The Collecting Cars Porsche thread…

The Collecting Cars Porsche thread…

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WojaWabbit

1,112 posts

219 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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shantybeater said:
Close guesses!

so £68,116 after fees.

Not sure what that makes of the 60,000 miler comfort at £54,060
My long term plan was to build a 996 or 997 in a faint nod to Club Sport-ish spec for road and track, primarily as I don't have the c.£70k to put into a GT3. I'll have to start with a well used Carrera and build it in up stages. I reckon could get a car that goes, stops and steers well enough to be considered good value at £40k all in. The thing is, such a car will only ever be worth market value for a standard car though, possibly even less given the limited market for it.

When I look at the the CC car going for £55k, the extra outlay over a built C2S seems like an absolute no brainer. A 997 GT3 for that money is an undeniable bargain, even at higher than average mileage and 'sofa spec'. I can't think of a better car for the money, new or used. Here's hoping they're finding a new normal in terms of market pricing. Just need to find enough coins lying around to fund one!



shantybeater

1,194 posts

170 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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WojaWabbit said:
My long term plan was to build a 996 or 997 in a faint nod to Club Sport-ish spec for road and track, primarily as I don't have the c.£70k to put into a GT3. I'll have to start with a well used Carrera and build it in up stages. I reckon could get a car that goes, stops and steers well enough to be considered good value at £40k all in. The thing is, such a car will only ever be worth market value for a standard car though, possibly even less given the limited market for it.

When I look at the the CC car going for £55k, the extra outlay over a built C2S seems like an absolute no brainer. A 997 GT3 for that money is an undeniable bargain, even at higher than average mileage and 'sofa spec'. I can't think of a better car for the money, new or used. Here's hoping they're finding a new normal in terms of market pricing. Just need to find enough coins lying around to fund one!
Glad you said that, I suppose I better own up...today was a good day.

Very similar thinking to you, loved my 996T, kept it over 8 years and when it went I realised just how to close to the ideal car it was for me. Something slightly more focused was the icing on the cake.




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Edited by shantybeater on Friday 20th November 21:51

WojaWabbit

1,112 posts

219 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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shantybeater said:
Glad you said that, I suppose I better own up...today was a good day.

Very similar thinking to you, loved my 996T, kept it over 8 years and when it went I realised just how to close to the ideal car it was for me. Something slightly more focused was the icing on the cake.




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Edited by shantybeater on Friday 20th November 21:51
Excellent choice sir, congrats! Looks to be an utter bargain, enjoy driving

dopsonj

315 posts

121 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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shantybeater said:
Glad you said that, I suppose I better own up...today was a good day.

Very similar thinking to you, loved my 996T, kept it over 8 years and when it went I realised just how to close to the ideal car it was for me. Something slightly more focused was the icing on the cake.




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Edited by shantybeater on Friday 20th November 21:51
Great purchase! We're going to need to have a group meet of all 997 GT3's from CC shortly! Hope you're going to put some more miles on her!

Added a few more to mine today,






FrankCayman

2,121 posts

214 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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dopsonj said:
Great purchase! We're going to need to have a group meet of all 997 GT3's from CC shortly! Hope you're going to put some more miles on her!

Added a few more to mine today,



At last...a normal person!!! Well done....these bloody things are designed to be driven!!!

shantybeater

1,194 posts

170 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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Thanks guys fingers crossed she’s a goodie, too early to tell yet. A CC meet sounds like a great idea!

Good to see the car continuing to be used as intended, I’m planning on doing the same!

birdcage

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2,842 posts

206 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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CloudStuff

3,709 posts

105 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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dopsonj said:
shantybeater said:
Glad you said that, I suppose I better own up...today was a good day.

Very similar thinking to you, loved my 996T, kept it over 8 years and when it went I realised just how to close to the ideal car it was for me. Something slightly more focused was the icing on the cake.




Edited by shantybeater on Friday 20th November 21:50


Edited by shantybeater on Friday 20th November 21:51
Great purchase! We're going to need to have a group meet of all 997 GT3's from CC shortly! Hope you're going to put some more miles on her!

Added a few more to mine today,



Fantastic cars!

MrC986

3,511 posts

192 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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birdcage said:
How they’ll sell that on at this time of year is an interesting one - I’d guess they’ll still have that in late February/early March next yr.

dopsonj

315 posts

121 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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MrC986 said:
birdcage said:
How they’ll sell that on at this time of year is an interesting one - I’d guess they’ll still have that in late February/early March next yr.
Same car, was up for £55,000 on PistonHeads at first (after CC auction selling for £53,000 inc fees)... Odd how it's jumped another 10!

ChrisW.

6,340 posts

256 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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Look at the Ferrari 458 Italia currently being auctioned ... almost on the death a claimed pervious owner comes along and disses the car ?

To be honest, if it were my car I'd be really pissed.

And there seems to be is no way of corroborating the claim ??

Should they stop the auction ?


rufusgti

2,532 posts

193 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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ChrisW. said:
Look at the Ferrari 458 Italia currently being auctioned ... almost on the death a claimed pervious owner comes along and disses the car ?

To be honest, if it were my car I'd be really pissed.

And there seems to be is no way of corroborating the claim ??

Should they stop the auction ?
I don't quite follow. Where did the previous owner start dissing? Is there a comments section while people are bidding? I went for a snoop but couldn't see any comments.

MrC986

3,511 posts

192 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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rufusgti said:
I don't quite follow. Where did the previous owner start dissing? Is there a comments section while people are bidding? I went for a snoop but couldn't see any comments.
Well it either couldn’t have sold or it’s been pulled as it isn’t in the sold section. People can post questions during the auction for CC or the owner to respond to.

RATATTAK

11,248 posts

190 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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MrC986 said:
rufusgti said:
I don't quite follow. Where did the previous owner start dissing? Is there a comments section while people are bidding? I went for a snoop but couldn't see any comments.
Well it either couldn’t have sold or it’s been pulled as it isn’t in the sold section. People can post questions during the auction for CC or the owner to respond to.
A guy came on and claimed to be a previous owner in 2013. He said that the car was still exhibiting some damage from where someone crashed into him. The seller claimed this was nonsense but the auction virtually died there. The owner claimed this was a guy that tried to buy the car pre-auction and had a grudge because he wouldn't sell it to him.

I think. smile

julian987R

6,840 posts

60 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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birdcage said:
They are dreaming if they think they can make that mark up on it.
This one is £6k less, with the bucket seats and only 1k more miles....(subjectively) a nicer colour, and from comparison of the pics way better condition than the CC's one.

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10579357


Porsche911R

21,146 posts

266 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Just because dealer does not mean they know the market.

I have followed these all their life that cars not gong to sell at that price.

ChrisW.

6,340 posts

256 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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RATATTAK said:
A guy came on and claimed to be a previous owner in 2013. He said that the car was still exhibiting some damage from where someone crashed into him. The seller claimed this was nonsense but the auction virtually died there. The owner claimed this was a guy that tried to buy the car pre-auction and had a grudge because he wouldn't sell it to him.

I think. smile
Thanks ... I didn't see the end of the auction and then it disappeared ... neither sold nor listed ...

It's interesting watching the bids at the bottom of the listing, anybody allowed to bid can ask questions.

MrVert

4,397 posts

240 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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In my experience, Midnight Blue is the softest paint I have ever encountered, marked / scratched amazingly easily...

Slippydiff

14,886 posts

224 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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MrVert said:
In my experience, Midnight Blue is the softest paint I have ever encountered, marked / scratched amazingly easily...
Indeed. I used to refer to as Nightmare blue ...
But it did look good for 5 minutes after it had been cleaned smile



Koln-RS

3,873 posts

213 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Yes, unfortunately Midnight/Ocean Blue are like Black paint.
Fabulous in the showroom or after detailing, but a pain to keep nice if you are obsessive.