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Hi.

Found this place through a posting on www.porsche.nu.

Yes, that’s right, I’m in Sweden.

The spring has been delayed this year but finally it seems to arrive later this week so I’m planning for the first drive this year on the weekend to come.

 

Mine is a 1986 3.2 Carrera Targa in stock condition, (apart for the wheels, obviously).

Planning to lowering the car and add the lip on to the front spoiler during this spring.

 

 

 

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Hi Jole, welcome aboard.

 

Nice Targa you have, looks to be the same colour as my Coupe - Marine blue metalic?

 

Anyway, nice to see you here and look forward to hearing more about your car.

 

cheers

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Hi JG and jevvy

 

Thanks for the welcom.

 

The tyres are:

Front: 215/45/17

Rear: 235/45/17

 

I think the colour is called Preussen Blau.

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Looks pretty good from what I can see B)

Welcome along buddy, good to see you and the car here B)

 

I think the colour is called Preussen Blau.

Prussian Blue/Preussisch-Blau is a beautiful colour Jole, you don't see too many in that shade; a slightly 'bluier' blue than Marine.

 

I saw a Speedster in Prussian Blue once, matched Fuchs, black leather. What a car.

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Guest Saintz

1989 Carrera, slate grey , 84,000kms. converting from left hand drive to right. Lives in Newcastle Australia.

 

Ehm, hi! I kind of stumbled over this forum. The focus feels right, so I thought I join.

Beautiful car.......it is now my new wallpaper, with your permission of course.

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Hi, I'm David.

I have a 3.2 Carrera Targa - '84 in Guards Red.

I wanted a 911 for 30 years - last year I decided if I don't buy it now I never will - so I did and I am loving it. Much work was and still is needed - I'm trying to keep / get it 100% original and I am doing a lot of things myself - I always liked to maintain my cars until in recent years I could afford for someone else to and they got all electronic !

David

David, your story is a familiar one and you have done well to get it sorted. The car is beautiful buddy, welcome along :D

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Guest Peter915

Hi Ya,

Mines a 1985, Pastel White - we have something here on white?

A 964 look-alike, with genuine 964 bits.

Full SS exhaust - Billy Boat, (as Richard already knows)

Fully restored fuel tank (Por15),

Master cylinder,

Pedal assembly

cables

Heater system

Head light high beam modified

Re fixed both front wings, with proper 8mm stainless steel socket screws into SS blind rivet nuts, instead of the Porsche speed nuts (flimsy)

Re-vamped gear shift linkage

Bearings -wheels

Now rebuilding motor & gearbox.

 

And no I'm not a member of PCGB any more.

Rock on.

Peter

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Guest rich s
Beautiful looking car, love the picture. Enjoy it on the road as well as on the drive!

 

(Sorry to seem dim but what is an S2?)

 

 

Yes - it was a very nice 944 S2.

Would like to have kept it - but it's really a Grand Tourer, and missing the soul of the 911 as I've found out now!

(sorry for not replying earlier - was having problems posting!

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Hello from Belgium.

 

Finally got around to saying hello to all...

 

For my sins I spend most of my time at one of the Belgian circuits (Spa/Zolder etc.,) - freelance motorsport joutrnalist....miserable life really...

 

1986 Cabriolet 3,2 - Meteor Grey -

 

Nice website.

Cheers

Gordon

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Some of our guys are coming to Spa this month Gordon, look out for them if you are around. You can't miss Richard's red 3.2 (I don't think anyway). He will be the guy trying to pass a blut orange 993 GT2 on the brakes at the Bus Stop :D

 

I like Zolder, was watching some good footage from a 24hrs there a while back; great racing. Yes, can see it must be a hard life out there in decent roads/cheap petrol/legendary race circuit land lol.

 

Welcome to the board mate ;)

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Some of our guys are coming to Spa this month Gordon, look out for them if you are around. You can't miss Richard's red 3.2 (I don't think anyway). He will be the guy trying to pass a blut orange 993 GT2 on the brakes at the Bus Stop :D

I like Zolder, was watching some good footage from a 24hrs there a while back; great racing. Yes, can see it must be a hard life out there in decent roads/cheap petrol/legendary race circuit land lol.

Welcome to the board mate ;)

 

Thanks John

Unfortunately petrol prices rising rapidly - V Power now at approx. 0,98 p/litre in Belgium....

I'd rather not say what the annual road tax is on the Carrera ....(in the region of Euro 800 per annum!)

Apart from that all is well here!

I'll be at the 1000 Km Spa race next weekend - should anyone be there.

24 Hours Zolder Belcar Race this year on 26/27 August - always a great race!

Cheers

Gordon

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Unfortunately petrol prices rising rapidly - V Power now at approx. 0,98 p/litre in Belgium....

I'd rather not say what the annual road tax is on the Carrera ....(in the region of Euro 800 per annum!)

Apart from that all is well here!

I'll be at the 1000 Km Spa race next weekend - should anyone be there.

24 Hours Zolder Belcar Race this year on 26/27 August - always a great race!

Same at home in Ireland, crazy road tax costs though roads are getting better I suppose, but traffic on the rise. Is it 98p a litre?! What is it in Luxembourg now, must check it out, last time I looked was still cheap there.

 

It was the Zolder Belcar 24 I was watching, '04 I think, great race. Think Calum Lockie who owns the trackday organisers we favour is running in that race this August in a 360CS.

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Same at home in Ireland, crazy road tax costs though roads are getting better I suppose, but traffic on the rise. Is it 98p a litre?! What is it in Luxembourg now, must check it out, last time I looked was still cheap there.

 

It was the Zolder Belcar 24 I was watching, '04 I think, great race. Think Calum Lockie who owns the trackday organisers we favour is running in that race this August in a 360CS.

 

Petrol in Luxembourg still quite a bit cheaper than in Belgium- approx. 0.81 p/litre for V Power...

Calum Lockie competed in the first Belcar Original race of the season at Spa a few weeks back. ( a rather unfortunate outing for him)...was finally disqualified...but I won't go into that now!

Cheers

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was finally disqualified...but I won't go into that now!

LOL, yes I read the reports

Hi All

Nice Site

Will try to be active on 3.2s

Welcome along Fordy B)

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What is it in Luxembourg now, must check it out, last time I looked was still cheap there.

 

Things haven't changed much. In 1987 I spent 6 months as an undergraduate metallurgist working as a research student for Goodyear at their International Technical Centre in Luxembourg. I didn't have a car at the time but was aware of the weekend influx of Germans crossing over from Trier every Sunday morning to fill their cars up with juice. Luxembourg was and I still think is incredible for cheap booze as well.

 

 

Sorry but I am going to hi-jack this thread to tell of a funny Porsche related tale regarding my time at Goodyear Luxembourg almost twenty years ago (God that's scary!) ...........

 

The Technical centre was based in the middle of Luxembourg in a swish modern building and was packed full of scientisits and engineers from all over Europe (+ some Yanks) developing all the non-USA market tyres. About a mile from the centre there was a large test track which was regularly used for weekend motor racing events, bikes and cars. Sometimes they used to ask student workers if they fancied helping our with test driving work; this invariably involved driving something like a VW Golf Diesel at 40 mph and stopping with moderate braking force every 400 yards non-stop all day - taking decent machinery out for a hammering was left to the pros. Anyway late one morning there was a discernible atmosphere and general "Euro" chatter breaking out across the centre; One Jackie Stewart had landed to do some test driving - a PR event that took place every few months apparently. If you recall JS used to be everywhere in the 80s with a Goodyear rally jacket etc... generally marketing and publicity BS I guess. The Europeans were in awe of JS. Fair enough brilliant driver but for me not quite a Fangio, Clark, Rindt, Peterson, Senna etc.... All the Brits in the centre were taking the mick and for about an hour either side of lunch not much work took place as the sadder element of the Euro JS worshippers told tales of how they had just had a p*ss standing next to Jackie. By about 2pm the JS chatter had finished and work resumed. At about 3.30pm, half an hour before the end of work the JS chatter started again. Was Jackie in the building? No, Was Jackie making a visit to the Cafe/Bar just outside the Technical Centre at 4pm? No, Answer - Rumour, Jackie had just pranged a Porker 944 at the test track. :lol: I went with a group of Dutch students (one of whom had an old Opel Rekord) upto the test track straight after work to see a severely battered 944 being dragged from the top hairpin. There was a huge hush the next morning. A senior Brit Engineer confirmed the rumour to me about a week later ..........

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