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Old 09-28-2009, 01:00 AM   #166
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A really clean looking example:

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:02 AM   #167
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I need to crop the bin out of this shot....

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Old 09-28-2009, 01:09 AM   #168
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Nice cars Mav. I like the older 911's.

When I was a wet-behind-the-ears graduate engineer, I had a freelance draftsman knocking out reinforced concrete structural drawings for me. He earned three times what I did

He was good. He could knock out a complex floor slab drawing a day, including bending schedules. Anyway, he'd made his money in petrochem in London and had the big house and an old 911.

I don't know what model it was. White. No turbo. Carbs. He took me for a spin a couple of times. It was the first Porsche I ever rode in. I remember a cheapo black plastic interior, an oil pressure gauge ramping up when you turned the ignition, and a cacophany of sound from behind my head when he turned the key. He put his foot down, the car crabbed and twisted its way all across the road and back, and it was like I was being fired from a gun. Amazing grins.

The last one I drove was a red 911 turbo here in Saudi. Same experience, only faster. When the turbo came in it was like a rocket in a straight line. I backed off whilst I could still see.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:40 AM   #169
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Here's a matt black one, just for Pirahna (how many times in your life will you see such a range of Porsches parked in a line like this?)

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Old 09-29-2009, 06:18 AM   #170
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Here's a Porsche I've never seen before - anyone know anything about it?



914/6

like a go kart fer big kids. Want! :
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:31 AM   #171
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914/6

like a go kart fer big kids. Want! :
Mine, back in '88. (Sucker finally rusted in half after 20 years)

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:53 AM   #172
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like a go kart fer big kids. Want! :
Or a 914/6 GT. The GTs had the flares but are REALLY rare. Many folks added the GT flares to their more pedestrian 914s.
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Old 09-29-2009, 12:16 PM   #173
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Or a 914/6 GT. The GTs had the flares but are REALLY rare. Many folks added the GT flares to their more pedestrian 914s.


(after a fender bender, it was cheaper than a new fender. Then I had to get wide wheels and tires )
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #174
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Mine, back in '88. (Sucker finally rusted in half after 20 years)

Hey Daniii, did you ever get your car back from Inspector Clouseau?



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Old 09-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #175
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Hey Daniii, did you ever get your car back from Inspector Clouseau?



He's my hero!



PS: No one has commented on the fact that the 914 in my pic is a convertible.....
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:01 PM   #176
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:13 PM   #177
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He's my hero!



PS: No one has commented on the fact that the 914 in my pic is a convertible.....
I was ignoring the fact that you butchered that poor car since I like you.
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:30 PM   #178
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Or a 914/6 GT. The GTs had the flares but are REALLY rare. Many folks added the GT flares to their more pedestrian 914s.
+1

AFAIK, the GT's didn't have the vinyl covers on the sides of the roll bar. The real ones (FIA Homologation specials) sold by Porsche also had fiberglass hoods, trunks, and bumpers.

I've always fancied the 911 version, the 911 R.



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PORSCHE’S 911 R was Ferdinand Piech’s experiment
with production-based vehicles – how light can we make it and how
hard can we push it? Marks of the R: outside dry sump oil fill cap
for ease of refill during pit stops, and plastic side and quarter
windows, with snorkels to bring the air in and louvers to help it out.
Even the outside mirrors were considered for their weight.
Piech’s engineers weighed every piece of equipment going onto
the 911 R. The individual taillight lenses together weighed nearly
1/2 kg less than the standard taillight fixture. Rubber tie-downs
replaced heavy metal latches for the front and rear deck lids. Four
prototypes and twenty production models were built, each weighing
810 kg (1,760 lb).
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:41 PM   #179
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I was ignoring the fact that you butchered that poor car since I like you.
Actually, living in Arizona at the time, it was far more comfortable without the Targa top. (Not having AC).
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:44 PM   #180
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+1

AFAIK, the GT's didn't have the vinyl covers on the sides of the roll bar. The real ones (FIA Homologation specials) sold by Porsche also had fiberglass hoods, trunks, and bumpers.
Like the one in the picture!

The stock 914-6 wasn't particularly faster than the 2.0 4, as it was a couple hundred pounds heavier. (Partly because of the 8+ quart oil system). But the engine could be easily upgraded to a larger one, and then it was something.
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