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OK, someone needs to help me here.  F342DOM is a valuable private plate?  Other than the fairly narrow market of people named Fred/Frank/Francesca Bazdom, what's it supposed to read??  Does look like a nice car though, like the colour combo.

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1 hour ago, Fuchs915 said:

OK, someone needs to help me here.  F342DOM is a valuable private plate?  Other than the fairly narrow market of people named Fred/Frank/Francesca Bazdom, what's it supposed to read??  Does look like a nice car though, like the colour combo.

Ok I’ll help you..you go out and buy the car for 45 grand and then change your name to Fred Bazdom by deed poll ,then you can say look I’ve got a nice car and look, the plate spells my name as well which is really good if you don’t like Fred, there are endless other possibilities to choose.the world is your lobster..easy innit

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47 minutes ago, Phill said:

1k non refundable deposit? I don't think so. It's got con written all over it.

What with a face like that? Cant be..............................................Dom might be interested in the plate though

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5 minutes ago, Type911 said:

What with a face like that? Cant be..............................................Dom might be interested in the plate though

Perhaps the rent a Grandad in the drivers seat is a DOMinatrix...........the pub looks nice though, I wonder where it is.........

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5 hours ago, Fuchs915 said:

OK, someone needs to help me here.  F342DOM is a valuable private plate?  Other than the fairly narrow market of people named Fred/Frank/Francesca Bazdom, what's it supposed to read??  Does look like a nice car though, like the colour combo.

Does the DOM bit signify that it is a con of some sort or is my memory shady?

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So what's the consensus, with crystal ball in hand would you guys say it's still possible to pick up a respectable decent RHD coupe for around the £30K mark that's not a complete rot-box, assuming an open mind is kept to aesthetic condition/year/model/colour?

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12 hours ago, RocketMonkey said:

So what's the consensus, with crystal ball in hand would you guys say it's still possible to pick up a respectable decent RHD coupe for around the £30K mark that's not a complete rot-box, assuming an open mind is kept to aesthetic condition/year/model/colour?

I think you'd struggle to get anything of value at that price these days. I saw one at 20K the other day. Needed everything and the body was a mess of rust under bubbling paint. Likely cost 20K to get it somewhere right. I saw a 3.6 engine this morning that's had a hotrodders rebuild on sale for 29K this morning!

If I was you I'd up the budget if you can and look for one without the drama attached. Unless you're after a project of course. 

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I'm not adverse to a rolling project, it's actually what I'd favour. My 996 is fun to drive and functions perfectly as a daily driver but ultimately it's boring to own because I can't tinker with it as a project in the way I do with our '68 camper van.

What I don't want is to buy something that looks like a rolling project car but turns to a bare metal project within 6 months, I did that with a Karmann Ghia and it's too soon for a repeat! Needless to say lessons were learnt (but obviously not to the point I'm talking about doing it again; the irony of this post isn't lost on me).

The ideal car for me would be something that looks a bit scruffy that I can park on the street without worrying about it, thus not demanding a premium but is fundamentally sound (relative to being a 40 year old car of course).

It seems to be the real horrors are being priced similarly to the cars that are in average condition and the availability of anything in between (i.e. an 'honest project car') just isn't something that comes up these days. There must still some vehicles out there that fit the description but I guess they just don't find themselves to the market in that condition, to paraphrase my original question would you say we're at the point now that honestly priced driveable project IB's are now a thing of the past?

 

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3 hours ago, Busybee said:

I think you'd struggle to get anything of value at that price these days. I saw one at 20K the other day. Needed everything and the body was a mess of rust under bubbling paint. Likely cost 20K to get it somewhere right. I saw a 3.6 engine this morning that's had a hotrodders rebuild on sale for 29K this morning!

If I was you I'd up the budget if you can and look for one without the drama attached. Unless you're after a project of course. 

Could I trouble you for a link to that 3.6 please?

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36 minutes ago, carreracat said:

Could I trouble you for a link to that 3.6 please?

Hi there. Post was on Facebook. For sale by a well known Dutch guy. Jan Mertens. I’ve copied the text and images for you. His phone number is down there at the end if you’re interested. No idea if it’s good value or not but I guess if you add the cost of the parts up plus labour and a donor engine, it’s not too bad. Bet it’ll be quick 👍 I’ll sell you my 3.8 for £30k mind - look away Axel. 😂

For sale.!!

JFT Engineering/DRS Development/Fast Oldies 964/993 3.6 special

Spec sheet:
- All engine parts vapor blasted
- Flowed case halves
- 993 crankshaft 
- 993 conrods
- Higher comp. pistons
- Cat Cams new heavy springs
- RS spec. (new Cat Cams) camshaft
-  Flowed cylinders Mahle OEM
- All bolts gold plated
- Revised alternator
- Cartronic LM220 carbon MAF
- Ignition driver redone
- New fuel lines OEM Porsche 
- Carbon heat tube
- Bigger CT Throttle body
- MAF kit chip and ECU redone CT
- TT Exhausts exhaust with heat boxes
- ARP head studs
- Carbon engine tin in matt paint
- Strengthened engine brace (RS spec.)
- Redone heads with new valves
- New belts
- New chains and gears
- Lifters revised
- RS lifter guides (with o ring)

This engine has everything for a hotrod street 911 engine. We can also make this fit in early F or G models 911.

Asking 28.993,- euro and all trade in parts/engines (even broken or disassembled) are considered for trade in. 

Call me for questions please.!!

0031 6 2704 5008

Cheers,
Jan Mertens

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On 10/02/2021 at 22:03, RocketMonkey said:

So what's the consensus, with crystal ball in hand would you guys say it's still possible to pick up a respectable decent RHD coupe for around the £30K mark that's not a complete rot-box, assuming an open mind is kept to aesthetic condition/year/model/colour?

As someone looking for the exact same - my impression is that unless you're ok with Guards Red they're all nearer the £40k mark.

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never underestimate how bad a scruffy car can be. When I had my car in for a bare metal resto there were 3 911's in there for restoration too. I saw the before pictures and they are looked good, but one of them was a horror show, literally rust and pitted holes in every panel. That went from a 10k spruce up to nearer 50k full restoration (was an early S model).

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On 19/09/2013 at 21:38, Greg P said:

Looks like the damp weather has cooled the IB market at last!

 

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I hadn't seen this thread before.

This early post from Greg includes the ad. for my car, the third one down in slate - it's actually slate blue, 1984 was the last year for this colour I think.

Although it's irrelevant really now, I said 14250 against his 15 asking price and he said yes so quickly I regretted not saying 14!

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1 hour ago, 16vjay said:

Although it's irrelevant really now, I said 14250 against his 15 asking price and he said yes so quickly I regretted not saying 14!

Ha, I bought a Karmann Ghia in 2013 to scratch an itch with the intention to keep it a couple of years and pick up an old 911 afterwards, how I regret that decision now!

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I've got a good friend who might sell his 86 ish lhd Targa.  Very solid body ( US car ) , bit scruffy looking.  Done many trips with us to Spa etc. Located near Cambridge.. Id have to ask him, but Id have thought it would be under £30k..

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I might be tempted to let my gold 84 3.2 coupe go but it’s too good to let go for a low price. How often do you get original paint and 80k miles at that age after all. 

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