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    924 turbo, ex 911SC, ex 924

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  1. Seems to me that the 996.1 GT3 is becoming the benchmark for the modern classic Porsche, the go to reference between old and new. In some ways as different to the air cooled 911s, as the 356 was to the early 911s. In time, I believe they will continue to be used to compare the 'latest' Porshce with the car that started the legend. In a similar way that long hood 911s are used to explain the evolution to the 993. With each successive retelling of the 'legend', I believe the 996 GT3 will gain in credibility and collectability. And if I'm totally wrong... I'll still get a buzz every time I jump into mine regardless.
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    New 996 C2

    Wow... one of the best vids describing the IMS issue that I've seen.
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    US shipping costs?

    Yes!! I would purchase lots more parts from Aus if someone had a decent online shop! Instead I just get them from the UK so that I can have the transaction sorted in one movement.
  4. Seems to be sold already! The sellers comment regarding the interest from other Porsche owners is something that I have also experienced. Had my SC and 924 at the Noosa Beach car show a few years back. Spent the whole day talking 924s with various people, nobody had any interest in my 911 as it was one of many in attendance.
  5. Did the .1 GT3s come with the cloth/ Nomex seats? I thought all .1 GT3s were delivered with leather on the bucket seats.
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    Decals (stickers) who makes em

    Stew.. you stole my reply. Andrew is an enthusiast and will get whatever it is you are trying to do.
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    924 parts recommendations

    Troy, I'm a 924 fan however do be aware that you'll probably not recover the money you put into the car. If however you are doing it for enthusiast reasons welcome to the club! design911.co.uk is helpful for mechanical parts. It's also not too difficult to source the parts pdf from Porsche, this will make your parts search much easier. Ebay also often has good used parts.
  8. Think I'd just buy a real GT2 for that price.
  9. No problems THT. Have had an alternative query so I'll now list these as sold. Thank you everyone for your interest.
  10. Yes. One of those things that normally wouldn't be my thing, however on Tintin's car it works for me.
  11. Nice looking piece of kit. The 996 is seems to be picking up more fans with every passing year. Is the PORSCHE badge on the rear original?
  12. Hi all, I recently purchased a 996 with 60 000km on it. I then decided to give it a major service and thought I'd replace the spark plugs and ignition coils as part of the service. As the coils and plugs seemed to be fine, I thought I'd offer them up here for anyone who wanted to do similar however didn't want to spend the $300+ dollars on all new parts. So for sale: - 6 x ignition coils (p/n 996 602 102 00) https://www.design911.co.uk/pages/productList.aspx?search=99660210200 - 12 x bolts to hold ignition coil into position (should be able to reuse yours, I replaced my bolts as I went to 997 coils) - 6 x spark plugs OEM BERU 14FR-6LDU https://www.5150motorsport.com/spark-plug-beru-14-fr-6-ldu-999-170-195-90.html Believe these coils will fit all 996 and 986 Porsches.. Price $80 plus postage cost
  13. HWY - It is worth considering what is said on this forum, however don't take any of it as gospel. I looked at one car last year that checked out very well yet was written off by the forum collective. I would have purchased however someone beat me to it. Sometimes cars are priced lower for reasons that you might be comfortable with, so if something looks worthwhile, don't automatically let the collective turn you off. Sometimes they are also just junk, so tread wisely.
  14. Hello Rick. Welcome to the club! I purchased a GT3 a few months ago after doing a bunch of soul searching over what my next Pcar should be. I went with a 996 GT3 as they are weird in that in many ways they are the first of the modern Porsches, however are also represent the last of the 'simple' 911 in many ways. They are relatively quick, however can still be fun to drive at legal speeds. Your example looks very nice, I hope you get to enjoy if for many miles.

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