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Old 01-08-2014, 03:31 PM
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If anyone knows of any available allocations, please let me know. I've got the opportunity to work on a project this summer that will have me in Germany for 4 months. I want to get an order in for a European Delivery, so I can drive the car on the Autobahn while I'm there this summer. BUT I can't find any dealers that can sell me a car.

Any leads, ideas, or ideally ALLOCATIONS would be greatly appreciated, thanks!!
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Old 01-08-2014, 05:37 PM
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Wishing you luck with your search. But I think you'll only get to use your car in Germany for less than 2 weeks before it has to be exported to the US.
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Originally Posted by eilig View Post
I've got the opportunity to work on a project this summer that will have me in Germany for 4 months. I want to get an order in for a European Delivery, so I can drive the car on the Autobahn while I'm there this summer. BUT I can't find any dealers that can sell me a car.
I was in a very similar situation in early 2001 when the E46 M3 debuted. I was able to find somebody with an allocation by doing exactly as you are, but more importantly his dealer was willing to switch our names on that allocation. Cost me a bit of money to make it happen, but the ED experience was well worth it!

At least with BMW, European insurance and registration could be extended for a fee.
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Wishing you luck with your search. But I think you'll only get to use your car in Germany for less than 2 weeks before it has to be exported to the US.
There might be a way to extend that a bit, but I think the included insurance only lasts a couple weeks (the balance would be the responsibility of the owner).
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I have checked -- you can extend the insurance/registration out to 6 months maximum. Easily enough time to accommodate my needs. I will do it for 90 days, which will cost roughly 3,500 Euro. But well worth it. Now, if I can only find an allocation... I called Porsche North America today and explained my plight. They are escalating it, to see what can be done. Wish me luck.
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One of the complicating issues that came up in another thread, getting an allocation now tends to involve a premium. However, some have reported that this causes a problem for ED b/c PAG disallows markups. I suppose this can be solved with a stack of unmarked bills delivered directly to the dealer prior to picking up your ED. Also, ED costs the dealer 3k or somesuch so they may not be as supportive for ED if you are an out of town, non-repeat buyer.
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One of the complicating issues that came up in another thread, getting an allocation now tends to involve a premium. However, some have reported that this causes a problem for ED b/c PAG disallows markups. I suppose this can be solved with a stack of unmarked bills delivered directly to the dealer prior to picking up your ED. Also, ED costs the dealer 3k or somesuch so they may not be as supportive for ED if you are an out of town, non-repeat buyer.
Indeed. I'm offering to cover this for any dealer willing to participate...
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Old 01-08-2014, 06:54 PM
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Try McKenna, I think they have an April slot available, at a cost.
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Obviously having went through it, I know Hennessy has one, its already all spec'd out though. There is a car in Chicago but its already here in the states, its a base base build..

Both are asking 20K above MSRP.

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Originally Posted by green View Post
Wishing you luck with your search. But I think you'll only get to use your car in Germany for less than 2 weeks before it has to be exported to the US.
incorrect, you can insure and use your ED in europe for up to 6 months before you are required to export it. Once you have established the ED order you can inform your rep that you want coverage for that time period.
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Originally Posted by eilig View Post
I have checked -- you can extend the insurance/registration out to 6 months maximum. Easily enough time to accommodate my needs. I will do it for 90 days, which will cost roughly 3,500 Euro. But well worth it. Now, if I can only find an allocation... I called Porsche North America today and explained my plight. They are escalating it, to see what can be done. Wish me luck.
good luck!
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I just sent an email to every single Porsche dealer in the US. That's how bad I want this car. (Yes, there are 189 of them.) If that doesn't work, well, then at least I'll know that I tried.
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Originally Posted by eilig View Post
I have checked -- you can extend the insurance/registration out to 6 months maximum. Easily enough time to accommodate my needs. I will do it for 90 days, which will cost roughly 3,500 Euro. But well worth it. Now, if I can only find an allocation... I called Porsche North America today and explained my plight. They are escalating it, to see what can be done. Wish me luck.
Good luck! Hopefully someone at pcna will pull some levers for you. It worked for me.
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There are supposedly only 28 cars being delivered prior to June 30th. They supposedly don't have allocations or can't see any dates past that at this point.

Tomorrow when I'm back at work I'll email you the list I got

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Originally Posted by jlee504 View Post
There are supposedly only 28 cars being delivered prior to June 30th. They supposedly don't have allocations or can't see any dates past that at this point.

Tomorrow when I'm back at work I'll email you the list I got

Jeff
Not sure I follow - do you mean 28 GT3's total in the US prior to June 30th?
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