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Les
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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a 2.2E (mechanical injection) and sold it 20 years ago for just 3.5k. One of the many regrets of my life. I wish I kept it.
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Joined: 22 Apr 2011
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear, I really wish I hadn't seen this thread. I've always loved the older cars but I was resigned to the fact that I couldn't afford one. Now I've seen this thread and the possibility of having one for much less.

Light bulbs are appearing above my head!
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1996 Porsche 993 Turbo

PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car and pics, congrats Thumb

You haven't mentioned what it drives like?

What's the next 911 project you just can't afford?

An early 356? Grin

TJ bye
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Joined: 04 Mar 2010
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1997 Porsche 993 Carrera 2S

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tokyo Joe wrote:
Lovely car and pics, congrats Thumb

You haven't mentioned what it drives like?

What's the next 911 project you just can't afford?

An early 356? Grin

TJ bye


TJ,

Apologies.

The car was an absolute delight to drive, not the fastest but that wasn't the point. The early dogleg gearbox takes a bit of getting used to but once moving the long throw is nice to use. In terms of feel, with the car being so light, the driving sensation is unlike anything else I have driven before. Steering is finger tip light and smooth, the car will almost steer itself along the road. Corners are smooth and flowing then press on with a great engine noise buzzing through the car, brilliant.

I have truly got the bug for early cars and spend more time over on DDK reading and following restoration threads. The early T was a great introduction and a safe way to test the water. I sold the car a few months ago and have embarked on something a bit more ambitious.

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RHD 1973 E

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2008 Porsche 997 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to have the time and money to restore a classic again. It's my idea of fun.

Beware of the inlet tubes on the 'E'. I found that as the butterflies chatter they wear into the alloy and bleed air through. It's a ***** to tune.


Have fun.
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Prattie
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi had one for 14 yrs rebuilt it look after it cherished it spent a fortune on it , in the day, mileage for me was 8000 once rebuilt.
Didn't really like it in traffic bar on the motorway when it changed into some real animal with only 170 bhp. Dodgy in the wet or greasy roads.
All other things stand heating ventilation windows sticking etc.
You must spend the most you can afford and get it checked mine was a bucket and £5000 but 20 grand later I was happy to double my money ( nearly) and it still needed more.
Now sold and993 owner , what a porsche this is 24 years on, amazing, and safe at speed a real driving experience in the right way. The wife can drive it she never did in the old one. That says a lot

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