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    itsujack got a reaction from edgy in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    More on that soon Hugh... We've just had it shot with the GT3 parked inside  👍
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    itsujack got a reaction from edgy in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack got a reaction from hugh in My Mk1 GT3 CS_MEZGR   
    I wanted to put a sea sucker on the GT3 (no option to mount a standard rack on a GT3), but they don't recommend it if the roof has PPF ☹️ 
    So the 964 retains it MTB carrying duties... until I sub in the Boxster in all its RTS glory!
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    itsujack got a reaction from Tips in Scratched the itch   
    Well finally someone buys a car in the right colour! Congratulations and welcome to the dark side, looks awesome. And how novel to buy a car from the city in which you actually reside. Looking forward to check it out on the Bathurst run in a few weeks, if not before 👍
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    itsujack reacted to Tips in Scratched the itch   
    So in the current context of telling a story around a new purcahse I thought I would share.
    So as a few know I have been flirting with the thought of a second P car for weekends and just couldn’t work out what to get. Many great offers from a number of forum Members to drive cars and additional advice from others to help me sort out what I really wanted.
    Some pressure to don a hairdryer holster and join the urban hipster Boxster brigade? But in my mind it had to be a 911. I was distracted by the surge in 996 manual ownership, do you go amber or clear eggs, or scratch the analogue air cooled itch?
    so thinking that I have always desired an air cooled 911, I started the search. Again sage advice from PFA members and offers to ’keep an eye out’ from a number of members. Well last Friday morning  I get a random text from @James P “had I seen a black 3 litre 5 speed AU delivered car just listed on CS?” No I hadn’t, so quick search had me ringing the owner a million questions also a PCNSW clubbie, some more texts locking in and organising to drive over to see the car. Calls to Anthony at autohaus to verify some important info on its service history and off I went. 
    As soon as the garage door opened I was in love. Good long drive with the owner and it was everything and more. Fresh window out paint in 2013 and new leather kit on seats and door cards, full split case engine rebuild by Autohaus 7k kms ago, new brakes clutch etc. car has books and well documented service history. Owner up grading to an earlier car so he was motivated and didn’t want to stuff around so deal done in true tyre kicker fashion, under asking offer but not too low to cause offence. Deal done.
    Whilst not a concourse perfect car it was great value and won’t need anything for a while. The car was originally brown over beige and is now black over red (yep @edgy my immediate thought was all those dog dick comments going full circle). The paint colour change was perfect, no tell tale signs in the trunk or engine bay at all. Has a Dansk standard pipe on it and came with a new dansk sports muffler still in the box should I want to change it over later 😏.
    I don’t have a long story on how I picked it up and drove it a million kilometres home, as the owner offered to drop it off to me so he could have a last drive, which he did this morning. Has a 
    So I drove it to work and have a client meeting out in western Sydney today, so looking forward to getting to know the car. I get the comments on heavy clutch, no power steering but, that’s the analogue drive I was searching for.
    Cant wait for the next SMT probably the Hughsie SMT to Bathurst in May if date’s work. I sure I’ll now have lots of dumb questions over the next few weeks so please be patient.
    shout out to James P, thanks mate and beers next trip to Melb.👍
    some early photos and yes I’m a little excited 🤪




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    itsujack reacted to LeeM in WTB Porsche Bicycle   
    Just grab a Malvern Star and whack some Porsche decals on it 👍
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    itsujack reacted to jakroo in WTB Porsche Bicycle   
    Klein had a good relationship with Porsche at that time. 
     
     
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    itsujack reacted to Mike-S in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    It’s not black 😧
    You’ve changed 😉
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    itsujack got a reaction from Mike-S in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack got a reaction from Dreamr in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack got a reaction from bear924 in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack reacted to Tintin Audio in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Well done, what a little ripper. I did the same with a very low mileage 996 around the same vintage a few years back, such a great feeling. Might not be a bad idea to check the plastics especially cooling and heating, low mileage cars can have a tendency to become a little brittle due to little use... and please don’t change the amber lights, so classic 👍
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    itsujack got a reaction from Tips in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Your facilities will be called upon as soon as I can understand the install instructions...
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    itsujack got a reaction from Oggie in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack got a reaction from hugh in My Mk1 GT3 CS_MEZGR   
    Late to this thread Hugh, how did I miss it previously??? Your GT3 looks stunning, especially in the latest pics. It helps that it's in the right colour 😉
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    itsujack got a reaction from hugh in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    More on that soon Hugh... We've just had it shot with the GT3 parked inside  👍
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    itsujack reacted to LeeM in A long distance relationship   
    It is a cracker car. From what I've seen for a little less than the asking price of yours, you bought well mate. Price isnt really a major factor (to a point) if you want something in particular. I'm sure we've all wanted something so bad we paid too much for it, only to lose a few dollars when it comes time to off load it. I've done that far too many times with bikes and guitars, yet I've no regrets. Even if the arse dropped out of the air cooled market and I lost money on my SC I wouldnt care too much (not that I can afford to!), so just enjoy the car and forget about what you paid for it coz it doesnt really matter 👍
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    itsujack reacted to hugh in My Mk1 GT3 CS_MEZGR   
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    itsujack got a reaction from OBRUT in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Your facilities will be called upon as soon as I can understand the install instructions...
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    itsujack reacted to JWM in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Cracking write up! I saw that one on Carsales but like you said the pictures were terrible, looks ten times better in the ones you've taken... What a find!!
    We'll have to get a photo of them together one day. Maybe I need to find some amber lights first...
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    itsujack got a reaction from JWM in A long distance relationship   
    Yep!
     
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    itsujack got a reaction from WOKA in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     
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    itsujack got a reaction from Tips in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    As soon as I have time to work my way through the instructions and the millions of fixings I'll get it on. There will be photos, many photos 😀 
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    itsujack got a reaction from SteveF in I bought a Porsche for my genuine accessory; and not the other way around   
    Inspired by @JWM 's "long distance relationship" thread, it's time for me to share my similar experience last month.
    Long story short - I'm now a Boxster owner... again!
    Long story - Earlier this year I made a (late night) purchase of a Genuine Porsche Roof Transport System (RTS) for a 986 Boxster. These are super rare and I've never seen one for sale in Australia before so why not? Only problem was I didn't own a Boxster to put it on... So I started looking at cheap Boxsters, but stumbled onto what had been described as a flawless OG 2.5L Manual in silver with black interior down in Melbourne. Bad ad, bad photos, but only 12,700km... and full service with Porsche Centre Melbourne. I put a (low) offer in which the owner politely declined and then I forgot about it. Fast forward a few weeks and he contacts me on a Friday afternoon saying he needs to move it on and a rather good deal was done. I ran to the bank just before closing, grabbed a bank cheque and booked the first flight in the morning to Melbourne. By 8:15am the next morning I was rather apprehensively knocking on the owners door ready to drive away in a mint Boxster, or book a flight straight back home (I've had mixed results buying cars sight unseen so this one could have gone either way). Fortunately, he rolls it out of the garage... and it's absolutely perfect!
    Needing to be back in Sydney by 6pm for a dinner date, I go straight to the closest 7-eleven for a servo service; check oil colour and level, coolant, water, tyre pressures (it's still running the original Conti's which are now 21 years old 😬, they look good with plenty of tread and no cracking but who knows what the rubber is like internally...) feed and water myself and I'm on the freeway to Sydney by 9am. A couple of quick stops, nine hours and two years worth of km later I pull into Sydney with ODO showing 13,600km. The day was super hot and fortunately the A/C was ice cold and the car did not skip a beat. I'm sure with a new set of tyres the ride quality will improve somewhat but even on the 21 year old ones it was great. These things must be one of the best bang for buck cars out there right now! Having never driven a 2.5L before I was actually surprised at how sprightly it was.
    Back in Sydney I clean off all the bugs and @OBRUT and I give it a look over struggling to find even one mark on the paint or interior. So now it's just passed it's rego inspection and I need to fit the RTS and some new tyres. I have no idea how long I'll keep it, but I will enjoy it together with the other cars for a while, and maybe stick it in the PCNSW Concours later this year for a bit of a laugh!














     

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