Any decent 997.1 GT3's on the market?

Any decent 997.1 GT3's on the market?

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RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Thursday 25th February
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Any thoughts on this one?

(to confirm comfort spec suits me fine!)

I just found a great car on Auto Trader:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202005289...

Edited by RichDS on Thursday 25th February 19:17

WindyM

391 posts

104 months

Thursday 25th February
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Looks like a tidy low miler.
It's odd that it's a non-CS with a plastic dash rather than leather. It's the opposite of my CS which does have a leather dash!
It doesn't list Tyre Pressure Monitoring in the options which is useful on track days.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Thursday 25th February
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RichDS said:
Any thoughts on this one?

(to confirm comfort spec suits me fine!)

I just found a great car on Auto Trader:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202005289...

Edited by RichDS on Thursday 25th February 19:17
Are you new to the market, that car has been on and off the market for about two years.

ttdan

1,007 posts

157 months

Thursday 25th February
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WindyM said:
Looks like a tidy low miler.
It's odd that it's a non-CS with a plastic dash rather than leather. It's the opposite of my CS which does have a leather dash!
It doesn't list Tyre Pressure Monitoring in the options which is useful on track days.
It’s not that odd really..

TPM hardly an massive issue when most people should use a gauge anyway and it’s not exactly track day spec to begin with.


OP, if you like the idea of it go have a look and do your own independent due diligence. I wouldn’t expect a balanced view here where everything needs to be perfect.

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Friday 26th February
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As said its been on the market for ages and relative to others it looks over priced on the face of it but your paying for the low mileage and perhaps the vendor is flexible on price and its got great provenance/history etc

RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Friday 26th February
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Yes new to the market and conscious that provenance is very good regardless of of it’s not sold for a while.
Had some info through on the sytner car which has had some nice work carried out recently at center gravity

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Friday 26th February
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What do you know about the sytner select car?

RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Friday 26th February
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RC1 said:
What do you know about the sytner select car?
Had a video through and a few service book shots etc. Happy to forward if you pm me email address

dopsonj

292 posts

84 months

Monday 1st March
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https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/index.php?opti...

2007 997.1 GT3
16,400 miles
FPSH
Basalt Black - Silver Wheels
Comfort Spec
CA56 GRF

27th March 10am

Paintwork is swirled to feck.


RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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youve got to wonder why there and not CC?

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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RichDS said:
Had a video through and a few service book shots etc. Happy to forward if you pm me email address
i was more curious about how you were getting on and whether we can now say whether the car is or is not a factory CS?

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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dopsonj said:
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/index.php?opti...

2007 997.1 GT3
16,400 miles
FPSH
Basalt Black - Silver Wheels
Comfort Spec
CA56 GRF

27th March 10am

Paintwork is swirled to feck.
They haven’t even bothered to clean it, looks a unloved car

RichDS

207 posts

37 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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RC1 said:
i was more curious about how you were getting on and whether we can now say whether the car is or is not a factory CS?
No probs - think someone more in the know clarified non CS?

Decided to pass on this one - didn’t go an see it but conscious of the likely reasons it’s at select but more importantly I feel like I really need to do more research and understand more about the car. I’d actually rather wait for a nice example enthusiast owned to turn up at a private sale sensibly priced.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Tuesday 2nd March
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RichDS said:
RC1 said:
i was more curious about how you were getting on and whether we can now say whether the car is or is not a factory CS?
No probs - think someone more in the know clarified non CS?

Decided to pass on this one - didn’t go an see it but conscious of the likely reasons it’s at select but more importantly I feel like I really need to do more research and understand more about the car. I’d actually rather wait for a nice example enthusiast owned to turn up at a private sale sensibly priced.
Sadly you will find many privately advertised cars will be more than retail pricing!

Good cars do pop up, but not very often.

Digga

32,751 posts

247 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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GT4RS said:
Sadly you will find many privately advertised cars will be more than retail pricing!

Good cars do pop up, but not very often.
There are quite a few people on here who'd argue it is better to buy a car from a good, long term owner, than one that's at a random dealer with no real indication of the previous years use and maintenance.

RC1

3,937 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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GT4RS said:
dopsonj said:
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/index.php?opti...

2007 997.1 GT3
16,400 miles
FPSH
Basalt Black - Silver Wheels
Comfort Spec
CA56 GRF

27th March 10am

Paintwork is swirled to feck.
They haven’t even bothered to clean it, looks a unloved car
it may not have been detailed to within an inch of its life but based on the description it looks a worthy contender for anyone seriously looking?

Offered here is a C-16, UK-supplied, right-hand drive Porsche 911(997) GT3 specified in Basalt Black Metallic with a black interior and black carpets. Supplied new by Porsche Centre Cardiff and first registered on 10 January 2007, to date this lovely GT3 has covered only 16,400 miles supported by MOTs and a detailed service history with all maintenance carried out by Porsche main agents. The most recent entry into the service book was a regular two-year inspection by Porsche Centre Tonbridge at 13,989 miles, supported by paper invoices in the history file.

The condition of this GT3 is excellent and Porsche inspection reports within the history file leave little doubt that this is a good, straight original example. The black paintwork retains a deep gloss and is even across the car, the high-quality interior shows little signs of wear if any as you might expect with such low mileage.

Accompanying this example is the aforementioned history file which contains old MOTs, inspection reports, old warranty paperwork, details of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted and the original service book stamped up-to-date. Also included is a Porsche battery conditioner, spare key and a fitted indoor car cover.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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RC1 said:
GT4RS said:
dopsonj said:
https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/index.php?opti...

2007 997.1 GT3
16,400 miles
FPSH
Basalt Black - Silver Wheels
Comfort Spec
CA56 GRF

27th March 10am

Paintwork is swirled to feck.
They haven’t even bothered to clean it, looks a unloved car
it may not have been detailed to within an inch of its life but based on the description it looks a worthy contender for anyone seriously looking?

Offered here is a C-16, UK-supplied, right-hand drive Porsche 911(997) GT3 specified in Basalt Black Metallic with a black interior and black carpets. Supplied new by Porsche Centre Cardiff and first registered on 10 January 2007, to date this lovely GT3 has covered only 16,400 miles supported by MOTs and a detailed service history with all maintenance carried out by Porsche main agents. The most recent entry into the service book was a regular two-year inspection by Porsche Centre Tonbridge at 13,989 miles, supported by paper invoices in the history file.

The condition of this GT3 is excellent and Porsche inspection reports within the history file leave little doubt that this is a good, straight original example. The black paintwork retains a deep gloss and is even across the car, the high-quality interior shows little signs of wear if any as you might expect with such low mileage.

Accompanying this example is the aforementioned history file which contains old MOTs, inspection reports, old warranty paperwork, details of the Vehicle Tracking System fitted and the original service book stamped up-to-date. Also included is a Porsche battery conditioner, spare key and a fitted indoor car cover.
They can write as such sales fluff as they want, the paint work looks like it’s never been looked after, the car is dirty inside and out, the interior looks tired and they have just thrown the car cover in the front boot.

The car IMO looks unloved. If they cant be bothered to even clean it properly, fold the cover and get a basic detail, god knows what else has been missed in its life when servicing and maintenance has been required.

Either way even in its current condition I would be shocked if it didn’t at least make its lower estimate.

GT4RS

2,731 posts

161 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Digga said:
GT4RS said:
Sadly you will find many privately advertised cars will be more than retail pricing!

Good cars do pop up, but not very often.
There are quite a few people on here who'd argue it is better to buy a car from a good, long term owner, than one that's at a random dealer with no real indication of the previous years use and maintenance.
I’m not saying for one minute that buying from
The previous owner is isn’t a bad thing as long as they have owned the car long enough to warrant its condition and reliability. What I’m saying is may private sellers ask above what the car would or could retail for. The white and red private cars is a perfect example of this, it’s been on and off sale for over. Christ the red car was advertised at 100k then down to 90k now it’s back up to 100k. If it didn’t sell at 90k why on earth would it sell at 100k.

Makes no sense to me.

braddo

7,492 posts

152 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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GT4RS said:
They can write as such sales fluff as they want, the paint work looks like it’s never been looked after, the car is dirty inside and out, the interior looks tired and they have just thrown the car cover in the front boot.

The car IMO looks unloved. If they cant be bothered to even clean it properly, fold the cover and get a basic detail, god knows what else has been missed in its life when servicing and maintenance has been required.

Either way even in its current condition I would be shocked if it didn’t at least make its lower estimate.
I don't get this. Just because a car hasn't been detailed to within an inch of its life, you think a car is unloved? It's done what, 17,000 miles or something silly. How could the interior possibly look tired?

The paint swirls are probably factory correct if you want get really anal about pristine originality!

BillyB

1,275 posts

222 months

Thursday 4th March
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braddo said:
I don't get this. Just because a car hasn't been detailed to within an inch of its life, you think a car is unloved? It's done what, 17,000 miles or something silly. How could the interior possibly look tired?

The paint swirls are probably factory correct if you want get really anal about pristine originality!
Agreed. I have never paint-corrected any of my cars (admittedly not GT3s) but they've all been mechanically pampered.