986 conundrum; 2.5 v 3.2

986 conundrum; 2.5 v 3.2

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TameRacingDriver

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18,157 posts

274 months

Saturday 21st May 2022
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ATM said:
TameRacingDriver said:
ATM - great shout with this advice. After a bit of phoning back and forth, I've got it booked into the Porsche approved bodyshop in town, and it'll be collected on Tuesday, which is great as a lot of places were refusing the work or stating 4-6 week waiting times. At least I know the repair work will/should be up to scratch smile
Hey OP

What's happening here

Do you still have the car or has it gone?
It's gone mate, never driven since February. It got written off frown

Replaced with an NC MX5 BBR Super 200.

TameRacingDriver

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274 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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An update from me on this thread, which I wasn't expecting, but such is life smile

Since the black Boxster was written off, I've been driving an MX5, which I have really enjoyed, but I've started to get the itch for a more sonorous engine, more comfort, and a sense of occasion so I started the thread looking into the various options: 350Z/370Z, Z4C, Z4 35i, 135i/335i, XKR/XFR, Monaro, or...?

I was looking into cars for up to £10k, and considered many options, but in the end, I felt like the Boxster was still the answer, particularly for the prices they can be picked up for.

Once again, I did consider going for a 2.5, but again I've ended up placing a deposit on this Boxster S with 98K miles for £7k, with pretty much the same mods as I would have done. Pick it up the week after next. Back in the club biggrin Will post some more pictures once I collect smile



ATM

18,496 posts

221 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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Looks like Lapis with plastic rear window.

TameRacingDriver

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274 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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ATM said:
Looks like Lapis with plastic rear window.
The hood has been replaced with one with a glass window thumbup

edc

9,262 posts

253 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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My first 986 was ask written off, I bought another straight away and still have it, that was almost 10 years ago now.

ATM

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221 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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TameRacingDriver said:
ATM said:
Looks like Lapis with plastic rear window.
The hood has been replaced with one with a glass window thumbup
Looks like an early roof so does that mean modified with the little letterbox piece of glass?

TameRacingDriver

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274 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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ATM said:
TameRacingDriver said:
ATM said:
Looks like Lapis with plastic rear window.
The hood has been replaced with one with a glass window thumbup
Looks like an early roof so does that mean modified with the little letterbox piece of glass?
The inspection report says: -

Roof – the roof is in good condition and operates without any issues. The original roof has ben replaced and the new roof has the benefit of a glass rear screen.

edc

9,262 posts

253 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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Looks like an OE facelift hood from the profile. A rear shot would easily confirm.

TameRacingDriver

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Saturday 18th March 2023
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edc said:
Looks like an OE facelift hood from the profile. A rear shot would easily confirm.

ATM

18,496 posts

221 months

Saturday 18th March 2023
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TameRacingDriver said:
edc said:
Looks like an OE facelift hood from the profile. A rear shot would easily confirm.
My money is on early roof with glass window added. Profile is different for a facelift roof.