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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:07 am    Post subject: Best and worst looking Porsche 911 generations? Reply with quote

So whats your favourite generation of 911s in order? Favourite to least purely on aesthetics.

(People might hate me for this one).

964
911 Classic
997
991
996
992
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooh, bun fight!

Well, the 996 is definitely the pig.

INCOMING......

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norfolk & Idea wrote:
Ooh, bun fight!

Well, the 996 is definitely the pig.

INCOMING......

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Many would agree! It's the odd one of the bunch for sure.

But I find the 993 the least attractive, blasphemy I know..
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best looking = joint first 993 and 997
Middle = the rest
Worst looking = 996

Also rather depends on whether you include the car's interior in your opinion, or just the exterior.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

list needs adjusting Very Happy

eg ...911 classic .. that needs to be split as there is a huge difference in looks between a 1965 swb and a 1989 turbo
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. 997
2. 964
3. 911 Classic
4. 991
5. 993
6. 992
7. 996

This is my list, but appearances aren't everything: despite my struggles with the front end of the 996, it's probably the next 911 that I'd actually buy. It is extremely unlikely that I'll ever be able to pull the trigger on a 991 or 992, as they're just so expensive (in this country), or on a decent classic or 964 as they're so valuable.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow you're brave OP!

Its a hard question, as there are derivatives in each range which are excellent.
For example, the Mk 1 996 GT3 is one of the best looking 911s, IMHO, and the rear three-quarter view of the 996 4S Coupe is great. Similarly, the 997 Sports Classic is a favourite for me, but I find the other 997s OK but a bit nondescript, almost as if the designers were told not to be controversial after the 996. The 993 RS, turbo and S's look great, but I find the front of the standard 993 bland vs the earlier air-cooled cars.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovin the thread Floor

for what its worth 964 & 993 for me for a million reasons Thumb

the rest all on the same level for different reasons to each other

last the 996 because you just cannot get past the front end or the interior Hand
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

997
964
993
992
991
Best of the rest Rest
996,
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! not like anyone would give biassed answers is it!!

Anyway....

911t
993
964
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.are there any proper ones after these?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Best and worst looking Porsche 911 generations? Reply with quote

DarthFaker wrote:
So whats your favourite generation of 911s in order? Favourite to least purely on aesthetics.

(People might hate me for this one).

991
964
911 Classic
997
996
992
993


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is too difficult. So, I’m going to split them into two groups.

AC:
993
964
911 Classic

WC:
991
997
992
996
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
Wow you're brave OP!

Its a hard question, as there are derivatives in each range which are excellent.
For example, the Mk 1 996 GT3 is one of the best looking 911s, IMHO, and the rear three-quarter view of the 996 4S Coupe is great. Similarly, the 997 Sports Classic is a favourite for me, but I find the other 997s OK but a bit nondescript, almost as if the designers were told not to be controversial after the 996. The 993 RS, turbo and S's look great, but I find the front of the standard 993 bland vs the earlier air-cooled cars.


The 996.1 GT3 is beautiful by far and away the best looking 996, but I'm biased I own a 996 C4 Aerokit which is a poor man's GT3.

Theres exceptions in every range the 993 GT2 is the best looking 911 ever in my opinion, but the 993 Carrera is butt ugly.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why all this time wasting discussing the 993 at anywhere other than 1st place.

All right then, maybe a 2.8 RSR.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two that make my toes curl are flat front impact bumper cars and 964 Targa's Shooter
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love all 911s, they’re all fab! Drinkers

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought all 911s looked the same? Dont know
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:13 pm    Post subject: best looking Reply with quote

From the rear I think the 993 wins by a country mile! From the front I am not so sure but I do know a turbo bumper or rs splitters fill it out a bit and help enormously. The bulging bottom swollen lip on the front of a 964 is not good but the rest is perfect. I followed an early 911 around the Edinburgh by pass a couple of months ago and I thought Bloody Hell that looks old. Different days,different thoughts Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bearing in mind I am dodging entry to the nursing home and sorry I have no real Porsche interests other than 911 derivatives, I think the Singer has captured the essence of everything that was the original concept and added a degree of modern expectations to bring it bang up to date in terms of not only a reasonably raw 911 experience when desired but subtle enough to turn up in the politest of company..?

I wandered among a goodly collection of Porsche from all generations 356 up to GT3`s etc, at last years Porsche in the Glen event and enjoyed taking pics of so many of the attendees wonderful Porsches. I think the 993 is the most advanced air cooled Porsche for obvious reasons, BUT, it is lacking in terms of not seeing the tops of the wings from the driving position, which for me is VERY much part of my expectations when driving the ICONIC 911, though the clean non-fussy lines of the 993 make it potentially the best overall air cooled Porsche to look at from the outside.

Sorry 996 do not do it for me whereas the 997, especially in the GT packages have a great look about them though with all water cooled they have gained weight and size which takes me outside my comfort zone for a nimble sports car... superb GT`s for continent bashing, but in tight twisting country roads...too much of a compromise perhaps..hmm.?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A worthy candidate for the top few?
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