The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Yup. That's Webster Pass, with Red Cone in the background. Trailhead is 1.5 hours or so out of Denver. One of my all-time favorite trails...

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    Here's the SuperEnduro on Red Cone, different ride of course. *Way* steeper than it looks in the picture!
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  2. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    XtremJeepn too!
  3. Xtremjeepn

    Xtremjeepn Motorhead!

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    Haha.....I get reminded with an explosion of email every birthday just how many forums I actually belong too :lol3

    I think on Rennlist I'm just "Cole", Pelican it's "Streetcrawler" Just kinda depends on the screen name rules of a particular site:deal
  4. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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    Looks like I am picking up my first Porsche tomorrow. Guards red 89 coupe.

    I blame this thread.
  5. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Nice!
  6. pirahna

    pirahna Long timer

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    Congratulations! Pics?
  7. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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  8. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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  9. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    Congratulations. The 3.2 Carrera is hard to beat. And you've got the Fuchs wheels and the G50 transmission.

    Did you buy from a dealer?

    It's going to be a long winter for you.
  10. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Wow, that's nice. One of my high school automotive fantasies.
  11. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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    Yes. Was hoping to buy from a private party but this one fit the bill and was only a couple of hours away. The dealer seems to be a good oufit. It will definitely be a long winter. Counting down the days to spring already.............
  12. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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    Nailhead Free at last!

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  14. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    yeah sometimes buying from a dealer just fits the bill...

    This THREAD definitely, DEFINITELY pushed me over the edge. I had been lurking over at rennlist since 2005 and bought my first PCar this year... I drove my 911 to work today and enjoyed every bit of it.
  15. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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    Lurking for seven years? You are a more patient man than I am! I found Rennlist and Pelican a few months ago after following this thread off and on for a year or so.

    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 :eek1.
  16. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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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. :freaky

    And your 911 Carrera looks a lot like my '82 911 SC - color, body, everything, except yours is a LOT nicer!
  17. Sox Fan

    Sox Fan SoxFan

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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.
  18. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    Sox, very nice 89! Interior pics?
  19. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Am I the only one who wants to give Sox Fan a hard time for not getting a "white" one? :lol3
  20. NCGS

    NCGS De Oppresso Liber

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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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