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thebig25
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

996lee wrote:
Well done on the feature buddy Thumb
I purchased that issue specifically for that feature
And thought I had seen that car on 1 of the forums Cool


Thanks, there were some really nice cars there on the day and even though every car was built with a different goal I think the whole article is a fair tribute to how underrated these cars are, and how much you can do with them.

I've spent a few quid getting it where it is, but beyond my dream 996 GT3, which is now out of my price range, I honestly can't think of a another car I'd choose replace it with. Done the turbo thing and didn't gel with it, and other performance car options in the £14-20k bracket leave me a bit cold. I do have an emotional pull to an RS4 again, but ideally that would be in addition to this as an be used as a daily.

Sadly that is a pipe dream as Mrs25 is waging a war of attrition for a new kitchen, so rather than buying another car I may be facing an uphill battle to stop this one turning into units and appliances!
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's official. I fought the good fight but sadly this German masterpiece needs to be replaced with more German engineering, sadly in the form of kitchen cabinets and appliances that, based on the price, would buy a very nice car- this car infact!

It's going for a full detail and ceramic coating at TK detailing next week, then I'm going to take it for one last hurrah at Beaulieu, and will put an advert up with all the details after that, but if anyone wants to have a chat about the car in the meantime please shoot me a pm.

It's not all bad- I've got a nice 2000 Honda CR-V with only 175000 careless miles to replace it with. #sadface.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is s officially for sale Sad

Advert here, will be advertised on Pistonheads after Beaulieu.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this car. When I read that mag a few months back I knew I'd seen the car on here but couldn't remember the owner or thread.

For the work and parts that have gone into I think it's an absolutely stonking purchase at that price.

Good luck with the sale. I feel your pain, as I had to sell my GT3 for our house renovation. No regrets mind. Anyone who puts a car before their home is a bit bonkers but we are all different.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
I love this car. When I read that mag a few months back I knew I'd seen the car on here but couldn't remember the owner or thread.

For the work and parts that have gone into I think it's an absolutely stonking purchase at that price.

Good luck with the sale. I feel your pain, as I had to sell my GT3 for our house renovation. No regrets mind. Anyone who puts a car before their home is a bit bonkers but we are all different.

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Thanks. House has to come first, but don't stop this being painful! the idea is get the renovation done quickly and then get back into something interesting straight after.

Price-wise I had no idea where to put it. I know I won't get anything back for the modifications, but even average standard cars are north of £15.5k and I genuinely think this is in far better condition than most of them out there.

We'll see!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After following your build thread this was the car I was most looking forward to seeing at Beaulieu last year, it certainly didn't disappoint, also what did surprise me was just how good the interior looked and worked with the other modifications, if anyone is doubting this car because of the savannah interior then you really need to see it in the flesh, a great buy for someone.

Best of luck with the sale and I look forward to seeing it again on Sunday Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If only this was for sale a month ago, it's stunning ! The price is extreeeemely good too, having seen a few this looks to be in top condition and with those mod's its stunningly perfect.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Detailer not making this any easier.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All ready for Sunday! Some photos from Tom at TK Detailing






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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just Wow. worship

I think yours is the same colour as mine? Schwartz metallic L744?
If so I have something to aim when I finally get around to detailing and sorting the cosmetics.

That looks like a superb job. Bloody clever those detailers. I dabble and do an 80% good job maybe. But that last 20% is a fine art.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
Just Wow. worship

I think yours is the same colour as mine? Schwartz metallic L744?
If so I have something to aim when I finally get around to detailing and sorting the cosmetics.

That looks like a superb job. Bloody clever those detailers. I dabble and do an 80% good job maybe. But that last 20% is a fine art.

Anyway that is awesome. Thumb


Thank you- Tom at TK is the best in the business.

In more embarrassing news, I always assumed the car was Basalt because that is what it says on one of the previous owners sales invoices in the cars history file! Quick look at the codes from the sticker under the bonnet you are right- it is Schwartz... I'll change the advert!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is stunning - good luck with the sale. Makes me want to respray my Schwartz black C2 so it looks as good. Be good to see this at Beaulieu, for the money it's a bargain, it won't hang around long - you should put a sign in a window when you're there with that many enthusiasts around

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James.hunter1985 wrote:
This is stunning - good luck with the sale. Makes me want to respray my Schwartz black C2 so it looks as good. Be good to see this at Beaulieu, for the money it's a bargain, it won't hang around long - you should put a sign in a window when you're there with that many enthusiasts around

Lovely motor Thumb


Thank you!

I will be putting some signs on the car, and also bring the history file along so that anybody interested can learn about the car
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, more image spamming. Some more pics from when i picked it up this morning- no filters on these images, promise! Looks unreal, and so it should- Tom told me that a pot of bespoke M&K wax he applied to this car (shown in funky vase in previous posts) is £10k Surprised











Getting the history file tidied up:





Be strong, Big25. It has to go....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great day yesterday, except for the sunburn. eh!






(note Mrs25 hovering on barriers to ensure that I'm actually trying to sell!)


Car had some really nice complements which makes this more difficult, but had firm interest, so hopeful of deal being completed this week. Sorry about the delay as have had a busy day, but i've now replied to the PMs from a couple of you Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to meet you and the car looked great in person.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks fantastic - as you state, Mrs25 is clearly 'on point' for potential buyers - just hope that the guy wandering around in his underpants (over your left wing mirror) isn't a potential buyer - it would lower the tone for Porsche ownership in general if feel Floor
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was good to meet you on Sunday , and anyone looking at the car will get a bargain , not many around that clean.

Good luck with the sale

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

955matt wrote:
It was good to meet you on Sunday , and anyone looking at the car will get a bargain , not many around that clean.

Good luck with the sale

here are a couple more pics from the weekend


Thanks, that's really kind. Must admit I kept wishing it was the same colour as yours-along with Guards that is my favourite colour on a 996!

You're also a far better photographer than me- any chance of getting those last two photos in their original format?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put on pistonheads last night and had 5 calls today- Didn't think I'd get that today of all days- and offer provisionally accepted. All being well car will be on its way to a new owner next week after service at Northway.

Mrsbig25 very happy but I feel sick.
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