12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing (Vol. 2)

12 GT4's for sale on PistonHeads and growing (Vol. 2)

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ChrisW.

4,078 posts

222 months

Saturday 28th March 2020
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Porsche911R said:
goto track day after all this is over and ask Chris W or TDT for a go in the 981's it will shock you. and you might then realise how held back and unexciting the current 2 GT4 models are over 2 tuned one driven well, over having a hand shandy saying how much better the 718 chassis is FFS.
The fun is in the journey and that's why throughout the development of my car I've always taken driver tuition. I love giving passenger rides and sharing the experience of what is now MY GT4 with others. I can say being a few years ahead of TDT that I greatly admire the way that he has grasped the vision of what he and his car can be. There is also an element of risk management ...
There are others who have gone the Radical route ... too brave for me but I loved my passenger ride smile

If at any stage this stops being fun, stop it. But nobody should be making the fun from others ... IMHO.

The 718GT4 is a very very good car. I would like to believe that my modified 981 GT4 is better, but the fact now is that Porsche don't really want to know me.

Why ? Because they want to / need to sell new cars. How much are they investing in Taycan ?

The fact that this is a nonsense of an electric car (I own a 2014 BMW i3) is another matter of opinion smile



bomster

159 posts

79 months

Monday 13th April 2020
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ChrisW. said:
The fun is in the journey and that's why throughout the development of my car I've always taken driver tuition. I love giving passenger rides and sharing the experience of what is now MY GT4 with others.
As a huge GT4 fan, and someone who comes on this thread purely to fantasise about owning one someday, can I say a big 'please' to join you on a passenger ride if our paths ever cross at a trackday!

I'm usually at Snetterton in the 'GT4' of the fwd hot hatch world, aka a Clio 200... oh and I'll happily give you a passenger ride, however unimpressive it may be after being in the Porker haha!

Cheers,

Tom


ChrisW.

4,078 posts

222 months

Monday 13th April 2020
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That's a deal ... Snetterton is not my best ... corner 1 is much faster than it seems and it takes time to get your head around ... but happy to try smile

Regarding the Clio, I had a 16v in the day, 205 1.9, Escort RS Turbo, Clio Trophy ... and curently a yaris GRMN which has done 2:12 at Oulton ...

When ? We must be patient ... !!

bomster

159 posts

79 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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Awesome, can't bloody wait! thumbup

Yeah, Snetterton isn't as simple as it looks on paper, and you definitely need some some cojones to extract the maximum from turn 1! Last time I was there, Lotus On Track were running some sessions, I was amazed at the speed some of the Exiges were taking into that corner. I imagine your car can carry some serious speed round Coram?

Serious collection of metal in that list, very nice! I think all of them are now classics so you pick well. Big fan of the sporty Yaris.... have you seen the new GR-4 due later this year? Very tempting to put an order in for one of those.

My last car was a 987.1 Cayman, so I seem to be going in the wrong direction haha.

I guess (hope) track days will start up again in June/July, so maybe I can send you a PM and we can see if any of our dates match, although I can pretty much go to any date as I live 40 mins away, and have a flexible job when it comes to taking days off.


ChrisW.

4,078 posts

222 months

Tuesday 14th April 2020
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I would suggest watching for a date and posting here to build following ?

I am a member of the Lotus LOT ... the car comes in nicely under the noise limit and there's a good place to stay just down the road ... they have even built a petrol station adjacent to the circuit ... I nearly ran-out of fuel last time I was there as the on-circuit tank ran dry !!

It was 30 miles to the nearest Shell station and the car was showing zero miles when I got there ....

Coram is a corner that destroys a lot of engines due to oil surge ... it seems to go on forever ...

bomster

159 posts

79 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Let's do that biggrin , I'll keep an eye out for dates and report back if and when.

Yeah it was the combination of Coram's reputation and the 987's for oil starvation that put me off tracking the Cayman!


Armitage.Shanks

1,054 posts

52 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Surprised nobody is reaching out for the £59k CS spec for sale?

TDT

3,006 posts

86 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Probably not top of mind for 98% of people at the moment and the 2% would be looking at other cars anyway.

finmac

895 posts

205 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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Armitage.Shanks said:
Surprised nobody is reaching out for the £59k CS spec for sale?
30K miles, doesn’t sound like it’s a genuine Porsche warranty and “fully wrapped” would not encourage me to view. Even if it wasn’t for the virus

JiggyJaggy

1,350 posts

107 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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This is the problem with people making flyby comments. I actually took the time to speak to the owner. It’s a clear protective wrap - a completely positive attribute.

Adam B

21,150 posts

221 months

Wednesday 15th April 2020
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I read as PPF too, a plus

Why he hadn’t made a phone call to determine if the warranty could be transferred is less clear

gateeast

100 posts

191 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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I have amended the advert now, sorry for any confusion.

The car is fantastic, it is current circumstances forcing my arm.

JiggyJaggy

1,350 posts

107 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Surely the warranty is transferable on the chassis if it a Porsche OPC product?

Wilmslowboy

3,191 posts

173 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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JiggyJaggy said:
Surely the warranty is transferable on the chassis if it a Porsche OPC product?
The below is my experience, so may not apply in thsi case (white Gt4) same warranty product name on the same make of car.


I bought a Porsche last year (privately) that had previously been sold by a non-Porsche dealership, it came with a 'platinum warranty'.

The warranty was from “The Warranty group’ now owned by Assurant (multi-billion $ global business), the product is used by many dealer groups, in my case, I think it was a Lexus dealership.

Cost to transfer was 2 emails and a £25 admin fee.

Dan911

2,558 posts

175 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Armitage.Shanks said:
Surprised nobody is reaching out for the £59k CS spec for sale?
Link?

Porsche911R

21,146 posts

232 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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gateeast said:
I have amended the advert now, sorry for any confusion.

The car is fantastic, it is current circumstances forcing my arm.
change " fully wrapped" to PPF and drop the price £5k :-)

gateeast

100 posts

191 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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It would help if I updated it properly !! Thank you.

Andyoz

1,983 posts

21 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Porsche911R said:
gateeast said:
I have amended the advert now, sorry for any confusion.

The car is fantastic, it is current circumstances forcing my arm.
change " fully wrapped" to PPF and drop the price £5k :-)
Ah, I read it to mean vinyl rap too on a cursory glance and was wondering why do it white!

80sMatchbox

3,796 posts

143 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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Just saw this and thought of this thread.....600 miles and £66k!

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Used-Por...

Wilmslowboy

3,191 posts

173 months

Thursday 16th April 2020
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80sMatchbox said:
Just saw this and thought of this thread.....600 miles and £66k!

https://www.ashgood.co.uk/vehicle-details/Used-Por...
Looks to be great spec.

If SOR, I guess the owner will be getting around £61k.

600 miles in 4 years, wondered if it has its 2 services, seem a real waste (lost out on the enjoyment of driving it and still lost chunk of money).