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Old 09-30-2015, 03:42 PM
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The biggest problem I see with that other then wow that's bright is that the reflection you would get off the dashboard into the windshield on a sunny day would have to be blinding?
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:49 PM
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First thing that came to mind:


Slap some Crest logos on the side and you are good to go!
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by navanoD View Post
First thing that came to mind:


Slap some Crest logos on the side and you are good to go!
Hahaha. Damn.. that's eerily accurate
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:29 PM
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Default Detlev gets promoted to a new job in Germany...

To inform the forum in case some of you missed the news yesterday, our friend Detlev von Platen (formerly CEO of PCNA) has been
promoted to head Global Sales & Marketing at PAG and will be based at headquarters in Germany. And Oliver Blume, formerly head
of Production & Logistics at Porsche, has been elevated to CEO of PAG, replacing Matthias MŘller who was promoted to CEO of the
VW Group after Martin Winterkorn's resignation last week.



http://www.autonews.com/article/2015...laten-named-vw

Detlev was one happy camper at Rennsport this weekend. He was a dynamic CEO at PCNA and will be missed! But he is headed
for much bigger things at PAG. And it would not be surprising to me if he becomes CEO of PAG in a few years' time!





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Old 10-04-2015, 08:38 PM
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Forgive my ignorance, but I'm about to order one of the last 3.4L 981S cars this week. I was going to go with GT Silver and Garnet Red full leather, but was told that Red is no longer available, so going to order Black full leather, which is fine. My concern is this - my car is due for a December build - am I going to be able to order any Porsche "exclusives" on the car? All the following are listed as "exclusives" and I really don't want to give them up.

Sport Tailpipes Exclusive - XLS
Porsche Crest on Headrests Exclusive - XSC
Brushed Aluminum Interior Package i.c.w. Leather Interior & Manual Exclusive - EEL
Center Console Trim in Brushed Aluminum Exclusive - XYE
Pedals and Footrest in Aluminum Exclusive - EFA
Door-Sill Guards in Stainless Steel Exclusive - X70

Hopefully, my SA will know the answers, but do any of you know. Not having some or all of these would significantly alter the overall look of the car. Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:24 AM
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Geneva autoshow car was originally stated to be slate gray (Y97) but then verified as slate gray (615). Looks to me to be closer to Y97 based on these photos, but in reality is probably showing how different lighting and camera techniques are at play:



Y97:





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Old 10-08-2015, 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by mopgcw View Post
I just locked an S with a lot of deviated stitching, so here is some guidance on pricing for leather deviated stitching.

https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-...-cayman-s.html

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Congrats. Why spec a $60K car to $120K with options when you could have a GT4?






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Old 10-08-2015, 11:15 PM
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Clearly a "max luxury/personalization" car, not just sport. One of a kind car for sure!
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:16 PM
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Here's my Gulf Orange Cayman GTS.


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Old 10-09-2015, 08:21 PM
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Beautiful. Looks much richer than I expected gulf orange to be
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That looks awesome!!!

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Old 10-12-2015, 03:57 PM
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Default interesting article on color choices....White it is!

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Old 10-12-2015, 08:55 PM
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white is the most common color for all cars with silver, black and grey being up there as well. They may be timeless but they're also ubiquitous. On the drive to work, it's all I see with an occasional red or dark blue mixed in.
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:40 PM
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Default Personnel Changes at PCNA - Sascha Glaeser Departs

Sasha Glaeser, formerly Manager of 'Porsche Exclusive' at PCNA based in Beverly Hills and a 10 year veteran employee of PAG, is no longer with the company.



In 2014 Sascha was promoted to head the 'Los Angeles Experience Center' scheduled to open this year. However, that project has encountered many
delays and it is not expected to be completed for at least one more year.

http://www.autonews.com/article/2013...o-open-in-2014

http://www.autonews.com/article/2015...erience-center

These delays in construction have built-up frustrations for all involved in that project and PCNA & Sascha parted ways in, or about, early September.

Sascha plans to remain in the Los Angeles area and is pursuing other employment possibilities. At Rennsport V, for example, he was in the booth of
his friends at RennWerkStatt trying to promote those products for the US market.



http://www.rennwerkstatt.com

Interestingly enough, the retro-look longhood Porsche 911 in the photo above is his own. It was built for him in Germany using a SC chassis similar
to what 'Singer Design' is doing...but at a much more competitive price. In association with Rennwerkstatt, Sascha is looking at the possibilities of
producing many more like this one for sale to US customers. As a coincidence Matthew Henry, who briefly worked at the Beverly Hills office with
'Porsche Exclusive' after Sascha took up his Experience Center job, is now sales manager at 'Singer Design'. There is apparently money to be made
in the retro-long hood 911s...and the idea seems to strike strongest for those associated with 'Porsche Exclusive' in the West Coast!

Sascha was instrumental in helping me custom order my MY2012 'Boxster Spyder' a few years ago. And like me, I am sure that many of you that
were assisted by Sascha in your custom Porsche builds want to see him succeed as he pursues this new phase of his career. He has a young wife
& two infants to support. So we all wish him the very best in this new venture!

Saludos,
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Old 10-19-2015, 02:39 PM
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Default Previously announced personnel changes at 'Porsche Exclusive'...

I thought I posted this here after I first talked about it on the 991 'custom ordering' thread...but maybe I overlooked it.
In any case, here is the earlier information on Matthew Henry and one of the at least two new faces at 'Porsche Exclusive'
that have been hired by Barbara Boeckenhoff to be based in LA! I will post the name of the other newest member of the
US 'Exclusive' team when Barbara informs me.

Coincidentally, I ran into Matthew Henry at 'Rennsport V' where he attended as a privateer and his new role at 'Singer
Vehicle Design'. He is pretty happy at his new post and we also wish him well!

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Originally Posted by Werks 1 View Post
Hey Eduardo, Matt Henry no longer in Berverly Hills "Exclusive".....He left the company a few weeks ago. Any idea who will run the "exclusive"store for them?
Yes, I was informed by a fellow Rennlister of Matthew Henry's departure one week ago. I just spent an hour with him & Melissa Witek at
The Quail Zentrum in mid-August in Carmel. It's kind of unexpected news. I reported here on Rennlist when Matthew was assigned to
'Porsche Exclusive' back in the Spring of 2014, after a he had spent a short time as a 'product planner' at PCNA's headquarter in Atlanta:



https://rennlist.com/forums/991/7085...l#post11458533

I am hoping to get together with Barbara Boeckenhoff, Manager Porsche Exclusive - Personal Design, during Rennsport to get an explanation of
the changes & direction she wants to take 'Porsche Exclusive' in the US!

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Originally Posted by reuben991 View Post
I believe Florian Truffner is taking over.
I'm in the process of setting up an appointment with him since
my appointment with Matt was scheduled for the week after he left
Curious development:



https://www.linkedin.com/pub/florian.../14/673/167/en

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I was informed by another Rennlister via PM that Matthew Henry
had moved to 'Singer Vehicle Design'...and its true!



https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-henry/33/510/49b

Saludos,
Eduardo
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