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Old 02-25-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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Z- Top's are avalible

Just thought I would pass this on to all of you as some on here and I count myself among the crowd like the Z- Top. They are available, I contacted Adreas through facebook and paid through paypal. I think from point of contact to point of arrival took 3 months, Andreas was helpful and easy to deal with and most of all the product is exactly as described and in my home. The quality on the Z-Top is outstanding. I am looking forward to getting it painted and on my vehicle.


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Old 02-25-2016, 09:50 PM   #2
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:26 PM   #3
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So what was the total cost?

Purchase price
Shipping
Other fees

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Old 03-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #4
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Top cost 2000usd
Shipping 360usd
Duty and tax 200aud
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:06 PM   #5
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Looking forward to seeing it on your car!

Can you provide the supplier's contact info?

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:13 AM   #6
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That's not a bad price when you consider the cost of the factory top.

But like a luxury items dealer sourcing items for you overseas, the buyer would need to see pictures, video, etc. of the actual unit that is shipping out to him test fitted on an actual Boxster before completing the ordering. Quality control has to be very high on something like this otherwise you end up with a squeaky top that drives you mad.

I had one experience with fiberglass that had to be freight shipped by truck only for my body shop guy to tell me that the fit was off on one side of the car but fine on the other. I had to live with it because the shipping cost, hassle and risk was too high.
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:14 PM   #7
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Looking forward to seeing it on your car!

Can you provide the supplier's contact info?

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That's way cheaper than the current ebay price of almost 5k
Who is the supplier?
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #8
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Sorry been busy.

https://www.facebook.com/Z-ART-automotive-design-LTD-Hongkong-124875237552630/
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:12 AM   #9
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Pretty close to the price of the factory 987 hardtops, except it looks like they come painted.

https://www.****************************************************.com/product/SKU987TOP.html
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:38 AM   #10
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Been talking with whoever it is maintaining their facebook Page. Their price is much cheaper now than then. And he has photos of tons of tops ready to go out. Provided patent information that supposedly proves they are the original inventor of the top. Even said I could save 100 bucks by just using my own trunk hinges. I'm now seriously thinking about selling my Artic Silver Hard Top to get one.

I see people were talking about the noise or rain... Stuff like this isn't really an issue unless your trully looking for weight savings. Tons of different body panel sound deadeners available on the market that can reduce noise a ton. And weather proofing if there is non on the top, can be easily done with tons of different products. OEM Hardtops aren't quiet anyway. They squeek under flex, (not soo much after a while) and have wind noise on the freeway... Which after a few minor mods to the factory seals to make them a little flufier is almost gone entirely. All I hear with my OEM Hard top now is engine noise mostly and road noise from tires to wheels to suspension on up.

Now the main problem with the 986 is its ugly tail lights that make the ZTop Boxster look like it has down syndrome lol.
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Dark Star, What was the price they quoted you?
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Dark Star, What was the price they quoted you?
Yes, I'd also like to know
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I was quoted $2695 delivered via FedEx Freight from Xtrememotorcars.com.

Perhaps cheaper if you deal with the factory direct.

I wonder what duties and taxes are also levied?
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Old 03-26-2016, 08:43 AM   #14
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On Facebook, they have posted that they are selling their Z-top for $1500 usd.

I sent them a message a couple of days ago asking about shipping costs and duties but have not yet received a response.

I did a little research, but could not find anything else out about them. Google only lists the company on face book, no other links. Their web URL is non-functional. But, on Facebook, they have posts going back 6 years.
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1500$ +shipping/handling +taxes = I would say bottom line still ~2500$....
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I did just receive a reply.

The Z-top kit is $1500. Plus 2.5% tax on their end.

Air freight would be $1450.

Shipping via container would be $360 to closest sea port. Shipping and duties from there to me would be my responsibility.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:22 AM   #17
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More info:

Size is: 158x160x48 all in cm

Weight: 50kg

"Top hardware includes all real glasses, all seal rubber, break light, smallpart, instruction manuel, hinges, or without hinges u can reduce 100 usd... hinges are the same as rear hood,
Excluding spinlocks, excluding rear lock holder"
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:46 AM   #18
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I spent a little time investigating shipping requirements, options, etc. this morning. I called FedEx and UPS. They were pretty much no help at all. Then searched on freight brokers.

I happened across marineairland.com international freight services. They are a customs broker. I talked to JR, who happens to be the president. Very, very helpful guy! I will be using his services if I buy the top directly.

Here is a breakdown of expected costs to the US:
importer security filing $55
shipping with bill of lading thru to Kansas City ~$400 (best/cheapest to ship thru to destination)
customs exam $30 to $80
Insurance $100
warehouse handling fee at pickup $35
customs broker fee $175

So basically around $800-$850 plus the purchase cost. About 5 weeks time.
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For all they may like to know more about .Z-top
z-art have found a distributer for USA and CANADA

DRR USA Brunswick OHIO phone number 330-220-3102 ask for Louis
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Old 07-16-2016, 06:55 AM   #20
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For all they may like to know more about .Z-top
z-art have found a distributer for USA and CANADA

DRR USA Brunswick OHIO phone number 330-220-3102 ask for Louis
Looked them up and looks like they sell 4 wheelers, you sure on this one?

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