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Old 11-11-2016, 11:08 PM   #11
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I love these keep it updated please.
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Old 12-11-2016, 10:32 AM   #12
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You do realise the first thing I did yesterday after seeing this was went onto Pistonheads and did a browse of 944's

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Old 12-11-2016, 10:44 AM   #13
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Always get excited when seeing a faded red car at the start of one of these!

In addition to the AMMO video posted above check out his other red oxidised old Porsche using wet sanding disks!

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Old 12-11-2016, 12:21 PM   #14
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You do realise the first thing I did yesterday after seeing this was went onto Pistonheads and did a browse of 944's

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Sorry to lead you into temptation there John!

It seems as though the past few years Porsches are going through the roof, as are a few select blue ovals and a lot of things that are considered "classic". I met a chap the other month who had an E-type coupe and had owned it for a fair few years, he told me about how he was incredibly apprehensive of spending £8,000 on what was considered at the time as an old jaguar, look at them now.

If you want to get into one I would say do it. I think time has aged the 944 well, much like many of the boxy 80's sports cars which a good few years ago I thought were hideous.

it is also speculated that due to the prices of the 944's totally bottoming out a few years ago many were broken out for parts, especially if they weren't very good. This means that the ones that are about now are the better ones of the bunch. I distinctly remember as a kid my friends neighbour had one, an early guards red auto on cookie cutters which had sat on his driveway for years, sadly he scrapped the thing in favour for an at the time new Corsa C.

I mean go have a look at some, what's the harm!
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:22 PM   #15
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You do realise the first thing I did yesterday after seeing this was went onto Pistonheads and did a browse of 944's

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Haha! You wouldn't catch me doing that!




I was on Autotrader

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Always get excited when seeing a faded red car at the start of one of these!

In addition to the AMMO video posted above check out his other red oxidised old Porsche using wet sanding disks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hikW5GwRGW8
Thanks for sharing that video Paul. Was a very interesting watch and very relevant to my current corcumstance with my Porsche.

Hopefully in the next few days I will be able to get onto the paint side of things with a decent evaluation of state and condition. Like I said earlier, my paint correction experience is non existent and with this thread I am hopeful that I can get some pointed in the right direction.

Thanks very much.
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Old 12-11-2016, 01:29 PM   #17
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Now that is a car, love these 944's and looking forward in eagerness to seeing the transformation that will duly come.
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:16 PM   #18
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Looks to be a really good buy, hope you have lots pleasure in bringing it back to its former glory! Good luck!
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Now that is a car, love these 944's and looking forward in eagerness to seeing the transformation that will duly come.
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Looks to be a really good buy, hope you have lots pleasure in bringing it back to its former glory! Good luck!
I sure hope so as well! I am a little apprehensive about the potential Porsche bills, but we will deal with that when I come to it.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:12 PM   #20
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Lovely bud I will maybe get flamed for this statement but to me that generation of Porsches are real Porsches(924's, 944's , 928's & 911's) my dad had a 924S and I remember loving it, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with boxsters etc but to me they just look to soft compared to that era of Porsches, they all seem to look like 911's

Canny wait to see how this progresses bud some plenty of updates please
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