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  1. Very nice looking aero kitted Mk1 coupe with low k's, seems reasonably priced: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1999/SSE-AD-6026913/?Cr=2
  2. Yes I think so, and rebuilt the engine I think...apparently to 3.8...interesting to the know the details on that.
  3. Big price drop on this one...I can see a Jethro clone candidate... Lee? https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/SSE-AD-5946190/?Cr=0
  4. C'mon all you lurking X51 owners, page 51, now's your chance to excite/bore us all rigid with how awesome your fancy bits are and what they're worth.
  5. I wouldn't be too concerned with 1km of corrugated dirt road... has the car lived there all it's life... has the owner done multiple trips in the Porsche each a day, or once a week, or a couple of times a month... have the corrugations always been there? I had a girlfriend who lived 7k's up a dirt road... the first trip out there in the 996 I was freaking out... but I soon stopped worrying, the 996 is a very solid, well put together car. We've since broken up and as far as I can tell apart from a bit of extra dust in the engine bay there's been no obvious detrimental signs...to the car, that is.
  6. Nothing to worry about Dave, I bought mine off ebay, sight unseen, no books, nuthin', 3 years in and I love it even more than I did at the start. Had to put a bit of coin in at the start but since then, 20,000k later it's just been regular maintenance...but oh boy if you drive it, which you will, they do chew through rear tyres. Going to Hangarbanger really made me appreciate the 996, whereas a few years ago taking the 996 to a Porsche event I felt like the fat spotty kid at a new school. Now I think a nicely stanced/shod early 996 coupe in a good colour combo is one of the nicest looking 911's...there you go I've said it!
  7. Wow good on you Dave, what a deal, looks very nice. More pics please and deets on the 3.6? engine rebuild, when you're ready...NOW!
  8. One would hope this is a preliminary draft, if not it's a whole new level of crap ways to advertise a 911...$32k manual coupe...or not...'Please call to confirm the final price of the vehicle'... https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-2000/OAG-AD-16949513/?Cr=0
  9. Does cable throttle work on a 3.6? The way I read it it's the original 3.4 engine that's been rebuilt... reckon the 3.6 references are a typo. Quick phone call would sort it... but it's more fun speculating whilst sipping a cup of tea in bed. Engine mounts are a 1hr job.
  10. Looks to still be cable throttle. I reckon the 3.6 reference is likely a typo.
  11. Price drop on this one. Surprised it hasn't sold yet, looks immaculate and the 25k engine rebuild gotta be worth something. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/Porsche-911-Carrera-1998/OAG-AD-16757465/?Cr=2
  12. Another nice looking cheap manual .1 cab: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/hillcrest/cars-vans-utes/1998-porsche-911-convertible/1209577321
  13. My favourite line is, 'please no bogans'... Gazza, Bazza and Wazza are gonna have to be content doing donuts on there jet skis.
  14. Not usually a cab fan but this looks pretty cool I reckon...and good value if it checks out. Red interior with silver, 99 so might be cable throttle, appears to be lowered, 'quick shifter', sports exhaust...ticking a lot of boxes for me. Hmmm, do I need a cab as well as a coupe... https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/blue-bay/cars-vans-utes/porsche-911-996/1209314371
  15. This looks like good buying to me: https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2001-Porsche-911-Carrera-996-Manual/OAG-AD-16842161?pageSource=details&id=OAG-AD-16842161
  16. What a wonderfully refreshing ad, good on him. Great pics, and engaging and funny spiel. Looks like a very nicely kept example too. Wish him all the best... (no affiliation at all).
  17. Someone might get lucky and actually pick it up for 41...or perhaps the interest this stirs up they get closer to there original asking price anyway, just a bit quicker.
  18. Wow, someone's gonna grab a bargain. Wonder how many phone calls he's had since the price drop. Why don't these cars pop up when I'm looking?
  19. This one looks very nice too. Bit of choice out there at the moment if you're looking for a manual coupe. Noticed the black one's been reduced to 45k. https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/2001-Porsche-911-Carrera-996-Manual/SSE-AD-5815855?pageSource=details&id=SSE-AD-5815855
  20. This looks like a very nice, low km, C4 coupe, in a great colour. Perhaps a tad optimistic pricing, but negotiable, and still apparently 100k less than a comparable 964, the prior holder of the most unloved 911 award. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/altona-meadows/cars-vans-utes/2001-porsche-911-carrera-4-manual/1201077903 Ooooh and a very nice looking mk2 manual targa with similarly low k's: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/glenhaven/cars-vans-utes/2004-porsche-911-targa/1201509712
  21. I've found most jobs on my mk1 996 surprisingly DIY-able...granted I haven't had the engine/gearbox apart, but most everything else is pretty basic. Just as 'fun' as working on my '67 Alfa shitter, and much less rust.
  22. Holy crap @LeeM that must've been a tough few days, seems like a very good deal on a very nice car...I've already got one and it's had me thinking if I need two! But I totally understand not being able to part with your SC backdate.
  23. Very nice looking 996. Just goes to show how good a mk1 can look when photographed well. Engine mounts are a cheap and quick fix. With the engine rebuild, if the rest of the car checks out I'd say 55k is great value.
  24. Nice manual coupe on the 'Porsche Cars & Parts For Sale' Facebook page. Seem to recall this was originally advertised for 62 or 67K. Now $48,843, seems like a good deal to me: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/998827413612939/
  25. In my opinion no, but then I own a MK1, ask a MK2 owner and they will say yes. You could also ask are 997's worth double a comparable condition MK1 996, same thing, 997 owners will say absolutely, I would say absolutely not.

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