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5 hours ago, firstone said:

I passed what looked like a 992 3 days ago. Even had 992 number plate. Dunno my Porsche very well so may be mistaken. Not a gt3 though.

Might have been this one. Mate had it over to my place a few weeks ago. Stunning car. 

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9 minutes ago, mbedford said:

Yeah that’s the one... it’s only priced $60-70k higher than where it should be. 😂

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That makes the black comfort with 10K seem like a bargain.

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13 hours ago, edgy said:

Yeah that’s the one... it’s only priced $60-70k higher than where it should be. 😂

When it was last advertised it was privately listed first in its original plain white at $270k iirc. Then it was stickered up and relisted privately. 

Obviously Richmond's having a crack now. 

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On 05/03/2021 at 21:12, WGA said:

Makes a new 718 GT4 look like a bargain compared to this.

Yes, but its not part of the legendary family that is the 911. ;)

@edgy what did you end up buying in the end after selling yours?

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3 hours ago, mbedford said:

@edgy what did you end up buying in the end after selling yours?

 

The 996 GT3 RS that I had been chasing... :D 

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On 01/01/2021 at 16:16, luzzo said:

New Black Clubsport listed.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2008-porsche-911-gt3-997-manual-my08/SSE-AD-6980486/?Cr=0

51,000 kms & $239,911

Looks like an ex SA Richmonds car

 

Can confirm the above was sold, and is currently en-route to Sydney. More specifically, to my garage.

 

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5 minutes ago, 9eleven said:

to my garage

Nice buy - Tough looking car!

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15 minutes ago, cafe_racer said:

Seller of that car is also selling a red 993 Turbo, good setup!

That he is - Parting with both cars to pave the way for his new 992 GT3 I believe.

 

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6 hours ago, 9eleven said:

Can confirm the above was sold, and is currently en-route to Sydney. More specifically, to my garage.

 

Well done. Previous owner won best car in show with his guards red 993TT at the PCSA show n shine a couple of weeks ago. Knows how to take care of a car it seems!

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8 hours ago, 9eleven said:

Can confirm the above was sold, and is currently en-route to Sydney. More specifically, to my garage.

 

Congratulations.  997GT3 is an amazing car  👏

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19 hours ago, edgy said:

 

The 996 GT3 RS that I had been chasing... :D 

Nice one mate, what a very special car!

How was it to go backwards a gen after the 997? Miss anything? I guess a higher quality interior is the main one.

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5 hours ago, mbedford said:

Nice one mate, what a very special car!

How was it to go backwards a gen after the 997? Miss anything? I guess a higher quality interior is the main one.

 

So, I have had a 996 GT3 in the past, its a familiar vibe... it is interesting when people note the interiors as lots say the 997 is better quality, but I think that is not a fair general statement to make, as my 997 was pretty low rent in terms of options, where as my first 996 GT3 had full leather, carbon package etc... I would argue it had the more special feel in the cabin! It was the 997.2 that really amped it up and those are definitely nicer in standard guise... @us72t old car had nice options (full leather, PCM) that elevated that 7.1 cabin IMO. 

The RS, well its an RS so bare bones...but by far the best drivers car I have ever driven, and the steering is like nothing else! Having said that, its unforgiving and not a great car for long trips :lol: Once life calms down in June I will head back to the track and really drive it :D 

I know you want an all rounder and potentially to add the extra 2 seats, for those purposes the 997 GT3's are still the best all rounder IMO! Keep the faith, you will find your ideal car in white soon enough. ;) 

 

 

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Folks - new to forum and considering a GT3. I currently have a car in the US that I can bring back as a private import but I’m undecided if I should. I’ve never driven a GT car, and while I’m positive it’s better than my carrera, I’m not convinced it’s worth the $ delta, but I’m willing to find out!

My US car:

 

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1 hour ago, Aclmin said:

Folks - new to forum 

My US car

Welcome @Aclmin.

Love the colour of your 997 Carerra..!  Don't think I've ever seen a Maritime blue blue before, but looks great.

Reminds me a little of the launch colour for the 992GT3 - Shark Blue

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6 hours ago, Aclmin said:

while I’m positive it’s better than my carrera, I’m not convinced it’s worth the $ delta, but I’m willing to find out!

It is........

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8 hours ago, Aclmin said:

Folks - new to forum and considering a GT3. I currently have a car in the US that I can bring back as a private import but I’m undecided if I should. I’ve never driven a GT car, and while I’m positive it’s better than my carrera, I’m not convinced it’s worth the $ delta, but I’m willing to find out!

My US car:

 

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You can Private Import cars to Aus, but I am not sure about LHD if they are under 30 years old (depending on the state)? 

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7 hours ago, DJM said:

It is........

My car has full 997.2 GT3 suspension, brakes, uprights etc, plus RSS goodies, DSC and cup 2s (ie it’s objectively already better than a stock GT3 in the handling and feel department), so the difference is engine and gearbox - which is hear is mostly what you’re paying for anyway, but all those mods, plus the color make the decision/justification  harder!

4 hours ago, MFX said:

You can Private Import cars to Aus, but I am not sure about LHD if they are under 30 years old (depending on the state)? 

WA is 15 years so I sneak in with a 2006.

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Thats all good if you live West OZ.

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The suspension makes a difference to the equation. I put this in the same basket as GT3 vs RS. If you want the RS, you’ve got to have the RS. It’s that simple.

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@Aclmin your Carrera looks close to Voodoo Blue, which is my personal favourite colour for the GT3 https://www.google.com/search?q=gt3+voodoo+blue&sxsrf=ALeKk01MjoQCvLG1E2p2dnJ8fU5pmCsmBA:1616105167820&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiS98nz7LrvAhVUT30KHc8QCxIQ_AUoAXoECBIQAw&biw=1920&bih=937

@edgy I am still keeping the faith, although I wont be able to buy until 2nd half of this year now. I just did my 1st Trackday in my 997 Carrera S, still a good car to drive, just not the magic of a GT3 :)

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