Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

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Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

Postby Toulouse_Iron on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:50 pm

I've cleared this thread with UtJ, so here goes:
Somebody I've known nearly all my life can no longer drive his 911 and so the car is up for auction. I thought I'd give you lot the heads up as the car is in mint condition (and we are all on 60k p/a :wink: ). The owner is in their 70s and has never ragged nor raced it. Pottering around the Essex countryside and the occasional motorway trip to Bristol and back is more like it. I have driven it and it is like new, utterly unmarked inside and out. It has been maintained beyond scrupulously and is, IMHO a steal. It will probably go for less than 30 grand.
It is a 2008 997 Carrera 2 (NOT 2S as is mentioned in the description), Black, manual transmission 55k miles.
https://www.historics.co.uk/buying/auctions/2018-03-03/cars/ref-16-2008-porsche-911997-carrera-2/

P.S. I have nothing to gain from this, there is no angle, no catch, just an opportunity.
Auction is at Ascot racecourse, March 3rd.
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Re: Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

Postby 'Appy 'Ammer on Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:42 pm

Man, I love 911s. My favourite bucket list car I would love to drive and have one
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Postby The Old Man of Storr on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:35 am

When Jen received her inheritance last year I did ' joke ' we could buy a couple of Porsches and race each other around Skye , she ignored me however and went with the self contained extension to our house , I'll come back to you in 10 years' time when I'll have saved up enough money .
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Re: Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

Postby Mega Ron on Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:04 pm

Your mate has accidentally put the engine in the boot.
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Postby Toulouse_Iron on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:13 pm

Mega Ron wrote:Your mate has accidentally put the engine in the boot.

Bugger. Always thought it was a spare...
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Postby Toulouse_Iron on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:07 am

Shameless bump as the thread was started during the end of the transfer window and may have gone unnoticed. I promise I will let this one die now though.
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Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:37 am

Is the 997 one of those with the engine that self destructs when an internal bearing lets go?
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Re: Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

Postby Hampshire Hammer on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:02 pm

Owning a Porsche is on my "List" but there is an Austin-Healey in the same sale that has really caught my eye - the boss liked it as well. Just need to convince myself that the guide price of £76K is worth it. :)
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Postby DasNutNock on Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:06 pm

Hampshire Hammer wrote:Owning a Porsche is on my "List" but there is an Austin-Healey in the same sale that has really caught my eye - the boss liked it as well. Just need to convince myself that the guide price of £76K is worth it. :)


An Austin Healey 3000 p*sses all over the 997. A gentleman's sports car, not a saleswanker's sex dream.
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Re: Anybody looking for a decent Porsche 911?

Postby Toulouse_Iron on Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:58 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:Is the 997 one of those with the engine that self destructs when an internal bearing lets go?


Bearings were upgraded in 2007. This is a 2008 model....
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Postby Toulouse_Iron on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:17 pm

Hampshire Hammer wrote:Owning a Porsche is on my "List" but there is an Austin-Healey in the same sale that has really caught my eye - the boss liked it as well. Just need to convince myself that the guide price of £76K is worth it. :)


The Austin Healey is a proper hairy chested British sports car. You could use it a handful of weekends a year.
The Porsche, as a car, as opposed to an image, is an everyday thrill. I've never experienced anything like its reactions to my driving input. It gave me the feeling that it weighed nothing. Everything was instant, almost telepathic. Acceleration, steering, braking.
My actual dream car is in the auction too. The E-Type Series 1.5 4.2 litre coupé going for at least 150K. A lottery win and it's mine!
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Postby DasNutNock on Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:19 pm

E30 M3 evo was the best thing I’ve ever drove. My mate sold his around 2003 for £3k. Reckon it’d be worth closer to 100k now, it was absolutely mint, and the only L-registered model (was a dealer-owned demo car, fully loaded).
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Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:48 pm

TI :thup:
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