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Cheib
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:56 pm    Post subject: Lava GT3 Reply with quote

Big day for me on Sat....14 months after putting my deposit down I picked up my first GT car at the weekend. Been worth every minute of the wait and more!
Thanks to OPC Silverstone who have been brilliant to deal without throughout the process and just get the little things right every time I deal with them.

Specced as a keeper....got two track days booked up so far Thumb








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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LEGEND worship

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW that's awesome, congratulations.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A brand new fully spec'd GT3 you say....You are a Cad and a Bounder Sir!

Oh OK....I can't keep up the pretence any longer... Hand
What a fantastic thing to have....I hope you get much pleasure out of it....
Congratulations Thumb Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks lovely, not a comomn colour scheme but works very well.

Has Rick at Highgate House been busy again?
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gents.

Yes, not a popular colour and to be honest I wouldn’t have chosen it if I hadn’t seen one my OPC delivered before I specced mine. Delighted about how it’s turned out and one of the advantages of getting a late build slot is being able to see other people’s cars. I really wanted to go for a colour I would choose on a “normal” 911.

Decals are indeed Rick’s work, wouldn’t have gone with R stripes with my original idea of black decals but think with the “two tone” look they work very well.

Car was PPF’d by Reep Midlands who also fitted the decals and did a fantastic job.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great setup. Really like that Thumb

Looking forward to seeing/hearing about the track days. Enjoy...bet you’ve been out in it for any excuse....
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow first the viper green 997.2 and now this that's stunnng worship just one question did you spray the trailer to match the car Question Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new arrival Thumb

Always good to see a new 911 with a manual ‘box Cool
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh hes , that is stunning , congrats on taking delivery of that one .....nice to hear of one of ‘us’ getting one and not the flippers and bloggers ......

Excellent colour choice , really suits the car .....

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:
Wow first the viper green 997.2 and now this that's stunnng worship just one question did you spray the trailer to match the car Question Dont know


Trailer matches the tractor...

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations on your new purchase. A lovely colour (harks back a little to the 997.1 GT3 RS) and more importantly a real driver's car - a manual Thumb Thumb . We need more people like you in Great Britain as people like me will never afford a new GT3/RS and so rely on people like you. Despite the it's "a keeper" I am quite sure something new will come along (the electric GT3 - ?) and you will sell...... eventually Wink

On that I wonder how many manual 991 GT3 have been specified compared to 'automatics'. I think speculation was 25% but think that may be a little optimistic. My take is people with money dont want to work any more than they do in their day job so we will be lucky to see 10%.

Anyone have any figures as yet ???

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
spongebob squarepants wrote:
Wow first the viper green 997.2 and now this that's stunnng worship just one question did you spray the trailer to match the car Question Dont know


Trailer matches the tractor...

You can't have too many toys with internal combustion engines thumbsup



Actually thats as nice as the GT3 Grin Surprised
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is 30 to 40% of of 991.2 GT3's will be Manual in the UK...it wasn't available as an option for the first three or four months of production and take up from what I have seen is maybe 50% since then but certainly there are more PDK's that are being flipped/on the used market than Manual cars.

Guesstimate is that somewhere in the region of 300 to 350 cars

100 PDK Comfort
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50 Manual Comfort
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely love it, wow! Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
Absolutely love it, wow! Cool


Agree Congratulations
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Cheib

Lava GT3 works for me Thumb
Lava trailer...check
Lava tractor with front scoop....Legend

You need a tow hook on the GT3 to rock up to the garden centre with the colour coded trailer!

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheib wrote:
My guess is 30 to 40% of of 991.2 GT3's will be Manual in the UK...it wasn't available as an option for the first three or four months of production and take up from what I have seen is maybe 50% since then but certainly there are more PDK's that are being flipped/on the used market than Manual cars.

Guesstimate is that somewhere in the region of 300 to 350 cars

100 PDK Comfort
100 PDK CS
50 Manual Comfort
50 Manual CS
50 Touring



That would be very nice if those figures are about right, it would seem a large percentage of manual CS owners are active on Pistonheads forum which does give a bit of a distorted view on the overall numbers as reading some of those threads would make you think most of them are manual!
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simply superb. Congratulations!

Bought to enjoy, not to flip, too - warms the cockles of my heart to see them go to the true enthusiast.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well here is Preuninger's take on the number of manuals specified on purchase(courtesy of Autoguide.com):

Preuninger says he has bets with his colleagues that the take rate for the manual GT3 will be about 30 percent. He also hinted that lap times haven’t fallen off the radar completely completely for Porsche.

I don't suppose anyone is keeping an accurate score but it is certainly interesting.

Long live the manual.

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