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thesmithsUK
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:37 pm    Post subject: Advice for an air-cooled newbie... Reply with quote

Hi,

I've just sold my (rare) TVR 450 SEAC and am about to put my 996 C4S - seal grey, manual, 86k, FSH, IMS upgrade - on the market. I'm now starting to look for something air-cooled and 80's...

I'm currently eyeing up a 1982 SC 3.0 Targa and a 1984 Carrera 3.2 Coupe.

I confess to preferring the looks of the former but suspect I'd prefer the drive of the latter.

Does anyone have comparative experience of these models?

Insights welcome.
 
  
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grbspeedster
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I would post up on the impactbumpers.com website as guys over there are far more experienced on the models. I had an 83 SC coupe which was 3.0 lt with 915 box, although box was in superb order it could not be rushed and needed to be thoughtfully driven. Loved it and ran for 10 years with no issues. Replaced it with a 3.2 Speedster with G50 box, a totally different drive with a positive change and one you could easily get in and drive without really thinking of the gear change. Everything else was same, no abs,traction or power steering. Great cars and enjoyed all the years I owned them, now replaced with a 996 X50 turbo cab, totally different but so much more usable for me, personal view obviously, but having driven the air cooled for over 20 years loving the relatively new creature comforts (old age,me I mean😀)
They are both superb cars but in different ways, I would drive both and then decide whip suits your driving. However check for RUST! it's surprising how it can hide
Good luck
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thesmithsUK
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Geoff - really helpful. Just joined the IB forum.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which ever you decide get a PPI done by a good Porsche experienced mechanic .. these cars are starting to show there age now and that may well save you a lot of money .
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thesmithsUK
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Decided to buy a good 964 Manual Cab instead. Excuse the wheels - am onto it...!

I tested a couple of very 3.2's but the prices were just too strong for me. Am keeping the 996 C4S as the daily drive...


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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done👍 Nice pair to run,have fun
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice.. I have owned an SC and a Carrera and the SC was far more fun with that lovely revvy engine.
 
  
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