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Old 04-08-2019, 10:03 PM
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^^^^^GOOD CALL BY YOUR WIFE!!! You won’t regret that decision, it is the PERFECT stablemate for the 964. Good luck finding one, I understand they’re even more rare in RHD.
I don't think she really knows what to expect. I'm hoping it has even better handling than the R I had. It will be a sunny day car. I think there are more than 200 RHD out there, but not in New Zealand. It may take a while to find.
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Old 04-08-2019, 10:23 PM
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I don't think she really knows what to expect. I'm hoping it has even better handling than the R I had. It will be a sunny day car. I think there are more than 200 RHD out there, but not in New Zealand. It may take a while to find.
It is the perfect sunny day car. As far as handling, the Spyder is actually lighter than the R and the chassis is plenty stiff to allow the suspension to work properly so yes I think it may be better. Since I havenít driven the R I canít say for certain, this is only based on what I see on paper.

Finding the right one will depend on the options you want on the car. Personally I would go full lightweight configuration if youíre ok with the carbon seats although I would add the AC for hotter days, it definitely helps. Shoot me a PM if you have any questions, I donít want to take this thread too far off topic.
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Old 04-10-2019, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue
^^^^^GOOD CALL BY YOUR WIFE!!! You won’t regret that decision, it is the PERFECT stablemate for the 964. Good luck finding one, I understand they’re even more rare in RHD.
Trigger pulled in the UK. Now a 2 month wait while the car is shipped to New Zealand. Exactly the spec I would have ordered if new (don't need a debate on PDK - I want my wife to drive this car).
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That was fast, Congrats! I have to imagine that bringing cars in from the UK is fairly routine for New Zealand, is the two months due to the shipping time?

That is a perfect no fluff spec, and it appears to be in excellent condition. Was the sport wheel with paddle shift in the original build or added later?

Make sure you post in the 987 forum.
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:34 AM
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That was fast, Congrats! I have to imagine that bringing cars in from the UK is fairly routine for New Zealand, is the two months due to the shipping time?

That is a perfect no fluff spec, and it appears to be in excellent condition. Was the sport wheel with paddle shift in the original build or added later?

Make sure you post in the 987 forum.
It all moved very quickly. My agent looked at this and another car. The higher mileage car turned out to be the one in better condition, by quite a margin.

The shipping time is mostly time on the water. It’s quite common to have cars going both ways between the UK and NZ. My R was ex UK and my Turbo 3.6 went there.

The R had buckets added after the build so I’m getting the build sheet checked on this, although it’s semantics as I’m not pulling the buckets out to make it ‘original’, same with the wheel. My R had the paddle less wheel.

I will post in the 987 forum when I have the car in my garage. I found some R owners insufferable on a UK forum with trolling on spec choice so hope the Spyder owners are better on Rennlist. This thread can return to my other love, 964s.
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It all moved very quickly. My agent looked at this and another car. The higher mileage car turned out to be the one in better condition, by quite a margin.

The shipping time is mostly time on the water. It’s quite common to have cars going both ways between the UK and NZ. My R was ex UK and my Turbo 3.6 went there.

The R had buckets added after the build so I’m getting the build sheet checked on this, although it’s semantics as I’m not pulling the buckets out to make it ‘original’, same with the wheel. My R had the paddle less wheel.

I will post in the 987 forum when I have the car in my garage. I found some R owners insufferable on a UK forum with trolling on spec choice so hope the Spyder owners are better on Rennlist. This thread can return to my other love, 964s.
Kinda cool to have cars flowing between the countries, that certainly opens up opportunities for some unique cars.

The sport wheels seem to be rarely ordered with the car and most were added later, but yes I wouldn’t change it either. Paddles are a nice bonus.

Initially there was lots of intolerance to cars having PDK and Sofa seats but with time most owners have mellowed out. They’re amazing regardless of the spec and we all have our preferences. Good luck with the shipping/importing.

Looking forward to your impressions once you’ve had some time behind the wheel.

And now back to the 964 discussions.
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