The Porsche Thread

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

  1. Solaros1

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    On one of the Land Rover forums I'm on (Defendersource.com) there are a surprising number if Land Rover owners who also own Porsches.
    After fifty years of unscientific experimentation involving owning around 85-90 different cars I've found that the Land Rover - Porsche pairing works for a lot of us.

    Of course I'm now experimenting with the Land Rover - Miata pairing and so far that is working out pretty well.

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    Restoration-smeshtoration.

    Put the engine back together and drive the piss out of it. Cars are only “original” once.

    A bit later I’ll post the video of Bill firing up a 1300 he found sitting in a barn. Flushed the oil, cleaned the carb, fresh gas. And it fired right up. After 10 years in a dirt floor. (It’s amazing the tin was still intact. He did have to cut the mufflers off, but he saved the heat exchangers.)

    THEN he tore it apart to detail the tin. :lol3
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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Given my buddy is having a hard time selling his running-driving Karmann Coupe for $65K, I think $35-$40 might be about right.

    As for parts, there are few older cars that have more parts availability than 356/912s. It helps that they were produced for 20 years.
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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum Supporter

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    Meh.

    Once you’ve done it once... Granted, Porsche over-engineered the piss out if them, but there’s a method to their madness. And there are exploded diagrams everywhere.

    Honestly, less complicated than a modern motorcycle.
  5. waybill

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    When I was restoring those in the 70's and 80's I had a couple different engine guys, either could've had that one running and driving in a week or so, and that's waiting on parts. A do-it-yourselfer might take 6 or 8 months in his spare time, a pro can do it with one arm tied behind his back. The big unknown is obviously the pan and maybe rockers but since it already has a new battery box and fuel tank I'd bet it's a solid driver. Hell these days I think I'd rather it was unrestored.

    That dash is original and will clean up like new including the instrument bezels, done it many times (simichrome to the rescue).

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    Post deleted by Author. Musta gone quick!

    What up with this?
    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-porsche-911e-8/
    A No Reserve 911 sitting at $20K with <20 hours left? Granted, it's been butchered, but it looks pretty presentable.
  9. waybill

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    Not surprised at the C coupe, looked like a decent deal for the right person.

    911 is def a butcher job, I always steered clear of any street cars with fiberglass flares, it's a big deal to undo.

    Check out this 968, it's early but ya never know..

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-porsche-968-14/
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    Except for the rear rack (and Mass tag), my wife and I saw its twin Saturday night when we went out for dinner. Looked just as nice, in the dark parking lot at least. I told my wife "There's a $100,000 car". Not far off by the bidding so far. :lol2
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    With any luck, it should bring ~$20K. Too bad it's Guards Red.




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    In related news, there's a 66 912 that was originally Ruby Red that some moron repainted guards red.
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    I was thinking a matching pair would be cool : ) :dllama:
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    In your case, it definitely would be.

    I'm still holding out hope I find a Mid Blue Met/gray with 100K-125K miles for a song to use for a winter car.
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    Stopped at The Barn in Columbus Ohio this week. They sell slightly used hi end cars with lots of cars under 35K and the others have some very costly cars. I have a 2015 Mustang GT but have been thinking about trading. They have 10 different Porsche cars and SUV's.
    Really don't have any clue about the cars but have always loved the 911's.
    The salesman grabbed the keys for a 2017 GTS that was 158K and said lets drive it!
    I decided against taking out of the lot for fear if I broke it would end up paying for it.
    Crazy car shopping day for sure.
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