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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:49 am    Post subject: Speed yellow C4S Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...can't believe that I am saying this but...looks like bloody good value!

Colour isn't for everyone but is rare,sensible miles, x51, etc...get a few quid off and I reckon that you'd do alright on this one...
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GMG wrote:
...can't believe that I am saying this but...looks like bloody good value!

Colour isn't for everyone but is rare,sensible miles, x51, etc...get a few quid off and I reckon that you'd do alright on this one...


“Retail value £27000+ and that would get you one in a boring colour” it’s a great add worship worship
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When dealers say that I always think "Well why not do a tiny bit of prep and retail it then?".

It does look lovely though. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marmite colour... I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole and I like bananas Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite like that, id buy it but Im not sure a lot would with a replacement engine. Not matching numbers and all that guff.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hertsdriver wrote:
Marmite colour... I wouldnt touch it with a barge pole and I like bananas Very Happy


wack how dare you Grin ok it’s not racing but it’s not that bad
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coullstar wrote:
Quite like that, id buy it but Im not sure a lot would with a replacement engine. Not matching numbers and all that guff.


To be honest Graeme and just my 2p, it's an old 996 not a Ferrari 250. Very Happy
Plus the amount of 996s out there that have had engine replacements must be massive.
When trying to find a good one these days "matching numbers" is way down my list and probably yours, but I appreciate it's important to some two bob wannabe collectors. Very Happy

The truth of the matter is, when you look at the relative easy availability of even supposedly rare cars e.g. Carrera GT, F40, etc. you realise that there are so many around for those with the financial means, that a 996 doesn't even register on proper collectors radars.
I'm not implying F40s are common but a quick request to the usual specialists would source you a car no problem, if money was no object. Thumb

By the time 996s are desired by collectors only the best of the best petrol cars will be revered and desired, as petrol cars will be pretty much a retro novelty for the rich. So again the 996 won't even register.
Again just my 2p and yes my car has had a replacement engine. Grin

You can send off to DVLA to make it numbers matching again, on the logbook at least, but it won't match Porsches data base. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally agree, its makes naff all difference to me. As long as it works and works well.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that too and thought it good value, Speed Yellow is the best colour too Smile odd why they took such poor photos though. That would put me off a bit but could be a bargain.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was keen to view this but after enquiring and there was talk of a broken ignition barrel, unable to start, less than glowing review of the mechanical condition etc I didn’t bother. Interested to hear if anyone has actually viewed it?!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't this the car that was taken to Hamburg for it's engine because it was cheaper to buy a UK car for spares than a European one at the time?

I seem to recall an advert for a speed yellow car a couple of years ago that detailed that story.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teffers wrote:
Wasn't this the car that was taken to Hamburg for it's engine because it was cheaper to buy a UK car for spares than a European one at the time?

I seem to recall an advert for a speed yellow car a couple of years ago that detailed that story.


Yep. I was in conversation recently with the owner of it who said a dealer was trading a LHD Carrera for this one. Not really used since the engine was dropped as far as I could work out.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. The x51 engine is a major plus, pretty rare.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marky911 wrote:
When dealers say that I always think "Well why not do a tiny bit of prep and retail it then?"


Agree #







Teffers wrote:
Wasn't this the car that was taken to Hamburg for it's engine because it was cheaper to buy a UK car for spares than a European one at the time?

I seem to recall an advert for a speed yellow car a couple of years ago that detailed that story.


Good memory Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This car was for sale on mobile.de for very long time I was looking on it as bananas id my colour.

I'm recalling from pictures that front was a bit.... out of order Wink
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