Show your 924, 944 and 968 car

Show your 924, 944 and 968 car

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Pilotguy

302 posts

223 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Here’s mine at a local site of interest. Just before I hit the SORN button a couple of months ago.


Bapple

92 posts

99 months

Sunday 3rd January
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Here is my late 86, early offset, late dash car.

james.a.c.911

100 posts

32 months

Sunday 3rd January
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ChrisW. said:
james.a.c.911 said:
is that a genuine cup car?
Doesit get driven a lot?
looks awesome.
It's new to me, it has lived most of its life in Italy ... just registered in the UK.

As with most of us, waiting for better weather !
Fantastic - if you’ve owned a standard 944T before it would be great to hear how it compares?
I would follow with great interest if you started a thread...

I’ve toyed with the idea of buying one vs building a 944T hot rod (I look at 944T Cups and 996.2 GT3 on the regular, and a 944T Cup car would feel more special)

ChrisW.

3,949 posts

219 months

Sunday 3rd January
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I have only owned a 924 Carrera GTS which I have to say, was unreliable so I sold it.

I've been asked to write something for the Race register of PCGB and will ... but I need to get to know the car first.

That said, I have just retired so am hopeful of the time and opportunity to do this ... and much more ...

I shared the drive of a 968CS race car for a time ... this should be a lot of fun smile


james.a.c.911

100 posts

32 months

Sunday 3rd January
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Sounds like you’ve had your share of fun with transaxles!
Is the idea to race this one or track days?

Will the PCGB piece be on the PCGB forum? If so I’ll look out for it!

blade7

10,094 posts

180 months

Monday 4th January
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james.a.c.911 said:
Fantastic - if you’ve owned a standard 944T before it would be great to hear how it compares?
I would follow with great interest if you started a thread...

I’ve toyed with the idea of buying one vs building a 944T hot rod (I look at 944T Cups and 996.2 GT3 on the regular, and a 944T Cup car would feel more special)
Depends what you mean by a 'hot rod'. If you want something to actually drive fast, build a 3.0 16v or a 3.0 8v engine, chuck out some weight,and fit something like KW's/Motons/Ohlins. And I reckon it would eat a turbo Cup. Or if you're an anorak/investor, buy a Cup that's probably been bashed back into shape at some point in it's life to sell. And just talk about it.

Edited by blade7 on Monday 4th January 18:31

james.a.c.911

100 posts

32 months

Tuesday 5th January
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blade7 said:
Depends what you mean by a 'hot rod'. If you want something to actually drive fast, build a 3.0 16v or a 3.0 8v engine, chuck out some weight,and fit something like KW's/Motons/Ohlins. And I reckon it would eat a turbo Cup. Or if you're an anorak/investor, buy a Cup that's probably been bashed back into shape at some point in it's life to sell. And just talk about it.

Edited by blade7 on Monday 4th January 18:31
Yes, that’s what I mean by hot rod - and it’s effectively what I’ve been doing to my 996. My old 944 T had chip, dual port wastegate, manual boost control, urated turbo, Koni suspension etc. And was really good; but I never when all out and kind of wish I had now.

Think it’s a bit harsh to assume anyone that appreciates the racing history and uniqueness of a cup is an anorak that just talks about it and doesn’t drive.. that being said, my question was really about how expensive it would be to replicate the Cup parts. For example I know the cup magnesium wheels are really expensive - are there any other special rare bits to it (think the engine had more power)

dinkel

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25,755 posts

222 months

Tuesday 5th January
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Racing parts are nuts because it's low volume production.

I once went out in a Mitsu Evo6 with 20k suspension. Blimey... If you also want steering rack, lightweight parts, buckets, braking upgrade, exhaust, remapping, cams and god knows what the bill will be close to 60-100k...

blade7

10,094 posts

180 months

Wednesday 6th January
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james.a.c.911 said:
Think it’s a bit harsh to assume anyone that appreciates the racing history and uniqueness of a cup is an anorak that just talks about it and doesn’t drive.. that being said, my question was really about how expensive it would be to replicate the Cup parts. For example I know the cup magnesium wheels are really expensive - are there any other special rare bits to it (think the engine had more power)
There's more magnesium parts on a Cup than just the wheels. And would you be prepared to strip all the sound proofing, rust proofing and most of the interior from a road car shell? What about sunroof delete and fitting a proper roll cage and harnesses. Years ago I had a mk2 Escort RS 2000 road car, that the previous owner had converted for rallying. It was a PITA to use on the road.

Edited by blade7 on Wednesday 6th January 09:57

redrabbit

307 posts

129 months

Thursday 28th January
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Here's mine, currently in for a healthy dose of TLC to make it (nearly) perfect...


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Question though... What's the received wisdom on tyres for 15" rims if you don't want to drop £300 a corner on 215/60/15s that aren't Firestones? Are 205/65/15s ok?

CedricN

592 posts

109 months

Sunday 31st January
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I like the raw driving experience of the early cars, and the iron block engines, with the 924T being the sweet spot of all the transaxle cars. But we all value different things and properties of the cars we own, i like the others in the family aswell aswell smile

My car, upgraded a litte bit, more suitable suspension setup, about 240ish hp, wiechers roll bar, seat etc. A blast on the road and track! Bought it in 2006 and I wont let it go, it only gets better and better smile






blade7

10,094 posts

180 months

Sunday 31st January
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CedricN said:
I like the raw driving experience of the early cars, and the iron block engines, with the 924T being the sweet spot of all the transaxle cars. But we all value different things and properties of the cars we own, i like the others in the family aswell aswell smile
I'd say the 968 engine is the sweet spot for road going transaxle cars. Not hard to get 500+ bhp with a turbo conversion.

Buttmonkey

452 posts

187 months

Sunday 31st January
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My old CS, really should never sold it, great car


dinkel

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25,755 posts

222 months

Monday 1st February
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I can so much imagine owners won't let their transaxle cars go...

james.a.c.911

100 posts

32 months

Monday 1st February
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CedricN said:
I like the raw driving experience of the early cars, and the iron block engines, with the 924T being the sweet spot of all the transaxle cars. But we all value different things and properties of the cars we own, i like the others in the family aswell aswell smile

My car, upgraded a litte bit, more suitable suspension setup, about 240ish hp, wiechers roll bar, seat etc. A blast on the road and track! Bought it in 2006 and I wont let it go, it only gets better and better smile





looks lolvely mate

PTT

608 posts

85 months

Saturday 13th February
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crusty

633 posts

184 months

Monday 22nd February
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I have just bought this little beauty


dinkel

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25,755 posts

222 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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Is that a 2.5 car?

crusty

633 posts

184 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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dinkel said:
Is that a 2.5 car?

james0

289 posts

170 months

Tuesday 23rd February
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She's a bit rough round the edges and many shades of black but mechanically pretty spot on.