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  1. Another call out for Charlie Battisti - I stopped by today for a quote/advice on a minor parking scrape requiring a small paint repair on the rear guard - after inspection & check of the paint code, he returned with a paint pot and did a professional touch-up of the damaged area and then went on to fix a few other stone chips around the front of the car at no cost ... a very positive experience!
  2. @NBTBRV8 - the specification on the GTS also grabbed my attention - I am fine with PDK but not sure about black wheels on a Guards Red car with yellow brake callipers (shades of Linfox?) - also cautious about PCCB from a maintenance perspective but otherwise it appears to be relatively good value against the other GTS cars currently listed on Carsales - I will have a look later this week if time permits.
  3. Sadly, the driver of the 911 Turbo is known in the Porsche community but has been using a different name in recent years.
  4. Hi Redman - what are you asking for the 981 car cover?
  5. As speculated by @Prodigy, the ambitiously priced grey 981 Cayman GTS at Ferrari North Shore is in fact a GT4 - I was hoping it was a GTS to complete my “register” of the 10 (or is it 11) manual GTS cars sold in Australia. For those of us who watch these cars, here is the listing as it currently stands - the options listed are those that can be observed from photos on Carsales or referenced in the accompanying description - for a couple of cars, there are too many options to list here.
  6. The reason may simply be due to growth in the available range of options on the later model cars - my car has 40+ options so I suspect the “sticker” may look more like a “poster” if they still followed the previous practice!
  7. Eye watering asking price for a 993 Turbo S - the green on green combination would not be my first choice! https://wwwx.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1998-Porsche-911-Turbo-S-993-Manual-AWD/OAG-AD-18575702
  8. 1) there is no sticker on the underside of the bonnet - VIN is visible through the front windscreen and on the side of bonnet & hatch (and a few other places) but the engine & gearbox no’s and options codes are not displayed - I didn’t get the exact specification of my car (as 2nd owner) until I obtained the details from PCA (you need to give them the VIN); 2) the service book covers all 911 models (ex-GT cars) and 981 Boxster & Caymans - not sure if I understand your question but the service book gets stamped in the usual manner; 3) the rev counter on a 981 Boxster S is a silver colour (unless optioned in a different colour); 4) my car is still under 40,000km so some way below your 120,000km insights (but no issues to date). David
  9. Hi Phil - a very warm welcome to 981 Cayman ownership - as another white 981 Cayman S owner (albeit a heavily optioned PDK), I followed your car on Carsales closely as I suspect I am an ex-neighbour of the seller (my previous house is just outside the photos in the advertisement). You make some interesting comments, particularly as previous owner of G-series 911’s, you weren’t keen on a water cooled 911 but happy to go with a Cayman. I haven’t spent a lot time behind the wheel of newer 911’s but for some, they are now one size too big and the opportunity to exploit the full capability on public roads is limited. I would be happy to have one in the garage but for me, the size & performance balance of the 981/982 platform is close to ideal and I haven’t been tempted to look seriously at another car in 3-years of 981 ownership. Enjoy!
  10. @981KMan - was not sure what to expect before opening the link ... what price a couple of dodgy “GTS” stickers? It appears to sit a little lower than a standard car (PASM optioned?) and may be fitted with spacers as the rear wheels in particular sit right out in the guards?
  11. I have it on good authority that a little care is needed to shield the full leather dash from hot and extended sun exposure but otherwise, love the 2-tone full leather option as it really lifts the quality of the interior with the black upper section avoiding reflections with the (otherwise) Luxor Beige dash top - welcome and enjoy!
  12. I see another white GTS manual has been listed in Queensland so there are currently 4 manuals for sale in Australia - now must be some kind of record!
  13. Some comments: - the manual transmission will be slower but (for some) more engaging - that said, I would not rule out a PDK as the transmission as it’s simply the best of the breed and incredibly intuitive - around 90% of 981 cars were PDK so you will have a broader range of cars to choose from; - an “S” has considerably more power and, more importantly in the context of high revving non turbo engines, a lot more torque (see the no’s above); - difficult to say if the $30k difference b/w the 2 cars is reasonable without physically inspecting them both to compare condition - the interior of base car does look a little scrappy but the discoloured number plate cover may simply be a build up of grime inside the cover? On the basis of the ad comments, you might conclude the “S” model has been maintained regardless of cost, but, again, the devil will be in the detail - there is likely a premium on the manual “S” for scarcity; - others may correct me here but the base model, as an MY15 with Sport Chrono will likely have auto rev matching whereas the “S” won’t as the feature wasn’t available on MY13 cars. Happy searching!
  14. @981KMan - I would go for an “S“over a base model for the added performance, bigger brakes, and slightly better equipment levels - in terms of performance, the jump from 2.7 to 3.4 is more significant (+37Kw, +80Nm) than the marginal step-up from “S” model to “GTS” model (+11Kw, +10Nm) - that said, the advantage of the 2.7 is it’s a very sweet engine, with some suggesting it is smoother at high revs. I am big wrap for Michelin’s PS4S tyres - massive improvement over P Zeros - no price disadvantage for supply/fitting through an authorised Porsche dealer. On the maintenance question, my car is at 38,000km and it has all been routine to date - rotors & pads are still original etc. I will update after the intermediate service booked for early April. The one caution, however, is in the Carsales listing for the white 2013 CS manual - it has travelled just under 25,000km and the comments say “scheduled timing belt replacement was completed” (major cost). I have had a good look through my service books and can’t see the belt replacement scheduled anywhere so question if this one was showing signs that replacement was necessary?
  15. A couple of comments to assist your search - you mention a preference for a 3.4 litre “S” model, manual transmission and 18” wheels - only the 2.7 litre base model came with 18” wheels with the “S” model fitted as standard with 19” rims and with many of those are optioned with 20”. I assume your preference for 18” wheels is due to ride comfort concerns - I would not discount a car with 20” rims if it has PASM (my Cayman has that combination and ride is brilliant for a focused sports car) - also be aware that some of the 20” styles (Carrera Classics & Techno) are wider rims than the Carrera Sports which does add to ride harshness - note also PASM lowers the ride height so that might not work if you have a steep driveway/cross over. The gold coloured cars are very rare and more so with a manual transmission - Lime Gold was available as a special colour ($6000 option) for cars built between 2012 & 2015. One forum member here has a Lime Gold 981 Cayman with manual transmission but I don’t recall seeing a Boxster with that combination but confident you will find one in white, silver or grey. Good luck with your search!

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