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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:27 AM
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How could you have a 911, and live in PA, and forget this event Perhaps I will see you there. Look for a black RS with a stainless 4 point Roll Bar.

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I went last year but have been focused on rovers/lotus recently.

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Old April 10th, 2009, 10:58 AM
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I have always been partial to the 993 C4 Turbo. Just love the 911's in general.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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Hummm.......the best ever 911 may have been the 1973 Carrera RS.

I would say the 87-89s are very desirable, perhaps more so then the C2 and C4.

However, I would take my 93 RS America over an 89 Carrera. It is a GREAT car - and its features, or lack of in some cases, are right with the spirt of Porsche. There were only 701 RS Americas produced - less exist now if you count the ones that have been trashed or totaled at the track. It is very hard to find an excellent example of an RS America. It would not be quite as hard to find a nice 87-79 Carrera in my opinion.

Note - I am the original owner of my RSA - and it is NOT for sale.

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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:02 PM
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I recently had a 1996 993 twin turbo. Absolutely incredible car. To me, the 993 is the pinnacle of the Porsche 911. Although, I do agree that the '73 carrera RS is very special, and the '76-89 930s are truly remarkable. The 993 is just a beautiful beautiful car. It is still very raw in nature, yet more civilized then the '79-'89s. It had a vastly improved suspension so wouldn't bite a novice driver in the ass halfway round a corner. Plus, the 993tt was and still is an everyday supercar with world class performance and looks.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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In my opinion the only Porsche to own are the air cooled turbo's. I had two C2 Turbo's, aka 965, aka 90's 930. Awesome machines. The only thing better were the 3.6 twin turbo's the last of the air cooled ones. Haven't looked @ prices in a long time. Back in the day the 928 had a reputation for being very, very, expensive to maintain.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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911-the only Porsche if u ask me, but I could be wrong!
You are a 100% correct!
The 914, 924, 944,928 & all their variants went the away for good except the 911 & its variants!

They must be onto something though as shown by their recent SUV & gayman models! Presently Porsche owns the VW group, Lamborghini, Audi, Bentley & bunch of other manufacturers!

The 911 hands down has become even better with every year & is arguably the only practical performance car!
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Old April 10th, 2009, 02:59 PM
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I too have a red 1988 911 (targa) & love it. I had a 356 speedster (replica) previously which was cool, but I love the 911. My dream car would be a 50's original speedster.
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I really like the 67 911S targa. I was this close to buying a 68 coupe instead of the 71, but I liked the targa better than the SWB. The really early SWB 911s are my favorites.
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the 993 turbo is almost as fast as a new corvette. Great styling. Supercar of its day.
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Wow, quite a few responses. Thanks everyone. I would love a 911, and would only get a 930, 963 or 994 if I could, but I think any turbo would be way out of my price range. Again, I'd really like something cherry for under $20K, and preferrably around $15. Most 911's in that range have higher milage and need some work. But I'm finding that I can get a fairly low milage and good condition 928. I'm still a couple of months away from making a purchase, and I'll try to drive as many as I can before then. I'll keep an eye out for a steal 911 as well. All of the advice is sincerely appreciated.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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I really like the 67 911S targa. I was this close to buying a 68 coupe instead of the 71, but I liked the targa better than the SWB. The really early SWB 911s are my favorites.
In 68 the 911S, was in this country a 911 L . I almost bought one but it was not as nice as my 71 S Targa( Rare), its a shame all the early ones ended up with rust issues, but for 14K new it did'nt matter that much back then.
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What ever you do don't buy a 1999-2002 911. They are cheap but too many of them are blowing engines!!!
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In 68 the 911S, was in this country a 911 L . I almost bought one but it was not as nice as my 71 S Targa( Rare), its a shame all the early ones ended up with rust issues, but for 14K new it did'nt matter that much back then.
The L did not have the S engine which is the real appeal of the first 911S.

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What ever you do don't buy a 1999-2002 911. They are cheap but too many of them are blowing engines!!!
This is true to an extent, but I would not hesitate to get one as they are quite inexpensive now. Heck my lotus blew its motor and it is still the best car I have ever had (it is crack on four wheels).

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I recently had a 1996 993 twin turbo. Absolutely incredible car. To me, the 993 is the pinnacle of the Porsche 911. Although, I do agree that the '73 carrera RS is very special, and the '76-89 930s are truly remarkable. The 993 is just a beautiful beautiful car. It is still very raw in nature, yet more civilized then the '79-'89s. It had a vastly improved suspension so wouldn't bite a novice driver in the ass halfway round a corner. Plus, the 993tt was and still is an everyday supercar with world class performance and looks.
Theres the gospel!! I unfortunately am too poor to own a turbo, but did up until recently enjoy the ownership of a 96 carrera 2. And it happened to be black on black (w/ the red belts!) and was an absolute joy to own and drive... Aircooled is the only way to go!

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For somewhat daily drivers, the 80's onward models would be best with galvanization etc now standard.
78-83 SC's are pretty bulletproof engines (3.0 liters). Relatively inexpensive.
84-86 Carrera's also pretty cheap, 3.2l engines, 915 gearbox.
87-89 got new G50 gearbox, are quite popular, but can be found for sub $20k. There was a nice sounding light blue on rennlist recently -> "1988 911 Carrera sunroof coupe-102K miles-3 owners since new in FL and NC-No accidents-Asking $19,000.Well kept, gorgeous color combo of Diamond Blue and Linen interior. 7x16" and 9x16" Fuchs with polished lips and blades, backgrounds are painted in body color. Original paint has a few imperfections but very good condition overall. Interior is Linen with black dash and headliner. The seats are in good condition - no tears or holes and show little wear. There are no cracks in the dash. Engine is stock except for Autothority MAF and performance chip installed.Recent service:New clutch installed 2K miles ago.All updates to G50 tranny performed.New plug wires and distributor cap.New shocks installed 5K miles ago.New tie rods 1K miles ago.Fresh brake pads, brake fluid flush and oil service using Brad Penn.Car is located in Charlotte, NC. Call 919-454-59 six two for more details!" Just posted as an example of what's out there.
Personally, I think the 964's are rather under-appreciated, and are pretty decent sub$20k value, and despite common opinion, the C4's interest me even more what with AWD (complaint is $$$$ if not maintained properly, need Bosch Hammer unit to bleed brakes etc).
Some 993's available for close to $20k, albeit 1995 models (no OBDII, pre varioram).
996's are cheap, more modern, and probably relatively cheapest out there.
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I forget what year you need but if you get one that's doesn't need emissions testing, you can straight pipe it and it sounds AWESOME! You will also spit flames down shifting in the grocery parking lot but whatever.
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Old April 13th, 2009, 09:48 AM
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It is amazing how many Land Rover People are ALSO passionate about Porsche! I know that I am! The heritage and history of these two type of cars is amazing!

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There is a street legal 1988 911 D.E. car for sale in the race car section of rennlist for 18K. Go.
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My first Sports car was a Euro 5 sp 928 78 , yes and risky business was my inspiration . I do want a 911 in the near future .
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My first Sports car was a Euro 5 sp 928 78 , yes and risky business was my inspiration . I do want a 911 in the near future .

I honestly didn't even think about that 928 in Risky Business. Does that mean that people will accuse me of trying to be like an 80s Tom Cruise? Because I already get the "David Silver" from Beverly Hills 90210 references from time to time for driving a green Defender around West LA. And coincidently, and I mean COMPLETELY coincidently, I went to Beverly Hills High in the mid 90s. And, um, well....I was a DJ at the high school radio station. ALRIGHT-LEMME HAVE IT.
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