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OK I will kick it off (updated 10/6/'17).

Hi everyone, I'm John, live in South Northants with wife Sarah, our three girls (18, 15 and 12) and a Jack Russell Terrier named Ted. I currently have two IB's: one is a 1976 Carrera 3.0 Coupe which is substantially removed from factory spec. The other is a 1976 Porsche 912E roller project which I brought back from California a few years ago. I have also owned a 1980 SC (California car brought back to UK) and a 1982 SC Cabriolet (South of France via Switz via California).

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Having been built up from a bare metal shell, with lots of factory lightweight parts inc ally bonnet and engine cover, magnesium gearbox with LSD and so on, the C3 weighs in at 980 kilos on an empty fuel tank. That is very light for a car with full glass and original aluminium bumpers.

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Hi my name is Dan, I live in Stockport cheshire with my Partner and two rabbits (Bodie and Doyle). This was my pride and joy and some time pain in the backside :rolleyes: A 1988 Carrera Coupe in Venetian Blue imported from Switzerland. I owned her from August 2005 to mid-2006. Previous to that I had a 1982 SC Coupe.

 

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Hi,

 

My name is Andy and i bought my SC off Dan about Octoberish last year, Went to Le Mans with him (I took my trusty old Vento) and just had to get an SC when i came back.

 

When Dan found his current car and offered me his, i just had to have the old girl. and have a garage built to keep her in.

 

I live in Stockport in Manchester about 5 mins from Dan, I live on my own and work in the Computer industry for a building society -_-

 

Here is my woman.

 

She is an 82 Swiss import in Palisander Rosewood metallic with 135,000Km under her substantial german belt. she's just been treated to new exhaust (Hayward & Scott) and Dansk sports pre silencer.

 

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Jeremy here, I've had this baby for 10 years now:

 

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Sadly no seats in the back for the kids. I've also got a '79 SC targa, to my shame no digital pics of her right now. Will get that sorted pretty soon though.

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Hi,

My names Doug & I live in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

 

This is my 83 SC which I've had for around two and a half years. I just found this site from a link on an ebay auction & thought it looked interesting!!

 

It'll be nice to see how it grows.......& make a nice change from PCGB & Rennlist ;)

 

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Hi my name is Dan, myself and my wife Lousie live in Horley Surrey (near Gatwick Airport).

 

Our car is a Guards Red 1980 911sc Targa with Pasha Check interior,7 & 9" Fuchs and a lot more work to do! We have owned our car for 3 years this April.

 

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Hi

 

Nice site :)

 

Don't really belong here, but do have an interest in modified 3.2's etc Here is me about to blast around Elvington in an SC. Just don't ask about the Gaffer tape ;)

 

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My own car is a bit earlier though :)

 

my 1973 2.4S

 

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Hi,

My name is Ian, I have recently moved to Bristol with my wife and three children. My car is a '79 SC that I have owned for six years and cannot conceive of replacing.

 

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Nice to be in on something new and fresh, great work John.

Regards

Ian

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Hi all, just registered and saw some rather smart cars, so I thought I'd add my own - I bought my car from Mark Ratcliffe (former PCGB SC Asst Reg) last Summer (2005).

 

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Here's my LHD 84 coupe -

 

Owned for eight years now. Really want a 993 but love the 3.2 too much to let go ............

 

Unusual spec, LSD option, no sunroof, very low on gizmos so probably quite light.

 

Gearbox rebuilt last year + had firmer Bilsteins fitted and suspension set for occasional track use.

 

Got ECU remapped recently. Went on 9M rolling road at 230 bhp (has sport back box) and came off at 252 bhp! Feels fantastic after the above mods ............

 

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Hello all it's me! Most of the details worth knowing about my work on my modified SC are on my site in my sig' but I'll post my favourite pic anyway.

Great to see this up and running John just don't know how much time I have to be here though!

 

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Hi all, great site John.

 

Here is my wee car (mine in the middle).

 

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Cheers

 

Dave

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The name's Berk; Jean Berk. I got my 1989 Carrera Sport three years ago. It recently underwent a full respray. It was already Grand Prix white, but I incorporated a few slightly 'Club Sport' ish modifications. Guards red wheels, RS Ducktail and removed rear buffers.

 

You can see the project from the start here.

 

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Hello all, I'm member number 30. The name is Bert Roex, I'm a Belgian living in Nottingham.

 

I had a few 911's but I have settled now with a Carrera 3.0 Targa.

 

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That was when I picked her up in January 2005.

 

She is a Carrera 3.0 Targa from 1976. She was of the first 150 made and therefore is an early monniker of the model. I decided to go for a 3.0 carrera instead of the 2.7 for three reasons:

 

1. the body is fully galvanised and provides better protection for the daily use I have of her

2. The weight of both Carrera 2.7 and Carrera 3.0 is identical

3. By reading Paul Frere's: "the original Porsche 911", I realised that in 1976 the Carrera 3.0 offered the following benefits over the impact bumper G-model 2.7 Carrera 210 hp engine -which was also found in the cult Porsche: the Carrera 2.7 RS:

 

"The road test published in Auto, Motor and Sport of October 25, 1975 indicated that the lossof 10 hp in the I-series Carrera 3.0 engine compared wit it's 2.7 litre predecessor is of little consequence, maximum speed being reduced by a mere 2mph to a still very useful 146.2 mph, which all standing start acceleration figures practically identical or, if anything, on the better side of it. Flexibility however, which was already excellent with the 2.7 litre Carrera, shows a dramatic improvement, 40 to 80 kph (25 to 50 mph) in fifth gear dropping from 14.1 to 9.4 seconds, the 80 to 120 kph (50 to 70 mph) time from 12.1 to 10.4 seconds and the 120 to 160 kph (75 to 99.5 mph) time from 12.4 to 10.7 seconds."

In fact, the 930 Turbo with 3 litres is quoted to accelerate from 0-100 kph in 6.1 seconds whilst the Carrera 3.0 is quoted to do this sprint in 6.0 second flat. Naturally the moment the turbo kicks in, the C3 is left behind like nothing else.

 

As everyone focused in the specialised press on the Carrera 2.7 RS and the I-series Carrera 2.7, I realised I bagged myself a bargain....

 

I opted for the Targa because I originate form Belgium. The German, Dutch and Belgian motorway police ran 911 Targa’s and it was literally and figuratively THE car to look out for.

 

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Although I like the lines of the coupe better, I do have to admit that a targa is great to drive with the roof off, windows up. She offers great protection from the wind, children at the back find it quite bright and less claustrophobic as opposed to the coupe and they are better sheltered from the wind as opposed to a convertible. In my opinion, the only way to combine an open 911 and children is either a targa –open or close- or a convertible with the roof up and rear window zipped open!

 

I am currently looking for a carrera 3.0 coupe to build up as a lightweight road car/track day car. I have travelled everywhere, visited the Ebay-, pistonheads, PCGB- and autotrader adverts but there is a disappointing offer at the moment.

 

Nonetheless, my car has its engine being rebuild, blueprinted etc etc and will be on the road by june 2006.

 

Here she is with the ductail.

 

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Take care,

 

Bert

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Hi guys

 

Like most of you I spend a lot of time on the "other" porsche forums so it was really nice to find a UK active Porsche form. I thought I would drop by and say hi.

 

I'm in the process of evolving my '89 3.2 into something more personal.....so far it's looking pretty standard however I have fitted a 1995 3.6 :D

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I have died and gone to heaven, AirCooled Excellence is in the house!!

 

Welcome along Tim - pics of that silver 930 ASAP please buddy B)

 

Thanks for the welcome John! I posted pics on the Turbo forum:

 

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Cheers,

 

Tim.

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This is my ride. Despite appearances, this shot is actually somewhat butt-clenchingly fast thru the second part of Rivage at Spa.

 

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Its "slightly" modified. Details to follow at a later date. I live in Kent with my better half Rachel and 2 kids Sophia and James.

 

ciao,

Richard

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Hi all!

 

Just joined so will post picture of my Speedster. I live between Daventry and Rugby and have had this car since last November. Car is on H plate (1991) so could be the last 3.2 Speedster registered in UK (nice to see another black car on the forum).

 

I had an SC for 8 years and only sold it to make way for this.

 

Cheers for now,

Geoff

 

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Hi John,

 

I finally got back to Greece and on line. Here is my favourite picture at Coombe last year, good luck with the site!

 

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Having had 2 wonderful years with my 3.2 Club Sport I came to the conclusion that I was going just about as quick as the car could go round track, without major engine upgrades (to the detriment of originality) & I had become seduced by the speed, handling & I supposed most of all the stopping power of the GT3. Having driven several & been passenger on many track days in mates GT3's I started scanning the websites, noting prices & then all of a sudden "my" car was advertised on PistonHeads. The ad was placed on Friday 17th Feb - I went to see the car that day, had my mate Tim Court drive it the next day (he has effectively the same car except his is Red & RHD) & did the deal that morning. By 6:00pm that Saturday, my 3.2 CS was advertised on PH + PCGB Forum & by Tuesday the 21st it was sold.

 

Tweaks to the GT3 (it's a LHD MK1 Club Sport) so far include - drilled ally pedals, motorsport brake ducts / scoops, 6 point harnesses fitted & a new lighter battery (50 vs 70 KWA) - all my own work but hardly technically challenging. As I write the car is with Russell Lewis of RSR Engineering having a slightly overdue annual service + the geometry set for track days, new front discs + RS29 pads, Castrol Super Race fluid & braided lines. I have secured a 2nd set of GT3 wheels for track use & some Dunlop SSR tyres so when I get the car back, I'll be ready to go.

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Guest haTTer

post-43-1152970066_thumb.jpgJust bought my first 911

1989 3.2 Carrera.

35,000 kms

2 owners including me

 

058 Bumpers with impact absorbers

197 Higher amperage battery

243 Shorter gear shift lever

473 With spoilers

473 Power Left Seat

559 Air conditioner (with front & rear condenser)

567 Windshield green graduated tint

650 Sunroof

c15 UK package with rhd steering wheel and headlights

 

Paint Code L 693 Stone Grey

Interior LT (Black Leather)

 

 

See you around and look forward to meeting you.

Looks like a great forum here

Thanks to Andy Tims for the lead

Richard in Hong Kong

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Hi all,

 

I'm Lewis and have had my SC for about 5 years now. It was always my ambition to get a 911 before I was 25, did it a year early and have never looked back. Had a few expensive bills, including a whopping £7K last year for two engine rebuilds... a long story and something that still hurts :angry:

 

Anyway, the second rebuild was done properly by Tuthills and now she's going great guns again.

 

I live in Buckingham, between Oxford and Milton Keynes, and work for myself as a web site designer (http://www.compassinc.co.uk)

 

Me and my SC make the annual pilgrimage to Lemans so if anyone else is going down let me know! I have some great footage from last year following a 356 across country, beautiful weather and a beautiful car being used for what it was intended. small movie 7mb Big Movie (40mb)

 

Here's a pic of my car:

 

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Aloha

 

Here is my 'ickle Porka. Not sure how long it's gonna last though... (despite the fact that I love it). Currently resident in Rushden with my coach and CFO - Mitch ;)

 

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Hello lads.

 

My name is David, and I am lucky enough to live just outside the Lake District.

 

I have just bought my first, she is a 3.2 Carrera, Granite Green; from Hollyoaks Productions.

 

Well still in bliss. Having listened to a lot of views on the "personalising" front, have decided to leave my modifying 'til the winter (funny that, I'm usually very headstrong!!). Most seem to think the colours will grow on me. However, I have bought a black Nardi steering wheel off Twinny.

 

This site looks spot-on. I look forward to asking for more advice!!!!!

 

DB

 

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Hi guys. Some nice cars pictured above.

 

Toronto Canada here. Yeah, I know - some wanker from the colonies, right?

 

I bought my one owner 1987 Cabriolet from a woman in Florida in Aug 2004. Her ex-husband leased it new in Manhattan & it was their weekend toy. She moved it to her condo in Florida but needed to sell it because the clutch was too stiff for her hip. Her loss, my gain. I self wrench the car, so it is an adventure. Enjoy!

 

Ian

 

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