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deMort
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paynewright wrote:
Wasz,

I’ve read many of your DIY exploits and part sourcing posts, which have been a fantastic help. You’re up there with De Mort, MisterCorn and Alex in the 911uk hall of fame.

I think its more Au Revoir - you’ll be back !!

Ian


Can i just humbly add .. infrasilver , Chris_in_the_UK , GT4 and many many others to that list .

I don't qualify .. i do this for a living .
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone. And thank you all for all the help you have given me. I've never met any of you in person, but its a real community of support on here.

It feels like I'm selling my child. Weird. These cars get under your skin.







https://photos.app.goo.gl/8gxxn1zqy6pbqhUq8

Come on and buy it before I sell my actual children instead.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a useable entry 911 for someone with a lot of the big mechanicals done so get paint sorted and your done.

Im sure this wont hang around long, I know the feeling about incremental costs etc etc and balancing that with family life. Good luck with the sale.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

deMort wrote:
Paynewright wrote:
Wasz,

I’ve read many of your DIY exploits and part sourcing posts, which have been a fantastic help. You’re up there with De Mort, MisterCorn and Alex in the 911uk hall of fame.

I think its more Au Revoir - you’ll be back !!

Ian


Can i just humbly add .. infrasilver , Chris_in_the_UK , GT4 and many many others to that list .

I don't qualify .. i do this for a living .
 



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Definitely this. ^^^

I’m shocked Will. You’re one of the DIY heroes on here and a serial tinkerer so always adding great, helpful content. I’ll never forget you doing your clutch swap or AOS, on your back in the snow. Grin
I wish you all the best with your plans but at the same time I hope I see you back on here in the future.

That car is a steal for someone who wants a well sorted car to actually drive. Cool

Once again I’m shocked. Good luck with everything matey. Thumb

Oh, and for balance, sometimes you have to prioritise things in life and cars are just “things”. They come and go. Got to do what’s right for yourself and your family. thumbsup
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars come and go, friends hang around. When I have a downturn I just hope I can hang on long enough to not have to sell, and if I do sell, the project cars will be last (probably because once I have buggered around with them they are worth a lot less). IMO this forum thrives on its tinkerers and I will be sad to see you leave, we all get ideas and inspiration from each other. Hope you get what you need from the car and we can see you in the future.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found this thread, nooo

It'll be a sad day, the day it goes, its cheap enough and a well sorted example of a 996 which has been looked after by someone who knows his way around one of these cars. Hopefully it won't take long to sell and I hope the downturn in fortunes turns itself around and you make your way back to a Porsche of some kind soon. Good luck it was a pleasure bouncing ideas backwards and forwards with you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to add, my car was bought from a guy down on his luck, he had split up with his missus, got kicked out of his house so was sleeping on his mates couch. He had been selling furniture and various things and after he'd sold all his games, DVD and CD's he decided to sell his last pot of cash, the 996, he was gutted this was going but he didn't have anything left to fund it any longer, he was gutted it was going.

I hope he turned things around and is back on his feet, I even hope he went back out and got another 996.

I know your story is nothing like this but it just reminded me how I got mine.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing is, it’s not about the money for me. I have a very comfortable life, not like you higher rate tax payers on here but all the same.

The 996 has cost me 7 grand for parts, tyres, servicing, mots in 7 years. Looking at like that its about as cheap as a car can get without driving a banger.

It’s about time: A 20 year old car is going to need attention, and frankly I’d rather spend time sharing the parenting and on my bike than freezing my nuts off fixing the 996 as I need to get to work the next day, even if I do really enjoy fixing things.

It would have to become a second car for me when I only do 6k a year anyway, and that would require garaging and a second lot of tax, mot etc. Realistically the next thing that requires attention and it will probably be parked up for the next 5 years until I fix it, like those 944s you used to see on bricks outside council houses about 15 years ago. I can’t see it end like that as a burden to me.

I also have another car that my dad left me, in my mum's garage doing nothing. Not sure I can bring myself to sell that.

The 996 is at a point now where is needs nothing doing, so I can sell it with a clear conscience. They aren’t exploding in value (famous last words) so I might well get one again in future if we ever move to a bigger place.

I just bought a rare 8 year old estate car (with 306bhp) so the 996 has got to go.

Gah, I don't want to sell it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
I also have another car that my dad left me, in my mum's garage doing nothing. Not sure I can bring myself to sell that



Similar situation to me, I'd never sell my other car but I'd sell the Porker.


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I just bought a rare 8 year old estate car (with 306bhp) so the 996 has got to go.



Do tell...my guess, Audi Dont know

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wasz wrote:
I just bought a rare 8 year old estate car (with 306bhp) so the 996 has got to go.



Do tell...my guess, Audi Dont know

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I’m guessing R36
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep guessing!

We already have a Golf, so I ruled out a golf derivative and I could not bring myself to drive an Audi these days no matter how good they are (I did have a TT225 once, good car but needed sharpening up).

The new car - there was only 53 cars registered MY11/12, now 49 were licensed and 0 sorn last year according to how many left. They also did a very similar diesel version which they sold loads of.

It will suit my kids + bike + no spare time lifestyle. But it's no 911 Sad
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alpina BMW?
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pipe and slippers at the ready.

MY12 Mercedes C350 Sport Bluefficiency Petrol V6, heavily optioned. No, I never knew they existed either.



The complexity scares me a bit but a month over 8 years old hopefully it will be good for a couple of years at least.

The C63's understudy, seems nobody bought these because the diesel 350 CDI had lower costs for little perceived paper difference. And petrol heads probably all bought BMW 6's.

But 306bhp and 38.9 combined mpg (official) £235 tax and rear wheel drive.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never knew they were so rare... great cars though. I have a 14 reg CLS shooting brake that has not missed a beat in 122k miles, touch wood...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I have a soft spot for fast, funny estates. Been looking closely at the MB CLA 250 AMG (line).

However at the risk of thread derailment and being ostracised from present online company, I’ve just bought an estate I never knew existed.

Renault Megane 205 GT. It’s basically as close as you can get to a Renault Sport hatch in an estate shell. Seems they only made c30 in 2017. The tech terrifies me! Touch screen control for everything, four wheel steering, different driving modes etc. Has flappy paddle auto from the Alpine and 1.6 turbo from the RS Clio!! Still it fits the bill (the only thing that did at the price) and it’s under warranty!...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOLD!

To the first viewer (as all my cars do).

Going down the pub to console myself now.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good result. It was bound to really.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
SOLD!

To the first viewer (as all my cars do).

Going down the pub to console myself now.


Well done mate! Thumb

I showed my mate on Thursday and he was chomping at the bit for it but gutted as he's skint at the moment and the car was just a couple of grand outside his budget.

Hurry up and get another one.......you know it makes sense Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done it sounds like it was the correct decision for you at this stage in life, your 996 may be gone but at least you’ve enjoyed the experience for 5 years (?) and that can’t be taken away from you. Maybe you’ll be back again one day or have something else exciting to own.

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