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truckseller
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:00 pm    Post subject: Colour Reply with quote

Bought a 1999 3.4M 996 manual with 113,000 miles last month and dropped it off at the excellent D & G Motor Engineers in Newcastle for check over, service and MOT. Really pleased with it and it drives and feels beautiful but does anyone know what colour this is. I thought it was Zenith Blue but D & G thought it might be a special order colour, would just like to know, it has dark grey interior.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the paint code on the sticker?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgive my ignorance but where is the sticker ???
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Option code sticker under the bonnet, or inside the service handbook.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, do you know which of these is the "code" ? will I have to take this code to a dealer ?
Thanks again for your help.
 



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L3AX Zenith Blue

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, thank you for your help..
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can second that about D&G, I’ve just finished fitting all new arms and bushes to my C2 cab and then took mine in for a geometry set up a couple of weeks ago. It’s absolutely spot on now and they’ve somehow managed to dial in more front end bite at my request!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have bought 3 x 911,s all out of auction and all needing service and MOT, the first was 6 years ago and D&G had just set up but sorted the car really well.

It was good to go back last month with this 996 and see how well they have done.

They deserve much praise.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, I have the same colour, it is a bit wierd in that it varies depending on the light from light blue to purple which might be why you thought it was aspecial colour?
I love the colour but then I'm biased
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was not too keen when I bought it but when I went to pick it up from the garage it had been professionally detailed and I really love it.

Having said that I love everything about 911,s. My first was a 2007 Cab in Atlas grey with Savannah beige leather and I learnt to love that as well.

This is my first 996 after a few 997 Gen 1 and 2 and I am very impressed.

Thank you very much and enjoy.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also a Zenith owner, as said it's a little bit of marmite. Best description is blurple.

As you say it seems a properly polished car makes a big difference, probably why mine looks rubbish Laughing .
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blurple is a good description , but I do like it, not sure I would choose it for a new one but love it with the dark grey interior !

Just over the moon with car, 3 or 4 years since my last 911.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Blurple" Love it

It is quite a delicate colour, so I think it suits the slim hipped C2 but might not be macho enough for a C4 or turbo.

A least having this colour means that all my friends can refer to the car as the "Purple Pig"
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's growing on me but I would say that !

My last 997 was Guards red which I think takes some beating.

Regardless of colour I do love the car and am very happy with it.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Zenith C2. They look great in the flesh especially when nice and shiny. Smile
Sadly i think mine might be looking for a new home next year. Sad
 



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it looks lovely. It's my first 996 and I think they are great value fun cars.

Do you fancy something different ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, it won't be replaced with anything I don't think. I bought it with 54k on the clock and it's now on 55k odd so just not getting used enough really.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recall that the 'launch colour' for the 996 was zenith... or at least a lot of the old mag articles I've seen featured zenith cars, plus the old brochure I have.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame to sell it but if you are not getting the use and fun, whats the point ?

I have had 911,s on and off for the last 6/7 years, just got this 996 so enjoying it and promised myself not to sell it till I have another lined up.

The 996,s do seem very good value for money and after having 997,s I dont feel it is a different experience.

Good luck either way.
 
  
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