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Old 08-27-2015, 05:07 PM
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I saw this on Instagram. It was purchased by a local collector in Atlanta. True PTS, authorized by Porsche and Gulf.
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Very nice. The font of the number needs to be larger to fill that circle though.
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Did they forget to get the calipers, at least one of the colors?
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Very timely post. I just got home from the unveiling of two 918s in Gulf Livery at Porsche Centre of Saskatoon.

The owner of the dealership, Vaughn Wyant, went into quite a bit of detail about the ordeal he had to go through with Porsche and Gulf to be able to get the cars painted in the Gulf Racing scheme. He initially approached the President of Porsche Canada, who went to Porsche AG with the request. The reply was "if you can get approval from Gulf, we will build them for you. But you will never get it approved." Turns out that the approval from Gulf wan't really all that difficult, and after some back & forth with Porsche, they agreed to build them as requested.

He also mentioned that another Gulf 918 had just just surfaced on instragram, but went to great lengths to point out that his 2 cars were unique in a few ways. Those differences included the period-correct matching paint colours, the "Gulf" logos embossed in the headrests and the lack of any green paint on the lettering or the brake calipers. Sounds like the deletion of the green paint took some persuasion, but Porsche finally agreed that it would look stupid with the blue & orange paint scheme. This may all seem pretty trivial, but when you're paying $1.4 million USD each for these cars, you want to protect your investment.

He plans on selling one and keeping one.

Here are some crappy cell phone photos (I somehow failed to get a shot of the calipers, but I believe they were black). Also, I'm sure that there will be some better shots showing up on twitter at #918gulf. Here's a link to some of the stuff from tonight's event.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/918gulf?src=hash
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The "Gulf" logos embossed in the headrests is a very classy!
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Those headrests are awesome
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it was a great night, the parking lot was as good as the main show, a lot of italian cars
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Originally Posted by Bergo View Post
it was a great night, the parking lot was as good as the main show, a lot of italian cars
No kidding. I don't recall ever before seeing 6 Lambos together in Saskatoon. Absolutely beautiful dark blue 993 Turbo as well.
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No kidding. I don't recall ever before seeing 6 Lambos together in Saskatoon. Absolutely beautiful dark blue 993 Turbo as well.
quite a good group indeed. there i a guy that has another diablo that lives a couple blocks down from me.

the owner of the 993 Turbo also has a GT4 coming in, a bit delayed because it has the gorgeous carbon buckets.
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Crisis summed up the Porsche Centre Saskatchewan reveal very well. I was lucky enough to attend the event as well.

Here are my pictures and a video.

http://imgur.com/a/cvk6n

Sorry for moving the camera around and shaking so often... symptoms of being close to 918's.
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Anyone seen Jamie lately
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Amazing ....................
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Originally Posted by Crisis View Post
He also mentioned that another Gulf 918 had just just surfaced on
instragram, but went to great lengths to point out that his 2 cars
were unique in a few ways. Those differences included the period-
correct matching paint colours, the "Gulf" logos embossed in the
headrests and the lack of any green paint on the lettering or the
brake calipers.

Sounds like the deletion of the green paint took some persuasion,
but Porsche finally agreed that it would look stupid with the blue &
orange paint scheme. This may all seem pretty trivial, but when
you're paying $1.4 million USD each for these cars, you want to
protect your investment.
Good reporting Crisis. As to what was told at the event, anyone ordering
a 918 could change the calipers of his/her car from 'Acid Green' to a dark
'Silver' by paying for the $2800 option. It took little 'persuasion' other
than offering the money to get that option...to which PAG readily agreed
to do that for anyone that asked!

It'll be interesting to follow up on the claim that the Canadian 918s have
'period-correct matching paint colors', which suggests that the Atlanta
918 does not. I'll make some inquiries to see if I can get an answer to
that question.

I think everyone who ordered one of these 3 Gulf 918s will do well in
the long run. They are very special.

Saludos,
Eduardo
Carmel
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Anyone seen Jamie lately
jamie is gulf blue with jealousy!!

Gawd, those are nice!
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Old 08-31-2015, 01:39 AM
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Default The Saga of the PTS Gulf Livery 918s...

Originally Posted by Crisis View Post
Very timely post. I just got home from the unveiling of two 918s in
Gulf Livery at Porsche Centre of Saskatoon.

The owner of the dealership, Vaughn Wyant, went into quite a bit of
detail about the ordeal he had to go through with Porsche and Gulf
to be able to get the cars painted in the Gulf Racing scheme. He
initially approached the President of Porsche Canada, who went to
Porsche AG with the request. The reply was "if you can get approval
from Gulf, we will build them for you. But you will never get it approved."
Turns out that the approval from Gulf wan't really all that difficult, and
after some back & forth with Porsche, they agreed to build them as requested.

He also mentioned that another Gulf 918 had just just surfaced on
instragram, but went to great lengths to point out that his 2 cars
were unique in a few ways. Those differences included the
period-correct matching paint colours, the "Gulf" logos embossed
in the headrests and the lack of any green paint on the lettering
or the brake calipers. Sounds like the deletion of the green paint
took some persuasion, but Porsche finally agreed that it would
look stupid with the blue & orange paint scheme. This may all
seem pretty trivial, but when you're paying $1.4 million USD each
for these cars, you want to protect your investment.

He plans on selling one and keeping one.

Here are some crappy cell phone photos (I somehow failed to
get a shot of the calipers, but I believe they were black). Also,
I'm sure that there will be some better shots showing up on
twitter at #918gulf. Here's a link to some of the stuff from
tonight's event.
https://twitter.com/hashtag/918gulf?src=hash
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Good reporting Crisis. As to what was
told at the event, anyone ordering a 918 could change the calipers
of his/her car from 'Acid Green' to a dark 'Silver' by paying for the
$2800 option. It took little 'persuasion' other than offering the
money to get that option...to which PAG readily agreed to do that
for anyone that asked!

It'll be interesting to follow up on the claim that the Canadian 918s
have 'period-correct matching paint colors', which suggests that the
Atlanta 918 does not. I'll make some inquiries to see if I can get an
answer to that question.


I think everyone who ordered one of these 3 Gulf 918s will do well
in the long run. They are very special.
OK, there is a bit of a story here involving these Gulf 918's. So far, we
have one in Atlanta and two in Saskatoon (Canada). And as I sensed
from reading Crisis' post of what was reported to him by the Canadian
owner, there appears to be a rivalry going between owners & their
'Gulf' livery cars. And it's not just what the Wyant folks are saying up
North, the Atlanta owner has his own set of peculiar claims:






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And, as a reminder, here is what the Canadian owner is saying about his two 918 'Gulf Livery' Spyders:
"He also mentioned that another Gulf 918 had just just surfaced on instragram, but went to great lengths
to point out that his 2 cars were unique in a few ways. Those differences included the period-correct
matching paint colors...
"



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So what gives? Does the statement by the US owner that his is the: 'ONLY 918 CAR' in North America that has
been approved by Gulf Oil and is being developed by Porsche AG /PCNA in Gulf Livery
' true? Did Porsche changed
the colors on the Canadian 918s from current PTS 'Gulf Blue' & 'Gulf Orange'? Is the issue the approval by Gulf Oil
Canada? My understanding is that PAG required owners wanting the Gulf Livery scheme to get a license from Gulf
Oil to use the logo and colors. The license was free and the only limit was that the car not be used for advertising.
So I would argue that every one of these 'Gulf' livery 918's obtained that license from Gulf Oil.

Here is the email I received from a knowledgeable 918 owner who is familiar with the 'Gulf' theme on that model:

"Eduardo,

Re: The US 'Gulf' 918 in Atlanta:

1. It is painted in the current standard Porsche Gulf Blue and Gulf Orange. The stripe is paint. The Gulf logos and
the roundels are vinyl. The interior is the standard brown leather with orange piping.

Here are 3 photos of the car at the factory that the owner posted that show exactly how it left the factory before
the decals were installed:

http://www.exoticcarmeet.com/porsche-brand.html

2. There are also two Gulf 918's in Canada. These cars don't have the vinyl roundels mounted, and the side Gulf
logos were placed differently. These also differ in that they have black interiors with blue piping and the Gulf
headrest imprint.
"

We know that Porsche has approved both 'Gulf Blue' and 'Gulf Orange' for PTS in the 991/981. It would be my educated
guess that Porsche used those already approved PTS 'Gulf' colors to do all three 'Gulf' livery 918s that we know of so far.
And PAG most certainly created a PTS color code sticker (like they do on all their PTS cars) for those two Canadian 918s
with their official 'farbcode'. And I would bet that sticker reads: 328 just as mine reads 22S:



But if anyone can verify the color code sticker on any of the two Canadian cars it would go a long way towards solving this
PTS color dispute!


By the way, could there be a fourth 'Gulf' 918 not yet delivered?

The Saga of the Gulf Livery 918s...to be continued.

Saludos,
Eduardo
Carmel


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