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Old 02-27-2014, 11:11 AM
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Following 993 x2 and 968 Sport ownership, I finally want to fulfil a childhood dream (literally!).

I’m really interested in finding a RHD manual 928, that's already good, or has the potential to be so.

I’d love a 4.5 on teledials, or alternatively an 86.5 S2 would be fine. I'd also consider a manual GT or GTS.

There's also the option to convert from manual to auto, so I wouldn't kick a potential project out of bed. Although switching an S4 or GTS to manual wouldn't be my favoured route. S4 to manual doesn't appeal somehow and the GTS being converted to stick could be damaging to it's value?

I'd even consider importing a 928 if it was RHD, although I suppose this is a longshot.

Hope you guys can help out!

Cheers

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What part of the UK are you based
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Hi Stuart, I'm in Berkshire. No issues with travelling for the right car..... : )
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Originally Posted by Cristel993 View Post
Following 993 and 968 ownership, I finally want to fulfill a childhood dream (literally!).

I’m really interested in finding a RHD manual 928, that's already good, or has the potential to be so.

I’d love a 4.5 on teledials, or alternatively an 86.5 S2 would be fine. I'd also consider a manual GT or GTS.

There's the option to convert from manual to auto, so I wouln't kick a potential project out of bed. Although switching an S4 or GTS to manual woudn't be my favoured route. S4 to manual doesn't appeal somehow and the GTS being converted to stick could be damaging to it's value?

I'd even consider importing a 928 if it was RHD, although I suppose this is a longshot.

Hope you guys can help out!

Cheers

Sam
2 points:

1 - There really isn't an "86.5" S2. All 86s had the improved brakes and suspension. Only in the US is there a difference between an 86 and an 86.5

2 - Converting an auto to manual is NOT a trivial exercise. Unless the car is perfect in all other respects and is a tremendous bargain, it probably isn't worth it. It can be done, but it is a huge cost, a good sized pile of parts and a lot of work.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:51 PM
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Hi Sam,

The obvious places to look are autotrader.co.uk and pistonheads.com and keep an eye on classic cars as well. Highly recommend you join the mail list on 928.org.uk, it's the best 928 UK resource and has the occasional car for sale as well - a list member recently advised he's putting GT up for sale.
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5 speed ... good choice
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There is a nice RHD S2 86 Auto on Pistonheads now for 4K UK Pounds but PLEASE do not spoil it by converting it to a crappy 5 speed.
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Originally Posted by ROG100 View Post
There is a nice RHD S2 86 Auto on Pistonheads now for 4K UK Pounds but PLEASE do not spoil it by converting it to a crappy 5 speed.
Don't upset Roger as you WILL be needing him I'm on the darkside converting my car to a manual. Roger does'nt like putting too much strain on his left foot FYI as manual gearboxes are difficult to find there is one on ebay now from a S4 car i would think. If you need anything i'm near Windsor.

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An impressive car here:
http://www.specialistcarsltd.co.uk/v...928-gts-manual

There was an SE for sale in Germany but I can't find it anymore.
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An impressive car here:
http://www.specialistcarsltd.co.uk/v...928-gts-manual

There was an SE for sale in Germany but I can't find it anymore.
The 928GTS 5-spd was sold for £15k back in Sep 2012 when I was about to buy my 1993 MY 5-spd GTS. What put me off was the rubbing strips and the wood in the cabin. Now that the car is with Specialist Cars, and that there has been a few more +ve noises about the 928 in variouis classic car mags, I would expect the px to start with a 3...
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Thanks for all the info, it's interesting to see how polarised opinions are on manual vs. auto. I drove a manual 86 S2(.5) and a manual S4 a few years back and although the change wasn't exactly 993 rifle-bolt-esque, it was possible to work around it's shortfalls. For me, much rather those than the overall impact of a torque converter. Not that I'm against autos, my E320 is such and it suits the car perfectly. It's just that for a weekend toy I want a manual.

I suspect that GTS at SCM starts with a 3, then a 9, followed by more 9s, then maybe a 5.
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The manual linkage system has components that wear, unless you know they have been recently replaced, the lever throw and accuracy will be sloppy.

Relatively easy to replace and Roger also sells a shortshift kit which completely removes the front linkage under the gear lever - it does shorten the throw considerably.
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