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Paddy_N_Murphy

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16,069 posts

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If I was not so keen on the wood effect in a Porsche 996 ( Ahem..... would it be easy enough to change out and replace for more descrete and Small Ally trim Pack / Wheel.


Or.... is it not worth the effort and cash?

BertBert

8,120 posts

91 months

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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
not worth the effort and cash?

SalesManager

2,219 posts

120 months

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The dash plastics can be replaced for peanuts with new Porsche parts.

You can get the handbrake and steering wheel off of the bay and sell the wooden ones back on the bay.


Paddy_N_Murphy

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Not quite 50:50 on this, but I get the impression that unless bargainous, don't bother ?

Deerfoot

2,237 posts

64 months

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I love Targas, not too sure about the rear spoiler though.

I don`t find the wood that bad to be honest.
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xftdr

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I have a wooden dash/wheel 993 and love it. Apart from a few boring sheep on here (baa baa baa) and jokes about MFI furniture (yawn!) just about everyone who sees it likes it. When I first got it I did go through a period of thinking I would change it and emailed Pelican parts. They asked to see a picture of it, told me not to be stupid and leave it as it is. That was 4 years ago! Be an individual.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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Deerfoot said:
I love Targas, not too sure about the rear spoiler though.
I forgot about the Spoiler. That needs to go too biggrin

Perhaps the though of an otherwise nice one, within 75 miles of me had we frothing at les gusset !
Back to the classifieds...........

Deerfoot

2,237 posts

64 months

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There`s a black one at Romans in St Albans (although it has the rare mint green interior....).

Could be worth a look?


Paddy_N_Murphy

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Deerfoot said:
There`s a black one at Romans in St Albans (although it has the rare mint green interior....).

Could be worth a look?
" A Look " biggrin

I have been lusting for that one for the last 10 days, unsure of the BBS'
There is also a lovingly kept Black one in Devon too, private sale.

I, however, live in North Yorkshire :headbang:

But hey, I appreciate the heads up, and specifically the heads up on the "mint" interior - I thought it was grey but a crap photo ! yikes

Deerfoot

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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
But hey, I appreciate the heads up, and specifically the heads up on the "mint" interior - I thought it was grey but a crap photo ! yikes
I thought it was grey too until I read the description on the advert.

I think you`ll have to cast your net far and wide for a nice Targa, the good news is it`ll be worth it.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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Hope so thumbup and Yes, I think you're right on the legs I will need !

Mankers

192 posts

49 months

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Mint green read nephrite green, rare for a reason. Even Stevie Wonder had to look twice smile

Mankers

192 posts

49 months

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Mint green read nephrite green, rare for a reason. Even Stevie Wonder had to look twice smile

Helicopter123

1,338 posts

36 months

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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
If I was not so keen on the wood effect in a Porsche 996 ( Ahem..... would it be easy enough to change out and replace for more descrete and Small Ally trim Pack / Wheel.


Or.... is it not worth the effort and cash?
That's a really dated interior, even for a 996...

Paddy_N_Murphy

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And that's the Rub.

I started on this 'quest' after seeing Don/m's (?) 911 go for silly small amount of money on Ebay and was assured a 15k 996 was a good thing.
I keep now looking up at the 997's and 'just a bit' more.......
Then I do the guilt and thik that I should put myself back in check.

How long til 997 Targas hit 20k ?? ?

Helicopter123

1,338 posts

36 months

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I think you might be 2/3 years away minimum.

What about going retro with a 964/993? These should at worst hold their value until the 997 comes back to you.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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I did look retro originally, and knowing they would 'hold' better - I am needing a GT type drive for comfort driving the country and doing work at the other end - as opposed to just a Toy.
I don't think (in due respect) 993 / 64's would deliver that (m18 dark, wet nights etc) with the same aplomb.

Edited by Paddy_N_Murphy on Saturday 13th October 22:56

gl20

280 posts

29 months

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Think the wood is just about ok. Think it is only a problem on 987/997 where it is the whole rear centre section!

Helicopter123

1,338 posts

36 months

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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
I did look retro originally, and knowing they would 'hold' better - I am needing a GT type drive for comfort driving the country and doing work at the other end - as opposed to just a Toy.
I don't think (in due respect) 993 / 64's would deliver that (m18 dark, wet nights etc) with the same aplomb.

Edited by Paddy_N_Murphy on Saturday 13th October 22:56
Do you really need the +2 seats meantime? Boxster maybe?

SalesManager

2,219 posts

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Nephrite green, only ever looks good when in somebody else's car.
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