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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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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone have any links to the history of this car?

The engine seems to have been replaced with a remanufactured X51 unit by a Porsche specialist in Germany. There’s a juicy invoice confirming the work carried out.

I also believe that it has recently been to Riverside Performance in Chessington for some work although it’s proving hard to reach them so I may need to visit to make further enquires.

Overall condition is very clean inside and out, there is no obvious evidence of anything concerning but I’ve been around these cars for a long time so know that they can spring surprises!

It was for sale for a long time, appeared at Historics auction a couple of times and to be honest the advert and pictures were terrible. I had ignored the ad for a while and was seriously considering a different SY car which looked amazing but the more information that came back against that particular car the less I fancied driving 4 hours to view it!

As you may have guessed, I have actually now purchased this car. First impressions are positive and the price was certainly agreeable.

Low ownership, good mileage, and a nice spec for what I want (manual, no S/R, no ugly PDC, no old fashioned Nav....)

Any information or help to piece together it’s past would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, John. You beat me to it. Well, I'd suddenly spotted this car for sale and realised it was the one I'd been in discussion with the previous owner before he traded it. I'd placed a call and was planning to have a look on Friday afternoon, but Graeme then told me it had sold!

From what I recall, the car had gone to Holland and the engine was pulled out for another car. The car was then bought and the new owner sourced an X51 engine and had that installed. He has a number of other 996 (Turbos etc) cars and decided to switch this RHD for a LHD to use in Germany. I don't believe the car was ever officially registered for use in Europe, hence it wasn't technically exported.

Will be interested to hear how you get on with it. Rob.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply Rob.

Graeme told me someone else was coming to view later that day but I thought it was sales patter! Grin

Have dropped you a PM.


Thanks,

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! I thought he was spinning me a line that someone had just managed to get in ahead of me! Laughing
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