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On 17/09/2019 at 17:45, 911jon said:

Well, I might as well join this forum too. One can never have too many to follow....

 

I suspect that probably pretty much the same crew cohabit PH, PCGB and here?

 

So, why did I buy my R?

 

I have a 1988 3.2 Carrera that is currently undergoing restoration work. Driving that for the last 18 years has given me a taste for uncomplicated driving machines. I've been through a few more modern performance cars, but none has ever matched the purity and joy of the 911 as a driving machine. My initial criteria:

1: Must be manual. I do understand that PDK is much faster than me and makes the car faster too, but I want to decide when and how to change gear. I know, I know, I'm a dinosaur.

2: Purest available driving experience in a reasonably modern Porsche (that means post 2008 due to the IMS bearing issues etc).

3: No interest in toys/music/comforts. I have all that in my family car.

 

I strongly considered the following:

997.2 3.6 Carrera 2. I think it is underrated; living in the shadow of the 997 S. I have driven one and found it pleasingly communicative and involving, with an engine I prefer to the 3.8. A very close call vs. the R.

981 GTS. A delightful car, but somehow less feel and soul (for me!) than a 987 R. A little too contrived in terms of exhaust sound, EPAS, electric handbrake are all minuses in the dinosaur handbook.

981 GT4: Prices have been dropping fast, but I was only slightly tempted. It's a great car, but a bit too much of an aggressive track weapon for me.

987 R: I first drove a PDK (thanks to Porsche Tewkesbury), and as soon as I did, i knew I had to have a manual. My car miraculously appeared privately for sale within 10 miles of my home. Deal done!

 

I love it; it's one hell of a car for the money. It's one hell of a car for any money!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great choice! Love the colour

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On 11/10/2019 at 12:29, Wingnonut said:

Hi. Just put a deposit on a CR and picking up next Saturday. I also have a 3.2 Carrera like Jon above (must be a thing as there are a few on IB.com with CRs now!)

 

Purchased through 911Virgin. Maybe the car is known around these parts? 

 


 

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Welcome to the club, great looking car. Would be interesting to know how it compares to your 3.2 Carrera

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On 11/10/2019 at 12:29, Wingnonut said:

Hi. Just put a deposit on a CR and picking up next Saturday. I also have a 3.2 Carrera like Jon above (must be a thing as there are a few on IB.com with CRs now!)

 

Purchased through 911Virgin. Maybe the car is known around these parts? 

 


 

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Hi Wingnonut,

 

Congratulations , that's a beautiful car, guards red works so well on the R. My Carrera 3.2 is guards red. You have excellent taste in cars! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am enjoying mine. Hopefully I will get to meet up with some of you in the near future.

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19 hours ago, 911jon said:

 

Hi Wingnonut,

 

Congratulations , that's a beautiful car, guards red works so well on the R. My Carrera 3.2 is guards red. You have excellent taste in cars! I hope you enjoy it as much as I am enjoying mine. Hopefully I will get to meet up with some of you in the near future.

3.2 is Guards too! Can’t wait to get a “couples” shot of the two of them. You on IB.com? Would be great to catch up. Maybe we could organise a meet for CR owners?

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On 16/10/2019 at 13:52, Wingnonut said:

3.2 is Guards too! Can’t wait to get a “couples” shot of the two of them. You on IB.com? Would be great to catch up. Maybe we could organise a meet for CR owners?

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Hi Wingnonut,

 

Another beautiful car! Mine is a Targa Sport, hence my preference for a Cayman R over a Spyder. I have open topped motoring covered already. A pic of both together would be great... mine is F plate too, with 8" rears and 7" fronts. I am out near Bath, I seem to be miles from anyone else!

 

Cheers,

 

Jon 

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Now that's a nice picture! Bravo sir!

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I'm so looking forward to getting my 3.2 back from Riviera so that I can take a side-by-side picture (or two!) of my own. Like Wingnonut, I am still very much in love with it; the driving experience is just as rewarding as the R.

Wingnonut; I am indeed on IB, but haven't posted (or looked in much) in years. I'll look for you there on the '3.2 Carrera and Cayman R' register!

 

 

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Don’t know the car but I have seen it and know the guys at Maundrell.

car seems good for the money was almost tempted to buy it for a daily

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42 minutes ago, Y3owa said:

Don’t know the car but I have seen it and know the guys at Maundrell.

car seems good for the money was almost tempted to buy it for a daily

Thanks Y3owa - what’s your experience of Maundrells?

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I bought my first cayman r from them in 2015, they were great as I was actually in the states at the time so very good service.

 

they then invited to me to a customer only private track day! Great fun!

 

since then I tend to use them for repair work etc as I don’t trust the garages in London.

 

if you get a chance speak with Steve that’s who I dealt with.

 

all the best Andy 

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34 minutes ago, Y3owa said:

I bought my first cayman r from them in 2015, they were great as I was actually in the states at the time so very good service.

 

they then invited to me to a customer only private track day! Great fun!

 

since then I tend to use them for repair work etc as I don’t trust the garages in London.

 

if you get a chance speak with Steve that’s who I dealt with.

 

all the best Andy 

Thanks again Andy,

 

Jason

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Thats a PTS colour on the CR, probably the only one in the UK I wouldn't mind betting.  

 

 

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Deleted (by me) - I’m going blind....

 

 

 

 

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Hello all. I've returned to the forum as I am looking for a Cayman R as after missing out on a couple of nice ones in the classifieds earlier this year. Anyone looking to sell one with manual and buckets?

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15 hours ago, Prestonese said:

Hello all. I've returned to the forum as I am looking for a Cayman R as after missing out on a couple of nice ones in the classifieds earlier this year. Anyone looking to sell one with manual and buckets?

 

My old car is for sale at JZM at the moment...

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17 hours ago, Windymiller said:

Deleted (by me) - I’m going blind....

 

 

 

 

 

With age does not come beauty my friend ;) 

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20 hours ago, Prestonese said:

Hello all. I've returned to the forum as I am looking for a Cayman R as after missing out on a couple of nice ones in the classifieds earlier this year. Anyone looking to sell one with manual and buckets?

You have PM - I was waiting until the spring to sell mine but if you are looking now it’d be rude not to answer 😀

Cheers

Mke

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5 hours ago, Beanoir said:

 

My old car is for sale at JZM at the moment...

That seems like a very reasonable price for your old

one Nick if it’s still got the Ohlins suspension and Carnewal exhaust fitted 🤔

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