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Carlson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: My 997 Turbo S Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I changed my Gen 1 997 Turbo Tip after two years,a trip to the ring,a few weeks working around Snowdonia with amazing early morning drives to work having bought the car in 2013 with 22K on the clock and taking that mileage up to 46K before changing on the 4th of January.


This is my 997 Turbo S bought with 700 miles on the odometer from Porsche Bristol.


I don't know the full story of why the car has such a low mileage.
It was supplied by Porsche Reading to its first owner and I luckily have all the receipts for the servicing he did with OPC Reading while in his care.

It was registered in November 2012 and was bought back into the OPC Network in December 2015.

It arrived at my dealers,Porsche Bristol (who I have a great relationship with) and within a few hours I had put a deposit on it.

i was aware that it maybe the only 2012 997 Turbo S with less than 1K miles left with only one keeper so the pondering I have been doing for a year trying to decide between Cabrio and hard top was instantly decided.

I am a strong believer in going with instinct and heart when the right car comes up and I have found in the past that one needs to make a quick decision when something rare like a low mileage example comes along,particularly with the peace of mind purchasing direct from OPC and specifically my dealer gives me.

I had asked Sam Cross at the Bristol dealership to keep his eye out for the right Gen 2 Turbo for me a year earlier and I was prepared to wait another year to get one from Bristol (I live in London but I am so impressed with their customer service I even take my car to them for annual minor services).


Anyway,back to the Turbo S.
In the 3 years that the first owner had the car he only drove it 735 miles but did two minor services and a major service in that time all at the supplying dealer OPC Reading.
As the car was sold back to Porsche directly after its last minor,unscheduled service (same day) I strongly suspect that something in the showroom caught the owners eye when he went to pick the car up from its service.

i am not 100% sure if he was sticking to the stipulated Porsche running in rules but I was pleasantly surprised when I had the over-Rev history printed out by Bristol prior to my purchase and there was not even one single over rev recorded in number 1 rev range.
I think this points towards the first owner following Porsche running in procedure or at the very least was mechanically sympathetic.

i have decided to continue to run the car in under the assumption the period was never completed.
I am not doing short journeys,warming the car up carefully and sticking to less than 4500 rpm while being careful not to labour the engine and changing gear a lot to vary the revs on the motorway even if actual speed is constant.

We are currently on 1350 miles,so another 650 to go before I can open her up.




[footnote]Edited by Carlson W6 on Thursday 14th January 21:09[/footnote]

[footnote]Edited by Carlson W6 on Friday 15th January 09:37[/footnote]

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Carlson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the work car park doing daily driving duties in my 30 mile commute.

 
  
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M9JOC
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great find and a lovely car you have there. brilliant looking spec.

As always the Aerokit just looks great on the turbo (not that i'm biased)

Enjoy the running in period then let the stone chips commence when thats over Sad

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and an excellent find!

Shame the car was unused by the previous owner.. What a wasted time for the car!!

Hope you give it what it was made for Smile

I don't think there is a running in period for the new generation cars, already time to give it some beans👍
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rabbitstew
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome looking car! Great find and that mileage is mad!
 
  
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seeforez
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice
700 miles in all that times.....sounds like he drove it once and was scared so put it back in the garage and took his wifes avensis to the shops Very Happy
 
  
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bigkeeko
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding purchase. Thumb
 
  
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Jcx
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2010 Porsche 997 Turbo

PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlson wrote:
In the work car park doing daily driving duties in my 30 mile commute.



Hi S!

I recognise that car from our posts on PCGB Smile

Now, is that a sat nav on your windscreen? Why are you not using the PCM? Or is it some other tech? And your work car park looks interesting... film studios?

Cheers

Joe
 
  
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Carlson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Joe,

Well spotted on both counts!

I travel to work on the M4 and M25 and I like to use a Garmin which is partnered by Bluetooth to a Garmin app on my phone which gives me really good real time speed camera information and updates.
I need constantly reminding even on sites I know well particularly the variable traps on the M25.
It is so easy to forget about them and in a Porsche before you know it the limit is being exceeded.
The Garmin is really excellent in this guise even when I'm not using it for Nav where it is leagues ahead of even PCM3.

Yes,the car park shown is the film studio i work at.

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Jcx
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlson wrote:
Hi Joe,

Well spotted on both counts!

I travel to work on the M4 and M25 and I like to use a Garmin which is partnered by Bluetooth to a Garmin app on my phone which gives me really good real time speed camera information and updates.
I need constantly reminding even on sites I know well particularly the variable traps on the M25.
It is so easy to forget about them and in a Porsche before you know it the limit is being exceeded.
The Garmin is really excellent in this guise even when I'm not using it for Nav where it is leagues ahead of even PCM3.

Yes,the car park shown is the film studio work at.


Oooh i like the speed camera updates! Can you just run the app on your phone?! Or do you also need to have the nav devise?

'twas the covered buggies that gave it away. Very Hollywood! There's a guy on here Jaap, a dutch photographer whose day job it is to shoot the stills on film sets. I think he did all the HP films at Elstree. You may know him. Very tall and lovely chap. Has a stunning blue 964 RS-alike.
 
  
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apollokre1d
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, what a nice example you have.
 
  
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Carlson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe-

LOL @ Jaap being in here - He is working on the same stage as me and has been for the last 6 months.... What a coincidence.

The Garmin App needs to work in conjunction with the sat nav to be effective as although the app alone will give locations of cameras it is the actual sat-nav that bleeps.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

apollokre1d wrote:
Congratulations, what a nice example you have.


Thank you very much Apollo
 
  
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Jcx
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlson wrote:
Joe-

LOL @ Jaap being in here - He is working on the same stage as me and has been for the last 6 months.... What a coincidence.

The Garmin App needs to work in conjunction with the sat nav to be effective as although the app alone will give locations of cameras it is the actual sat-nav that bleeps.


Small world!! So what do you do S? Say 'Hi' to Jaap for me thumbsup and ask to see his lovely motor!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice car Carlson. Thumb

I'm looking forward to hearing how much of an upgrade it is from your 997.1T. i.e, The 'real world' differences rather than the pure stats.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning mate.
 
  
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Seventy Seven
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Carlson..

That's a great steal at only 700 miles and the beast looks stunning...I do like the Aerokit on the Turbo S.......

I can feel a set of black wheels coming my way soon to replace my Turbo 2's

Must be great to run it every day , I wish I was in that situation with my job !!

What Garmin model sat nav is it you use ?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reached this mileage yesterday,so almost ready to answer questions now the careful running in period has been observed.

 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks lovely all lit up. Not been out in the dark in mine yet Smile
 
  
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