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Hi Guys... we've touched on this car previously, and the common view was that it's a pricey, high mileage Carrera with a cool paintjob.

 

However... I'm seriously considering trading the targa on the Gulf.... I'd fit a ducktail, get rid of the orange bumpers and potentially backdate the bumpers to RSR in the same blue as the car.

 

What do you think? Is that wise or is there a more efficient route to an RS® replica? The one thing nagging in the back of my head is that I wonder if I wouldn't prefer a white RS 2.7 replica....

 

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Hi Guys... we've touched on this car previously, and the common view was that it's a pricey, high mileage Carrera with a cool paintjob.

 

However... I'm seriously considering trading the targa on the Gulf.... I'd fit a ducktail, get rid of the orange bumpers and potentially backdate the bumpers to RSR in the same blue as the car.

 

What do you think? Is that wise or is there a more efficient route to an RS® replica? The one thing nagging in the back of my head is that I wonder if I wouldn't prefer a white RS 2.7 replica....

 

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Theyve had that car for years now!

Having a quick scout around P/H: this looked interesting

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3423428.htm

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Theyve had that car for years now!

Having a quick scout around P/H: this looked interesting

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3423428.htm

 

That looks great, and I'd prefer an older car as it'd be eligible for classic regularity rally events. £30k is out of my range though....

 

The car at Malton was originally £40k in 2009, but now down to a more realistic? £20k. and I could trade my targa with them which would make it a smoother transaction.

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I'd fit a ducktail, get rid of the orange bumpers and potentially backdate the bumpers to RSR in the same blue as the car.

 

What do you think? Is that wise or is there a more efficient route to an RS® replica? The one thing nagging in the back of my head is that I wonder if I wouldn't prefer a white RS 2.7 replica....

Fixed the link for you. Good to see the price finally dropped the right side of £20k IMO.

 

I couldn't live with the Gulf colours for the road (and I'd imagine the ride won't be up to much on those rims), but looks fun for a track car.

Assuming you mean backdate to 2.8RSR it's quite a big job to do properly, and you'd still have a bitsa but with a lot more invested in it and presumably 'only' a std 3.2.

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That 2.7RS pic is one of my faves too, someone hooning for the sheer fun of it. As a kid I remember walking the dog in fresh snow and I hearing a revving engine approaching round the corner. An IB appeared, properly sideways then turned round just past me and went back for another go :signs118: and I wanted one from that moment on. I found out later he lived locally and also had a Mk2 rally Escort

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Hmm, yes it would involve some work to backdate properly, but it can be done over time whilst I enjoy the car as it is.

 

I'd probably start with:

- Duck

- "Carrera" decals as per your picture

- Blue 2.8 RSR bumpers & long hood

- Minilites/Fuchs

- RSR carpet kit

- Black paint for cage

- Prototipo

- Cobra RS seats

 

Oops, that's probably already another £5k further down that road of no return :)

 

ps. it's funny how certain things make such an impression on you, I totally recognize your "porsche drifting around the corner" story and I have a similar one for my first car. An Alfa Giulia overtook my dad & me on a regularity rally at (at that time) unbelievable pace. I just had to have one after that and it was my first car when I was 21.

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Those orange BBS wheels should be worth a lot to someone. They are certainly expensive to buy new. Wrong offset for 964 onwards cars but maybe a hot 930 owner needing lots of rubber would bite. If it was me, I would probably do the long hood conversion last - the right wheels (how about gold campags?), blue sprayed bumpers and side script and you have a decent thing to drive for a while. At least it has a cage that isn't bolted to the floor.

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Those orange BBS wheels should be worth a lot to someone. They are certainly expensive to buy new. Wrong offset for 964 onwards cars but maybe a hot 930 owner needing lots of rubber would bite. If it was me, I would probably do the long hood conversion last - the right wheels (how about gold campags?), blue sprayed bumpers and side script and you have a decent thing to drive for a while. At least it has a cage that isn't bolted to the floor.

 

That recipe sounds tastier than a very tasty thing...

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When I dropped in on mark he was trying to sell me the car (back when it was £35k!) & said it came with a choice of the bbs rims or Fuchs.

 

Externally I don't mind the colour,as long as the bumpers were changed to blue, I'm sure they'd put a ducktail on it as well as they could sell the rsr one.

 

For me the biggest problem was the blue interior, I just don't like them.

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Hmm, yes it would involve some work to backdate properly, but it can be done over time whilst I enjoy the car as it is.

 

I'd probably start with:

- Duck

- "Carrera" decals as per your picture

- Blue 2.8 RSR bumpers & long hood

- Minilites/Fuchs

- RSR carpet kit

- Black paint for cage

- Prototipo

- Cobra RS seats

 

Oops, that's probably already another £5k further down that road of no return :)

 

ps. it's funny how certain things make such an impression on you, I totally recognize your "porsche drifting around the corner" story and I have a similar one for my first car. An Alfa Giulia overtook my dad & me on a regularity rally at (at that time) unbelievable pace. I just had to have one after that and it was my first car when I was 21.

 

Did you buy it?

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Has anybody come across these guys? http://www.911-retro-works.co.uk Prices seem ok ....... but hey I wouldn't know to be honest whats involved workwise.

 

I quite fancy a retro long bonnet 911 replica.

 

PS I see you have sold your SC then Craig. If it had ben 6 months down the road I would have bought it from you.

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Has anybody come across these guys? http://www.911-retro-works.co.uk Prices seem ok ....... but hey I wouldn't know to be honest whats involved workwise.

 

I quite fancy a retro long bonnet 911 replica.

 

PS I see you have sold your SC then Craig. If it had ben 6 months down the road I would have bought it from you.

 

If you looking for a long bonnet replica, might be worth giving a ring to Nick Moss: http://early911.co.uk/

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Cavolonero,

Might be interested in your SC before you trade it in at Malton. I'm in the market for an SC or 3.2 however I cant get out of Cumbria to view due to a work call-out restriction. Went to give Mr Winter a call yesterday re his SC and found it had already sold!

 

Anyone else (from proper up north) here thinking of selling? Coupe or Targa, no blue interiors and no rust!

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Hi guys, Merry Xmas! Sorry for the slow replies.

 

Didn't see the car yet as I've been away over Xmas/NYE and to be honest I'm having some second thoughts as they've had the car since 2004! I know it comes with a 12 month warranty, but on a car that hasn't been driven regularly for the past 8 years I'm expecting to need the warranty and Malton isn't exactly around the corner from Croydon.

 

Over email they've told me they'll give me £8k for my targa which seems a couple of grand too low, so I'd definitely put the original steering wheel and front seats back in. What do you guys think?

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Hi guys, Merry Xmas! Sorry for the slow replies.

 

Didn't see the car yet as I've been away over Xmas/NYE and to be honest I'm having some second thoughts as they've had the car since 2004! I know it comes with a 12 month warranty, but on a car that hasn't been driven regularly for the past 8 years I'm expecting to need the warranty and Malton isn't exactly around the corner from Croydon.

 

Over email they've told me they'll give me £8k for my targa which seems a couple of grand too low, so I'd definitely put the original steering wheel and front seats back in. What do you guys think?

 

 

This is what really gets on my nerves about some of the 'specialist Porsche garages'. They try and rip the public off on on over the top expensive cars to start with, before they then realise they are overcharging by vast amounts and drop the price ..... lets be honest they are trying their luck with our money. Then they insult us with too low part ex.

 

Yet still people rate them. I find it bizarre

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This is what really gets on my nerves about some of the 'specialist Porsche garages'. They try and rip the public off on on over the top expensive cars to start with, before they then realise they are overcharging by vast amounts and drop the price ..... lets be honest they are trying their luck with our money. Then they insult us with too low part ex.

 

Yet still people rate them. I find it bizarre

 

What's the correct price on these cars other than what someone will pay for it?

 

People must be willing to pay over the odds otherwise they wouldn't price up like this - obviously in this case it hasn't worked so the price comes down - it's straightforward economics isn't it?

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What's the correct price on these cars other than what someone will pay for it?

 

People must be willing to pay over the odds otherwise they wouldn't price up like this - obviously in this case it hasn't worked so the price comes down - it's straightforward economics isn't it?

 

I see what your saying, but a company like Malton who (reading between the lines on their website at least) portray that they deal in high level stock and therefore want the high level clientele that go with it, on this occasion seemed to have thought of a figure, doubled it and then added some more.

 

Fine if you have come across the site, really want one and pay there and then. Somebody like me who browses the net for the next car over weeks and months would be slightly peeved to say the least.

 

Ok drop 5K and put it down to maybe market conditions ........ but 25? :blink: If it was a 250K car, 10% would be fine .... not on this one though.

 

Because of it, I would think twice before parting with my money with them on a motor. :twocents:

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Hmm... yes I agree that a drop from £40k to £20k seems to highlight that they were planning on an enormous margin initially.

However now it's dropped to £20k, is that where it should be?

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