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Banderras
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:16 pm    Post subject: Advice needed; modified 991.1 back to OEM Reply with quote

Hi everyone, first post but long time Porsche enthusiast.

In the past two years I have owned a 999.1 S, 991 GTS & a Macan GTS amongst others.

Today I bought a project (great spec 2012 991.1 Carrera) with the view to bringing it back to OEM stock.

It has a Caractere full body kit and 21" Techart Formula IV alloys. I've done some digging and these parts cost in the region of £10-15k new.

I want to fund the restoration by selling these.

What would be the best way to do this? Is there a market for second hand body kits?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi and welcome thumbsup

Would it not be cheaper just to source one that has not been modified? Some of those 'extra bits' that have been added must be attached through the body work underneath.... Selling on may be tricky too as it has got to be a fairly limited customer base.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
Hi and welcome thumbsup

Would it not be cheaper just to source one that has not been modified? Some of those 'extra bits' that have been added must be attached through the body work underneath.... Selling on may be tricky too as it has got to be a fairly limited customer base.


Side skirts are bolt on - nose is separate and rear wing replaces rear grill.
Not a huge job to restore back to original. Can find a second hand nose and I have a great paint shop near me that I use, very cheap.

Biggest cost will be sourcing OEM wheels.

This model was fairly rare for a 991 non "S" in that it was
Black
Low mileage
Sunroof
PSE
Sports Chrono
Designo steering wheels (Paddles)

In my opinion it's a top spec car and a great find

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fully support your cause of rehabilitating otherwise lost causes.

I assume this is a charity crusade, given the financial suicide involved?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That body kit though......😳
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GT4 wrote:
I fully support your cause of rehabilitating otherwise lost causes.

I assume this is a charity crusade, given the financial suicide involved?


I aim to escape unscathed Smile The Techart wheels alone should fetch at least a couple of grand. They are the current Porsche model and insanely expensive to purchase new - I'm a purist though NotMe
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as long as you aren't going by the period of quickest sale or highest sale valuation ever achieved on eBay.

If you already have homes (and known prices) for the parts, go for it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How to make a 911 look like a Toyota Supra!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is like watching an episode of ER! Heroic effort required to save a 911. There is a lovely car underneath that GTA V modders wet dream.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely looking car, once that abomination of a body kit is removed. Very Happy
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GAH!! The pictures above have made my eyes hurt. Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought some wheels - 20" with Pirelli winter tyres. purschsed 2013, 4000 miles on them and currently being stored at a local Porsche dealership (winter wheels) . Pristine not a scratch on them Smile

The others are on Ebay now alongside the kit...TBC Smile


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weejimmy wrote:
How to make a 911 look like a Toyota Supra!


Yuk one spoilt 991
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
GAH!! The pictures above have made my eyes hurt. Sad


Agree

Shall we start a Crowd funding campaign to help you out Confused

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HSC911 wrote:
CarreraMonkey wrote:
GAH!! The pictures above have made my eyes hurt. Sad


Agree

Shall we start a Crowd funding campaign to help you out Confused



Haha

I'm down £1750 so far. I'm going to my local workshop tomorrow for a quote on the body work....I'm hoping £2k or less all in.

After I sell the pieces off on ebay I honestly believe I'll be alright. Hopefully it will stand as a test case for anyone considering something as foolish in the future Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No need for specifics, but did you pay a reasonable amount less for it than a standard unmolested car?

It'll be good to see the 'after' pics!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
No need for specifics, but did you pay a reasonable amount less for it than a standard unmolested car?

It'll be good to see the 'after' pics!


I paid a little under market value - If I can recoup the costs then it would have been a successful experiment and I will be left with a very nice car indeed Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who owned it previously? Proof that money and taste rarely go hand in hand.Yuk

I need some mind bleach to cleanse my memory. Nurse
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarreraMonkey wrote:
Who owned it previously?



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet Jesus! Surprised
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