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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: So my favorite is the 997 - whats yours and why ?? Reply with quote

Been doing a bit of reflection and looking at old pictures of the 911's I have had, and its not just because of what I have now, but I seriously think the 997 is the best looking 911 in all guises....

I did park mine next to my old bedroom wall favorite the 930 Turbo, black as well, but I'd have mine all day every day now. Strange Eh !!

I did always think the 993 was its sparring partner but on reflection, those headlights !!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on, I'll play. Bit biased posting in the 997 section isn't it?

Singer targa:

Stick that outside your local boozer parked next to yours and see how many people didn't notice your's was there.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:


Go on, I'll play. Bit biased posting in the 997 section isn't it?



Yeah so I've moved it to 'Porsche Chatter'.

For the record my favourite is a 991.1 Carrera 4S.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Go on, I'll play. Bit biased posting in the 997 section isn't it?

Singer targa:

Stick that outside your local boozer parked next to yours and see how many people didn't notice your's was there.



Some people might see that as an old piece of sh11t, however, I get it..Should it be moved...and to what section..?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people don't know one 911 from another......and since it's one of the oldest cars on the road still in production, they'd think all 911s are, as you phrase it - "an old piece of sh11t".
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As mentioned - 930 vs 997.



The purist might be swayed towards the 930, but what would modern folk think, the 930 was appreciated at y the way and the value, but opinions where interesting?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

930 would look better in a decent colour. Just looks boring in black.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. 964 Turbo 3.6 in ice blue
2. 997.2 GT3RS in grey with red stickers
Dependent on day you could flip the order of those two.

I've not includes reimaged cars like Singer as they're another level of car lust.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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930 would look better in a decent colour. Just looks boring in black.


That to me was the best the colour, it was the Gillet razor car after all all !
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Go on, I'll play. Bit biased posting in the 997 section isn't it?

Singer targa:

Stick that outside your local boozer parked next to yours and see how many people didn't notice your's was there.



Yup, that is rather handsome.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Thoughts are you can't beat an old air cooled for its timeless classic styling and I do find myself looking at 930s but then I look at what else 80k to 150k would buy and then lose some of the interest lol.
The 993 also looks great and is more reasonably priced in general.

I like the 997 turbos but IMO they are not twice the car a 997 NA is but they cost twice the money, so for that reason they are not up at the top of my list

I also like my 997.2 .

But would have to say that IMO the best 911 for a combination of value for money, classic 911 looks, reasonably modern technology. and ability to compete on the road with modern performance cars,
plus the ability to avoid serious depreciation has to be the 997 gen1 naturally aspirated cars, with the different cars in that range bringing different aspects of the things mentioned above. For price the 3.6 Carrera, for looks the 4S ,for an all round combination of fun value and looks the 3.8 Carrera S

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wasn't the question - which is the best looking 911? Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

997 all day long, it's just well right? not too big not too small, ultra reliable (well in gen 2 form Grin) exterior right interior right thumbsup


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Wasn't the question - which is the best looking 911? Grin


Floor Floor Alex it depends on whether your looking or your wife who's holding the wallet is looking with you. Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me there are 3 favourites, each with a different time and affection from a personal perspective:

1963 911 - the original
1988-1993 964 - Porsche of my youth which was unattainable for me
2004 -2011 997 - the car I own which pays homage to both of the others

I know this is hugely subjective and if money was no object I'd love to own a 964 RS but in the meantime, the 997 C4S does it in many ways.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The answer is as easy as a having a shite in bed chaps, the one your drive Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 997 C2S mzmini?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My top 10........

1) 993 GT2
2) 993 C4S/C2S
3) Boxster GTS
4) 993 RS
5) 993 C2/C4
6) 993 Turbo (purely due to the rear spoiler)
7) 991 S
Cool 991 C4S/C2S
9) 991 Turbo
10) 997 GT2

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mzmini wrote:
The answer is as easy as a having shite in bed chaps the one your drive Grin Grin


Umm, in English please Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me:

1. 993 c4s
2. 996.2 gt3
3. 997.2 c4s
4. 996.2 c4s (my car)

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