be arsed to play the game, don’t like the 992 and I don’t think I am in with a shout on 718 Spyder which is the only car that interests me. I do like the SUV’s as family cars though and am going to get a Taycan.
Funny enough with the one notable exception of my new RS i'm in the same camp as you regarding the new Porsche sports cars. I have a Taycan Turbo coming next spring which i'm more excited about than the sport series..All the new models including the GT4 and Spyde have been hobbled with extra weight and muted noise for my taste..
I strongly advice you try a nice 458 or Scuderia for a more visceral experience..A nice 458 at £130k is as good a place to spend money on right now unless you have the means to buy a CGT which i don't.

Porsche911R

17,324 posts

210 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Taffy66 said:
Funny enough with the one notable exception of my new RS i'm in the same camp as you regarding the new Porsche sports cars. I have a Taycan Turbo coming next spring which i'm more excited about than the sport series..All the new models including the GT4 and Spyde have been hobbled with extra weight and muted noise for my taste..
I strongly advice you try a nice 458 or Scuderia for a more visceral experience..A nice 458 at £130k is as good a place to spend money on right now unless you have the means to buy a CGT which i don't.
buy an Exige 410 and tell me what's it's like :-)

I went on the open day and test drove one for a long drive and did love the thing.

It's the only car which tingles my sense's atm as I can never see me affording a Ferrari Speciale and now Scuds have jumped again to daft money, they were nice at £125k but not worth any more than that to me personally.

458 are dropping like all the super cars, but again feel a bit old and NOT a Speciale…..having driven one it would have to be that model.

Future Porkers are too do it all, which means there are better cars for better jobs in hand and I am also not a 992 fan.

for blatting about I would buy a 718 GTS at £40k when they drop to that as my work hack, I have no issues with that engine for my runabout and it's bloody fast and at £40k would be good value and cheap to run for work.

I fear in we don't buy Lotus cars now, those will also be last of an era once gone !! and in a few years to old to get out of them !!

Cheib

16,784 posts

120 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Taffy66 said:
Cheib said:
I’m very much in the “will i buy a new Porsche again camp” when it comes to the GT cars. Can’t be arsed to play the game, don’t like the 992 and I don’t think I am in with a shout on 718 Spyder which is the only car that interests me. I do like the SUV’s as family cars though and am going to get a Taycan.
Funny enough with the one notable exception of my new RS i'm in the same camp as you regarding the new Porsche sports cars. I have a Taycan Turbo coming next spring which i'm more excited about than the sport series..All the new models including the GT4 and Spyde have been hobbled with extra weight and muted noise for my taste..
I strongly advice you try a nice 458 or Scuderia for a more visceral experience..A nice 458 at £130k is as good a place to spend money on right now unless you have the means to buy a CGT which i don't.
Had no idea 458’s were that but I think my yearning is more for something older from Porsche....just think the contrast would be greater with my GT3. I don’t really want another modern car that I can’t really get th most out of it unless I am on track somewhere. I am loving doing track driving/tuition in my GT3 and getting somewhere close to it’s grip limits in a safe place.

Taffy66

2,690 posts

47 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Cheib said:
Had no idea 458’s were that but I think my yearning is more for something older from Porsche....just think the contrast would be greater with my GT3. I don’t really want another modern car that I can’t really get th most out of it unless I am on track somewhere. I am loving doing track driving/tuition in my GT3 and getting somewhere close to it’s grip limits in a safe place.
You need to read the recent thread i started regarding 911 Backdates...I've gone off the idea for a while as i have other things arriving soon which will impoverish me enough..

browngt3

766 posts

156 months

Wednesday 11th September
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Digga said:
Dials and stitching aside, this is a sorry tale for an OPC sourced, nearly new 991.2 GT3: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=135746&postda...
A very sorry tale indeed. The driver was both lucky and unlucky depending on which way you look at it. Thing is a catastrophic failure can happen to any car but thankfully rarely. Don't think tracking it would have influenced things as Porsches rigorous testing regime should have ironed out any weakness. As I say that I'm thinking about the gen 1 engine issues....

Makes you wonder, doesn't it?