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  1. I share your thoughts on this. The 944 and 928 have been the only 'practical' Porsches I'll consider as they have four seats and a decent rear boot. I'd love a more modern Cayman but it's lacking 2 seats and a boot...and then it wouldn't be a sublime mid-engined sports car anymore. The one segment of the modern Porsche lineup that I wish Porsche would tap into again is a small front engined sports car with four seats and a proper boot. This is where BMW, Audi, Merc etc have the practicality market edge.
  2. Thanks mate That's exactly how I felt. I spotted a bunch of cool cars on my arrival but they disappeared a few minutes later before I could get down the road with the camera. Have to be quick! Thanks mate Totally agree re the RWB car. Amazing to see one in person. It had such presence on the road when leaving. That rear end! Will keep an eye out for you next month Rob. Your car looked great with the KW's. Thanks Woka. Looking forward to the 2017 events!
  3. Haha that sounds like quite the read. A novel version of Top Gear's 'affordable car challenge' across an inhospitable land...
  4. Ok here's my batch of Porsche photos, plus a few quirky cars worth posting. I took 230 odd photos on the day and didn't even get close to capturing half of what showed up. A great mix of cars there and great to see so many of Stuttgart's finest out and about.
  5. Thanks for posting. Will have a read.
  6. I agree it's really fascinating stuff. There is still life left in the old internal combustion (ie non electric) engines yet! I recently read that Koenigsegg has sold its Freevalve tech to a chinese company. Cross fingers we see some cars hit the market with the tech soon...
  7. Congrats Jason. Looking forward to seeing some pics. The Buchanans will set you in the right direction! PS - I recall from the advertisement photos that the original seats looked a little worse for wear. There are a few decent 944/911 seat pairs on Gumtree that you could consider if you don't want to reupholster the originals.
  8. Just bumping this thread. I recently picked up Porsche Pack 1 and it is great fun. Happy laps round the Nordschleife in the 991.2 Carrera S is a blast! Will need to have a crack at that RSR time.
  9. So it is definately sold? Wow you need to be quick these days. I contacted the seller within 15mins of the ad going live but never even got the courtesy of a response. FYI - It was originally listed at $9,600. If the mechanicals are sound then an interior refresh and freshly painted cam cover could bring it back to scratch. Will be keen to hear the details from the new owner. :)
  10. Does anyone know anything about this silver S2 for sale? http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/greenacre/cars-vans-utes/1991-porsche-944-coupe/1130061518 I've been trying to contact the seller without success from the first half hour of it being listed. Any Sydney members want to go take a look at it for me (assuming you can make contact with the seller)?
  11. Was a very exciting shootout this year. Excellent battle between the MCA Hammerhead and RP968. The MCA was glued to the pavement on the fast turn 1! How exciting is it seeing two rear wheel drive 4 cylinders fighting for the win after all the Evo 4WD domination!
  12. Thanks Timm, I managed to track down the live feed on the WTAC website. Scary stuff for Rod's car and the bonnet but it hasn't stopped him from securing the top spot so far. MCA Hammerhead also doing very well. Should be an exciting day tomorrow! :D
  13. I'm pumped to see the battle this year, particularly to see how the RP968 Porsche goes. Does anyone know if a live stream will be available? I spoke to MCA Suspension a couple of weeks back and they suggested there was meant to be one.
  14. Another option you have for your S2 is the VEMS replacement ECU. I've read it's a direct plug in to the factory harness, fires straight up on a self learning/autotune map and has all the modern features to replace the outdated Motronic unit. Worth a look.
  15. I was also surprised to see the price rise on this car. The reality is a LHD is nowhere near as desirable as a RHD in the Australian market. I remember seeing LHD turbos going for $12k a few years back. Good luck to the seller but I think he'll be waiting a while.
  16. Not a bad conversion. The profile looks a little squished compared to the standard 991 body in those photos though. Doubt you'd get your money back at sale time but it's a cheap way to get into a 991 bodied car.
  17. I don't want to derail Steve's thread but...I could be mistaken but that looks scarily similar to a car I test drove at a Sunny Coast dealer a few years back. It overheated on me on the test drive eek. Hopefully the mechanicals have been sorted since then. Thanks for sharing your import costs too Steve. Good info to have for those contemplating the option.
  18. Thanks for clearing this up. I've often wondered myself.
  19. OzJustin

    WEC 2016

    Just bumping this thread for the race today. Great to see Webber and Porsche up on the top step! The Audi's definately had Porsche's measure today but Porsche hung in there and capitalised on some Audi mistakes. Great race.
  20. Post up some farewell photos kpac. I love the champagne colour.
  21. T&D Automotive will probably be the top choice. I've used them for a PPI in the past and they were very upfront about the car. Don Munro at DHM Auto Solutions is another option I hear people mention reguarly. Bayside Performance Services is another shop with Porsche experience. Good luck with your search!
  22. Totally agree with you Timm. This is the kind of car I've been aspiring to for a good many years but no way would I purchase for that kind of money. To put it into perspective, one of the 968 RS Turbo replicas was going for approx $60k a little while back... I mean no disrespect to the seller Nik (especially if he's a PFA member) but I would have thought $50-60k is more in the ball park. You never recover the value of your modifications added. At the end of the day the market will decide the price I guess.
  23. Very sorry to see the bad news Robert. Good to hear you're unhurt and hopefully you'll be back in action with a replacement shortly.

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