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rdodger
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a strange thing for sure. A 60k budget and the perfect or in this case acceptable car isn't there.

To me it just goes to show how inflated the car market is. They are all still old cars with old car problems, even the GT3's. The very best are insane money because they are few and far between and there have been enough people out there who will pay it.

It makes me a bit sad. A few years ago a mate of mine bought a good 964 for around 15k. He has over the last few years rebuilt it to his ideal spec and it's a very nice car and pretty much perfect. Value now has to be over 60k.

At the same time I was also considering a 930 or 964. Budget was about the same but I knew I didn't have the 30k required to make it right. I knew I wouldn't be happy with a worn out old car. Roll on 7 or so years and the same worn out cars are now 40-50k and still need the same money spending to make them right.

I wish you luck with the search. I recon there are some good cars out there within budget but it could become a full time job finding them!

It goes to show the problems of finding the right car don't seem to get better with a bigger budget, perhaps the reverse!

PS you can have my 996 for 50k

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stichill99
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: 964 Reply with quote

A guy over on PHeads Porsche classic is selling his Cobalt Blue 964,top end rebuild.respray 8 years ago. Could that be of interest to you Mark?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 964 Reply with quote

stichill99 wrote:
A guy over on PHeads Porsche classic is selling his Cobalt Blue 964,top end rebuild.respray 8 years ago. Could that be of interest to you Mark?


That sounds right up my street anyway. Favourite 911 in favourite colour...
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Marky911
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi lads, apologies for the silence, I've just been very busy and have also enjoyed a week out from car obsessing.

Graham, your point made on the previous page is the over-riding thing I've been reminded of. Don't presume that any car within budget is a contender, especially when basing those thoughts on a 4 inch picture on a computer screen.

Regarding my C2, my mate may or may not keep it. Having said that i've offered him his money back so many times and he doesn't want it, so that's fine. Done and dusted. The warranty department is now closed. Very Happy

Hi g911 - Yes I thought my budget would buy the standard of car that would do initially, eg paint that may need a few touch ups but a good detail would sort, however all 3 of the air-cooled I've viewed would really need a full spray for me to be proud of them. It's just too much after the initial purchase for me to take on.

Hi Rdodger - We are on the same wave-length with all of that. If I earned more money and was coming to air-cooled stuff as a newbie then I'd maybe stomach the prices more easily but having owned and sold a few and having had mates that have sold loads of them from now back to around ten years ago, I just can't see me paying the asking prices for whats out there.

Here are some genuine prices I've seen cars sell for around 2008-10. All nice examples and all mates from home.

3.2 Carrera, G50 box. £7000.
Guards red 930 4 speed 1986. Mint. £13k.
Ex Sultan of Brunei 964T X88 Powerkit 8k miles on clock. £39k.
My 964 C2 manual coupe. lovely. £12k.
My 964T lovely with £8k engine rebuild. I bought for £18k. Sold for £25k.

Loads more too but thats the jist of it. Crazy!

Stichil - Cheers for that, someone actually PM'd me about it.
Lovely thing, as is the red one on P'heads.

Anyway, I had a week out deliberating and cracked on with some house stuff and also doing more running and cycling.
I've had a good few moments where I've thought "I don't want the hassle of another 911 yet, I have enough things to fill my time".
But with my road trip looming I do want something and I'd love to start off the story of my forever car by doing that trip in it.

So that rules out anything without air-con. I had a longish day of driving (Northumberland to Leicester and back) on Good Friday. I decided to leave the air-con off in the 23 degree heat and see if I could stand it. The first hour or two was fine, but more than that I was sweaty and definitely more tired and fidgety than if I'd had my air-con on.

So it has to be air-con'd.

There are some developments happening and I'm busy sorting the final stages of my purchase. I'll keep schtum for now though. Collection this Saturday at a push but more likely the one after. Very Happy
I'm excited. I haven't left a deposit until I have all the final bits of info sent through for my piece of mind but it ticks most boxes. It will need bringing upto scratch (what doesn't) but it's an original panel, good mileage car, with air-con. Wink

One bit of car fun I've had going on was that we changed my wifes Abarth.
Swapped the Trofeo for a Competizione. Hence my trip to Abarth Leicester on Good Friday.







More of the same really. They are brilliant little cars for the country roads around mine. I swear my C2 would be no quicker.

Anyway, I'll confirm the new purchase soon.

Thanks for all the leads and opinions on things over the last few pages.
I very nearly just said "sod it" last week, in fact I almost went and bought a motorbike but this forum is a great one and I'm addicted to 911s.

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Marky911
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll just leave this here. Very Happy






https://www.autostoresales.co.uk/porsche996gt32


More to follow in due course.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks just like your last car Dont know

Grin

Only kidding, looks awesome dude!

What I would call 'a proper motor'.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was up at Malton looking at a similar Clubsport GT3 a couple of weeks ago but it was £75k.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet 😊
 
  
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jezgreen911
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lovely looking GT3 and my favourite from your original list, it needs a 'Carrera' console delete though! Laughing Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its black!

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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers lads, I'll be brief as I'm in the middle of sealing my garage floor to try and keep the bloody dust down a bit. frustrated


Cheers Raggy. It is just like my old one isn't it and I swore I'd never buy a black one again due to the upkeep. Beggars can't be choosers though. Grin

Hi Chris, yes there's quite a gulf between Clubbies. Always was I suppose.
Again in the theme of this purchase, beggars can't be choosers. Very Happy

Thanks Graham and Ady. I think you touched on this Graham but will it be as special the second time round and when I've come from a fully sorted C2?
Time will tell.
And as you touched on Ady, have these cars got a way to fall yet? Who knows, but it's a safe-ish bet to me, especially compared to buying a newish M2/3 or something which is where I'd started to look recently.
As ever I'm never in it for the money and you'll never see me talking a market up etc. I love the cars and they cost you one way or another if you maintain them right, but if I don't have huge depreciation to contend with that suits me.


Cheers Jez and thanks BHZ.
"Carrera console delete" Grin
It will get one but after my road trip as the console doesn't interfere with me (6ft tall on a good day Wink ) and the cubbies are handy for docs and phones etc.

Hi Will, Cheers. Yep black again. Nightmare, hence trying to sort my garage floor a bit.
It's not perfect anyway and it will stay like that for a couple of years. I hope.


So anyway, collection this Saturday and no doubt a new thread, although it will be a lot slower than my C2 one.

Anyway, I think my mate Mark (Ralf) is signing up on here so he may continue this thread.

We'll no doubt be on runs out and things so there'll probably be some crossover between threads, as with Craig and his silver one.

We've all been mates for over 20 years now and it's thanks to Mark I can buy these cars as he got me into engineering at a late age 21. I've since technically served my time like you should from 16-20 but anyway.

Long story that one but a great example of how life pans out.
The short version is me and Craig were pizza delivering in my Escort RS Turbo when I was 18. One night we raced this lad (Mackie - no longer with us unfortunately) in a Nova GTE. We parked up and had a chat and ended up becoming good mates.

Anyway, Ralf lived in Mackie's street and we were introduced, right when we both going to do our bike Direct access tests. The rest is history.
Many years of cars, bikes, clubbing, etc, etc passed and we are all still mates, somewhat older, greyer and balder but probably no wiser. Wink

So anyway I'm glad the C2 has gone to a good mate and I'm looking forward to a summer of good times, like the olden days. We've all had a bit of the more serious side of life to deal with the last few years, so hopefully we'll get a break in 2019 and recapture that excitement of youth...... Probably not though. Grin

Anyway, sorry for the rambling, I'm done here. New thread to follow with more pointless thoughts and drivel.

Roll on Saturday! I bet I don't sleep on Friday night. How sad eh, still getting excited about a car collection at 41 years old. Grin

Cheers for all the opinions and help throughout this thread. I've said it before and we all know already but what a great forum. Really really good group of people on here and some good banter.

Thanks. Flowers

PS. OK I wasn't brief. Bad habit of mine that. Anyway I'm off to get another coat on the garage floor. bye
 
  
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maldren
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So forget the car till Saturday... what are you putting on the garage floor?

I used cheap paint from Screwfix, it's great where the concrete of the floor was hard but useless where it is dusty.

Completely unrelated, I'm up in Newcastle this weekend, I'll drop you a pm

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Marky911
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mike,

I’ve given it a primer coat then a thicker coat of waterproof PVA.
I’m not painting the floor until I’ve done the walls and I’m not doing the walls until I have two windows bricked up and I’m only doing that if we definitely aren’t moving. You see the thought processes my brain goes through for the least little job. Grin

I’ve had to do one half of floor on Saturday then the other half yesterday and today.
All done now. I’ll still get dust from the breeze block walls but hey-ho.

I’ll go with Moto-tile once I do it properly but I want to rewire it and add more lighting etc etc.

Yep give me a shout. We may be out for a brekkie run from Morpeth area to Kielder reservoir on Sunday or Monday if you’re out and about. That’s if I haven’t pulled the car to bits by then. Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great mark.

I’d be jealous of that one Mr. Green
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