Boxster Spyder

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Gixxerdave

22 posts

14 months

Sunday 21st April
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Hi Lambo
Thanks for the reply , beautiful car , love the colour , but can’t compromise on the seats unfortunately!!
I must admit I’m surprised it hasn’t sold , especially at that price.
Kind regards
Dave

TB303

919 posts

135 months

Sunday 21st April
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Not sure I really want to sell as don’t know what would replace it/would regret, but if a strong offer came along I’d consider it. Guards red/heated buckets/bose etc.

Gixxerdave

22 posts

14 months

Sunday 21st April
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TB303 said:
Not sure I really want to sell as don’t know what would replace it/would regret, but if a strong offer came along I’d consider it. Guards red/heated buckets/bose etc.
Hi , thanks for the reply , PM sent.

Andy-6ufnp

126 posts

38 months

Sunday 21st April
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Gixxerdave said:
Hi Lambo
Thanks for the reply , beautiful car , love the colour , but can’t compromise on the seats unfortunately!!
I must admit I’m surprised it hasn’t sold , especially at that price.
Kind regards
Dave
I was interested in that car too but just a bit light on spec for me and I'm going a different route now anyway. When paying this amount for a Boxster people want all the toys.

lambo666

196 posts

59 months

Sunday 21st April
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No probs I do understand regarding spec etc, when I was looking July/August last summer the only other car I liked was a Blue car at rpm technic that had the bucket seats and leather dash but was 7 grand more money, 4,000 more miles and 1 year less porsche warranty...the 7k premium didn't make sense, especially with the added miles and less warranty so was happy to buy my car with the comfort seats and non leather dash.
I actually prefer the comfort seats.
Same market now hence it is the cheapest one for sale in the country and realistically I would sell it for 65k. I have been refused finance on the cars I was originally looking at (140k - 200k cars) so am now looking at 115k cars that will be bought without finance...probably a LP570 Gallardo ... was out in the 981 spyder today, roof down all day....it really is a great car for the money especially if you know a few places where you can get away with using it properly above 4000rpms in a few gears!!
If I was wealthy enough I would keep it alongside a performante......one day......
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Andy-6ufnp

126 posts

38 months

Sunday 21st April
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lambo666 said:
No probs I do understand regarding spec etc, when I was looking July/August last summer the only other car I liked was a Blue car at rpm technic that had the bucket seats and leather dash but was 7 grand more money, 4,000 more miles and 1 year less porsche warranty...the 7k premium didn't make sense, especially with the added miles and less warranty so was happy to buy my car with the comfort seats and non leather dash.
I actually prefer the comfort seats.
Same market now hence it is the cheapest one for sale in the country and realistically I would sell it for 65k. I have been refused finance on the cars I was originally looking at (140k - 200k cars) so am now looking at 115k cars that will be bought without finance...probably a LP570 Gallardo ... was out in the 981 spyder today, roof down all day....it really is a great car for the money especially if you know a few places where you can get away with using it properly above 4000rpms in a few gears!!
If I was wealthy enough I would keep it alongside a performante......one day......
I bet you will

SpyderMatt

50 posts

159 months

Wednesday 24th April
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John McM said:
No, it was me. The car is off to New Zealand.

This will be my fourth car with an UK connection. My Cayman R was ex UK, as is my ‘99 Boxster and I exported a ‘93 Turbo 3.6 to the UK a few years back.
Hey just seen this. I was the last but one owner of this one, I traded it into Tom for a manual Spyder. I believe the guy who bought it had just traded in a 993 turbo to free up some wonga and took "my" car to fill the gap. I bought it from the great guys at Paragon Porsche. Great car, had OPC warranty but never claimed on it. Enjoy !

lambo666

196 posts

59 months

Wednesday 24th April
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Just reduced my Blue 981 spyder further as have a gallardo performante incoming. Will give it 2 weeks then will go to a Porsche specialist for sale on return.

John McM

70 posts

50 months

Thursday 25th April
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SpyderMatt said:
Hey just seen this. I was the last but one owner of this one, I traded it into Tom for a manual Spyder. I believe the guy who bought it had just traded in a 993 turbo to free up some wonga and took "my" car to fill the gap. I bought it from the great guys at Paragon Porsche. Great car, had OPC warranty but never claimed on it. Enjoy !
Matt, the car has been loaded into a container and will be in the high seas within a week. I expect it to be in my garage by late June.

Tom gave it a major service, new front pads, and replaced a coolant pipe. The condition is a credit to prior owners and I intend to own it with the same level of care. My first purchase was a Porsche indoor cover.

The spec level is exactly what I would have ordered new. My R had buckets added after the build so it was good to see that they were original here. I also wanted the paddles. I get that some people prefer manual (my 964 and 2.5 Boxster are both manual boxes), as I go to the track, but this is a different use where traffic makes that unbearable, plus I know it won’t have over revs wink

Re the OPC warranty, when did that expire?

Not Ideal

2,371 posts

129 months

Thursday 25th April
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lambo666 said:
Just reduced my Blue 981 spyder further as have a gallardo performante incoming. Will give it 2 weeks then will go to a Porsche specialist for sale on return.
Hope it sells for you mate.

lambo666

196 posts

59 months

Thursday 25th April
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Deposit taken.

davidzulu

3 posts

97 months

Sunday 28th April
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Fizzbomb said:
Sadly Keith Flint of Prodigy passed away today, did he once own a Aqua blue 987 Spyder, does anyone know about his car?
Hi a friend of mine owns the car still only done 9000 miles a garage queen

davidzulu

3 posts

97 months

Sunday 28th April
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Alpinestars

12,047 posts

185 months

Sunday 28th April
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davidzulu said:
Would love to see a picture of it.

darrenheysham

10 posts

19 months

Sunday 28th April
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I went out in the Spyder this weekend, still quick enough to excite and small enough to give you options on the road. The way is moves as one in the corners just feels so right.

On a less positive note, the display says it needs a service in 25 days (time rather than mileage related). I was planning to service at the end of the year when the warranty runs out, does anyone know if you need to stick to the time-based servicing to maintain the warranty?

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Sunday 28th April
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davidzulu said:
Hi a friend of mine owns the car still only done 9000 miles a garage queen
Thank you so much for the reply, it's good to know that it still exists, I own one of these, never intended to buy one, but I'm so addicted to it now...

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Sunday 28th April
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Alpinestars said:
Would love to see a picture of it.
WOW....

Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Sunday 28th April
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Alpinestars said:
Would love to see a picture of it.
Same here!

Alpinestars

12,047 posts

185 months

Sunday 28th April
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Fizzbomb said:
Alpinestars said:
Would love to see a picture of it.
Same here!
Aqua and Spyder, but not on the same car.


Fizzbomb

415 posts

48 months

Sunday 28th April
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Alpinestars said:
Aqua and Spyder, but not on the same car.

Such a nice picture!