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2020/06/06 11:18:06 (permalink)

My GT3 Manthey

Not sure if my car qualifies for the Modified Register but thought i'd post it up here in case it was of interest to anyone.
 
Some of the detail is in the original sales link below but i'm sure there is much more detail to it. 
 
I don't have all the previous invoices sadly but i'd be happy to bring the car along for an inspection at some stage for someone to take a look at if at all interested. 
 
https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Porsche-996-GT3-U1686/
 
I've always had an interest in modified cars btw so this car ticked the boxes for me when i saw it for sale

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 12:39:20 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/06 13:01:01
Morning David  ,
 
I'm sure Ralph or Des will be along soon with a formal welcome and equally sure that your Manthey GT3 will be of interest! I don't think the .1 GT3 in RHD form had many takers for the full K400 option so yours will be a very rare machine. Are you intending to track it at all ( when possible given the current circumstances )?
 
Regards , Paul. 
 
 

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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 13:10:17 (permalink)
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Morning David  ,
 
I'm sure Ralph or Des will be along soon with a formal welcome and equally sure that your Manthey GT3 will be of interest! I don't think the .1 GT3 in RHD form had many takers for the full K400 option so yours will be a very rare machine. Are you intending to track it at all ( when possible given the current circumstances )?
 
Regards , Paul. 
 
 




Hi Paul many tks for your reply.
 
Firstly apologies for not replying sooner but for some reason i cant work out how to get instant notifications for replies to my posts even though i do select the function at the before submitting my posts. 
 
Anyhow yes not many K400's around although JZM do seem to get them when they come up for sale.  I do know of a mk1 Clubbie with the K400 upgrade that currently for sale in yellow but thats it. 
I did consider that car but then spotted my one. 
 
I have recently rejoined PCGB and i do remember Des from a good few years back when there was a run on 964RS's and i think at one stage he had a yellow shelled RS with  turbo fitted ?  awesome beast that one! 
 
As i say annoyingly i don't have all the invoices on my car but clearly someone got carried away with it and spent a small fortune. 
I'm sure there are plenty on here that can go through the car and tell me more about the detail.
 
Also not sure if i should attach myself to the GT3 register as well.  I'm still navigating my way around the forums.
 
I am attending Snetterton this coming Monday so really looking forward to that and of course being in the company of many Porsche's.
 
I've not done a track day since i sold my GT4 so it'll be interesting to say the least  

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 13:39:27 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/06 16:42:08
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Not sure if my car qualifies for the Modified Register but thought i'd post it up here in case it was of interest to anyone.
 
Some of the detail is in the original sales link below but i'm sure there is much more detail to it. 
 
I don't have all the previous invoices sadly but i'd be happy to bring the car along for an inspection at some stage for someone to take a look at if at all interested. 
 
https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Porsche-996-GT3-U1686/
 
I've always had an interest in modified cars btw so this car ticked the boxes for me when i saw it for sale



Hello David, 

Interestingly Manthey don’t modify engine/drive train any longer, but concentrate on handling and braking. The Register is for cars and their owners so you’re both welcome. See the “How to join..” at the top of our forum page. Is your GT4 still standard?
post edited by ralphmusic - 2020/06/06 14:29:33

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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 16:46:57 (permalink)
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Not sure if my car qualifies for the Modified Register but thought i'd post it up here in case it was of interest to anyone.
 
Some of the detail is in the original sales link below but i'm sure there is much more detail to it. 
 
I don't have all the previous invoices sadly but i'd be happy to bring the car along for an inspection at some stage for someone to take a look at if at all interested. 
 
https://www.jzmporsche.com/used-vehicle-details/Porsche-996-GT3-U1686/
 
I've always had an interest in modified cars btw so this car ticked the boxes for me when i saw it for sale



Hello David, 

Interestingly Manthey don’t modify engine/drive train any longer, but concentrate on handling and braking. The Register is for cars and their owners so you’re both welcome. See the “How to join..” at the top of our forum page. Is your GT4 still standard?




Tks Ralph, I sold the GT4 around 3 years ago so i've just got the 996 Manthey now which i've had for 3 months although it was in lockdown for a few weeks at JZM.
 
I didn't know Manthey had stopped the engine work which is very interesting.  I looked at the invoices of another Manthey and there was an 18K spend which has to have been for the Manthey work.
 
So are you saying that you can no longer go to the likes of JZM or 9E and have the upgrade fitted ? 
 
Will have a toggle now to join the register as im still not receiving email updates on replies to my posts. 
 
Tks for the info btw i love the learning part of car ownership

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 17:32:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/06 17:42:15
David,
 
Joining a Register does not get you a subscription to a Forum. If you go to the Modified Forum, at the top you will see “Subscribe to this Forum” which when you click on, as if by magic...
 
Regarding serious modifications to non-Turbo watercooled engines and drivetrains, there are a few some good some less so. When I had a tuned 3.8L Carerra engine installed in my 981 PDK Cayman S I went to a tuner in Germany, the only alternative at that time and probably still the case is in Florida. The complexity increases from the 996/986 thru today mainly in the area of electronics and control systems.
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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 17:49:08 (permalink)
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David,
 
Joining a Register does not get you a subscription to a Forum. If you go to the Modified Forum, at the top you will see “Subscribe to this Forum” which when you click on, as if by magic...
 
Regarding serious modifications to non-Turbo watercooled engines and drivetrains, there are a few some good some less so. When I had a tuned 3.8L Carerra engine installed in my 981 PDK Cayman S I went to a tuner in Germany, the only alternative at that time and probably still the case is in Florida. The complexity increases from the 996/986 thru today mainly in the area of electronics and control systems.




Ralph we've met!  I had a red GT4 at Spa and you took me out in your Cayman . I was with a guy called Martin Cross ( no relation ) who had a miami 991 GT3 RS. 
 
Oddly enough i was thinking about your car just the other day. 
 
I dare say JZM would have been right through my car when they took it in and my track day usage is likely to be 3/4 days a year i think so hopefully the car is pretty sound and i'll get it maintained solely by JZM.
 
Be interesting to know what to look out for though. 
 
Glad you've still got the 3.8 Cayman. Cracking car .    Did you upgrade the brakes to Carrera S spec too? 
 
I have 'thread subscription' on but i'm getting no emails come through and i've checked my spam/junk folders 
 
Hope you are well

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 18:20:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/06 18:25:49
Hello again David,
 
I think you might be a year or so out with Spa. You had a white GT3 and Martin had a special edition Carerra. The 3.8L was sold last year and I now have a 718 GT4, my thread headed “Another pedal..” in Cayman Section.
 
On Forum subscriptions, check that you have selected “Get instant notification” otherwise I am at a loss other than an invalid email address, as it has always worked right away when I toggle those options.


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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 18:30:00 (permalink)
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Hello again David,
 
I think you might be a year or so out with Spa. You had a white GT3 and Martin had a special edition Carerra. The 3.8L was sold last year and I now have a 718 GT4, my thread headed “Another pedal..” in Cayman Section.
 
On Forum subscriptions, check that you have selected “Get instant notification” otherwise I am at a loss other than an invalid email address, as it has always worked right away when I toggle those options.


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God maybe your memory is better than mine. I did have a white 997 Gt3 well remembered , must have been another occasion martin had the RS. we've been a few times over the years. 
 
Yeah i do select 'instant notifications' but no joy.   I may have to reset my setting so to speak . 
 
I'd have probably bought the 3.8 Cayman from you and just changed the seat to some fancy buckets.  I'm assuming the car sold easily ? 
 
718 GT4 amazing cars look forward to seeing it. 
Are you going to Snett Monday ?
 
I've not been on track in a while and with the new steed i'll be taking it easy at least to start 

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 19:06:16 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/06 19:23:50
David,
 
I still have the videos from Spa. I think Martin took this with his iPhone.
 
 
 
I met Martin again at Silverstone some time ago, he had a Lotus on that day. Snetterton is too far from Exeter for a day trip but I’m booked with Lotus on Track at Castle Combe and later at Goodwood, then Silverstone on a circuit run day. One great aspect of the 718 is I can run on 98db days unlike the old car.
 
I’d like to get back to Spa but being well over 70 and with a daughter with respiratory issues it’s not attractive under present conditions.


I am on a day trip to Centre Gravity next Friday to see what can be done with the OEM suspension although on my slow running-in day at Goodwood in February the handling was pretty good save for stability under braking.
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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 19:32:29 (permalink)
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David,
 
I still have the videos from Spa. I think Martin took this with his iPhone.
 
 
 
I met Martin again at Silverstone some time ago, he had a Lotus on that day. Snetterton is too far from Exeter for a day trip but I’m booked with Lotus on Track at Castle Combe and later at Goodwood, then Silverstone on a circuit run day. One great aspect of the 718 is I can run on 98db days unlike the old car.
 
I’d like to get back to Spa but being well over 70 and with a daughter with respiratory issues it’s not attractive under present conditions.


I am on a day trip to Centre Gravity next Friday to see what can be done with the OEM suspension although on my slow running-in day at Goodwood in February the handling was pretty good save for stability under braking.


Yes he bought an Evora that he tracked, i had my GT4 at the time and we had a few days at Hethel. TBF the Cayman was the better car and cornered flat compared to the Evora. Few niggles with the lotus and he sold it but tbf it was a cracking car.
 
Noise- my Manthey is pretty loud at 6k revs so im slightly nervous for monday although its 103 DB so i'm hoping i'll scrape past. 
 
I got thrown off at brands in the GT4 and my Lotus Exige S2 so i'm never keen going there again. 
 
Always likes Snett , have a few vids of days there in the GT4 and the forecast for monday presently is dry , fingers crossed. 
 
Just text Martin, he sends his regards to you. 
 
Be good to meet up at some stage and i cant believe you are in your 70's!  
 
Went to CG a few years back with a 993 and Chris did a great job especially considering it was a C4 but i think my days of Aircooled are all but done now. Oddly enough i always lost money on the older cars. Bad timing i guess.
 
LOT are a good bunch and the track day costs are reasonable too. 
 
Take care and be good to see you again some time now that im finally back to PCGB
 
PS did the 3.8 Cayman sell easily ? 
post edited by davidcross - 2020/06/06 19:50:01

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 20:15:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/07 06:39:12
3.8 sold within 2 weeks through Williams Crawford. They have a 996 GT3 with a Cup engine for sale at present. Pity you missed that one. 

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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/06 22:27:59 (permalink)
Sounds great car ..... feel an article coming on .... 

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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/07 06:41:21 (permalink)
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3.8 sold within 2 weeks through Williams Crawford. They have a 996 GT3 with a Cup engine for sale at present. Pity you missed that one. 




Not surprised it went quickly Ralph.
 
Yes the 996 with the Cup Engine is owned by a well known PIstonheads poster

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/07 08:26:45 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby davidcross 2020/06/07 09:41:49
Henry came to the same conclusion as I did re choosing which dealer to sell our cars. We had the same shortlist, very similar findings/opinions. His of course has somewhat stalled with CV but Adrian does maintain a good stream of digital media.

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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/07 09:44:43 (permalink)
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Henry came to the same conclusion as I did re choosing which dealer to sell our cars. We had the same shortlist, very similar findings/opinions. His of course has somewhat stalled with CV but Adrian does maintain a good stream of digital media.




It'll sell i'm sure. 
 
Henry was very helpful when i was looking at my car and on hand to offer advice. 
 
Really nice guy and clearly knows his stuff

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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Re: My GT3 Manthey 2020/06/07 09:49:14 (permalink)
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Sounds great car ..... feel an article coming on .... 




Hi Des, 
 
I last met you when i think you had a gen 1 GT3 and then a yellow modified 964RS. Really likes that car. Oh and i've just remembered the lovely red 930 you had too. Again i liked that car ! 
 
I attended a meet in London with my son at Fatboys Diner was it? 

996 GT3 Manthey
Boxster 987 Spyder SOLD
Cayman GT4 SOLD
997 GT3 SOLD
964 C2 LHD SOLD
996 GT3 RS SOLD
964 C2 sold
New GT3 997 GEN1 sold
993 c4 RED SOLD
355 GTS GONE!
997 c2s SOLD
930 TURBO TARGA SOLD




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