Sell a GT350R for an air-cooled 911??

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  1. ctandc72

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    That's my retirement project - except recreating a better version of my first car - a '67 Chevelle. This time around no SS, since I don't want to hack up a SS car.

    It's easy to do now if you have the time / space etc. Good friend of mine had a 1st gen Camaro Z/28 ( a real one - had it since the 80's, it was in the family since it was a couple of years old). He did a full blown resto. Hated how it drove...it was fun no and again...but it wasn't a good driver.

    He sold it....made a profit (he did all the work himself). Bought a cheap, rust free '69 from the West Coast. Updated suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, a drop out LS1 and T56 from a donor car, complete with AC etc. Updated the interior etc. He and his wife put like 40K miles on that car in a few years going to shows, vacations and just road trips. Sold it last year - offer was too good to pass up, and now he's itching to do the same to a '67-68 Mustang Fastback with Coyote / 6 speed drivetrain.
     
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    I agree on the beauty of the early Camaros, but my understanding is they handled poorly - even compared to other cars of the era. Early Mustang front suspension really sucks as well, though.
     
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    Easily corrected now. Just takes time to do the work. Personally I enjoy wrenching.
     
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    Here is what I would do. The RS4 is an awesome dd but I'd dump it. Get the air cooled 911 and keep the R. Get a cheap used SUV for days when it rains or you need a back seat or cargo space. This is what I did. I have all impractical cars in my garage so I picked up a used SUV. Interestingly I Dumped my practical Audi B8 S4 to essentially do what you are considering which is why I purchased the used SUV. I don't love the SUV but I don't drive it often.
     
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    Not crazy (not that you need me to validate you ;)), but that is the cool thing about our car hobby there so many ways you can go with it. Like the old car salesman say, there is an ass for every seat.
     
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    My wife would tell me that I have too many seats and not enough asses.
     
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    And you will miss air conditioning that actually works too.
     
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    I sold my '01 911 Turbo for the GT350. I loved the car, but it sprung a leak, which would require removing the engine...and it then would need a clutch, etc. I'm glad I sold it in pieces to an enthusiast, so I could move into the GT350 with a warranty.
     
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    Not a good argument - Mustang evaporators, that is all.
     
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    Yes good argument, because when Mustang evaporators fail its covered by the Ford extended warranty that I (and most here) have. And when the Mustang evaporators do work normally (as most here do), the interior actually is comfortably cool.
     
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    For an investment yes. For driving, no. Ive had both.
     
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    Need to be right much? I was making a joke about the crappy condensers...that is all. Wow.
     
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    Look at your own post #55 above, and we can also ask "need to be right much?", and then look who resembles that remark, lol.

    Thanks for clarifying that you only intended to make a joke. Point made.



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    I wouldn’t mind having both... but the R is hands down too much of a great car with much more character to lose over an AC911.
     
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