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Old 07-14-2018, 12:15 AM
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I just bought this 2012 997 Carrera S in Platinum Silver last month and am really enjoying it! It's a six-speed with sport seats, sport chrono and turbo II wheels but not much else... a very sporty build, exactly how I like it. If only sunroof delete was an option for the 997! My co-worker bought this car back in 2012 when I was driving a 987 Cayman S. He takes really good care of his cars. It took quite a while to talk him out of this one, but he's got a new 991.2 on the way so this one became available for a "friend-to-friend" sale. It may be true that the best cars never hit the open market. Anyway, I got pretty lucky with this one. It only has 35k miles on it, but I'll be adding to that soon!

When I was hunting for a 997, I looked at lots of pictures of Platinum Silver, Arctic Silver and GT Silver. Platinum ALWAYS looks like it has a goldish tint to it in photos and I was kind of apprehensive about that, until I saw this car in real life. There's no gold tint in real life... it's really strange how it photographs like that. It just looks like a really nice silver in person.

The wheels are a little dirty in these pictures, but I've washed and waxed them since then. After my last air cooled adventure it feels weird to have a 911 that needs absolutely nothing. You mean all I have to do is put gas in and drive it?!?! What a concept!

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Old 07-14-2018, 12:22 AM
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Congratulations on landing a great car. Drive it every chance you get . I'm on my 4th Porsche and the 997.2 is by far my favorite and I'm sure you will love every minute behind the wheel.
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:45 AM
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Congrats! Good looking car, and the fact that you know the vehicle history is even better. Enjoy!
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:01 PM
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Welcome to the Silver 997 Club. So many fun roads in SD County. Drive the snot out of it and enjoy.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:47 PM
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Congrats fellow San Diegan. The background looks like RB. See ya at the PCA events.

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