Sell a GT350R for an air-cooled 911??

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  1. Thrownaway

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    Even the aircooled turbos are slow by today's standards, but its an apple to oranges comp.
     
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    OMG, this is killing me. Still not sure.
     
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    FWIW, my buddy picked up a 996 non turbo to get into something fun and a lower payment than his 6th gen camaro.

    You can tell he misses the power dearly. He wants his wife to take the car so he can pick up a turbo.

    I think it runs fine but last night he told me he raced his wife in her audi a3 and they ran doors from 0-75.

    A base 964/993 will probably be similar/slightly slower, they are very special cars but so is an R.
     
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    I'd do an add, but not sell the R for it. If it was my main fun car after the project is done I'd have a really hard time taking that big of a drop in power and suspension tech etc.

    I'm going the other way with your idea. I'm going to pay off the GT350 and then cage it/turn it into a dedicated track car. Then I'm going Porsche hunting. Right now the idea is a new Porsche 911 GTS for fast, fun, luxury and occasional tracking.
     
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    I thought you were going to do both.....
     
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    I might have missed that part, sorry if I did.
     
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    I'd find a nice 996 Turbo myself.

    Then wait and watch the values climb.....
     
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    I might....just trying to decide which car to let go. Right now, I'm thinking the RS4 is going bye bye...tough decision because it's the only practical car I have.
     
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    #39 Nomadic, May 3, 2018
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    Drove my friend's Dad's air cooled 911. Last yr they made it. Pretty car. I hated it. Clutch was the heaviest ever. Power was underwhelming. Handled well as expected. A chore to drive. Couldn’t wait to get out of it.
     
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    Nope, it was via text. I encouraged diversity.
     
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    That was exactly my feeling when I drove one.
     
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    That a pepper, just like any true car buddy should! :D:thumbsup:
     
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    I like the idea of owning a classic or older sports car more than the reality of it. Every time I drive one I leave feeling pretty much how you did. If I got a classic car I'd most likely need tens of thousands to replace the motor, suspension and interior to modern standards (not to mention restoring other things, body, electrical etc etc). Then obviously what is the point.

    I would like to do this to a 68 or 69 Camaro as that is probably my favorite body style of all time. I know sacrilegious to say that on a Mustang forum. ;)
     
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    I'm the opposite. I don't have any time/desire to wrench. And older cars become potential money pits.

    I'd much rather have the latest and greatest as they drive so much better.
     
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    Certainly, it's impossible to compare the performance to a modern car. It seems crazy but I'm in love with how they look and the huge aftermarket. None of them look exactly alike.
     
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