Notices
964 Forum
Sponsored By:
Sponsored By:

Future 964 owner Questions...

 
Old 08-06-2010, 12:09 PM
  #1  
KNS
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,450
Default Future 964 owner Questions...

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...

Great site!!
KNS is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 12:49 PM
  #2  
Chimera
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Chimera's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Posts: 308
Default

I've not had problems. Many 993 parts work, too.

Doc
Chimera is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 01:22 PM
  #3  
crg53
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
crg53's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vancouver Island, BC , Canada
Posts: 2,361
Default

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.

crg53 is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 01:24 PM
  #4  
Makmov
Super User
 
Makmov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,274
Default

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.
Makmov is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 01:26 PM
  #5  
Rocket Rob
IHI KING!
Rennlist Member

 
Rocket Rob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 12,510
Default

+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.
Rocket Rob is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 02:55 PM
  #6  
KNS
User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,450
Default

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.
KNS is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 04:37 PM
  #7  
Richard Curtis
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
Richard Curtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fairfax Station, Va. USA
Posts: 656
Default

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.
Richard Curtis is offline  
Old 08-06-2010, 08:54 PM
  #8  
Jon A.
User
 
Jon A.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 40
Default

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.
Jon A. is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: