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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Wanted: 997.1 gt3 Reply with quote

Hi, on the lookout for a tidy example of the above. Ideally with buckets seats, sports chrono & sunroof but history & condition of greater importance.
Coming out of a 997/1 c2s.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Wanted: 997.1 gt3 Reply with quote

Kettmark wrote:
Hi, on the lookout for a tidy example of the above. Ideally with buckets seats, sports chrono & sunroof but history & condition of greater importance.
Coming out of a 997/1 c2s.
Cash waiting for right car for Porsche enthusiast.


Good luck finding one with a sunroof.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone seen one with a sunroof or should I forget about that option?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seem to be popular in the US but very rare in the UK.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some N. American spec cars had them iirc, but not UK models.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=114725&sid=ac8a43ca640b7ea3ad646b208e8dfec5

Bit more chat on GT3's with a sunroof.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are around then! I've searched the ones currently for sale on PH & AT but none of the 997.1's seem to have one.
Not the end of the world.
Any advise on must have spec anyone? I intend to use it as a daily driver, one up, as I have another vehicle for family & holiday use. For future resale, I'm probably best going for a club sport as the miles will rack up (circa 12k per year).
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have learnt something today as I would not have expected a GT3 to have a sunroof due to the wieght in the wrong place, but it seems 10% of them were specced with sunroof, but I imagine the majority of those went to the USA I expect it to be very rare in the UK. Question
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a sunroof on my 996 turbo and they can be the source of a few rattles in the headlining IME. Nothing major, but not good if you have real OCD about such things. Not sure if they improved the fit and issue on 997 iteration.

Cars with comfort seats go for less and would, IMHO, be better suited as a daily. I'm 6' and (now down to) 78kgs and the buckets are snug and not all that easy to get into or out of. I think it would get old pretty fast on a daily, whereas the comfort seats are still sports versions and a very good, even for longer trips. Each to their own though!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I certainly wouldn’t restrict your search to sunroof cars. Focus on condition and history.

Fair play if you plan to use as a daily, but I certainly wouldn’t. Not just racking up miles, but racking up ‘dull’ miles (traffic etc) will soon become tiresome.

I bought mine on condition & price, and although I would have preferred buckets, I don’t regret buying a ‘comfort’ at all. 👍🏼
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: Wanted: 997.1 gt3 Reply with quote

Kettmark wrote:
Hi, on the lookout for a tidy example of the above. Ideally with buckets seats, sports chrono & sunroof but history & condition of greater importance.
Coming out of a 997/1 c2s.
Cash waiting for right car for Porsche enthusiast.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why don't you ask Isysman if the roof panel that came off his car recently is still available - you could add the sunroof Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StephanoM wrote:
I certainly wouldn’t restrict your search to sunroof cars. Focus on condition and history.

Fair play if you plan to use as a daily, but I certainly wouldn’t. Not just racking up miles, but racking up ‘dull’ miles (traffic etc) will soon become tiresome.

I bought mine on condition & price, and although I would have preferred buckets, I don’t regret buying a ‘comfort’ at all. 👍🏼


Sunroof not a deal breaker, as you say, buy on condition.
911 virgin have just advertised one which is the cheapest in the country. Hopefully this will start a price correction on the other stagnant cars which have been on the market unsold for months.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunroof on a gT3 . no thanks

weight in the wrong place and ruins the look

having a sunroof in a 911 with the GT3 aero kit was always the give away it was not a GT3. well one of them alongside the size of the discs and calipers plus a few more.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunroof on a gT3 . no thanks

weight in the wrong place and ruins the look

having a sunroof in a 911 with the GT3 aero kit was always the give away it was not a GT3. well one of them alongside the size of the discs and calipers plus a few more.
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