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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:13 pm    Post subject: I need ... Reply with quote

Guys

In September I've signed up to a Gumball Rally type event

I can spend a MAXIMUM of £500 on the car I buy

If I can I'd like to source either a 924 or a 944 - it needs to be mechanically sound (so it can do the distance) - don't mind the body work being a little rough as we can 'play with that'

It will also get wrapped, too

If anyone can help source a car that can do this is be keen to hear from you. It needs an MOT, the engine, gearbox and running gear are in good working order ....

The rest - can be handled

Ta guys

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a tall ask to find a solid car for £500

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.gumtree.com/p/porsche/porsche-924-/1285662678

You never know - this guy might take £500
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That`s a tough budget Osh, best of luck with the project though Thumb

I`ve been looking for a cheap Boxster for a track car, a couple of years ago there were loads for a couple of grand, nothing around now nooo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: I need ... Reply with quote

Osh wrote:
Guys

In September I've signed up to a Gumball Rally type event

I can spend a MAXIMUM of £500 on the car I buy

If I can I'd like to source either a 924 or a 944 - it needs to be mechanically sound (so it can do the distance) - don't mind the body work being a little rough as we can 'play with that'

It will also get wrapped, too

If anyone can help source a car that can do this is be keen to hear from you. It needs an MOT, the engine, gearbox and running gear are in good working order ....

The rest - can be handled

Ta guys

Osh


Have a word with Zingari on sourcing a half a bag 993
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Good luck Osh!! Sounds great fun. I was tempted to do 'scumball rally' a while back.

Personally, I'd try and find something similar within your budget and stick Porsche badges all over it and just tell folk it's a Porsche 924. Like a 200sx or a mk3 mr2 and put boxster badges on it.........you need to be really convincing though.....dressing like Joey off friends may help. Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I nearly did a Ramshackle Rally a few years ago thumbsup

Just buy a Van and do this:









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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lofi and spiderlane did the Stuttgart Challenge 2 years ago in 924/944 cars costing less than £1000.

See => http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=106237&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=stuttgart

I doubt that you could do it any cheaper than that. In fact, since then prices of these cars has risen considerably. eg. That £950 car linked above needs an MOT.

Happy Hunting though. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta guys

HSC - that might be a better idea!


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or cheat/lie about the cost - AFAIK thats usally allowed/expected in this kind of event, its just how big your cahones are - to get away with the lie Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did one a few years ago, also at a budget of £500. I bought a MK4 Golf V6 $ motion - at least it's german if you're not set on a Porker.
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