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    1x 1981 911 SC 1x 1983 911 SC

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  1. You need to get an opinion from turbot - he went from 997 turbo to 76 turbo and 912, both in LHD. About as big a leap backwards as possible. An old AC car is s very different beast. Maybe that’s why they are such good therapy for the worlds ills? Drive one or two if you can, you’ll know.
  2. Nice car but too much money. Needs to keep another 5-10 years to get that.
  3. Agreed but a lot of the chatter is just back seat commenting like we do here. A real buyer would be working with it. I wonder if that is one I was looking at back 6 years or so ago. Black HK import.
  4. Yeah the big advantage of Hydrogen is the filling. If battery tech can get to the point of solving the filling issue relatively well, it's not a big enough advantage to invest in the infrastructure. Range with hydrogen is not that great with current tech, and the storage containers (fuel tank) is pretty pricey. You also lose energy in the process - you only get (x-y)% power out of x% power into the process. The 'every house is a filling station' part of battery EV is a big plus as the infrastructure is already there, and if you want more efficient filling nobody pays it but you (or the business you work for). Where I work there are free battery charging stations in the carpark, although I see that perk lasting only a little while longer because everybody is buying an EV an arbitraging the free power, and the snarky notes and passive-aggressive behaviour has kicked in. Time for a market price to sort that lot out. The big disadvantage for battery EV (apart from range) is high density citiies were cars are street parked and there are very few garages. It's possible to solve this with tapping the street lights with chargers (this has been tried I think) but still ends up with the problem. It is a solveable issue - if they can spend all that money on parking enforcement it shouldn't take long to solve the issue of creating pay-per-charge parking spots in a city. Money from fines and money from selling electricity - councils will wet their pants with excitement over new ways to fleece the residents.
  5. Surprisingly to me, Tesla actually leads the competition when it comes to depreciation, topping the list currently for the Model S and the Model X. This is probably attributable to lots of buyers and limited supply as they were ramping up production (there are a lot more around now they have the factory running properly). Some data here : https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/12/tesla-model-s-tesla-model-x-hold-their-value-better-than-gasmobile-competitors/ - I don't expect it to last forever but the battery life is holding up very well in the cars with higher mileages. They don't seem to die like a 5 year old laptop, I guess that is the amount of tech that goes into keeping the battery pack healthy to make it last longer (none of which is in your laptop or drill) Nissan leafs tend to drop pretty hard, but then so do lots of new economy cars. I don't think they are actually any better or worse than the equivalents. We all forget about the increasingly expensive repairs that our cars require to keep on the road. Even the resale on the hordes of Pri-ii that are getting around as Uber fodder seem to be lasting OK. Lots of cars now will be economic write-offs within 10-15 years because of expensive engine failures like timing chain guides, vanos units, 'sealed for life' auto transmissions etc etc. This is why I want one. Actually, not so much for me, but for the other driver in the household who has very limited supplies of mechanical sympathy and a deaf ear to pleas to develop some. Shopping/errand/pickup/mums taxi cars get killed by all the stop starts, and the fuel economy is horrible. I'm at the point where I want an electric minivan with an all-rubber hose out interior, cast iron wheel trims and plastic body cladding. The new V3 Tesla Superchargers can fill batteries at 1600km/hr. That means if you're adding 400km range to a new Tesla which are wired to for it, you're only there for 15 minutes. Given all the other times you save by filling up at home, I think that's getting to the acceptable point. Still not great coverage in Australia (35 only), but they're going full steam on the rollout and within the next 10 years there will be 10-20x - who knows how many. In 2014 they had 120 in the USA - there's now 1441 worldwide - 10x in 5 years. As DJM says things can flip fast. Kids who are 10 now will be 20 in 2030 and driving cars. They'll look at petrol cars the way many of us looked at wheezy old column shift, leaf spring'd cars from the 50s - old hat.
  6. On 12 December 1983, the Australian Labor government led by Prime Minister Bob Hawke and Treasurer Paul Keating floated the dollar, with the exchange rate reflecting the balance of payments and other market drivers. It went from about $1.20 US to .77 US in the space of 2 years.
  7. The real estate prices are directly related to the historically low interest rates right now. One day it will all end in tears, but not any day soon I suspect. Oh to be a debt free off grid hermit with a gold mine in the backyard... As for the 944 - it's surprising they sold as many as they did given it was developed as a budget sports car for other parts of the world. In the US during the mid 80s there were a ~$30k car. Tough sell at over $100k for something slower than much of the competition.
  8. Coastr

    F1 2019

    What about the guys in the yellow vests enforcing the ‘1 drink per person’ rule? I bet they are getting paid.
  9. So 22 928 GTS in total, and 2 928 GTs Rare beasts indeed. Is there some type of registry? I know a couple of members here have some, are they part of this original set? Crazy when you think that even a highly expensive car like a gt3rs or similar probably outsells what the 928 did back in the day. I mean a 928 GTS was a very expensive thing in the early 90s.
  10. It’s avtually the battery that costs more. Lots more in fact. You would assume the starter motors are engineered to last the required number of uses. Will be interesting when some of these cars start to get lower compression and need more cranking. Lights go green - whir whir whir whir whir whir chug whir whir chug chug whir whir whir chug chug cough whir lights go red.
  11. What brand? I have read some can be programmed out, and for others fit a tow bar harness and then put a trailer plug dummy in. Car thinks it is towing and disables stop/start function.
  12. Got sent this today 2019 gt3RS ”. Only 700 miles. Fresh motor, PDK, Ceramic brakes, Carbon fiber hoods and front right side fender and rear bumpers and fenders and Wing , Carbon fiber Bucket Seats. 3 wheels(1 is damaged), magnesium roof, two headlamps(only the cover of the right one is damaged) etc… There are a lot of parts you can use/sell. “ 110k USD Repair estimate :$125k 700 miles!
  13. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2050673781667917/ Not sure if you have to join the group to see the ad. Car is a 75. Wing is shown separate, engines look to be disassembled to long blocks. Ad text : Sold As-Is. Includes 2 engines. The Slant Nose and Wide body are steel. The Vehicle has not been ran since the early 2000's. Chasis is in Good Condition, No history report available. Clean Title Also made a mistake - one 76 930 engine and one 77 2.7 engine. Car is in Maryland - not exactly great for West Coast shipping. There's definitely more than $27k worth of parts there, but getting it....not easy. I think it's been advertised several times so might be negotiable.

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