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Old 01-17-2011, 09:31 AM   #1516
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Does one need to select the passenger vanity mirror delete option?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:21 AM   #1517
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When Porsche starts building RV's it will double as a macerator in the sewage system.
I thought they already did. It's called the Cayenne?

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:41 AM   #1518
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I thought they already did. It's called the Cayenne?

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Old 01-18-2011, 07:37 AM   #1519
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I thought they already did. It's called the Cayenne?

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Be nice now. I'm still looking for that South Texas Edition Cayenne. You know ... bull bars, skid plates, bullet-proof windows ... and an optional .50 Browning on top for when I drive into Mexico.

You know ... something to replace my Belfast Edition Range Rover, which is now so last decade ...



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Old 01-19-2011, 03:57 AM   #1520
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Be nice now. I'm still looking for that South Texas Edition Cayenne. You know ... bull bars, skid plates, bullet-proof windows ... and an optional .50 Browning on top for when I drive into Mexico.

You know ... something to replace my Belfast Edition Range Rover, which is now so last decade ...



Belfast Edition - Love it. We have a friend with a "Safari Edition" Mitsubishi Montero. Has one super huge sunroof. Allegedly made so one can stand up inside the car and shoot lions, elephants, and the like. But he lives in Denver and all the cool African animals that we have here have lready been shot, frozen to death, or placed in a zoo. How sad.

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Old 02-25-2011, 12:42 PM   #1521
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My 06 Cayman felt like it was shifting hard in the lower gears.
I took it into the dealer and they say the clutch is gone.
32,000 miles. I've never tracked it and mainly just drive it to
work. (Yeah, little ole lady to church on Sundays)

It has not had a hard life. Porsche won't do a thing because it's
a "Wear and Tear item" Brakes, tires, wiper blades I can see.
A clutch should last longer than 32K.

Well $1,500 later we'll see if it shifts better.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #1522
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My 06 Cayman felt like it was shifting hard in the lower gears.
I took it into the dealer and they say the clutch is gone.
32,000 miles. I've never tracked it and mainly just drive it to
work. (Yeah, little ole lady to church on Sundays)

It has not had a hard life. Porsche won't do a thing because it's
a "Wear and Tear item" Brakes, tires, wiper blades I can see.
A clutch should last longer than 32K.

Well $1,500 later we'll see if it shifts better.

wouldn't you feel better if you had abused the shit out of it?
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:50 PM   #1523
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wouldn't you feel better if you had abused the shit out of it?


I'd feel even better if the dealer called and said Porshe has
reconsidered their tight ass policy and would like to replace the
clutch and offer you a Spyder demo while yours is in the shop.

It really is not a garage queen. I drive it often and only try to avoid
major snow storms because it sucks in snow. Other than that it's just
a car that eats tires and clutches.
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Old 02-25-2011, 03:59 PM   #1524
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I'd feel even better if the dealer called and said Porshe has
reconsidered their tight ass policy and would like to replace the
clutch and offer you a Spyder demo while yours is in the shop.
You are one of those guys who wants his cake, and wants to eat it too.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:04 PM   #1525
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You are one of those guys who wants his cake, and wants to eat it too.
Isn't that the definition of a guy?
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:10 PM   #1526
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Isn't that the definition of a guy?

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #1527
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I have a serius buyer for my 911. $23K sounds right?

For the last 15+ years I have owned a very solid, original and un-restored 1973 Porsche 911T non-sunroof with factory air conditioner, sepia brown (factory color 7474-0, code 415) 5 speed coupe. About 18 months ago I moved to Ga. and the car, on account of traveling for work is not being used as much and sits under a porch with a quality cover but not an enclosed garage like I used to have.

A neighbor has been asking me about it for the last six or eight months and last week we took the car for a test ride. He called today to let me know he is interested and to give him a price.

I purchased this 911 from a Porsche Club member in Central Florida 15 years ago while I was a Porsche road racing team and specialty shop manager. He finally sold it to me after me spending nearly 5 years asking him every time I saw him to call me if he ever decided to sell his car as it was the most original early 911 that I knew about then. After purchasing the car many parts were replaced such as: struts and shocks, front wheel bearings, tie rod ends, master cylinder, and front and rear brake lines. A nice set of recaros also found their way in but they are the 1974 version not the uber expensive ones. Additional work performed included properly setting up the FI system, purchasing a used "like new" fuel tank, new fuel strainer, and flushing and rebuilding the brake system.

After driving the car for a couple years, the original 2.4 liter T engine was teared down to the last nut and bolt and properly rebuilt in 1998 at 85,000 miles (I do have all the parts and machine work receipts) by yours truly and dear friend and excellent machinist Steve Welch (who sadly passed away a few years ago). The reason for the rebuild was that I started to notice the telltale puffs of smoke coming off of the throttle and sure enough the valve guides needed replacement as was common back in the day before Porsche upgraded the guides to new and stronger materials. Once in, I also installed mechanical timing chain tensioners as they are fool proof and also added a very expensive external front loop cooler to better deal with the 100+ degree weather days in Central Florida traffic. The heat exchangers were sent to Jet-Hot for treatment also. After proper break in the car is fed nothing but Mobil 1 synthetic oil. The matching 5 speed 915 transmission was opened and inspected and needed nothing (new Clutch assembly installed), testament to the fact that the previous owner (2nd owner, I am the 3rd) drove the car some 2,000 miles each year and never abused the car. All CIS injection equipment is intact. The odometer reads 140,964 miles. The engine is very strong and loves the cold winter weather here in Georgia. As I said, Its original color is "Sepia Brown", and is mostly original paint except for the passenger side that was resprayed in the early 90' as someone use a sharp object to scratch that side of the car front to back. The paint overall shows the "I am still original" patina and has a good shine for a car that soon will be 40 years old. This car is a true survivor and has not been in any accident or crash and it shows as all the panel fit is excellent and unmolested.

Overall, this 911 drives straight and true, with good brakes, clutch, transmission and engine performance. The interior is almost entirely original, with the exception of a new Momo Prototypo steering wheel (original steering wheel also included in sale), a weltmeister short shift system and stereo, with all items intact. All Fuchs wheels are in excellent condition, including the full-size spare. Tool kit and owner’s & maintenance manual are all there. Bright work is very good all around. Keep in mind that this car is driven on a regular basis and is no garage queen. when I moved north of Atlanta in 2009 on account of a job promotion, I drove the car back and forth to Central Florida several times, at one point I put 6,500 miles in a two month period all the while getting better than 23 MPG's and a stupid grin on my face while doing so as the car drives that sweet. My commute to the office is a 160 miles round trip and I do it with the 911 every so often to keep her "happy".

While it's certainly not a show condition car at this point, I have spent time with two Central Florida Porsche specialists (Robin at Redbone Garage and Buddy Hedricks) to maintain this vehicle out as my job keeps me constantly traveling. In the summer 2009 the car was in for a tune, valve and timing chain adjustment at Redbone and Buddy replaced the front suspension pan that finally succumbed to corrosion from the battery acid leaking on the passenger side before I purchased the car. That repair alone cost over $2,000 dollars and was performed by the premier race shop fabricator in Florida. No excuses here, if it needed to be done, Buddy was the one to do it correctly and rest assured that the car will be sound for another 40 years or more.


As I mentioned, this is a very solid vehicle overall. The car is where I want it to be mechanically, but it has mainly cosmetic issues that you'd expect in a 911 of this vintage and that a buyer may or may not want to address (dash has the normal cracks, carpet and headliner are tired (a new headliner is included), seats where upgraded (original seats are included), seat belts don't retract as crisply as they used to, paint has minor chips and scratches, some window seals will need to be replaced in time due to aging (new ones included), choke lever need a new plastic bushing). The A/C system was upgraded to a rotary compressor and works fine but needs a recharge every season. As you can see in the pic It also has a proper factory "S" steel front spoiler, try to find one of those for less than $1500 to $2,000 today (original bumper with bumperettes included). I have searched forever for an original duck-tail to no avail. I also was lucky to find a very rare and expensive european "rally" exhaust muffler that allows the engine to rev up freely and sounds very sweet when on the cams. If I were to hold on to this vehicle, I'd simply refresh the interior and replace the front and rear suspension bushings (included) and be extremely satisfied, as it's a very nice driver as it is. It can be driven as is for years to come.


Although I used to hold PCA and SCCA racing licenses this 911 has never been at the track (well except the Porsche parking corrals at Sebring and Daytona), for that, I used to have a very nicely prepared 1972 914 that I sold 5 years ago.

This car is a car that has survived and is a pleasure to own and drive so sometimes I struggle to even think of selling it as I do not need the money but sometimes the time to sell is when someone shows interest. The interested party is for real and although not a Porsche aficionado owns quite a few nice toys (bikes, boats and cars) and is a serious as you can expect to find. Accordingly and after researching it a bit I am thinking that pricing it at $23,000 will reflect it's current condition and worth. The question is. I am leaving some $$$ on the table or I am way off on the asking price? Any and all input is appreciated.

I know if I sell this one that I won't find one like it later on but I guess that after owning it for so long that itch is not as bad and I decided I am going to concentrate on bikes as my "fun" rides in the future as my time is very limited for toys these days










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Old 02-28-2011, 01:21 PM   #1528
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Put it on ebay with a high reserve and see where the bids end up.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #1529
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I just found this section of ADV lots of cool stuff!!! I just posted this pic in the Vw thread but thought it also to belong here. MY most Favorite Car ever!

My dad has a 1965 porsche 356sc that he bought in his 20s for really cheap. drove it for a long time and parked it around the time i was born (mid 80s) Finally about 5 years he took it out to restore it. He did alot of metal work and also added an unusual power plant... a vw 1.6TD. he did an amazing job, I cant believe the thing he can accomplish. any ways here are the pics and a link if you want to read up more.







http://www.vwdiesel.net/forum/index....2875#msg202875

And I love this pic, All the metal he had to replace is almost the exact spots!


Truly an amazing car! and before all you purists poop your selves, he still has all the original stock parts and could change it back any time he pleased (but he wont). He has been averaging high 50s for mpgs. the car is pretty quick too! it has GTD injectors, VNT turbo, Worked injection pump. He originally was going to do Targa Newfoundland with it but she blew up the day before they were leaving so they rented a 951 up there instead. Its all rebuilt now and he is on his way back from a backroad cross country trip! so keep your eyes peeled. Last time I checked he was heading to the Moki Dugway today!

Any ways hope you guys like it!
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:07 PM   #1530
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I just found this section of ADV lots of cool stuff!!! I just posted this pic in the Vw thread but thought it also to belong here. MY most Favorite Car ever!

My dad has a 1965 porsche 356sc that he bought in his 20s for really cheap. drove it for a long time and parked it around the time i was born (mid 80s) Finally about 5 years he took it out to restore it. He did alot of metal work and also added an unusual power plant... a vw 1.6TD. he did an amazing job, I cant believe the thing he can accomplish. any ways here are the pics and a link if you want to read up more.

Truly an amazing car! and before all you purists poop your selves, he still has all the original stock parts and could change it back any time he pleased (but he wont). He has been averaging high 50s for mpgs. the car is pretty quick too! it has GTD injectors, VNT turbo, Worked injection pump. He originally was going to do Targa Newfoundland with it but she blew up the day before they were leaving so they rented a 951 up there instead. Its all rebuilt now and he is on his way back from a backroad cross country trip! so keep your eyes peeled. Last time I checked he was heading to the Moki Dugway today!

Any ways hope you guys like it!
Nice! Looks like a fun car to take a trip across the country in. I envy the skills and resources he has to pull that off.
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