Hi Stich, the trouble is they aren’t that quick anymore (not a huge issue as I’m not a straight line hero) and they’ll cost a lot to make drive as good as my C2.
Again my 964T had both bases covered. Although maybe not the latter as my 996 was very sharp.
I think they should have taken my offer Neil, but I would say that.
I could probably track down the owner (even indirectly through the dealer that sold them it in 2014) and offer £48k for a private sale.
I’m worried about dried out oil seals though. Rightly or wrongly.
I think it’ll sit around for a while now.
So I’ve always had a strange urge for one of these. I don’t expect it to get much love on a Porsche forum and I’ve no idea what they’re like for problems and reliability but they have a BMW engine and I love the looks. Even the face only a mother could love.
I might go and have a look tomorrow as I’ve said I’ll take my wife out as I’m away all weekend.
She’ll love that after all the commotion last weekend.
I wouldn’t buy it as it’s almost 3 times the miles of the one above and the interior is way more drab.
jimmy p Montreal
Joined: 01 Jan 2011 Posts: 507 Location: Notts / Derbys
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:46 am Post subject:
987 isn’t a patch on 981 looks wise. 981 is a real looker. I was discussing this with my mate on Friday night. He’s had both Spyders.
I think you are doing the 987 spyder an injustice. It has more curvier looks and is less aggressive looking than the 981 spyder.
The 987 variant will become the classic, the roof is a work of art and looks great without the rear section in just floating on the top.
Also if you take the time to read the spyder threads on pistonheads and pcgb the majority of the owners who have owned both at the same time have now sold their 981 but kept hold of the 987 for the more analogue drive.
Yes I know i own the 987 but when I go to shows its my 987 spyder that gets most attention not the 981's.
Really thinking outside the box with the Morgan but wow yes why not.
Love the wacky races styling and I can’t remember the last time I saw one on the road which is a big tick for me.
Joined: 07 Oct 2016 Posts: 1068
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:35 am Post subject:
Morgan? Just make sure you drive one before deciding, ride and handling are from the Flintstones era! _________________ Mike
2003 996.2 C2 Coupe Arctic Silver
Joined: 29 Sep 2009 Posts: 276
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:10 am Post subject:
FWIW I suspect the Supercar room may well regret not meeting you halfway.
Joined: 05 Apr 2015 Posts: 19
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:24 pm Post subject:
I ended up coming to your thread here from a pistonheads topic and have gone through the 24 pages you’ve put together. Your car was being spoken about on piston heads and was being held in very high regard, so I was eager to have a read about it. Is pretty astonishing what you’ve managed to do here, I think anyway. The attention to detail is fantastic, your attitude and approach is admirable. I see in the last few pages here you talk about moving onto something new, whatever you turn your hand to I am sure will be fantastic, however i look forward to seeing how you next progress if you do keep it.
Fantastic 996 which is very well documented. Certainly seems to be a little gem.
Joined: 04 Jun 2009 Posts: 2331
Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:40 pm Post subject:
Hi Jimmy, I’m not poo-pooing the 987, I love them. I just feel the front end isn’t a patch on the 981. The 981 is like a grown up more aggressive 987.
We are at Oulton tomorrow but have changed our plans.
Instead of heading down in the morning we are currently in a hotel near Newark so I can view this at 9am in the morning then head to Oulton.
Hi Ady, yep I love the Morgan Aero 8. Always have.
I viewed the one at Hexham Horseless carriages this afternoon and I loved it but the luggage space makes it a no go I think.
I I wasn’t doing a big trip with luggage this year I’d be buying the silver one at Mole Valley.
There was an air of TVR about it though and I still have nightmares about Craig’s old Cerb.
So that kicked me up the arse to view the red Spyder in the morning.
Hence we’ve just arrived at our hotel near it.
Hi Mike, which version did you drive? They all have their charms and flaws.
I’m after the S1.5 as budget dictates.
They can all be pedalled very well and do actually have a proper drivers chassis.
They do feel a bit ramshackle though with regards to fixtures and fittings.
Looking through the history file for the one today though and there were some sizeable bills for what I’d class as surprise failures (rather than planned maintenance) which would worry me heading off to Italy in a one.
So not totally discounted but I’ll probably go Spyder then maybe move it on for a Morgan next year, after my road trip.
G911. Totally. Supercar Rooms should have been proactive and spoken to the customer about taking half of the £3k reduction each. So £1500 less to each party.
Hey ho, loads more cars out there and I now fancy something I haven’t had before.
Hi Tomm, thanks very much for that. Much appreciated and yes I’m sure I’ll cover whatever I buy on here, although I’m hoping to have a lazier year regarding crawling around the garage floor.
Thanks again for popping on to comment.
Alex Le Mans
Joined: 06 Mar 2014 Posts: 15990 Location: The Ribble Valley, Lancashire
I went to Nott's to buy the GT2 wheels, they were not OEM, seller didn't know that but he's a lovely young chap
PS I hope you buy it as that looks a lovely car!
HSC911 Long Beach
Joined: 23 Jul 2014 Posts: 6456 Location: Bedford
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:54 am Post subject:
PPS If you don't then buy that Lancia
Joined: 04 Jun 2009 Posts: 2331
Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:54 am Post subject:
I’ve just seen that Turbo in his sold section. I’ll see what happens today.
4 hours sleep so I’ll view then consider it properly later.
I like the Lancias but couldn’t part with Porsche money for a one.
It would have to be an Evo one too for me.
Joined: 09 Mar 2019 Posts: 1
Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:54 am Post subject:
Hi Marky911, what a great read. Love the methodical approach you’ve taken it and ensured the car is mechanically sound before getting it looking how you wanted. Which is nothing short of superb by the way.
Sadly reaching the end of the thread was a bit of an anticlimax for me, realising the car is now sold. No surprise there really though I guess. I’ve dropped you a PM, so please do get in touch if for some strange reason your friend changes his mind.
Best of luck with the next leg of your automotive journey.
Stretch a bit more..……..https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-gt3-996/porsche-911-996-gt3-------------------2000/9217207# _________________ 1999 C2 Coupe - http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=124107
Joined: 04 Jun 2009 Posts: 2331
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:52 pm Post subject:
Cheers Marc, we’ve been PM’ing each other by now anyway.
Yep Graham it’s on my radar.
A few weeks ago the £50k 993 at RPR seemed like an impossible dream but now budget creep has kicked in even more.
I spoke to RPM about the Supercar rooms one and RPM mentioned their Arctic Mk2, up for £63k!
They’ve offered a good deal to be fair if I don’t want the £4K of prep done, which in actual fact is £1k if I do it.
But at mid to high £50k’s that opens the door to a good few of the ones on the market so I’m speaking to a couple of dealers at the moment.
That mk1 is nice but after having my mk1 CS I think I want to try a Mk2 this time as the styling has really grown on me, especially after chasing YKs red one all weekend.
The black one at Autostore is on my radar as it has the genuine buckets and cage, Schroth harnesses etc and only 42k miles vs 60 on the Scar rooms, RPM and Parr cars.
I’ve been assured the Autostore car is straight but need to check on previous reg numbers as a black Mk2 was damaged a while back so I need to make sure it isn’t that one. Like I say I’ve been assured it’s not that one so I don’t want to accidentally cast any question marks over that car.
Boxster Spyder still high up there too. My mate Paul just bought a 981 version today for our road trip. He’s had both models before.
A cab appeals and I keep picturing Alpine tunnels with the roof down and the PSE singing.
The red one at Newark was too tatty. A few deep stonechips through paint in bonnet and side decals. Corroded wheels and badly worn edge of drivers seat due to driver sliding in.
A Spyder for £45k has to be perfect!
My mate Paul above bought one last year from OPC Newcastle. It was in perfect condition, very low miles, had 2 years warranty worth £1200 and had £4K spent on prep by OPC. He paid £46k for it so all these ones up for £45k with chips and marks and no Porsche warranty are way out.
Anyway I’m trying to sit tight for a month or two.
I must add that the seller of red Spyder said some of the issues would be sorted within the asking price.
Big scuff on the front skirt though! Seller says that was there when the previous owner took delivery from a main dealer supposedly. That doesn’t mean I’m going to accept it though just because the last guy did.
Open Youtube Page _________________ 2003 Porsche 911 996 c4s
1988 BMW 635csi Highline - waiting for full restoration
1999 BMW e36 328i Cabrio - still not finished project.....
2011 Mercedes S350L
2004 Audi a2 1.4 tdi - I can't stress enough how good these cars are
2012 Mercedes C220 cdi Estate AMG Sport Plus Pack - wife
Joined: 04 Jun 2009 Posts: 2331
Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:01 pm Post subject:
It’s a cracking car Szymon, but it’s wrong-hand drive.
Got be a RHD for me.
Joined: 21 Feb 2019 Posts: 5 Location: Arizona, USA
Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:53 am Post subject: Re: Marky's 996 ownership thread.
Afternoon chaps, just starting my readers cars type thread for my 996 C2 I bought almost a year ago. It certainly won’t be anything as impressive as Poppopbangbang’s or ELA’s lightweight project, simply me bringing a 996 upto my ideal spec and condition.
If it bores you (and that’s fine) just click away.
I’m actually a bit pushed for time these days but I’ve been gathering parts and planning things over the last 11 months and I’m starting to think if I don’t start a thread now I never will as I’ll get too far behind.
Ok, so like many on here I grew up loving 911s and while Ferrari’s and Lambo’s beat them for sound, I just think there’s something about 911’s. Boxsters and Caymans are great but I just don’t get that “Want!” feeling with them.
Anyway, I won’t go on about my old ones but a few sentences on why I chose a 996 C2.
One reason really and that is that it’s the only 911 I could afford to get back into last year.
Prior to this I’d owned several 911s -
So a house move to an old wreck in my dream village (realising a 15 year old ambition) meant we were backed into a corner pretty quickly financially, so as much as me and my ever supportive wife tried to juggle finances so I could keep the GT3, inevitably it had to go in August 2014.
It went to a proper petrolhead, Slippydiff off the forums, who I'd been speaking to about GT3 stuff behind the scenes for a long time. Great guy with an envious list of former Pork. It got the pampering and use it deserved with him.
I was so busy with the house (still am) that I didn’t really miss it until summer ’15. I tried a few old BMWs to fill the void but they were never going compete in any way to the GT3.
Anyway, after a crap 2015 (ill wife and me having a cancer scare in the December) I thought “Sod it, I want another 911”. So I scrimped and scrounged and managed to scrape enough together for a 996.
The list was simple, it had to be drivers spec as my GT3 had been obviously. So manual, coupe, rear wheel drive, oh and a Mk1 obviously, as I wanted aerokit and like the simpler shape. The hunt began….
more to follow when I can but I had to start somewhere……
This is so cool! Thank you for sharing! _________________ I only know it takes weeks to recover, as if one had been in a car accident.
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