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    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    Hi Mike.  When you get a chance, please post some pics.  I think I recall that you were considering carbon grey with expresso.  Love that combo.

    Glad you are enjoying the car...

    Yes please Smiley


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    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    RC:  @Mike: you can't be serious. You already have your Panamera Turbo and you didn't post lots of photos and a detailed driving report?    

    I picked it up the last Saturday in February and since then I was out of town for a week and pretty busy otherwise.  The car has about 550 miles on it and I won't do any limit maneuvers until the 2,000 miles of break-in will be over.  Today is the first sunny day I've been able to enjoy here but am tied up away from my camera.

    Here's a picture taken of my car at an event at my Porsche dealer:

     

    My Panamera and Carrera GT were featured along with dozens of other classic Porsche cars in a Porsche "Family Tree" promo event which drew between 500 and 600 people.

     

    Here's the whole collection: www.flickr.com/photos/udpride/sets/72157623510757264/


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    Hi Mike.  When you get a chance, please post some pics.  I think I recall that you were considering carbon grey with expresso.  Love that combo.

    Glad you are enjoying the car...

     

    I ended up ordering Black exterior, Black leather, and Carbon trim.


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


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     That red 356 is sublime...


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    SciFrog:

     That red 356 is sublime...

    That car and many others were previous concours d'elegance winners.  It was quite the event.  Invitations went to a three-state area.


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Red car is most likely a 1961 or 62 Roadster (Drauz body), fully restored.  As soon as the sun comes out and can be trusted here in DC, I will take and post some pics of my 1961 Super 90 Roadster (Condor yellow/black).  

    Thanks Mike... 


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    Good post, RC, clearly stated. 

    I like the Lexus 460, especially the L version, and have driven one for well over 1000 kms.  While enjoyable, it is certainly not a sports sedan in the class of a Panamera, much less a Panamera Turbo.

    On the design, the Lexus and Panamera are remarkably similar in general appearance.  If Wild Speed or Misha added a square trunk to a Panamera, or a round rear to a Lexus, they are much the same.

               How about a tad bigger rear lights    Smiley          The other day I was behind one for  15-20 min. and this idea came to me .

    LB XH 7637 original.JPGLB XH 7637 mishaa.JPG


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    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Very cool shots Mike Smiley.


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    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Misha, you are the best.  Wish I had your photoshop talent...Smiley


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Thanks Wonderbar  -  got a p-shop last year ( for 57th birthday )  self learning on trial & error basis .   Maybe , just a ' good eye '  -   not remotely close to Wild Speed skill .


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    That Infiniti looks the ideal choice for women addicted to pies!!!.Smiley

    Beyond just  fat and ugly, its a design tragedy .Smiley

     

     

    Nice pics MikeSmiley


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    Red car is most likely a 1961 or 62 Roadster (Drauz body), fully restored.  As soon as the sun comes out and can be trusted here in DC, I will take and post some pics of my 1961 Super 90 Roadster (Condor yellow/black).  

    Thanks Mike... 

    How much do these things go for? I am not into vintage cars at all. But if there was one, this would be it (250GTO is not in the budget, we will leave that to Mike S Smiley)


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    JimFlat6:

    That Infiniti looks the ideal choice for women addicted to pies!!!.Smiley

    Beyond just  fat and ugly, its a design tragedy .Smiley

     

     

    Nice pics MikeSmiley

    True, the original FX50 was more masculine...


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    ADias:
    racerx:

    When  I reached the intersection an LS 460 pulled up in black. My immediate impression was the 460 had more class and stature as a sedan. I can not see the justification for the price tag of the panny.

     

    LS460 ?!? Please! From a looks perspective it's just another preppy car. From a performance perspective is an average sedan compared to the Panamera driver's car character. 

    I have driven one and it was not lacking imo. In normal traffic or residential neighborhoods where most sedans will see the bulk of their use, how does the extra performance become useful? Because I would assume most people who wanted to go out for a fun drive will take their GT/sports car.

     

    In addition to the 460, I like the A8 a lot and the 7 series a little.


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    No Toyota or Nissan for me, sorry. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (on the ship), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    A nicely restored roadster will cost $60K plus.  Wonderful little cars, so enjoyable on beautiful days--but not for modern traffic. 


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    A nicely restored roadster will cost $60K plus.  Wonderful little cars, so enjoyable on beautiful days--but not for modern traffic. 

    Should get one of those at some point... Where do these sell on, eBay?


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Today I saw a beautiful WHITE Panamera Turbo with black tinted glass at my local dealer.

    Car had Turbo rims, it looked beautiful. White is definitely a good choice for the Panamera, same with black or very dark colors.

    Btw: the opposite of attractive, this Panamera S is also at my dealer. Weird color for such a car.

    WP0ZZZ97ZAL045423_1.jpg


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (on the ship), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    RC, I agree.  There is a white turbo right now at my dealer with Turbo II wheels and it looks great!  Too bad about the price tag.  Here is the medical car for our local V8 supercar racing spotting the same colour and wheel combo.  It's a 4S though.


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

     Yep, same wheels, same color, absolutely great combo. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (on the ship), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    SciFrog, on older Porsches like the roadster in the pic, the best way is to join PCA, get Panorama magazine, and search the ads there.  Also, to find really nice ones, you need to go to a Porsche Parade and start chatting up the folks who show these cars.  You can find out so much good information, and learn the good from the rip-off.

    But be forewarned--owning, driving and keeping up an old Porsche is challenging.  It is not for everyday driving to say the least, and you need a good old Porsche mechanic around to take care of these pretty, but fragile, masterpieces...


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    My dream was always an affordable 964 RS but unfortunately those cars available aren't affordable and those affordable are in a pretty bad shape. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (on the ship), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Wonderbar:

    SciFrog, on older Porsches like the roadster in the pic, the best way is to join PCA, get Panorama magazine, and search the ads there.  Also, to find really nice ones, you need to go to a Porsche Parade and start chatting up the folks who show these cars.  You can find out so much good information, and learn the good from the rip-off.

    But be forewarned--owning, driving and keeping up an old Porsche is challenging.  It is not for everyday driving to say the least, and you need a good old Porsche mechanic around to take care of these pretty, but fragile, masterpieces...

    Tks, I am a PCA member... Seem like this would be  nice hobby for when I will have more time...


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    RC:

    Today I saw a beautiful WHITE Panamera Turbo with black tinted glass at my local dealer.

    Car had Turbo rims, it looked beautiful. White is definitely a good choice for the Panamera, same with black or very dark colors.

    Btw: the opposite of attractive, this Panamera S is also at my dealer. Weird color for such a car.

    WP0ZZZ97ZAL045423_1.jpg


    Weird colour for ANY car. Smiley
     


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    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    In reality, this color isn't really brown or gold brown, it is some sort of bubble gum brown, difficult to explain, very weird and definetely not the right color for the Panamera...unless one really wants to show off (not in a positive way I guess ).


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M (on the ship), BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    Show off?  I would have thought that would be the perfect colour to hide that you have an expensive car!


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    W8MM, thanks for the pictures, what an awesome collection. 


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

    Eunice:

    W8MM, thanks for the pictures, what an awesome collection. 

    My pleasure.

    Those cars are all from within about 100 miles of Cincinnati with the majority coming from right in the city.   Such an amazing assortment of Porsches for such a "small" city, although a large part of the local population has German ancestry.  Cincinnati has a "sister city" arrangement with Munich.


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    Mike

    2005 Carrera GT - Signal Yellow + 2008 Tesla Roadster - Thunder Gray +1972 BMW 3.0 CSi - Nachtblau +2009 Bentley Arnage T - Black Saphire


    Re: I saw my first Panamera in person

     @Mike: 

     
    Cincinnati - Munich
     
    We even have a cinema called "Cincinnati" here in Munich. Probably most visitor don't know Cincinnati, but it sounds good. And you have to visit this cinema like you do it in the US (by car, with a parking-lot right in front of the cinema. There is no subway (S-Bahn) around).

     
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