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#6451

Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:05 AM

 

My maybe first car, it will be sicne my bro will never pay it off.

'85 Porsche 944 (Yeah, if you haven't seen it...)
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Those mags are off a later model 911.


I was looking at these online and thinking about picking one uo for cheap. Like $7k but im not sure. Seems like a hazard

 

 

They're not cheap to run. A mate of mine ran a 345bhp Turbo as a track car for a couple of years.

Consumables are expensive, they rust a lot, and tend to suffer with a lot of electrical gremlins.


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#6452

Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:08 PM Edited by El_Diablo, 31 January 2014 - 12:08 PM.

glad I noticed that.

 

the 944 holds a special place in my heart.

my stepdad owned a 944 Turbo from 90' which was black on black leather. it was one of the vehicles I drove while still on my learners permit @ 15 but he sold it shortly after I got my drivers license. for an extremely entry level Porsche it was gorgeous at the right angles and always fun to drive.


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#6453

Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:53 PM

944 was something i was searching for on websites some time ago, but i figured also that they could have many faults. Mostly the cheaper ones were rustbuckets and were in overall bad shape, wornt out. The expensive ones...well were very expensive, but then again in great shape. I guess for a first car, not a very good choice but if you have enough money to maintain one, go ahead.


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#6454

Posted 31 January 2014 - 12:53 PM Edited by Chris CJ Jakobsson, 31 January 2014 - 12:54 PM.

1614378_668891559836491_1599502468_o.jpgAfter a night of playing, the front bumper got to meet a snow bank..


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#6455

Posted 31 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

Good thing you took the number plate off.  Swedish plates are hideous.


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#6456

Posted 31 January 2014 - 05:32 PM

Good thing you took the number plate off.  Swedish plates are hideous.

Yes they are, i have it behind the windshield, but got a warning today about it, aperently its illegal to have them there..

 

 

I know 100s of people that have them there that havn't been told...  :miranda:


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#6457

Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

 

Good thing you took the number plate off.  Swedish plates are hideous.

 

Yes they are, i have it behind the windshield, but got a warning today about it, aperently its illegal to have them there..

 

Wait, you are saying that as if you didn't know?  Of course it's illegal, it prevents the police and others from seeing them clearly.

 

I don't mind other countries' number plates, I just think Swedish number plates are particularly ugly.  Clearly not designed by someone with a sense of aesthetics.


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#6458

Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:45 AM Edited by Chris CJ Jakobsson, 01 February 2014 - 03:07 AM.

I was told by a cop it was legal, then another cop told the otherwise

 

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#6459

Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:30 AM

So how long is this going to last, until you roll it?

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 09:52 AM

I hope he doesn't roll that one, it's the best looking car he has. But yeah, how long will this one last? Lol
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Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:20 AM

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So when I put the Volvo away for the winter and started driving my company car I felt like killing myself. The Volvo is too nice to drive in the salt, so what to do? I stumble upon this ol' gal on the web and had to buy it. Dirt cheap too, I'd get two and a half of these for the price of the Volvo. She's a one owner, 10.000 mile car. Needs a few things to be good (idles high, suspecting vacuum leak. Shocks in the rear, new snow tires with white stripes, leaks oil really bad between engine and trans, rad leaks) but overall a solid car. Bitchin winter car too, it's gotta have the quickest and warmest heater I've ever had in any car. Not sure what to do now, keep Volvo/sell this, keep both cars, keep this car/sell Volvo, dunno. I am starting to love this thing though.

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#6462

Posted 01 February 2014 - 10:38 AM

I'd say keep both. Build up a stable of well cared for classics and it'll do you well in the future. 


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#6463

Posted 01 February 2014 - 12:16 PM

I agree with Outcast.  Keep both.

 

Looking at that picture though, man.  That car looks great.  Unfortunately someone ruined it by putting a Swedish number plate on it (although, worse if it is an Estonian plate or another one of those Swedish imitation plates).


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 02:44 PM

I hope he doesn't roll that one, it's the best looking car he has. But yeah, how long will this one last? Lol

 

So how long is this going to last, until you roll it?

 

 

I hope he doesn't roll that one, it's the best looking car he has. But yeah, how long will this one last? Lol

 

Maybe 1 week? hehe.. 


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:38 PM

(although, worse if it is an Estonian plate or another one of those Swedish imitation plates).

Wait what are you saying? Estonian license plates are the simplest and IMO best looking plates out there. Pure minimalistic style with great proportions. You can memorize it quickly also.

Example:

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And another example of the smaller plate for US cars or any other that has place only for a shorter plate:

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#6466

Posted 01 February 2014 - 06:01 PM

The smaller plate looks fine, but I agree with Svip about the normal one.

 

Those Estonian and Swedish plates have a horrible typeface and awkward spacing that spoils the look of the car. To me they're even uglier than British ones .


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Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

The smaller plate looks fine, but I agree with Svip about the normal one.

 

Those Estonian and Swedish plates have a horrible typeface and awkward spacing that spoils the look of the car. To me they're even uglier than British ones .

 

Exactly, it is the odd spacing between the numbers and the letters that bothers me.  And the typeface doesn't help at all.

 

I personally think that the new Danish plates have a worse typeface than in the olden days, but at least they don't have an awkward spacing.


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#6468

Posted 01 February 2014 - 07:41 PM

 

(although, worse if it is an Estonian plate or another one of those Swedish imitation plates).

Estonian license plates are the simplest 

 

I beg to differ. Taiwanese plates :p simple. 

 

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#6469

Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:22 AM

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I prefer there :)


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:27 AM

Obviously in terms of aesthetics there are a helluva lot more better looking plates, but in terms of simplicity nothing beats the black-on-white of a TW plate. 


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#6471

Posted 02 February 2014 - 10:06 AM

I'm all about simplicity, but I just tend to dislike the overall look of any license plate because they merely get in the way.

in Colorado you don't technically need a license plate on the front of the vehicle but (of course) they're required in the back.

 

I couldn't bear to wear plates on the front of the Firebird for how it ruins the look but prior to moving here I had no choice.

the only good looking plates are those which match the color of the car itself because at least they will blend and not interrupt the aesthetic flow.

 

you know, it's all about that Feng shui man.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 04:14 PM

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I love that front, my love for Mercedes realy have gone up quite alot the past week! :)


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

Lets just all agree that the best look is without plates.


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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:47 PM Edited by Chris CJ Jakobsson, 02 February 2014 - 06:27 PM.

Lets just all agree that the best look is without plates.

 

Hands down!

 

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#6475

Posted 02 February 2014 - 06:28 PM

Strangely, I don't agree.  Because there is obviously something missing on the front.  A hole in the bumper.  I cannot unsee it!

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 08:13 PM

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Bought another Mini, this time its an all original Mk2. Got all the glass for it, tonnes of spares, gauges, spare cylinder head, carbs and seats.

 

Since my other mini is only a Mk2 by the logbook.


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:22 AM

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So when I put the Volvo away for the winter and started driving my company car I felt like killing myself. The Volvo is too nice to drive in the salt, so what to do? I stumble upon this ol' gal on the web and had to buy it. Dirt cheap too, I'd get two and a half of these for the price of the Volvo. She's a one owner, 10.000 mile car. Needs a few things to be good (idles high, suspecting vacuum leak. Shocks in the rear, new snow tires with white stripes, leaks oil really bad between engine and trans, rad leaks) but overall a solid car. Bitchin winter car too, it's gotta have the quickest and warmest heater I've ever had in any car. Not sure what to do now, keep Volvo/sell this, keep both cars, keep this car/sell Volvo, dunno. I am starting to love this thing though.

 

Now we re talking.

 


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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:22 PM

Very nice Ptikobj. One of these is mine, can't remember which...

 

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 06:36 PM

The red one with a black top to the right? lol just messin

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 07:28 PM

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My truck its still tucked away in the garage for the winter or at least a few more weeks




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