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    Finally got a build date

    Hooray, my Basalt 987 is scheduled for production on August the 28th. SHould be at my OPC mid September, so I should get it a few weeks early.

    I am buying from a (the) Northern Ireland dealership so will have the equivalent of a 55 plate in Great Britian and one of the first MY06 UK spec C16 cars, built after the factory summer break.

    Combined with a nice drive down through the south of Ireland, across into Wales on the ferry and a back road run through Wales to London, it will be the perfect run in for my new car.

    Can't wait.

    As an aside, does anybody have any firm and factual info about spec changes (details) on 06 cars? I have heard sports seats will no longer have map pockets and that the 3rd 12volt socket in the passenger footwell is to be removed. Any truth to these rumours?

    By the way, it seems the chrome tailpipe is no longer causing delays as I have specced this. Saw this on a gurads red car in my local OPC this morning (first time in the flesh for me) and it looks really superb. None of the photos so far do it justice. It is much chunkier looking than the standard S exhaust pipe. Def worth the cost.

    I also listened to the Porsche sound pack upgrade and am really glad I have gone with BOSE. The sounds from the porsche upgrade was wooley, lacked definition and structure and had boomy bass that drowned out all the other channels.

    other than that. the next 6 weeks can't go quickly enough!

    Cheers,

    JZ

    Re: Finally got a build date

    What's a "55 plate" and what is a C16 car? Thanks.

    Re: Finally got a build date

    C16 - this is the 'UK Spec' option, if you're buying from a dealer not in the UK. We get top tinted windscreen for example.

    55 plate - we have a VERY strange car registration system in the UK - cars registered between 1 Sept 05 and 28 Feb 06 incl. will have a '55' on their number plate. (1 Mar to 31 Aug have '05' this year)

    Re: Finally got a build date

    So a 2005 registered car can be registered "54" Jan -Feb, "05" March - September and "55" from Sept to the end of the year.

    We British do weave a tangled web.

    Re: Finally got a build date

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    Rich C (UK) said:
    C16 - this is the 'UK Spec' option, if you're buying from a dealer not in the UK. We get top tinted windscreen for example.



    Spot on. However, just to point out (and I am sure you knew this anyway), but a car bought from Belfast is a UK car, the same as any car bought in any mainland OPC. I know you can walk into a Swedish dealership and ask for C16, but Belfast counts as part of the UK.

    Cheers,

    JZ

    Re: Finally got a build date

    Did I miss something JZ? Why did your order your car from NI when it seems you live in London?

    Re: Finally got a build date

    I used to work as a salesman in the Belfast OPC. The guys I used to work with there are looking after me much better than either Guildford or Mid Sussex (both of whom looked down their nose at me - I'm 26 and was weraing jeans and t-shirt). Plus I prefer to have a Northern Ireland registered car as I am originally from Northern Ireland.

    Should be a great drive back to Surrey!!

    Cheers,

    JZ

    Re: Finally got a build date

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    JZ said:Should be a great drive back to Surrey!!


    It should indeed! Let us know the pickup date, and perhaps we can join you for some of the return trip?

    Re: Finally got a build date

    Cool. Should be ferrying over to the Wales on or around the 23rd Sept. Would be good crack for an initial crack through Wales many excellent B roads.

    Will keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    JZ

    Re: Finally got a build date

    how can i find out my production date.

    Re: Finally got a build date

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    amir sarmad said:
    how can i find out my production date.



    Your dealer. He should be able to access the information through the Porsche computer system.

    Re: Finally got a build date

    My dealer still hasnt given me a date for mine - just said sometime 07/08!!

     
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