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    Bayside, Melb.
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    Manual 981 Cayman S

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  1. Just a quick endorsement (if allowed) for Anthony at Alchemy Cosmetic Car Repairs (Moorabbin). I had a very very small dint on the rear quarter of my Cayman. I had to look hard to see it, but I knew it was there. I noticed @Philbee had mentioned Anthony. I waited and watched last Friday has he performed his little miracle. Great guy, great conversation with him and another customer and very reasonable cost. Most grateful for his service and expertise.
  2. This is 60 seconds well spent. It made me wonder how many on the forum have model cars on their desk at work? Makes me wonder what happens when I turn the lights out at the end of the day!!
  3. Hi nytelfer, I hadn't noticed this vehicle. I love the interior. Reminds me a lot of yours. This might sound ridiculous, but I love white leather. Looks amazing but cannot image how much work it would be to keep clean. This has such a solid list of options. I can't imagine it being for sale for too long.
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    What to do - Wheel Restoration

    Hi nbauto, As it turns out, I had an extensive conversation with the owner of Ace Alloys in very late December. In short he'd fix your issue for around $200 per rim. Web link attached http://www.acealloys.com.au From memory there is a place I'm Richmond (?) that is pretty good as well. Cheers MrMud
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    Porsche 356 carrera Zagato coupe sanction II

    That’s what I was thinking.
  6. I'll post some pics but it already photographs pretty well although swirls are visible to the eye. Hopefully it pops. I did not know of that rim website. I had a peep but am fearful that I might become too tempted. I reckon the wife might notice the difference and...
  7. Hi David, That is going to some trouble and expense. Brighton will also sell me 4x with tyres at AU$15K. I think this is why you take what you get and just be grateful. BTW, I'm meeting some PFA guys at Point Ormond on Saturday for the drive down. If you aren't already there you could jump on the convoy.
  8. I see you have a dilemma re: your next car. My advice is loosen your attraction to the colour and wheels type but stay focussed on a manual (hopefully with PSE and PASM). As the data shows there are not a lot around and your dream version may not even exist. BTW - wouldn't you love to dive into the PCA stats a little deeper and see all the variables (colour, rims and options). You'd be able to screw right down on individualism. Back to your selection. As much as you like red, I reckon you'd fall in love with your Cayman regardless of colour. I badly wanted my car to have 20" Sport Techno rims but the bastard who first owned wasn't thinking of me when he made the order ! I'll take that a step further, you could always paint your rims and wrap your car. I'm inclined to make cosmetic changes but not tinker with hardware. Work on my car... I had an oil change last November. Window tint two weeks ago. Tomorrow its going in for paint correction / detail and having a ceramic coat applied. Still working on a place to put the phone. Think I'll be doing new rubber, rotors and discs in the next 6 months. Love it.
  9. Hey Sleazius, You are correct. Getting caught in a daily jam isn't fun. PDK's are great for that. No doubt it has massive appeal and helps the company sell vehicles. I've had one of each and the PDK is super, but it's not the experience I was after. You ponder a good thought, how do enthusiasts get their hands on a manual when there are so few available? In my case, it's the only manual S I have seen for sale in the last 12 months. Jumped on it and probably paid a little more than I should have. Was also not going to miss a chance of the flat 6 with the 718's already launched. 2009... first year of the PDK in the 997?? I think it came to the Cayman/Boxter in 2011.
  10. 981KMan, Thanks for the credit re: Manuals. So, this was your car? I'm just catching up and may not have been a PFA member when this posted. You seem pretty hell bent on a manual. If I remember it's GTS, S then base - correct? Or, do you have an issue with space and the entire idea is on hold. Shame to have moved such a low K version on. B
  11. Hi David, I had not quite given the '15 & '16 sales drop much thought, but you are spot on. A well optioned S was right on GTS money. Can you imagine a GTS with all the options you have? The mind boggles. Hi 981KMan, I am with you regarding more base models being on the road. There is one on carsales right now, as there often seems to be. The gent at PCA was terrific in responding. You could tell this request was a giant pain in the arse for him. I would have though this data was fairly accessible but it seems not. I'm more than happy for you to share this info on the forum. This site should be (and is) a trusted resource for members. Regards Terrifying... what a wonderful way to describe a road approved vehicle
  12. Good question re: 911's. It would be an interesting comparo. Obviously PDK cost more but rarity is to be valued as well. A bit like how a Tiptronic 993 would have cost more but the difference now between that and a manual is huge.
  13. EEK! Brain unplugged at time of typing.
  14. Hi Guys and HNY, I just got a call back from Porsche Cars Australia. My question to him was - how many 981 Cayman S Manuals were sold in Australia? This disregards build year and does not include base models. 981 Cayman S Manuals 2014 11 manual 128 PDK TOTAL 139 2015 3 manual 38 PDK TOTAL 41 2016 2 manual 15 PDK TOTAL 17 TOTAL 16 manual 181 PDK TOTAL 197 Footnote: Before Christmas I was provided with stats for the 2013 S build as 5 manuals and 15 PDK. These 20 vehicles will be include in the numbers above (2014 total), but it helps readers cut the manuals from the above data. I was told it wasn't the easiest task to perform and it's something that they don't normally do. Think I'll drop the kind gentleman off a gift for going to the trouble. So there we have it, directly from PCA. Not sure how many cars there are on the road in Australia, but to think I drive one of only 16 is pretty special. Hopefully I'll get to meet those of you who will be at the Hangar this Saturday. Cheers,
  15. Think I'll join you and the crew Philbee. It'll be my first PCM event and I'm looking forward to it.