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    Sunshine Coast
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    1962 356/BT-6, 1968 911

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  1. Merv

    AUS Delivered vs Import

    I had a 997 C2 and found the back seats were vestigial at best. Others will disagree I believe , but you "could" fit very small people in there for a very short time. That time is limited by how quickly they grow of course. I went back to the mid engined format and use the other car for backseat folk... I would go for AUS delivered as you can get a local inspection at the very least.
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    First look at the new Singer. Holy crap!

    I agree. Looks very DIY boy racer. The motor is a gem and this is a race car.
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    Buying a 986

    Was it the 987 DFI Gen 2 with sportschrono pack? That feels as quick as my 997 manual and faster on our winding roads.
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    Buying a 986

    On Car Sales
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    986 'S' vs 987

    The 3.4 with DFI and no IMS is a range sweet spot if you can find a good one in budget John. I am still amazed how enjoyable the car is to drive.
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    996.1 Coolant Dump Issue

    A not uncommon issue on the 996/986
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    Buying a 986

    The 3.4S is a cracking motor on the 987. Scary fast. There is that 986S (3.2 man) with 15k's ...
  8. Maybe Royal Blue. It is a '56A. Wish I could find the owner. Local too!!!
  9. No one knows this car???
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    986 'S' vs 987

    How goes the chase John? I have at last had a chance to use the 987.2 S on a few drives. Loving the torque and the noise of that motor. The PDK and I have become good friends.
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    Maury Swanson

    I have rather matching Champagne Yellow BT6. A real gentleman who did, if I am correct, the Targa Florio in the Continental.
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    Maury Swanson

    I am advised that Maury Swanson has passed. He was the founder of the 356 Register in Australia. His superb 356 Continental was well known to many of us and he will be missed. When I bought my Australian-delivered 356 two years ago, it had an exhaust that was not original in design and Maury made one up for me from his last pieces of remaining stock. https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/reader-restoration/1505/porsche-356-continental-reader-resto Apologies if this has been mentioned elsewhere on this board.
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    PCM 3.0 DVD Sat Nav

    Problem solved. I bought the car from a good friend and he said that the SATNAV had stopped working. It seemed to locate somewhere hear new Caledonia. After some reading and checking I found that the windscreen had been replaced due to stone chip, and so I pulled off the cowling under wipers and around the air filter and they hadn't reconnected the aerial for the GPS! Drove the car for a few kilometres and it re-located to where I actually was. All good.