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> 991.2 GT3, Porsche Experts ring in
post May 26 2018, 10:44 PM
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Hey Everyone, Iím ready to purchase a .2 GT3. I think it will nicely compliment my Performante and would complete my dream garage. I have always been a fan of Porsche GT cars. Theyíre extremely well engineered, tend to hold their value, and are fun to drive or track. My first foray into expensive cars was a 997.1 GT3. I enjoyed that car and have missed it since I let it go. Up to this point, I have been a one expensive/exotic car owner. Iím now lucky enough (with some hard work thrown in there) to have two.

The hunt is now on for a 991.2 GT3. It has to have a manual, Sport Bucket Seats, PCCBs, lift, and some other goodies. I have found a few that meet this criteria but they are selling pretty quick. And all are commanding over MSRP. Some are a bit crazy on price. Iím willing to pay over (call me crazy) within reason. So, here are some questions I have for those who own one or are Porsche experts/enthusiasts.

First, does anyone have a connection or know of a build slot that may somehow be available at or near MSRP.

Next, car choices. Both are pre-owned. Iím currently looking at a Racing Yellow with a nice spec. 173K MSRP. Asking price is 209K. Way high in my opinion. It is missing the Leather/Alcantara option and a couple of others. But it has Shark Werks exhaust, clear bra, and clear markers. It can be privately sold to me which saves sales tax here in AZ(about 16K). The other car is Chalk that has a loaded spec. 183K MSRP. Asking 205K. I love the options on this car. It was done almost perfect. Not sure if this one is available private sale. Itís at a dealer but perhaps consigned. Iím going to call and find out.
Hereís the dilemma. I like the yellow color a bit better but the options better on the Chalk. Given these two (I have a negotiated price in mind on both), which would you choose and why? The yellow one is missing the leather on the dash and doors. Would you let that stop you from getting this car? Chalk is the most ordered color on the GT3 but I still like it. I donít know if the options or color will have a bigger bearing on future value. Any ideas?

Thanks for reading this far and I look forward to your responses. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! Thank You to all our Vets!

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post May 27 2018, 12:19 AM
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I have driven a 991.1 GT3 , left me very cold. I found the car lacking in emotion, in comparison to my 997.2 GT3RS. It felt bigger, more comfortable, and less connected to the road, not as hardcore. For me its no comparison. YEs the mk2 991 GT3 is supposed to be better, but the electronic steering rather than hydraulic really is very poor in steering feel.

I would look for a nice 997.2 GT3RS. Last of the Metzger, last of the hydraulic steering, no rear wheel steering, simple and more hardcore. I don't know the pricing in USA, but over here the 997.2RS is cheaper than the 991.2 GT3. That is crazy to me.

If you still want to go ahead with the 991.2 , I personally hate chalk, very boring and ugly, like a very off white stuck in the washing machine with one black sock. Anyways, that just personal opinion. The lack of leather/alcantara is something you will notice a lot, yet I wouldn't let it stop a purchase, as long as everything else about the car and price are exactly how you want it. My RS doesn't have it, and it annoys me when I get in the car, as you do notice it: but it doesn't change the way the car drives, it doesn't make it less or more fun, and my price was great for a almost new ultra low mileage so i bought it.


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post May 27 2018, 01:31 AM
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Buy chalk and wrap it yellow = best of both!
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post May 27 2018, 06:54 AM
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Ten over is a good deal. Only you know what options are important to you but the plastic dash is a non-starter for most buyers. I think yellow is a better choice, more fun, looks great with PCCB, rarer. Keep looking, check Rennlist, they arenít THAT hard to find, get the one you want. You are going to pay a premium and even though you are at the mercy of othersí specs, donít settle on the important stuff.
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