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DP911
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PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting on the 997 at Cath Burrows patience is a virtue lol.

However I managed to get an extended test drive in another 997 today & I have to say coming from the 330d bm that thing was awesome.

2 totally different cars & you have to respect the BMW for what it is but that's my first real drive of a 911 & nothing has ever even come close.

The mechanical feel of the car is beautiful, every little bit of the road & what the tyre's are doing just runs through the wheel on to your hands & when you get up to the red line that noise is nasty wow awesome cars I don't think I'll ever go back to a BMW now and I was a diehard for 10 years.

Really looking forward to owning my first 911 now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear things are still progressing and now you will be certain that the wait is worth it.

After a good drive I still find myself learning or becoming aware of new things about the car. It's fun to drive again Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monkeynutz wrote:
Good to hear things are still progressing and now you will be certain that the wait is worth it.

After a good drive I still find myself learning or becoming aware of new things about the car. It's fun to drive again Smile


Apparently they've spent another £1500 on tappets as Cath wasn't happy with a rattle on idle and checked it out down to that. So in total £8500 they've spent on the engine rebuild.

I'd say considering I'm getting it around £23k, 2005 with 50k miles on the clock and it's in good order otherwise it represents really good value for an S with the rebuilt engine. In a way ive possibly just got lucky finding 1 that's just went pop cos it takes the worry out the bill coming to me anytime soon.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a very lucky find mate, very reassuring that Cath was not going to let it go until they were happy with it. Keep us posted Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Sounds like a very lucky find mate, very reassuring that Cath was not going to let it go until they were happy with it. Keep us posted Thumb Grin


I will obviously I've done my research and little bit of helping to luck on it on this, really looking forward to owning my first 911 I hope it's as much fun as my test drive was on the other 1 cos I was smiling ear to ear.

I'm sure she'll do a good job on the rebuild she has a good reputation and ex hartech staff guess we need to trust the people that know these car's to get round the unfortunate fault from Porsche.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Sounds like a very lucky find mate, very reassuring that Cath was not going to let it go until they were happy with it. Keep us posted Thumb Grin

^ +1 Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you've landed on your feet!!

Just don't mention Bradley Wiggins to Cath Hand Floor
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
Sounds like you've landed on your feet!!

Just don't mention Bradley Wiggins to Cath Hand Floor


Yeah read that article saying she's great with Porsches & even better at knocking over cyclists lol.

Can't fault her so far to be honest only spoke on the phone but she's straight talking sounds like really knows her stuff & obviously I've read online she has a good rep possible only second to Hartech around these parts.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a bargain there, 997's seem to rising in value, and one that has been rebuilt even more so.
Catch Burrows does have a good name in Porsche circles in the NW.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frenchmeister wrote:
Sounds like a bargain there, 997's seem to rising in value, and one that has been rebuilt even more so.
Catch Burrows does have a good name in Porsche circles in the NW.


loved the test drive can see why, future classic I think 997.2 Turbo will probably be the 1 to own & of course GT3 is already legendary anyway but even 997 Carreras are probably going to hold money well or even rise a little even the gen 1s hold up well on the road they don't look all that dated for a 10-12 year old design not bad going.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DP I have a 997 Gen 1 in silver, lowered on H & R -15 with 7 & 10 spacers, Car looks epic when moving down the road IMO it also sounds wonderful over 4K.
Any manual, non electric steering, 911 will eventually become sought after even the Gen 1 997 with the possible engine issues.
Look at air cooled 911's prices which generally need a very expensive engine rebuild once heading over 100k miles.
Get one with a proper rebuild and you are laughing at that price.
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frenchmeister wrote:
DP I have a 997 Gen 1 in silver, lowered on H & R -15 with 7 & 10 spacers, Car looks epic when moving down the road IMO it also sounds wonderful over 4K.
Any manual, non electric steering, 911 will eventually become sought after even the Gen 1 997 with the possible engine issues.
Look at air cooled 911's prices which generally need a very expensive engine rebuild once heading over 100k miles.
Get one with a proper rebuild and you are laughing at that price.


Sounds very nice mate.
Spacers, lowering and getting the inside of the lobster claw's finished in black was going to be my first move on getting the car to go for a subtle old school classic modified Porsche look.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the Meets and events section and check out the pictures for Cumbria Show, you will see my car there, also has a GT3 front smiley grill, K&N, Ramair induction, 84 mm GT3 throttle body and carbon inlet plenum along with a 38mm Gundo Hack exhaust mod........nothing sounds like it Thumb
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