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2019/11/19 20:44:00 (permalink)

Factory Collection a no go...

Finally decided to take the plunge and ordered a new 992 C4S Coupe last week, but have been told I can't order a Factory Delivery.  Does anyone know why?  When the dealership asked they were told "no-one knows".  All sounds a bit odd to me, does anyone have a good contact in Porsche to get to the bottom of it?
 
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Tom

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2019/11/20 14:00:43 (permalink)
What delivery date were you looking for ?

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2019/11/20 14:41:59 (permalink)
Factory collect is suspended during winter months (October to March from memory) due to the German authority's requirement to run only winter tyres. It is also suspended occasionally when production lines are disrupted either for refurbishment, new models or special projects.
Richard Watling looks after Club factory visits and may be able to shed more light on the subject. visitporsche@gmail.com
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2019/11/20 16:13:16 (permalink)
I know when we ordered our 992 we put down for a factory collection but as we got nearer the time they cancelled it on us due to Brexit. Everyone blames Brexit!!
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2019/11/21 08:04:07 (permalink)
Thank you very much for your replies. I’ll drop Richard a line and see if he is able to help. 


It’s for a March(ish) delivery, so I had hoped I picked a date outside the winter tyre rules. I lived in Gutersloh a few years ago, I remember swapping my tyres during the winter months.  Something we should do in the UK?  But in fairness, winter in Germany can be a very very cold place to be, far colder than the UK.
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 13:27:40 (permalink)
The reason you cannot have a factory pick up is that with the UK leaving Europe the insurance that Porsche provides is for Europe only, and so they cannot insure the car to leave Europe!
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 19:22:49 (permalink)
Europe or EU?

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 19:43:00 (permalink)
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 19:44:25 (permalink)
If uk is not part of EU we are outside so EU insurance is not valid in Uk. Porsche are not going to insure your car for travel out of EU....that’s the deal!
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 22:46:14 (permalink)
Why can't you provide your own insurance to drive it back?

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/17 23:16:23 (permalink)
I did a factory collection many years ago when it was free.  The car was on order for 18 months.  Just two weeks before factory collection i was told by the UK dealer that it was all off and being delivered to them.  I phoned Reading and within a couple of hours it was all back on. I'd phone Porsche Cars GB in Reading.  It was a great experience not to be missed.  Just extend your UK insurance policy to cover the factory collection.  Good luck.
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/18 11:04:38 (permalink)
Best of luck getting uk insurer to register a car on German plates that’s not been registered in uk! Porsche will not do it.
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/18 11:37:49 (permalink)
It is appreciated times change, but years ago I arranged insurance for bringing a car back from Europe using its VIN as the identifier - no idea if this is still possible, but might be worth making an enquiry. 
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/01/18 20:23:16 (permalink)
For my factory collection the car was registered by the UK OPC handing the registration plates to me which I handed over on arrival at Zuffenhausen before the factory tour and lunch.  When I arrived at the collection area the plates had been fitted to the car.  After the hand-over I stuck the tax disc in the windscreen and I was off!

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/02/10 21:47:34 (permalink)
My understanding is that the UK is now in the transition period until the end of Dec 2020 where for all intents and purposes the same rules and conditions apply as as when we were in the EU; so the insurance problem of "not being in Europe" should not apply until then.

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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/02/15 16:13:21 (permalink)
I have had several enquiries on this over the last two months.  I have been told by my main contact there that factory pick-ups are not being arranged at present for UK cars.  Problems with "paperwork" in the Brexit period were cited. I had thought that nothing changed until everything changed ( or doesn't) at the end of the transition period at the end of the year.  I have tried for two members so far this year and have had the same response.  I think these pick-ups have been unavailable for more than a year, but will continue to enquire why.
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/02/15 16:24:26 (permalink)
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I have had several enquiries on this over the last two months.  I have been told by my main contact there that factory pick-ups are not being arranged at present for UK cars.  Problems with "paperwork" in the Brexit period were cited. I had thought that nothing changed until everything changed ( or doesn't) at the end of the transition period at the end of the year.  I have tried for two members so far this year and have had the same response.  I think these pick-ups have been unavailable for more than a year, but will continue to enquire why.




Hi Richard,
 
I had a similar conversation with our dealer for delivery of my GT4, late last November and got the same response. I even suggested that I would pick it up drive around Europe for a couple for weeks then return it to the factory for onward shipping. This is what is offered to US customers and annoyingly free. Sadly same response, and I am fully aware you must take delivery with winter tyres during the winter. I am not sure how US customers get around this as I can't imagine them up fronting the extra $ for a set of winters when the final destination was California or somewhere warmer.
 
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/02/15 19:03:01 (permalink)
Firstly a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread.  In particularly Richard who has kindly asked the factory to assist.  Unfortunately, despite best efforts I won’t be collecting my car from Germany....  I am a bit gutted but I guess it’s yet another thing to add to my “Brexit was a bad idea” rant.
 
The car should arrive in the next 4 weeks or so, very excited about that.  I thought I might add my config for reference and invite comments.  Yes I went a bit nuts, but 7 911’s in, I know what I want and what I can’t live without...
 
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Tom
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Re: Factory Collection a no go... 2020/03/04 23:22:13 (permalink)
Just a little update.  My car has arrived in the UK!  Can't wait to pick it up after I get back from the Factory visit.
 
Tom
 

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