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      03-27-2008 03:23 AM #421
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »

      why not get an older 911 track car?

      this is a guy I know car, he has not spent much on it at all. Pretty much stripped inside with a half roll cage. It goes pretty hard. Maybe my 530i M-sport goes and handles better? not sure, but this 911 is more fun and often feels on it's limit. Heaps more fun.


      Modified by vwlatino at 4:52 PM 3-27-2008

      Check out the Bugaboo in front of the car! Hawtness!

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-27-2008 03:24 AM #422
      Quote, originally posted by Sloth »
      ... and it would match your bugaboo wayne as per the pram in the background of the shot

      EDIT - I think it's a bugaboo ??


      Modified by Sloth at 4:54 PM 3-27-2008


      I replied to the thread before I saw this.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    3. 03-29-2008 05:59 AM #423
      Quote, originally posted by XXX 1.8T »
      Targa FTW!

      I agree with Kostara here, the "targa" is very eighties.
      Jimmy, i reckon no matter where you begin with the Porsche affair, you will definitely end up at the GT3. So, wait a bit, then hit that one.
      At least set your sights on a mk1 996 version.
      You'll be wasting your money with older 911's.......unless you find a really good one that has been prepped well and maintained regardless of expense. And it will be a hairy ride at the track...
      Even Sophia Loren is a bit loose these days....

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      03-29-2008 10:41 AM #424
      I am in love with this. If I wasn't commited to buying the 135i, I would seriously consider this despite it being 17 years old. Beautiful!
      http://www.carsales.com.au/use...cs=63
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-29-2008 06:29 PM #425
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      I am in love with this. If I wasn't commited to buying the 135i, I would seriously consider this despite it being 17 years old. Beautiful!
      http://www.carsales.com.au/use...cs=63

      Forget the 135i. Buy this and look after it. Iirc they only built 911 of them, I was only just looking at my 30th aniversary issue of Christophuros(sp) last night.


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      03-29-2008 08:01 PM #426
      Don't you think it is a bit on the expensive side though? $85k can buy you a half decent 993...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    7. 03-29-2008 08:33 PM #427
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Don't you think it is a bit on the expensive side though? $85k can buy you a half decent 993...

      You are correct - $85K doesn't get you a decent one, i.e. for that money you'll be getting a high mileage cabrio tiptronic.

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      03-29-2008 08:40 PM #428
      But whatabout the value of the 964? Is that decent price or expensive? If it was mid 70s I would have said it's ok. But mid 80s?
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    9. 03-29-2008 08:49 PM #429
      too expensive and not nice enough....

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      03-29-2008 08:55 PM #430
      I actually think it is really nice, but then again as I said earlier that I have always liked the 964. But expensive? Definitely. If he says yes to mid 70's then there is a chance...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    11. 03-29-2008 09:03 PM #431
      Yeah, that's what i meant... it's definitely nice, but too much money for such an old car ( not an RS )

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      03-29-2008 11:13 PM #432
      i just walked part federation sq. There is a display by Porsche club. Some very cool cars there! 993 GT2, 924 Carrera GT, 964 TURBO S, 997 GT3 RS etc. Any request for pic? Only if i head back in time. Going to go get gt5 prolouge and other shopping.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    13. 03-29-2008 11:22 PM #433
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      993 GT2, 997 GT3 RS etc. Any request for pic?

      Yes please!!
      Oh, any 996 RS there in red/white?

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      03-30-2008 03:08 AM #434
      Sorry I am not heading back there. There isn't too many 996 though, and certainly no GT3 RS other than 2 in 997 guise. I have a couple of pics though from earlier...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      03-30-2008 06:03 AM #435
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Don't you think it is a bit on the expensive side though? $85k can buy you a half decent 993...

      Redbook values them at between $44K and $60K with between 150,000-280,000km
      So going on the milage of this car, and the rarity I think $85k is a valid asking price. Although I would be having a VERY careful inspection of the car and it's history. But for me it is probably the 964 to own. Yes I know the turbos are mind blowing, but if you were to mention to Porsche nutters that you own a 30, they know you own something special.

    16. 03-30-2008 06:55 AM #436
      These were the last of the 964's

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      03-31-2008 01:09 AM #437
      Do NOT buy a 964 until you've spoken to someone that's worked on them.

      When I was racing back in the UK my mechanic was kept very busy by 964 engines. They are b'stards to service and hence often didn't get done fully/properly even by the official Porsche centres who were unable to write an invoice for less than 1000 pounds every time they saw a 964.

      Get a 993 and save yourself a load of problems.



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      03-31-2008 02:50 AM #438
      But I love the 964! Ok forget it, not buying anything here. Have already had 996 and 997 anywayz...
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-01-2008 04:36 AM #439
      Buy the 964 anni and wrap it in cotton wool.

    20. 04-01-2008 05:25 AM #440
      Am still looking for a 993 RSR if anybody knows of one. Theres only 2 in Oz, so if anybody knows one of the 2 owners, hit me up!

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      04-01-2008 06:49 AM #441
      How about a 993 GT2? Aren't they even more rare? I met the owner of one on the weekend.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    22. 04-01-2008 06:58 AM #442
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      How about a 993 GT2? Aren't they even more rare? I met the owner of one on the weekend.

      There's only 2 GT2 as well, but the RSR is the full-on race version

    23. 04-01-2008 07:01 AM #443
      [QUOTE=WAY I met the owner of one on the weekend.[/QUOTE]
      What was her name???

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      04-01-2008 07:02 AM #444
      How 'bout a 993RS. Bit easier to find than an RSR....


    25. 04-01-2008 07:13 AM #445
      Quote, originally posted by R’chitect »
      How 'bout a 993RS. Bit easier to find than an RSR....


      That is pure sex. Don't about the New Zealand plates though, the font is so large!

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      04-01-2008 07:24 AM #446
      Quote, originally posted by aussie jimmy »

      There's only 2 GT2 as well, but the RSR is the full-on race version

      I am confused. What is a 993 RSCS then? I used to have one. A Tamiya 1:10 RC one that is.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

    27. 04-01-2008 07:39 AM #447
      RSCS = Rennsport Club Sport - i think, these were modified RS's that
      were to compete at Bathurst in 1995 or something??? I could be wrong.
      The same time they bought out the M3R BMW and the Mazda RX-7 SP.
      These cars stil had ADR's.
      The RSR is the one that race at Le Mans and stuff.
      The RS is the street version, which is the basis of homolagation for the RSR.

    28. 04-01-2008 08:02 AM #448
      Wikipedia:

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      Carrera RS

      The Carrera RS is a no-compromise lightweight variant of the Carrera. It features a naturally aspirated 3.8 liter engine with 300 hp (DIN). On the outside, it is easily distinguishable by a special non-retractable rear wing, small front flaps and 3-piece 18-inch (460 mm) aluminum wheels. A closer look would reveal that the headlight washers were deleted for weight saving reasons. Inside the rear seats were removed, and special racing seats and spartan door cards were installed. Sound proofing was reduced to a minimum.

      There are further RS variants, in particular a track-oriented Carrera RS Clubsport with only limited road usability. The Clubsport has a welded roll cage, and certain comfort features removed, such as carpets, power windows, a/c and radio. It carries a larger rear wing and deeper chin spoiler.

      The Carrera RS was produced in MY 1995 and 1996. It was street legal in European and many other countries, but was not exported to the US. As with the low-quantity RS variants of previous 911 types, owners sometimes attempt to turn their Carreras into RS clones due to the high market value of the RS (in European markets, a well maintained RS could easily achieve a 50 per cent premium over a standard Carrera; list prices showed a 15 per cent premium).



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      04-01-2008 08:52 AM #450
      Just did a quick google. Looks like RSR is the ultimate 993 producing 380hp. It's the 993 equavalent of today's cup car. In fact, it is called 993 RSR Cup I believe, or at least there has been a few reference to it. There you go, you learn something new everyday.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-01-2008 08:55 AM #451
      Quote, originally posted by The Samaritan »

      FTW

      Nice. WHat wheels are those? A 997TT with rear seats taken out replaced with a half cage. Also looks like it is lowered as ride height is more GT3 than turbo. Very nice.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      04-01-2008 10:39 AM #452
      something about that porker looks photoshopped...

    32. 04-02-2008 12:58 AM #453
      Timmeh, it's not photoshopped, it's the new WERKS 997 Turbo. Hot!
      Wayne, those wheels are Champion Motorsports RS171

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      04-02-2008 06:09 AM #454
      Quote, originally posted by aussie jimmy »
      RSCS = Rennsport Club Sport - i think, these were modified RS's that
      were to compete at Bathurst in 1995 or something??? I could be wrong.
      The same time they bought out the M3R BMW and the Mazda RX-7 SP.
      These cars stil had ADR's.

      It was the 968 CS that raced at Bathurst.
      Was having a chat with a customer today, he mentioned he used to own a pretty trick 911 in LA back in the 1980s. He had bought a brand new black Targa in 1982 and since he was in LA and making alot of money he went abit silly with it. In the end he reckoned it had a custom RSR style body, 935 rear wing, huge 3 piece BBS rims, custom metal flake black paint, custom white leather interior and a euro 930 engine. Sadly it was repoed when he went bust. He looking into buying another 911 when he migrated to Australia but discovered he really didn't like them. He bought a 928 instead. Currently owns a late model Land Cruiser and won't buy another Porsche again, reckons they rape you when you buy one. Rape you when you service it. Rape you when you insure it and everyone else wants to **** it!

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      04-02-2008 06:39 AM #455
      Ok they probably do rape you when you buy one, but the service is reasonble in price (compared to other exotics!) and insurance is also very good. ANd best of all, the resale on Porsches (especially 911) are rock solid!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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