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  1. Sterling Sackey

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    It would be nice to bring this car back to life, but as can be the case with cars like this, it's a goal best left to someone else's time & money.
     
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    Looks great in red!!
     
  7. Sterling Sackey

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    Probably car #1116, Carrara White with Terracotta interior. There are actually a number of cars in this combination, not surprising as it looks great!
     
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    There is a silver/ascot with 5800 miles going up for auction at RM in Monterey in a couple months, they said expecting $650-700k. Saw it at Rodeo Concourse. Will be interesting to see what it goes for....


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    Yep, I was presented with WP0CA298X5L001399 / #0851 back in September 2018 - considering that estimate, it sounds like they should have taken the offer I made them at the time. :)

    Here she is:

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    Correct... trying to finalise a deal!

     
  12. Sterling Sackey

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    The Arancio Borealis car will be going to auction at RM Monterey at no reserve, will be interesting to see how this one does!

    We are currently in a great buyer's market for the Carrera GT after all the sales that took place last year - transactions have slowed now and better deals are possible as a result.

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    Stunning!
     
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    Best of luck!
    Hope it works out and keep us updated


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    Had a chance to spend the day with my CGT, some driving impressions...
    Saturday was a car meet that had me pre registered with the CGT (wanted to drive the Speciale as it would have been easier). Woke up again to a drizzle and was hesitant but it won’t melt in the rain, right? Open the garage door, unhook the battery tender, and the experience begins... unlatch the heavy door which releases with a loud mechanical click. Instantly enveloped with the distinct leather smell that nostalgically reminds me a bit of my dad’s old 924. Step over the large CF side sill into the CF tub. Slide into the narrow, vertically upright seats. Heavy clutch in, and turn the key with left hand and waggle the beechwood stick with the the right hand. Slide my hand along the smooth magnesium console. Fire up the engine to instantly feel the vibrations of the car and the howl of the NA V10. Warm up engine for a few minutes and inhale more Porsche aroma. Listen to the chatter of the clutch. No creature comforts.
    Slow release of clutch to auto-throttle in reverse and feel heavy steering on a slow turn. Difficult to reverse and maneuver when slow (needs speed!), large aerodynamic driver’s mirror obstructs view on left hand turn. First couple minutes shift from first to third to let 2nd gear warm up (common in these cars). It’s raining, tires cold, so drive 60 on freeway. Window wiper ain’t so smooth but does the trick. Drive towards dry weather.
    Then open her up! Once warm, pedal to the medal, with some quick clutch releases, and the V10 is screaming! Car “feels” lightning quick, no nannies. Heel-toe, rev match on downshift takes getting used to after driving paddle shifter cars. Everything feels mechanical. When I arrive to the gathering on Colorado Bridge in Pasadena, windows down, the most common compliment I hear is “Gorgeous!”
    Have to reverse into diagonal position which honestly takes me a few times. Press the rear wing button to elevate it, cool. Hob nob with friends, talk about the CGT history with some new people, then off to breakfast. Spirited drive home, and safely back in the garage. Last look back at the CF weave under the GT silver paint. Car needs a wash.
    It was a good day.

    (Would post pics but problem with Tapatalk)



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    Thank you for that!
     
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    I was at this last drive...always epic!
    I don’t think I can make this one but please post pics!!!


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