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tedzwedz
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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tedzwedz wrote:
I cant see the pic in the post above? What does it show!?

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There you go, I rehosted it Thumb


cheers mate!
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

Well it’s true – my car now has an American sister built by 9M.!
I was contacted back in the autumn last year by an American Porsche nut – John Paul – JP, who had followed with great interest the build of my Speedster and wanted his own 993 Speedster. We exchanged numerous emails and I sent him a parts build sheet shopping list to help him on his way. Through a bit of good fortune he bought the essential 964 Speedster parts – doors, hood, clamshell and screen, off eBay
He had trawled across the US trying to find, what he saw as a competent outfit to convert his own low mileage (30K) 993 cabrio into a Speedster. No-one gave him the confidence to entrust his car with them, so he made contact with Colin at 9M and a deal was struck! The car was shipped from California back in November and we had a little photo shoot in the New Year before the fun began!







JP wanted to keep the build ‘under his hat’ until the job was complete and the car safely back in his hands, so it was a ‘no publicity’ build initially - there’s now a thread running regarding the conversion over on Rennlist for those that are interested!

The finished article was shipped late in May and arrived early July to be reunited with the very happy owner! A few pictures were snapped though before shipping –













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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My, that colour is amazing (I don't think I need elaborate)

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tedzwedz
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:
Well it’s true – my car now has an American sister built by 9M.!
I was contacted back in the autumn last year by an American Porsche nut – John Paul – JP, who had followed with great interest the build of my Speedster and wanted his own 993 Speedster. We exchanged numerous emails and I sent him a parts build sheet shopping list to help him on his way. Through a bit of good fortune he bought the essential 964 Speedster parts – doors, hood, clamshell and screen, off eBay
He had trawled across the US trying to find, what he saw as a competent outfit to convert his own low mileage (30K) 993 cabrio into a Speedster. No-one gave him the confidence to entrust his car with them, so he made contact with Colin at 9M and a deal was struck! The car was shipped from California back in November and we had a little photo shoot in the New Year before the fun began!


JP wanted to keep the build ‘under his hat’ until the job was complete and the car safely back in his hands, so it was a ‘no publicity’ build initially - there’s now a thread running regarding the conversion over on Rennlist for those that are interested!

The finished article was shipped late in May and arrived early July to be reunited with the very happy owner! A few pictures were snapped though before shipping –


Graham


I like A LOT!

A matched pair like a fine pair of Purdey Shotguns
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grahampm
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that I keep 'seeing' on my car that JP's doesn't have, is the body coloured air vents, door handles & mirrors.
I'm almost drawn to the fact and wondering if I should get them body coloured so that they 'flow' into the 993 design? I do like the silvered rear split grille though - if anything I'd go silver'er with this!!
Anyones else's thoughts appreciated??
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:
One thing that I keep 'seeing' on my car that JP's doesn't have, is the body coloured air vents, door handles & mirrors.
I'm almost drawn to the fact and wondering if I should get them body coloured so that they 'flow' into the 993 design? I do like the silvered rear split grille though - if anything I'd go silver'er with this!!
Anyones else's thoughts appreciated??
G


I'd definitely have the mirrors, door handles etc body colour. I think otherwise they draw the eye away from the other amazing bits of the car - e.g. the speedster hump.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another great looking Speedster, but would look better with your wheels Graham Wink

I see Freisinger have finished theirs too and is for sale: http://www.freisinger-motorsport.de/porsche/uk/Porsche_Cars_for_sale/170.html?orderby=car_ID&reihenfolge=DESC&leistung=






If you want my 2 penny, I would put the mirrors and door handles body colour, but leave the front and rear accents as is.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:
Well it’s true – my car now has an American sister built by 9M.!

Graham


Thanks for the posts, Graham, and Hi all from across the pond ...
I finally got 'SpeedArena' back through U.S. Customs on July 11th .. Thumb

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Im a yank so give me a break" Floor...your car your rules, im not a cabrio man but hats off to you two there stunning.... Thumb Congrats
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grahampm wrote:
One thing that I keep 'seeing' on my car that JP's doesn't have, is the body coloured air vents, door handles & mirrors.
I'm almost drawn to the fact and wondering if I should get them body coloured so that they 'flow' into the 993 design? I do like the silvered rear split grille though - if anything I'd go silver'er with this!!
Anyones else's thoughts appreciated??
G


Graham

I really like the silver bits, and they combine to form a theme. Just having the split grille silver might look like an afterthought Dont know

Your car looks stunning. worship I especially like the front indicator delete as it really cleans up the panel. Settles the indicator clear/orange/square/oval discussion Very Happy
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tedzwedz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

JPP wrote:
grahampm wrote:
Well it’s true – my car now has an American sister built by 9M.!

Graham


Thanks for the posts, Graham, and Hi all from across the pond ...
I finally got 'SpeedArena' back through U.S. Customs on July 11th .. Thumb


Nice one! I love it! I also like the yellow "S" badge and I am very English! Smile

If I had one tiny thought it was that I prefer clear front indicators, rather than orange, but I understand that these are a requirement in the USA?

Well done
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

tedzwedz wrote:

Nice one! I love it! I also like the yellow "S" badge and I am very English! Smile

If I had one tiny thought it was that I prefer clear front indicators, rather than orange, but I understand that these are a requirement in the USA?

Well done


Thanks for the vote of confidence! You are not alone in preferring the Euro/R.O.W. bumpers/indicators on these cars and I completely understand why... but I wanted the Speedster to look like it would if it had been ordered at a dealership in the U.S. in 1998 ... it's the "virgin" thing ... well you know what I'm getting at ...
and many folks here go Euro bumpers if they get a chance .. and even I went half way there on my '95 coupe. I made the lenses by cutting down euro-length ones and sealing the edges with clear RTV and used bulbs that flashed amber .. alas, I had to sell the coupe to finance SpeedArena .. Sad but .. I still have the clear corner lenses... Grin

P.S. can someone here tell me why MY pictures have all this massive ugly border all over them with technical rubbish attached?? Is it because I'm a Yank??
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

JPP wrote:

P.S. can someone here tell me why MY pictures have all this massive ugly border all over them with technical rubbish attached?? Is it because I'm a Yank??


I may have said this before but the Speedster looks awesome!

The photos are like that because you upload them to the 911uk site via attach photo. The other way of doing it is to upload the photo to a sharing site like photobucket or flickr and then embed the [IMG] tag in the body of your message...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 993 Speedster - US sister car! Reply with quote

tmilligan wrote:

I may have said this before but the Speedster looks awesome!

Thank you. I find myself in the garage a lot .... just staring at it. what I'm like a love-sick college boy ... it's soo sad .. Razz

tmilligan wrote:

The photos are like that because you upload them to the 911uk site via attach photo. The other way of doing it is to upload the photo to a sharing site like photobucket or flickr and then embed the [IMG] tag in the body of your message...

Thanks again! I'm in your debt, sir.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cannot believe that I have never stumbled across this thread before.

It is an awesome project and I am very impressed.

As so much work was done I think personally I would've started with a worse condition donor, to keep the cost down.

Colour coded the mirrors and door handles too, but that's just personal taste.

Looking forward to seeing this car in the flesh sometime.

Well done.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Graham's car will be at Cirencester Peter. I've not seen it yet either, so no doubt I'll be like the schoolboy in the old Jaguar ad.....

'Some day, some day.'
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad I saw this thread and read all 40 pages this morning, beforehand. To have seen the car before knowing what went into it would've been a travesty.

I'd better go through all the old threads to make sure there aren't any other similar cars too!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this car at 9M the day Graham picked it up - believe me the transformation is incredible as is the passion that 9M put into it. Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter, Sam & Dom - and to all the other 993 enthusiasts who I met today at the PCGB 50th event. Thanks for all the positive comments about my Speedster - with 9M going into full production Very Happy i'm sure there'll be a few more 'born' in the coming years!
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