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Nelson

Monopoly money Porsche

it may well be the colour of a vets forearm but to me this has always been the best version of the 911, the best looking in my opinion, the shape that truly defines the classic evolutionary 911 shape. I even find the interior styling wonderful, if some call it an ergonomic mess.

This is a truly perfect example (bar the colour), incredibly desirable, but really, 48500. Seriously?
Maybe the rarity, history and condition of this example justifies its huge price-tag. What say you?

http://forsale.evo.co.uk/car/5238666fb600c1dc7ad119d4
PhilD

Re: Monopoly money Porsche

Nelson wrote:
it may well be the colour of a vets forearm


that's some poorly cow.
Big Blue

The 964 is THE shape for me. No flared wheel arches; no whale tail; upright headlights. The 993 looks like a bit of a bloater when parked next to one.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

I love 964s as well - wish I'd got an RS when they were still vaguely afforable.
simonp

Interior is vile.
Tim

You're paying for the low mileage.
Buy it, use it and watch the pounds go out the exhaust in smoke.
While the interior isn't great Porsche are guilty of some far greater crimes against taste on the inside of some 911s.
PG

Re: Monopoly money Porsche

Nelson wrote:
it may well be the colour of a vets forearm..


I expected it to be shit brown, not red, which was a nice surprise. But the paedo grey interior is vile.
Roadrunner

Re: Monopoly money Porsche

PG wrote:
Nelson wrote:
it may well be the colour of a vets forearm..


I expected it to be shit brown, not red, which was a nice surprise. But the paedo grey interior is vile.


It all depends into which hole the vet has been delving...
Matt

As much as I like the 993, I have always had a feeling for the 964. Looks best in bright, solid colours.
Nice Guy Eddie

I really like arena red but for that money id go for a turbo.
Alf McQueef

That 993 turbo-shape body is very nice, one of my favourite 911's, but like some others I think I prefer the 964 overall, it looks more old fashioned but it's a good honest shape. Unfortunately I have had a ride in one and a short drive of another and they feel very baggy and industrial compared to more modern cars. I'd like to try an RS.

My feelings on paying vastly over the odds for a car based on the particular model or it being low mileage are well documented...
Martin

Nice name change ALF!  
Alf McQueef

Martin wrote:
Nice name change ALF!


I took your suggestion since I'm always sprouting bollocks about driving dynamics and I do love a dab of oppo  
Martin

Alf McQueef wrote:
Martin wrote:
Nice name change ALF!


I took your suggestion since I'm always sprouting bollocks about driving dynamics and I do love a dab of oppo


The suggestion was purely based on your love of 'a dab of oppo', nothing else!  
Tim

Martin wrote:
Alf McQueef wrote:
Martin wrote:
Nice name change ALF!


I took your suggestion since I'm always sprouting bollocks about driving dynamics and I do love a dab of oppo


The suggestion was purely based on your love of 'a dab of oppo', nothing else!


I'm disappointed at the lack of the word 'visceral' in the above comments.

I have now rectified that.
Mark

993 for me. Strangely, the 964 is probably my least favourite 911.
Martin

991 for me please, but I'd live with a 997!
Mark

Martin wrote:
991 for me please, but I'd live with a 997!


Oh, absolutely - I'd take the newer ones given the choice. But the 993 is by far the best looking air cooled version after the SC's etc to my eyes.

There was a gorgeous 991 Cab on the motorway this afternoon - metallic Black with tan roof. Might sound naff but it looked ace in the metal...
Frank Bullitt

Love the colour but the interior is a crime, it's way too expensive too.

Prefer the 964 myself but can see why the 993 appeals
Blarno

I spend my days surrounded by 911s of every conceivable flavour, yet I always get a bit of a chub on when a tidy 993 rolls into the workshop.

Still prefer the 964 though, especially as a Turbo or an RS.
franki68

Never driven a 993 ,but I have to be honest and say the older Porsches I have driven ...have been shit.i know this is sacrilege ,but it's true.
I realise this is an opinion that isn't allowed on car forums ,but yes if you drive one now it will be full of the feel that manufacturers have eradicated from modern cars,but it wouldbe a deeply unpleasant thing to actually drive .
Roadsterstu

I prefer the pre-964 series. I could quite fancy a mid 80s 911.
TreVoR

I love Bryan's Classic 911 and I am pretty enamoured of Ed's 993 too.

Any old car is going to feel old compared to modern machinery.  There was a guy on PH who has swapped his XK8 for a Chimaera and isn't sure if he has made the right decision as he doesn't like the agricultural feel of them.
Bryan M

Trying not to wear moon boots on this thread.....I love driving my 911 - it is good on a touring run, full of character, fun (and slightly scary) when you want it to be.

That said you wouldn't see which way a well driven hot hatch went on most roads unless you were seriously commited - but outright performance isn't really the point of it for me.
Blarno

But yours sounds so much better than any hot hatch!
Bryan M

That is indeed true....and one of the reasons i love it is the 911 wail as power off down the road.
Blarno

And it certainly doesn't feel slow from the passenger seat.
Scouse

964 for me as well, RS preferably or a CS.
Dr. Hfuhruhurr

Bryan M wrote:
That said you wouldn't see which way a well driven Diesel estate went on most roads unless you were seriously commited - but outright performance isn't really the point of it for me.

FYP

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