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Heres my starter, my ex GT40 that I owned for about 12 years, sold it in 2019 - car is now in Hong Kong

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My first Porsche and the one that got me hooked on 996s. Learnt a lot about driving with this car and had many great (and also some very hairy) experiences on track in it.
 

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@Jason A thanks it’s hard work keeping them looking good but with the effort. Gorgeous GT40! One of my bucket list cars. Any details on engine/gearbox/chassis? Was it more of a period spec or restomod style?

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2 hours ago, spiller said:

@Jason A thanks it’s hard work keeping them looking good but with the effort. Gorgeous GT40! One of my bucket list cars. Any details on engine/gearbox/chassis? Was it more of a period spec or restomod style?

Was a period interior, 302 G50 and was about 385hp after I finished tickling with the motor. Had air conditioning- was hidden under dash. Had a truck load of torque and sounded amazing- car was actually only 38.5 inches high .

They are a price of work, bit like driving an open wheeler - you lay in the car.

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The 260Z was my 3rd car & my 1st "cool" car.  Might've been around 1992ish.  The Alfa was 1994ish.  Around that time there was also a Fiat 124cc sport (this is the same car/ colour - not my photo though - may have one in a box somewhere - inspired now to search).

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13 hours ago, Jason E said:

The 260Z was my 3rd car & my 1st "cool" car.  Might've been around 1992ish.  The Alfa was 1994ish.  Around that time there was also a Fiat 124cc sport (this is the same car/ colour - not my photo though - may have one in a box somewhere - inspired now to search).

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What do they say, to be a true car enthusiast you need to have owned an Alfa

What a fine cultured young gentleman 😂 

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16 minutes ago, Jason A said:

What a fine cultured young gentleman 😂 

You do realise you're talking about @Jason E right??

Fine? ... cultured?? .. GENTLEMAN??? :ph34r:

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14 hours ago, Jason E said:

The 260Z was my 3rd car & my 1st "cool" car.  Might've been around 1992ish.  The Alfa was 1994ish.  Around that time there was also a Fiat 124cc sport (this is the same car/ colour - not my photo though - may have one in a box somewhere - inspired now to search).

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Snap, here's mine 🙂  With this car I learnt about rust, and that Italians have very small hands, as I don't know how many times I changed the clutch cable before we detected a crack in the firewall.  No mods, stayed stock standard, but did love that twin-cam engine note 🙂  Wonder if Turin Imports in Adelaide is still in business?  They were a great source of parts in the wilderness years when there wasn't much Fiat presence in Oz

 

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Only a sample pic but very similar to mine. Mine was lowered with cool centreline mags.

Bought and sold in the mid 90's for $3500. DOH!

Wasn't a GTS but was the coolest petrol guzzler i ever owned until very recently of course.

 

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186 S rare car in its self.

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6 hours ago, Jason A said:

What do they say, to be a true car enthusiast you need to have owned an Alfa

What a fine cultured young gentleman 😂 

This Alfa was the car that nearly broke me.  It was so pretty I found it impossoble not to buy though.  Not being mechanical I went into this purchase with definite Eyes Wide Shut.  Paid 3 thousand for it, had the engine rebuilt by an Alfa specialist back then who took me for a ride & did a very ordinary job.  Had the rust "cut out" & repainted.  I did all the brightwork & interior refurb myself & it looked pretty good for a while.  Tried to sell it to recoup the 10 or so K it owed me & couldn't even get someone to look at it for months (The Hyundai Excel killed the 2nd hand car market about that time).  Ended up selling it to the Pirates at CL Bodyworks for the grand total of - yep you guessed it -  $3k.  Having said that I enjoyed driving it.

6 hours ago, Dreamr said:

You do realise you're talking about @Jason E right??

Fine? ... cultured?? .. GENTLEMAN??? :ph34r:

Yes Ronny, he is a very perceptive person.  I am all of these things & much, much more.

5 hours ago, TwoHeadsTas said:

Snap, here's mine 🙂  With this car I learnt about rust, and that Italians have very small hands, as I don't know how many times I changed the clutch cable before we detected a crack in the firewall.  No mods, stayed stock standard, but did love that twin-cam engine note 🙂  Wonder if Turin Imports in Adelaide is still in business?  They were a great source of parts in the wilderness years when there wasn't much Fiat presence in Oz

 

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I really loved mine.  I believe @Rob had one as well.

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3 hours ago, tomo said:

186 S rare car in its self.

Mine had been a 186. Not sure if it was an S. The apprentice mechanic who owned it before me did a good job of lowering it and fitting a well built 253 which was a beautiful motor. Not powerful but sounded great. The cops didn't think so.

 

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6 hours ago, Jason E said:

This Alfa was the car that nearly broke me.  It was so pretty I found it impossoble not to buy though.  Not being mechanical I went into this purchase with definite Eyes Wide Shut.  Paid 3 thousand for it, had the engine rebuilt by an Alfa specialist back then who took me for a ride & did a very ordinary job.  Had the rust "cut out" & repainted.  I did all the brightwork & interior refurb myself & it looked pretty good for a while.  Tried to sell it to recoup the 10 or so K it owed me & couldn't even get someone to look at it for months (The Hyundai Excel killed the 2nd hand car market about that time).  Ended up selling it to the Pirates at CL Bodyworks for the grand total of - yep you guessed it -  $3k.  Having said that I enjoyed driving it.

Yes Ronny, he is a very perceptive person.  I am all of these things & much, much more.

I really loved mine.  I believe @Rob had one as well.

Yes @Jason E, true but not exactly. I had Italian car fever quite badly, owning a 125, 128, 124 wagon, 124BC, 131 and 2 Alfettas and a Lancia Beta. I became quite good a welding... Then I married a girl with a 124CC. Still have the girl but the CC is long gone, along with the other Italians.

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17 hours ago, Pembo said:

Only a sample pic but very similar to mine. Mine was lowered with cool centreline mags.

Bought and sold in the mid 90's for $3500. DOH!

Wasn't a GTS but was the coolest petrol guzzler i ever owned until very recently of course.

 

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 Back in the days when they were cheap, I've had a couple of HK Bathurst 327's (silver mink and canary yellow) I sold for $8k I think. Last silver mink I saw come up for sale was expected to sell for $500-700k. I probably shoulda hung onto them...and every other car I've ever owned going by todays prices 🙄

 I saw a knackered HB Torana last night on Facebook Marketplace for $9000. Nine grand??? 😳 Mental 

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On 04/05/2021 at 07:14, LeeM said:

 Back in the days when they were cheap, I've had a couple of HK Bathurst 327's (silver mink and canary yellow) I sold for $8k I think. Last silver mink I saw come up for sale was expected to sell for $500-700k. I probably shoulda hung onto them...and every other car I've ever owned going by todays prices 🙄

 I saw a knackered HB Torana last night on Facebook Marketplace for $9000. Nine grand??? 😳 Mental 

Found the only pic i have left of the actual car.

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Good mate of mine owns this genuine A9X in Ultra Blue he paid $260K for it and rarely drives it car does concourse shows and has won many was fully restored to a ridiculous Original Standard  , I do love this colour :Beer:

 

 

 

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I grew up in Germany , Jags were very expensive and full of rust,when I came to OZ I went crazy on the jags for a while. My first love affair was with Capris , Escorts. Cheap, light and quick at the time. Finally saw the light and turned to Porsche. 😂

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6 minutes ago, WOKA said:

Love the XJC.!

Xjc  and V12 EType both sold under 20 K each . Still sobbing 20 years later. Needed cash at the time.

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