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Discussion in 'Middle East' started by nickm, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. nickm

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    Have a question for you guys over in the UAE... I'm wanting to get a list of used "exotic" car dealers
    in Dubai area and not knowing the best way to go about this. Is there an "easy" way? I've tried some hunting
    around on the internet and have come up with some decent web sites (such as Dubai-lime), but I am thinking
    there is a phone book or similar list of dealers easier to find.
    Here's my reason... (in case you have a good idea for me) better than what I am suggesting. Or maybe
    you see where I am going with this idea, and can make suggestions. I've built very unique custom Porsche
    for 19 years... kind of specialize and am drawn to the cars that seem to be popular in the UAE. I am currently
    building a custom Porsche Boxster which will look like a Gemballa Avalanche 997 (if you know what that looks like)...
    It's a $400K+ car from Gemballa. But with a Boxster body to start with, I can price it somewhat reasonably, for such an
    exotic looking car. 20 years ago I built many dozens of Slantnosed Porsches for the Japanese market, which
    was doing very well back then. With our US dollar dipping so much, and the style of cars I am currently going to be
    building, I am hoping to establish a relationship with a few dealers there in Dubai area, to see if these cars could sell
    (which I know they will). I know Gemballa in Germany relies quite heavily on his sales of his wild Porsches to the
    mideast countries. And I think that the totally custom reasonably priced Avalanches that I am building will fill the niche
    market of the younger guys who dont have the money to be driving the $100K+ cars... but would love to look like they
    do. 10-15 cars a year, is what I'd be looking for... to give you an idea. I understand the stigma of the Porsche Boxster
    being the poormans Porsche. But understand, the cars I build look like show cars, and do look like they are worth double,
    triple the price I sell them for. In this case, will look MUCH better than the custom $150K Boxster Gemballa was building 2-3
    years ago... because it have the front end look of the 997. Anyway... anybody can throw me some leads on small used
    exotic car dealers? Porsche specialists, would be nice. Thanks SO much! ;o) Warmest regards,
    ~Nick~
     
  2. arezzo

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    Post some pics of your work and workshop, know some people who would be very interested in what you have to offer.

    S

     
  3. mseals

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    I agree with Salman.... post some pics....

    Mike in Kuwait
     
  4. nickm

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    #4 nickm, Jul 16, 2008
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    Hi Salman & Mike, thanks for the replies.
    I'll post some photos very soon. I posted this a bit early... I know I should have waited till the
    car was at least 90% finished. Right now we have one side almost completed & ready to make our molds.
    The parts we make for the car "conversion" will be carbon fiber composite... and look VERY much like the
    Gemballa avalanche 997. The only thing that will look Boxster-ish will be the rear-end, of course. It'll have
    the exhaust exiting the middle of the rear bumper (ala Gemballa's $150K Boxster) with all stainless steel exhaust,
    and very similar exit pipes that the German tuner used. The first one will probably be this satin black paint color.
    The colors I love using on the Porsches, are the Lambo colors... pearl green, pearl orange, pearl yellow etc... So
    I'd be building them pretty wild looking. It's what keeps it fun & interesting to me. Boring colors and body styles
    make for not much fun work.
    If you can hang on till I get the rockers & front bumper modified, I'll post a few photos. Supposedly I'll be getting
    those pieces within the next 2 weeks. For now, I'll just try to throw up a few photos of what it's going to look VERY
    similar too. ;o) The price I'm aiming for is a bit under $40K. A fun-to-drive, seriously head-turning Porsche (convertible
    at that) for the price of a used Lexus... that your average everyday guy could afford to buy.
    of a
    ~Nick~
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  5. nickm

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    #5 nickm, Jul 16, 2008
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  6. arezzo

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    Do you have pics of your earlier completed work for clients? I know you posted the yellow/orange 911 you did work on for yourself however other pics, so we can get an idea of your track record.

    Thanks,

    S

     
  7. nickm

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    #7 nickm, Jul 16, 2008
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    Thanks Salman,
    I don't do much work for clients... almost all of the cars I build are to suit my tastes. Then I sell the car. It's
    more fun that way... and I seem to have good taste (if I do say so myself... hehe) because the cars always sell
    quickly... many times I've has guys fighting over a car. Fair prices & a top quality conversion are the reasons, I'm
    sure.
    I have a site you can visit... www.porschebumpers.com Once on the site, go to the top,
    then click on "SK kits"... you'll see quite a few cars we've built over the last 10 years. Turn on your speakers,
    & click on "View Slideshow".
    I've built many more, they are just not shown in the photos. So many boring red ones I cant count. hehe
    I tried to show the interesting looking ones, so guys could see the wild colors that could be done.
    Unfortunately the 930S slantnoses I built were so long ago (20 years) that I have no digital photos of them...
    they are all stored away somewhere where I have my old paper photos. ;o) I think the photos on my site will
    give you an idea of the quality any style that I like to build. We make all those parts on the site... (in case you
    were curious). Finally got around to getting a website, as you can tell from the low counter.... but hey, after 20
    years doing this I figured it was about time. Trying to grow the business a bit. I have the 288GTO body kit too...
    check out that link towards the bottom of the page.
     
  8. nickm

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    #8 nickm, Jul 16, 2008
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    Here's a few photos of a car I just did for myself (after the pearl orange car sold) This one was a
    plane-jane 2004 996, that nobody would have looked twice at. The goodies installed: Techart style
    front bumper, rockers, rear bumper, GT2 tail, Gemballa style hood, rear window spoiler, C4S 19" rims,
    lowered with H&R coils, etc...
    I think I'll be selling it pretty soon... Like to get a bit over $50K. If you know of anybody interested, it
    only has 24,ooo miles & runs flawless. Tiptronic transmission is a blast to drive. The photos of the
    camera mounted on the car, are a freind of mine who does TV shows & wanted to help me make a little
    video for the car. A fun project! That video is on Youtube if you do the search: "Techart Porsche" you'll
    find it. I did the editing... kinda cheesy, but it was my 1st attempt. hehe
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