Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Many moons ago I had a VL Commodore. As a pimply 18 year old it was my pride and joy. And as a car-mad teen I loved cruising and the odd track day at QR and Mt Cotton skid pan. I was a keen follower of an online Aussie car magazine that I can’t recall the name of, which also had a forum component. The Brisbane/Gold Coast members were pretty active having social drives and being an ‘all-comers’ type event there was a vast array of cars from fast 4s to grumbling v8s. And then a sleek, curvaceous 996 turbo arrived on the scene. Following that machine around on a number of occasions I was smitten by the looks, sound and performance of that silver beast. 
https://images.app.goo.gl/nUDyq8kd3rcEBP618

Many years later, and after enjoying many different brands and a couple of other Pcars along the way, the stars have aligned and I sold my 987 so that I could begin the search for my dream 911. After a couple of false starts, I have bought a very tidy, low mileage 996 turbo.
All I have to do now is wait for another month 😫for her to be delivered from the faraway lands of WA. 
So excited!!! I keep logging onto the Ceva car tracker hoping for an update. Collection this Friday is the beginning of the slow journey east. 
 

9F440E66-0C4B-4F4D-8B16-76EE21CE0711.jpeg

F1A44A86-E17F-4D3A-980D-3A6D2C6F4E34.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks great. Likewise, got mine from WA last year and freighted over to NSW via Ceva. Went with the enclosed freight option which also guarantees delivery date. Specifically asked them not to wash it when it landed at the Minto Depot to ensure no damage. Everything worked out great, but was checking the tracking system a couple of times a day. Good Luck, hope your delivery goes well. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One month... not sure I could bare that wait!!! I’d vote one way flight to Perth with a friend and cannonball the car back east.... congrats, they’re wicked machines 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, it’s going to be a long wait. Ceva enclosed 👍. Their website will get plenty of hits and I will post some updates here. 
I had suggested flying over and driving back but don’t have the time to spare. And being self-employed, I’m better off working and paying for transport than the lost revenue. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Beautiful.! 

Good work, can't wait to see it.

Was it Turbo all the way, or did a GT3 get some consideration too.?  Just curious as to the thought process / mindset or just smitten.!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

image.png.acfa167a0965b5a26b0918d3b32eb0fe.png

Good Looking car!

Those wheels surprise... as in I may not have chose them off the shelf, but they work very well on the car. 

I have a penchant for lowered cars, and your Turbo looks perfect with this lowered stance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Congratulations! My 84 was also a WA car and remember the frequent visits to the Ceva tracking site... It will be worth the wait!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, WOKA said:

Beautiful.! 

Good work, can't wait to see it.

Was it Turbo all the way, or did a GT3 get some consideration too.?  Just curious as to the thought process / mindset or just smitten.!

Was 99% turbo all the way. Had a small detour into GT3 territory but I’m not tracking it and ultimately wanted 4 seats for the occasional family drive (kids can knees up in the back once in a while). 
Also investigated a fully loaded 997S at Weltmeister. It’s a 1 of 4 special but a dealership special with sanction from Porsche HQ. PCBrisbane said I should buy that on rarity alone. I can share more info if anyone wants more.

Finally back to turbo. It’s what I’ve wanted for so long. Lowered, exhaust, options, low ks (63k), mint body

 

4B260E00-58D7-4D95-8C69-C47D751D192F.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, flamingporsche said:

Finally back to turbo. It’s what I’ve wanted for so long. Lowered, exhaust, options, low ks (63k), mint body

@flamingporsche What's the name of the colour? (Seal grey?)

Is it Auto or Manual?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
49 minutes ago, flamingporsche said:

The journey begins😎

9B2D6382-C657-4FEB-874A-07C402F7B674.jpeg

And I don’t know why image is loading upside down 🤨

Well we are down under........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks @LeeM  Pic is right way up on my phone.  Weirdness ensues. 
Now we begin the hourly hit to the Ceva website 😂

So far it’s headed the wrong way. Next for the train journey east. 

B5DB7193-D72F-4A46-A55A-0C9C487A3929.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Less painful than driving back dodging wombats, emus, roos, wedgetails, camels and bugs. Oh and adding 5k klms in 5 days.

Very jealous, it's my aim to have one of these before the game ends.

Awesome colour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@flamingporsche Is your phone the right way up? 🤔 😉

 I bought my car from WA and CEVA deliver it. They were really good to deal with

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have movement (finally :Jumping:).  Will be on its way to the railyards in Perth today.

On 22/02/2020 at 09:22, TwoHeadsTas said:

Well we are down under........

Really sticky tyres!! :ph34r:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

PFA [Porsche Forum Australia]

This is an online platform for like-minded Porsche fans/fanatics/tragics to come together to read, chat and share.

It is also a platform to arrange and participate in off-line social meet-ups, events and drives.

×
×
  • Create New...