Steve McQueen’s 1970 Porsche 911S

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  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Full article and more pics at A Continuous Lean


    Seeing this, I wonder which current car will age the best ?

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    Chico2007 Senior member

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    Love those 911's since I was a kid. I NEED one.
    Gonna look for a mid 1980's model soon.
    Can you say, mid-life crisis? [​IMG]
     
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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    wow, that car is just.. [​IMG]
     
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    Porsche's cars change so little you can pretty much bet that their lineup is going to look good forever.
     
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    love these cars, but I would rather have an '80's LWB Carrera or even a 964 C2 made up to look like one of these. [​IMG]
     
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    dganderson Senior member

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    That's an amazing car. I'm pretty sure it will be out of my price range though.
     
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    These things were only like $6-7K when they were new back then, though. [​IMG]
     
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    Blackhood Senior member

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    These things were only like $6-7K when they were new back then, though. [​IMG]

    In 1970 my dad bought his house for £20k.
     
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    haha. My parents bought a house along the beach in Australia in the late 70's for about $50K - big boom and the houses there are all now just about a milli. So I guess considering that, $7K for a 1970 911 would've been quite a lot. A 240Z was like what, $2500?
     
  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A friend of mine had one of these. I drove it and didn't like it. They are hard to drive. Yea, I know, thats the way a racing car is supposed to be...blah. blah, blah. But if you want an enjoyable ride get a new Porsche or another car.
     
  11. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    I would much rather have McQueen's Jaguar

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    Or his Ferrari (NART Spyder)

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    In 1970 my dad bought his house for £20k.

    It used to be said that a new Rolls-Royce was always the price of a middle-class home. My 1966 Silver Shadow was $19,600 new, about what our house cost back then (4 br, 2ba).
     
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    I've watched the opening scene from "LeMans" too many times to count...
    I like that Porsche more, and more, and more...

    Give me a 964 anyday... (Call me a minority)
    But this thing is absolutely stunning...
     
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    love these cars, but I would rather have an '80's LWB Carrera or even a 964 C2 made up to look like one of these. [​IMG]

    Why an 80's one? Why not a modern one: http://www.singervehicledesign.com/
     
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    because the Singer is a turnkey hot rod vehicle that costs about $200K, and I think I can make a 230'ish hp '80's Carrera look like a convincing '60's one for about $50K or less. [​IMG]
     

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