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    1. 02-21-2019 01:24 PM #1
      well this is one of the bucket list for sure. i have wanted a Porsche since i was about 9 years old. since last summer, i've been looking pretty seriously. lucky for me, just down the road (Pat Bay Hwy), there was a great guy looking to sell his 997.2 Carrera S manual coupe. low km, 40k or 25k miles for y'all down south. very rare colour combo of silver and black. don't think i've ever seen one like it!

      here it is pulling into my driveway for the first time


      at the dealer for the inspection. as expected, cream puff. new tires and nothing wrong


      very proud new owner!


      big question was will it fit in the tiny garage. spent 3 days making room


      ended up with lots of room, can't wait until the snow is gone!


      what a huge step for me, and i can't wait to get it out and have some enjoyable drives. i did kinda screw my self though, i still have my GTI, and its sitting at the MIL's.... haven't figured out what to do with that yet!

      thanks for everyones help, i appreciate it. there is lots to learn about cars when they are all new to you.
      Last edited by canadacraig; 02-23-2019 at 12:31 PM.

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      02-21-2019 01:28 PM #2
      Congrats!

      That car is a serious unicorn...so very few .2 manual coupes in S trim made. (Thanks a lot, global recession.)

      That is a car you can own and love for a long time.

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      02-21-2019 01:29 PM #3
      997.2S is really a sweet spot in the 911 evolution. Looks great, I'm sure you will enjoy it!
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      02-21-2019 01:33 PM #4
      Congrats! Looks like a nice example

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      02-21-2019 01:35 PM #5
      Nice.


      But why does your Canadian garage have a roof???
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      02-21-2019 01:36 PM #6
      very nice! enjoy!
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    8. 02-21-2019 01:37 PM #7
      Ban Hawc!!

      lol, I live in Victoria, not Toronto. The white stuff on the ground really is odd, been here for 2 weeks now. Hope it leaves soon

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      02-21-2019 02:02 PM #8
      I've been waiting for two weeks for pics of this car (since the DME thread) and when we finally get pics, they're hosted on Photobucket?!?!!?

      Also, this is sarcasm, right?

      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig
      ...very rare colour combo of silver and black...
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      02-21-2019 02:10 PM #9
      Congratulations! enjoy it!
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      02-21-2019 02:22 PM #10
      Congrats, that's a keeper for sure.

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      02-21-2019 03:08 PM #11
      Congrats on reaching dream car status! That is quite an accomplishment. Are you keeping the GTI as well?

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      02-21-2019 03:13 PM #12
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      02-21-2019 03:14 PM #13
      Congrats and welcome to the 997 club
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      02-21-2019 03:24 PM #14
      This went well

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      02-21-2019 03:25 PM #15
      Congrats, that spec is my dream car too!

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      02-21-2019 03:30 PM #16
      Congrats!

      Is keeping the GTI for some of your less enjoyable mileage/trips an option?

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      02-21-2019 03:33 PM #17
      Nice find indeed! Congratulations.
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      02-21-2019 03:34 PM #18
      Congrats!

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      02-21-2019 03:35 PM #19
      I'm more impressed by the wheel to wind the garden hose around.

      But in all seriousness, congrats! 997.2 S is where it's at, and on my short list for next fun car.
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      02-21-2019 03:45 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by canadacraig View Post
      nice hose reel
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    22. 02-21-2019 03:49 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Itgb View Post
      I'm more impressed by the wheel to wind the garden hose around. .
      I thought that was standard car guy stuff. How do you tell where there other car dudes are?

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      02-21-2019 04:04 PM #22
      Congrats nice find.

      I'm crossing my fingers and saving pennies so that I can stick my foot in the 997 open door before it slams in my face like all the other used 911's (excluding 996).

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      02-21-2019 04:49 PM #23
      Congratulations, helluva good feeling to check off that box.

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      02-21-2019 04:55 PM #24
      Compared to the 991 and 2, the 997.2 already looks like a classic 911.


    26. 02-21-2019 05:01 PM #25
      thanks for all the positive comments! the only thing i could get done today is the tailpipes. gotta keep them clean!

      BEFORE:


      AFTER:
      Last edited by canadacraig; 02-23-2019 at 12:34 PM.

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