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kan300
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:05 pm    Post subject: 997.2 4S - A Keeper ....... Reply with quote

So last January I decided I wasn’t going to play the game of paying overs on a GT car so decided to buy a keeper - a 997.2. I had owned a Carrera in 2010 so decided a manual Carrera is where I would put my money. I found a 2009 Carrera Manual with PASM in Aqual Blue at an OPC for okayish money. Put my deposit down and arranged collection date.

But a little niggle in the back of my mind persisted whilst counting down to collection day. This Carrera had done 60,000 miles but 31,000 had been done by the previous owner in the last 12 months. So on collection day I asked to take it for a test drive again. And that 2 mile drive was enough for me to drive out the showroom in a 2012 Carrera 4S!! This 28,000 mile 997 looked as new as the day it came out of the showroom. So this was going to be my Keeper car. Over the last year I have looked after it fastidiously, loved driving it and been happy to see it parked in the garage every night.

In October it was joined by a Racing yellow 981 Boxster which had only done 3800 miles in 4 years. So now I had the perfect garage. Or so I thought.

So tomorrow I say goodbye to my Keeper 997.2 and it’s Boxster partner in exchange for a GT4. Prices have now dropped to list and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to finally get a GT car. I have of course now convinced myself that the GT4 will be a keeper Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You’re mental (not going for the acid green one!) Grin 997 hugely overrated, doubt you’ll regret the GT4, other than not going for acid green!
Look forward to pics Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats. I look forward to seeing it Sat week. Although an Avid Green would have been hard to knock back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, I’m also glad to see GT4 prices edging towards attainable (for me).

Very jealous.... any pics?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have gone for Acid Green but trade in offers from Bolton OPC were really poor Evil or Very Mad

So GT Silver is thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James beat me to it... Useless
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kan300 wrote:
Would have gone for Acid Green but trade in offers from Bolton OPC were really poor Evil or Very Mad

So GT Silver is thumbsup


Well I can't fault your choice in colour Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Pics Reply with quote

Only pics I have till tomorrow
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
Congrats. I look forward to seeing it Sat week. Although an Avid Green would have been hard to knock back.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey wow you certainly don't let any grass grow under your cars H
No sooner have they got to know you & they're gone, still the GT4 is a bit special, will look forward to seeing it soon at the meetings.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats

Would pic a Cayman GT4 over a new 911 any day Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This will prove an interesting comparison between colours our cars after the colourgate scandal between Sponges and the Boxster. Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame I’ll miss the Feb meet, I may never see the GT silver GT4, might be changed by March Grin Surprised
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one has to be a Keeper Hand
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look fwd to seeing it, congrats. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:31 pm    Post subject: 997.2 4S Reply with quote

Just seen my (old) 997.2 4S has been put up for sale at Nottingham OPC for £58,900 which is more than I paid for it last January. Amazing that my first trade in offer from another OPC was 45k Question Because they reckoned that prices had dipped in the last few months. Still a very healthy profit if it sells for that price.
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