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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:27 am    Post subject: Back in a Porsche! Reply with quote

Hi guys

After a couple of years away, I'm back in!

I just bought a cayman S, 2006, manual, all black. It's had a full Hartech rebuild (receipt for 15K) in the past (2015), at 82K and now sits at 111K. She drives absolutely beautifully, I can't believe how agile and nimble it feels compared to my old C4S. No squeaks or rattles, fantastic bodywork, very good history and a very, very reasonable price so I couldn't say no!

Here are a few pics (I hope)

PS I do love the little additions
LED Spar upgrade instead of the foglights
Alcantara gear stick and steering wheel
Miltek exhaust - sounds superb

The last owner was a big Batman fan and he left the private plate on (reads JOKER). Not my thing but I'm lazy at the moment to change it!

I'll be asking questions all things cayman on the forum so I look forward to interesting chats!
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning in black thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BHZ661.
So far, I'm very happy with it, had it a week and it's made me smile every day!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update - Just phoned Grant at Hartech. It was their own internal rebuild, so not for a customer as such.

“The engine has been re-built and has all new Nikasil plated aluminium alloy cylinders, piston rings, crank shaft bearings, timing chains & chain guide set, flywheel & oil/air separator. The cylinder heads have had basic overhauls.”

He said he couldn't tell me more but rest assured, it was the full treatment, inc LTT!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car and it has come with peace of mind! 👍
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Slayer, I intend to enjoy it thoroughly!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice motor.......although so was the last one Grin Thumb
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, mine is very similar but in white. Even down to the LED Spars.

Nice touch on the rebuild though!
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The return of Marty Wild
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where were the Alcantara bits done?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Alex!
Yes, both are cool, still very find of the 996, esp the bum of the C4S, gorgeous!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Where were the Alcantara bits done?


Thanks for the welcome Marty.
I couldn't tell you where the alcantara was done but it does feel very special I have to say!

I can look through the paperwork if you're interested?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just noticed the GT3-esque front bumper smile vent, never seen one on a Cayman. Is it all cosmetic?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, for sure.
A few mods like this make it stand out a little, that was the attraction.

First and foremost, the Hartech rebuild was the most important factor, the fact it looks quite cool was a bonus!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be good cheers!

I’m in The Bridge over the Cam too as it goes.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent!
I'm in Longstanton, where are you?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
That would be good cheers!


See nowt in the paperwork I'm afraid, sorry.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks HSC911, good to be back!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in Fulbourn just outside The Bridge by the airport.

No worries on the alcantara, sure does set things off. Maybe I need to do mine!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can i be really cheeky and ask what you paid for the car as this is exactly the kind of thing im after
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