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Old 01-05-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by harry19 View Post
Sweet write up Jarod, I'm personally looking forward to having a 964 project myself, I think an RS inspired Targa would be really sweet
Thanks. I can't say enough good things about the 964 platform, but I may be a bit biased. IMO the 964 is, and always will be, the best looking 911 generation. I also find it to be the sweet spot of the air-cooled range...modern enough I can actually daily drive it most of the summer with the a/c on, but still retains much of the original 911 feel - it hasn't become "soft".
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:42 AM
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It's now January in Ontario, which usually means freezing cold and lots of snow, but for some reason this year we've been given warm & sunny weather so far. Caved and took the car out to run some errands today.

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Old 01-05-2019, 02:47 PM
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Congrats! Car looks great, nice mods as well! Enjoy it!
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Great story Jarod, enjoy your car, the C4 is a great car.
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:18 PM
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I have no regrets with my choice (993) but admire the 964 just as much and frequently stalk this board. Just thought I’d add my congratulations on a beautiful car and sensible mods. It looks great already and I’m guessing you’re not done. Also admire the road trip home; as you say it’s a great way to bond. I purchased mine in Toronto ~18 months ago and my 13 year old daughter flew out with me to pick it up. We had a blast on our indirect 1,300+ mile trip home to Minneapolis.

Enjoy in in good health!

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Old 01-05-2019, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by WRXdriver View Post
I have no regrets with my choice (993) but admire the 964 just as much and frequently stalk this board. Just thought Iíd add my congratulations on a beautiful car and sensible mods. It looks great already and Iím guessing youíre not done. Also admire the road trip home; as you say itís a great way to bond. I purchased mine in Toronto ~18 months ago and my 13 year old daughter flew out with me to pick it up. We had a blast on our indirect 1,300+ mile trip home to Minneapolis.

Enjoy in in good health!

-Mark
Very cool, I always respect someone willing to buy a car and hop in for an adventure straight away! I actually think I may recognize your 993 from the Toronto area...looks gorgeous, esp. in guards red.
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:59 PM
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Congrats! The 964 was always "the" car for me too and always pictured myself with one. You work hard enough, you can reach those goals. Enjoy it and drive the snot out of it!

Oh and don't forget to take before and after videos of the exhaust

I'm on IG too as @gregmitchels
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Old 01-06-2019, 12:13 AM
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You may have, the previous owner was (is) a good guy/Porsche fanatic. It lived a different life up there, though, safe from the elements and preserved in semi-garage queen status. Now it’s basically my three season daily driver gleefully used in all types of conditions for over 12,000 mile, including a second 1,800 mile road trip.

I don’t mean to hijack your thread though, just wanted to let you know it looks great.

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Old 01-06-2019, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by gregmitch View Post
Congrats! The 964 was always "the" car for me too and always pictured myself with one. You work hard enough, you can reach those goals. Enjoy it and drive the snot out of it!

Oh and don't forget to take before and after videos of the exhaust

I'm on IG too as @gregmitchels
Will do! And awesome, you have some great pics...love the colour too.
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Originally Posted by WRXdriver View Post
You may have, the previous owner was (is) a good guy/Porsche fanatic. It lived a different life up there, though, safe from the elements and preserved in semi-garage queen status. Now itís basically my three season daily driver gleefully used in all types of conditions for over 12,000 mile, including a second 1,800 mile road trip.

I donít mean to hijack your thread though, just wanted to let you know it looks great.

-Mark
These cars much prefer to be driven than parked!
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:40 AM
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For this weeks entertainment, I decided to buy a small collection of 964 memorabilia from 1989/1990 to go with the car. Most of this came from a Porsche head office marketing employee in Toronto who retired and had accumulated a lot of stuff in his years with the company. Brochures, posters, calendar, etc. Nothing overly exciting but nonetheless some interesting artifacts to go with the car.


Some brochures


Giant 964 C4 poster - I have a few duplicates of this one in case anyone is interested in picking one up

1989 Model Range poster


Some especially cool photos in the calendar


A personal favourite - the VentureTour poster of which my car is likely a part of




AWD system

Engine

Original insert with all available options

Interior
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Love the block image of the front of the 964 in the technical manual. Would make for a cool t-shirt image.

Porsche nailed the text too, I read like that they already knew how these cars would be appreciated by enthusiasts 30 years later!

In the Porsche Carrera, we have the good fortune of creating a lasting design, By building it to survive, we offer those who understand what is fleeting and what is perpetual a very special car
The goal for the Carrera body is to ignore time
Legend with a future: the air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by 911Jetta View Post
Love the block image of the front of the 964 in the technical manual. Would make for a cool t-shirt image.

Porsche nailed the text too, I read like that they already knew how these cars would be appreciated by enthusiasts 30 years later!
For sure, it's packed with stuff. Hoping I can get around to scanning it into a PDF.
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:40 PM
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I haven't had the time (or interest) in going out into the cold garage and installing my exhaust yet...gotta love winter...but fortunately I can still waste money on cars without leaving the comfort of my office. Found a set of OEM 930/959/964 sport seats on Craigslist and scooped 'em up for the car. Should be here in a few days. 4-way power & heated! Will make a nice replacement for my worn out stock 4 ways.



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Old 01-20-2019, 06:45 AM
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awesome story man. you have great taste in cars!
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