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Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Location: Adelaide
mhh and I are flying to the UK in three weeks to take delivery of his new 918 Spyder.

I'm going as a glorified taxi driver / support vehicle, and will be trying to keep up in a Jag F-Type.  :p

This is a placeholder, we will fill it out with updates and pics as much as possible during the trip.

If mhh wants this to be public, that's cool with me, mods can move to the Porsche section.

Stay tuned, this is going to be epic.

T minus 20 days (or thereabouts)



Offline a.taylor


  • Joined: Oct 2009

  • Location: Wollongong
:clap: looking forward to following along on your adventures!



Offline OzCarSightings

  • Will eat your baby
  • Photographer

  • Joined: May 2006

  • Drives: GenF HSV/Golf R32/motorbike
  • Location: Perth
  • www: JanGlovac.com
I'll be in Europe in December, where do I make my booking to access the 918 as a rental?






Offline amgsl55

  • Tooth hurty

  • Joined: Feb 2011

  • Location: Adelaide
mhh and I are flying to the UK in three weeks to take delivery of his new 918 Spyder.

I'm going as a glorified taxi driver / support vehicle, and will be trying to keep up in a Jag F-Type.  :p

This is a placeholder, we will fill it out with updates and pics as much as possible during the trip.

If mhh wants this to be public, that's cool with me, mods can move to the Porsche section.

Stay tuned, this is going to be epic.

T minus 20 days (or thereabouts)

 :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:



Offline mhh

  • Chief Test Pilot

  • Joined: Feb 2006

  • Location: Adelaide
Thanks mtarone - you've been there for me right from the start.  :thumbsup: :p

Things are going well so far.  I've paid for the car (to a dealer I've never met for a car I haven't seen :)), organised insurance (not easy if you don't live there), booked the clearbra (200km from the dealer and a 5 day job), arranged registration (technically I should be a resident), booked flights and accommodation (now need to move them due to clearbra taking so long), booked a rental car with Avis (and got into a fight with Hertz who didn't want to refund despite saying I could cancel) confirmed storage (thanks to CondorMan we have choices) , found a transport company to bring the car back from Frankfurt in September, arranged for Shannons to cover the car if it ever gets to Australia (no track cover though), and joined the RAC in case of breakdown or accident, and membership needed to apply for a carnet.

Once we have the exact delivery day, we'll lock in our flights/rental car/accommodation again and that's pretty much it until we see the car. It's a LOT trickier than buying a car locally but quite satisfying to work through the problems along the way.



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  • Drives: VW Beetle



Offline ACP

  • Lives in a Metro Tangerine

  • Joined: Jun 2008

  • Drives: McLaren
  • Location: Sydney
Fantastic. Is the car physically at the dealer yet?



Offline PA

  • One man comedy gala

  • Joined: Jan 2008

  • Location: www.club-carbon.com
Fantastic. Is the car physically at the dealer yet?
It is being shipped from Nigeria as we speak.



Offline Fil-Ski


  • Joined: Feb 2009

  • Drives: 993TT
  • Location: Adelaide



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