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Old July 12th, 2014, 08:24 AM
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I recently sold my '64 Porsche 356C that I have had for 15 years. Just wasn't driving it. I have always been a Porsche guy and knew there would be another, just didn't think so soon. I found out that an '87 911 Carerra cabriolet was being stored in a warehouse next to my businesses'. Found the owner and made a quick deal. It is Venetian Blue, and non-molested with only 69k miles. PERFECT! This one gets driven... When I was 16 and just driving, this was my dream car. I used to hang out at the local dealership and drool. now I hang out in the garage and star at it next to the 90. Such a blast to drive! Anyway, thought I would share as it seems like Defenders and 911s seem to have a certain spiritual kinship...
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:07 AM
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I know people are different, and the newer one is nice, but the old one.... That would be the one for me.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:28 AM
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The 356 was a joy to own, but could never get it dialed in right. And being on the east coast, could never find anyone to work on it. The 911 is 10 times the drivers car too.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:33 AM
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I am sure. It's the lines man the lines!!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:48 AM
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I recently sold my '64 Porsche 356C that I have had for 15 years. Just wasn't driving it. I have always been a Porsche guy and knew there would be another, just didn't think so soon. I found out that an '87 911 Carerra cabriolet was being stored in a warehouse next to my businesses'. Found the owner and made a quick deal. It is Venetian Blue, and non-molested with only 69k miles. PERFECT! This one gets driven... When I was 16 and just driving, this was my dream car. I used to hang out at the local dealership and drool. now I hang out in the garage and star at it next to the 90. Such a blast to drive! Anyway, thought I would share as it seems like Defenders and 911s seem to have a certain spiritual kinship...
I'm a 911 guy. Never had a convertible. Looks nice, always liked that color.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Congrats! I miss my 993 cab… such a fun reliable daily driver. but I've got a feeling that the Brits would object to the German kinship
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:51 AM
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Looks good sir! My wife has always wanted a late '80's model with a targa top. I plan to get it for her someday.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 09:58 AM
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Pretty cool Burke!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 10:40 AM
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I'm 90percent sure I actually know this car. I know they made many, but given your location and the polished Fuchs this may have been in my family until last year.
Does it have a Milton Academy sticker in the back window (or evidence that one was there) ?

Congrats either way, it's a nice toy.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:16 AM
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Sweet! I had an '83 SC Coupe & an '89 Targa. Great cars!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:19 AM
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I'm 90percent sure I actually know this car. I know they made many, but given your location and the polished Fuchs this may have been in my family until last year.
Does it have a Milton Academy sticker in the back window (or evidence that one was there) ?

Congrats either way, it's a nice toy.
Bullet-proof SC w/later G50. No mods other than an aftermarket alarm and stereo that were responsible for some phantom electric gremlins.
No, not the same car. Up until a couple of years ago this was a Laguna Beach car from new. I purchased from the second owner who relocated to FL. It has all books, the cool '80s credit card key, and all service records dating back to early 90s. It even has the bra and mirror covers in the front boot
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:25 AM
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Congrats man. Great car. I went back to my roots recently and started buying 911s again. Sold them new at a dealer in Boston in the 80s and gave them up for Rovers a long time ago.

There is indeed a similar appeal of the air cooled ones and Defenders. A certain rawness and a huge fun factor. Enjoy!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:36 AM
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I'm a 911 guy. Never had a convertible. Looks nice, always liked that color.
As tall/big as you are! I'd like to see the shoe horn!!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 11:47 AM
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Nice! Congrats. I can see the 911 being driven a lot more than the 356. I haven't driven a 356 beige but they look tiny inside. Hope the seller hasn't see what 911's are going for - think they have bounced up in price quite a lot.

Someday I will have a Porsche with a Defender in the garage. My wife actually would love to have a convert Porsche. Maybe when the kids get older and we don't need the Suburban anymore or when it's paid off.
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Hope the seller hasn't see what 911's are going for - think they have bounced up in price quite a lot.
a lot a lot. I just got a lead on a 96 993 yesterday. The owner trying to sell pretends to not know how to price it but I will not fall for that ploy. It's currently in a repair shop in Gaithersburg so I can't wait to get a first hand look at it. That said, Burke, you have a real beut
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Old July 12th, 2014, 12:51 PM
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Thanks guys. Yes they are jumping in price dramatically. 356s are going crazy, but early 911s aren't far behind. I think I did pretty well with this one at $27k. Everything I read says the 3.2Carerra with the G50 transmission is bullet proof.
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Great looking 911 in an awesome color! Youre right, that drivetrain is definitely the one to have! The little 356's are fun cars, but not quite the drivers car the 911 is...but they do have a super cool factor! The prices on the older P cars are definitely going crazy!! Here's a shot of our 1960 356B...
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Old July 12th, 2014, 01:11 PM
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Great looking 911 in an awesome color! Youre right, that drivetrain is definitely the one to have! The little 356's are fun cars, but not quite the drivers car the 911 is...but they do have a super cool factor! The prices on the older P cars are definitely going crazy!! Here's a shot of our 1960 356B...
Nice one Sonny!
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Old July 12th, 2014, 03:06 PM
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Nice one Sonny!
Thanks...It definitely needs some TLC but it runs and drives well and looks good, until you really start digging into it...Then you see the work it's going to need in a few years!

We'd love to get an older 911 too, but there's just no room in the Inn right now...
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Love these pics...the 356a coupe is one of my dream cars. Would love to restomod one at some point!
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