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madda
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: New C2 owner on-board and ecstatic. Reply with quote

After looking far and wide for a 997, viewing a few which weren't up to scratch and walking away from one which I regretted, this came up locally, I rushed to view and spent hours inspecting it with a knowledgeable friend. I didn't intend to go aircooled but it feels so right.

To secure it was a bit of a race. A well known dealership in the South West have sold it before and they were calling when I viewed and people were still trying to guzump me in the few days it took me to sort collection. Lucky for me the seller was a great guy who stuck to his word.

Anyway, I have now had it a few days and whenever it's been dry, I have been driving it! It's such a nice experience, not fast, but brisk and it feels special and exclusive without being garish.

With my other cars, it has been great to get involved with a forum and I have been told this is the place to go Smile. I have actually been registered for a while, but until now I only looked at the classifieds...

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Where is the best place on here to look for upcoming club events? I will be at Bath Classic next weekend but have already committed to taking the 240z. That said, I will be sure to hunt down the aircooled cars that are there and say hello Smile
 
  
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cableguy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the purchase and first post. Thumb

Car looks great. Manual or Tip, VR or NVR and what's the spec, mileage etc.?

Plenty of info on the forum and i'm sure the Southern Illuminati will point you in the right direction for upcoming meetings and events.

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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and welcome, I think you made a great move going aircooled Thumb , something you won't regret.

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adamw
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks stunning and think 100% right move over 997.
Well done Thumb
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A993LAD
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice one and welcome

That is a great looking car and looks very original with the ambers on it.

Aircooleds and 993's in particular have a habit of getting under the skin in a way other cars just don't.

I'm not surprised you are so pleased with your choice as you get to know the car.
 
  
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nigel99
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful. Congratulations.

There's a big meeting at Donington coming up http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=118123

The official club bookings are closed now I believe, but 911uk towers may have some of their allocation remaining.

Look forward to seeing it!
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dommorton
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1998 Porsche 993 Carrera 4S

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks a great car. I'm sure Cameron would have been keen to flip it.

I'm not far from you, but don't get out and about in the 993 half as much as I should.

Shows etc tend to all be outside of the SW so you have to make a trip for them.

Welcome to the forum and look forward to seeing more detail on the car. We 993 boys like detail. Enjoy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Re: New C2 owner on-board and ecstatic. Reply with quote

madda wrote:
when I viewed and people were still trying to guzump me


George Question

Welcome aboard chum. Illuminati membership will no doubt be in touch Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: New C2 owner on-board and ecstatic. Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
madda wrote:
when I viewed and people were still trying to guzump me


George Question



Floor

Exactly what I was thinking Grin

Welcome

That's one hell of a garage...and some pics of that rocket in the background wouldn't go amiss worship

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AndyS
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome
Is your garage a Tardis?
It sure looks a lot smaller from the outside.....

Lovely car BTW - and you won't regret going air-cooled thumbsup
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madge
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks very nice indeed. Welcome to the forum.

Any little jobs or upgrades planned?
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BHZ661
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome , what a great looking car thumbsup
 
  
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The Dragonmeister
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the joys of 993 ownership. Don't forget you will soon grow a beard, own an anorak and the swear jar will be full from you saying "the last of the air-cooled 911s".
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nigel99
Suzuka


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Dragonmeister wrote:
Welcome to the joys of 993 ownership. Don't forget you will soon grow a beard, own an anorak and the swear jar will be full from you saying "the last of the air-cooled 911s".


Sandals with socks may also start sounding like a good idea.
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ch3tman
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1995 Porsche 993 Carrera 4

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice car - congrats! Thumb Interested to hear your plans for it...Smile
 
  
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Sutton
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the 993 mad house!

It's not a fast car but it will tickle the senses in a way that few other cars can.
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stichill99
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: fast car Reply with quote

What do you mean it's not a fast car? I think mines a bloody fast car. Since when can't you go fast with 272bhp. Certainly fast on the Queens highways.
 
  
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cableguy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sutton wrote:
Welcome to the 993 mad house!

It's not a fast car but it will tickle the senses in a way that few other cars can.


Yours must be broke fella as mine goes quite well. 0-60 in 5'ish secs and 160+ is certainly no slouch even by modern standards. Wink

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Sutton
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I have another car that's quicker.
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arry
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madda - long time Wink

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