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    symsy got a reaction from thumperson in What's putting a smile on your dial?   
    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-01/world-superbikes-ana-carrasco-first-female-world-champion/10324092?pfmredir=sm
    Thats great !!
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    symsy got a reaction from Chris-p in Tyre Blackener   
    Autoglm have a tyre gel I got it outta the uk , very light shine and seems GT3 and TT proof , very nice on those velvet walled cup 2 s and no sticky flick on the paint 
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    symsy reacted to GRK930 in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Already gone mate. I went with my mate yesterday to get the deal done. He was lucky enough to snap it up. Beautiful example. I’m referring to the Melbourne CS. 
     
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-2007/OAG-AD-16780488?utm_campaign=search-alert&utm_source=notification-center&utm_medium=email
     
     
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    symsy reacted to sleazius in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    I’m confident that housing will continue to fall yes. Especially in Sydney.
    Far as GT values go well that is up to the banks. The last time margin calls were rife it was the stock market that did the damage and high end cars tanked hard.
    If it happens that we drop another 10-15%, banks may ask the over-leveraged to top up their loans. First thing to go is always the toy in the garage, pushing prices down.
    The housing market  is a demographic timebomb waiting to go off. Boomers own the majority of housing stock. Guess who is now retiring en-masse into a falling market? Very few people 40 and under can afford a $1.5 million home these days because banks have tightened lending criteria. Who exactly are the boomers going to sell to?
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    symsy reacted to sleazius in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    We got another 10-15% to go on housing yet. Let’s wait and see.
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    symsy got a reaction from firstone in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Just all start calling with the low offers , typical click bait strategy 
    Some fool will buy it or he will keep it is my call, no educated buyer would touch a car that the seller knows shit about 
    If he doesn’t have the details , maybe he should realise the interest is in the emperors new clothes 
    sounds like a knob  I wouldn’t buy a car from unless it’s half price 
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    symsy reacted to Gavin (CliffToCoast) in 996 GT3 Purchase   
    Stop it.
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    symsy reacted to edgy in 996 GT3 Purchase   
    You know you want to.... 
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    symsy reacted to JB in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Perfect.... going to empty out my coin jar
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    symsy reacted to sleazius in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Future classic being tightly held. Nothing to see here 
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    symsy reacted to JB in CERAMIC COATING AND PIZZA DAY   
    Sunday probably preferred, love a volunteer car, I’ll bring the scotchbrite.....😉
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    symsy got a reaction from Kerry in PFA new skin...   
    Yeah thanks for all the effort 
     
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    symsy reacted to Niko in PFA new skin...   
    Sensational, new look....well done Kez.
    Hopefully an old fart like me will be able to post up photo's like a pro...

    Bugger me dead......that was easy.      I love it Kez.....
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    symsy got a reaction from Kerry in PFA new skin...   
    Yeah thanks for all the effort 
     
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    symsy reacted to Coastr in New Import Laws applying from 2019   
    Qld LHD registration -> 30+ year old cars only
    It’s stupid that the import changes don’t do anything about the gaps between the state rules.  You can bring in a Bugatti but you still can’t register it in most states.
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    symsy reacted to 9r in New Import Laws applying from 2019   
    Great write up of the new rules Coastr.
    Now before everyone starts looking at those overseas auction sites, Remember one important thing, Whilst it maybe easier to import them they will all still be subject to import duty, gst and our favourite tax that has no more relevance but on which every politician seems not to mention, luxury car tax. So unless your going overseas for a year the cars will still be very expensive... imagine the taxes on a 918 or a Singer 😫
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    symsy reacted to Jason A in New Import Laws applying from 2019   
    Hence the reason a 996 GT3 stacks up. You can buy one cheaper here than most RHD countries. Jump on board.
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    symsy reacted to itsujack in New Import Laws applying from 2019   
    Thanks for the summary @Coastr very interesting! (immediately starts looking for OS auction sites for 964's..., which sites do we know of???)
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    symsy reacted to Coastr in New Import Laws applying from 2019   
    So the parliament stopped replacing prime ministers for 5 minutes and passed some legislation it seems.
    I'm collecting this data from various places so I might have some of it wrong.  Feel free to correct me.  Those who insist on only considering vehicles with an Australia dealer stamp look away now while the ugliness of imports is discussed!
    1989 Imports
    The old rule of importing vehicles manufactured before 1989 (had to have a build date prior to 1/1/1989) is going away.
    It is going to be replaced with a rolling 25 year rule.  I'm not sure if this applies on a calendar-year-to-calendar year
    Personal Imports
    This is not changing - if you own a vehicle for 12 months you can bring it in.  
    RAV - Register of Approved Vehicles
    This is a big list of vehicles approved for Australia.   There are three ways of getting on the list:
    1. type approval
    2. concessional RAV
    3. rule based
    Type approval seems to be the normal way of importing cars (e.g. manufacturers) where type approval is granted.
    Concessional RAV means the car appears on a list known as the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles or SEVs Register.  This appears to be a big list of vehicles the government will keep. 
    On the list is :
    older vehicles (rolling 25 year) specialist and enthusiast vehicles (SEVs) vehicles owned and used overseas for a minimum of 12 months by migrants or returning Australians (the current Personal Import Scheme) Cars brought in under the 25 year or personal import rule don't have to be on the RAV type approved list ( I guess hence concessional )
    Cars on the SEVs list are those which fulfil the following criteria:
    Have never been on the type approval. Can be a variant of a vehicle that did/does have type approval.  Variant means a model that has a different body, transmission or propulsion system, or is a different vehicle category Variants must be available elsewhere in the world for at least three months before the application is made Variants must also meet one of the 6 criteria: Performance : a graduated threshold based on power-to-weight: staring in 1992, it is 110kw/t, increasing by 1kw/t for every model year.  A 2018 model must have 126kw/t Environmental : blah blah greenie cars who cares Mobility : for wheelchairs and things like that, but only for manufacturer based models (ie no dodgy conversions) Rarity : Make is under 3,000 per year averaged over production run; or model is less than 1,000 per year averaged over the production run; or Variant is less than 100 per year averaged over model run.  LHD vehicles in this criteria don't have to be converted, but are still subject to state registration laws (Have Bugatti Veyron? Move to Darwin) LHD : If the car was never made in RHD for any market in the world (eg Corvette).  Only applies to passenger vehicles. Campervans : Originally built as a camper SEVS sheet : https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/mv_standards_act/files/Info_Sheet_1_SEVs.pdf
    I recommend looking at 'attachment B' on this link : https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/mv_standards_act/files/Info_Sheet_10_RAV.pdf 
    Rally / Race Vehicles
    There is an ongoing scheme for special purpose vehicles which include race/rally use and hot-rods where the vehicle is not on the RAV but can be imported, but cna't be used on-road.
    Modifying Vehicles
    It appears as though modifications are not allowed - what exactly consists a modification I can't figure out.  But if it varies significantly from vehicles on the RAV it isn't allowed - although I think this is aimed at conversions of vehicles to campers and other types of mods.
    When does it happen?
    Some becomes effective immediately, and some start 12 months after passing of the bill.  Vehicles on the SEV only start 12 months after.  Personal imports start immediately (I think)
    Links : https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/bd/bd1718a/18bd108
    Concessional Imports : https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/mv_standards_act/files/Info_Sheet_5_Concessional_Imports.pdf
    Not sure if the bill has become law yet, but it passed both houses of parliament, so it won't be long.
    ALSO don't forget the LCT and Import Duties appear to be staying the same.
    What does this mean for the Porsche lover?
    As of bill passing, the max date of manufacturer jumps from 1988 to 1993, and will go up each year for import approvals. 
    * All 964s will immediately become importable, whereas previously they have never been.  Expect a flood of RHD HK/UK cars in and a gush of LHD US/EU/JP cars.
    * Over the next 4 years the entire back-catalog of 993 models will be importable, both RHD and LHD
    * 928 GT and GTS cars are now importable, whereas previously they were not. 
    * All 968 models are now importable, whereas previously they were not
    * Carrera GTs satisfy both the performance criteria and the rarity criteria and will be importable in 12 months
    * 918s satisfy both the performance critera and the rarity critera and will be importable in 12 months (in LHD or RHD)
    * All 993, 996, 997 and 991 NA, Turbos and GT3s (and GT2 etc etc) satisfy the performance criteria but were originally sold in Australia thus fail the variant test.  The only exception I can think of would be perhaps the 993 RS, if it satisifies the variant test. (or was it sold here?) . However as the 25 year rolling rule marches on these will become importable.  You are only 5 years away from importing 996.1 GT3s if you have your eye on one.
    * Cayman GT4s etc satisfy the power/weight ratio - but again only in RHD and don't satisfy the variant criteria.
    ...Basically if you want a Porsche sports car from another country that wasn't previously sold here you can have it.  The only trick will be getting a RHD model for newer cars unless you live in the NT, or Tas/WA where the LHD rules allow for newer exotics (rarity criteria).
    I haven't covered the JDM imports under RAWS but basically those will continue.  Because a lot of Jap cars don't really clear the performance bar (especially in the last ten years) then it's not so good for them.  But for a Porsche fan it's happy days if you have your eye on a rare model somewhere.
    The only thing I can't figure out is where you stand with a Singer ... is it a modified car?  I _don't think so_ - but I could be wrong.  
    There's also a ton of stuff in there about recalls - probably in the wake of the Takata airbag thing.  I didn't read any of it.
    Anyway hope this is helpful for those who peruse international websites (ahem @Mike D'Silva who is always on FB ads poking around) - especially those with their eye on a 964 or 993.
    And here's me purposely buying pre 1989 for import, then they go and pass the law, and there's a 'street find' 964 a couple of blocks away.  Dang.  It's a bit rough anyway.
     
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    symsy reacted to edgy in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    I recall seeing it! I thought that guy is my hero...  
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    symsy reacted to Jason A in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    He ran it at Rennsport 2015, with the number plate SNOT on it. Nice guy
     
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    symsy got a reaction from sleazius in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    problem is proper ownership is a very very special Enigma in Pcar world . 
    Dont Drive it trouble 
    Drive it too much trouble
    Know what toilet paper the owner used 30 years ago impressed
    Dont vacuum ur car deals off 
    Next gen Porsche buyers are special , I think I’m gonna write a book of quotes from my recent selling experiences 
    Race car - Where’s the stereo 
    78 car - Does it have seat warmers 
    Race car driver , do they always put the steering wheel and pedals in that funny position ? 
    😀
     
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    symsy got a reaction from sleazius in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    problem is proper ownership is a very very special Enigma in Pcar world . 
    Dont Drive it trouble 
    Drive it too much trouble
    Know what toilet paper the owner used 30 years ago impressed
    Dont vacuum ur car deals off 
    Next gen Porsche buyers are special , I think I’m gonna write a book of quotes from my recent selling experiences 
    Race car - Where’s the stereo 
    78 car - Does it have seat warmers 
    Race car driver , do they always put the steering wheel and pedals in that funny position ? 
    😀
     
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    symsy reacted to edgy in 997 GT3 Market Watch   
    Back on topic, yes on the Green one @symsy  love the RS in that colour... I'd be torn between that and a pumpkin! Biased opinion I know, but I think the 997.1 RS is THE best looking of all GT3 RS 
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    symsy got a reaction from sleazius in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    problem is proper ownership is a very very special Enigma in Pcar world . 
    Dont Drive it trouble 
    Drive it too much trouble
    Know what toilet paper the owner used 30 years ago impressed
    Dont vacuum ur car deals off 
    Next gen Porsche buyers are special , I think I’m gonna write a book of quotes from my recent selling experiences 
    Race car - Where’s the stereo 
    78 car - Does it have seat warmers 
    Race car driver , do they always put the steering wheel and pedals in that funny position ? 
    😀
     

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