Any decent 997.1 GT3's on the market?

Any decent 997.1 GT3's on the market?

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g7jhp

6,487 posts

202 months

Sunday 21st February
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GT4RS said:
g7jhp said:
dopsonj said:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202012046...

CC that sold for £64,261+fees

997.1 GT3 CS Silver.
Orion Solutions weren't they formally Williams Motor Company?

Amazing how they have a 5 star rating with absolutely no low reviews but worth checking 911uk.

All I remember is whenever I see a car between those buildings to keep looking.
Correct
Orion Solutions now seem to be Dreamspec.



Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Monday 22nd February
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I notice over the weekend that RPM are actively advertising for stock of these cars. Certainly not much of anything 997 GT3 or RS for sale, gen 1 or 2, right now.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Monday 22nd February
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g7jhp said:
GT4RS said:
g7jhp said:
dopsonj said:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202012046...

CC that sold for £64,261+fees

997.1 GT3 CS Silver.
Orion Solutions weren't they formally Williams Motor Company?

Amazing how they have a 5 star rating with absolutely no low reviews but worth checking 911uk.

All I remember is whenever I see a car between those buildings to keep looking.
Correct
Orion Solutions now seem to be Dreamspec.
Just google Williams Motor company, now farther son set up.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Monday 22nd February
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Digga said:
I notice over the weekend that RPM are actively advertising for stock of these cars. Certainly not much of anything 997 GT3 or RS for sale, gen 1 or 2, right now.
Strange times for the 997 gt3, the bunch of cars have been on abs off the market for what seems like years in some cases.

Even the red and white gen 2 private cars have come back on the market. At one point last year the red on was on eBay for 90k, its now back at 100k which says to me he’s only got it for sale the please the wife 🤣

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Monday 22nd February
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GT4RS said:
he’s only got it for sale the please the wife ??
hehe Yes, it's a bit like that.

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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yet another sytner select 997.1 gt cs (?) without cage and with pccbs 40k miles 70k

i do like a colour coded transmission tunnel but the aftermarket carbon wrap is an acquired taste

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11303100?c...

Dr S

4,696 posts

190 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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RC1 said:
yet another sytner select 997.1 gt cs (?) without cage and with pccbs 40k miles 70k

i do like a colour coded transmission tunnel but the aftermarket carbon wrap is an acquired taste

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11303100?c...
Got the white transmission tunnel on my white 7.2 GT3 too. It lifts the cabin compared to the RS with standard black plastic

braddo

7,492 posts

152 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Dr S said:
RC1 said:
yet another sytner select 997.1 gt cs (?) without cage and with pccbs 40k miles 70k

i do like a colour coded transmission tunnel but the aftermarket carbon wrap is an acquired taste

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11303100?c...
Got the white transmission tunnel on my white 7.2 GT3 too. It lifts the cabin compared to the RS with standard black plastic
Half the photos in that advert are of the centre console, so it's quite a selling feature. biggrin

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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RC1 said:
yet another sytner select 997.1 gt cs (?) without cage...
IMHO it's possibly not a CS because:

A.) there's no evidence of a cage ever having been fitted
4.) it's got (very nice) leather trim on the buckets
c.) Clubsport normally just have Nomex covered seats, but...
2.) Has yellow 12 o'clock marker on wheel which is not standard, so all bets off

Looks nice enough though. If people check condition (very carefully) and ignore all the tosh about these cars being investments and just drive them, hopefully it'll make someone happy.

SFO

5,053 posts

147 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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it has the additional padding on the side of the door panels, so the seats are most likely OEM

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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SFO said:
it has the additional padding on the side of the door panels, so the seats are most likely OEM
I would say too.

It's also possible they came from the factory with the leather/alcantara trim too. Equally, it's the sort of thing that can be/could have been changed.

There were a few non-CS GT3's, both Gen 1 and 2 specced like this.

TDT

2,816 posts

83 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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The drivers seat looks like it has been out and put back in - Could be wrong but, the seatbelt clip is on the the wrong side of the seat? - should be inside?

Don't know that it makes a difference anyway to the price or provenance.

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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TDT said:
The drivers seat looks like it has been out and put back in - Could be wrong but, the seatbelt clip is on the the wrong side of the seat? - should be inside?

Don't know that it makes a difference anyway to the price or provenance.
Good spot.



I can see why people might missroute it, not just out of ignorance, but because I find they are a bit uncomfortable. The height of the belt bucket (item 13) seems to be 'right' for comfort seats but IMHO too high for the buckets and tends to dig into your side a bit, especially if you need to reach across the car - to get your wallet out of the glove box, or slap a hysterical passenger.

RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Evening all.
I rang up to enquire on the car today and am expecting a video through in the morning.
Had a chat with the salesman who wasn’t at all pushy and so had an enjoyable natter.
He advised it has had an extensive setup at center gravity (didn’t clarify dates / exactly what done but have requested info). He said opc wouldn’t take it due to non opc specialist history.
Seem to have talked myself and the wife round to a 997 GT3 (although still just considering it and may bottle it!!) and likely a gen 1 as .2 would mean finance which I can’t really be faffed with.
Not saying this would be the one as early on in my research / man maths / would likely want to wait till I can view and test a couple of cars (doubt possible on this one).
Still have to start somewhere....


dopsonj

292 posts

84 months

Wednesday 24th February
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RichDS said:
Evening all.
I rang up to enquire on the car today and am expecting a video through in the morning.
Had a chat with the salesman who wasn’t at all pushy and so had an enjoyable natter.
He advised it has had an extensive setup at center gravity (didn’t clarify dates / exactly what done but have requested info). He said opc wouldn’t take it due to non opc specialist history.
Seem to have talked myself and the wife round to a 997 GT3 (although still just considering it and may bottle it!!) and likely a gen 1 as .2 would mean finance which I can’t really be faffed with.
Not saying this would be the one as early on in my research / man maths / would likely want to wait till I can view and test a couple of cars (doubt possible on this one).
Still have to start somewhere....
You won't regret it, over 4000 miles since November done in mine, having just ticked over 173,000 total.. Love it... make the man maths work! :-)

One thing to note... It may not have AC? It has an ECO button where mine has AC OFF? Perhaps someone more familiar can confirm

  • Think you can ignore me as it appears it was a change in 2007 to the wording AC OFF rather than ECO**
Edited by dopsonj on Wednesday 24th February 21:05


Edited by dopsonj on Wednesday 24th February 21:18

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Wednesday 24th February
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RichDS said:
Evening all.
I rang up to enquire on the car today and am expecting a video through in the morning.
Had a chat with the salesman who wasn’t at all pushy and so had an enjoyable natter.
He advised it has had an extensive setup at center gravity (didn’t clarify dates / exactly what done but have requested info). He said opc wouldn’t take it due to non opc specialist history.
Seem to have talked myself and the wife round to a 997 GT3 (although still just considering it and may bottle it!!) and likely a gen 1 as .2 would mean finance which I can’t really be faffed with.
Not saying this would be the one as early on in my research / man maths / would likely want to wait till I can view and test a couple of cars (doubt possible on this one).
Still have to start somewhere....
good man you know it makes sense

make sure you let us know if it is or is not a factory cs

if you call chris at center gravity with the reg no im sure he will offer some insight into the car

mine was bought from opc swindon even though it had been serviced outside of the network so its not a hard and fast rule

i expect with spring around the corner a few more will start to pop up

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Wednesday 24th February
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RichDS said:
Evening all.
I rang up to enquire on the car today and am expecting a video through in the morning.
Had a chat with the salesman who wasn’t at all pushy and so had an enjoyable natter.
He advised it has had an extensive setup at center gravity (didn’t clarify dates / exactly what done but have requested info). He said opc wouldn’t take it due to non opc specialist history.
Seem to have talked myself and the wife round to a 997 GT3 (although still just considering it and may bottle it!!) and likely a gen 1 as .2 would mean finance which I can’t really be faffed with.
Not saying this would be the one as early on in my research / man maths / would likely want to wait till I can view and test a couple of cars (doubt possible on this one).
Still have to start somewhere....
An opc can still retail a car if it’s been serviced outside of the porche opc network as long as it was carried out in the manufactures recommended time frame abs to third standard. An opc will choose not to retail a car if it requires to much prep work to get it to Porsche warranty standards. Its not been put back into the opc net work for a reason, if you are serious about the car get it inspected properly. Sytner select exists due to the cars they have in stock not meeting the manufactures set out guide lines for used car sale or due to it needing money spending on them.

It could be a simple as it’s got the wrong seat from the factory.


LaurasOtherHalf

19,609 posts

160 months

Thursday 25th February
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Is it not just an age thing with OPC? 997.1s are too old to have the Porsche warranty applied now (I know they can’t have the two year warranty at least).

Matter88

70 posts

44 months

Thursday 25th February
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Those door cards are fitted to Clubsport's only.

If it is not a Clubsport, then someone has changed the seats and door cards which is weird. Those Clubsport door cards have a crash protection pad in them in to offset the absence of airbags in the non Clubsport seats.

Ask the salesman for the production code, that will tell you whether is CS or not.

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Thursday 25th February
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RichDS said:
Evening all.
I rang up to enquire on the car today and am expecting a video through in the morning.
Had a chat with the salesman who wasn’t at all pushy and so had an enjoyable natter.
He advised it has had an extensive setup at center gravity (didn’t clarify dates / exactly what done but have requested info). He said opc wouldn’t take it due to non opc specialist history.
Seem to have talked myself and the wife round to a 997 GT3 (although still just considering it and may bottle it!!) and likely a gen 1 as .2 would mean finance which I can’t really be faffed with.
Not saying this would be the one as early on in my research / man maths / would likely want to wait till I can view and test a couple of cars (doubt possible on this one).
Still have to start somewhere....
You are heading in the right direction. Get one bought and then move onto the next step:

https://www.sharkwerks.com/tuning-guides/997-gt3-2...

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