Yes, the vast majority of C2S brought into Australia were tiptronic. You will have to pay heavily for a manual version unfortunately as there were only 7 brought in ultimately.
To give you a perspective, I was looking for a very specific combo of C2S, color and manual box. Because I would not compromise on the gearbox or color... I eventually had to pay very very close to $200k
Not sure about being the most tightly held, but I can say that after over 25 years of Porsche 911 ownership, the only cars that are still with me are my 993s and a 964. All in manual. I never owned a tip version of the car though I did drive my brother in laws once and it was really not an experience I would need to repeat.
As for values I see that as they have dropped out of favour with the Porsche buyer due to the outlaw movement and the retro dating they have become more and more of a great buy. I see these cars at least holding their value and may even revive again in 20 years when my kids take over the cars. Just waiting for all the people that grew up drooling over the 993tt in posters to become mature 50 year olds looking to revive their youth.
Been with Adam internet for many years with no problems, yet since the iiNet takeover it's been sporadic. Now it's just a bloody pain in the arse since changing to the NBN with regular dropouts, fixed, dropouts, fixed for a day or two, dropouts etc etc...VERY over having to call them every second day to have some person who barely speaks English tell me how patient I am and that they're so thankfull...F.. off and just fix my internet FFS!!!!
Can anyone recommend a RELIABLE service provider?