I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

I've just bought some poverty Pork ....

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ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Thursday 9th May
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cmoose said:
ianwayne said:
I'm now a little confused as to whether the red calipers with 'Porsche' script was an option on the 986.
It wasn't. People just do it themselves.

I prefer the flat grey calipers. I'd go that way on my S if I was refurbing. But then not sure caliper cosmetics are high on my list of priorities!
My 996 has the red with white. I think they are incorrect. I thought they were Silver originally on the early cars?


SnowySpeeder

174 posts

182 months

Thursday 9th May
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C2-black
C4-silver
C4S & Turbo-red

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Thursday 9th May
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That.

Mattygooner

5,169 posts

145 months

Friday 10th May
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Have red with white script on my 2003 986 S, thought they were standard.

Fast Bug

6,787 posts

102 months

Friday 10th May
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Red calipers were standard on the Boxster S, or at least they were when I sold them early to mid 2000's
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snotrag

11,813 posts

152 months

Friday 10th May
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Yup, 2.5 and 2.7 get black (anodised, not painted, often faded grey), 3.2 are gloss painted red.

Mattygooner

5,169 posts

145 months

Friday 10th May
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Anyone with the BBS Sport Design classic wheels (996GT3 Mk1 Wheels) know what head i can use to tighten them and what they should be torqued to?

ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Tuesday 14th May
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It's a bit quiet in here. Is everyone busy enjoying their cheap pork avec le roof down in this heat wave?

gothatway

1,942 posts

111 months

Tuesday 14th May
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ATM said:
It's a bit quiet in here. Is everyone busy enjoying their cheap pork avec le roof down in this heat wave?
Cheap pork, but no roof to put down. Unfortunately, 944s seem to have been well and truly usurped as poverty pork by modern stuff wink and mine isn't currently giving me any issues - though that might be a stupid thing to say with its MoT next week.

Bullet-Proof_Biscuit

357 posts

18 months

Tuesday 14th May
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MadRob6 said:
I recognised the part whilst it was in pieces as I've encountered latch issues with an old 98 Passat that I used to own. Looking up the part number on the latch it's identical to a mk1 Audi TT so could always see if the parts are any cheaper from VW.
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Thank you good sir, I purchased a Mk1 TT door mechanism for 17 sterling pounds just now based on your info. For disassembly / clean / swap practice, if it improves the window drop I'll probably get a (more than 17 quid) one and swap again for a permanent fix, this is a poverty thread after all..

Talking of poverty has anyone noticed the abundance of sub 10k cooking 996s on sale lately..? I think Brexit time might mean poverty upgrade time! Excuse the pun..... frown

cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Tuesday 14th May
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Bullet-Proof_Biscuit said:
Talking of poverty has anyone noticed the abundance of sub 10k cooking 996s on sale lately..? I think Brexit time might mean poverty upgrade time! Excuse the pun..... frown
Whereabouts? None on PH, though there's a chancer who think s tip cab is worth £21,000. Two miley manual coupes sub £10k on AT, plus a few tips...

ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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If we're allowed to talk 996 cars now without being scolded I'll chime in. In fact if we're allowed to go over the unwritten 10k thread imposed poverty limit there are a few cars I've got my eye on.

ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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This 996 isn't cheap at 21k but looks nice. I'm not sure I'd go for a 2001 if I was going 3.4 myself but if you want a garage queen you have less choice.

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...




ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Cheaper aero car here at 15500 but a 4wd

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372666601391


ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Here is a 996 for 10k which looks ok for the money but was cat d in 2005. Yes its black which is rare but not ideal for most is the Savannah, which I think looks well against the black.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143219504731



ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Finally a blue one and 4wd for 13k with last owner 10 years at a mini dealer so some protection, maybe. The reg is interesting too. I'm assuming its Zenith but looks a bit cobalt. I like cobalt.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303131640624



Edited by ATM on Wednesday 15th May 08:29

Mattygooner

5,169 posts

145 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Get out of here with your 20k extravagances hehe

1st one looks great, well specced, well looked after and mileage that is high enough to be through the problems but used enough to mean everything else doesn’t need replacing through lack of use.

Just needs to be in blue!

ATM

9,029 posts

160 months

Wednesday 15th May
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And because I like cobalt I'll present this lovely looking 986 which is causing me sleepless nights.

Full extended blue leather
Blue roof
Blue
Blue
Blue

11 grand
37000 miles

Still looks new....



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223478791012




Mattygooner

5,169 posts

145 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Oooof, perfect. Other than the wheels.


cmoose

44,330 posts

170 months

Wednesday 15th May
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ATM said:
This 996 isn't cheap at 21k but looks nice. I'm not sure I'd go for a 2001 if I was going 3.4 myself but if you want a garage queen you have less choice.

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

A garage queen with 81,000 miles? For £21,000? In a private sale? Good luck to the seller!

The 986 does rather underline the iffy 996 value proposition. That looks like a proper garage queen and it's half the bloody money!

Edited by cmoose on Wednesday 15th May 09:52