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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been looking for a good C2 on all the sources.

I hope you don't take this as a dig - but why is everyone into adding GT3 kits to a C2?

Isn't that tantamount to an Escort boy chavving up his car to a Cosworth? When really its a 1.3?

I just don't see the point.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well Colin,

The thing is the C2 is a bit plain, the GT3 kit transforms the whole appearance.

When the C4S had to be introduced because sales of narrow body 911's were struggling cos they looked so much like boxsters, the 3 kit gives it a nice stance.

Granted done poorly they look awful, and you have to do the whole thing, correct wheels lower the suspension etc etc, and clour has a lot to do with it.

The difference with the escort brigade isnt that great, as a boy racer may put a tasteful spoiler on a sporty escort and enhance its appearance, while a chav would put a huge spoiler and drain pipe at the back and destroy its appearace, same applies to 911's.

Case in point, if i was in the market for a pre facelift C2, I would only buy a manual with the correct kit on it.




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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi SF
thanks for the explanation. Could you tell me when 'pre' and post facelift cars came about?

I looked at a 97 today - I assume thats pre-facelift.

many thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there were several facelifts with the 911 996

Some of this I am not 100% certain of, here goes

the 996 launched 1997 with headlights the same as Boxster.

1999 headlights become one unit and clear, to differentiate from the Boxster.

2001 51 plate on facelift with clear single unit headlights introduced which were far better looking.

Most early 996's have had the clear lense upgrade,

The were other mods to the cars on facelift, such as diffrent methods to open boot and lugage compartment, cup holder, glove box, sat nav system, wheels, also the big one the engine was enlarged from 3.4 to 3.6 in 2001 giving 320hp as opposed to 299hp

There is loads of other stuff, however I believe that to be the main,

If you do a search on Autotrader, there is a beautiful 996 2000 W in dark blue with the three kit, manual and sports seats 32k miles and only 30k, price which I think is good value


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Quote: Originally posted by Colin Bailey on 12August2006
I have been looking for a good C2 on all the sources.

I hope you don't take this as a dig - but why is everyone into adding GT3 kits to a C2?

Isn't that tantamount to an Escort boy chavving up his car to a Cosworth? When really its a 1.3?

I just don't see the point.


As Daz says to some the GT3 kit does improve the general look of a car. One of the other differences is that Porsche do offer it as a factory option, it's not a cheap aftermarket Halfords special! If the look appeals I don't see the problem, now putting a GT3 badge on is a different issue.

I've put 20" alloys on my RRS which are the ones from the top of the range supercharged version. I've also switched the front grill to the one from the supercharged & fitted colour coded supercharger air intake grills. To me it just makes the car look better. I'm not trying to pretend I have a supercharged RRS. Most of the manufacturers have subtle cosmetic differences between top of the range models & normal models. Usually the top of the range models look better, hence many try to copy elements from the top of the range models.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on those mk1's the gt3 kit kind of helps when main concern was how similiar the boxster looked !!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This car would top my list if i were looking for my first 911,

Looks good solid value

See spec below

6 speed, Coupe, 33,000 miles, OUTSTANDING CAR WITH LOW MILEAGE. Make no mistake,this is the best available gauranteed.Finished in Zenith Blue with full Metropol leather including dash,doors,speakers and air vents!,sports seats,full GT3 bodystyling and GT3 18" alloys with coloured crests,sports suspension and sports exhaust.Also has painted centre console,aluminium hand brake and gear lever,sound pack,sunroof,red calipers,Xenons,clear lights all round,chrome tail pipes and Tracker Monit.Been serviced 7 times all at Porsche maindealers and last done at 32k in March.Not the cheapest but then the very best never is. 30,990.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look good Laughing

Edited to say. NO it doesn't just noticed the twit has a GT3 badge on the bootlid
Evil or Very Mad

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close as you get me thinks,

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I was getting a pre-facelift it would have to have the aerokit on it. A beauty indeed.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks tidy. Would it be possible to remove the GT3 badge and restore a 'Carrera' badge quite easily?

I expect a badge can be bought.

I'll probably trip over to view that car.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, another question.

If I wanted to remove the rear spoiler, does the original (moving) spoiler still live on the car and is there a lot of damage there, as a result of removal?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont know for sure, however I imagine yes, and that it is just disconnected from the electric

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2000W 3.4 34k miles

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its an 00, 3.4 I believe :)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does look pretty - apart from the bogus badge

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