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Paul Ricard

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NXI20 wrote:
MisterCorn wrote:

On the other hand, that might just be me Question


It's not just you.

2004 C4S Cab manual - looks the bollox...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Maybe i'm on my own here but I'd prefer my C4S, with a great engine and suspension, a rag top and radio PSE than a GT3. Grin


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NXI20 wrote:
The numbers on that particular car simply don't stack up with the whole conversion including donor approaching £80K iirc and they haven't touched the engine internals?? It's more a demonstration of all their bolt-ons in one car. To try to suggest that spending more on that car than a sorted GT3 is a good idea doesn't really stand up to any serious scrutiny. The bath you'd take on resale alone would be enough reason not to do it.

According to the ad https://rpmtechnik.co.uk/sales/vehicle/996-csr-evo/ where that car is for sale it has had extensive engine work. £100k+ build cost...

To spend GT3++ money on a C2 to make it like a GT3 seems odd unless as you say its a showcase of what RPM can do (and lordy they must be expensive... even allowing £15k for a donor car, £25k for an engine rebuild with special components, £10k for a respray, £10k for suspension work I'm £40k short...).

Better to create something unique... cabrio, Targa, widebody etc with enhanced performance but day to day usability.
"911- the guilt-free supercar"

Current: 2003 C4S Coupe, seal/black

Ex: '02 C4S Coupe, '96 993 Targa, '88 Carrera Sport Coupe
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TV8 wrote:
At the risk of being a kill joy, based on my personal experience, the oversize rebuilt engine, with lots more power bespoke parts is the car that everyone wants on a forum but doesn’t actually want to buy when you come to sell.

Sure, you can get lucky when you come to sell but You have to prepare for a lack of enthusiasm from real buyers.

To balance that, when you get a nice open road you will always be glad that you have up-graded!

Tend to agree. But as others have said many will perform this upgrade as a keeper. Costs will differentiate over time. Besides there are a few interesting air-cooled and front engined Porsche variants still out there. The 944T is an extremely tunable car for instance.
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