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Hey guys and girls. Had a 2002 C2 911 for a bit, that's gone now and I am looking to get into what I really wanted in the first place, a GT3.

Been looking a bit and found what looks to be a nice one in Bellevue, WA.

I have been in touch with the dealer, and before buying I would be flying out there to look it over and then take it to a local Porsche shop for a PPI.

Question is this - Is there any locals who own or are familiar with GT3's who wouldn't mind checking it out for me before I take the flight?

Basically just a look over, maybe a test drive, let me know if it's worth inspecting or if it's a complete pile of Heck No. I can arrange everything beforehand with my contact at the dealer.

I am in Florida- so I couldn't really be farther away for this haha.

I can PM details and I can compensate with lunch when I make it out there to buy it


Also - Any buying tips guys? I red the sticky, definitely getting a PPI, etc.


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Park Place car?
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Pay mooty all travel expenses to/fro. Best money ever spent. It's yay or nay. Mooty is on top of game with gt3's of any generation conditionwise. Mike
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Park Place car?
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Pay mooty all travel expenses to/fro. Best money ever spent. It's yay or nay. Mooty is on top of game with gt3's of any generation conditionwise. Mike
Gotcha, thanks
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We have qualified folks there who can give this Seal Grey Metallic GT3 a 'first look' for you, just have patience for them to respond.

Park Place Ltd has sold that car a few times in the past so I guess it is a good GT3 and a money maker for them.
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This is a buyer guide for 996 GT3, you might find this helpful. http://www.gt3resource.com/page2/fil...orsche0029.pdf
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Originally Posted by enthusiast View Post
We have qualified folks there who can give this Seal Grey Metallic GT3 a 'first look' for you, just have patience for them to respond.

Park Place Ltd has sold that car a few times in the past so I guess it is a good GT3 and a money maker for them.
It would be very cool to have a member check this out for me

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This is a buyer guide for 996 GT3, you might find this helpful. http://www.gt3resource.com/page2/fil...orsche0029.pdf
Awesome, thanks!
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Originally Posted by B Fett View Post
Hey guys and girls. Had a 2002 C2 911 for a bit, that's gone now and I am looking to get into what I really wanted in the first place, a GT3.

Been looking a bit and found what looks to be a nice one in Bellevue, WA.

I have been in touch with the dealer, and before buying I would be flying out there to look it over and then take it to a local Porsche shop for a PPI.

Question is this - Is there any locals who own or are familiar with GT3's who wouldn't mind checking it out for me before I take the flight?

Basically just a look over, maybe a test drive, let me know if it's worth inspecting or if it's a complete pile of Heck No. I can arrange everything beforehand with my contact at the dealer.

I am in Florida- so I couldn't really be farther away for this haha.

I can PM details and I can compensate with lunch when I make it out there to buy it


Also - Any buying tips guys? I red the sticky, definitely getting a PPI, etc.


I purchased a 2005 GT3 from Park Place about 14 months ago. I did not go out to look at the car. I contacted Chris's German Auto Service 425 462 9296. Chris is a PCA tech advisor and extremely knowledgeable on GT3's. For about $300-$400 he did a full cosmetic and mechanical inspection. He interrogated the computer and did a compression check. The computer check is essential as you want no "missed shift over revs" as that is where significant damage can be done. Hitting the rev-limiter is a non issue but when you miss a downshift and you over rev...OUCH. I suggest before you go out there that you spend the +-$300 with Chris. If you have any questions please reach out. Jon May
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I purchased a 2005 GT3 from Park Place about 14 months ago. I did not go out to look at the car. I contacted Chris's German Auto Service 425 462 9296. Chris is a PCA tech advisor and extremely knowledgeable on GT3's. For about $300-$400 he did a full cosmetic and mechanical inspection. He interrogated the computer and did a compression check. The computer check is essential as you want no "missed shift over revs" as that is where significant damage can be done. Hitting the rev-limiter is a non issue but when you miss a downshift and you over rev...OUCH. I suggest before you go out there that you spend the +-$300 with Chris. If you have any questions please reach out. Jon May
By the way I am in South Florida near Delray Beach
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I do know that the current owner is one of the salesman that works at Park Place. He has owned the car for a few years and he has tracked it over the years. I will be driving through Bellevue on Saturday after I teach a Driver skills day. If I have time, I will stop by and give a visual inspection. I know I won't have time for a test drive. I hope that helps.
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Originally Posted by 996FLT6 View Post
Pay mooty all travel expenses to/fro. Best money ever spent. It's yay or nay. Mooty is on top of game with gt3's of any generation conditionwise. Mike
From what I read on this forum Mooty doesn't approve of GT3's that have had their ECU's tampered with.

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^ that's only me. but many others have had success with good ecu tunig like EVOMiT to name one of the best. i am just cheap.
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I have a tune on my car, FVD-Brombacher. Like mooty, i wouldn't pay the $1k+ price for this on a na car, but I wanted a better low-end for streetability since I no longer track the car. Gained 17 rwhp, and a stronger low-end. Oh, i did this when they had a "special" at $700.
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Thanks for all the suggestions and help guys, a warm welcome to say the least.

I talked to Justin at Cantrell Motorsports today and he gave me some more info on the car.

I am still going back and forth on this car and a couple other options, but I will definitely post up here and let you all know the outcome!
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Pull the trigger. It will be the best car you've ever owned.
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