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    • Someone in QLD did it on a 996 C2 and added a VF supercharger as well. Basically needed a damaged manual donor car to complete the swap. It would likely cost you the difference to convert when taking into account parts + labour. All bets off if you did the work yourself. 
    • Hmmm, thinking about that 20k price difference and the relative 'flood' of tips on the market, wonder how much it would cost to convert a tip to a manual. Has it been done before on a 996...or are we only just reaching the point where it might be viable...?
    • Hey James!  I bought my 1998 C2 'Amber lights' Manual with zero mods too in early February this year. Only had to be patient and waited 6 months for an early amber lights one.   I was looking for a white one like yours to pop up for sale however I do love the Arena Red metallic colour on mine too.   My C2 had many Ks on the clock (about 225k) with a second engine in it. Bought it from an older guy who used to travel every weekend to his winery down in Margaret River.  The drive is beautiful and very tight.  Eventually the legend of the 996 engine 'header cracking issues' so well written about showed up in mine.  Perhaps it was always there and just needed a rebuild soon.  I am thankful I got in quick and managed to buy mine for well below market value so the sting of the rebuild is not as painful and even with the rebuild engine costs,  new heat exchange, oil separator,  and water pump, it still owes me less than the cheapest 996 C2 Manual is being advertised for on Carsales... touch wood it'll be the end of major expenses for this year.    Other minor expenses were $550 for a year correct direct replacement steering wheel from Germany,  and a right hand air con vent ($100), both second hand.    Besides the long drives in the hills of Perth,  the best satisfaction for me personally is when I used a clothes steamer with a microfibre towel to clean the Savannah Beige leather seats after a professional detailer came in but did not do a good job.  I don't think the leather had been cleaned ever before and it being a lighter colour, dirt and a shiny layer of film were on the front seat.  Supple, clean and matt is how it looked right after I finished.  A leather conditioner finished the job well. For me this was the best bang for buck result. After some research, I have just ordered a set of Fister Mufflers as I want a growl reminiscent of the older 911s but not loud and annoying like a sup'd up Subaru. Apparently the Fisters don't assist with producing additional power like my second option the Fabspeed Maxflow.  I am after an enhancement to my drive and not motivated by adding extra HP as mine is a daily driver which sees no track work.    
    • Agreed, but definitely stood out. They probably pulled the biggest crowd from what I could see. There was such an amazing level of quality to some of the cars. Towards the end of the day we were paying more attention to the details under the engine lid. A lot of awesome craftsmanship here, and in my opinion set these cars apart from others (steam punk grey cars a little too much though!) I was quickly educated on how vast and varied the options are (intakes, headers, coil on plug, ITB, etc). Now I need another car to play at this level!!!
    • Cayman Parts Direct have been awesome in the past. They have an ebay store and although they are based in the US, they have many compatible parts. Usually taken from 987's when they were new (race car donors) . https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/cayman-parts-direct?_trksid=p2053788.m1543.l2754 I think I have a replacement for the silver trim (around the oil filler) somewhere in the garage. You're after the actual p[arcel shelf though right?.  
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