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Old 12-11-2016, 03:23 PM   #21
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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
Thanks very much, I can't see any content there that would deserve a flaming.

The 924S is an excellent and sought after car from what I understand, I actually went past a specialist down in Portsmouth with work on Wednesday who had 3 924 turbos outside. Had to stop for a Photo. I like the 70's-ness in the 924 and I would have happily settled for one in my hunt for a potential Porsche. Throw a photo up if you've got one.

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Old 12-11-2016, 03:27 PM   #22
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My first post just outlined a Porsche I had planned to go and look at, I hadn't even seen the car, so this is how my viewing went.

I left from Kent to East Finchley after work one evening. After sitting on QEII for 3 hours I arrived at the sellers house, 3 hours late. Thankfully the seller was super sound and he took me around the car.


Upon arrival at the vehicle it was obvious it had sat for a very long time. After talking with the seller he told me the car was his brothers, his brother had died in a motorcycle accident 3 years earlier and he had inherited the 944 and it seemed just awful. The seller confessed that he had tried to find some love for the 944 but it just didn't do it for him, that combined with needing space back he had concluded to sell.

Throughout the viewing I tried not to show my excitement at a Porsche that didn't run, was pink, hadn't moved for 3 years, had mould on the insides, with rust holes in it, but I don't think I did very well. We shook hands, had a good chat about motorcycles and dogs and a deposit was paid and I sorted out a recovery driver to collect it.

On my drive home, which had a lot less traffic thankfully, I started to wonder if I had made the right choice. There were a lot of parts on the car that were damaged beyond repair and the whole prospect of trying to find these parts, let alone find some reasonably priced due to the Porsche badge on it was a bit daunting, however I did my best to suck this up with a "cross that bridge when we come to it" kind of attitude.

This is how it looked after my deposit was paid.



A few days later the car was recovered by my usual driver. He has recovered all sorts of junk for me over the years but for once he approved of this one. It was arranged that the car would be collected and dropped off to me at 9am. 10am came and went, as did 11am and there was no car outside. I got super concerned that something had gone wrong with the collection. 11:30am the truck arrived and the driver told me that it took him a good 2 hours to get the Porsche onto his truck! Seized good and proper. No extra charge though, good chap he is.



The car was seized pretty good and this was apparent during the unloading process. Took a fair bit of force to get it off that's for sure. But here it is in all its faded, non running, seized glory sat in the road annoying the neighbours.



I always seem to do this. Look at something through rose tinted glasses on a viewing. Once I had the car on my own property and I had a good few hours to look over things, it became very apparent, very quickly, that there was a huge amount of work involved in getting this vehicle decommissioned and to a standard acceptable for an MOT to be issued for it. However as my family said to me, at least this one has an engine in it, an interior and a set of wheels. Yeh, I've brought some right clunkers home before!
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Good luck, will watch with interest!
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Looking forward to seeing your progress

Am I right in assuming you've owned this for a while now and have achieved a bit since??
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Looking forward to this, keep the updates coming
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Great project
Get this right and you will have a proper classic on your hands.
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Hopefully this can give you some inspiration; my good friend inherited his dads 944 and has kept it in top condition! His is garaged and only run in the summer now though.




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Loverrrrly looking car!

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Oh wow you have a great car there - looking forward to future and I think Red is a fantastic colour for these.

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The show car is a late model S2 or earlier Turbo (2 versions, different spoilers, 30hp more on later bridge spoiler version).

These are great cars, I should know, had 2, my current 1990 Turbo since 2003 and driven a total of 130,000m in them.

The killers will be:
Sills - by now many of them have rotted, if there's no rust from the outside take off the plastic vents and stick your phone on video inside to see the condition. Genuine ones will cost you £1000-1200 fitted and painted, pattern ones much less but they dont fit so well, therefore more fitting required. A hole in the sill is an MOT fail but you can fill them.

Engines are bullet proof, once you get it working, but you may have seals gone. Front main seal is hard to get to. Replace all belts as they will be too old - belt service every 3 years, irrespective of mileage.

Check oil in rear diff.

Pads, discs aren't cheap either btw. All are used in braking and these aren't light at around 1450kg.

Check drain holes in the boot and petrol filler cap. Lift boot carpet to see if that's OK. Water can sit on top of boot lip, check for rust.

Good luck with the mechanicals and body, there's loads of paint on them so you'll be OK there.
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