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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: To C2 or not to C2? Reply with quote

I have been watching many of the 996 threads lately about the 996 C2 and what a great car / possible investment it could be and it's got me thinking as I happen to like the look and size of the older cars.

I also love the retro look that many of you are going for with the Fuchs and ducktail which but I don't want to do this to my 997 because personally I think this look is suited better to old models due to their size and it's a cab which I think doesn't work as well. Also being an Essex boy brought up near Southend sea front in the cruising days I have always really wanted to mod the look of a car but my sensible side always gets the better of me so I don't but the itch is there! My dream would be a modded 964 but the amount of cash and the threat of the illimanti put this out of my reach.

So I am really thinking about getting a 996 C2 To retro but I already have the 997 which Mrs Finn points out spends quite a large amount of time in the garage so she is not on side, it will also have to take the last space on the drive and live outside. I also always think I have more time than I do for jobs, with a house that is not quite finished, a new baby just arrived and a 997 to play with am i taking on too much?

I also don't mind spending a bit to have the modded car I want but don't want to waste all of the cash I put into it. So let me know your thoughts shall I go for it? If I do I would not want to go more than 15k for the car but would prefer about 12k so expect high miles but is this also opening me up for big bills?
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James M-S
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally can’t see the ducktail retro look working because the headlights aren’t round.

If you want the retro look, Have you seen chesil cars? (Google chesil speedster)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks James I was more thinking along the lines of the CSR retro 996
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha funny one of my mates said the same
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parked mine up in town today to do the banking and my jaw dropped when I walked back to it! Cloud 9
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have just googled the front, errrrm. (Apologies I stand by my previous comment).

In my humble opinion only.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: To C2 or not to C2? Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
I also always think I have more time than I do for jobs, with a house that is not quite finished, a new baby just arrived and a 997 to play with am i taking on too much?


Don't bother, live your life - enjoy your 997 and your baby. Your wife will start to resent the time you spend on your pointless car and she would have a point.

Don't think a 996 is an investment, it might break even at very best.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: To C2 or not to C2? Reply with quote

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Thefinn wrote:
I also always think I have more time than I do for jobs, with a house that is not quite finished, a new baby just arrived and a 997 to play with am i taking on too much?


Don't bother, live your life - enjoy your 997 and your baby. Your wife will start to resent the time you spend on your pointless car and she would have a point.

Don't think a 996 is an investment, it might break even at very best.


Have to agree.....I have two small kids and a half-finished house. I always take on too much and often end up stressed about things that are supposed to be fun.....

I definitely wouldnt buy a 996 as an investment.....I have just bought mine, I dont expect to make money, but hopefully wont lose loads either.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks wasz and Kingb4 for you frank responce i do get carried away sometimes so your comments have made me stop and think
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finn, mate I guess you know my thoughts Grin but heres a slightly sensible compromise Question well hopefully anyway Grin

You can really only drive one 911 at a time and you have a cab. and the wife doesnt want you spending 12/15k on a car and another 5/7 k modding it.

as your now a family man with financial commitments I am suggesting you look at what you can do with your 997 re totally reversable mods . eg my car as you know is very modded BUT every single original part is in the garage , I don't modify any original parts, I buy used of ebay or new etc . it would cost me £500 in labour to put my car back to original stock.
So what can you do to your cab for a fraction of the money your original post was going to cost you say 8k which when put back to stock you can sell for at least 50% of the money back so e.g. £4k lots of boy essex fun for 4k .

if it was my cab I would be buying the aftermarket speedster humps , some fuch alloys more aggressive front bumper or lip and a small wing or maybe a flying ducktail as they are smaller

tell me that isnt retro sex at its best mate you could even get it wrapped in blue (blue is the new black)lol the top pic is actually a kit


https://nrauto.com/product/porsche-997-speedster-hump-2-piece-for-997-cabriolet/

https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/997FLSPE.html

http://florencecarbondesign.com/kitDett.asp?ID=46&idlink=25

http://www.9magazine.com/french-tuner-delavilla-easily-converts-your-cab-to-speedster/

https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997-vendor-classifieds/329166-997-speedster-humps-sale.html

Grin food for thought mate and 12/14k still in the bank and a happy wife. Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in silver gen1
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the suggestion Phil but I have never been a fan of the speedster it just doesnt do it for me, if i had a coupe i would go down the sports classic look with a grey wrap and maybe some side decals. I do still have all the mods planned for the 997 to fall back on when the warranty is up but the plan for this one was to leave the body stock other than lowering it just because it's such a nice car so I don't want to mess with it too much even if I can put it back. That's why I have been thinking of getting another car that's a bit older and not such a shame if mess with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That actually looks much better in the silver with the turbo bumper
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As has been said, don't do it!!

Focus on having your 997 tip top with maybe some tweaks.
The last thing you need is two projects, with all the costs that go with it and a jam packed driveway full of cars that rarely move.

Get your house done and enjoy a normal life again. I've been on with my house for 4 and a half years now. Landscapers are in next month for back garden then we are done. Normal life can resume. Yippee!
A lot has happened in those 4 years so I'm looking forward to relaxing.

I'm doing slightly more than I'd like on my car at the moment. I enjoy it but as you say, it can quickly go beyond enjoyment and that's no good.

Live your life and enjoy your 997. Or go properly retro with an aircooled. Just don't buy a wrong'un.
All the best with your home and family. They come first.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in black, personally I prefer it painted and shiny but each to there own
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
Cheers for the suggestion Phil but I have never been a fan of the speedster it just doesnt do it for me, if i had a coupe i would go down the sports classic look with a grey wrap and maybe some side decals. I do still have all the mods planned for the 997 to fall back on when the warranty is up but the plan for this one was to leave the body stock other than lowering it just because it's such a nice car so I don't want to mess with it too much even if I can put it back. That's why I have been thinking of getting another car that's a bit older and not such a shame if mess with it.


if you like the silver one then maybe you need a modern take on retro, see the silver ones been dropped and has 20"or 21" alloys in a modern finish giving it a low wide aggressive stance I also like it Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the comments lads I think my feet might be back on the ground now, I might save the serious moding of a second car for when little Finn can help me on the tools and the house is finished. It's good to get a second opinion sometimes when you get carried away.

Phil those are the sports design 19 inch wheels with a gen 1 turbo bumper on the back, i nearly got round to fitting that bumper on my old 4s before I tickled the central reservation in it, the bumper is still in my garage.
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Thefinn wrote:
Cheers for the comments lads I think my feet might be back on the ground now, I might save the serious moding of a second car for when little Finn can help me on the tools and the house is finished. It's good to get a second opinion sometimes when you get carried away.

Phil those are the sports design 19 inch wheels with a gen 1 turbo bumper on the back, i nearly got round to fitting that bumper on my old 4s before I tickled the central reservation in it, the bumper is still in my garage.


the alloys are 19s the car must be heavily lowered , and the bumper is a very easy mod mate and the speedster hump is less than $2000 its a nice look very aggressive and not a lot of money ,
its quite limited what you can do to give a cab an aggressive stance and that silver one pulls it off well Thumb I also think the slightly harder lines of the gen1 help make the silver one look better than the blue pics Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to Mr & Mrs Finn on the new arrival baby Finn G G. No time for playing mate when there are nappies and bockles to sort. Put your 996 faddish desires on hold and enjoy what you have.
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