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jotaking
Spa-Francorchamps


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: The route to a GT3 Reply with quote

Just curious to see what the car history is with the GT3 gang....

What got you into a GT3?

Is the GT3 the next step after a standard 911, Turbo or track car?
 
  
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kas750
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2006 Porsche 911

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought my 997 GT3 after owning a 996 Turbo.
 
  
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LBoase
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1989 MkII Golf GTI, Atlas Grey
1991 MkII Golf GTI, Royal Blue
2002 Civic Type R, Black
1998 E36 M3 Evo, Techno Violet
2004 Mini Cooper S Works, Red
1992 964 Coupe, Guards Red
2001 B5 RS4, Black
1979 911 SC, Light Green Metallic
2000 996 GT3 Clubsport, Zanzibar
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2000 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk1

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

993 C4
993 C2
GT3 MK1Comfort (996)
Cayman S
R26R Megane
Cayman R
GT3 MK1 Clubsport (996)

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EX 993 - C2
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EX Cayman 3.4 S 987.1
EX Megane R26R #36.
EX Cayman R
 
  
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Windy101
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

964 C4 Cab Man(Sold)
993 C2 Coupe Man
997.1 GT3 Comfort
 
  
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Pip1968
Suzuka


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went pretty much straight for a 996 GT3 (stupidly saving the extra £15,000 it woud have cost me to get the RS at the time).

Mini (original shape 1098cc)
BMW e21 316i (shark nose with 1799cc)
BMW e30 323i
BMW e30 325i
BMW e30 320
BMW e34 530
BMW e34 M5 (3.6L)
BMW e39 M5 (5.0L)..........one of my favourites and a real autobahn killer
BMW e46 M3 CSL
Mini GP MkI (supercharged)

All are stick/manual aside from the M3 CSL which I have kept despite its downside Smile

GT3 996

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ELA
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daniel wrote:
993 C4
993 C2
GT3 MK1Comfort (996)
Cayman S
R26R Megane
Cayman R
GT3 MK1 Clubsport (996)

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Great to see you corrected your mistake (selling your first) Daniel Thumb


A few of the my more interesting ones from memory:

MG Metro
Mk2 Golf GTi16v
Ford XR2
Sunny GTi
Almera Gti
Nissan 200SX S14a 400BHP
Nissan 200SX S14a
Nissan 200SX S13 620BHP
Nissan R32 GTR
BMW 325
BMW 740 (no ***** idea why just the V8 box ticked I guess)
Nissan 200SX S14a lightweight 400BHP
Mazda RX7 FD
Porsche 996 C2
7.1RS
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Kessels 458bhp 3.8l & vgs-MS ECU
Akrapovic titanium exhaust
Cup 9:35 diff, Airbox, PAS, front lip
BBS 19's
H&R Suspension
Carbon wings/doors/bonnet/door cards
 
  
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Fourmotion
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mk2 VW Golf GTI 16v
Mk2 Golf GTI 16v
VW Corrado 16v
Mk3 VW Golf 16v
Mk3 VW Golf VR6
Nissan Almera GTI
Mk3 VW Golf VR6
Mk3 Golf Golf VR6 Syncro
BMW e30 M3
996 mk2 GT3 Clubsport
BMW e90 M3 (daily)
996 Turbo X50
997.1 GT3 Comfort

I missed my 996 GT3 so badly even with the Turbo in the garage. Some of my friends thought I was so ungrateful....
Rolling Eyes
Anyway, back to GT3 ownership now. And constantly smiling. Definitely not letting this go anytime soon. Smile
 
  
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kingston
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiat Seicento Sporting
Honda Integra Type R DC5
996 GT3
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Location: Not where I want to be!

2000 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk1

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ELA wrote:
Daniel wrote:
993 C4
993 C2
GT3 MK1Comfort (996)
Cayman S
R26R Megane
Cayman R
GT3 MK1 Clubsport (996)

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Great to see you corrected your mistake (selling your first) Daniel Thumb




If I had not split with my partner, I would never of sold it.. wack

Only move I could see me making would be 997 RS Black or Orange. (but don't think I could afford one..)
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EX Cayman R
 
  
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Pip1968
Suzuka


Joined: 26 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kingston wrote:
Fiat Seicento Sporting
Honda Integra Type R DC5
996 GT3


Kingston, sorry you are going to have to explain this. You third car ??? At the moment I am contemplating that you fall into one or more of the list below:

1. Are only 21
2. Keep you cars even longer than I do (I am old)
3. Live in London
4. Had an extended driving ban

Grin Grin Grin

How come you have had so few cars.

It is interesting to see how many are loyal to brand throughout their car ownership - until the Porsche appears.

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Disco
Estoril


Joined: 13 May 2008
Posts: 3663
Location: Hertfordshire

2010 Porsche 997 GT3

PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pip1968 wrote:
kingston wrote:
Fiat Seicento Sporting
Honda Integra Type R DC5
996 GT3


Kingston, sorry you are going to have to explain this. You third car ??? At the moment I am contemplating that you fall into one or more of the list below:

1. Are only 21
2. Keep you cars even longer than I do (I am old)
3. Live in London
4. Had an extended driving ban

Grin Grin Grin

How come you have had so few cars.

It is interesting to see how many are loyal to brand throughout their car ownership - until the Porsche appears.

Pip


I suppose that I'll have to explain myself too then as my first GT3 was also only the third car I'd owned (and indeed the second car that I bought as my first was a hand me down).

Mk2 Astra 1300 (base model, not even an L) - Scrapped (body rot uneconomical to repair)
E36 318i SE - traded in
996.2 GT3 - written off on the Nurburgring
997.2 GT3 Clubsport - Still got it
E93 320i - Still got that too

I keep my cars a long time as I have a philosophy that regularly changing them tends to bleed away an antisocial amount of money in depreciation so I buy for the longer term. Driving since 18, now in my 40s, no bans of any kind so far, not a city resident. For clarity though - I've driven rather more than I've owned and I had spent some time in the 964 that my parents used to have before I bought my GT3 - I didn't go into it cold from a 4 pot 3 series.
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Roro
Long Beach


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car history, excluding the daily drivers:

1987 BMW E30 320i 2 door
1994 Toyota MR2 Mk 2
2005 Mini Cooper S
1994 MX5
2005 997 Carrera S
2007 997 GT3
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2015 DMAX Blade
2016 Smart ForFour
 
  
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Stuart
General
General


Joined: 16 Sep 2007
Posts: 5046
Location: Waterworld

2004 Porsche 996 GT3 Mk2

PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

996 3.4 C4 X51
996 3.6 C2
996 GT3 MKII Clubsport

That's it folks...

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VPD255M
Newbie


Joined: 01 Aug 2014
Posts: 35
Location: Gloucestershire


PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VW Beetle 1303S (VPD255M)
Audi 80
Scirocco GT
924S
Audi A4
Alfa 156
Various company car rep mobiles
997.1 GT3CS

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NLW73
Österreich


Joined: 27 May 2014
Posts: 906
Location: Yateley


PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what got me into a GT3? goes back to 2004 and riding shotgun in a mates brand new basalt black 04 black 6.2 club sport to le mans.

have always been a huge fan of porkers and this thing was epic. he used to have a TVR but he moved over....went to hong kong back in 2007 but has kept the gt3 in storage!!

it was super hot like now (30 plus degrees) the whole way and week at le mans. everything else was breaking down around us despite being new but TVR crap. we wafted down there in air con luxury, laughed at all the others as they cooked up and fixed stuff and it would do 190 mph with ease, with the cool air blowing and not using that much fuel compared to the others.

I just remember the noise, the gear change, the grip, the grunt , just how amazing and responsive the whole thing was as a package. and it had like 1500 miles on the clockl!!

I was hooked, he let me drive it a fair bit and that was me done/sold/in love. vowed to get one somehow and here I am after quite a lot of cars....

205 GTI 1.9 (should have kept it)
Pulsar GTiR
R33 GTR skyline x 2 (one running HKS 2530s, big injectors, Power FC ECU, loads of mods and nearly 600 bhp. flame spitting giggle monster)
R34 GTR skyline (standard apart from filter and exhaust- learnt my modding lesson!)
e30 m3 left hooker (215 bhp version)
couple of E36 m3 track cars I used to keep at the ring (when it was good to be there before top gear ruined it)
plus an E30 track with 3 litre m3 e36 engine in it. hilarious car!
996 Carrera 2 manual 3.4 in artic sliver.
BMW m3 CSL x 2 (one silver and black)
Guards red 996.2 GT3.
Daily is a Seat Leon Cupra 290 (chipped to 350 BHP) which is a riot and wolf in sheep's clothing. matches the gt3 for pace up to 80!!

I have got a barn find E36 3 litre m3 4 door saloon which I am slowly doing up and just about saved it. also got a boggo 996 C2 non sunroof manual tucked away for the future too.
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jotaking
Spa-Francorchamps


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great car history listed here.

Very interesting, I did think most would have gone Porsche or Porsche Turbo prior to pulling the trigger on the GT3? Seems that some just went "all in" straight to GT3!

I assume that the GT3 is the pinnacle or do I need to start another thread.

Life after a GT3? Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made the standard mistake and had a 997.1 Turbo before I got a 997.2 GT3.

There is nothing after a GT3.
 
  
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kingston
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pip1968 wrote:
kingston wrote:
Fiat Seicento Sporting
Honda Integra Type R DC5
996 GT3


Kingston, sorry you are going to have to explain this. You third car ??? At the moment I am contemplating that you fall into one or more of the list below:

1. Are only 21
2. Keep you cars even longer than I do (I am old)
3. Live in London
4. Had an extended driving ban

Grin Grin Grin

How come you have had so few cars.

It is interesting to see how many are loyal to brand throughout their car ownership - until the Porsche appears.

Pip


Just never needed to change all that often or saw the point. With each car doing what i needed to at the time;
Fiat, great for London commuting and uni years
Honda, great all rounder though road/track noise gave me tinnitus, plus its a honda so never broke down
Gt3 is what it is

The GT3 would probably have gone this year but the car id like next, 997 GT2, is beyond what im willing to pay.

I hardly drive the GT3 now so no point selling it for something else that i wont drive that much either
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jkeith
Nürburgring


Joined: 22 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've been driving for over 45 years so have had lots of car changes. Here is a selection including first and last:

1947 Citroen Light 15
1963 Mini
Rover 95
Ford Capri (x2) brand new
Volvo 245 estate
Mercedes 250/8
Marina 1.8TC coupe
Triumph TR7
1947 Rover 14
1934 Austin 7 tourer
1971 VW Camper
Jaguar XJ12
Mercedes E320 cdi
1986 Porsche 3.2 sport
Porsche 968 Clubsport
1990 Porsche 964 RS replica
2005 GT3

From the age of 9 the Porsche marque held a significant interest. It took a long time to get there!

Cheers, Keith.
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