12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing

12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing

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freedman

4,334 posts

148 months

Tuesday 14th May
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First car I've seen for sale after Strut tower failure

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-Porsche-Cayman-GT4...

boxsey

3,358 posts

151 months

Tuesday 14th May
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freedman said:
First car I've seen for sale after Strut tower failure

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-Porsche-Cayman-GT4...
The good news from the wording of the ad is that it sounds like they managed to get their insurance to pay for it to be fixed.

Armitage.Shanks

642 posts

26 months

Wednesday 15th May
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boxsey said:
freedman said:
First car I've seen for sale after Strut tower failure

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-Porsche-Cayman-GT4...
The good news from the wording of the ad is that it sounds like they managed to get their insurance to pay for it to be fixed.
And the bad news it's now a Cat S. Better if it was a warranty issue which Porsche done't yet seem to accept like they finally have over the early gearbox problem.

Budflicker

3,162 posts

125 months

Wednesday 15th May
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freedman said:
First car I've seen for sale after Strut tower failure

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2016-Porsche-Cayman-GT4...
All this strut failure talk just makes my R look more of a keeper and the upgrade to a GT4 seem less ans less likely.

PaulAlex

35 posts

33 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I do wonder if a lot of this is possibly being blown out of proportion? We know that cast strut towers are used on most of the later Porsche GT models and yet don't appear to have large numbers of examples going public.

As a percentage of "cast-tower-model-Porsches" on the road, how many have failed? Perhaps a percentage of 1%?
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TDT

1,366 posts

60 months

Wednesday 15th May
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PaulAlex said:
I do wonder if a lot of this is possibly being blown out of proportion? We know that cast strut towers are used on most of the later Porsche GT models and yet don't appear to have large numbers of examples going public.

As a percentage of "cast-tower-model-Porsches" on the road, how many have failed? Perhaps a percentage of 1%?
Exactly. It’s a risk assessment… I don’t agree with it. But that’s what it is.… part of business.

Like all of these things it should have been see at design, and now Porsche have learned for the 9x2 platform and seemingly made the castings thicker, according to techs that I’ve spoken to that have seen the new 911s.



freedman

4,334 posts

148 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Armitage.Shanks said:
And the bad news it's now a Cat S. Better if it was a warranty issue which Porsche done't yet seem to accept like they finally have over the early gearbox problem.
Can't see what it should have been recorded at all

Of course it's not a cheap fix, but surely not enough ££ to end up on the register??

boxsey

3,358 posts

151 months

Thursday 16th May
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freedman said:
Can't see what it should have been recorded at all

Of course it's not a cheap fix, but surely not enough ££ to end up on the register??
Hmm...good point. The youtubers' yellow GT4 was fixed for about £10K IIRC. For the ebay GT4 to be a category S and therefore be uneconomical to repair, it must have suffered a lot more damage than a turret failure and associated suspension damage.

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Thursday 16th May
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boxsey said:
freedman said:
Can't see what it should have been recorded at all

Of course it's not a cheap fix, but surely not enough ££ to end up on the register??
Hmm...good point. The youtubers' yellow GT4 was fixed for about £10K IIRC. For the ebay GT4 to be a category S and therefore be uneconomical to repair, it must have suffered a lot more damage than a turret failure and associated suspension damage.
Well it looks like reg G11 RAL was reported as pot hole damage.

If Porsche GB looked at it and concluded the shell was outside tolerance, then they would not repair and hence the CAT S.

https://www.vcheck.uk/report/GE11RAL-7WR2J0J/

It’s clearly been repaired though, but might be outside accepterbale tolerances?

WORRALL.

18 posts

31 months

Thursday 16th May
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boxsey said:
Hmm...good point. The youtubers' yellow GT4 was fixed for about £10K IIRC. For the ebay GT4 to be a category S and therefore be uneconomical to repair, it must have suffered a lot more damage than a turret failure and associated suspension damage.
This car was the one i posted in a thread a while ago about struts failing.. Photos of the damage at salvage auction can be seen here: https://www.uksalvage.info/lot/gANYDwAAADYxNTA5MTA...

boxsey

3,358 posts

151 months

Thursday 16th May
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WORRALL. said:
This car was the one i posted in a thread a while ago about struts failing.. Photos of the damage at salvage auction can be seen here: https://www.uksalvage.info/lot/gANYDwAAADYxNTA5MTA...
That'll explain it! Even from those pics we can see damage to the bonnet, front PU and the rear quarter. Yet the seller says in the ad:

"The car has never been in a smash and never been accident damaged. The damage was the very common (in gt4's and gt3's for that matter) Strut tower failure. The issue has been rectified and now as good as (if not even better than) new."

WORRALL.

18 posts

31 months

Thursday 16th May
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boxsey said:
That'll explain it! Even from those pics we can see damage to the bonnet, front PU and the rear quarter. Yet the seller says in the ad:

"The car has never been in a smash and never been accident damaged. The damage was the very common (in gt4's and gt3's for that matter) Strut tower failure. The issue has been rectified and now as good as (if not even better than) new."
Yep looks like if it has hit a pothole its rubbed shoulders with something else judging by the damage to the rear wing. It was bought for 44k and has probably spent 5-10k repairing it so the seller is probably looking to make a quick buck. Asking price of 70k is ridiculous!

Red 5

376 posts

121 months

Thursday 16th May
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WORRALL. said:
boxsey said:
That'll explain it! Even from those pics we can see damage to the bonnet, front PU and the rear quarter. Yet the seller says in the ad:

"The car has never been in a smash and never been accident damaged. The damage was the very common (in gt4's and gt3's for that matter) Strut tower failure. The issue has been rectified and now as good as (if not even better than) new."
Yep looks like if it has hit a pothole its rubbed shoulders with something else judging by the damage to the rear wing. It was bought for 44k and has probably spent 5-10k repairing it so the seller is probably looking to make a quick buck. Asking price of 70k is ridiculous!
Rear tyre is also flat and looks damaged too!
Possible unplanned curb mounting?

The front offside tyre is a Conti SC6, not an expensive Michelin PS CUP2.
Makes me wonder if the rear CUP was just repaired and re-inflated.