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Old 03-13-2018, 12:12 AM
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Well fellow 964-ers... My road as an owner has finally changed. After 12 years and many many adventures both technical and dramatic with the car, I have sold my black C4 and have moved into a 993. As I sit here and think about it I can't help be a little wistful about the change. I got the silver C2 I always wanted, but in 993 form. Some interesting things are happening in the 964 market and prices and desire for the beast is certainly shifting. I probably sold too soon, and will regret it, but I got a good price, and my former C4 is in good fan hands.

I had a great time with the car, developing one of the early OBD1 connection kits in partnership with RicardoD, and then later creating the 36 Deg screw driver for valve adjustments. I certainly learned a lot about the 964 platform and all of its peculiarities. My son and I got a few tickets, and booked a lot of happy miles. The 993 is just different enough that it's a new set of challenges. I still have a BUNCH of parts that I plan to sell through the right thread. Notably TWO sets of D90s, TWO secondary mufflers and I think at least one, but maybe two primary mufflers, AND a set of RS door panels with all the associated hardware like window switches and door pulls. I also have the usual cruft of flag mirrors and H5 bits in black. The biggie is a complete air box setup with ALL servo motors and both fans ready to plug in - fully functional from a 30K RSA that was going full-race-car. Not sure on the value of that one yet...

Strangely I keep lurking on the 964 thread. Don't tell the other guys but the 993 thread is kind of dull. ;-) Participating in this forum makes me pretty happy.

Anyway, Auf wiedersehen for now. I may regret this whole thing and then spend a bunch to get another 964... who knows.

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Old 03-13-2018, 03:38 AM
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TB, Enjoy the 993. I went the other way 993 to a 964. They are both great cars.

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Old 03-13-2018, 04:42 AM
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Enjoy the 993! I did the same thing about a year ago. While sometimes I do miss that raw feel, I do think that the 993 is a better all around car for me and with less headaches.....Although, I got one with lower mileage and better condition 993 when compared to my 964. Both are great 911s but the 993 is a keeper for me. When I’m ready for another older 911, I’m going 3.2 or SC as a companion to my 993.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:28 AM
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Great story Tom. Sounds like you now have the chance to make more memories in the 993. Enjoy.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:31 AM
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Congratulations! Silver is by far the fastest 993 colour, adds something like 8-10 Bhp!
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I hope you will check in here once in a while, to provide knowledge and insight from your 964 ownership. I have just begun my 964 experience, and the advice from owners(and prior owners��)like yourself is invaluable.

All the best to you and your 993!

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ah! I'll see you on "the other side" then

They are both great cars, few years apart yet so different. Seems you are going from AWD to 2WD - I think the transition is easier on a 993 than a 964, with the first one being more forgiving on the "oh crap I entered the turn too fast".

As for the parts for sale - give your old 964ers friends the heads up
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As mentioned, these are both great platforms. At one point, I owned both but eventually sold the 64. Congrats on your new purchase. '95 FTW!
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Tom - Thanks for all of your contributions to the 964 community. Hope the 993 turns out to be what you hope it is. Keep in touch.
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Originally Posted by Rocket Rob View Post
Tom - Thanks for all of your contributions to the 964 community. Hope the 993 turns out to be what you hope it is. Keep in touch.
+964. Give us an update in a couple months.
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Tom - We will miss your contributions but glad you found what you've aways wanted. Here's to many more happy miles and memories in the 993.
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Queue vultures 3, 2, 1... Let me know if you figure out a price for the HVAC. I need new servos... Or just keep them for when those in your 993 stop working!
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Originally Posted by JasonAndreas View Post
Queue vultures 3, 2, 1... Let me know if you figure out a price for the HVAC. I need new servos... Or just keep them for when those in your 993 stop working!
@jason, how much of that box is the same for the 993? I was under the impression that it changed to some vacuum operated servos?
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Tom! Say it isn't soooooooo....

Great to have you here - good luck w the new car! Lots of fun ahead....

Thanks for everything over the years.
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