Cayman GTS

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Rollin sean

24 posts

33 months

Wednesday 24th July
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SennaCGTS said:


Hi all, I have Turbo alloys fitted to my CGTS and want them repainted gloss black and then repolished, at the moment the painted areas are grey and I think the wheel refresh with colour change will suit the car with its GTS exterior gloss paint.
Any ideas can this be done?
Thanks


Hi, I have the turbo alloys with the gloss black on my BGTS. I didn't spec the car but think the wheels were done to match the gloss black exterior option from new.

SennaCGTS

21 posts

20 months

Thursday 25th July
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Thanks that’s the finish I want after refurbishment, but can it be done there’s the question

MrC986

2,395 posts

136 months

Friday 26th July
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SennaCGTS said:
Thanks that’s the finish I want after refurbishment, but can it be done there’s the question
I'm pretty sure you can get your colour choice....speak with someone like Exel Wheels or Lepsons. Exel will provide loan wheels if necessary as they apparently offer a concierge type wheel refurb service where they come to you for ease.

scoobyc

505 posts

176 months

Friday 26th July
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Yes it can be done on the one proviso that they haven't been refurbished a couple of times already. These are diamond cut finishes which means they spray the wheel a colour (silver or black on these occasions) and when complete, they place the wheel in a lathe and machine the face with a diamond tipped tool to leave the "shiny" part. They then lacquer the whole wheel protecting the painted and shiny parts. My proviso is that you can only do this a few times before there is not enough metal left on the wheel to safely remove anymore and you can then only paint them rather than machine them. They may have been done before due to kerbing (if too bad, can only be painted), lacquer peeling/going milky (the bond to the bare metal is poor and is more vulnerable to stonechips and water/chemicals getting in behind) or as per yourself just a colour change. That's it in basic terms, any decent wheel refurbishment place will be able to expand further. Hope that's of help smile

SennaCGTS

21 posts

20 months

Friday 26th July
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Thanks for your responses, shall start further research

Jazzer

1,541 posts

149 months

Friday 16th August
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I’m considering selling my CGTS, as I’m now into my third year and beginning to want a change.

My fear though is that I would regret it big time, like others before me, and just buy another one!!

What is it worth do you think to the trade or privately?

It’s an August 15 car in sapphire blue, with 22000 miles on the clock. PDK, with silver dials and GTS interior package, silver stitching, carbon fibre bits, Carera S 20” wheels, Bose sound....

The car has just had its four year service at my OPC and is in rude health, wanting for nothing for some time.....pads, discs, tyres loads of life. I’m going to have the front bumper resprayed to return that as new look. No dings, no scuffed wheels, immaculate interior....its good condition was commented on by OPC.

The car is covered by the full monty Porsche extended warranty for another year.

Thoughts, advice?

Twinfan

3,971 posts

49 months

Friday 16th August
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Last time I looked at prices which was a few weeks ago I would guess it's worth around £49k in a private sale, trade probably around £47k and it would be around £57k at an OPC. Specialists might offer you around £50k if they have a buyer in mind. Prices are still very strong.

If you like the GTS, I personally wouldn't sell until you've decided what to buy and really do want to change.

Jazzer

1,541 posts

149 months

Friday 16th August
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Thanks Twinfan, that sounds about right.

The car is stunning as you know, I just like change at times....you know, to experience different things.

It’s hard moving on though: I’d love a GT3, but not for road work, meaning I’d hardly ever use it. The GT4 is too similar to the GTS, which I firmly believe is a better road car with a sweeter engine-without the long gearing!

I’m being drawn to the F90 M5, having loved every previous version, especially that mad E60 V10.

Do people buy £50K cars privately, that’s the thing.

Thinking time I think, but I think I’ll sell and then decide what next to give myself the head space.

Twinfan

3,971 posts

49 months

Friday 16th August
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Jazzer said:
Thanks Twinfan, that sounds about right.

The GT4 is too similar to the GTS, which I firmly believe is a better road car with a sweeter engine-without the long gearing!
No problem smile

I also think the GTS is a better road car than a GT4 with a much sweeter engine. The gearboxes are the same by the way, and they're also the same as in in the 987.2 Cayster...

PSB1

1,841 posts

49 months

Friday 16th August
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Twinfan said:
Last time I looked at prices which was a few weeks ago I would guess it's worth around £49k in a private sale, trade probably around £47k and it would be around £57k at an OPC. Specialists might offer you around £50k if they have a buyer in mind. Prices are still very strong.

If you like the GTS, I personally wouldn't sell until you've decided what to buy and really do want to change.
Very, very close with those numbers.Offered £49 for mine by an OPC (16, Carmine, most of the toys blah, blah). Was bought for £56k in June.

Twinfan

3,971 posts

49 months

Friday 16th August
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Cheers, glad to know I was there or thereabouts beer

PSB1

1,841 posts

49 months

Friday 16th August
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Jazzer said:
Thanks Twinfan, that sounds about right.

The car is stunning as you know, I just like change at times....you know, to experience different things.

It’s hard moving on though: I’d love a GT3, but not for road work, meaning I’d hardly ever use it. The GT4 is too similar to the GTS, which I firmly believe is a better road car with a sweeter engine-without the long gearing!

I’m being drawn to the F90 M5, having loved every previous version, especially that mad E60 V10.

Do people buy £50K cars privately, that’s the thing.

Thinking time I think, but I think I’ll sell and then decide what next to give myself the head space.
I bought my first one in 2016 and offloaded it the next year. It was always nagging, gnawing away at me though so I had to get another one. They are wonderful cars, as you know - even with PDK.

I'd try 911virgin, JZM, RPM etc.

Jazzer

1,541 posts

149 months

Friday 23rd August
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After much thought, and several test drives, I’ve reached the conclusion that I’d be mad to get rid of my 981 Cayman GTS, which really is a sublime sports car for the road.

The 997 GTS is a magnificent car, but this mid engined wee guy is better.

The 997 Turbo is brutally fast, but lacks feel and is ultimately quite boring and unengaging to drive.

My job now is to convince Mrs Jazzer that she deserves to enjoy the M5 experience like I have three times, or that it is time for her to appreciate some Italian flair in the form of a Quadrifoglio-both of these cars are practical, with large boots and ample space for shopping and outlaws!!!

Twinfan

3,971 posts

49 months

Friday 23rd August
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Good choice, sir!

Schmed

1,144 posts

17 months

Saturday 24th August
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Twinfan said:
Good choice, sir!
Yes. The best car. Ever.

If there was any more circle jerking on this thread it would be on xhamster.

bcr5784

3,817 posts

90 months

Saturday 24th August
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Schmed said:
Yes. The best car. Ever.

If there was any more circle jerking on this thread it would be on xhamster.
What is up with you Schmed?. You seem to feel the need to troll any thread about the 981 (or the Alpine for that matter) when no-one has said anything about your beloved 718. A 981 GTS may not be your favourite car - or even mine - but, by common consent is a very good car indeed.

Schmed

1,144 posts

17 months

Saturday 24th August
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bcr5784 said:
Schmed said:
Yes. The best car. Ever.

If there was any more circle jerking on this thread it would be on xhamster.
What is up with you Schmed?. You seem to feel the need to troll any thread about the 981 (or the Alpine for that matter) when no-one has said anything about your beloved 718. A 981 GTS may not be your favourite car - or even mine - but, by common consent is a very good car indeed.
Come on Bcr Ive said nothing bad about the Alpine here. It’s the amount of back slapping on this thread (by one poster smile ) that gets excessive.

bcr5784

3,817 posts

90 months

Saturday 24th August
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Schmed said:
Come on Bcr Ive said nothing bad about the Alpine here. It’s the amount of back slapping on this thread (by one poster smile ) that gets excessive.
Trolling far exceeds back slapping. Why would you say anything here on Alpine threads - we don't generally raise the 718 there or there, Get over it - a 981GTS is a very good car . One poster thinks it's the best in class (in recent times) and repeatedly says - it's not an unreasonable point of view given press acclaim. It may irk you that no-one seems to take the same view of the any 718 variant - tough.


Edited by bcr5784 on Saturday 24th August 21:48

Schmed

1,144 posts

17 months

Saturday 24th August
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bcr5784 said:
Schmed said:
Come on Bcr Ive said nothing bad about the Alpine here. It’s the amount of back slapping on this thread (by one poster smile ) that gets excessive.
Trolling far exceeds back slapping. Why would you say anything here on Alpine threads - we don't generally raise the 718 there or there, Get over it - a 981GTS is a very good car . One poster thinks it's the best in class (in recent times) and repeatedly says - it's not an unreasonable point of view given press acclaim. It may irk you that no-one seems to take the same view of the any 718 variant - tough.


Edited by bcr5784 on Saturday 24th August 21:48
“Good” is far from the amount of sycophantic commentary it appears to get on here. Anyway, so 981 or Alpine then Bcr? You can’t sit on the fence for that one...


PSB1

1,841 posts

49 months

Saturday 24th August
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Schmed said:
bcr5784 said:
Schmed said:
Yes. The best car. Ever.

If there was any more circle jerking on this thread it would be on xhamster.
What is up with you Schmed?. You seem to feel the need to troll any thread about the 981 (or the Alpine for that matter) when no-one has said anything about your beloved 718. A 981 GTS may not be your favourite car - or even mine - but, by common consent is a very good car indeed.
Come on Bcr Ive said nothing bad about the Alpine here. It’s the amount of back slapping on this thread (by one poster smile ) that gets excessive.
Christ the 718 (effectively a Golf R in a prom dress) must really suck balls to cause you to troll 981 owners.