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      11-23-2010, 02:30 PM   #1
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Incoming new car.... (x2).....You are not going to believe this.....



Finally got myself a new jalopy......

I was intending to keep schtum for a week or so, but a recent post by an E90 regular has prompted me to break cover a little earlier than scheduled. I wouldn’t want to be declared an imitator. It is (was) total coincidence; in fact I put my deposit down at the beginning of last week!

After several false starts, including a cancelled Z4 order, lots of pouring over Pistonheads classifieds, Autotrader, eBay etc ,indecision followed by indecision, interspersed with a few test drives, and then EUREKA I finally decided what I wanted......... I pick it up on Friday week (3rd Dec).....

It’s a “sensible” four wheel drive, perfect for the oncoming winter months. There are a few ‘unsensible’ things about it; PSE for one and the 355bhp flat six another.


I started off looking for a 996 C4S Cab, but ended up with a 997. I drove a couple of C2S Cabs, came close to buying a silver C2S but decided I wanted a dark colour. This one ticked the vast majority of boxes; 2006 Carrera 4S Cab in Basalt Black with black leather, it had a factory hardtop (rare for a 997 cab), C4S Cab, manual box, PSE, PCM2.1, Sports Seats, rear park assist, 19” Sport Designs, heated seats, embossed headrests, rain sensor/auto wipers, multi function wheel and top tint. The only addition I would have liked was Sports Chrono.

I went down the OPC route, more expensive but worth it for the peace of mind and the two year OPC warranty. This car had over £4200 in prep, major service, discs/pads all round, RMS changed and new clutch. It’s a 56 plate, 29000 mile car.

It may not be 997 Gen 2 Turbo territory but I am looking forward to my first foray into Pork ownership. Like Palmnuts, it has taken a bit of time for the 911 shape to grow on me, but it has.

Here she is, a few pictures taken in the showroom and a few from the Pork OPC ad. To say I am looking forward to collecting it would be an understatement.










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      11-23-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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Wow - today is 911 day!

Stunning car Peter - great wheels, colour, everything!
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      11-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #3
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I can't believe you've copied Palmnuts.......
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      11-23-2010, 02:50 PM   #4
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Not another fekkin Porker.
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      11-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #5
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Congrats!!!

Looks very nice and the 'posh' seats also. Yep, these stick to the road like the proverbial to a blanket so many fun miles ahead.

I'm really pleased you have finally got your 911 Peter. Happy xmas!
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      11-23-2010, 02:55 PM   #6
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Fucking lovely !

Absolute stunner love it well done and deserved !
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      11-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #7
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Holy cow, it is indeed 911 day. And a very nice pair at that. And with snow iminent, a very sensible purchase with 4WD. Not even a hairdresser comment chucked at you yet
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Paul, he hasn't bought a TT and how many hairdressers could afford a C4S. Apart from Mark Hill but I can't remember what car he drives now...........had a Merc some time ago.
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Holy cow, it is indeed 911 day. And a very nice pair at that. And with snow iminent, a very sensible purchase with 4WD. Not even a hairdresser comment chucked at you yet
fecking puffffter

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enjoy it mr bm's are so last year.................
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Congratulations Peter it looks superb
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Paul, he hasn't bought a TT and how many hairdressers could afford a C4S. Apart from Mark Hill but I can't remember what car he drives now...........had a Merc some time ago.
Ha, good point, I was looking at 911's around the 25k-30k mark just last night, but I'd now look like an obvious copycat....
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Hairdresser???? I am a middle aged, greying man don't you know! I will be getting enough grief from my 18 year old daughter so don't need it from here as well! (although she has asked if she can drive it to school!)
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Welcome to the hairdressers club

The rule is if it's not raining the roof has to be down.
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Welcome to the hairdressers club

The rule is if it's not raining the roof has to be down.
Unless the hardtop is on!
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If being a hairdresser means driving a C4S cab or an SLK55 AMG, where can I train up?
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Not into cabs.. nice car though enjoy it when you collect.
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Congrats Peter! That is definitely more 'you' than the vRS!!!

Looks a lovely example - hope you enjoy it immensely!
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Can your Daugther and I go for spin down some country lane in it!?
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Can your Daugther and I go for spin down some country lane in it!?
Carlos, if your intentions are entirely honourable, you may take her for a drive, but sorry, it has to be in her Fiesta
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LOL petay!!!
Loving the new car. It's Soooo you!

Well done buddy!
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Lovely!
Been tempted by the Porsches as well recently. Be good to hear what you think of it after you get it
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Lovely.

For years I had it in my head that I didn't like 911's, then I drove one properly...
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