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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rob_p wrote:
Congrats. Looks lovely. I also have got silver and carrera classics.
I don't have your hips though...
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Enjoy!!


Thanks Rob Thumb

I think there's an op you can get in Brazil but I wouldn't recommend it Wink
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Current: 991 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car) plus boring company cars. Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Excellent choice ! Reply with quote

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Very pleased for you. Both you and I were clearly looking for similar cars as I was in discussion with Swindon on the very same car, but was away on hols so could not view it or pull the trigger. I agree they were very good with communication etc and it had a great spec.

Thanks Jungle, that's very gracious under the circumstances Thumb

I'm sure there'll be more nice cars coming through as folks move towards the 992, so hopefully you'll find yours soon Smile


Indeed there was I made a purchase when I returned from hols and could actually see a car. Also got a silver C4S... our cars could be long lost brothers !!
 



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Excellent choice ! Reply with quote

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911Time wrote:
Jungle650 wrote:
Very pleased for you. Both you and I were clearly looking for similar cars as I was in discussion with Swindon on the very same car, but was away on hols so could not view it or pull the trigger. I agree they were very good with communication etc and it had a great spec.

Thanks Jungle, that's very gracious under the circumstances Thumb

I'm sure there'll be more nice cars coming through as folks move towards the 992, so hopefully you'll find yours soon Smile


Indeed there was I made a purchase when I returned from hols and could actually see a car. Also got a silver C4S... our cars could be long lost brothers !!


Excellent Thumb glad you found Your car and what a cracker - looks gorgeous (but then I am a bit biased) Smile

"Long lost brothers" Floor maybe so...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark

A great looking car

Like you, I dscovered Porsche at around the same time and eventually purchased my first 911 in 2013. I now have a GT Silver 991.2 4S

Enjoy....

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mark

A great looking car

Like you, I dscovered Porsche at around the same time and eventually purchased my first 911 in 2013. I now have a GT Silver 991.2 4S

Enjoy....

Jon


Thanks Jon Thumb

I guess we're a similar age then? Hard to imagine now but the 911 wasn't an established model when I was born, in fact it had only been out for 3 years but '66 was a special year - introduction of the 'S' and Fuchs fitted for the first time.

Regarding your car - what can I say except, you have excellent taste Sir Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: Re: My New GT Silver C4S - Now it really is 911 Time Reply with quote

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A few years later my Dad bought me a Scalextric 935:

Had one of these too when I was young - happy, happy days. thumbsup Laughing

Many congratulations on the silver car, and health to enjoy. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: My New GT Silver C4S - Now it really is 911 Time Reply with quote

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911Time wrote:
A few years later my Dad bought me a Scalextric 935:

Had one of these too when I was young - happy, happy days. thumbsup Laughing

Many congratulations on the silver car, and health to enjoy. Very Happy


Thanks DRZ, yeah happy days indeed Thumb

Seems like yesterday, racing the 935 against my brothers 3.0 CSL

Time to make some more good memories.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My brother also had a 3.0 CSL and I always gave him a good stuffin' with the 935. Very Happy Laughing Very Happy

However, he also had a Mini Cooper and it always had the edge over the 935. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My brother also had a 3.0 CSL and I always gave him a good stuffin' with the 935. Very Happy Laughing Very Happy

However, he also had a Mini Cooper and it always had the edge over the 935. Sad


Yeah but it takes a lot more skill to drive a 935 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great car and a cracking background story. Thumb

Lovettes are great to deal with. Be sure to sign up for thier Cylinder Club meets when the invite appears. Great events run across the groups marques so the Swindon site one at the Porsche/Ferrari spot has all kinds turning up from Aston etc Thumb they run a couple of events per year.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
Great car and a cracking background story. Thumb

Lovettes are great to deal with. Be sure to sign up for thier Cylinder Club meets when the invite appears. Great events run across the groups marques so the Swindon site one at the Porsche/Ferrari spot has all kinds turning up from Aston etc Thumb they run a couple of events per year.


Thanks G2 - there's a bit more to tell but another time...

Yeah I heard about DL's Cylinder Club and apparently an invite is on its way. Swindon is a fair way from us (114 miles) but the event sounds good, so health permitting I plan on being there.

The next one's Sunday April 14th

Will you be there and is anyone else from 911UK going?
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Current: 991 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car) plus boring company cars. Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911Time wrote:
G2 wrote:
Great car and a cracking background story. Thumb

Lovettes are great to deal with. Be sure to sign up for thier Cylinder Club meets when the invite appears. Great events run across the groups marques so the Swindon site one at the Porsche/Ferrari spot has all kinds turning up from Aston etc Thumb they run a couple of events per year.


Thanks G2 - there's a bit more to tell but another time...

Yeah I heard about DL's Cylinder Club and apparently an invite is on its way. Swindon is a fair way from us (114 miles) but the event sounds good, so health permitting I plan on being there.

The next one's Sunday April 14th

Will you be there and is anyone else from 911UK going?


Its worth the journey health and location depending (they rotate around the various group dealerships and one at Bicester heritage in October last year). Usually a 100 car limit, first registered get a spot once the mail comes out.

Unfortunately I cannot make the April one if it’s the 14th Sad

Edit: Is your Marina a brown one with some mods by any chance ? Question
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Unfortunately I cannot make the April one if it’s the 14th Sad

Edit: Is your Marina a brown one with some mods by any chance ? Question


Pity - would have been good to say hi - maybe another time or at the next Cylinder Club event in the Summer?

Re the Marina - no, not brown - are you thinking of the one on TG?

Mine was white and modded - pretty much like every car I've had since I was 15 - I started early... Very Happy
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Current: 991 C4S with a few 'special bits'. Previous: C63 Estate, BMW e92 330d Coupe (700Nm/Custom Exh/Map/BBK/Quaife/Breytons), ML63AMG, Alpina e46 B3S Coupe, Alpina e36 B3 Coupe, Lotus Excel SE, Alfasud Green Cloverleaf Ti, Lancia HPE, Capri 2.0S, Marina 1.8 (don't laugh it was my first road car) plus boring company cars. Bikes: Suzuki TL1000R and BMW R1100S AC Schnitzer.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pity - would have been good to say hi - maybe another time or at the next Cylinder Club event in the Summer?

Re the Marina - no, not brown - are you thinking of the one on TG?

Mine was white and modded - pretty much like every car I've had since I was 15 - I started early... Very Happy


Will definately attend the next one, but there are 911UK events coming up as well and the bacon rolls are better at the 911uk ones Thumb more events get posted through the spring.

I lived in Staffs for a while. Housemate had a “student grade” brown marina with an MG engine mod in it, lowered at the front and raised at the rear. It was tail happy and way too much fun in the snow to be legal! I thought it might have stayed in staffs after we all left. thumbsup
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I lived in Staffs for a while. Housemate had a “student grade” brown marina with an MG engine mod in it, lowered at the front and raised at the rear. It was tail happy and way too much fun in the snow to be legal! I thought it might have stayed in staffs after we all left. thumbsup


"Student grade" Floor I know what you mean.

Mine was a sort of RAC Rally/Custom mash up and test bed for my engineering interests - rebuilt engine, ported & polished head, 4-2-1 exhaust, single back box and twin SUs with pancake filters, rebuilt suspension with Koni rear shocks, rebuilt diff, upgraded brakes, Weller 8 spokes with 175 tyres. OK it was no Escort RS but it embarrassed a lot of cars & owners and was a lot of fun at 17 (especially in the snow, as you say) - happy days Very Happy




In retrospect, back then I may not have declared ALL the mods to my insurer Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JonB1952 wrote:
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A great looking car

Like you, I dscovered Porsche at around the same time and eventually purchased my first 911 in 2013. I now have a GT Silver 991.2 4S

Enjoy....

Jon


Err Jon, not how it works! Separate intro with pics required please Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"Student grade" Floor I know what you mean.

Mine was a sort of RAC Rally/Custom mash up and test bed for my engineering interests - rebuilt engine, ported & polished head, 4-2-1 exhaust, single back box and twin SUs with pancake filters, rebuilt suspension with Koni rear shocks, rebuilt diff, upgraded brakes, Weller 8 spokes with 175 tyres. OK it was no Escort RS but it embarrassed a lot of cars & owners and was a lot of fun at 17 (especially in the snow, as you say) - happy days Very Happy

In retrospect, back then I may not have declared ALL the mods to my insurer Embarassed
Floor undeclared mods on old beta sleeper cars..how much fun were those days? Thumb

I’d pay to see the drag race you were about to have with that “shovit” worship hope the marina is still a runner.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G2 wrote:
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"Student grade" Floor I know what you mean.

Mine was a sort of RAC Rally/Custom mash up and test bed for my engineering interests - rebuilt engine, ported & polished head, 4-2-1 exhaust, single back box and twin SUs with pancake filters, rebuilt suspension with Koni rear shocks, rebuilt diff, upgraded brakes, Weller 8 spokes with 175 tyres. OK it was no Escort RS but it embarrassed a lot of cars & owners and was a lot of fun at 17 (especially in the snow, as you say) - happy days Very Happy

In retrospect, back then I may not have declared ALL the mods to my insurer Embarassed
Floor undeclared mods on old beta sleeper cars..how much fun were those days? Thumb

I’d pay to see the drag race you were about to have with that “shovit” worship hope the marina is still a runner.


To be honest, I'm not sure anyone actually thought about declaring mods back then - I certainly didn't, just insured it TPFT to keep the cost down but as the old joke goes, who's gonna steal a burning car anyway?? Laughing

The "shovit" was owned at the time by a friend of mine but it became quite annoying 'cause everything I did, he did - Hella lights (ping), stripes (ping), change car for a Capri (ping). Damn, forgot to include the Capri in my list of previous...

I imagine the Marina's probably been scrapped by now - I sold it to another friend when I was 19 but he wasn't really a petrolhead, so I had to watch it slowly deteriorate for the next 3 years - sad after all the hard work. nooo

Where were you at when you were in Staffs?
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Enjoy from a 991.1 C4S owner to another !
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where were you at when you were in Staffs?


Mid 90’s. Split between stoke and staffs. Great times.

Just had that invite for cylinder club. It is the 14th at Swindon Porsche/Ferrari. Damn
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