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Old 04-28-2010, 09:11 PM
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This guy had also a GT and a red S4. The engine he's offering on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Porsche-928-GT...item19bbaa3f2f

I asked him twice to sell me a complete car but he refused...
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:17 PM
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They are a big breakers house. I asked him as well about the entire car, but he informed me that insurances would not allow them to sell it as one piece... so that is the dilemma. Besides, the car is being broken.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:37 PM
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I believe this may be it's US twin http://www.928registry.org/1994-928GTS-0075.htm
the US spec has the COMPLETE leather package including *****, switches etc
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:46 PM
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^^This is definitely a different color than what's in the car at the breakers. When I get home, I will post some pics of the another type of green, and you'll see that it's different also.

Have you guys actually seen carrara grey? In contrast to classic grey, carrara grey is a bit greenish - maybe not as much as greygreen, but it has a light greenish hint.

My monitor here is pretty accurate - I design all kinds of things on it, and have never had any indication that the colors are off.
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That is just sick.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:57 PM
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The loss of this car is sad, but really no different to what is forced on people by the "salvage title" system in the US (and even here in Oz, as I recently discovered).

With the different tiers of insurance write-off - from "not economically repairable" to "not safe to repair EVER" - it is bound to happen that sometimes a determination is made that appears incorrect (or in some cases IS incorrect).

Someone in authority somewhere decided that this car could not be safely and economically repaired - and nobody is allowed to second guess that decision.

Either that or some asswipe in an insurance company signed off on a contract to sell write-offs cheaply to the wrecker only if they were NEVER sold intact - and co-incidentally someone anonymous paid for private school education for his kids.

Cynical? Me? You betcha.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:15 PM
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Nicole the dash is GREEN...so you THINK it is green and gray??? You are losing it sweetheart!

BTW, that US twin pic...that is just SAD how freakin' dirty that carpet is...YUCK!!! I mean seriously if you are going to take a pic of your car take 10 min to clean the damn thing up first!
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by khalloudy View Post
...Sharks should be saved not scrapped. Honestly, many owners underestimate how classy and glorious this car is. It still dictates respect to this day when on the road... if in good shape.
I agree.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
^^This is definitely a different color than what's in the car at the breakers. When I get home, I will post some pics of the another type of green, and you'll see that it's different also.

Have you guys actually seen carrara grey? In contrast to classic grey, carrara grey is a bit greenish - maybe not as much as greygreen, but it has a light greenish hint.

My monitor here is pretty accurate - I design all kinds of things on it, and have never had any indication that the colors are off.
They both sure look like the same colour to me.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:01 AM
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Hey James, the carpet in the green car is as it came through our door. It was cleaned soon after, floor mats were replaced and the interior of that car is called "marble green". It is the only Oak Green GTS imported into the US. The car still has 18k miles and basically been put away.

You can see in the link/pics in Nicole's posts (https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...ne-94-gts.html) more pics of the car, as it came in. Yes, the front spoiler was not properly attached but that is rectified also. Maintenance has been caught up, A/C rebuilt and everything brought up to a high level.

It is a 5-speed, that's the only reason I can guess that you don't own it yet...lol. It is an amazing car, it makes me nervous to even drive it around the block. I am not a big fan of green but this car just makes me melt. I am sure Rixter wouldn't mind having it...

It is for sale BTW, not cheap by any stretch infact almost record level asking price but the owner doesn't need to sell it. It could probably be had for as little as the mid $90's if you haggled really well.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:10 AM
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Dave,

Thanks for that update! Is it the only 5spd Oak green or the ONLY OAK green GTS in the US??? There are a BUNCH of Euro Oak greens...well, maybe more Aventura green than Oak...probably more of those in the US too.

One of my best friends has wanted an Oak Green GTS FOREVER and he said that he saw one when he bought his '88 S4 at the dealership where he got his car in Dallas. It was a 5spd '95 (he thought) GTS in Oak green...this must have been it! It sold for WAY less than mid $90k's back then in '96. As I recall he said asking was in the $60k range...I think.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:21 AM
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I'm home now, and at a different computer. The interior of the British car looks a bit more greenish here than on the computer at work. Let's remember that digital pictures can also be off in color, not just monitors!

When I first saw a 928 with carrara grey interior, I was surprised how different it looked from the German 93 928 GTS brochure. It was in fact "greenish" looking, even though not absolutely green.

From what I see in my 1993 color guide, there were only three (official) types of marbleized leather: carrara grey, matador red, and sherwood green. I doubt they made custom colors of marbelized leather. I'm not sure what is in the British car, if not carrara grey. The pod looks cedar green to me - a 1994 color.

I don't think we'll know for sure without looking at the car's data sheet from the factory.

Attached are three pictures of another GTS with an Exclusive wood interior and somewhat tealish/greenish looking leather. Note that this was taken with a strong flash, so it looks much ligher than it likely is in reality. I don't know what color this really is - cedar green, or a custom color?

I attach another one of a 95 model with all leather interior in what I believe is cedar green. This was taken without flash in daylight, which could explain the difference in color.


The interior shown by rixter looks like sherwood green marbleized leather to me.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:27 AM
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What the hell is marbelized? I have never even heard of this before... Do you mean supple leather??? I don't think that is what you mean, hence my question. I say the Brit car AND the one Dave shared are BOTH Sherwood Green interiors...that or color to match custom...
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:57 AM
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Actually, it should probably be "marbleized"... Not sure that was ever an official term, but it describes the style of the leather.

It looks a bit like marble, because it's not just one flat color. That might be why one of the colors is named after the famous Italian "Carrara" marble.

If you look very closely, you can see slight variations in color (lighter and darker) in the British car.

I have not seen many cars with such interiors in the US; I recall two 928s with carrara grey interiors in the US... one was a red 91 GT, and one was an amazon green 91 S4. Both had black dashes, because there were not matching vinyl interior parts.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Ketchmi View Post
Hey James, the carpet in the green car is as it came through our door. It was cleaned soon after, floor mats were replaced and the interior of that car is called "marble green". It is the only Oak Green GTS imported into the US. The car still has 18k miles and basically been put away.

You can see in the link/pics in Nicole's posts (https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...ne-94-gts.html) more pics of the car, as it came in. Yes, the front spoiler was not properly attached but that is rectified also. Maintenance has been caught up, A/C rebuilt and everything brought up to a high level.

It is a 5-speed, that's the only reason I can guess that you don't own it yet...lol. It is an amazing car, it makes me nervous to even drive it around the block. I am not a big fan of green but this car just makes me melt. I am sure Rixter wouldn't mind having it...

It is for sale BTW, not cheap by any stretch infact almost record level asking price but the owner doesn't need to sell it. It could probably be had for as little as the mid $90's if you haggled really well.
If I had the means I would be all over that car. Guaranteed to be one of the most unique 928's in the world. I do hope the owner is keeping up with the maintenance.
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