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Halcyon
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks sackerley! Useful info Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yummy yummy gen 1 goodness Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: 996.1 ordered... with pics Reply with quote

That first picture captures the beauty of the 996 for me really well. It can be less than photogenic at times but that's the car I see every day when I look at mine. Perfect form and function.
 
  
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jezgreen911
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks to be a lovely example Cool

I always like to think that having the original audio system is a nod towards the previous 'enthusiast' owner preferring the engines soundtrack Thumb
 
  
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sackerley
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the thumbs up!

I feel very privileged to be able to own a car like this. I can't wait to get my hands on it!

I love the simple lines of the 996.1 - a few years ago I didn't think much of them. Its strange how time changes how you feel about things.

Jezgreen911 - I like that the stereo is standard too. If I ever did change it I'd get something more in keeping - Becker or a Continental etc. That said I'd like to think I'll be listening to the engine more!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That car does look really mint. I have to say that Maundrells know how to take a good photo. I am not keen on the 4 spoke steering wheel but that is an easy fix (three spoke Momo 7). The car looks in superb order, great colour and spec (manual, carbon, sunroof) and I think it looks like a sensible purchase. Yes it is a couple of thousand more that it might be but, it has low miles, has had an easy life by the looks of it, and with a new clutch and imsb it should be bombproof. If you run it as a weekender you will have zero depreciation over the next few years I suspect also.
Good luck with it and post some snaps when you get it into the great outdoors.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! I too think the 996 lines are gorgeous (maybe biased), and believe they will get better with age.
 
  
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sackerley
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segart - I have to agree with you there. I know I'm paying top end for this but it does look very well looked after, and a good sensible spec. I'd like to think it won't depreciate much at all.

I almost bought a 964 a few years ago, when they where going for peanuts. How silly do I feel about not doing that now! I'd love to think good 996's will go the same way. heres hoping!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halcyon - Yeah, i can't wait! The wait is due to a few cosmetics things I wanted sorting, plus theres a few things popped up on the PDI. Unfortunately the garage is closed this week for Easter. A little gutted but it gives me more time to get my garage sorted.[/quote]


Nice car (biased as I have a 996.1 myself!) and the silver colour looks really good on those wheels...

I live near Maundrell and would consider them when I eventually change my current car - interested to know what the buying experience was like, their vehicle prep, plus where you got your PPI done?

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sackerley
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Misterw - You have good taste too then Wink

So far the experience has been great. They've been very response over questions and sending over information. The prep sounds like its going to be of a very high standard. I'll reserve judgment, but I'm optimistic.

They carried out the PDI themselves. I would have preferred an indy but it appears to have been very thorough and again I'm optimistic about this too.

When I pick the car up I'll be posting more about the car and my experience etc
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally i prefer the look of the original rear lights, its an old car and doesnt suit the newer style lights imo. Looks a very nice condition car, enjoy
 
  
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Lj911
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car, the 996.1 is just such a clean simple shape.....it really does have a lot in common visually with the 60's cars thumbsup
Your car has nice spec, good colour combo, wheels, dash of carbon, sports seats, I would maybe change the steering wheel to the three spoke item but not essential, think I'd definately change the rear lights to the smoked/clear porsche items......

Look fwd to more pics when you pick her up, exciting!
 
  
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sackerley
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd never really noticed the steering wheel. Do they normally come with 3 spoke wheels?

I agree about the rear lights. I'm going to hold judgment until I see them but may change them to standard units in the future.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sackerley wrote:
I'd never really noticed the steering wheel. Do they normally come with 3 spoke wheels?

I agree about the rear lights. I'm going to hold judgment until I see them but may change them to standard units in the future.


They take about 10 minutes to change over if you don't like them I have them on mine and love them and think they look even better at night (can post a pic if you'd like?)
I'm sure you'd be able to work out a deal for a swap with oe lights with someone that would be looking to go the LED route if you did want to change Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great, welcome to the 996.1 owners club. I had the same steering wheel on my 1998 Boxster as you. The 993's too, I have three spoke on my 996 which is much better but still suprisingly thin compared to more modern cars and the clubsport on my 3.2.
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sackerley
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

996lee that would be great if you could post a nighttime pic of the LED's. Much appreciated.

I've had a quick look at the cost of a genuine 3 spoke wheel... Near enough £900 at Design911... Ouch! I think the 4 spoke will be fine for now! Although I have to agree that they do look better.
 
  
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996lee
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go buddy Thumb

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sackerley
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look really good, thanks for putting them up. They do match the 3rd light really well, is that standard?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those LEDs look so much better than the stock lights, finishes the back nicely Lee. I think the 997.1 stock lights look dated let alone the 996. the LEDs freshen it up without going OTT. Thumb
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Yes buddy standard 3rd brake light Thumb

@phil my thoughts exactly Thumb
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