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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:46 am    Post subject: How is it like to own a classic Porsche in a wet weather? Reply with quote

Just sold my 991. It was my first 911 and now I am considering a classic 911. Budget £40-50K. Pre 77 model are outside my budget range. Thinking of either SC, 3.0 or 3.2. Not keen on the shape of 964 and 993.

Thinking of Targa as Coupe will be outside my budget range and also love the feeling of driving with roof down. Cabrio has big blind spot which kind off put me off.

Saw and drove a few in the last week and get the feeling of how the driving will be like.

My question is: Living in Glasgow where it is raining most of the time. The car is not going to be used in the winter where is salt on the road. However, how will it be driving in the wet? Roof leak, heater and demister efficiency? And my biggest worry is the kidney bowel rust. After driving in a wet day what would you do to the kidney bowl area?

Thank you for your help
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if an older car has been restored then they would most likely had fresh rust protection

a correctly fitted roof wont leak

then it's only will be demisting the front window which requires patience and a bag of Silica Gel Desiccant tucked away to help when the car is parked up

handling wise, driven correctly with a good set up and modern tyres it will be fine
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the car I saw "good looking" body work with no obviuos rust/corrosions.

Have a dehumidefier in my garage.

I heard the roof of all Targa leak

How do you clean the kidney bowl, pressure washer? regular ACF-50/waxoil?

Finally, is it a silly idea to drive them in the wet?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of a 1989 black 3.2 targa that might be coming up for sale in Glasgow

drop me a pm if you are interested
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the heating is working correctly you get heat to the screen quicker than in a watercooled car as the heat is taken from around the exhaust manifolds which get hot straight away.

There has recently been another batch of wheel arch liners made by a member on IB: https://www.impactbumpers.com/forum/index.php?/topic/32239-wheel-arch-liners/&tab=comments#comment-365380

Plenty info on there about the impact bumper era cars too.

I know of an off market 3.2 Carrera, 95k, mile ex concours G50 Coupe in red, very tidy and around £43k.

Good luck with your search.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds alright Jevvy and sensibly priced Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the wide turbo body. I understand it is not easy to find.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinking of this car.

https://www.georgemackay.co.uk/used-cars/porsche-911-3-0-classic-sc-sport-targa-2dr-edinburgh-201709018871491
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only is it the steaming of Windows in wet its ability to control temp inside. I know later had temp probe fitted near rear view mirror and some sort of electronics on heater control on centre console but on mine made very little difference. Biggest issue is wipers they are very poor, you can fit the 964 wiper arms with the twin springs that help in pushing blades on to screen more but still not a patch on modern wipers.
Biggest issue on these is rust if you are going to use all year round you have to keep on top of it. To clean kidney bowls get wheel off and it's up near the door lock on inner panel. Get your hand in and check for mud build up, wash out and treat. Any bubbles in the door jamb near the lock it will be rusty.
Check out rust threads on impactbumpers.com. Great cars but go in with your eyes open and get specialist inspection done
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: How is it like to own a classic Porsche in a wet weather Reply with quote

7and911 wrote:
Just sold my 991. It was my first 911 and now I am considering a classic 911. Budget £40-50K. Pre 77 model are outside my budget range. Thinking of either SC, 3.0 or 3.2. Not keen on the shape of 964 and 993.

Thinking of Targa as Coupe will be outside my budget range and also love the feeling of driving with roof down. Cabrio has big blind spot which kind off put me off.

Saw and drove a few in the last week and get the feeling of how the driving will be like.

My question is: Living in Glasgow where it is raining most of the time. The car is not going to be used in the winter where is salt on the road. However, how will it be driving in the wet? Roof leak, heater and demister efficiency? And my biggest worry is the kidney bowel rust. After driving in a wet day what would you do to the kidney bowl area?

Thank you for your help


I have a 3.2 and although I love it and could jump in and drive it anywhere, I wouldn't use it as an every day car. They are just too agricultural. There is no problem driving in the rain as long as the roads are not salty. PS if you are looking i would sell mine for £43k, its a coupe.

If you want a daily driver, what about a 996? they are still a bargain and still have the classic feel.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am quite impressed at the number of posts , I opened this thread expecting no replies Tumble Weed Tumble Weed Tumble Weed as I didnt think air cooled cars ever went out in the wet weather Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
I am quite impressed at the number of posts , I opened this thread expecting no replies Tumble Weed Tumble Weed Tumble Weed as I didnt think air cooled cars ever went out in the wet weather Floor Floor



Phil. But neither do most of the others either including mine.
I am sure it would melt in the rain so I don't risk it just incase Floor Floor
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tobyone wrote:
Phil 997 wrote:
I am quite impressed at the number of posts , I opened this thread expecting no replies Tumble Weed Tumble Weed Tumble Weed as I didnt think air cooled cars ever went out in the wet weather Floor Floor



Phil. But neither do most of the others either including mine.
I am sure it would melt in the rain so I don't risk it just incase Floor Floor


Floor Floor true Toby , I was lucky to find one of the ones that wasn't made of paper mache , I knew Porsche had made a few Grin Grin
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