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Old 09-27-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Default Looking to pick up a 911 non Convertable Porsche Have 20k to spend!!

What year is the best bang for the buck here. I will be using the car for mild track days/autocross and weekend driving. I have been looking on ebay and the autotrader but I want to buy the best one for the money i have.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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best one for those purposes would be a pristine 951 (944 turbo) for 12k and save 8k for maint and upgrades
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:13 AM   #3
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:19 AM   #5
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best one for those purposes would be a pristine 951 (944 turbo) for 12k and save 8k for maint and upgrades
Agreed...and you do not have to spend that much to get a decent 944 Turbo...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...169427940&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...154056134&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...163240537&rd=1
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #6
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yep. 944 would make a much better auto-xer
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:27 AM   #7
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I would get a nice SC for $12k and call it a day, but with $20k you could get yourself a real nice late 80's 3.2 like this one
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:28 AM   #8
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Probably not but I would buy a perfect and loved example. When Buying an older porsche pay to much for one that needs no wor, is what I always say. As a owner of an 84 930 I know some of the repairs/parts for these cars are not only expesive but stressfull to find sombody you trust to do them..
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:28 AM   #9
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also 968 if you can find a nice one
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:29 AM   #10
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also 968 if you can find a nice one


too much $$ for no real benefits over the 944 for autox
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:30 AM   #11
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Join your local POC and schmooze. You'd be surprised what you can find in the low twenties if you know the right people.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:31 AM   #12
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honestly buy the newest, cleanest one you can afford

stay away from the 2.7's as the head studs pull out and its incredibly costly to fix - thats why you'll find them for a song

a 3.0 SC will last 200k+ miles

I'm personally on the hunt for a nice non sunroof SC and plan to back date it with the ducktail, rs flares, rs bumpers etc. or if I can find a rough but usable 70-73 (pre emissions) swap a 3.0 or 3.4 into it and do the same RS treatment (I wont ruin a nice mid year car though)

http://www.pelicanparts.com/911/tech...uthrie_faq.htm

951's are cool and all but they just don't do it for me.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:33 AM   #13
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:41 AM   #14
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:46 AM   #15
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I agree with the 951, but would suggest a 944 S2 instead of a turbo. The S2 has a 3.0L inline 4 which creates a lot more torque at a lot lower rpm. The Turbo doesn't really start making power/boost until around 2500-3000rpm, and even then you don't get max boost until around 3500rpm. The S2's were also less problematic then the turbos. Ultimately you should be looking for a 968 coupe which has the same 3L inline 4, but with variable cam timing, a 6spd trans, and bigger brakes (then a regular 944 turbo, not a 944 turbo S).

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:59 AM   #16
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:00 AM   #17
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well isnt that special.

I want a 911 too, but just to drive, I use my ferrari for track days.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:01 AM   #18
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I would get a nice SC for $12k and call it a day, but with $20k you could get yourself a real nice late 80's 3.2 like this one
Why does a 1987 911 have a button that says Clifford on it?

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #19
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Why does a 1987 911 have a button that says Clifford on it?
its probably an 'armed' light for a Clifford alarm system
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:11 AM   #20
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I just saw that the title said 911, in that case I sudgest an SC as well. Keep in mind these are old and quirky cars. Tracking an older 911 will no dowbt be a rewarding experience just be prepared to be passed and probably lapped by the likes of young punks in stis........If you are fine with that and just have your heart set on getting a 911 on the track I think an sc would serve you well... Which ever example you get will no doubt require some freshening for track duty.
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:12 AM   #21
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my friend has one i think he is sell it a 928 with a 5.4 and a super charger in harlingen tx
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:15 AM   #22
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:17 AM   #23
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come on. for the $2k its worth I'll bet its a beast
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This thread needs more pictures.
Here is a crappy pic of my 996 I picked up a couple months ago.

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