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Old 08-06-2010, 12:09 PM
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Hello everyone. I am new to the site and had a few questions about 964s (don't own one - yet). I've owned 911s in the past (a 1980 and a 1984) but I am looking for more refinement and power. It seems like the 964 has all that.

One of my questions was about parts availability and prices. Looking at prices and spending several hours here reading the various threads it seems that parts prices can be at least double or more. What about availability? The 74 to 89 cars have a great following and parts can be purchased all over the place at competitive prices. How is it with the 964? Do you guys (and gals) ever have problems sourcing certain items? I've purchased quite a lot of stuff from Pelican and occasionally Sunset in the past.

Thanks for any info...

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Old 08-06-2010, 12:49 PM
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I've not had problems. Many 993 parts work, too.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:22 PM
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You are right about the prices, they can be expensive, sometimes an identical part from a 993 may be cheaper, but they are always readily available, and the 2 sources you mentioned are my prefered suppliers.

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:24 PM
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I just bought one myself (1991 C4 Coupe). I looked around at part sourcing before I bought too, and have needed to get a few odds and ends. I lot of stuff you can still get OEM new but trim and body you may need to find used parts; however, I was able to find just about everything from one source or another.

Pelican is also my primary source, I will have to check out Sunset as I have not look at them.

I agree about the 964, I was looking at SC/Carreras. I thought that is what I wanted before coming across the car I bought. The 964 is more car than a SC/Carrera could ever be.

The "Modern Air/Oilcooled 911" In it's day "King of the road" best brakes known to man and much more user friendly.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:26 PM
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+2 - I've not had any problems getting parts. You may not like some of the prices but they are available.

If you are having problems finding something, you can always come to RL and ask us. We have an active 964 community of folks that are always eager to help.
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:55 PM
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Hey guys, thanks for the replies! This would be a second car and occasional daily driver (and a track day or two). I want something a little more quiet then the SCs and Carreras. I'm sure the extra HP and torque will be more than welcome.

It seems that manual, C2 coupes - what I want - are few and far between. I'll take my time and wait for a good one.
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:37 PM
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Have not had any problems sourcing parts in over 6 years. I also have learned recently that my local Porsche dealer's parts prices are extremely competitive with Pelican's, often less considering that the dealer gives a 10% discount for PCA members and there's no shipping cost involved, and I often can get parts same day; next day at worse.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:54 PM
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Finding parts definitely not a problem, but because it was 85% new at the time with a much more limited production run, costs do tend to be a bit higher. As a PO of an 86 Targa, i can say that the power and refinements are noticeable, but not nearly modern as a 996/997.
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