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    1. 08-22-2007 07:25 PM #51
      eddie, that particular rsr has quite a bit of racing history overseas,
      can't remember whether it was le mans or ALMS series.

    2. 08-22-2007 07:40 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »


      very discerning tastes in cars AND shoes! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 08:01 PM #53
      A 356 for the lady of the house and anything new for sir, preferably Cayman S, 911 Turbo or Carerra GT. Beggars can't be choosers.
      [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 08:07 PM #54

    5. 08-22-2007 08:11 PM #55
      I have the infection also.
      928 was my inhertited porsche, went like mad. could do 130mph on the way home from wollongong, but man was it an expensive car to own.
      I have toyed with the idea of a 911 (read 930) on and off for the last 10 years. I couldn't care about the costs involved, just not the right time in our life. Never really has been the right time. My wife and I thought we couldn't have kids a few years before we finally did, doctors said hmmm .. not much chance etc etc, she was test driving 996 instead.
      2 of my best friends in the USA have both had a string of them, some very well mental ones too. We have driven from LA to Vegas many times and LA along the coast to SF etc. Once drove 22 hours straight from LA to Colorado in the white 930, got pulled over about a dozen times.
      I am just waiting unti a significant B-day to make the purchase, but it will happen.
      I have a very large collection of books on both the road cars and race cars as well as vhs tapes etc.
      My dream car is a road going gt1. I can dream anyway. I nearly crashed my rental car the day I saw and drove beside the carrera gt a few years ago.
      I posted this before a few weeks ago, but this is my friends car he is slowly doing, next are the slotted plexiglass rear windows and inner door skins without anything but the leather strap. He is a type 901 member Oh to be single without kids....



      and way, I'm with you man, give me the leaky stinking dual mass flywheel 964 problems anyday.

      EDIT : woops I meant type 901 member above.


      Modified by vwlatino at 11:15 AM 8-23-2007

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      08-22-2007 08:12 PM #56
      I have a 356B in the garage at home.
      Got it from the US a couple of year ago. Restoration project.
      Needs lots of TLC.

    7. 08-22-2007 08:15 PM #57
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      Haha I also want to own a 75 911 one day! Why? It's my birth year. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      sounds like a plan too....
      i think i have seen your mate's new 997 @ one of those car wash place on punt road the other day...... can you say BLACK?

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      08-22-2007 09:35 PM #58
      Yup, that would be him. He washes his car there, but I have just told him about Final Inspection and now he is keen to go there.
      James, that is me in that picture. So thanks for the shoe compliment.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-22-2007 09:38 PM #59
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »

      They also got the 9 around the wrong way when marking the parking spot
      I must be doing something wrong then. Single and no kids but there's no Porsche


      Modified by dodgey at 12:40 PM 8-23-2007

    10. 08-22-2007 09:58 PM #60
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      James, that is me in that picture. So thanks for the shoe compliment.

      you're welcome.
      you done the closed circuit testing yet, comparing
      the 997s to the aston?


      Modified by aussie jimmy at 7:00 PM 8-22-2007

    11. 08-22-2007 10:01 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by dodgey »
      I must be doing something wrong then. Single and no kids but there's no Porsche

      dont be too hard on yourself.... lets hope you have at least a few investment properties around the globe

    12. 08-22-2007 10:05 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by Erotas »
      I have a 356B in the garage at home.
      Got it from the US a couple of year ago. Restoration project.
      Needs lots of TLC.

      nice one, george!
      what colour you thinking of painting it?

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      08-22-2007 10:08 PM #63
      Quote, originally posted by EZZY »
      dont be too hard on yourself.... lets hope you have at least a few investment properties around the globe

      Umm, no. unfortunately. Been frittering my money away on other pursuits [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]

    14. 08-22-2007 10:16 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      This dark enough for you? Really crappy pic of my best mate's new car - a 997 Carrera S with black paint job, black wheels, black interior, and black tint. I am planning to take some much better pics when I have time. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      WAY,
      Your mate has a HOT car! Still the Aston looks better! Have you two compared car's against each other? Would be interesting to see what you think... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    15. 08-22-2007 10:31 PM #65
      here are some old pics from 2000? of my old beast, can call it a beast as it was a 8.


      go the teledails. this car went through brake pads almost as quick as it did fuel.
      I still have it actually and have not used it hardly for around the last 5 years. It has a genuine 58 000 miles and is a bog stock 79 model.
      The front control arms? used to scrape like mad along the old bumpy McCarrs creek road in this thing


      Modified by vwlatino at 1:33 PM 8-23-2007

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      08-22-2007 11:29 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by WAY »
      This dark enough for you? Really crappy pic of my best mate's new car - a 997 Carrera S with black paint job, black wheels, black interior, and black tint. I am planning to take some much better pics when I have time. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      yep, that'll do me just fine :iwish: [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      08-22-2007 11:45 PM #67

      Here are my Porsche Stories:
      When I used to work at ___ , both bosses had 911's. A 996, and a 993, both manual.
      Nobody in the office would ever drive them except me, because 1. It was obvious to anyone who watched that I was a car geek, and 2. For some strange reason people trust me.
      Around the time I was running a rather large project down on New Beach Rd the cars got serviced at the old York motors in Rushcutters Bay. I would pick up a car, run down to site, then take it back to the office. I was getting absolutely tormented by the project manager at Kell & Rigby at the time and decided there was an easy way of calming things down without actually doing lots of work. It involved passenger rides for the boys. One at a time the Construction manager, Project Manager, Site Foreman jumped in for a passenger ride, which started with an emergency start, and got better from there.
      Worked a treat, easy way to make friends....
      It also helped that their contempt for my bosses pretty much rivaled mine.
      A more responsible story:
      Had a nice drive from Auckland to National Park in client's 996 (unfortunately tiptronic), still it was great and the roads around the central north island are superb. I got to drive for about 300kms before the client prised my fingers off the steering wheel.
      Getting Scared Silly:
      Passenger laps in a real 3.8RS Cup Car around Pukekohe, hit 275 km/h on the straight according to the Digital display.My helmet was clonking on the roll cage the whole way round, and the braking at the end of the straight literally squeezes the air out of your lungs.
      Passenger laps in a '74 911 3.0RS replica also around Pukekohe, still got to 250 km/h....
      Passenger laps in a 944 Turbo, just as fast, but felt utterly quiet and sedate...

    18. 08-22-2007 11:50 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by vwlatino »
      here are some old pics from 2000? of my old beast, can call it a beast as it was a 8.


      go the teledails. this car went through brake pads almost as quick as it did fuel.
      I still have it actually and have not used it hardly for around the last 5 years. It has a genuine 58 000 miles and is a bog stock 79 model.
      The front control arms? used to scrape like mad along the old bumpy McCarrs creek road in this thing

      Modified by vwlatino at 1:33 PM 8-23-2007

      Beautiful [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] My dad's 928S4 was the same colour- agreed it was a biatch to maintain! The paint has held up remarkably well though with your 928.
      Couldn't go past the sound of that V8 rumble hehe

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      08-23-2007 03:48 AM #69
      My ex BIL had a 924. He offered me a drive once I had obtained my license however my father said no he thought it would be too much for me too handle



      Modified by sweatyworker at 4:51 PM 8-23-2007
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Stubby, Esq. View Post
      buy both, save time.

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      08-23-2007 09:10 AM #70
      Im calling it... Only Limas wife Char has any style... if you are going to get 5 Porsches, you have to have a 356 speedster... or a 550 Spyder. You guys are all too new school. Think beyond the speed, think about iconic vehicles that really cool people drove...
      Brandon from 90210... that hot 80s chick out of Top Gun... James Dean... Steve McQueens chick in Le Mans... they knew where its at.
      Oh and an black GT3RS for a nice contrast.

    21. 08-23-2007 09:18 AM #71
      hey todd - does this qualify as old skool for you?
      i think it would be a neat track car



      Modified by Gumbi at 6:21 AM 8-23-2007

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      08-23-2007 09:41 AM #72
      I had a 356 speedster on my list originally actually, but I deleted it as I got to 7. Have to admit, I forgot about the 550 Spyder James Dean style!
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-23-2007 09:52 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by Gumbi »
      hey todd - does this qualify as old skool for you?
      i think it would be a neat track car
      http://www.porsche.p-net.pl/ho...s.jpg

      SORRY, NO. I'd prefer a 914/6 over that.

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      08-23-2007 09:57 AM #74
      Come on, 968 Turbo RS is the ultimate in exclusivity! If I am not mistaken, only 4 or 5 were ever built. I have seen one of them, the yellow one. I think there were all different colours. Ok I could be completely wrong with this.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bookie View Post
      gt2 is a luxury car, yes.

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      08-23-2007 10:04 AM #75
      I'd have it, but there are quite a few others I would have over it...
      The first 911 Turbo concept car...





      I think that is about as good as it gets for Porsche right now...


      Modified by TMK-001 at 7:13 AM 8-23-2007

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