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Iby
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: New 997 turbo purchase Reply with quote

Left a deposit on this Guards red 997 turbo, any thoughts on spec and price.
I will be picking it up later this week subject to me liking the interior colour, looks black in pictures but is actually metropole blue.

Link to vehicle.
http://www.lawtonbrook.co.uk/current-stock/for-sale/show/porsche-911-3-6-997-turbo-tiptronic-s-awd-2dr-2
 
  
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Desert Dragon
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it but with red exterior and blue interior always going to be difficult to sell on. Top money for a tip too with that mileage imo Judge
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't sure about the blue and red interior but I think it works. Saw you were looking for a manual to do a conversion on? Plans changed?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its the blue interior which is putting me off also. The pictures are deceiving as the seats and dash look black.
I haven't seen it in person yet so could all change if I don't like it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
Wasn't sure about the blue and red interior but I think it works. Saw you were looking for a manual to do a conversion on? Plans changed?


I got fed up of waiting for a red manual at the right price. (max 55K budget) Don't seem to be any out there?
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like red turbos looks nice with the red stitching on the leather and I like the metropole leather, so much more interesting than dam boring unimaginative uninspiring black leather only more boring when its in a black car. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the red stitching breaks it up nicely,however I also think it might not be the easiest to sell on car looks nice with the front lip and sills painted.

have you seen this one newer with less miles

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-turbo-997/porsche-911-997-turbo-coupe-2dr-tiptronic-s/7604586


The prices of the 997 turbos are
Surprised especially Gen 2 having a gander through PH
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iby wrote:

I got fed up of waiting for a red manual at the right price. (max 55K budget) Don't seem to be any out there?


Fully understand. Bright colours appear in short supply again. A Guards turbo is well worth waiting for though.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gazc2 wrote:
I agree the red stitching breaks it up nicely,however I also think it might not be the easiest to sell on car looks nice with the front lip and sills painted.

have you seen this one newer with less miles

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/porsche/911-turbo-997/porsche-911-997-turbo-coupe-2dr-tiptronic-s/7604586


The prices of the 997 turbos are
Surprised especially Gen 2 having a gander through PH


I have seen the advert, but for some reason the car didn't appeal to me. I like the fact the other car has the better steering wheel, sports exhaust, red stitching, red belts, etc.
 
  
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RJW1881
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colour combo is a bit “marmite” which can be seen as a positive or negative dependant on your personal perspective.

Assuming you like the colour, it would all hinge on service history for me. There’s cars can cost £1000’s for a new owner if the previous owner has skimped on maintenance. I would want to see a comprehensive history from a reputable Indy/OPC before I parted with any cash.

£50k seems to be in line with current advertising trends bases on spec and millage but at this time of year and with the “marmite” factor in mind I would want it to be closer to £45k.

All that said the Guards Red is really starting to grow on me with the turbo and I never like red cars!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice. Wouldn't it be worth a look at the Sytner one? The pictures are absolutely plop so it might look much better in the flesh.

Red seat belts and sports exhaust can be added and aren't the most expensive changes if the Sytner one does turn out to be the better buy

Buy the car that suits you not the one that "might" suit the next buyer

Good luck

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the gaurds red on a turbo, also noticed it hasn't got the hard back seats. As said it's strong money for 66k miles

Good luck👍
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ps if you hadn't told me that was blue interior I wouldn't have been able to tell
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some great advice, thanks all thumbsup

I will keep you all posted.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the negative vote for metropole blue cannot have seen it in the flesh ..?
I had a silver car with metropole blue interior ....... I also wasn’t sure as I had held on the phone and was working abroad viewing / picking it up on return to UK ....
Man....it’s a beautiful colour , I didn’t even question it on my first view ..
Tremendous warm colour ....you will enjoy The Turbo, Guards red is quite rare on a 997 so enjoy the drives .....and all the comments you will get.... it looks great , outside and in ...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lawton brook local to me, I here nothing but good things Thumb

Red turbo looks awesome imho!!

My 997 4S had the same interior and I loved it, also had red seat belts and red clocks I loved it but when I traded it in against the black on black they were negative about it, but arn't they always.

The steering wheels can easily be changed if the other one is still in the frame.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be biased but that looks like a lovely car at the right price.

The colour coded body and quad pipes make it look different without being obvious mods. I de-blinged the wheels on mine by using a dark lacquer which most people say works well.

My 996T had a metropole blue interior and in most lights it looked black. If you feel it's too dark the interior can be lightened up considerably by colour coding the centre console.

On a personal note as my '07 car has also done 66k miles it's interesting for me to see what it would cost me to buy now. Please forgive me for being smug but I'm sitting here smiling at the fact that I paid £5k less for mine, 2.5 years ago, when it had only done 48k miles. Very Happy

Seriously though, even at £50k there's nothing else around that can give the blend of practicality and performance that a 997 Turbo does and depreciation should be minimal.

Good Luck Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats

If you hadn't have said, I would of assumed that it was black.

I love the red stitching too thumbsup

And as Mr T 8 said, just colour code bits of the interior Smile

Looking forward to seeing what it ends up looking like Pop Corn

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks stunning, mine is Atlas Grey with a grey interior, and while it's "tasteful" it doesn't look like a supercar in the way that that one does.

Don't know the dealer but it looks like a great car.

Keep us posted Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get wicked coatings to paint that tunnel and Linus to do the arm rest and it will look amazing imo.

My business partner thinks they have had it a while so negotiate hard!!
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