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post #21586 of 26287
Oh, man. That sucks.

I suppose that's a pretty good reason to have a curb around your fancy waterfront showroom, though.
post #21587 of 26287
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Hopefully this isn't  @HRoi in a few weeks:

Seems like its been a bad week for Porsches!  

 

A recently restored 1956 Speedster was wrecked in a head on collision.  Some woman smoking pot crossed the median and hit the Speedster.  The Speedster owner is a really nice guy, well known on Ferrarichat (former Fcar owner), and he and his car were featured in a video on Petrolicious a while ago. 

post #21588 of 26287
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Looks like Gulf livery to me. What a shame.
Gulf - you are right. Silly of me to mix up the two
post #21589 of 26287
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Hopefully this isn't  @HRoi in a few weeks:

 

All the more reason for him to get that carboat (duck) instead.

 

Seriously though I know there are accidents but how does that happen?  I would say parking brake but it looks like someone was driving by the door being open.

post #21590 of 26287
Oops wrong pedal
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All the more reason for him to get that carboat (duck) instead.

Seriously though I know there are accidents but how does that happen?  I would say parking brake but it looks like someone was driving by the door being open.

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Oops wrong pedal

I think that's it, sadly.
post #21592 of 26287
I've witnessed at least one person drive his car into a wall because he tried to crank the engine with the manual transmission in first gear. That's likely not the case here because that car looks like a PDK-only 991 GT3/RS, but it can happen
post #21593 of 26287
How could he have managed that unless he was parked super close to the wall to begin with?

I've stalled the car upon cranking once or twice when I've forgotten I was in gear and it barely budges forward because of the parking brake still being active. Not to mention, it stalls nearly instantly.
post #21594 of 26287
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Depends on the condition, what does it need, are you able to wrench on it yourself, or will you need to bring it to pay for service?  Overall, these were well built cars, but with values down for some time many of these were deferred maintenance cars.  I'm guessing at $5K, this car has a ton of miles (not that if well maintained they can't handle high mileage) and it probably needs quite a bit of work. 

1989 was the only year that used the slightly larger 2.7 liter inline 4 producing 162 HP.  These cars were pretty pricey back then coming in at around $36,000 in its final year of production. They certainly are not quick by today's standards, but really well balanced, and fun on a winding roads.  I had one for many years and they still put a smile on my face when I see them.  
Again how bad of an idea depends on if its in great shape, under priced and a smoking hot deal, or if its a high mileage deferred maintenance car.   Check rennlist for more info on 944s.

Huh. Tempting. Ideally I would find one that had solid mechanicals but was a little rough in the appearance department...that way I don't feel bad about parking it on Chicago streets or driving it in the winter.

Liked the 89 I saw because it had airbags and ABS. Don't care as much about a marginally larger engine, though I'll happily accept it smile.gif, but I'd rather have the safety features.

If I do something like it, it will also be stupid as hell. I'll get a trailer hitch and roof racks because I get a kick out of dumb stuff like this:

Would do the same if I saw a good deal on a cayman (heard they've gotten cheaper?).
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How could he have managed that unless he was parked super close to the wall to begin with?

I've stalled the car upon cranking once or twice when I've forgotten I was in gear and it barely budges forward because of the parking brake still being active. Not to mention, it stalls nearly instantly.
No parking brake and I think he froze and kept the key in the crank position on the starter. I don't remember exactly.

I stopped by an MB dealer and used AMG prices still continue to surprise. $45k for a 2 year old C63 and $75k for a 2 year old CLS63. Hard to fathom going for a vanilla Infiniti or non-F Lexus over these
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Huh. Tempting. Ideally I would find one that had solid mechanicals but was a little rough in the appearance department...that way I don't feel bad about parking it on Chicago streets or driving it in the winter.

Would do the same if I saw a good deal on a cayman (heard they've gotten cheaper?).

I wasn't a fan of driving my 944 in the winter.  There are better cars for driving in the snow.

 

Even the oldest Caymans aren't 944 cheap.  Cheers!

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No parking brake and I think he froze and kept the key in the crank position on the starter. I don't remember exactly.

I stopped by an MB dealer and used AMG prices still continue to surprise. $45k for a 2 year old C63 and $75k for a 2 year old CLS63. Hard to fathom going for a vanilla Infiniti or non-F Lexus over these

 

There's an old CL65 by me for $30k. Dat twin-turbo V12.

 

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/662070897/overview/

post #21598 of 26287
That's a hell of a lot of car with relatively low miles for only $28k. Too bad it's ugly af, doe.
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Serious question...


Is the maintenance on cars like that what totally throws them over the edge? 45k miles isn't all that much. And 45k for a C63 sounds pretty reasonable...


Where's the catch?

post #21600 of 26287
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Serious question...


Is the maintenance on cars like that what totally throws them over the edge? 45k miles isn't all that much. And 45k for a C63 sounds pretty reasonable...


Where's the catch?

You also lose creature comforts on a car that's not truly historical. Even on a track car, if you're not shipping it to the track, that could get annoying. The CL65 is hardly a track car. On a 2 door GT car, that would have to drive you nuts unless you really want to tell people you have an AMG MB - as old as it may be.
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