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Harold996tt

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    Harold996tt got a reaction from Jason A in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    I am guessing you are right Jason, even if someone was busting into a storage facility in Penrith, it would not be so out of the ordinary and that may be why no one cared to notice or report anything even if taking the car and the trailer was an obvious theft. Really hope the parts get spotted and the idiots get busted.
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    Harold996tt reacted to Jason A in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    Looking at the pics of remaining car, they have selectively taken bits. They will show up eventually.
    Lets see if we can catch the scum bags.
    I lived in Penrith for a short time, my company car was attempted stolen twice. Was a falcon Ute with hidden kill switch- std company issued for Sydney western suburbs at the time. Thieves had a master key for the car, was told this when I reported it to Police- no damage on locks. Found the car a couple of hundred metres down the road, doors wide open and ignition on. Put my key in, flicked the kill switch and drove it back home. Everything inside the car was gone.
    Only was to solve the problem was to move away.
    Nothing has changed.
    Lets keep an eye 👁 out for the parts.
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from Timm in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    Exactly mate. Was it a bloody inside job? Whilst nothing is perfectly safe... Kennards should have more than enough security to dissuade these scum bags or at least provide some leads as to who it was. I mean if they can't give any sort of evidence to help investigations it means anyone who uses them for storage may as well place their stuff out on the roadside. 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from LeeM in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    So they had exactly how much time to just hook up a trailer under camera... No motion sensors etc and after office hours. And bring a car into the facility to pull the trailer as well as out of the same facility unnoticed by the system? Insane.... Like I said no point storing a car at a joint like that if so. 
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    Harold996tt reacted to LeeM in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    @Harold996tt I thought that myself. How was there no CCTV? Sounds a bit suss to me 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    He looks happier than you! Big congrats, car looks amazing. 
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    Harold996tt reacted to Zacc in Stolen Porsche 944 turbo and its parts   
    Holy crap!
    I have seen the car for sale but no engine and decals are ripped off....
    Add is now removed from Gumtree but I can send you the GEO link if that helps. Man I feel bad for not even putting two and two together. 
    Give me a call if you need. 
    Z.
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    Harold996tt reacted to GC9911 in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Great work, so much fun to be had & WHITE, how can you go wrong 
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    Harold996tt reacted to PDean in Difficult seller or buyer   
    Couple of pics from 1st evening home. Fair to say my boy's nearly as happy as me. Until I asked him to come inside for dinner😂



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    Harold996tt got a reaction from hugh in Difficult seller or buyer   
    You can pretty much load pictures straight from your computer or tablet. But there's a limit to size of files per thread it appears whichnis why you may do better to compress the files before loading them if you want to post quite a few pictures. 
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    Harold996tt reacted to JWM in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    This is really great advice!
    When buying, you just have to think about the times you’ve been a seller. I’m not interested in a story about what my car’s worth, just what someone will pay . Usually the story just annoys you, and the lower the offer is, the stupider the story gets 😄... 
    That’s the way I deal with buying now. Nice and simple. First price is your best price and either you strike a deal or walk away. No story, just the number I can pay. Everyone appreciates that I think.
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    Harold996tt reacted to GC9911 in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    With the 991.1 S I’d offer the $135k that’s your budget. It’s nothing personal, just explain that’s your budget, don’t get into any negatives & it’s just a business transaction, you’ve got everything to gain & nothing to lose. I never get involved in running peoples cars down or trying to pick faults, just say what you’re prepared/can pay & leave it at that.
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from firstone in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Thanks very much. How the forum members helped and the Melbourne crowd came together for the car was insane and added hugely to the memories to be added to the car. Heck I've barely driven it and it already has some of the best memories of all the cars thanks to the huge hearts and character of the Porsche community. 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from hugh in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Thanks very much. How the forum members helped and the Melbourne crowd came together for the car was insane and added hugely to the memories to be added to the car. Heck I've barely driven it and it already has some of the best memories of all the cars thanks to the huge hearts and character of the Porsche community. 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Damn... That is so so sweet mate. One day.... If I ever get one then that's it. My garage dreams would be fulfilled. 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from Rick V in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Thanks very much. How the forum members helped and the Melbourne crowd came together for the car was insane and added hugely to the memories to be added to the car. Heck I've barely driven it and it already has some of the best memories of all the cars thanks to the huge hearts and character of the Porsche community. 
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    Harold996tt reacted to Tips in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Great story was looking at that car daily wishing I could do it but alas not in this decades budget.
    +1 for forum members help, inspiration and information. found the same when buying my 911 recently, with @James Pinstrumental in some great sideline coaching and spotting it come up early one morning. 
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    Harold996tt reacted to Uncle in The man cave / Shed thread   
    Bit of an update.
    Footings in. 


    Working out the bend needed to get a car trailer around and up the back easy. 

    Some blocks down.

    Young bloke is pretty happy about it. 

    Bend worked out. 

    Fill in along with power, data and water for the shed build once the bank account recovers. Even at mates rates and working on it myself it wasn’t a small job or cheap (~25k).

    The “sun room” off the back of the house will go in the next few weeks.


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    Harold996tt reacted to Rick V in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Agree.... its certainly not my thing, but I can appreciate that it looks in great nick & you’re very unlikely to bump into something at a C&C with the same colour scheme ..... and compared to what people are paying for other cars (P & non-P cars) it is probably a fair price point.  
    Of course you can ask whatever you want.... its what you GET that matters!
     
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    Harold996tt reacted to 901er in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Love it. Why wouldn’t you ask 80k? Not like there’s another just the same around the corner for less
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    Harold996tt reacted to hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    This could almost be my blue cars twin brother; https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-1969/SSE-AD-5729663/?Cr=0
    Nice looking car! 

     
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    Harold996tt reacted to edgy in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    This is superb - https://classicthrottleshop.com/1980-porsche-928-cashmere-beige/ 

     
    But $80k and automatic... 
    Thoughts? 
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from Tips in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    It's been an absolute whirlwind romance. 
    And I've finally managed to settle down a bit I thought I would finally put fingers to keypad and recount the story of how I finally got to meet a bloody cool bunch of people and pick up a piece of Australian motorsports history. 
    It all started innocently enough on a relatively quiet Saturday morning when I decided to get onto this forum (something I don't do so regularly as I'm more of an Instagram or Facebook kind of addict) and spotted a post by @901er which was the below post which in turn lead to the Carsales page showing the ex a Peter Fitzgerald 996 GT3 CS that had come second in the 2000 Nations Cup and third in the 2001 Nations Cup. 
    The reality is that I have always been a bit interested in the 996 GT3 but in particular the 996.2 GT3 RS. Unfortunately, having seen their prices reach over 300k made me stop longing for one and I began to casually turn my eye towards the 996.1 GT3 because of their being the first of the GT series of cars that I felt were still by comparison hugely undervalued given their provenance and performance which I felt to be the closest to my beloved 993 era cars with just enough old school analogue on a more modern platform. 
    Given the price point that these cars were at, my heart and mind constantly fluttered between a 964 coupe that I could hot rod or a clean well maintained 996.1 GT3 and this made me drag my feet somewhat. But when the add popped up, I was hit with a hammer right between my eyes. Fitzy and Jim Richards had been legends that I had grown up watching on the telly as a kid, and the chance to actually drive a car actually raced by even one of them was too hard to resist. All the more, one that had been relatively successful with significant race provenance and happened to wear one of my all time favourite race schemes of the era. The Falken race livery. The icing on the cake was thst the Nations Cup cars were some of the last real race cars that could be road registered given they were originally built on standard GT3 Clubsports. 
    But I knew I would have to act fast. It did not help that I was in a Singapore on the day that I saw the advertisement. As luck would have it, I reached out to two forum members, @James P who helped me understand better the regulations around the Nations Cup cars so I would have some idea what to ask for, and @hugh whom it turned out knew almost all there was to know about the car given he had almost bought it many years earlier before it had been sold to the person who was advertising it. The information that he provided on the car and the fact the he knew the current owner of the car, a gentlemen based in Melbourne of significant repute made me decide to reach out on the Sunday to the seller of the car after Hugh provided me with a huge amount of history and relevant info to me.
    On the Monday, I immediately went to the bank and organised a transfer of funds to the seller.
    For the full amount.
    Sight unseen.
    Crazy...
    But it shows that word of mouth can be very significant. I had trusted in the information provided by Hugh given that he in turn had been referred to me by another mate of mine from Perth. Talk about a small world. Of course it helped that a Google search on the seller added substantial comfort to me and tied once again perfectly to the info thst Hugh had provided to me on the repute of the seller. 
    I had been due to return to Perth from Singapore that following week, and within two days of returning to Perth was on another flight bound for Melbourne to finally see the car for the first time. The owner of the car had meantime confirmed to me that he would send the car to wherever I decided to pick the car from on the Friday of my arrival. As I had no idea yet where I would be staying, I decided to have the car delivered to Dutton as I had done business with them before and they were happy to hold the car for me on the Thursday awaiting my arrival on the Friday. The third picture is of the car being picked up from the owners house for delivery to Dutton on the wet Thursday morning. 
     



    Upon confirmation of the trip to Melbourne I decided to reach out to the Melbourne crowd to see who may be available to meet at Dutton for a coffee. I had no idea that just one message out through a Facebook Page would result in the amazing reaction of the Melbourne boys with a chance to meet some of the greatest Porsche guys ever. Thanks so much to Sal for sorting the Friday catch up.
     




    Even @symsy made the coffee and lunch. Bloody legend. 

    This was followed by a Saturday coffee at Dak Dak with @hugh making a call out. Again the hospitality shown by the Melbourne crowd was stunning to say the least. The fact thst a car can bring so many amazing people together is really what makes this passion all the better. It was such a fantastic trip. 
     

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    Harold996tt reacted to ANF in Difficult seller or buyer   
    An agreed value (or otherwise?!) obtained is all that matters (for the 911) in the property settlement scenario, it has (or should have) nought to do with the actual item. If one party decides to sell the item for less than what this value is, it would then be taken out of remaining assets, not the sold item.
    If it is a legal sale, a property settlement cannot take the car/ item after the fact.
    As is stated a property settlement and divorce are 2 separate things.
    Unfortunately too many of us on here are familiar with this sort of thing...… 🙄
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    Harold996tt got a reaction from JB in Instant Love- The Fitzy Mobile   
    Well this was me (trying) to park the Fitzy Mobile. It was no fun as I'm guessing my face showed. My sister meantime was laughing non stop seeing how many times I stalled her doing a three point turn.
    I suspect that a right to passage for anyone into sadomasochism should be to park one of these in a tight underground car park. But as the next photo shows I actually finally parked the beast although the Fitzy Mobile did nearly endnup going through the fence behind it. 
    We won't go into details as to how the garage smelt... But burnt clutch is something that still makes me wake up with cold sweats.
    Wonderfully the whole process had to be repeated a few days later to get her onto the truck for delivery to Perth. But thanks to the amazing management at where I was staying (who also turned out to be a car nut- the Quest at Prahran) he and his staff decided to help me push the car in reverse so I wouldnt have to destroy the clutch or smash the car into a pillar dumping it in reverse.
    As luck would have it I left my phone in the car and waived it and the car goodbye. But the transportation guys were amazing and got the phone to me within a day of my setting foot back in Perth. 




    Hahah mate... You are the guy that literally started it all.... I would never have seen the post as I was not actively watching carsales at the time. Thanks so much for posting the add link. This is literally a dream come true for me to be able to be the custodian of this car with its insane history. 

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