The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

The Best ///M/Barge/General Rant/Look at this/O/T(Vol XIX)

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Hippea

1,106 posts

53 months

Thursday 3rd November
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I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842

rejn

1,953 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Hippea said:
I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842
I can see why. That looks great.

rejn

1,953 posts

206 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Great to see the thread up and running again! I’m busy at work so not following closely but it looks like some good thread purchases (Bugatti? Wow!). Must try and step by to say a bit more soon!

HM-2

9,743 posts

153 months

Thursday 3rd November
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rejn said:
Hippea said:
I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842
I can see why. That looks great.
It needs to lose the ACS badge but otherwise that would be a great thing.

Hippea

1,106 posts

53 months

Thursday 3rd November
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HM-2 said:
rejn said:
Hippea said:
I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842
I can see why. That looks great.
It needs to lose the ACS badge but otherwise that would be a great thing.
Yes those and the number plates would be the first changes I’d make

ATM

15,817 posts

203 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Hippea said:
HM-2 said:
rejn said:
Hippea said:
I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842
I can see why. That looks great.
It needs to lose the ACS badge but otherwise that would be a great thing.
Yes those and the number plates would be the first changes I’d make
I don't like the steering wheel and the odd front seats. Surely the seats should at least try to match?

Hippea

1,106 posts

53 months

Thursday 3rd November
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ATM said:
Hippea said:
HM-2 said:
rejn said:
Hippea said:
I can’t stop looking at this



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1518842
I can see why. That looks great.
It needs to lose the ACS badge but otherwise that would be a great thing.
Yes those and the number plates would be the first changes I’d make
I don't like the steering wheel and the odd front seats. Surely the seats should at least try to match?
I don’t mind the mismatching seats, it adds to the ‘because race car’ vibe, but yeah I’m not a fan of the steering wheel

Can anyone enlighten me as to how horrifically these like to rot?

Pflanzgarten

1,476 posts

9 months

Thursday 3rd November
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ATM said:
ColdoRS said:
Can a Porsche buff tell me why the Targa is less loved than other 911's of that time? 50k seems like a steal but i'm sure we haven't just stumbled across the bargain of the century, what's the catch?
On the newer 996 cars they use a cabriolet body underneath but with the different roof configuration. That makes them a bit bendier than the a standard coupe. I think some people just dont like the look of them also. That big glass rear window is definitely unique. Then when you add the black clip on roof it doesn't make it look better. The classic 911 rear window of the coupe is what defines the 911 shape for some people.
As ATM says, it's all to do with the roofline. The front of the roof should be the highest point and it then falls back to create the classic Porsche silhouette (hence why a spoiler is required-the top surface of the car creates a wing shape).

The Targa loses this with it's flat roof. It can still look great from some angles but once this is seen it totally spoils it.

Like a lot of old Targa tops, it was only engineered as it was thought that Amerca was to ban the sale of convertibles. Once this threat was rescinded Porsche got on with engineering a convertible hood but by then the Targa had its fans.

L100NYY

34,831 posts

227 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Evening.

Some great postings as per usual.

Fast Bug

10,597 posts

145 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Talking of all things BMW, there's a good late brake show on YouTube a few days ago. E12 BMW 535iM, 1 of 7 South African light weight homologation cars. Guy has had it parked up in his garage for 30 odd years

jeremyc

21,110 posts

268 months

Thursday 3rd November
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Fast Bug said:
Talking of all things BMW, there's a good late brake show on YouTube a few days ago. E12 BMW 535iM, 1 of 7 South African light weight homologation cars. Guy has had it parked up in his garage for 30 odd years
For sale here



Pflanzgarten

1,476 posts

9 months

Thursday 3rd November
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jeremyc said:
Fast Bug said:
Talking of all things BMW, there's a good late brake show on YouTube a few days ago. E12 BMW 535iM, 1 of 7 South African light weight homologation cars. Guy has had it parked up in his garage for 30 odd years
For sale here


That's not the same car.

rejn

1,953 posts

206 months

Friday 4th November
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InformationSuperHighway said:
I'd have this all day long for a bit cheaper.

https://www.4starclassics.com/for-sale/porsche-911...



Fantastic - and agreed that it seems like good value. But I’m a bit disappointed to see it only has 200hp.

I’m sure it’s light(ish) so power:weight will be good but I kind of feel that I’d want more than 200hp in my 911.

I’d take a manual 991 Targa instead please - complete with its cool roof mechanism.

ETA: I just checked and I see that an RS2.7 is 210hp so maybe I’m wrong.

Pflanzgarten

1,476 posts

9 months

Friday 4th November
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An SC Targa with wide body (which the advert sort of skirts around whether it’s factory or aftermarket) will be a whole heap heavier than a 2.7RS.


Leins

8,685 posts

132 months

Friday 4th November
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Pflanzgarten said:
jeremyc said:
Fast Bug said:
Talking of all things BMW, there's a good late brake show on YouTube a few days ago. E12 BMW 535iM, 1 of 7 South African light weight homologation cars. Guy has had it parked up in his garage for 30 odd years
For sale here


That's not the same car.
Yep, that’s a PH-er’s car. Proper M-car genesis there, with lightening measures such as drilled boot hinges

In saying that, I enjoyed Jonny Smith’s video of that SA M535i. Some properly rare and unique BMWs came out of South Africa in the 70s and 80s, such as their E23 745i fitted with the M88 engine (ala M1/E28 M5/M635)


braddo

8,622 posts

172 months

Wednesday 9th November
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That E30 estate above got me thinking about what other lightish compact 4 seaters options exist for a bit of classic fun that could also take the odd track day and/or hoon. The Alfa 105 Giulias like my old GTV are some of the best but I can't imagine paying £40-50k for one and I'm not sure if I could live with the saloon's looks. :tart:

Which is a longwinded way of introducing a great looking Capri hehe

I like the stance and wheels and it has a 2.9 Cosworth V5, t5 gearbox, disk brakes all round (4-pot brembos). There seems to be no such thing as a cheap classic and it's £19k.

https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1497080




braddo

8,622 posts

172 months

Wednesday 9th November
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Hmm, or a change of gearbox, wheels and brakes and see how this goes? Won't be chucking the kids in the back though!

£19k, 383 Chevy stroker




https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1491774

Fast Bug

10,597 posts

145 months

Wednesday 9th November
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Love the Pro Street Celica, it really isn't a sleeper though laugh

Zarco

15,998 posts

193 months

Wednesday 9th November
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Both very cool.

ferrisbueller

28,259 posts

211 months

Wednesday 9th November
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Silver really is a difficult colour to match, huh?!