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

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

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ATM

13,071 posts

186 months

Thursday 6th May
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Mogul said:
From the auction house that brought us the recent Mitsubishi auction...

This 2010 Gen II Manual Cayman 2.9 is coming up soon.

https://autoauction.co.uk/auction/2010-porsche-cay...

One careful owner: The Ian Taylor Motor Racing School

It's hardly a detailed ad is it.

Mariosbt

1,912 posts

33 months

Thursday 6th May
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ATM said:
Mogul said:
From the auction house that brought us the recent Mitsubishi auction...

This 2010 Gen II Manual Cayman 2.9 is coming up soon.

https://autoauction.co.uk/auction/2010-porsche-cay...

One careful owner: The Ian Taylor Motor Racing School

It's hardly a detailed ad is it.
So basically, been thrashed and now they think it is time to replace it! smile

Mogul

2,557 posts

190 months

Thursday 6th May
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ATM said:
It's hardly a detailed ad is it.
Some mention of 'Full description coming soon' ;-)

2Btoo

2,226 posts

170 months

Thursday 6th May
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romeodelta said:
ATM said:
Yellow price tax is stronge here
Always had a soft spot for yellow with the hard top on as I used to live near someone who had one and I was super envious
Some Barry'ing needs removing if possible from interior especially
Are they his initials???
Otherwise could be a good car underneath
Clearly been loved and low owners
I like the talk of garaging and I'm always keen to buy from someone who can show me their garage because it saves the car from rotting away
If only he'd chosen a different colour to red as it clashes with the yellow but could be died or sold on surely
Is that no AC I see so totally standard car or is it just not climate?
Probably still needs 5000 or more spending on new suspension and clutch and rads and ....


2.7
2003
69800 Miles
£7995



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274783689665



Hmm, dodgy plates, replica wheels, Landsail tyres and a dubious interior retrim. And that's even before looking any deeper.
As RD says, the only appealing thing about that car is the colour (and that's a matter of personal preference, although I'm with you in liking it).

It's a very definite 'No' from me. Along with a discrete head-shake and disappointment at how sad it is when great cars are ruined by 'aspirational' owners.

snotrag

12,763 posts

178 months

Thursday 6th May
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ATM said:
Speed Yellow is such, such a good colour for these, they always seem to sell well however that is about the total opposite of what attracts me to good used buy with these.


Oh and yes, its the standard 2.7 model like mine was with no A/C - this I think is a good thing on a cheap Boxster as
A) the manual control panel is much nicer than the naff 90s beep-beep orange LCD
B) lighter, simpler, no a/c lines no condensers in front of the rads to rot away, shorter belt run etc etc.


The seats will have originally been that Black leatherette/vinyl with every-so-slightly-blue Alcantare centres of the base model, which if in good condition are really nice but by now are generally a bit bobbly and worn out. Nicer than 'ruffled' shiny black leather IMO at least.


If it wasnt for the initiials in the headrest, those trimmed seatd would fetch good money on ebay too for a Porsche/Beetle/camper etc.

bigmowley

1,136 posts

143 months

Thursday 6th May
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Bought this beauty yesterday. I didn’t mean to but when the bloke showed me the history file I had a funny turn smile
1992 reg 944S2 3.0L. 96K miles. Never missed a service, every MOT it’s ever had in the file, all the old tax discs eek
2 owners in the last 21 years always garaged, never been out in the rain, about 1000miles per year so lovely usage profile. Drives beautifully, not fast but covers the ground well. Everything works. Guards red and not guards pink laugh no rust at all! Virtually all original paint, just a bumper and a front wing been blown over, invoices to match obs.
What’s not to like



Looks great in the garage with some of the other toys. Adds a lovely splash of colour.


Complete poverty spec but black leather, sunroof and no aircon. Perfect smile

kingston12

4,127 posts

124 months

Thursday 6th May
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bigmowley said:
Bought this beauty yesterday. I didn’t mean to but when the bloke showed me the history file I had a funny turn smile
1992 reg 944S2 3.0L. 96K miles. Never missed a service, every MOT it’s ever had in the file, all the old tax discs eek
2 owners in the last 21 years always garaged, never been out in the rain, about 1000miles per year so lovely usage profile. Drives beautifully, not fast but covers the ground well. Everything works. Guards red and not guards pink laugh no rust at all! Virtually all original paint, just a bumper and a front wing been blown over, invoices to match obs.
What’s not to like


Looks great in the garage with some of the other toys. Adds a lovely splash of colour.


Complete poverty spec but black leather, sunroof and no aircon. Perfect smile
It looks lovely, congratulations.

It remind me of a late Guards 944 Turbo that I almost bought a few years ago - similar condition but higher miles. I still wish I had done so. It would be worth several times the price now so would have been free ownership for a few years even if it did throw up some big bills.

Mogul

2,557 posts

190 months

Thursday 6th May
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Looks epic!

96k miles, and never been out in the rain...

Your profile suggests that you're IoM based. Was the car? I guess there have been 96k miles worth of dry days on the island in the past x years! Possibly. getmecoat

bigmowley

1,136 posts

143 months

Thursday 6th May
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Mogul said:
Looks epic!

96k miles, and never been out in the rain...

Your profile suggests that you're IoM based. Was the car? I guess there have been 96k miles worth of dry days on the island in the past x years! Possibly. getmecoat
Ha ha yes it’s fairly wet over here! The guy I bought it off brought it to the Isle of Man in 2013 at 85K miles, prior to that it was a “mature” owner who had it from 2001 as a retirement present. I got a copy of the Pistonheads advert in the document folder from 2013 when it was last sold. The car was originally registered by AFN Porsche Reading, remember them??? smile Presumably as a management car rather than a demo given the low spec. I have even got the original AFN branded number plates that were on the car from new which can go back on whenever I reregister it in the UK. Always assuming I can get the original reg back, but I think you usually can.

ATM

13,071 posts

186 months

Thursday 6th May
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bigmowley said:
Mogul said:
Looks epic!

96k miles, and never been out in the rain...

Your profile suggests that you're IoM based. Was the car? I guess there have been 96k miles worth of dry days on the island in the past x years! Possibly. getmecoat
Ha ha yes it’s fairly wet over here! The guy I bought it off brought it to the Isle of Man in 2013 at 85K miles, prior to that it was a “mature” owner who had it from 2001 as a retirement present. I got a copy of the Pistonheads advert in the document folder from 2013 when it was last sold. The car was originally registered by AFN Porsche Reading, remember them??? smile Presumably as a management car rather than a demo given the low spec. I have even got the original AFN branded number plates that were on the car from new which can go back on whenever I reregister it in the UK. Always assuming I can get the original reg back, but I think you usually can.
I really want to say it looks good but you've been a bit stingy with the pics. Come on man. Stop teasing us.

2Btoo

2,226 posts

170 months

Thursday 6th May
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bigmowley said:
Bought this beauty yesterday. I didn’t mean to but when the bloke showed me the history file I had a funny turn smile
1992 reg 944S2 3.0L. 96K miles. Never missed a service, every MOT it’s ever had in the file, all the old tax discs eek
2 owners in the last 21 years always garaged, never been out in the rain, about 1000miles per year so lovely usage profile. Drives beautifully, not fast but covers the ground well. Everything works. Guards red and not guards pink laugh no rust at all! Virtually all original paint, just a bumper and a front wing been blown over, invoices to match obs.
What’s not to like



Looks great in the garage with some of the other toys. Adds a lovely splash of colour.


Complete poverty spec but black leather, sunroof and no aircon. Perfect smile
Lovely! As a fellow 944 S2 owner I salute your good taste! Rude Q but how much did you pay?

There wasn't much spec to choose on 944's. Air-con on an S2 was very rare. Occasionally you find one with sports seats but that's not common. The 'black leather' you mention may not be real leather, but the plastic covers often wear better than the leather ones anyway and don't need maintenance in the same way.

Those 17inch Cup 1 alloys are very handsome wheels on a 944, although changing them for smaller and lighter 16inch D90's will improve the ride and handling.

As has been said, more pictures please! smile

bigmowley

1,136 posts

143 months

Thursday 6th May
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2Btoo said:
bigmowley said:
Bought this beauty yesterday. I didn’t mean to but when the bloke showed me the history file I had a funny turn smile
1992 reg 944S2 3.0L. 96K miles. Never missed a service, every MOT it’s ever had in the file, all the old tax discs eek
2 owners in the last 21 years always garaged, never been out in the rain, about 1000miles per year so lovely usage profile. Drives beautifully, not fast but covers the ground well. Everything works. Guards red and not guards pink laugh no rust at all! Virtually all original paint, just a bumper and a front wing been blown over, invoices to match obs.
What’s not to like



Looks great in the garage with some of the other toys. Adds a lovely splash of colour.


Complete poverty spec but black leather, sunroof and no aircon. Perfect smile
Lovely! As a fellow 944 S2 owner I salute your good taste! Rude Q but how much did you pay?

There wasn't much spec to choose on 944's. Air-con on an S2 was very rare. Occasionally you find one with sports seats but that's not common. The 'black leather' you mention may not be real leather, but the plastic covers often wear better than the leather ones anyway and don't need maintenance in the same way.

Those 17inch Cup 1 alloys are very handsome wheels on a 944, although changing them for smaller and lighter 16inch D90's will improve the ride and handling.

As has been said, more pictures please! smile
God you are a hard audience today smile I’ve only had it home less than 24hrs.
£9K which I do not know is a good deal or not but I was happy to pay it.
You are probably right it may not be leather but it looks nice and is in very good condition. It’s got that nice porsche script on the seat cushions which is very tasteful.


Always a good sign laugh








I need to sort out the bits of protective plastic on the sides of the wings. They have faded to an odd burgundy colour which looks awful. I need to research what it should look like.
The man I bought it off was very proud of the fact that it had Proflex bushes! After a quick look underneath I didn’t have the heart to tell him that they were doing bugger all as both the front anti roll bar mounts have snapped off, another little job to attend to. It will keep me busy getting it all shipshape. Hours of endless fun to come smile.

bigmowley

1,136 posts

143 months

Thursday 6th May
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Oh missed an inside pic.

Mogul

2,557 posts

190 months

Thursday 6th May
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Well bought!

ferrisbueller

26,678 posts

194 months

Thursday 6th May
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bigmowley said:
I have even got the original AFN branded number plates that were on the car from new which can go back on whenever I reregister it in the UK. Always assuming I can get the original reg back, but I think you usually can.
Looks great.

I think when you move back to a UK plate it defaults to its original, like when you take a personal plate off a car.

2Btoo

2,226 posts

170 months

Friday 7th May
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£9k for that S2 is a good price to have paid. Well done. I hope you have as much fun driving it as I do mine!

ATM

13,071 posts

186 months

Friday 7th May
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bigmowley said:
God you are a hard audience today smile I’ve only had it home less than 24hrs.
Yes we're a tough crowd.

That looks great. Never noticed the odd position of those stick on rear arch protectors before. They look factory - anyone know if they are? Porsche didn't use these on the 996 but then did on the 997.

tr7v8

6,622 posts

195 months

Friday 7th May
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Most importantly when was the cam chain & tensioners checked. Not part of the service schedule but very important. Wheel arch protectors are original, look weird but that is what Porsche fitted.

Looks lovely though.

bigmowley

1,136 posts

143 months

Friday 7th May
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tr7v8 said:
Most importantly when was the cam chain & tensioners checked. Not part of the service schedule but very important. Wheel arch protectors are original, look weird but that is what Porsche fitted.

Looks lovely though.
Last service 95K all belts and new chain and tensioner. smile

Thanks for the tips and info all good stuff.

Dimebars

495 posts

61 months

Friday 7th May
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@ATM

There is another Speed Yellow 986 in Glasgow for sale on Facebook

3.2 S, 51 plate, 69k miles, hard top and not Barry'd to death either

It is £8.5k mind you

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/81285137...