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  1. After many missed chances, mis- advertised, letdowns and complete scams in finally the owner of a beautiful Cayman S. Its a 2014 with 28k miles Its in agate with black full leather, memory 14 ways, bose etc Pse,pasm,chrono, sport design, 20" Really really pleased with it!. Pics to follow.
    3 points
  2. Found this, 987.2 Cayman parts catalogue https://www.porsche911.lt/files/Cayman 987C2/E_987C-2_KATALOG.pdf 987.1 here: https://www.porsche911.lt/files/Cayman 987C/E_987C_KATALOG.pdf All models here: https://www.porsche911.lt/
    3 points
  3. There is room in the frunk for them
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  4. My negotiating skills are terrible, and always have been. I managed to get a lousy £250 knocked off the screen price of my £28495 Cayman from RPM Technik - The salesman probably saw in my eyes that I was definitely going to buy it, regardless of the deal he came up with! Mine could also probably be described as a "poverty spec" model (which I prefer to call "driver focussed"), so no Bluetooth or sat nav, no electric adjustment on seats, no extended leather, no cruise control... blah, blah... On the plus side, I don't care, because it looks like this: Best car I
    3 points
  5. 7k is the max RPM worth hitting as the engine gives up on power over that RPM. You're already WOT and in high RPM - saving it a few hundred RPM isn't going to do a lot in terms of engine wear. Piston speeds at 6500 are 17m/s and at 7000 they are 20m/s. Both are relatively conservative as far as piston speeds go and well within specs for an average sports car piston. It is more the constant heat degrading the oil that, if degraded too far, causes excessive wear, less than how the car itself is driven. The cars are designed to be tracked and driven as such;
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  6. Not sure if this will really fly (I know nothing about websites) but I've setup a super simple forum at www.trackrats.co.uk to try and bring "track day enthusiasts" (or nerds as my wife would call them) together. Ultimately this is because none of my friends are into cars (or into them enough to go to track days) and whilst I am happy to go alone, it may be nice to have company for some of the tracks a little further away. There is no formal obligation to turn up - It's just a case of list where you are going and see if anybody else is up for it. If they are, you can arrange to mee
    2 points
  7. I don't think the 12 months of not being used much would be a big issue necessarily. It has generally been used. I had my 12 year service in April including oil, filters, spark plugs, gearbox oil, brake and clutch fluid, and polyrib belt. This came to £569 at my indie (Zuffenhaus). Significantly more at an OPC obviously, though even this can vary significantly. See here for an idea of what needs doing and when: https://www12.porsche.com/filestore/download/uk/none/porscheservice-servicepricing-boxster-cayman-987/default/0fa362b8-1d2c-11e8-bbc5-0019999cd470/Boxster-Cayman
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  8. Best just to stick a couple of dogs in and see how they do. Please report back as I'm sure there will be lots waiting for the conclusion of his epic thread.
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  9. A quick & grateful acknowledgement to Julian987 for bringing this opportunity up…I work in the next door road to the Caterham Gatwick centre which rents out cars & today took out a 310R for a 120 mile trip round Kent (similar sub 5sec performance) - hadn’t realised they rented them as I regularly walked slowly by, until your post & I have been waiting for the rain to stop ever since. As everyone knows, a totally different driving & passenger experience to the CaymanR I went to & from the CG location nr Three Bridges. The caterham was a ‘standard’ and so boy was it a squee
    2 points
  10. The S also has a thicker rear ARB I think, and the brake discs are thicker too. so, slightly less roll in corners and slightly ‘meatier’ brakes. But then the non-S would be slightly lighter so a ‘6 and two 3s’. but whether any of that would really be noticeable on normal roads…. 🤷‍♂️ i tired non-S and S, PDK (buttons) and manual. I’m glad I went S and manual. that said, if/when I change I’d probably go PDK (paddles) for convenience on real roads and quicker on track. But that’s more an age thing as my right hip becomes increasingly less mobile which makes
    2 points
  11. I think it's a strong price given the mileage and previous Sport prices. I'm also not sure how to interpret the ad; one lady owner or they just bought it from the previous owner, who was a lady!?! It also mentions some useful modern mods but only lists factory options. I guess it just means the media centre (on top of the gearstick and additional decals). For me it's the Cayman S decal that makes a Sport stand out. Granted it doesn't do that on a black example...
    2 points
  12. I think I would give that one a miss, personally, unless you were also intending on not driving it. One thing I would say is that the 987.1 base cayman (2.7) seems to be better on the reliability front than the 3.4. IMS is close to a non issue for 2006 onward cars, but the 3.4 does seem to be prone to bore score, less so on the 2.7. As you can see, opinions on S vs base, wheels, gearboxes, and just about anything else varies a lot, even within the enthusiast community. For this reason, it is useful if you know what you want from the car. Are you looking for speed in a s
    2 points
  13. I have considered Westfields and Caterham's but too low , i'd feel really vulnerable around here as all the roads have hedges and stone walls along them , people cut corners all the time even the big forestry timber wagons. I've actually got a deposit on a Hawk 289 FIA Cobra (kit car) , waiting time is 2 yrs and I'm nearly a year in. Engine is a 302 cu/in (5L) Ford V8 but to be honest i'm loosing interest, my initial excitement has wained and I'm struggling to re ignite the enthusiasm I once had. Someone wanted to swap my Cayman for an 88 3.2 Carrera that was in need of much wor
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  14. That sorted it! Thanks, was a bit sceptical cos these things never work, lol. Thanks v much
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  15. Good choice @Julian987! I still have 5-6 yr old Pilot SuperSports on mine which still have plenty of tread, but will be changing to 4S' when the time comes. I had just replaced a set of 4S' on my Golf R before trading it in for the CR, and was amazed by the improvement in ride and road noise compared to the worn set. Superb tyre in my experience!
    1 point
  16. Just google search "Porsche PET". It will take you to the official Porsche GB site "Porsche Classic Genuine Parts". On that page, you can select and download the PDF parts catalog for all models, not just Classics.
    1 point
  17. Talking about Speed Yellow, this seller wins the prize for most crap photos ever... https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107225309916?model=CAYMAN&colour=Yellow&sort=relevance&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&make=PORSCHE&include-delivery-option=on&postcode=bt343su&aggregatedTrim=987 S&page=1
    1 point
  18. yeah - I had similar thoughts - there are 3 caymans up for sale there, the others look a couple of K cheaper than rest of market too.. as you say.. feels TGTBT. but FPSH with pics.. opinions appreciated. Mileage quite low though on them...? https://www.southernprestigecars.co.uk/stock/all-cars?sortOrder=ByPriceHighFirst%2CByAgeNewest&make=337370d3-7989-4db3-a953-a09b00e6c5e1&model=ffbc2ec2-5ac7-4c49-98d9-a09b00e764dc&pricerange=0%2C126000&version=&odometerrange=&enginesizerange=&fueltype=&Transmission=&bodytype=&seats=&col
    1 point
  19. Stumbled across this on my rounds and wondered if it might be suitable? 2011, Gen 2, 45k, Spyder wheels, Sports Chrono; it's reasonably priced for the spec. https://www.southernprestigecars.co.uk/vehicle/porsche-cayman-987-in-4d015940-46bc-40f8-a05b-ad5200f9fad7 The thing that stands out most to me is that it was on 44k when Ashgood had it for the 8-year service in 11/2019 and it's on 45k now so I'd want to know the full story behind the past couple of years. I've never heard of the seller so you'd want to do some homework there and possibly factor in a PPI with a speci
    1 point
  20. Many poor reports on it, buggy as hell. Considering: the price of the aftermarket kit + fitting (though you could fit it yourself yet looks very complex) you are in for a grand. vs its only 6/8 months before Porsche release a classic car PCM update for the PcM3/987/997, like last years 996 one. and for what I suspect will be £300 - £500 more, I'd rather have the real deal and most importantly an HD res screen.
    1 point
  21. I think we both have Silverstone coming up if you want a repeat experience 😄🤢 but you’ll struggle to turn the same colour as the car this time.. unless… 🥵
    1 point
  22. Hi Shuey I have to demur from the other reply I've a 987.2 and I reckon the rear boot space is no warmer or noisier than the rest of the cabin (ie where we humans sit). This rear space is only closed off from the remainder of the cabin by a removable partition (which hangs on the underside of the boot door and is easily removed) - it's purpose I think is to conceal from prying eyes any valuables in the boot. With its removal air flows freely from one end of the cabin to the other. The dogs would be no closer to the engine than we humans the other side - and we seem to find it bearabl
    1 point
  23. I believe it can vary, I know that some early Gen 2s can be on '58' plates. I don't know if the 3.4 and 2.9 were released at the same time for the Gen 2. For Gen 1 the 3.4 was released first and then the 2.7 a little later (I think!). I tend to just put '2009 onwards' in the search criteria and then look for the cues: 1. Rear lights are a different shape and the clear lens is at the bottom on the Gen 2 vs at the top in the Gen 1. Modded lights can cause confusion here though so also check: 2. Interior centre console is silver on the Gen 1, black on the Gen 2. I haven't
    1 point
  24. If the history was good enough, it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me but it would definitely need to be accounted for in the price, which I don't believe is the case here.
    1 point
  25. Goes to show it was deemed special when its, kind of, sold a day later. I predict that Silver one will still be for sale by end of year. I would go for this https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202107205257483? and if well maintained then the mileage shouldn't be a turn off. One lady owner, looks immaculate, spec is outstanding, in your price range, best colour (I am biased!) ... whats not to like! (well maybe the shifter knob is a bit odd, but strike a deal on the cost to return that to the factory knob/boot one) ... thats the one! trust me 😄 If you don't know the Gen 1
    1 point
  26. To quote 'Max Revs' from YouTube, "the best cayman is the one you can afford", and it's wise to include the maintenance costs in the definition of "the one you can afford"! On colours, white can be nice too, particularly if you add the black 'Porsche' side stripes 😊
    1 point
  27. 'Driver Focused' feature set. Love that. That is a beautiful example.
    1 point
  28. Fully agree with Julian on this one. Unless you are buying from one of the well established Porsche specialists (RPM, ePorsch, 911V etc) then buying from a trader will offer very little in terms of benefit and will mean that you are greatly limiting your search pool. If there is an issue, they will direct you to their (worthless) third party warranty and so the added protection is likely just a load of additional hassle. It's also far more likely that a duff car will be traded in versus sold privately. For a dealer to sell a car for £21k, they would probably need to have picked it up for aroun
    1 point
  29. oddly the hifi will need to be good Depends on what you think 'good' sonically is. My R doesn't have Bose, but considering I came from a Mustang Fastback where I couldn't hear myself think let alone music, and then a 944Turbo which sounded like a distant owl, then the non-Bose sounds epic. I will be doing a full PPI before buying. Planning to only by from Trade, as this is a lot of money for me to make a mistake. you can still arrange a full PPI with a private sale. I wouldn't rule out private if the right car came up, just because it might not come with a
    1 point
  30. Great questions.. I want one because: -Its stunning looks - I want to own a mid engined sports car to formally engage the mid life crisis. -There aren’t many around, i like something that is not everywhere you look - I want a car that is a bit interesting, and makes me smile every time I even think about driving it. My son just bought a 350Z and it is a peach and he does not stop smiling, and I want to feel that again. I like a bit of speed, but I also know I’m not the best driver in the world. A couple of goes at Bedford auto drone
    1 point
  31. My 987.1 boxster accrued almost exactly 100k miles. It was drinking oil at the rate of nearly 1l per 1,000 miles. I had Autofarm A very well respected Indie) check for borescore with a very clean bill of health. Everything else seemed quiet in the engine dept but I feel the bores had ovalised and therefore used a bit of oil. It was never going to improve, so best to avoid that sort of situation really by getting a 987.2. If you think 1 litre of oil isn't that bad, try pouring a litre of oil on your kitchen floor and see how big a puddle it makes! Not sure if I would wan
    1 point
  32. As others have said too: 1. Try to drive a few to get an idea of what a good one is like and what spec might be important to you. 2. Buy on condition and maintenance history. High milers can be far better than low mile garage queens! A PPI should be able to advise you on what's been done previously and what might need replacing soon
    1 point
  33. In a gen 2 car, the only necessary difference in the S is the extra power and very slightly more weight from the bigger engine (plus a few other very small differences which aren't really worth mentioning). What the base does allow you to do though is to run the skinnier 17 inch wheels if you wish (18s and up only on the S) which can actually give quite a slightly different driving experience (less grip, more agile). So depending on your preferences there can be some positives to the base over the S as well as the downside of having less power, if indeed that is a downside for you!
    1 point
  34. TCO for a 987.2 is lower. If you plan on keeping the car for a few years, the 987.2 is a no-brainer. Be patient, get the right car, and just be mindful that it's a seller's market at the moment.
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  35. Pick off the red S and it looks spot on
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  36. This is a bit of a summary of a job that I have now finished and thought that I would write-up for the sake of other forum users; the replacement of the coffin arms and tuning forks on my 987.1 Cayman, as well as ARB drop links and front suspension top mounts. The work will almost certainly be the same for 987.2 cars and Boxsters (and probably for 981's as well). This has also been posted on Boxa.net but is relevant to Caymans as well; I hope that cross-posting is OK. My 987 has ticked over 110k miles and the suspension was a bit klunky; it knocked and I had changed a few parts ov
    1 point
  37. Don't be shy. Time to confess..... Who's 'butchered' those timeless 987 lines and ruined them with the addition of a rear wing. Pretty sure now; i'm going for it at some point. So who's got what, from where and what have been your experiences on fit, quality etc ? Any pictures would be fantastic.
    1 point
  38. With the general 'mental' R market there's lots to like about that modded S. Interesting with all those mods (LSD, etc) that the owner didn't put an engine map on it. Livens up the midrange and with the LSD makes it even more driveable on the throttle in corners.
    1 point
  39. Piston speed is calculated with stroke and RPM. Pistons are generally rated for specific maximum and mean piston speeds. Maximum and mean piston speed tolerances are a good indicator of an engine's general build quality and bulletproofing.
    1 point
  40. very nice indeed. If the seller is looking in, I'm not sure how wise it is to display your full name, full address and some bank details in the auction pics.
    1 point
  41. Posted on here too 😊, it (currently) belongs to @crafty1 and I agree that it is a lovely one if you're after a road and track machine!
    1 point
  42. I think that belongs to somebody who posts on Pistonheads. It looks like a decent car to me with a lot of well thought out mods (although I'd have to ditch the decals!).
    1 point
  43. This seems to have some well thought through and tasteful improvements https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194237921437
    1 point
  44. Its back https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11954202 For anyone still looking, that is a peach of an Gen 2 S
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  45. What about the Cayman R wing? Personally I'm not that keen on them but it's an option
    1 point
  46. I am quite keen on the ducktail spoilers, think they suit the shapes well. Maybe have a chat with PDI, they're in the club: https://www.pdi-design.co.uk/
    1 point
  47. I remember seeing these articles about Chris Harris purchasing a base 987.1 many moons ago, and I recently came across them again so thought they might be interesting to share: http://www.arthurlea.com/Porsche/Harris/Harris.htm I wonder where that car is today? Its appears to have an MOT and still going strong on 120K miles if the reg is correct!
    1 point


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