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    Just picked up my new baby from the factory!

    Gentlemen,

    I have not been an active poster, but I have been following this board for well over a year and have enjoyed all the picture, stories, and information. Thank you all for sharing.
    Now I guess it's my time to contribute...I just picked up my Atlas Grey 911S from the factory on monday and it was unbelieveable...the entire trip was even better than I expected it to be.

    Factory Tour: Started out with a factory tour around 1000. I was very impressed with the factory and the overall quality of it. I have seen a few other assembly lines (no automobile ones though) and the Porsche factory was by far the best I've seen. You get lot's of interesting bits of information like 89 of the 90 assembly stations are manual (the winshield installation is the only automated station), 150 cars produced a day, ALL cars built are special ordered, with the options there are over 1.6 billion possible variants, and on average only 5 of every 1000 911s are the same. Oh...and white seems to be the new popular color.
    I also saw 2 new 997 Turbo's parked out in front of the new car delivery center...they both belonged to employees and one was a US spec Tiptronic. I wish I could have taken pictures...but they wouldn't let me. There were about 5 or 6 other Turbo's that had just been completed along with about 10 or so that were in the assembly line.
    I highly recommend taking the factory tour. You need to see the quality that is put into these engineering masterpieces.

    Delivery: The owner of the place I bought it from met me and after lunch on the top floor, he brought me over to the new car delivery center to pick up my new car. Excellent delivery process...there were 2 or 3 other people picking up their cars there but I was pleasantly suprised to get a bunch of little extras like a 911 key chain, nice floor mats, a few Porsche pins, a car cleaning kit, and a photographer who takes a high quality picture for you to take home. They went over the whole car with me inch by inch for about and hour before they cut me loose with it.
    I drove it straight back to the UK (currently living here for another few months before I head back to the States). Amazing drive...in the 3 days I've owned it I've put on 700 miles and I'm sure I'll hit 1000 by the end of the weekend.

    Impressions of the car: Better than I expected. The ride is amazing and the quality is incredible. I'm still figuring out all the PCM options...but I really can't wait to finish the break in period and really see what this thing has to offer.

    Here's a couple pictures from the new car delivery center...sorry for the poor quality...I'll post some more once I finish breaking her in.

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    New Car delivery center...

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    Congratulations and enjoy your new beauty.

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    "Old" museum. The new one will be ready in 2007 and it looks like it's going to be HUGE! This one still has some nice cars in it though...too bad the Carrera GT is all scratched up from too many people touching it.

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    Last one....

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    Congrats, look astonishing!!!

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    How fortunate you are! The very best with your new addition and a million miles of safe and happy driving.

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    Really nice! My dream is to pick up a new 2008 997TT at the factory, drive down to Provence, spend a week at the 4 Seasons...

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    very nice! I was at the factory with my dad about a year and a half ago for a tour (not picking up) and the factory really is super nice. Good luck with your 911

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    Beautiful, Congrats

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    Juice, who did you order your car through?

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    Harry - I went through Cars International. A friend of mine bought from them a coupel years ago and introduced me to Larry Miller who runs it. They provided excellent service and support.

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    Thanx for sharing! is it basalt or solid black?

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    For juice, do you see that red C4s convertible in the picture? That is the dream I picked up probably one hour before you did. I was there with my wife and the kids. Beautiful day and a great experience. Drove back to Italy through Switzerland and loved every moment of it. I did not take the tour due to the kids, but I remember most of the people there. Try to help me identify you.
    In any case it is a great coincidence and I wish you a lot of luck with the beauty.
    Cordially
    Silvio

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    Juice, Sweetness. I ordered my 987S from Larry as well and hope he treats me right when i pick up my beast in May. Atlas grey apparently is the way to go!

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    Love the red stitchings

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    Very nice! Makes me look forward to my own pick-up in April, assuming no delays.

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    Bellissima Sivio!
    Red is one of my favourite color.
    Congrats
    Matteo

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    Red car + red brakes + red stitching

    Excellent

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    Congratulations! You picked up the car at exactly the same spot in the delivery hall where I picked up mine 8 months ago

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    Charliepug - It's actually Atlas Grey with black interior...crappy camera=crappy color quality. You can actually see it a little better in Silvio's picture...of the three cars on the left it's the one in the middle. I've got a new camera on the way. Once i get it I'll post some better pictures.

    Silvio - Congrats on the pickup she's a beauty...and it's great to see a fellow rennteamer was there at the same time! I was with the english speaking tour...dark hair, jeans, black/blue shirt...I was with a fellow porsche fanatic living vicariously through me. I think we lucked out on the weather that day too...it was beautiful.
    Did you see the two new turbo's sitting in front of the delivery center? I think I might be back there picking one of those up in a few years...

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    harryo2b said:
    Juice, Sweetness. I ordered my 987S from Larry as well and hope he treats me right when i pick up my beast in May. Atlas grey apparently is the way to go!



    Harry - Larry is great...he's been in the business since '69. 1st class service and he definitly wants to make sure the car is perfect. He spent about an hour just going over the car with me and made the experience that much better.

    Atlas Grey is definitly the way to go...amazing color...but hopefully not too many other people go that way...it's good to be a little different!

    He should have a new Turbo by then too (he drives a Cayenne and a Boxter S right now).

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    Congratulations! I was SUPPOSED to be getting mine on 12 May but now even PORSCHE has no clue when it'll be ready!

    dan

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    Congrats to both of you Juice and Silvio. Two awesome looking vehicles Keep posting those pics so we can see more of your cars.

    ciao ciao

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    pic911s said:
    Congrats to both of you Juice and Silvio. Two awesome looking vehicles Keep posting those pics so we can see more of your cars.

    ciao ciao



    Yeah... what he said!

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    Congratulations gents! Sweeeet!



    I hope the possible looming strike doesn't screw up all of us factory delivery "waiters"( all waiters for that matter). Plan "B": rent a P-car while in Germany.


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    juice, are you talking about these?

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