Which 930 and how much?

Which 930 and how much?

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Jonny TVR

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4,019 posts

251 months

Wednesday 5th May
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Thanks simmo but its not the same car. Wrong year and no red piping. Gives a good idea on price

Simmos

37 posts

116 months

Wednesday 5th May
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It was the car done at Leeds.

Jonny TVR

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251 months

Wednesday 5th May
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It looks amazing.

supersport

3,396 posts

197 months

Wednesday 5th May
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Simmos said:
So I did have a photo of it finished in the Porsche Centre, so the CC car isn’t the same one. I had thought it finally sold for £90k after it hung around for ages. Probably because the finish was poor.

The CC car looks much better, and looks very nice. I can’t see it going for much more though, the 930 just didn’t seem to rise that much.

I know someone who paid £90k for a Guards Supersport at the height of prices.

IMI A

8,928 posts

171 months

Thursday 6th May
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If you have a time warp SSE or turbo at £90k I'd rather have the car than the cash.

supersport

3,396 posts

197 months

Thursday 6th May
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I think I would rather have a less time warp one and then use with abandon.

Unless of course the value is irrelevant in which case time warp and use it.

Jonny TVR

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251 months

Thursday 6th May
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Reading a lot on eighties SSE and turbo's. I can now see a lot of merit in the SSE over the turbo. Or would I always be thinking of a turbo if I got an SSE. I've seen a beautiful fully restored SSE for sale that ticks all the boxes. Its a targa which I like the idea of too.

Mach

394 posts

195 months

Thursday 6th May
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Absolutely magnificent things, I loved my G50. As mentioned, heavy in the slow stuff but it was in its element on the fast open roads in Europe. Epic in the Alps. Sold mine for about £29k with 48,000 miles on it....




Jonny TVR

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Thursday 6th May
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Mach said:
Absolutely magnificent things, I loved my G50. As mentioned, heavy in the slow stuff but it was in its element on the fast open roads in Europe. Epic in the Alps. Sold mine for about £29k with 48,000 miles on it....



Looks stunning was it a turbo or SSE?

Louis Balfour

21,636 posts

192 months

Thursday 6th May
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Jonny TVR said:
Mach said:
Absolutely magnificent things, I loved my G50. As mentioned, heavy in the slow stuff but it was in its element on the fast open roads in Europe. Epic in the Alps. Sold mine for about £29k with 48,000 miles on it....



Looks stunning was it a turbo or SSE?
Turbo.

456mgt

2,488 posts

236 months

Thursday 6th May
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IMI A said:
If you have a time warp SSE or turbo at £90k I'd rather have the car than the cash.
To put this into context I reckon I'm closing in on 100K into my 930 with all the accumulated costs; bodywork repairs, oem flatnose parts, engine rebuild and new gearbox. And the paint is still to come. Of course this is going overboard, and a heart rather than head decision, especially when you consider that I bought it for 15K in 2008 (no-one wanted them then) and considered drawing a line before launching into a resto. The upshot it that 90K for a restored example doesn't sound too bad to me, as long as the work's been done to a high standard.

Jonny TVR

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251 months

Thursday 6th May
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SSE or turbo?

Mach

394 posts

195 months

Thursday 6th May
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Hope this doesn't sound picky but it is only the Turbo that is a 930 so if people use that moniker it should by definition be a Turbo.

The SSE is not a 930.

I had a Supersport Targa before the Turbo.



The problem with it is it has the added wieght of the Turbo body and running gear but without the power so it's actually slower than a standard narrow body 3.2 Carrera.

Lovely cars but ultimately It was a case of angry dog with no teeth for me, whereas you'd never accuse a 930 of not having teeth!

Wozy68

5,186 posts

140 months

Friday 7th May
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IMI A said:
If you have a time warp SSE or turbo at £90k I'd rather have the car than the cash.
Personally I wouldn’t .... Well not an SSE.

I owned one back in around 2010, G50 box if mem serves, paid £15K for it and let it go very quickly ... I thought it slow and even back then not a great 911 .... maybe I felt a little bit of a fraud in it, all show and no go. Previous to it I’d owned an SC and a 3.2 and both were IMO far better cars.

Never did buy the turbo (at £15K) from Northway a couple of years earlier..... now that was a missed opportunity; not for rise in values .... just that it was the iconic 911 of its day and I’d loved to have sampled the boost.

Out of the two (if now I could afford either) .... it would be the turbo any day.

How things change over time. An SSE targa was the most unloved 911 on the planet back in the noughties and now I see they go for serious dosh.

Edited by Wozy68 on Friday 7th May 13:57

Jonny TVR

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251 months

Friday 7th May
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Thanks wozy and mach.

I've never driven a 911 and I have resisted them for years. I'm thinking of taking the plunge. Initially I was thinking a 930 but I'm starting to like 964/ 993's. I'm used to cars with lots of power so its got to be a turbo. Its very different to the other cars I have which is part of what interests me too. I thought about the SSE as there was a beautiful fully restored one for sale but I know it would be too under powered. I'm thinking of bidding on this one:

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-9...

Koln-RS

3,420 posts

182 months

Friday 7th May
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Yes, find the original Autocar/Motor Road Tests - well remember them being critical of the SSE, because it boasted the looks of the Turbo, but was slower that the standard 3.2 SE.

The mildly enhanced 3.2 CS was probably the best of the G50 variants, but now priced too highly to really enjoy, IMO.

Louis Balfour

21,636 posts

192 months

Friday 7th May
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Jonny TVR said:
Thanks wozy and mach.

I've never driven a 911 and I have resisted them for years. I'm thinking of taking the plunge. Initially I was thinking a 930 but I'm starting to like 964/ 993's. I'm used to cars with lots of power so its got to be a turbo. Its very different to the other cars I have which is part of what interests me too. I thought about the SSE as there was a beautiful fully restored one for sale but I know it would be too under powered. I'm thinking of bidding on this one:

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-9...
Go and drive some 911s. Seriously. You will be wasting your time and money otherwise.

Yesterday you wanted a 930, possibly the most Marmite 911 of all time. Now you're talking 964 or 993, which again are very different. I've owned and driven lots of 911s and there are some that I wouldn't revisit, whereas other models I've bought for a second time.




supersport

3,396 posts

197 months

Friday 7th May
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The extra weight on a SSE makes little to no difference, especially all these years later.

Had mine 16 years, it's fine and fun and against anything modern slow, but get out there on a proper road....

Jonny TVR

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251 months

Friday 7th May
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thanks supersport .. this is the one I was originally looking at.

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1986-porsche-9...

marine boy

546 posts

148 months

Friday 7th May
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Jonny TVR said:
Thanks wozy and mach.

I've never driven a 911 and I have resisted them for years. I'm thinking of taking the plunge. Initially I was thinking a 930 but I'm starting to like 964/ 993's. I'm used to cars with lots of power so its got to be a turbo. Its very different to the other cars I have which is part of what interests me too. I thought about the SSE as there was a beautiful fully restored one for sale but I know it would be too under powered. I'm thinking of bidding on this one:

https://collectingcars.com/for-sale/1989-porsche-9...
I own a 964 and 930, they are very different drives, if I had to chose one it would be a very, very difficult choice