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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Great interior but pleaaaaase don't put B & Q mats in it !! :boohoo:


While I can quite understand your horror at the thought, I'm quite pleased with the finished result. The brown is an almost perfect match to the dash, the texture is very like the Porsche carpet, and I like the two tone effect, it seems to highlight the Pascha trime even more. Cut to fit and properly edged. See what you think ...

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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Finally got around to taking a picture or several of the 924 with the Cayman, which makes you realise just how much cars have grown in size over the years!

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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:52 pm 
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John H wrote:
Englander wrote:
Great interior but pleaaaaase don't put B & Q mats in it !! :boohoo:


While I can quite understand your horror at the thought, I'm quite pleased with the finished result. The brown is an almost perfect match to the dash, the texture is very like the Porsche carpet, and I like the two tone effect, it seems to highlight the Pascha trime even more. Cut to fit and properly edged. See what you think ...

See what you mean John, colour is a nice match indeed , actually looks very good. It was the B & Q ref that threw me :lol:

Looks , dare I say it..suitably retro !

Phil

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:57 pm 
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Great looking set of cars!


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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:21 am 
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What great pictures of two Porsche from two very different eras ! look forward to see more pics of both :clap: :clap:


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:57 pm 
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Cayman is in for a service, so for the next 24 hours I have the use of something just a little quicker ... 991 Carrera 4S :twisted:

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Quite possibly the best Porsche I have driven yet. It is (unusually for a demo car) quite modestly specced (no PASM, no Sport Chrono) and all the better for it too. On the motorway it proved to be a consumate GT car, superbly comfortable, easy to drive (PDK of course) and totally effortless

But Holy smoke! ... with just a firm prod on the go faster pedal it morphs from slinky cruiser into snarling attack dog ... what a tool! This is one of the most trustworthy feeling fast cars I have ever driven, and very very rapid, yet curiously easy at the same time. I don’t know if all 991’s are like this, or whether the 4wd adds something extra to the chassis (magazine reports suggest this is the case) but despite it’s girth it shrinks round you to feel like a Cayman on steroids. It is also the first Porsche with PDK that I have driven which I have liked, it really suits this car, even in full attack mode. It would be a lesser car as a manual. The ride is excellent, and allows great confidence on narrow bumpy roads (unlike the GT3) and the brakes are likewise phenomenal. It is admittedly a bit of a muscle-bound point and squirt machine, the sheer grunt, grip and stoppers see to that, so you tend to drive it like a rally car, rather than my Cayman which has less of everything and therefore needs a more delicate and measured driving style. That said, it is hugely satisfying to fire down a narrow twisty road, unlike almost any other 911 derivative of my experience. If money was no object I could seriously see me owning one of these, albeit my licence would be at huge risk. As would my revenue stream, with a 14 mpg thirst!

Fabulous car!


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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:12 pm 
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I have a bit of a thing for gold wheels. My Mx5 runs a set of gold finished Panasport Minilite lookalikes, and I have another set of summer wheels for the Cayman in gold. See pictures. I am just itching to re-finish those ATS Teledials in gold as well, after all that was a factory finish for those and similar BBS wheels at the time. Any thoughts?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:44 pm 
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love the cars the interior of the 924 is great, after spending nearly a week of evenings rubbing down my engine bay for painting I was getting a little miffed. Its east to get fed up with a project when you have so much to do but looking on here and seeing other 924,s that are in a much more complete condition to mine spurs me on and reminds me what I am going to get when I am finished. top car it looks great in red. :grin:


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Red really suits the cayman, good to hear the 991 is as good as everyone says who has driven one . With all the extra tax a new 991 Carrera S with PDK with the usual toys costs nearly 160-165K GB down here these days !!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: My new 1981 924
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:46 am 
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Well, sadly I had to hand the mighty Carrera back, and I don’t mind saying that if the money were no object I would simply have kept it, I was that impressed. Equally important was that my wife Eileen really loved it too, lovely car in which to be a passenger apparently. I surprise myself to find I am a 991 convert! Yesterday was our 37th wedding anniversary, so Eileen and I set off in the Carrera to collect my Cayman, but made a bit of a day of it. We cruised to Gullane on the E Lothian coast outside Edinburgh (very posh seaside and golf place) where we had a simple but delicious lunch in a German bakery/cafe. In “waft” mode I even coaxed 23 mpg out of the big panzer (admittedly by driving like a total fairy) but you could almost see the fuel gauge plummet if you hit the loud pedal. Very addictive though, it can’t half go! :eek: I’d love to try the non S version, which I’m sure still has more than enough poke, and perhaps a more acceptable thirst. For the first time I really gelled with the PDK box, and came to enjoy the “sailing” mode, it is surprising how often you find yourself at motorway speed with the engine disconnected and the car simply rolling under its own inertia. Very refined, shame about the dreadful amount of tyre roar. I’d genuinely like one some day.

Anyway, enough of this daydreaming, I've got a 924 to fettle! :lol:


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