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Hi all. 

My car is away at Hartech having an engine rebuild. This is both good and bad - it’s a lot of money but needed doing and the car will be amazing when it comes back. 

I’ve bought a new 718 Cayman to replace it and so will the selling it as soon as it’s ready. 

Thing is, my car is not like others for sale. I have spent a LOT of money on it making it faster, handle better, stop better, louder - just better in just about every area. More performance than an R, probably nearer to a GT4. 

My question is, do I advertise it in the usual places - here, Pistonheads, Porsche Owners etc or should I be looking for something more specialised?

its an 07 987 CS so a normal one would be £14k+ but this has a lot of extras plus a rebuilt 0 miles engine and I want £19k. 

What are your thoughts? 

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Just s quick update from me. 

The engine is now on its way back from the Hartech rebuild and will be going back into the car. 

Once it’s been run in and fresh oil put in, I’ll be advertising it properly. 

If anyone on here is interested or knows someone please get in touch. I’d love for the car to stay in the Owners club. 

Its going to be an absolute beast!!!

Regards 

Kai 

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Hi @Kai Sounds interesting and a good question to ask. 

Likewise I have a track kitted out 987.1 and spent way more on upgrades that I paid for the car, however selling is going to be difficult. I spoke to an independent Porsche garage in Guildford  about it when looking for a 981 S manual as a replacement and he said, he couldn't sell a highly modified car through his dealership because it would take too long to find the right customers and would have too many tire kickers with questions. 

 

The Porsche Centre Portsmouth told me they would take my car in part ex on a used 981 S, however offered me a very very low price and advised private sale or an independent Porsche garage with racing heritage like Parr, Strasse, Paragon etc...They have the contacts and expertise to answer questions. 

 

Hope this helps, there are options out there. My advice is invite a potential buyer to a track day, overtake everything on track, embarrass GT3 owners and the sale is done :) 

 

 

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Any time I have built a car and come time to ship it on I usually remove the mods.  Easier to sell and the resale of the mods usually leaves you much better off financially too. 

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Thanks for the feedback guys. 

 

@jcm987 I agree. There are no dealerships which specialise in modified cars and the others would offer silly low prices. What I need to find is another enthusiast like myself who wants all the good stuff I’ve done for much less money than doing it themselves and will be able to make use of it all. 

@Ben Gosling I will put some pictures up with the advert but if you pm me I’ll send some sooner 

@PMGPete the mods and rebuild are all part of the car as it stands now and cannot be taken off. It would be like trying to put a GT3 back to a Carrera lol. 

 

I will keep sending updates on the hopes that we can find someone through this forum who wants something a bit special. 

 

Cheers all !!

Kai 

 

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Definitely put a full spec and pics up! 

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Always worth listing on the normal places with a spec list, you never know who is reading.....

But, there will always be the people who see a highly modified car and automatically think it must have been tracked and thrashed, which is why the engine 'needed' to be rebuilt..... the sale of a modified car has quite a small window audience, so is generally a slow burner.

 

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Hi everyone 

 

I’ve just been told that the engine is now back with the car and should be all back together again in the next few days. It’ll need running in and a new MOT but will be awesome and ready to sell very soon. 

Please let me know if you or anyone you know are interested. 

Remember, don’t compare this with normal cars - if you want something faster, stiffer, noisier, extremely well sorted with lots and lots of money spent on it - this should be the car for you. 

I’m starting to regret having to sell it already !! 

Regards

Kai 

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There's a few FB groups dedicated to Caymans in particular, and Porsches in the UK in general, worth flagging the sale there too

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Hi all. 

I got the car back today and it is simply awesome. I can’t tell you how good the rebuilt engine feels. It’s done 100 miles to run in and had the oil changed and it’s now ready for sale. 

The car is brilliant - I know I’m selling it and would say that but it is so smooth, fast, loud, stiff, brakes are awesome -

everything about it is improved over standard. 

As you know, I’ve bought a new 718 Cayman now and can’t afford to keep both so I need to sell it. 

If you or anyone you know is looking for something special then please get in touch here.

ive put the ad up on PistonHeads today and will pug it up on the Porsche groups on FB etc too. 

Thanks again !! 

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Just checked the advert on PH. I wish you good luck with the sale mate 😁

Yes it is more than a std CS but I think to the right buyer it is a bargain.

Very good spec and modifications... 

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GLWS ! Someone's in for a treat buying this........

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GLWS, however I doubt you will get the price asked... My opinion but worth around 16k imo ... The sale of "modified" cars is a niche market so fairly small window of opportunity :35_thinking:

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39 minutes ago, Mavrik said:

GLWS, however I doubt you will get the price asked... My opinion but worth around 16k imo ... The sale of "modified" cars is a niche market so fairly small window of opportunity :35_thinking:

 

Couldn't agree more in some respects.

 

However; my last car which was reasonably well modified got advertised at the highest price for that car / spec in the entire World....my phone immediately went ballistic and i could have sold it 6 times over that night. Infact after i struck the deal at full price - others were offering me way more money and trying to gazump my agreed deal (Which for reference i didn't back out of as i'm a man of my word; and was more than happy).

 

Point being; if the car is has been modded / improved extremely well and the 'product' being sold is excellent - the buyer who'll appreciate and pay a premium for that is out there somewhere.

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Thanks for your input everyone 

 

I agree with you all but genuinely believe that this is an absolute bargain for the money. It is so well sorted now and just paying extra for the peace of mind a rebuilt engine gives you over an unknown is worth a premium. 
add all the mods and it’s a steal. IMO. 
I’ve got four people interested in the last week and hope for more. I won’t be dropping the price and am sure the right buyer is out there. 
please keep your ears open if you know anyone looking. 
cheers. 
Kai 

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8 hours ago, Kai said:

Thanks for your input everyone 

 

I agree with you all but genuinely believe that this is an absolute bargain for the money. It is so well sorted now and just paying extra for the peace of mind a rebuilt engine gives you over an unknown is worth a premium. 
add all the mods and it’s a steal. IMO. 
I’ve got four people interested in the last week and hope for more. I won’t be dropping the price and am sure the right buyer is out there. 
please keep your ears open if you know anyone looking. 
cheers. 
Kai 

 

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I’ve had the car back for a little while and I have to say it feels amazing. The engine is loosening up with every mile although it’s only done 200 miles since the rebuild. After the running in oil was changed it was filled with Millers Nanodrive and Hartech recon it’ll take about 100 hours until it’s fully run in. The performance gets stronger every drive so whoever takes this car over is in for one seriously fast car. 
I’ve had a fair amount of interest now so I’m hoping the new owner will be on here soon. 
Kai 
 

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