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Old 08-22-2015, 07:16 PM
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Default Proper intro & new Cayman S

After a long time lurking and learning, thought i would take a moment to post a proper intro and say hello and thanks. I have learned a great deal and had a number of great chuckles reading everyone's insights to date, and have finally gotten in a position to post about my upcoming Cayman S order.

I did the crazy and went the PTS route, along with the LTS route. It took a bit o' time to get everything order, but apparently now I am v215 with a December date and that is a good thing I understand. Soooo.. my build:











I went a bit over the top in some areas i think, but then again, i own my cars forever, so i tweaked it a bit more... wnet for the old school look instead of the traditional yellow/black.

the leather is the 2005 Carrera GT leather and was closest to what i was looking for as opposed to sending Porsche my personal leather sample...which shaved a couple weeks off the process. the largest hold up turned out to be the paint apparently, not the leather. there are a couple peculiarities on the LTS orders -- i.e. you cannot get the sun visors..

in the end, Brett P @ Sonnen & Matt @ Exclusive were a tremendous help and the windows were aligned to make this order work.

now I am keeping my fingers until December and will post pix when she arrives.

special thanks to Eduardo and the rest of the PTS pioneers. Could not have done this thoughtfully without you all.

take care.
George
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:39 AM
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Am I reading that right - did you just spend over $120k on a Cayman?
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:52 AM
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Did you order from Sonnen?
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:14 AM
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Signal yellow is a great color. And yes, I've never seen a Cayman this loaded.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:18 AM
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Nice build. However, I'm curious why you didn't go for the GTS?
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Old 08-24-2015, 08:22 PM
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Horrors, all that indeed for a mere cayman....

Did not get the GTS because I did not want PASM...and the 15 extra ponies was not worth it the increase in the base price given everything else i was doing to the interior...

I did order from Sonnen.

Yes, the deviated stitching and the LTS ended up increasing the cost dramatically -- for example you have to get the center console w/ crest option if you want to cover it in the sample leather....but i really wanted to get rid of as much plastic as possible.

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Old 08-24-2015, 08:31 PM
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Congratulations. You order what you want and your pay what it costs. I wish you many years and miles of smiles/grins and holy %hit! Drive it like you stole it.
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Old 08-26-2015, 12:30 AM
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Wow!
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:09 AM
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brilliant
no, horrific
no, brilliant
no, horrific
no, brilliant
no, horrific

f-ck me. can't decide

but it is something to behold
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Old 08-26-2015, 03:18 PM
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George,

Awesome build! Did it YOUR way.

Bye the bye - My 2011 Cayman S listed out at $100k and I love every damn detail.
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Old 08-26-2015, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by golfnutintib View Post
brilliant
no, horrific
no, brilliant
no, horrific
no, brilliant
no, horrific

f-ck me. can't decide

but it is something to behold
Chuckle -- i went through that exact mantra right till the end....crazy indeed.
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Old 08-26-2015, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mtbnutty View Post
George,

Awesome build! Did it YOUR way.

Bye the bye - My 2011 Cayman S listed out at $100k and I love every damn detail.
Exactly. It is the details that make the difference to me in the end so i was willing to go there..insane in some regards for sure, but the silly grin i get just thinking about December rolling around....

glad to hear you are pleased with yours.

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Old 08-26-2015, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ezdriver View Post
Congratulations. You order what you want and your pay what it costs. I wish you many years and miles of smiles/grins and holy %hit! Drive it like you stole it.
thanks, ez; that is exactly the plan...and when the warranty runs out ship it off to BGB for the motor upgrade.......
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Old 08-27-2015, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Archimedes View Post
Am I reading that right - did you just spend over $120k on a Cayman?
i noticed that too......wow
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mtbnutty View Post
George,

Awesome build! Did it YOUR way.

Bye the bye - My 2011 Cayman S listed out at $100k and I love every damn detail.
Bye the bye, only group/area of people that use that are ... Maritimers.

As for the OP, do it right, do it once. COngrats.
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