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    Being sensible would be not buying a Porsche at all. Fuck being sensible, I'm so over "maturity".


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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    Mick,

    I had the same dream at one point. Easiest way to achieve it as mentioned is a GT3. And modified/tracked 996 GT3's are relatively unloved. One sold for about 80k on my105 in the last 6 months. Was a road reg GT3 with cup doors, wing, bars etc. was a bargain imho and I was seriously tempted. Should have also bought Keenes 996 gt2 with sequential when it was for sale for $120k. Fuck.

    There are a few of these GT3's out there and I reckon they will continue to sell for under 100k. Re your project, if you want a project, then go right ahead knowing, as per most car builds, you are going to hose a metric shit tonne of $ you will never see again. . There is no economic argument for it to be a good idea. Ever. But you can always try to convince yourself (and missus) otherwise. Porsches when they are right, are bomb proof. When they go wrong, get ya wallet out and expect eye watering bills. My advice. Stay NA. Trying to turbo an NA engine will financially ruin you. You would have to budget at least 50k for the engine build, then all the torque will prob shit transaxles so then add another 30k. As long as the engine in it is solid you are fine. Cup ars are designed to race for 12-24 hours. Street use and the odd track day won't bother them if you don't over rev. But again, get yer wallet out of the engine needs a refresh.

    Surely you have learnt by now Mick, you are better off buying something as close as possible to the end result you want, rather than trying to turn a car into something it was never designed to be. It's a hiding to nothing.
    Cheers for the input mate you make far too much sense lol. It would probably just be a far cheaper and better idea to get a road going Porsche here like a 996 C4S and then a 996 or 997 cup car for track when i get back to Australia. I am finding myself saying for only 6-8k more i could get a 996 Turbo over a C4S. Ah the slippery slope! A 996 turbo road car and separate GT3 cup for track would probably be pretty damn close to the ultimate now i think about it!

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    996 turbo, might make bringing it back worthwhile.

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    ^ actually scrub that idea, i just checked and 996 Turbo's are up around the 50k mark. Must have been thinking about something else.

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    So i've decided fuck it i can't love a 996 with those headlights, i also want a wide body and a 996 C4S is similar money to a 997 C2S. So a 997 C2S it is, the favr it's a 3.8 is also a sweetener. I am budgeting ideally under $30k aud purchase price. Main idea right now is to buy a Carerra and use it here in Germany and import it home with the idea of keeping it.

    Something like this. It's got a few miles on it, but not really excessive considering it's 12 years old. Any advice from Porsche aficionados in the know would be appreciated.

    https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...--2005/7507948
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffordcliffs View Post
    Being sensible would be not buying a Porsche at all. Fuck being sensible, I'm so over "maturity".


    Am really sorry to hear about your Dad, that stuff can go pear shaped quick.
    I hear you, i take calculated risks. Just how good my calculations are i don't know lol! But i'm still alive and having s pretty goid time so they csn't be too bad. Cheers Re: Dad, one of those things, shock has worn off but still it's pretty crap considering he has 't even retired yet (still working ffs - built a pretty awesome ozone technology manufacturing biz they are trying to sell). But my parents are eternal entepreneurs and just don't know when to accept it and cut their losses.

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    Just checking Sonic - you are aware that the C4S is AWD yea?
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    If you can afford a 997 or a 996, buy a 997. The interior is better and yeah, I think they're better-looking cars.

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    ^^^^ Yep. That's the sort of thing I was talking about. Any idea what it went for? Although I would want to have got a scan tool plugged into it and checked for over revs prior to handing over my hard earned. Doesn't look particularly loved. Makes me a little suspicious of its condition as if it was a good thing surely you would sell direct and maximise return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grunt View Post
    Just checking Sonic - you are aware that the C4S is AWD yea?
    Yes of course. But i'd prefer a RWD.

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    Very nice, would love to know the sale price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside View Post
    ^^^^ Yep. That's the sort of thing I was talking about. Any idea what it went for? Although I would want to have got a scan tool plugged into it and checked for over revs prior to handing over my hard earned. Doesn't look particularly loved. Makes me a little suspicious of its condition as if it was a good thing surely you would sell direct and maximise return.
    You'd think so, but the only reason I saw it was a mate was selling his 308 GT4 at that auction and it is maintained to the very highest standard.

    Not sure if the Porsche sold or not.
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    ^^^ Gotcha. Interesting way to sell a car. But I guess you reach a whole new market and may get that auction excitement and competition where people pay over the odds.

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    The Fez passed in at $85K. He wants $120K+.
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