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05-16-2019, 01:42 PM | Replies: 17 | Views: 1586
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  • Location Rockaway, NJ, USA
  • Condition Used
  • Mileage 30,000
  • Engine 6 cyl
  • Drive Type 2WD
  • Transmission Manual
  • Vehicle Type Coupe
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I've been searching for the right 997 GTS for over a year now. Missed a few that popped up, had some unscrupulous sellers back out of deals, etc. So here we go again.

Looking a 997 GTS Coupe:
Must haves:
Sport or adaptive seats
sport suspension
manual trans
rear wheel drive (not a 4 GTS)

nice to haves:
full leather
under 30k miles
sports chrono
white, red, or silver. I'm trying to avoid black, although would consider it if car was a unique build.

I'm a cash buyer, located on east coast so the closer the better but would have no problem shipping cross country if I find the right car. Any and all leads greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:23 PM
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Search on the Porsche USA website. Couple of good looking cars there that might work for you.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:25 PM
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PUSA says there is a grey manual at Beverly Hill Porsche
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Old 05-17-2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bparrott View Post
PUSA says there is a grey manual at Beverly Hill Porsche
They want $100k for that car and it's a 4. I'm only interested in rear wheel drive on a GTS. Thanks anyway for posting the lead. Appreciate it.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:32 PM
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I was at my local P dealer yesterday & saw a white 997 GTS pull into the parking lot. The guy got out & walked to the parts dept, so I took the opportunity to walk out & take a closer look. It was a 2012 GTS w/manual & I almost fainted. I (like you) have been on the hunt for more months that I want to remember for a 2012 white GTS w/MT. Although this car did not have Sport or Adaptive seats & was not in the best shape (looked like it hadn't been washed in months, plus had front license plate bracket holes in the bumper) I patiently waited for him outside....more like stalking some might say. He walked out with a Porsche battery maintainer, so I proceeded to try and strike up a conversation that would lead to me asking if he would be willing to part with said car. After about 5mins of friendly chit-chat...I went for the jugular! At which point he laughed so much I felt a bit embarrassed & he loudly said HELL NO.....it took me 2 years to find this car & I will be buried in it if I have anything to do with that!!! LOL! I kindly said thank you & walked away with my tail between my legs in defeat.

I feel your pain.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:22 PM
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8lug

Driveanything.com has

two GTSs PDK
white/blk
mid $70k range
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Targat2017 View Post
8lug

Driveanything.com has

two GTSs PDK
white/blk
mid $70k range
Looking only for a manual. Thanks though.
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Old 05-17-2019, 07:55 PM
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If you don't mind alcantara and factory aerokit then this checks all your boxes I think: https://www.allthingsporsches.com/20...ans.-c-189.htm
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:01 PM
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I have a Cab... probably not your cup of tea
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:06 PM
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Thanks guys but looking for coupe and manual only. I know the white GTS referenced above and passed on it previously for a few reasons.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:54 AM
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I wish you luck. I was searching for a very similar spec for over a year after having tried to find an affordable GT3 for a year. People wanted GT3 prices for them when I was looking. I ended up in a loaded C2S.
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Originally Posted by Christopher G View Post
If you don't mind alcantara and factory aerokit then this checks all your boxes I think: https://www.allthingsporsches.com/20...ans.-c-189.htm
Mind if I ask the reasons? I looked at that GTS as well.
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Check the PCA website: 2 clean manuals in the mid 70's and under 25k miles have popped up on there in the past 6 weeks. Both sold in a couple of days; you have to be quick.

Now comes the "advice" part (please feel free to ignore): if you are planning on spending more ($80k+), do yourself a favor and get a turbo with a coilover and exhuast upgrade. It is just a much, much more thrilling ride all around! If you don't need back seats, get a GT3. I have significant time in a GTS (PDK with Aerokit, Manual, and Cab) and sure, it is nice (so was my C2S; the differences are minor if both cars have sport suspension and sport seats), but a 997.1 Turbo with these upgrades made my jaw drop in comparison. Obviously it is game over when compared to the GT3 as well. I can't speak for future values, but none of these cars are really losing much in value anymore.

I agree though, if you can find the right GTS in the mid 70's, it is worth the money. From a performance standpoint, $85k is a game changer, which is what some dealers are asking.

A friend has the 997 Turbo I would consider (manual cocoa interior on GT Silver, Bilstien PSS10's, upgraded exhaust and GT2 intercoolers) and it is GT3 good. On the same roads, it is absolutely thrilling, and simply blows away any 997 Carrera I have been in on the hilly undulations, dips, off-camber corners, and 10mph hairpins. It is probably a $75k, maybe $80k car. One of these days.....
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Originally Posted by 911trini View Post
Mind if I ask the reasons? I looked at that GTS as well.
I think that one has been around the ringer. It was at another dealer for awhile, was inspected by a couple of people here, and everyone has passed. You can do better.

Plus, allthingsPorsche is a sketchy dealer. They offered to buy my car, wouldn't give me a deposit until I took my ad down, continued to stall on the deposit, and then pulled out with an excuse (lie) that shipping rates had gone up and were no longer $1100 out of pocket, but $3k or something ridiculous from TX to FL. What really happened is that their flip to a customer must have fallen through; they thought they had a buyer at $100k and offered me $93k. Don't do business with them!
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:34 AM
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Mind if I ask the reasons? I looked at that GTS as well.
PM me if you want details.
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