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Old 12-21-2018, 10:43 PM
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When I saw the Thug, I thought this thing is perfect and so Bad Azz. Then I should my family, they chuckled and agreed whole heartedly.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:33 AM
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Oh, I have a number. It's completely unrealistic, but if they want to pay it...

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I already told you.

Have an "I'll take this much" number ready to holler back.

If they don't like the number, fvck 'em.
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:15 PM
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Oh, I have a number. It's completely unrealistic, but if they want to pay it...
No. It's not unrealistic. It's what it's worth to you.

If some douche in a beater van doesn't want to pay it, too bad for him.

"Is it for sale?"

"Yes. $25k, not a penny less."

"How much??"

"You heard me. It's a classic Porsche. Do you have any clue what they are worth? Do you have any clue what I've got into this car? If you want it, you have to pay for it. I'm not giving it away."
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Old 12-22-2018, 12:58 PM
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The funny thing, even if someone like that said sure, I'll pay it...I'd feel bad. Not for the guy...for the car! It's like putting a loved one somewhere you know they won't thrive.

That's probably dumb lol...

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No. It's not unrealistic. It's what it's worth to you.

If some douche in a beater van doesn't want to pay it, too bad for him.

"Is it for sale?"

"Yes. $25k, not a penny less."

"How much??"

"You heard me. It's a classic Porsche. Do you have any clue what they are worth? Do you have any clue what I've got into this car? If you want it, you have to pay for it. I'm not giving it away."
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Old 12-22-2018, 02:33 PM
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The funny thing, even if someone like that said sure, I'll pay it...I'd feel bad. Not for the guy...for the car! It's like putting a loved one somewhere you know they won't thrive.

That's probably dumb lol...
Nope. Not dumb at all.

I can think of people who could afford a 928 (or other classic), but have no business owning one.

In that case, you simply holler:

"Sure it's for sale, but not to you."


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Old 12-24-2018, 11:42 AM
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Ha ha, perfect!

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Nope. Not dumb at all.

I can think of people who could afford a 928 (or other classic), but have no business owning one.

In that case, you simply holler:

"Sure it's for sale, but not to you."

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Old 12-25-2018, 02:00 AM
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One thing about parting with a car is that you need to part with the car. With luck I never get to see or hear about anything poor that might happen to it. But it’s a car. Set a price that won’t give you any heartburn, and don’t get any. Same with buying a car. Don’t buy heartburn, at least not on purpose.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Wisconsin Joe View Post
I tend to lean towards the old line generally quoted to George Best (paraphrased):

I spent most of my money on skydiving and Porsches. The rest I just wasted.
Me too (or perhaps I should say "Me as well")

Except I've only ever owned one Porsche, and I've only done 500 jumps, so I'm a bit of a novice at both

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Old 01-01-2019, 06:13 PM
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My 928 Weissach is a mess. Bad respray that needs correction, bunch of other small issues and I swear in the month or two I've had it, I get:
  • Is it for sale?? People just stop on the street at least once a week
  • "Awesome car" comments everywhere
  • Girls stopping and waving
I have a 986, 957TT, have had a variety of other "nicer" cars as far as cosmetics but hands down owning an old crusty 928 is a completely different experience.
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Old 01-01-2019, 06:32 PM
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Hey NewToPig, I saw your intro pics, ( not a fan of gold ) but man She looks really tough! Made me wish I had it in my care. Something about that color combo and stance had me going back days later to look. I even had to show it off to the family too.

Ummmm…. is it for sale?
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Old 01-01-2019, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by beran earms View Post
Hey NewToPig, I saw your intro pics, ( not a fan of gold ) but man She looks really tough! Made me wish I had it in my care. Something about that color combo and stance had me going back days later to look. I even had to show it off to the family too.

Ummmmů. is it for sale?
She'll head to NH with me near summer
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by NewToPig View Post
My 928 Weissach is a mess. Bad respray that needs correction, bunch of other small issues and I swear in the month or two I've had it, I get:
  • Is it for sale?? People just stop on the street at least once a week
  • "Awesome car" comments everywhere
  • Girls stopping and waving
I have a 986, 957TT, have had a variety of other "nicer" cars as far as cosmetics but hands down owning an old crusty 928 is a completely different experience.
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Hey NewToPig, I saw your intro pics, ( not a fan of gold ) but man She looks really tough! Made me wish I had it in my care. Something about that color combo and stance had me going back days later to look. I even had to show it off to the family too.

Ummmm…. is it for sale?

I was never a fan of gold either, but my first 928 (and first Porsche) was a Weissach that was in pretty good condition. I moved to San Diego & started my career driving it up & down the coast & mountain roads. It was an awesome experience! My second 928 was bought a few years after I regretfully sold the Weissach (because I was moving to frozen Michigan & thought a 928 couldn't live so far from a Porsche shop). Somehow, without really trying, I soon ended up with another gold one; '85 5-speed. Honestly, at the time I didn't mind the exterior color that much because it reminded me of the Weissach, but it had an ugly brown interior. Yuck! Once again, I drove it for a few years and grew to love it, especially because it was a manual. I came to realize that the ugly brown interior was almost the same shade as a well-loved A2 flight jacket I have, so it grew on me. Sold the '85 in a weak moment (when the ex thought we needed an RV), and once again regretted it.

Whatever color I end up hating, I somehow eventually end up with... and grow to love. The Porsche gods are testing my faith, and directed me to this lovely '78, which is 100% brown. When I was buying it, I recall thinking "WTF? Am I really buying a brown car? Why don't I wait to find something a little snappier?" but I couldn't be happier now. It's a great driving car & the cosmetics are coming along nicely... it WILL be a stunner! The correct brown exterior is (will be) almost a black, or the color of coffee, and is actually very attractive, and that brown pasha interior is amazing! For my next 928, I guess that I really should start pretending that I hate lundgruen green or petrol blue cars.

So far, no one has spontaneously offered to buy any of my 928s, but they've all gotten lots of admiring comments (from everyone but 911 owners) and seemed to easily find buyers when I offered them for sale. Maybe others have had different experiences, but my two gold cars sold quickly, and for more than I paid for them.

I'm still waiting for that random $50k offer!
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Old 01-02-2019, 02:15 PM
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I'm asked often if I want to sell my 928 or my 84 Cutlass Supreme when I'm driving it.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:55 PM
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My answer is: "$75,000 to buy it-PLUS-Another $25,000 to keep it running for the next 5 years...It ain't yer mother's PLYMOUTH... Cars like this are like women: 'The Getting' is the EASY part. The 'Having and Keeping' is where the REAL cost comes in" LOL
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Old 02-18-2019, 11:24 PM
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It really depends on what car you buy. I bought my Pantera new in 74, for my 71, 911T, with Factory A/C and $4100.00, 10K new price. Agreed value today $335,000.00, it's highly modified. I've probably got 200K invested. I did sell it once 5 years ago and the new owner blew it up and severely damaged the body. I bought it back with his money and I was still tens of thousands ahead. Rebuilt and modernized the car. Now it just sits, most of the time.

I get asked all the time if my El Camino, was for sale. When I had it in Odessa, Texas, everywhere I went I was asked, you never see them. Cars last here in Vegas. Dry climate, makes a big difference.
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