Porsche Cayman: Your thoughts thus far?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Soph, May 6, 2006.

  1. Soph

    Soph Senior member

    Messages:
    4,149
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Bologna, Italy
    ???
     


  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

    Messages:
    6,324
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Nice. My boss (or rather ex-boss - I moved departments) bought one recently. Much better looking than the 911 IRL, IMHO. Have not had a chance to take it for a spin [​IMG]
     


  3. Lamo

    Lamo Senior member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2006
    it's very purrrrty
     


  4. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    I've never heard of this car before. It looks a bit like a hard-top boxter.
     


  5. Soph

    Soph Senior member

    Messages:
    4,149
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Bologna, Italy
    I've never heard of this car before. It looks a bit like a hard-top boxter.

    Oh, its more than that in the Umph! department, its mid engine placement allows for better/easy handling than a 911, straight away, Porsche won't allow the flagship 911 to be beat, but the cayman is actually the best porsche in many ways.
    [​IMG]
     


  6. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

    Messages:
    9,760
    Likes Received:
    122
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2004
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Ahh mid-engine. Very nice. I love mid-engines. Especially 92-95 Toyota MR2.
     


  7. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    One of my personal favorite Porsches:

    [​IMG]
     


  8. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    La Jolla, Cargese, Minsk
    One of my personal favorite Porsches:

    [​IMG]


    Well, your lovely b/w photo of the XK-120 with skirts redeemed you after the gaffe with an over-restored and festooned XK-120 as your initial pick in the four-door thread. But IMHO you have more than redeemed yourself with your choice on the Speedster.

    Ausgezeichnete wahl dieses mal, Label King! Did you realize the subject car of your photo has Rudge wheels? [​IMG]
    ________________________________________
     


  9. Soph

    Soph Senior member

    Messages:
    4,149
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    Bologna, Italy
    Porsche Spyder 550

    [​IMG]
     


  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Well, your lovely b/w photo of the XK-120 with skirts redeemed you after the gaffe with an over-restored and festooned XK-120 as your initial pick in the four-door thread. But IMHO you have more than redeemed yourself with your choice on the Speedster.

    Ausgezeichnete wahl dieses mal, Label King! Did you realize the subject car of your photo has Rudge wheels? [​IMG]
    ________________________________________

    What type of hardtop does it have, I wonder?
     


  11. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    La Jolla, Cargese, Minsk
    Porsche Spyder 550

    [​IMG]


    Does anyone else smell fresh fiberglass?[​IMG] The Fuchs style wheels and the Nardi style steering wheel don't help any.

    No disrespect is intended, Soph. 550s in any form are pretty, even a botched replica.

    Respectfully, et blithering cetera
    __________________________________
     


  12. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Porsche replicas are amusing in some ways. They also have MG replicas, which also are amusing because MGs, even in top condition, aren't particularly expensive. I suppose they are more convenient.
     


  13. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    La Jolla, Cargese, Minsk
    What type of hardtop does it have, I wonder?

    Steel bows and canvas were all there was. Steel-framed, canvas-edged side curtains took the place of heavy roll-up windows. I've seen a one-off aluminum hardtop and a few fiberglass ones as well. None were made for the factory to my knowledge as accessory parts.

    Maybe Reutter or Karmann or D'Ieteren or Drauz or Glaser or Abarth made removable hardtops. These are the body supply people that I remember. But, not all of them supplied bodies for the Speedster.

    I'm not a 356 historian. I just remember seeing the cars on the road. I wasn't old enough to drive yet. I had to wait for ten years after Porsche stopped building the Speedster until I could afford my first car. But, that's another story!
    _____________________________________
     


  14. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

    Messages:
    25,745
    Likes Received:
    238
    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Location:
    Constantinople
    Steel bows and canvas were all there was. Steel-framed, canvas-edged side curtains took the place of heavy roll-up windows. I've seen a one-off aluminum hardtop and a few fiberglass ones as well. None were made for the factory to my knowledge as accessory parts.

    Maybe Reutter or Karmann or D'Ieteren or Drauz or Glaser or Abarth made removable hardtops. These are the body supply people that I remember. But, not all of them supplied bodies for the Speedster.

    I'm not a 356 historian. I just remember seeing the cars on the road. I wasn't old enough to drive yet. I had to wait for ten years after Porsche stopped building the Speedster until I could afford my first car. But, that's another story!
    _____________________________________

    I believe there is also the rare Glasspar hardtop, which like the Rudge wheels drives up the prices.
     


  15. Full Canvas

    Full Canvas Senior member

    Messages:
    1,057
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    La Jolla, Cargese, Minsk
    I believe there is also the rare Glasspar hardtop, which like the Rudge wheels drives up the prices.

    It's entirely likely, then, that is the fiberglass hardtop to which I referred in my previous remarks. I simply don't know the manufacturer's name.

    With your broad penchant for interesting and accurate esoteric bits of information, I would not be surprised to find that your belief is accurate.
    _______________________________________________
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by