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I wasn't sure how to start this thread. Or even if I should start one at all. But alas here we are.

(Essay incoming, skip to bottom for the good bit)

This week has been somewhat of a roller coaster of emotions.

I am not sure many got a chance to click through on the link @Alex0 posted on Tuesday. That car was one the OPC approved used site and gone within 24hrs.

Being a regular visitor of the site, possibly 4 times a day since Aug last year (Mrs probably happy with my search history), hitting up our very own @ADL and @Redman who both were very generous in their advice which proved very helpful.
I clocked a car that just came on sale. Perhaps it had gone up 30 mins before? I am not sure but I called Leeds to enquire, the sales guy didn't even know it had gone live.

I enquired about the history, condition etc usual stuff and told him I was very interested but not at that price. I put in a very strong offer and was instantly rejected. Damn.

OK so second offer, he said he will go away and speak with his manager. In the meantime he will get someone to take some pics and send them over. Anyway more to and fro chat throughout the day and it's 6pm. He calls me and says Shah, look we got some interested buyers and we are very happy to move forward with them if you are not....

Phone line goes dead. I return dialled and nothing. Doesn't ring. Damn no tone. Call the dealer and no answer. Close of business.

What the hell do I do? I did what anyone in my shoes would have done... hit up @Scottyant for 7th time that day and simply said... guide me O wise one :roflmao: (proper legend he is, put up with so many of my irritating questions).

A few choice words from him and I was texting the sales rep at 830pm telling him I want the car.

Fast forward to 845am I called the OPC to talk to Neil my sales rep, que receptionist silence.. "Shah, Neil isn't in today, he will be back tomorrow. Shall I ask him to call you back?"

No.. you dumbass. No. Just no. Put me through to manager or another sales rep I want to buy the car now (not exactly those words, but you get the picture).

So another chap comes on the phone and spins me some story about how his guy has offered on the car too and he can't take a deposit because they have a meeting. He will discuss with his manager and "maybe" call me back.

What the hell kind of smoke and mirrors are being played here?

Not one to take it lyng down. I gave an excellent speech why they should sell me the car and in the end managed to bag some discount and goodwill too.

Deposit placed. Car off sale.

Had to jump through some hoops re the finance, as never done that before but fast forward to this evening and everything approved.

Now it's a waiting game till collection day.

Anyway if you are still here after that all that waffle or if you skipped to the end. Here are the specs.

991.2 GT3
GT silver
Manual
Clubsport (folding carbon buckets)
Lift
Led's
Bose
Reversing cam
Extended leather everywhere (interior trim, dash etc)
No PCCB's

Oh and it's fresh... 2.4k miles. I love it, as its a very classy spec (to my eyes). Sort of touring with a wing if you will.

Thanks lads, you guys helped me get this over the line. Its a dream come true type scenario for me and your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Shah.
 

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Telsy

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Fookin’ awesome buddy, what a spec, exactly what I would pick, will be mega. Many congrats, I am totally made up for you :beer:
 

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Fookin’ awesome buddy, what a spec, exactly what I would pick, will be mega. Many congrats, I am totally made up for you :beer:
Thanks Telsy. GT silver is my fav colour!
After seen all the lovely GTs on here, I couldn't resist mate.
 

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Congrats mate, that looks awesome!
 

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Shah mate, enjoy. You have achieved one of my life goals right there and what a stunning example. One day I hope to be able to have one for myself. Until then I am going to enjoy it vicariously through you.

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Shah mate, enjoy. You have achieved one of my life goals right there and what a stunning example. One day I hope to be able to have one for myself. Until then I am going to enjoy it vicariously through you.

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Forget vicariously Alex. I'll see you soon bud!
 
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When is collection day?
 

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Holy hell Schmeel you did it! You bagged a lovely GT3 there (spec looks good), well done for getting the 991.2 version, that cup engine will blow your mind! Roll on pickup day :beer:
 
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Ohhhh-emmmmm-geeeeee.

Mate that is awesome! After waiting such a long time, being patient, and holding out for the car that you really wanted. I’m really pleased for you and what a way to do it. Especially given the recent emotional rollercoaster.

The spec sounds perfect, and you know I’m a big fan of GT silver.

I really think the 991.2 GT3 will be seen as even more of a special car than it is already in the future. Possibly the greatest of the GT3’s. Manual too. :shades:
 

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Very nice indeed :beer:

You have some good times ahead for sure, specially when the weather warms up!!
 

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Congratulations Bud …. was a absolute pleasure , we got you there in the end ;) .

It’s a beautiful car with a fantastic spec and super rare in manual which only adds to the enjoyment and exclusivity of owning it :beer:

Look forward to seeing it in the flesh :thumbsup:
 

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Well done mate, great spec and looks superb, enjoy!

I find the chase just as enjoyable as owning it!
 

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If you're not local to Leeds dont pay silly money getting it delivered to you. I'm close to it and will take one for the team to help a cutter out :cool:
 

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Holy hell Schmeel you did it! You bagged a lovely GT3 there (spec looks good), well done for getting the 991.2 version, that cup engine will blow your mind! Roll on pickup day :beer:
Thanks mate.

Need more pics of the voodoo and perf!
 

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Ohhhh-emmmmm-geeeeee.

Mate that is awesome! After waiting such a long time, being patient, and holding out for the car that you really wanted. I’m really pleased for you and what a way to do it. Especially given the recent emotional rollercoaster.

The spec sounds perfect, and you know I’m a big fan of GT silver.

I really think the 991.2 GT3 will be seen as even more of a special car than it is already in the future. Possibly the greatest of the GT3’s. Manual too. :shades:

Thanks Morph.

I think that candle will burn brightest for the 991.2 RS and the 997.2 4.0 RS.

I am thinking a mini cutters meet/Road trip this year. Hopefully we can gather a decent crowd?
 

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Very nice indeed :beer:

You have some good times ahead for sure, specially when the weather warms up!!
Thanks Xbox.
 

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Congratulations Bud …. was a absolute pleasure , we got you there in the end ;) .

It’s a beautiful car with a fantastic spec and super rare in manual which only adds to the enjoyment and exclusivity of owning it :beer:

Look forward to seeing it in the flesh :thumbsup:
Thanks Scotty. As always greatly appreciated mate.
 

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Well done mate, great spec and looks superb, enjoy!

I find the chase just as enjoyable as owning it!
Thanks Alex.

When you linked the car, pretty sure you may have generated a call or two :roflmao:.

Looking back on it, it has been great fun.
 

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