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Gavin (CliffToCoast)

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  1. Oh man - this is me. I now question every sale over & over again because every car I've sold in the last 3 - 4 years I regret. '55 mint beetle, 77 C3.0, 1996 993, 1967 bitsa hotrod, 1977 landrover 101 FC, 2nd gen golf gti...all of them much regret...I'd happily turn back & keep them. But....can't have them all (he says with a heavy heart).
  2. sms sent re mirrors (also may be interested in 1/4 windows if Danos decides not to go ahead).
  3. Hi mate - give me a call (have pm'd you). There are a couple of details on this car that are worth knowing (in a positive sense) that can't be put in a public forum ad.
  4. The mayor has proposed 75 days per year of track operation, 162 days per year at 75 - 83 db (toilet flush level), 50 days at 83 - 85 db (toilet flush with a cough) and the other days at 0 db. So basically.....75 days per year when cars can drive on the track. He has pitched this as a 'compromise' solution. Logic being that the 5 - 8 unhappy residents/people will not like it...the track will not like it so therefore it's fair. Ridiculous logic. I'd like to buy a gt3rs for 150k.....which is a price both I and the owner would be unhappy with...any takers? 75 days per year 20km from nearest town, 2 hrs to nearest city....on a purpose built racetrack.
  5. I'll be there - large appetite for that type of event.
  6. My 2c We are down there a bit & my take on it is that there are less than ten (and potentially less than 5) neighbours who are at the root of the problem. Some of them live further than 5km from the track, in one case close to 10km. Wakefield has spent at least a year (that I"m aware of) running DB tests on cars, installing sound meters, putting in remediation measures and holding roundtable talks with the individuals. They've done as much as they can do to be good neighbours other than closing the doors. Only one of the neighbours has been there as long as the track (& was happy until recently). The rest are relatively recent arrivals. The DA has little to do with noise (it's largely a pit lane building program) but obviously, without development and better facilities, the track will be less viable. You couldn't get more 'away' from things than 20min from Goulburn. If it's not ok to have a track there then I have to wonder where on earth could it be ok...
  7. I don't....anymore. We shut our tours for (partially) this very reason. Between more unpredictable traffic (bikes, hikers, tour buses, downhill skateboard things) and police...it just got too hard. We did 5 -10 drives a week for 4 years and got lucky wrt fines. Since I stopped, I've not missed road driving at all ...but am doing more on track & very much enjoying that, acknowledging it's more costly on a 'pay as you go' basis but less chance of critical incidents. Perhaps there will come a point where I enjoy road driving again but I'm not there yet & have some fairly good roads in my backyard. I'm starting to be attracted to the 'slow car fast' idea on the road...maybe dip back into the beetles?
  8. Nice to see the history falling out. Making me not want to sell. Amazing to think it had rego at one point in close to current setup.
  9. It's time for this 911 to go to a new home. After measuring my talent, experience and testicular girth over an 18 month period...I've come to the conclusion that this deserves a more capable set of hands and feet than I have to offer. The car had a fresh top end (Mahle racing p & c's) prior to me picking it up, at Sven's mechanic, so it's fresh & bottom end was examined at the time and all's well there. I'll be having it serviced in the coming weeks so it will go to the new owner with fresh plugs, filters & ready to go. Other than fitting a fresh set of sticky rubber, there's not much to do other than drive it. Why am I selling? I find I'm faster in a 997 and enjoy a 3 litre underpowered engine more if I'm looking at hopping into a historic car. This probably says more about my driving ability than anything else but given I've only chosen it six times in the year or so I've had it available (covid blues for a period there), there's no point hanging on to it. So this deserves a new home with someone who can appropriately wring its neck and enjoy what it has to offer. Flick me a dm if you're interested - it's a good thing (byo earplugs). Original 'for sale' thread below: Closest offer to 110 can take it home. No mad rush on this one. Edit - and a couple of clips from when it was racing 18months prior to me picking it up. '22'.
  10. I'll be putting up a fresh 'for sale' shortly for this IROC. I purchased/swapped it mostly because I couldn't resist and after half a dozen days in it on track, it's time for a new owner. I had one client/friend in the car for 3 sessions at WP & other than that it's just been me driving. I must admit, it sounds amazing & like nothing I've experienced in the Porsche world up until this point. The car had a fresh top end (Mahle racing p & c's) prior to me picking it up, at Sven's mechanic, so it's fresh & bottom end was examined at the time and all's well there. I'll be having it serviced in the coming weeks so it will go to the new owner with fresh plugs, filters & ready to go. Other than fitting a fresh set of sticky rubber, there's not much to do other than drive it. Why am I selling? I find I'm faster in a 997 and enjoy a 3 litre underpowered engine more if I'm looking at hopping into a historic car. This probably says more about my driving ability than anything else but given I've only chosen it six times in the year or so I've had it available (covid blues for a period there), there's no point hanging on to it. So this deserves a new home with someone who can appropriately wring its neck and enjoy what it has to offer. Flick me a dm if you're interested - it's a good thing (byo earplugs).
  11. I think the later models are close enough in kms to be impacted by the filter on effect of lack of dealer stock. Being a more limited production run (I don't have figures) they should hold value better over time. I also like the idea of an n/a version over a turbo motor. Over a longer timeframe I think these will be the more sought after vehicles...everything now heading towards relatively smaller displacement and turbos, which will inevitably be faster but not quite a 'real 911' flavour to me (acknowledging that some will feel entirely the opposite to this).
  12. Nice work mate - great cars. What's next!
  13. 991 - nicer, bigger, feels bigger. 997....last of its breed (in my mind at least) & probably better retained value. Both will the jobs you have described very well. I'd prefer the 997 for that slightly smaller feeling...the 991 feels a little more GT to me & less 'sporty'. Others would not doubt have entirely the opposite opinion
  14. Looks nice mate - good luck with the sale (favourable time to sell atm).

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