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aak
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!!

You will not regret it!

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993S_Ocean
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris W wrote:
I remember that Motor Show too well, didn't they have the Targa there on the wall?

Interior looks brand new, has it been retrimmed? Looks fab.

Congrats.

I remember those motor shows too... Going and drooling at the latest incarnation of the 911

Found this picture.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Mine is also Aventura.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations......I also have a C4 in Aventura ...... and today I gave her a bit of TLC ..... wash and light waxing ...... my clay bar should arrive this week for some more serious attention to detail.

The C4 is an incredible car and when times on the road get tough the C4 will deal with it all. OK some would argue that it isn't "pure" ..... but if Walter Rhoal (sp) gave it a huge thumbs up on its launch ..... for me ....say no more.

Welcome to the club ..... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done.as said looks a cracker Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

993S_Ocean wrote:
Chris W wrote:
I remember that Motor Show too well, didn't they have the Targa there on the wall?

Interior looks brand new, has it been retrimmed? Looks fab.

Congrats.

I remember those motor shows too... Going and drooling at the latest incarnation of the 911

Found this picture.


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Great period image - thanks for posting 993S_Ocean!

ch3tman - I am currently in a similar position to yourself - presently considering a 993 C4 as a replacement for my current Golf GTI! I've always loved the 993 and it was very much the childhood dream car - I still remember coming out of primary school one day in the mid '90's and seeing one for the first time - a Slate Grey Carrera at the filling station opposite the school - it definitely left an impression. A year or 2 later my father bought his first and this of course didn't help the obsession! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul_911 wrote:
993S_Ocean wrote:
Chris W wrote:
I remember that Motor Show too well, didn't they have the Targa there on the wall?

Interior looks brand new, has it been retrimmed? Looks fab.

Congrats.

I remember those motor shows too... Going and drooling at the latest incarnation of the 911

Found this picture.


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Great period image - thanks for posting 993S_Ocean!


+1 Cheers Del. I wonder how many of us on here now were on the very stand on the same day, aspiring to the dream.
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ch3tman
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the continued warm welcome, all...thumbsup.

eyecandy993 wrote:
Welcome to 993 ownership. Looks a fine machine.
I read your story, you convey the emotion of yearning that was ultimately fulfilled.

When the big day had arrived to be handed over the keys (just 24 hours after the bank draft was cleared after 4 weeks in the bank's hands) one look at the machine which was uncovered in front of me and I practically fainted. I had to crouch down to prevent me from blacking out.

Thanks, eyecandy993. Your first day of ownership sounds familiar, whilst it was a day I had been waiting for, for many years, I was filled with utter excitement yet total nervousness.... pure butterflies.

dommorton wrote:
Great looker Cool

Who did the retrim? Looks very neat from the pic.

Thanks Dom [and no, whilst we did frequent the same '6' owners club forum many years ago, I'm not stalking you puh]. The interior work was carried out by Rühl Leder GmbH, at the request of the German owner of the car in late 2009. The main two items appearing on the invoice are sitze inkl. kopfstützen [seats including headrests] and seitenteile [side panels/door cards]. You shouldn't expect any change back from 5K EUR what...especially if prices have increased by any fraction since then.

Apothecary wrote:
Hope to see the car out and about over the summer.

For reasons we discussed a while back, its unlikely I'll be over your side until the property work is completed but I do hope to see you and your 993s around sometime soon Wink.

993S_Ocean wrote:
Chris W wrote:
I remember that Motor Show too well, didn't they have the Targa there on the wall?

I remember those motor shows too...
Found this picture.


Brilliant! That brings back memories! I was stood just there myself Laughing.

Sutton wrote:
I'm biased as mine is also Aventura
the_green_man wrote:
Very nice! Mine is also Aventura
madalaa wrote:
I also have a C4 in Aventura

Great to see who the the other Aventura owners are bye - we do seem to be in the minority but I suppose that comes with exclusivity... Laughing.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

....both Stutgartmetal (Paul) and Rallyeman (Neil) were both previous owners of Aventura 993s ...... Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a lovely car there chatty! .. Congrats.

Have you done the first bit of DIY yet? (Alarm stickers! Grin )

I love aventura green, a good pal of mine has recently sold his back to the UK, the colour is very changeable depending on the light conditions, from slate grey to deep green ... Gorgeous.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks superb!
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to know there are credible alternatives to Southbound at apparently the same level of finish. Their work looks fantastic. Probably cost prohibitive to send an interior to them though?

The good old 6 forum Very Happy welcome to the latest chapter Thumb
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ch3tman
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree Dom, there are surely, better, more cost effective options here in the UK.

ballcock wrote:
Have you done the first bit of DIY yet? (Alarm stickers! Grin )


Very Happy, thanks once again for the tip last week. The original Hamilton & Palmer stickers have arrived so I shall be carefully placing them in the rear windows in the coming days.

Job #1 however was a set of new tyres; I had a set of MICHELIN Pilot Sport PS2 put on all 4 corners last week, so far happy with the choice however am understandably driving the car with caution regardless - lots to become accustomed to with respect to driving characteristics.

The next immediate job will probably be addressing the drivers side front quarter panel window seal - it has seemingly become loose over time and with increased speed, there is a noticeable wind noise, similar to this thread, in fact. Any tips on what to use, without ruining the interior or indeed glass, appreciated thumbsup. The noisy spoiler issue currently being discussed here is quite temping, though I'm not normally too hands on for fear of making the situation worse, so maybe I'll leave it to the experts Laughing.

In the meantime, a few more images:



 
  
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ch3tman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:22 pm    Post subject: 10 weeks and 1.5k miles into ownership... Reply with quote

I bought my 993 in early April this year and thought I'd share some thoughts and photos now that, in 10 weeks, I've covered 1.5k miles.

I'm using the car as frequently as I can and any initial doubts I had around whether it could be used as a daily if needed were soon put to rest. There is no doubt a standard 993 can be very civilised when needed yes.

There were a few items I wanted to address as soon as I could and the past 10 weeks has seen completion of those essentials:

- 4 x Michelin Pilot Sport 2
- 2 x Alarm stickers from Hamilton & Palmer
- T-Light HID kit courtesy of Tore
- 24k Service [inc. plugs]
- MOT

Next up I'm really tempted to go for Tore's rear LED kit too. The HIDs are really impressive and I think in absence of a third brake light on the rear, LEDs will really help not only freshen up the look, but also provide other drivers greater awareness of the small 993 on the road. I'm also contemplating the Hollamby Bypass / Hayward and Scott bypass / Gundo Hack - although this really is a 'nice to have' so can wait... I think Very Happy.

We returned from a trip to North Wales yesterday, and whilst it wasn't a 'driving tour', many of the roads provided much fun, and the chance to get to know the car better Smile. The highlight was probably the area around Horseshoe Pass:







The 993 also had the chance to rest alongside a fellow classic for a couple of nights:



Whilst I am still getting accustomed to the rear weight bias of the car, especially having come from a front-mid-rear layout, one thing has become clear... more so since the mini roadtrip: the greater the pace the car carries the more 'together' it feels, and it all starts to make sense... Smile.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic .. ! Congratulations
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 10 weeks and 1.5k miles into ownership... Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:


Whilst I am still getting accustomed to the rear weight bias of the car, especially having come from a front-mid-rear layout, one thing has become clear... more so since the mini roadtrip: the greater the pace the car carries the more 'together' it feels, and it all starts to make sense... Smile.


I agree wholeheartedly. I find with my 964 it sometimes feels more balanced and turns in faster when you ask more from it. I.e. give it more beans and it gets more stable.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great photos. The second one down is a lovely angle. I love my 4S but whenever I see shots like this of an unadulterated NB I think they are a timeless and perfectly proportioned shape. Makes the Ferrari look old fashioned yet the 993 would look good next to the most beautiful coupes from any era from the early 1950s to present day.

Looks like you had a cracking journey. Thanks for posting the photos.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: 10 weeks and 1.5k miles into ownership... Reply with quote

ch3tman wrote:

Next up I'm really tempted to go for Tore's rear LED kit too.



Don't be tempted, do it.. I have, and I'm really impressed with the difference it made.
I had already done the indicators, and they work nicely too and forfill the objective of making them brighter and more visible to other drivers.

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I'm also contemplating the Hollamby Bypass / Hayward and Scott bypass / Gundo Hack - although this really is a 'nice to have' so can wait... I think Very Happy.


Don't contemplate, do it. One of the best things you can do to improve the sound of the exhaust. Don't go over 1.5 in bypass though.

ch3tman wrote:



Whilst I am still getting accustomed to the rear weight bias of the car, especially having come from a front-mid-rear layout, one thing has become clear... more so since the mini roadtrip: the greater the pace the car carries the more 'together' it feels, and it all starts to make sense... Smile.


The thing I love about the 911 is being able to "steer from the rear" it's something you don't get in other cars (O.K. but not quite so much!) Nothing beats that feeling of keeping your boot in in a corner and pushing it through and out the other side.

Great looking car and the number plate looks cool too.... Wink Very Happy

ATB Steve.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous car and great pics.

The black and white one is this week's desktop background- thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...... I have just done the same ....... Smile
 
  
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