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    4 days to go to my first porsche

    I'm almost there, I've read hundreds of posts and learnt a mountain of information (big thanks to you all for all the posts), I've saved lots of money on Insurance, thanks to the UK forum users, and now its almost time, I just can't believe it.
    My car arrives from Reading into dealer on Sunday.

    I've got a 9.00 am Monday meeting at the dealership to go over the controls , handover etc. and then return at midnight to pick up the car (March 1st UK new reg.). Car should be one of the first 05 reg. cars as I will be driving home from 00:01 on the 1st. I'll post some pics and a first impression as soon as I can

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    Good luck Med ,its an awesome car to drive,so enjoy it matey

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    Thanks robbo

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    All the best Med - very envious... not sure if you've seen my saga with mu build. My revised build date is March 7th, so probably about 4 weeks behind you.

    Look forward to the pictures and hope the weather stays dry.

    Rgds
    Prashan

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    Me too, im doing a midnight handover on Monday too. went to the OPC today to run through the controls, the wait is agonising.

    Here are some pics...







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    What color is your interior? I can't tell if it is grey or blue from the photo.

    Phil

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    The interior is Ocean Blue

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    Looks so sad all alone in the rain. And even the steering on the wrong side.

    I envy you. I have to wait to April or even longer for mine.

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    Prashan said:
    All the best Med - very envious... not sure if you've seen my saga with mu build. My revised build date is March 7th, so probably about 4 weeks behind you.

    Rgds
    Prashan



    Thanks Prashan, Yes I have been following your chrome pipe saga, a some what unnecessary and surprising situation.

    Your 4 week wait will fly by and considering the weather at the moment I reckon April will be a better time to receive your car.

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    DirtyHarry said:
    Me too, im doing a midnight handover on Monday too. went to the OPC today to run through the controls, the wait is agonising.

    Here are some pics...


    your car looks great...I agree the wait is agony...
    roll on monday night

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    Pardon me...as I faintly recall this has been explained before...but why is it so important to wait have it labeled as a 2005 car? Also, why March 1st for a 2005 registration?

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    Hey Med,

    It's pretty neat to be able to share the excitement of a new Porsche. Double that up with a new 997 and you really have my attention. Be sure to post frequently...

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    Twice a year the plates change their numbers in the UK. It was (changes a few years ago) once a year in August. So there was a mad rush on 1st of Aug to have a new model year - so people in the streets could see you have a lovely new car. This was changed to be twice a year - 1st March is a new plate number. It isn't like in the US where you cannot tell from the plate if a car is a new model year.

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    wow that first picture is making me like the 997

    ahhh

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    Just returned from dealer....WOW how good does Basalt look, WHAT A CAR, it looked absolutely awesome, sitting there waiting to go home.
    I'll post some pictures in the next couple of days.
    I'm counting the hours to pick up

     
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