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    911T, 911SC, 993 & GT3

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  1. MR901

    FUCHS Wheels, German TUV approved, new shipment

    I have bought multiple sets of these wheels for race/rally purposes. If you want to retain the original look of your car they are an excellent option....they are significantly cheaper than original Fuchs, extremely strong & Cameron is excellent to deal with... Cheers Matt
  2. I remember looking at Kermit in Singapore at the end of its 10 year COE. From memory it was SGD $138,000. I don’t care if it cost a lot of money to build....it felt cheap, looked horrible & wouldn’t start !! I doubt it’s improved in the intervening years...you can buy some sensational cars at that price & Kermit is not one of them 😖
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    Left, Right, or Converted?

    When I had my 912 I got a quote to convert it back to LHD & it was 17k (about 5 years ago). I would assume 20-25 to do it right....I agree with comments above, if it’s a quality LHD car & you love it don’t bother...ha ha....if you really want RHD however & happy to burn the money there is no shame in driving a converted car. I have one original RHD and one converted car & unless I told you you wouldn’t know. Good luck....
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    912 Value?

    I’ve bought and sold a couple of 912’s over the last 5 years. They are a sensational car in standard form and as mentioned above fitting a 6 doesn’t automatically bring bigger sale prices. A decent converted 912 with original motor is worth 65-75k (ignore the asking prices you see in Carsales). If this has an original 2.2S then you can add the difference in value of that and an original 912 engine on top. Note that strong 912 engines are not cheap to buy or rebuild so do some homework....if you are comfortable with a bitsa & want HP I’d leave the 2.2S in it & enjoy.... Good Luck !!
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    Advice Needed - 912 Engines

    I had an overbore kit (to 1720) & performance exhaust on mine. It’s a few years ago but from memory the power increased to a sniff over 100HP. I drove it back to back with some early 911’s & never felt it was lacking in power or fun !! If you want more HP it’s probably more cost effective to store the original engine & find a 911 engine 🤔 IMHO however the transplant detracts from what makes the 912 such an enjoyable car...I miss mine !!
  6. I’ve got his panels on my pre 73. Local, good bloke to deal with and good quality...
  7. Lee, the 911E was originally a LHD orange sporto. It had a right hand front hit while in the US and was sprayed red when it was repaired. I bought it as a red sporto shortly after it arrived in Oz & coverted to RHD. The guy who bought it off me spent a lot on it in the late 90’s converting it to 5 speed, BRG & leather interior (it was standard original black when I had it, no remote windows from memory). Was always a decent car & while a long way from original it’s never been forward dated or cut up too much. If you got it for reasonable money, sprayed it the original orange with some 15 x 6 Fuchs I think it would be a nice car. I’ve seen worse E’s for more...ha ha Cheers
  8. I was the first owner of this car when it came to Oz in the mid 90’s. It’s a solid car & the guy who bought it off me (and painted it green, leather interior etc) spent a decent amount on it at the time. From memory the original colour was orange ?
  9. MR901

    993 Carrera question(s)

    +1 for 993 bullet proof reliability. I have a 1994 non varioram manual (also black on black)....have owned it for over 10 years. It’s a great all round car and I agree with Symsy’s assessment on running costs. I hit 200,000 km a couple of years ago & suggested a top end rebuild to my mechanic.....he did the regular tests on the engine & suggested an annual service !! Get a PPI, buy the best you can afford & try the tiptronic. I had tiptronic in another car & it was great especially for day to day commuting !! Good luck with the search....
  10. I have a 993 with 200k+ & it runs perfectly. For its 21st birthday I asked my Mechanic to go over the whole car & fix anything required plus check whether it needed an engine rebuild (which it wasn't showing signs of but I was willing to do for another 200k of fun). He did a leak down and said it was better than many new engines he'd seen....the total cost of its 21st Birthday health check was under $1500. They are fantastic cars....I agree with Coastr regarding their place in the market & suspect their loyal following will grow over time... Cheers Matt
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    997.1 Turbo Performance Upgrades

    +1 for KW V3....I put KW in my 996 & it transformed the car !!
  12. I own the TNT sponsored All Nations Cup car (fully road registered in its original livery) & recall the Fitzgerald car being on my105 about two years ago so that's two accounted for ? Cheers Matt
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    Towing recommendation

    Call Evil on 0425 765 896....very reliable & can be trusted with unique cars....
  14. Every Porsche I ever owned was manual excluding one 996 tiptronic which I loved !! I agree on the purity of a manual however if you can find a tiptronic at a 50k discount don't ignore it. They are better than most write ups would have you believe & very easy to live with on a day to day basis...