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Insu
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:49 pm    Post subject: Luxor beige interior ??hot or not Reply with quote

Been looking for a 991 turbo for a while now and whilst my preference on interior would be red or black a good deal has come up on one with luxor beige interior black headlining and dash but all seats door cards etc in luxor beige . Trouble is it's far away so if I travel up it will be to make a purchase , hard to tell in pictures what it looks like is it horrible and no one will ever want to buy it when it comes to resale or is it actually quite nice in person ha ! ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Insu
my turbo is Luxor beige with black dash/wheel etc
I absolutely love it as it constrasts the night blue exterior
Luxor carpets are not easy to clean in winter though!
Happy to upload picture later if you like
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TonyC911
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I am not a big fan of all black interiors. I find lighter coloured interiors a bit more special / different and stop it feeling like driving in a dark hole. IMHO beige works really well with black or dark blue exteriors thumbsup

Good luck! Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The black dash will make a great contrast... I think the beige/red/etc colours work best in Porsches when there is a bit of contrast IMHO.

From bitter experience I'd invest in some black mats, for the winter at least.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TurboSandGT4 wrote:
Hello Insu
my turbo is Luxor beige with black dash/wheel etc
I absolutely love it as it constrasts the night blue exterior
Luxor carpets are not easy to clean in winter though!
Happy to upload picture later if you like


Yes the one I'm looking at fortunately has black carpets ! I normally end up buying a cheap set of carpets to put in my cars anyway Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any interior as long as the dash is not a light colour .. the reflection you get on the screen with a light coloured dash can make it hard to see at times on a sunny day .

A customer specced a white dashboard ( grapevine news ) and ended up paying to have a black one fitted as they couldn't see the road when the sun was out due to the reflection on the windscreen .
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s not for me... black all the way 👌
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife loves beige interiors, I agree with what's said about the black dash making a good contrast.
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911Time
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sometimes cringe at the exterior/interior colour combos that people spec (no accounting for taste) but contrast interiors can look great and this one sounds fine, especially with the black dash, which makes it work.

We need pictures tho' Smile
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Current: GT Silver 991.1 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous Owned: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car). Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911Time wrote:
I sometimes cringe at the exterior/interior colour combos that people spec (no accounting for taste) but contrast interiors can look great and this one sounds fine, especially with the black dash, which makes it work.

We need pictures tho' Smile


I'm supposed to be getting her Tuesday so will upload then !! Excited but always more stressed until everything is official ha!

Most I've ever spent on a car and never drove one so hope I like it ! Coming from a Gtr so I'm sure I will pleased with the build quality ha !
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roll on Tuesday then! Look fwd to seeing the pics Thumb
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Current: GT Silver 991.1 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous Owned: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car). Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911Time wrote:
Roll on Tuesday then! Look fwd to seeing the pics Thumb


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well she's home ! Had snow and all sorts on the way back 300 mile trip and was very comfortable and handled the weather well! Feels so much more solid and tight compared to the gtr if that makes sense ! Havnt had chance to drive it properly yet but sure I will love it! Like the interior a lot more than I thought I would it a darker that in pictures which I am pleased about! Only thing I am going to be doing is an exhaust have been looking at the quicksilver systems
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insu wrote:
Well she's home ! Had snow and all sorts on the way back 300 mile trip and was very comfortable and handled the weather well! Feels so much more solid and tight compared to the gtr if that makes sense ! Havnt had chance to drive it properly yet but sure I will love it! Like the interior a lot more than I thought I would it a darker that in pictures which I am pleased about! Only thing I am going to be doing is an exhaust have been looking at the quicksilver systems


Ive also come from a GTR into a TTS-it would be interesting to get your experience
in the 1000 miles ive done the standout has been
1. Steering accuracy is much better (4 wheel steering makes the difference along with lack of weight over the front wheels)
2. Interior quality -no comparison (Burmester Audio and sunroof are great)
3. Driving position is more sporty
4. Bottom end torque is massive on the TTS
5. PDK is league above the Nissan Dual clutch

downsides
Gtr is still unique shape , 991 s are more common

overall very happy so far Smile

enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest you live with the interior a while then decide if you want to calm the beige a bit options would be get a retrimmer to add some black to the tops of the door cards to match the two tone dash , not sure about painting the centre console on a 991 but you could look at different colour seat belts that mod is only about £37 a corner and can massively lift the interior. , Is the steering wheel black or beige again a retrimmer can help maybe add a coloured section at the 12 o'clock position to match with coloured seatbelts. there loads you can do to break up a beige interior . Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Location makes a massive difference to colour as well. After spending most of winter down under, I was shocked to note that older 911's look better there than they do here. They seem to be clearer, and shinier than here. Now I don't think for one second that my compatriots are better at keeping cars in tip top condition(but it's probably true as we are better at most thing than you lot are Grin), but light strength and angle can really change the colours.
I agree 100000000000% that dash tops should always be dark for reasons stated earlier. I googled the interior you mentioned and it looks very classy in my book. The contrast isn't in your face as a solid one would be. I'd say that is a config for the Arab states as they love that sort of thing.
Rest easy in your choice it will be easy to live with. This coming from a bloke who's interior resembles a dark chocolate birthday cake, and I love it to bits.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Contrast all the way, they look great in the flesh Thumb
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