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      11-12-2019 02:57 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      This thread has made me look at a lot of 911 ads and I now know for sure that I prefer the look of the 930 and 964 to the 993. The more smoothed out headlight humps of the 993 take away a lot of the visual charm for me.

      (this is purely a design opinion, not a 'how they drive' opinion)



      I have to agree. A lot of the charm of driving an early 911 is the way the front fenders/headlights form a curved-in indicator of your line on the road. It's like they are perfectly aligned to your line of sight to mark out exactly where you need to position the car in the lane or on the racing line:





      On the later cars the fenders are not as pronounced and in many cases are not really visible from the driver's seat the same way.
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      11-12-2019 10:01 PM #102
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      No idea how the older ones are to drive though.

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      11-13-2019 04:04 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris_V View Post
      in Petrol Blue.
      My dad's 79 930 is Petrol Blue, it's a beautiful colour.

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      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      11-13-2019 05:02 PM #104
      Are those the speedlines from a 964 Turbo 3.6??

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      11-13-2019 05:23 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Are those the speedlines from a 964 Turbo 3.6??

      droooooooool

      No! Definitely not the real deal but nice looking wheels regardless!

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      01-13-2020 05:47 PM #106
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      01-13-2020 06:31 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Eddie View Post
      My dad's 79 930 is Petrol Blue, it's a beautiful colour.
      That is one of my absolute favorite Porsche colors. I would love to own a G-body in that color. If I were ever in the position to buy a new Porsche and do PTS, Petrol Blue would be right at the top for me (my other favorite is Turquoise, but it's almost impossible to photograph properly).


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      01-13-2020 06:45 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      That is one of my absolute favorite Porsche colors. I would love to own a G-body in that color. If I were ever in the position to buy a new Porsche and do PTS, Petrol Blue would be right at the top for me (my other favorite is Turquoise, but it's almost impossible to photograph properly).
      Yeah, it's a strange colour. One of those typical metallic blues that looks grey in some lights, more teal in others, and all shades of blue in between.

      He has a Wimbledon Green 993 Targa as well, that thing is all sorts of shades from frost white/green to full deep teal.
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      yes, i am bored by FWD driving dynamics, and anyone who doesn't drive there cars to the limits and the beyond.

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      01-13-2020 07:41 PM #109
      Aww man, I love Wimbledon Green too. You see the Turbo S that recently went up for sale? Looks like Carscoops made a crappy little pic montage of it that I shall post here:


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      01-13-2020 09:18 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      Aww man, I love Wimbledon Green too. You see the Turbo S that recently went up for sale? Looks like Carscoops made a crappy little pic montage of it that I shall post here:


      $900,000!

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      01-13-2020 10:37 PM #112
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      01-13-2020 11:24 PM #113
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      01-14-2020 02:12 AM #114
      I love the Nephrite Green and carbon fiber, but the white gauges...hmm. That never looks good.

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      01-14-2020 04:32 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
      This thread has made me look at a lot of 911 ads and I now know for sure that I prefer the look of the 930 and 964 to the 993. The more smoothed out headlight humps of the 993 take away a lot of the visual charm for me.


      And the windshield angle just didn't go with the headlight angle anymore. It looked like the front was from a newer car and the greenhouse from an older generation of 911's.
      In this comparison the ride height plays a role, too. The 993 is too damn high!

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      01-14-2020 09:02 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      And the windshield angle just didn't go with the headlight angle anymore. It looked like the front was from a newer car and the greenhouse from an older generation of 911's.
      In this comparison the ride height plays a role, too. The 993 is too damn high!
      Until more recent times that was the last connection between Porsche and VW. 356 headlight buckets were interchangeable with early VW headlight buckets and those 356 ones were (all but the mounting screw) interchangeable with early 911 buckets. After that the glass was exposed, but it was all taken from the early cars until the 993.

      In spite of that I still love 993s.

      That said, a 964 might just be my sweet spot for 911s I'd want to daily. For a weekend car I might still prefer a torsion sprung car, but that 964 is a wonderful compromise between new and old, as long as you don't mind the archaic heating and A/C controls, which I wouldn't.
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      01-14-2020 02:17 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      The 993 is too damn high!
      Then look at the Euro spec one, it is lower, damn US bumper height laws. Pic you showed is a US model. I went with Euro springs on my 993 when I did a suspension refresh.

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      01-14-2020 03:25 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      In this comparison the ride height plays a role, too. The 993 is too damn high!
      Well, there's an easy solution to that: Lower it


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