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sram
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bloody strong money compared to other cars out there. Yes the mileage is fairly low but it's not at the lower end of the 'super low mileage' cars. Just think - pay £40k for it, drive it around for five years after putting 30k miles on it - surely you'd take a 10-15k hit come resale time given the extra mileage and that hideous gearbox and interior?

I wonder if it's had all of the 993 foibles taken care of? Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wonder if it's had all of the 993 foibles taken care of? Question


If it's not been owned by someone on here then probably not...

I guess someone could have loved it Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hot66 wrote:
it was all going so well until the interior !! Surprised Very Happy


Yep. Not being ageist, but it looks like it was spec'd by an 80 year old's mum. Auto? Wood? What???
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay okay......the Blooming thing is massively overpriced, the inside is frankly hideous, god knows what sort of massive bell end would spec wood in a 993, and the fact that it's a tip means it it ( whether tip owners like it or not) worth less.

There.....I feel better now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheCock wrote:
Okay okay......the Blooming thing is massively overpriced, the inside is frankly hideous, god knows what sort of massive bell end would spec wood in a 993, and the fact that it's a tip means it it ( whether tip owners like it or not) worth less.

There.....I feel better now.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL have to agree.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheCock wrote:
and the fact that it's a tip means it it ( whether tip owners like it or not) worth less.

There.....I feel better now.


I've seen absolutely no evidence of that. It's all about condition. Smile

If the interior had desirable colours, Byfleet would sell that car in no time at that price, tip or manual.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its hard to imagine there is a market for this.

All of my 'reject' boxes have been ticked!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

However....

"Ignoring cost for a moment"

1. Swapping the Wood for Carbon Fibre Panels is relatively straight forward
2. Changing the leather colour is also a job that many can do

Of course you could go to town and fit a Manual Gearbox, although it does then need a bit of work including an extra pedal, but then again a Tip isn't the end of the world

so after option 1 and 2, where does that leave the car Question
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

911UK wrote:
However....

"Ignoring cost for a moment"

1. Swapping the Wood for Carbon Fibre Panels is relatively straight forward
2. Changing the leather colour is also a job that many can do

Of course you could go to town and fit a Manual Gearbox, although it does then need a bit of work including an extra pedal, but then again a Tip isn't the end of the world

so after option 1 and 2, where does that leave the car Question


I reckon that would be worth doing. Resultant value? At the OPC, maybe £35-38k? Assuming mint etc.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to see what tyres are fitted from the small pics, but my eyes are telling me Pirelli Asimmetrico's (not Rosso). Based on stretched appearance, similar wall size to fronts and footprint looks like 265 rears instead of 285. If they are the correct 285's then they are at least 5 years old as they havent made any since then.

Any tyre kickers care to check and report back?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
I'm trying to see what tyres are fitted from the small pics, but my eyes are telling me Pirelli Asimmetrico's (not Rosso). Based on stretched appearance, similar wall size to fronts and footprint looks like 265 rears instead of 285. If they are the correct 285's then they are at least 5 years old as they havent made any since then.

Any tyre kickers care to check and report back?

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Brilliant observation skills !

Love this thread !

In response to some of the posts above, I think changing the walnut and re-dying the leather would spoil the car, because it would no longer be original, as specced with exclusive options, however batty. However, each to his own, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doink wrote:
Chris W wrote:
I'm trying to see what tyres are fitted from the small pics, but my eyes are telling me Pirelli Asimmetrico's (not Rosso). Based on stretched appearance, similar wall size to fronts and footprint looks like 265 rears instead of 285. If they are the correct 285's then they are at least 5 years old as they havent made any since then.

Any tyre kickers care to check and report back?

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Brilliant observation skills !

Love this thread !

In response to some of the posts above, I think changing the walnut and re-dying the leather would spoil the car, because it would no longer be original, as specced with exclusive options, however batty. However, each to his own, I suppose.


Doink, this was my thinking on the car. It original owner who specified it may have made some poor choices but it's how it left the factory, so should remain in its present form.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I quite like that; might go and have a look with a view to chopping the C2 in for it Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghost wrote:
I quite like that; might go and have a look with a view to chopping the C2 in for it Cool


Do it. We need more exclusive cars in our ranks.

The maddest 993 I've seen in the UK was mint green with mint green leather and green carpets. This is reserved in comparison!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's got 265 rear tyres (or at least it did when I had a poke around it earlier this week.) Don't recall which brand.

Not for me but I think it's great. Variety is the spice of life and all that. Looks better in the flesh.

As for the price, it does seem at the top end but, on the other hand, recent thread comments have been along the lines that the 993 is going to appreciate. So, assuming that's right (and surely it is), perhaps this isn't as steep as first impressions might suggest - it is sub 50k miles after all and there are not many of those around whatever the spec and whatever we might agree on about buying on condition.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M911L wrote:
It's got 265 rear tyres (or at least it did when I had a poke around it earlier this week.) Don't recall which brand.



Thanks for confirming that, so not the recommended size then. I wonder if it's got rear spacers having originally had 17" Cup 2's. Next visitor needs to note the under bonnet sticker option codes! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can put whatever tyres you like on it, it'll still be horrible! Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haev we discussed the colour?? Midnight Metallic??? Are we sure? Looks like Ocean Blue to me (best and most rare colour for 2S of course)
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