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    turboT got a reaction from hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    you boys need some colour in your life  
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
    a few prospects today, carsales starting to deliver. 
     

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    turboT got a reaction from JB in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    you boys need some colour in your life  
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
    a few prospects today, carsales starting to deliver. 
     

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    turboT got a reaction from 901er in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    you boys need some colour in your life  
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
    a few prospects today, carsales starting to deliver. 
     

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    turboT got a reaction from LeeM in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    I'm packing her some clothes to wear..
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    turboT reacted to Kerry in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    OK, some facts here.
    Fraz, your post was never uploaded, and was never deleted.
    I can confirm that your post never registered on the backend of the forum, and therefore never showed on the front end where everyone would have seen it. I understand this has been related to you by various moderators since the above comments.
    I can tell you that I have had several frustrating times when I have written a post, hit the SUBMIT REPLY button, walked away, only to find later that my session had timed out and that the post I thought I'd sent, hadn't, and never made it to the thread. I would suggest this happened to you.
    For your reference, the way that questionable posts are dealt with by the moderatorship is in accordance with how we originally set up the forum, and as a commonly agreed community imperative: the responsibility for these transgressions is dealt with by the moderation team, not by the administration. It is almost impossible for a post to be instantly deleted as it would require me or another admin to sit by the terminal and as soon as we see an errant post come through, smash it out! We just don't do this - who could possibly have the time?! The process is: the post is hidden; the attending mod or mods review and discuss; then a PM is sent to the member advising of the transgression. 99% of the time the member didn't realise the requirement of financial membership in order to make an advertising type post, or, their membership had lapsed without them knowing, but almost without exception the member is happy to rectify the fee, and the post is unhidden. This means that respect and the presumption of innocent behaviour is our default position. I can without question tell you that this is how your post would have been dealt with if it had been uploaded. Which PFA moderator doesn't know you, and wouldn't have deferred to hiding the post and then a PM?! BTW as soon as a post is hidden, it is still viewable by all the admins and moderators...
     
    As to your, and it would seem other's, righteous question: is this a social forum or a business?
    It is a business, and it has to be so for legal reasons. It is not, as some believe, a club. Indeed, it was as a reaction against the hierarchy and power structures of the club environment that the PFA was conceived. It is also not a FB page. But let’s be clear, because it is a business doesn’t mean that it is run as a profit making enterprise, if it was I would have dumped it about a week in and moved onto something far more financially viable. Instead, what I found was that the hobby project I started took on a life of it’s own, with members around Australia frequenting and contributing, leaving me in the role of guardian rather than entrepreneur. And just to bang that last nail into this question: the fees from the membership and the advertisers don’t even come close to paying for the expenses that the PFA encounters, but the deficit is something that we are, and have always been, happy to cover. And to be clear, these expenses do not include the time that AnneMaree, Orlando and I put into this venture on a daily basis, for the last 10 years. So why do we do it then you might ask?! I can only offer you the original rationale: to provide an independant platform for discussion and social connection for the local Australian Porsche community. 
    Which leads me to the question of volunteering...
    The forum would not exist without the time and effort that many people have generously offered over the years as moderators, as event organisers and assistants, as SMT leaders, as conveners of all sorts of social encounters, as media content contributors etc etc etc. I will take this opportunity to publicly, genuinely, and honestly thank you Fraz for your volunteering over the last couple of years. This is not something I expect people to continue with ad infinitum (some present mods excluded!) and I know this also as I have found myself waning in enthusiasm and application to certain charity commitments I have made over the years. I will say the same to you as I say to all the moderators, which applies to any PFA volunteer: it is not a life sentence! Contribute as and when you can, and if it doesn’t suit, it doesn’t suit. A great example of this spirit was HB2 where all concerned were told that it was a passion project, and all services, products, locations, and time contributed was done so at one's own expense. This was a 9 month long pre-production project by the PFA organisers, and the venue supplier, all in the name of creating something fresh, new and exciting for our membership, as well as the broader Porsche community. The result was a unique event where there were no entry fees, no over-riding commercial agendas, the opportunity to independently celebrate our passion, along with the option of making a charity donation, and to support of the local Lions group. All brought about by volunteerism and generosity of spirit.   In conclusion, I note that you have re-upped your financial membership, and placed your beast back in the Marketplace for sale, to which I wish you the best of luck! (I wish I’d known about the sale of your last car a little earlier! 😳😊) Next time maybe you might have some faith that those people on the forum that consider you a friend, myself included, would afford you a little more consideration and respect than to “instantly delete” a post because it didn’t meet our rules - we’re a pretty chilled bunch, and that's just not the way this forum works.   Some might consider this post as hijacking the thread, and for that I apologise. However, I feel that as these comments above were made in the public forum, it is only fair that I have the chance to respond to the same audience.   Kerry   Postscript: offered as a possible laugh, and poignant addendum - I wrote this post yesterday. It took me several hours to get it right. I left it for another hour or so and then came back to it to make some small corrections. I then hit SUBMIT REPLY, and the next window told me my session had ended. I said ffffffFFFFFFF*********#######KKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! such that multiple people came running into the room. I hit the BACK button only to find your original posts quoted above, and none of what I had spent hours writing and finessing. 🤬🤯🤢🤮😵   The good news is that this version today is actually much shorter! 🙄😉Anyhoo, it's Good Friday after all, time to enjoy this ridiculous sunny weather!  
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    turboT reacted to LeeM in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    F@#$er! Two blokes I'd love to have a beer with being John Benton and Pat Long. 
     If you do go for a drive with Damon from Singer, my challenge to you is a pic with his model missus  😍
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    turboT got a reaction from LeeM in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    Benton just called - Patrick long was in picking up his 912!  Looks like I will likely be rolling into Luft early Sat morning with 6 of Bentons cars. This is going to be fun
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    turboT got a reaction from hugh in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    Event at Benton mentioned above should draw a number of the LA Porsche community. I know Bart Kuykens will be there (search on Insta - model/photographer who does a range of black and white photos of Porsche owners - from Belgium I think - now has a deal with Porsche). Will be a chance to see a cool Porsche old school 912 hot rod shop. Emory will be too busy polishing his cars ready for Saturday but will be at the event with his cars for sure. 
    Luft will be full of the who's who. Had to reach out to Patrick Long to get my 912 in the event - got back straight away so will hopefully get a chance to meet him at some point and say thanks.
    MW is a maybe - spends most of his time in NewYork now.
    organising a mid century architectural tour and drive in the 912 out to Palm Springs with Damon from Singer. 
     
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    turboT got a reaction from Tips in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    Event at Benton mentioned above should draw a number of the LA Porsche community. I know Bart Kuykens will be there (search on Insta - model/photographer who does a range of black and white photos of Porsche owners - from Belgium I think - now has a deal with Porsche). Will be a chance to see a cool Porsche old school 912 hot rod shop. Emory will be too busy polishing his cars ready for Saturday but will be at the event with his cars for sure. 
    Luft will be full of the who's who. Had to reach out to Patrick Long to get my 912 in the event - got back straight away so will hopefully get a chance to meet him at some point and say thanks.
    MW is a maybe - spends most of his time in NewYork now.
    organising a mid century architectural tour and drive in the 912 out to Palm Springs with Damon from Singer. 
     
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    turboT reacted to hugh in luftgekuhlt anyone going?   
    100 points for anyone to be photographed with a Hangar Banger 2 tee, bonus points if its with a notable car and/or personality. I can also bake you a cake with sprinkles on top. 
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    turboT reacted to Skidmarks in Calling all Porsche's - Flinders Sunday 21 April, 2019 Flinders Motoring Heritage   
    Some of you might recall last year there was a small car gathering at Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula over Easter which was anticipated to get around 80 cars of various flavours.
    Wrong.  250 plus cars turned up and the towns head count swelled to 3500 for the morning and afternoon!
    Well, it's on again.  Sunday 21 April, 2019.  Starts at 10 am finishes at 4 pm (but you don't have to hang around all day if you have other things on).
    Registrations are open now. 
    Skunkwerks will be displaying as well as a number of clubs and various manufacturers being formally represented - Porsche being one of course.
    So, save the date and otherwise, go the flindersmotoringheritage.com.au for details and how to register.
    I can organise a specific area for PFA'ers if that helps.  
    This year the charitable support will be directed to youth, aged care and health projects in and around the Peninsula with the event being coordinated by the Flinders Lions Club.
    My involvement?  I was "elected" to be the Chair of the organising committee ... because I "had a few cars" apparently.
    It's a relaxed day. Roll up, park up, walk around and enjoy.   
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    turboT got a reaction from firstone in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    yep - bought from a nice buy in Miami i was following on insta (estevezbreton) - he now has a beautiful looking white 912. 
    Two serious buyers looking at the car this week 
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    turboT got a reaction from hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    yep - bought from a nice buy in Miami i was following on insta (estevezbreton) - he now has a beautiful looking white 912. 
    Two serious buyers looking at the car this week 
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    turboT reacted to Coastr in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I saw that someone was asking in FB for 912s and about 4 people steered them to turbot and tangy.  That’s in the 911 for sale group.
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    turboT got a reaction from firstone in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    state of the 912market
    went live on carsales late last night. First post on insta on Saturday. Face book posts on Sunday  Results in 48hrs
    Carsales-  0 enquiries Facebook - 5 inquiries, 1 dickhead Insta - 16 inquires - 2 offers,  Mates of Mates - 3 offers (one lowball), first test drive this week not bad
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    turboT reacted to JWM in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Something seems off here...
    Way more than 20% of people on Facebook are dickheads... 😂
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    turboT got a reaction from Dreamr in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    state of the 912market
    went live on carsales late last night. First post on insta on Saturday. Face book posts on Sunday  Results in 48hrs
    Carsales-  0 enquiries Facebook - 5 inquiries, 1 dickhead Insta - 16 inquires - 2 offers,  Mates of Mates - 3 offers (one lowball), first test drive this week not bad
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    turboT got a reaction from edgy in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    state of the 912market
    went live on carsales late last night. First post on insta on Saturday. Face book posts on Sunday  Results in 48hrs
    Carsales-  0 enquiries Facebook - 5 inquiries, 1 dickhead Insta - 16 inquires - 2 offers,  Mates of Mates - 3 offers (one lowball), first test drive this week not bad
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-912-1968/SSE-AD-6039281/?gts=SSE-AD-6039281&gtssaleid=SSE-AD-6039281&rankingType=Spotlight
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    turboT reacted to Skidmarks in One out, one in   
    They say as you get older the things you like get, well ... best left alone !
    Today I traded in younger for older.  
    I spent the weekend and a large part of last week getting reacquainted with the 07 RS.  Loud, rattles at idle, baulky shift when cold, suspension solid enough to encourage compressive spinal damage on a spirited drive.
     I always like going for a blast in cars with one or other of my boys.  We “needed” to go to Bunnings so of course we take the scenic route. We’re pumping along and get a little lift off over a particularly (dis)agreeable bit of road.  
    “Air Dad?” 
    “Yep”
    ”Nice”
    Anyway ... a couple of weeks before then I’d had the other RS with the flappy paddles out and had a little bit of a “go”.  Incredible.  8800. Induction noise, razor sharp handling, the car treats you like a hero.  “Of course that was you” it seems to say whilst  probably snickering at you from behind its heat shield.  Not a chance.  It is always the car,  never me.   
    That thing is far better than anything you can sensibly throw at it on the road.  Without doubt one of the most glorious things I’ve ever driven.  
    And yet ... the one with 3 pedals, hugely overbraked with it ceramics and which could be seen off by a well driven Cayman (and as a matter of fact was shown a clean pair of heels by a new Alfa 4 door) was the one I enjoyed more.   It at least feels like you might be up to the task driving it whereas the 991 just gets you into jail territory whilst shrugging and running a bit of “whatever ...”
    So, I’d been eyeing off another one of the RS variety for some time. A long time actually. One of the 2010 variety.  I’ve looked for one for a while and couldn’t find one at the right time and the right place.  Then I saw one locally.  Called the guys selling, checked it’s background and all clear for me.  Had 6 minor stage one revs which I took as a sign of “as intended” use.  Anyway, having taken a Cup Car to 10000 +, these 6 puppies were just a light tickle of the rod bolt ...
    Some short haggling later and a deal was struck. 
    So out with the new and in with the old.  
    The teenager goes hunting for someone who has an Instagram account whilst the old school stager goes to someone who’s basically only just learned how to text ...
    Im a huge fan of the new cars Porsche makes but let’s not forget ... every Porsche (air or water cooled) before it from the 356 to the present is a special thing.  The way they smell, sound, feel ...
    Younger is great but older is in some ways far more satisfying for the interactive challenge that analogue is over digital.  
    Easter beckons so take yours out or con a mate who has one and go for a burn.  Even if it has flappy paddles.  At least you won’t get a crampy left calf ...
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    turboT got a reaction from SteveF in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    The time has come. My Tangy 68 912 LHD is for sale. Just back from Ron Goodman getting a couple of cosmetic bits sorted I need Tangy to go...because I have another 912 project on the way. In the last 5 years I have owned a 997tt, 964 4, 2x x 930's and this plucky 912 is by far the most fun. All the long hood looks, at a third of the price. It has been my daily drive for much of the year I have owned it. If I wasn't already married this car could have started many new relationships the number of times I have been pulled over for a chat (largely middle aged men naturally).
    US Car
    Imported 2017
    Spent at least $12k with AH taking it to a good driver
    Tangerine/black interior
    Interior in good condition - some small cracking on dash
    Recent engine rebuild
    Comes with an original (not to the car) set of fuchs
    lots of receipts -  original books missing
    asking $75k ono
    email tom@juicydesign.com.au with generous offers, or if you want more info/pictures. 
    Yet to post on carsales 






     


     
     
     
     
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    turboT got a reaction from DJM in Choices - similar $$ buying a classic or a new ?   
    950kgs
    4 cylinders
    skinny tyres
    s brakes
    200hp
    first drive next month 


     
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    turboT got a reaction from hugh in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    The time has come. My Tangy 68 912 LHD is for sale. Just back from Ron Goodman getting a couple of cosmetic bits sorted I need Tangy to go...because I have another 912 project on the way. In the last 5 years I have owned a 997tt, 964 4, 2x x 930's and this plucky 912 is by far the most fun. All the long hood looks, at a third of the price. It has been my daily drive for much of the year I have owned it. If I wasn't already married this car could have started many new relationships the number of times I have been pulled over for a chat (largely middle aged men naturally).
    US Car
    Imported 2017
    Spent at least $12k with AH taking it to a good driver
    Tangerine/black interior
    Interior in good condition - some small cracking on dash
    Recent engine rebuild
    Comes with an original (not to the car) set of fuchs
    lots of receipts -  original books missing
    asking $75k ono
    email tom@juicydesign.com.au with generous offers, or if you want more info/pictures. 
    Yet to post on carsales 






     


     
     
     
     
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    turboT got a reaction from 9er in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    The time has come. My Tangy 68 912 LHD is for sale. Just back from Ron Goodman getting a couple of cosmetic bits sorted I need Tangy to go...because I have another 912 project on the way. In the last 5 years I have owned a 997tt, 964 4, 2x x 930's and this plucky 912 is by far the most fun. All the long hood looks, at a third of the price. It has been my daily drive for much of the year I have owned it. If I wasn't already married this car could have started many new relationships the number of times I have been pulled over for a chat (largely middle aged men naturally).
    US Car
    Imported 2017
    Spent at least $12k with AH taking it to a good driver
    Tangerine/black interior
    Interior in good condition - some small cracking on dash
    Recent engine rebuild
    Comes with an original (not to the car) set of fuchs
    lots of receipts -  original books missing
    asking $75k ono
    email tom@juicydesign.com.au with generous offers, or if you want more info/pictures. 
    Yet to post on carsales 






     


     
     
     
     
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    turboT got a reaction from firstone in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    The time has come. My Tangy 68 912 LHD is for sale. Just back from Ron Goodman getting a couple of cosmetic bits sorted I need Tangy to go...because I have another 912 project on the way. In the last 5 years I have owned a 997tt, 964 4, 2x x 930's and this plucky 912 is by far the most fun. All the long hood looks, at a third of the price. It has been my daily drive for much of the year I have owned it. If I wasn't already married this car could have started many new relationships the number of times I have been pulled over for a chat (largely middle aged men naturally).
    US Car
    Imported 2017
    Spent at least $12k with AH taking it to a good driver
    Tangerine/black interior
    Interior in good condition - some small cracking on dash
    Recent engine rebuild
    Comes with an original (not to the car) set of fuchs
    lots of receipts -  original books missing
    asking $75k ono
    email tom@juicydesign.com.au with generous offers, or if you want more info/pictures. 
    Yet to post on carsales 






     


     
     
     
     
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    turboT got a reaction from Tips in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    The time has come. My Tangy 68 912 LHD is for sale. Just back from Ron Goodman getting a couple of cosmetic bits sorted I need Tangy to go...because I have another 912 project on the way. In the last 5 years I have owned a 997tt, 964 4, 2x x 930's and this plucky 912 is by far the most fun. All the long hood looks, at a third of the price. It has been my daily drive for much of the year I have owned it. If I wasn't already married this car could have started many new relationships the number of times I have been pulled over for a chat (largely middle aged men naturally).
    US Car
    Imported 2017
    Spent at least $12k with AH taking it to a good driver
    Tangerine/black interior
    Interior in good condition - some small cracking on dash
    Recent engine rebuild
    Comes with an original (not to the car) set of fuchs
    lots of receipts -  original books missing
    asking $75k ono
    email tom@juicydesign.com.au with generous offers, or if you want more info/pictures. 
    Yet to post on carsales 






     


     
     
     
     

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