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Old 12-13-2012, 01:12 PM   #2296
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Just got back from my first drive with the 911. Never drove a Porsche before or any sort or real sports car. Drove a car with a manual transmission once 30 years ago. First five minutes were pretty shaky, next hour was a blast. These things truly are like go karts. Drives just a bit different than my 530 .
I've driven nothing but manual transmission cars for almost the last thirty years, and STILL driving a 911 (especially the air-cooled ones) is a different experience. Stiff-as-hell clutch, VW Beetle-like shifter, non-power brakes, no power steering is a paradigm shift from any other car I have driven, but it is visceral as all hell.

And your 911 Carrera looks a lot like my '82 911 SC - color, body, everything, except yours is a LOT nicer!
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #2297
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I've driven nothing but manual transmission cars for almost the last thirty years, and STILL driving a 911 (especially the air-cooled ones) is a different experience. Stiff-as-hell clutch, VW Beetle-like shifter, non-power brakes, no power steering is a paradigm shift from any other car I have driven, but it is visceral as all hell.
Visceral indeed. This thing seemed so raw at first it was actually kind of jarring. I was thinking "ok, what did I get myself into?" but after getting a feel for the clutch and winding it out for the first time, oh my. As you said, a truly unique experience.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:27 PM   #2298
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Sox, very nice 89! Interior pics?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #2299
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Am I the only one who wants to give Sox Fan a hard time for not getting a "white" one?
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:51 AM   #2300
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This is a friend's '82 SC. He did a complete nut & bolt restoration - it took about a year and a half. The car is simply stunning. He went to Porsche for the paint code for the 2010 997 Sport Classic.. and they actually gave it to him. I love this car. The pictures don't do it justice.



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Old 12-14-2012, 06:50 AM   #2301
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #2302
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Sox, very nice 89! Interior pics?
No interior pics yet but it is really nice shape. Black with a good looking aftermarket sport wheel and carbon fiber shifter knob. Rode the thing to work this morning. My, that was a different commute!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #2303
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Looks like I am picking up my first Porsche tomorrow. Guards red 89 coupe.

I blame this thread.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:52 PM   #2304
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This is a friend's '82 SC.
Very nice - and I love SC's without the whale tail. The current 997 is going to be as classic looking in 30 years

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Old 12-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #2305
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Visceral indeed. This thing seemed so raw at first it was actually kind of jarring. I was thinking "ok, what did I get myself into?" but after getting a feel for the clutch and winding it out for the first time, oh my. As you said, a truly unique experience.
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I get a wild hair to sell my '79 every once in a while. Then I drive it again. Noisy, stinky, and unrefined as can be. I love it.

Alas, both the P-Cars are going on the block when I get home in Jan. Just doesn't make sense to pay to store them in Utah when I live in NYC.
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #2306
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A couple of interior pics - mobile phone quality:

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:44 AM   #2307
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #2308
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This is a friend's '82 SC. He did a complete nut & bolt restoration - it took about a year and a half. The car is simply stunning. He went to Porsche for the paint code for the 2010 997 Sport Classic.. and they actually gave it to him. I love this car. The pictures don't do it justice.

He's got my air compressor!!!!

Had a Guards Red '88 911 before I got into the 993's (would love to have both).
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:53 AM   #2309
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not sure this has been posted earlier, but always liked this part of the movie.


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Old 12-21-2012, 02:13 PM   #2310
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This is a friend's '82 SC. He did a complete nut & bolt restoration - it took about a year and a half. The car is simply stunning. He went to Porsche for the paint code for the 2010 997 Sport Classic.. and they actually gave it to him. I love this car. The pictures don't do it justice.




That's pretty much been my dream car for as long as I've been capable of having a dream car. Absolutely stunning. And if I'm not mistaken, I may have seen it driving around ABQ once this past summer as that looks like a NM plate. His car or not, I just about broke my neck trying to get a better look at it! That's awesome that Porsche gave him the paint code -- maybe they were happy he was restoring one of the older P-cars -- it makes me happy (and them too probably) to see one brought back to its full glory. Nice!
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