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Doesn’t need much. Modernize the suspension and put on the OEM+ bits that you fancy, as you said. Can’t really go nuts upping the power because that’s not the point of the car. You could go crazy cutting weight and period-correct restomodding the interior, I suppose....
 

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Was being a bit facetious about my comment re: guards red. Definitely an iconic colour, and I much prefer it on aircooled cars. More importantly, the car has black leather and sport seats whereas tan would've been a deal-breaker.

Car cost me around $38k. After transport, taxes, wheels/tires, and a couple of other small things, I'll be into it for about $43k. Definitely a well-bought car, something that doesn't seem to exist in the aircooled world. To put things in perspective, the C2 I posted the other week (with 3-piece Speedline wheels) sold in less than a week for about $65k.

My only real issue right now is the car is bone stock, and I almost feel guilty modifying it.

So beautiful. Do you have more pics? Curious how the interior looks.
 

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So the Philadelphia elites and socialites have moved back into town (Margate) and brought their sweet rides with them. So far the official car of the season is a cross between a Porsche 911 Targa or a Cayenne. It’s getting to the point I don’t even notice them anymore. Nothing against either car, but my god there’s a lack of originality here.

Of course there is others that have stood out more, enough for me to step off my Electric Longboard and snap a photo.

Ferrari F12 with some bad curb rash. Could use some Scuderia Shields for contrast

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Porsche 911 Turbo S (awesome color)

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This one speaks for itself:

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However to me, neither is more beautiful than this. I find myself circling back two or three times just to get another hit of her. As soon as I get confirmation that my job is safe, I am putting an order in.

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Is 964 the tail happy era or it's just all a rumor on the earlier porsche more likely to kill you...
At least in the 80's they said you hadn't owned a 911 until you had the back end come around and spin the car. My dad did it once during his first year of ownership in his 86 Carrera 3.2. 964s were the first cars where they started to work on taming that tail happiness, and not merely increase the width of the tires...but they like most 911s of the past are still quite tail happy. Today a lot of people appreciate they tail happiness of the less tamed cars and mastering the saying "Don't lift"...meaning once you are in a corner at a certain speed,commit to it. Even if you think you are in over your head do not lift off the gas...that's when all hell breaks loose, you lose traction at the back and the tail end comes around.
 

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Thought lift over steer is more common from that era in general, never experienced that luckily...

only spin I had was in a FWD rental in a Mazda 6 during the end of a snow storm in upstate (why was I driving, think was catching a flight?), I either hit a patch of ice or something spin into someone’s drive way, blowed a tire...
 

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Had a couple of cars turn 'round on me. I think the last one was "The Barge"
-that rat rodded, slammed VIP style Celsior.

I was making a right turn, and smashed the gas pedal. Once the wheels broke loose, it lit smoke did a big slow slide and oversteered in on itself spinning around. And driving out of it.

Damn that car was a riot.
 

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So beautiful. Do you have more pics? Curious how the interior looks.
Identical to this (excluding the floor mats, obviously):



Seems like the ability to customize is nearly endless, but for now the only immediate plans are a new head unit (Continental/VDO makes a very nice period-correct looking HU with bluetooth and USB inputs), new floor mats, a Tequipment steering wheel from the 968, and freshening up anything which is overly worn.

But believe me when I say the thought of stripping the interior and installing Recaro Pole Position seats hasn't crossed my mind about a dozen times.

 

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oh yea saw that couple days ago, I reserve my judgement in person, the side profile looks decent, front..., though this picture definitely has been distorted a bit (more elongated). BMW's center divide just doesn't suit the big grill as well as say Audi does...
 

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Identical to this (excluding the floor mats, obviously):



Seems like the ability to customize is nearly endless, but for now the only immediate plans are a new head unit (Continental/VDO makes a very nice period-correct looking HU with bluetooth and USB inputs), new floor mats, a Tequipment steering wheel from the 968, and freshening up anything which is overly worn.
Interior on that is nearly identical to that of 86 to 89 3.2 Carrera (which was similar to earlier 911s). Same seats, door panels, door pulls, map pockts, dashboard (except for newer back lit gauges and 944 style climate control). Different steering wheel and placement of glove box due to airbags. Main difference is a more integrated the center console area, shifter, and hand brake.

Remember to save all the OEM stuff if you change things.
 

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At least in the 80's they said you hadn't owned a 911 until you had the back end come around and spin the car. My dad did it once during his first year of ownership in his 86 Carrera 3.2. 964s were the first cars where they started to work on taming that tail happiness, and not merely increase the width of the tires...but they like most 911s of the past are still quite tail happy. Today a lot of people appreciate they tail happiness of the less tamed cars and mastering the saying "Don't lift"...meaning once you are in a corner at a certain speed,commit to it. Even if you think you are in over your head do not lift off the gas...that's when all hell breaks loose, you lose traction at the back and the tail end comes around.
I’ve spun the 997 GT3 in that manner. The thing is, the 911 is hardly the only car that you can spin with lift-off oversteer. It’s just that the rear weight bias makes the snap effect more violent, the same way it’s scarier to control the momentum of a 25 lb kettlebell than a 10 lb one. That plus the less-developed traction control technology of those times made the earlier 911’s earn the ‘widowmaker’ rep.

Which to me is kind of a myth...the 911 isn’t worse-handling for most drivers, it’s just less forgiving of your mistakes.
 

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