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  1. You may need to consider using an insurance broker. You are going to get bent over, but you should still be insurable.
  2. Steer clear of cheap "paint pens" and off the shelf paint sticks. Porsche may sell a factory touch up tin for your car? The 996 is a clear over base, and I think it was a solvent delivery. Paint correction can be a bit of an art - sometimes cutting in the right spot will work, sometimes deep stone chips need filling with colour and then clear, sometimes just clear. I've done a bit of it over the years and my usual practice is to buy base coat professionally colour matched off a sample - usually the filler flap. A paint shop armed with the factory code AND a spectrometer can usually get it better than the eye can see (particularly modern paint finishes). I keep 2k clear and thinners at home (it comes in handy for lots of things - such as fishing rod building etc...). I use a disposable diabetic syringe and needle to inject and fill thinned base colour into the pock or scratch (leaving it low, and then inject clear coat so it just over-tops the pock or scratch. Let it react and harden and then 3k wet and dry it flat before polishing. If you're talking something like a modern 996 plastic bumper, I'm more inclined to pull it off and refinish the whole thing (as they are designed for). Pro paint correctors do all the above and often have stock of the common exotic car colours such as Porsche Arctic Silver, Ferrari Red, and so forth. it may be more time/money effective for you to engage a pro - but if you're a bit weird like me, you may get enjoyment out of doing it yourself. And be aware that usually the minimum colour matched quantity of base coat is 500ml - that can make some metallic paints with exotic pigments and flake VERY expensive...
  3. I'll take a guess that the code differences represent the differences in paint supplier/manufacturer (Glasurit, BASF, DeBeers et al) and possibly delivery systems - water based/solvent based and whether it is a single stage or two-stage clear over base ect... Also the metalics have varied in flake size/density/ and composition over the years - it's all part of what makes perfect paint matching so damn hard!
  4. @jaycee1977 I've got no problem with it being shared, but it may have already made it's way back to OZ930 who was still in need. @Bondiscwb may be able to confirm?
  5. I look at it like the old air cooled 2.7 engine issues that plagued the mark in the 70-80s - they were the subject of thermal failures at the head stud which resulted in all kinds of issues - it was an expensive fix then (and still is now) In truth it was US only cars with pollution fixes (5 blade fan, different exhaust etc..). It only occurred in a fraction of cars, but it tarnished the generation for may years. Time has been kind to the 2.7 overall and we just understand that the 7R case needs to be time-certed during an inevitable rebuild. The risk in the 996/997 generation is a failure of multiple independent technicians taking up the work - this does make the fix more proprietary and expensive (Jake Raby gets rich) but so be it.
  6. For the life of me I tried to find an article I read a while ago suggesting this... Bore scoring is real in all climates, but there was a strong correlation between bore scoring in the 996/997 and exceptionally cold climates - Canada/Nth America, Scotland, Europe. Lower numbers here could be that there just wasn't the volume of sales in this part of the world, but I hope it's the warmer climate
  7. I'd probably concur with 69Model's thoughts Rickie. Remembering by the time they got to the 944S2 in 89 less than 50 units were sold in Australasia. They even stretched the 86 944 Turbo delivery out to 1988 (there were no Australian complianced 944 turbos in 1987) so sales were overall slim. And at the risk of offending some, the oval dash was a much more appealing interior and people have gravitated to them. Oh - and then we had 944 Cup racing which probably contributed to the loss of quite a few road cars...
  8. I stopped using Shannons for this reason some time ago - I nearly always ended talking to a pimply Nissan Sylvia driving Porsche know-it-all of some stripe. It really is worth shopping about... I'm currently with Enthusiast because I like dealing with their underwriter Tim Ross who I previously dealt with when he was at Ryno. I've been working on getting my C4S up in value which (like you) I was honest about my purchase price... But I can't replace it now for what I paid for it at the start of the year The last time I was at an insurance impasse (my old hotrod 911T), Tim actually came to Cars&Coffee (unbeknownst to me) to view the car after I'd restored it and bumped the insurance value straight to my requested $130k - when at the time Shannons wouldn't go past $75k
  9. I think the "pick" of this era if not a Boxster, is possibly the Honda 2000. I drove a mates BMW M3 Roadster (6 cyl) a few years ago and it was terrific.
  10. An '82 probably doesn't have power steer and possibly won't have A/C. Power steering is nice (particularly slow driving and maneuvering), but I can't over emphasise that an acre of rear horizontal rear glass in QLD will heat the cabin like a bastard! The Garnet Red car SteveF has put you on to looks really nice and the burgundy interior makes a nice change from the usual black. Good luck with your hunt.
  11. First time I turned up in my old 911T (proud as punch that I had a 911) to a Porsche Club track event, the then president said to me "We'll have to think about whether we continue to let these old shitboxes come to these events - they get in the way of the fast cars"... I thought really hard about whether I'd ever come back to a club event ever again.
  12. Lots of knowledge amongst this crowd for you. Three points to my post: 1. I owned a lovely 944S2 for a bit over 6 months I bought from a member here and then sold to another member here. The advice I received using this forum was excellent and I ended up with a car that had been loved, with "nothing to touch" - this made ownership less expensive and much more enjoyable. Having bought/sold 3 cars with the aid of this forum, my experience tells me it's much better than dealing with CarSales et al... If you're patient, there are a few members here that are likely prepared to part with their cars off market if you're prepared to meet the market 2. The market is crazy. I bought and sold my 944 for the same-ish money 10 months ago. The market has since really kicked a gear with people either buying or holding nice cars and I suspect what was a $35k 944 is now a $45k+ 944. But every other Porsche has jumped the same sort of percentage, so it's all relative. Is there bubble? Definitely with new and late model second-hand cars - and they'll 'correct' rather than plunge over the next 24 months. And 'classic cars' will correct even less. So just jump in for the best car you can afford - concentrate on professional mechanical attention, the body and interior are much more easily improved with basic skills at home. 3. I'll upset some here, but the basic 944 is underwhelming. They are a love letter to the 1980's but unless you chase a 944S2 or Turbo, your mum's Hyundai goes harder. The car must have air conditioning and power steering if you do any urban driving. The 944 is a beautiful car and worth every cent, but If you're after a "Porsche" and want some handling and performance at the $35k mark, try and grab a Boxster.
  13. @Jason E Why not take the best of Porsche and Hilux? https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/315244253587795/?ref=search&referral_code=marketplace_search&referral_story_type=post&tracking=browse_serp%3A62710282-c20d-448c-aa45-2ba98f458273

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