Flexing a golden cincture
- Jan 12, 2014
- Jan 12, 2014
- Reaction score
- What're you driving?
- Porsche Cayman GT4
As a bench mark figure Chris , I’ve been quoted locally £2790 for PPF only . That’s for
Front wings !
To me it’s never ever worth that kind of money . It will take 2 blokes a day tops .
Looks mint that one. 991.2 is supposed be be absolutely bulletpoof after the disaster with the chocolate engines on the 991.1. Will be amazing to drive.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 (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.
Clubsport (folding carbon buckets)
Extended leather everywhere (interior trim, dash etc)
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.
No buddy, I sold it on wrong advice as the mileage was over 11k. Back in the market again for one.
I’ve only just seen this Shah
It’s an absolute beauty, we’ll done you.
I hope you enjoy every single minute of driving and owning it my friend.
Big q - is your cool CSRalike keeping it company or is that off to a new home ?
I think someone i know has one of these in Lava.
What i didnt know was that people buy these things on interest only finance. Probably why the miles stay so low as to preserve the value due to that kind of finance model