Boxster Spyder

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Porsche911R

15,633 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th January
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Geoff39GL said:
David

Good luck with the GT3 I missed out not a good enough customer I guess.

If you ever want to scratch the itch again I have a very similar Yellow GT4 with all the necessary bits as you know maybe we can have a play at Donnington later in the year.
Yep be great to get the GT3 on track, any time :-) just let me know.

Porsche911R

15,633 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th January
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JeffC said:
Don't think I would want another 981Spyder , wouldn't mind trying a 987 Spyder however not at the prices that I have seen them advertised just cant see how they would be worth the £25,000 premium over a standard 3.4s.
Nothing is worth more if you look at it like that, you have to look at cost of ownship over all.

It's the only car I have kept long term they are a nice thing the old ones.

Golfer2

5 posts

96 months

Sunday 7th January
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My 981 Spyder has now been sold to a private buyer for mid seventies money, through PistonHeads, advertised on Thursday, sold on Saturday collected Sunday. I listed it on EBay and had 984 views and 15 watchers. All in all, an excellent response.


RSVP911

6,112 posts

68 months

Sunday 7th January
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Golfer2 said:
My 981 Spyder has now been sold to a private buyer for mid seventies money, through PistonHeads, advertised on Thursday, sold on Saturday collected Sunday. I listed it on EBay and had 984 views and 15 watchers. All in all, an excellent response.
Well that moved on quickly - it was a doom and gloom posing on friday. Congratulations smile

JeffC

1,471 posts

147 months

Sunday 7th January
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I hear what you are saying but cant see why I would spend the extra £25,000 on something that is essentially the same car ? are the mechanics of a Spyder significantly upgraded over the 987 S model or is it just bodywork and roof that makes it different ?

just doing man maths £25k saved would get me something else pretty special as I am also debating on getting a Mk1 Elise and doing a Honda Kswap.


Porsche911R said:
JeffC said:
Don't think I would want another 981Spyder , wouldn't mind trying a 987 Spyder however not at the prices that I have seen them advertised just cant see how they would be worth the £25,000 premium over a standard 3.4s.
Nothing is worth more if you look at it like that, you have to look at cost of ownship over all.

It's the only car I have kept long term they are a nice thing the old ones.
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Porsche911R

15,633 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th January
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JeffC said:
True £25k is a lot more, but a Boxster S drops in price the Spyders been going up.
As I said it’s cost of owner ship not the cost of buying I find has stood me well over my car buying history.

Porsche911R

15,633 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th January
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Golfer2 said:
My 981 Spyder has now been sold to a private buyer for mid seventies money, through PistonHeads, advertised on Thursday, sold on Saturday collected Sunday. I listed it on EBay and had 984 views and 15 watchers. All in all, an excellent response.
How did you sort cleared funds on a Saturday out of interest for such a large amount.

bcr5784

3,447 posts

80 months

Sunday 7th January
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Porsche911R said:
How did you sort cleared funds on a Saturday out of interest for such a large amount.
Don't know in his case but with fast transfers now taking minutes, it's not a problem. I've sold a couple of cars (albeit for smaller amounts) where the buyer has turned up, made the transfer on line and we've waited until the funds cleared before releasing the car. If you inform your bank in advance that you are intending to make a large payment it's not an issue in my experience.

JeffC

1,471 posts

147 months

Monday 8th January
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Porsche911R said:
JeffC said:
True £25k is a lot more, but a Boxster S drops in price the Spyders been going up.
As I said it’s cost of owner ship not the cost of buying I find has stood me well over my car buying history.
I have done pretty well with my cars in over 2,000 cars can just about count on my digits how many I have lost money on, Porsches have financially seen me ok but I have never bought from an OPC and always bought private for my personal use and not really bought with resale in mind.

Joehow

132 posts

50 months

Monday 8th January
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With much regret my car is now for sale at JZM.

£78900

https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Po...


Golfer2

5 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th January
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I bank online with Santander and with electronic transfer it can be done 24/7. You just have to check (not through the App) whether the funds have cleared, that the funds are in your current balance and not in uncleared funds. For me, it just took a matter of minutes (on a Sunday). 100% safe, I think!

Golfer2

5 posts

96 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Good luck with the sale, I hope it was as straightforward as my sale.

Tim bo

1,275 posts

75 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Saw a lovely 987 white Spyder parked at David Lloyd, Hampton/Twickenham, lunchtime today.

Anyone on here?

Joehow

132 posts

50 months

Tuesday 9th January
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Its the cheapest Spyder for sale if we ignore the high miles yellow car.

So I hope so

Golfer2

5 posts

96 months

Sunday 21st January
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I have mags and books on the 981 Spyder on Ebay, username - Golfer1234, if anybody is interested.

Bedlamater

85 posts

33 months

Sunday 21st January
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FocusRS3 said:
The car I missed out on last year.... That’s a good price, but maybe would’ve waited til the sun started to shine a little..

ATM

8,453 posts

154 months

Monday 22nd January
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Golfer2 said:
bcr5784 said:
Porsche911R said:
How did you sort cleared funds on a Saturday out of interest for such a large amount.
Don't know in his case but with fast transfers now taking minutes, it's not a problem. I've sold a couple of cars (albeit for smaller amounts) where the buyer has turned up, made the transfer on line and we've waited until the funds cleared before releasing the car. If you inform your bank in advance that you are intending to make a large payment it's not an issue in my experience.
I bank online with Santander and with electronic transfer it can be done 24/7. You just have to check (not through the App) whether the funds have cleared, that the funds are in your current balance and not in uncleared funds. For me, it just took a matter of minutes (on a Sunday). 100% safe, I think!
I am with Barclays and they have a 15k limit. Or they did last year when I tried to buy a car on a Friday night and the app refused to let me. I spent a lengthy time speaking to various [insert word for non english nation] support people before i was informed of said limit. I had to get a friend to transfer the rest otherwise i was being told by the seller to pay some today, go away and come back the next day and pay the rest. No thanks!

davidc1

592 posts

97 months

Thursday 25th January
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CAR magazine online have the latest pics of the 718 spyder testing.

gtsralph

648 posts

79 months