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Gerry_M
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2019/08/02 22:51:37 (permalink)

Thinking of going back in time!

Hi Guys
I'm a PCGB member of the 997 register. I suspect it maybe age related but, dare I whisper this, I find the 997, cracking though it is, just a tad.... Anodyne. There I've said it!
So, am contemplating a 993 C4. 77k miles, 22 service stamps and awaiting more info. 
I've read the buying guide, but I'm no Porschephile..... So.... Chaps/chapesses... Thoughts, comments, insightful titbits? 
Every scrap of info will be gratefully received.
Cheers
Gerry

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    colt
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/08/11 21:48:22 (permalink)
    Get an acknowledged 993 expert to conduct a pre purchase inspection before you commit to buying it (try it and see if you like the owner, service history and car first) because as an old classic Porsche, getting one  into good order can be a four or even five figure exercise. Many are still out their, largely original in running gear and are a shadow of how they once were, also a good proportion of owners are all too ready to accept things not working as a  normal part of an old classic car ,I don't see it that way ,if its fitted on the car it needs to work as intended, if you want the full 993 experience?
      Get a good one, you will see what all the fuss is about, get a bad one and it will ruin you putting it right, not to mention distorting your view of the model.
    The parts are on the whole expensive and although it's well built ,it is at best 21 years old and that will have taken its toll , so ideally the history will show a steady outlay on it year by year addressing the bits of rubber and tin that degrade and the occasional strong bill, not an oil change each year and nothing else. A good inspection will give you and idea of what lays ahead. 
    Best of luck, 
    Christian...…………...
     
    Gwsinclair
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/08/13 11:52:51 (permalink)
    I’ve just jumped from a 987.2 Cayman S to a 1994 993 C2. 


    I find driving a 993 is much more rewarding than the newer stuff.  All the above, plus if you‘re technically minded you can save a lot by doing stuff yourself. Belts, various filters, various sensors and ISV etc are easily accessible for replacement/cleaning with a basic toolkit. All of which has saved hundreds of £ and, for me, is V rewarding.
     
    The Pelican Parts Tech Articles page has been invaluable: https://www.pelicanparts.com/911/911tech_articles_late.htm

    As classics go parts are readily available and generally quite reasonable. And there’s a big market for aftermarket upgraded parts out there. 


    Good luck, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

    Greg
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/08/13 12:39:44 (permalink)
    Gerry Manoharan
    Hi Guys
    I'm a PCGB member of the 997 register. I suspect it maybe age related but, dare I whisper this, I find the 997, cracking though it is, just a tad.... Anodyne. There I've said it!



    You´re on the right track. Once we had a company car, a 997 turbo. Blinding fast and easy to drive - but also boring and not emotional at all, compared to the old aircooled cars. So, I´m enjoying my 993 Cabriolet (and a 964 Cup car) for many years now. A 993 is so well made, if in good condition, you can´t go wrong. PPI by an expert mandatory. (as said above)
     
    Cheers,
     
    Hacki
     

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    Gerry_M
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/09/11 05:56:38 (permalink)
    To all the responders to my query re the purchase of the 993: thank you! All your sage advice was taken onboard and applied and happily I can now say.....I am the proud owner of a 1995 C4 in Aventura Green Metallic with  a Marble Grey interior. Apart from the clutch which takes a bit of getting used to, it is everything I hoped it would be. So again, thanks gents. 
    Gerry
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/09/11 16:47:49 (permalink)
    >>Aventura Green Metallic<<
    Jealous!
    If I have one regret about buying my 993 (13 years and 2 weeks ago) it was my almost endless search for a black/black car.  I was nervous about being too outrageous.  Now I wish I had a colour that really stood out.
    Post us a picture.

    Mark Elder
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    Gerry_M
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    Re: Thinking of going back in time! 2019/09/11 20:33:21 (permalink)
    I wish I could say I picked the car on its colour, but sadly not. I did get lucky though. Interior and exterior colours work well. 
    Pic attached.... With luck.
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