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59 minutes ago, Matt_Chaps said:

Guys – any watch outs when buying privately? What should I check? Think I'll def do a PPI whatever I buy but what about tyres? If not Porsche approved tyres fitted would that be a red flag? The one I'm looking at has had a new clutch, discs and brake lines but nothing else by the looks of it. Advice appreciated.

 

Matt

 

new clutch, discs and brake lines is a good start.  Check if it was clutch and flywheel or just clutch (flywheels are expensive for gen 2's). At 79k miles there's a good chance the coolant pipes have been done.  Any evidence of some suspension component refresh.

 

Don't worry about the N rated tyre bollox.  What tyres are on it?

 

3 owners so how long has this guy had it? receipts?

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1 hour ago, Matt_Chaps said:

Guys – any watch outs when buying privately? What should I check? Think I'll def do a PPI whatever I buy but what about tyres? If not Porsche approved tyres fitted would that be a red flag? The one I'm looking at has had a new clutch, discs and brake lines but nothing else by the looks of it. Advice appreciated.

 

Matt

I don't think non N rated tyres would be a red flag. They're generally older designs now so many people like to use a more modern tyre. Budget or even mid range tyres would be a big red flag for me though. 

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2 hours ago, Matt_Chaps said:

Guys – any watch outs when buying privately? What should I check? Think I'll def do a PPI whatever I buy but what about tyres? If not Porsche approved tyres fitted would that be a red flag? The one I'm looking at has had a new clutch, discs and brake lines but nothing else by the looks of it. Advice appreciated.

 

Matt

 

Did you get hold of them in the end?

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21 hours ago, Andyoz said:

 

yeah, because in the screwed up GTS world 60k miles is seen as being ready for the scrapper...madness...


This car has been up for sale elsewhere before, there’s a ‘rumour’ the mileage isn’t correct... 

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This car has been up for sale elsewhere before, there’s a ‘rumour’ the mileage isn’t correct... 

 

oh I did wonder if something is up as seems a bit too good to be true that car

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48 minutes ago, Matt_Chaps said:

I certainly did Julian – now in talks with the guy. It’s got Michelin pilot sport 4s on it. It’s not had the coolant lines replaced yet so a potential watch out? 
 

Really like the colour though, it’s a dark to mid grey. Think I’m gonna get a PPI done on it and then hopefully job will be a goodun! I need to get up there to view it next......only a four hour drive...

 

That is great news! Hope it pans out well. It is a very nice colour indeed. I think judging by the pics it is Meteor Grey, like this example....

Everyones got PS4S's apart from me it seems :)

There is a thread here on the coolant lines, seems like it was only a few hundred, so not earth shattering. 

Remember the black grill accents for it, the side decal and make it like this! (and the black door mirrors too!) 

 

porsche_987_cayman_S-2-1.jpg

 

https://www.rpmspecialistcars.co.uk/cars/porsche-cayman-s/

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Front crossover coolant pipes and hoses should cost you no more than £600 from a good Indy. Often it necessitates dropping the front sub frame though, which then requires a re-geo alignment, which adds to the cost. 
 

some folks have been able to get the hoses etc changed with the sub frame in situ, but the job takes longer (costing more in labour) - so a 6 and two 3s potentially... 🤷‍♂️

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2 hours ago, Matt_Chaps said:

I certainly did Julian – now in talks with the guy. It’s got Michelin pilot sport 4s on it. It’s not had the coolant lines replaced yet so a potential watch out? 
 

Really like the colour though, it’s a dark to mid grey. Think I’m gonna get a PPI done on it and then hopefully job will be a goodun! I need to get up there to view it next......only a four hour drive...

 

Did you put deposit down pending checks?

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Look at the Hartech website and all will be revealed. A most comprehensive explananation of all Porker engines.

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Hi Matt. Any news on the potential purchase? Hope you have got a deal done.

 

I'm doing similar at the moment, after a gen 2. I haven't been quick enough though on a few. Just missed out on a 14,000 miles, 2.9, grey one at Cridfords. Only advertised for a couple of days. I need to stop dithering and get a deposit down on the next one!

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33 minutes ago, Stumac62 said:

Hi Matt. Any news on the potential purchase? Hope you have got a deal done.

 

I'm doing similar at the moment, after a gen 2. I haven't been quick enough though on a few. Just missed out on a 14,000 miles, 2.9, grey one at Cridfords. Only advertised for a couple of days. I need to stop dithering and get a deposit down on the next one!

 

whats your budget? I'll keep an eye out for you

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Hi Julian.  My budget is around 26k. Thanks.

 

Is it common practice to get a PPI (is that the 111 point check?) even when purchasing from an independent Porsche dealer? 

 

Thanks,

Stu.

 

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Hey Stu,

 

I’m going for the grey 3.4 S mentioned above and have an agreement in with the seller pending a PPI. So hopefully! 
 

I feel you pain though, have been looking for 3 months and kept missing out too. But don’t rush yourself is my advice – and I’m still keeping an eye out anyway just in case. 
 

I think you could probs negotiate on a 2.9 too as they don’t seem to go as quickly as the 3.4. There’s a white one for sale at Mole Valley that I drove a few weeks back and was great. Colour just not for me! Think it’s still for sale and reckon you could get them down.

 

Matt

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2 hours ago, Stumac62 said:

Hi Julian.  My budget is around 26k. Thanks.

 

Is it common practice to get a PPI (is that the 111 point check?) even when purchasing from an independent Porsche dealer? 

 

Thanks,

Stu.

 

 

I still would.  It's not necessarily to find out if the cars a shed but gives you a hit list of what might need doing soon.

 

In the current market, it also buys you a bit of time too as it's accepted that a deposit pending a PPI shows you're serious about the car.. 

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5 hours ago, Stumac62 said:

Hi Julian.  My budget is around 26k. Thanks.

 

Is it common practice to get a PPI (is that the 111 point check?) even when purchasing from an independent Porsche dealer? 

 

Thanks,

Stu.

 

 

Hey Stumac, the below might be of interest. It's a PDK, not sure if you're set on a manual or not:

 

https://www.cotswoldspecialists.co.uk/for-sale-porsche-cayman-987-gen2-pdk-low-mileage-23995/

 

Regarding a PPI, I think you should be okay without one if buying from a long standing reputable indy. They should do all the necessary prep work, and you can always take it back if something's not right. Others may have differing opinions. I believe the above is a very good indy, I have not used them but have heard very good things from a serial porsche owner that I trust, and the google reviews are overwhelmigly excellent.

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