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Old 08-29-2018, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer View Post
Thanks for the invite and compliment, this is the kind of camaraderie I was looking for! I would definitely like to go, but I will be out of town this weekend. I would very much like to meet other Spyder owners in the PNW. I have friends in the 911 community, but having sold my 993 I need to build some new relationships too. I will watch for another opportunity to get together, and if you think of it let me know next time!

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Hey Mark I sent you a PM with my contact info. Cheers, Mark Bitter
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:02 PM
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Looks like it may be time to start up a separate thread. I know there was a list like this some years back but it's disappeared. I'll post the Excel sheet as a Google doc ASAP.
Joel, I have the original spreadsheet on my Google Drive - try this link and see if it works for you - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw2...ew?usp=sharing.

Hopefully one day a PNW Spyder meet happens, that would be fun! There's at least 5-6 Spyders that we know of up here in Vancouver.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:14 PM
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Great find, love the color combo....I have your cars cousin, in white + cup holders. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I enjoy mine!
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Marine Blue View Post
If you go with a 964 you can get a Targa which offers a very similar open top experience as a cab without the extra weight, complexity or loss of structural rigidity.
I have driven a couple of different Targas. They look cool and nostalgic. Yes, they offer slightly more structural rigidity than a Cab. However, I'm a full-on open-top guy! All in or nothing!

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.........I would say that as engaging as the Spyder is, the 993 is a more engaging drive. And there is nothing in the automotive world like an air cooled flat boxer six in full throat: a turbine, a shrieking banshee, and an angry buzz saw all rolled into one. ........... a little more civilized by comparison to any 911. .............And the Spyder feels perfectly balanced, where I was always conscious of the rear weight bias of my 993. My 993 handled beautifully, but if you lost the rear end you had better know what you are doing...............
Mark, I'm sure you have debated about keeping the 993 before letting it go. To me, it's the most iconic silhouette of a car, ever! Not sure how long have you been driving the Spyder; but, I can see how the 993 felt more visceral. Lack of power steering, old school handling, air-cooled music you mentioned and the period-ambiance, all working in unison could make it a truly gratifying experience. You should've kept it!!
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Old 08-30-2018, 01:02 AM
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I sold my '86 930 (talk about a visceral driving experience) and picked up a '12 Spyder and a new '18 991.2 — needless to say, I don't miss that old G Series one bit!

In my professional role, I drive everything with wheels (in every price segment). I reviewed the Boxster Spyder when it came out many years ago... recently re-read the review (thanks to my son's suggestion)... found one... and slapped down my money. Hands down, the 987.2 Boxster Spyder is one of the most enjoyable vehicles on the planet.

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Old 08-30-2018, 02:41 AM
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Joel, I have the original spreadsheet on my Google Drive - try this link and see if it works for you - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw2...ew?usp=sharing.

Hopefully one day a PNW Spyder meet happens, that would be fun! There's at least 5-6 Spyders that we know of up here in Vancouver.
This is AWESOME! Thanks so much and yes - there's at least 6 here in Vancouver. I did see another white on black with PCCBs blasting around Yale Town last week. No idea who it was.

And there's this new one here in Seattle with the OP. I sniff a PNW or "West Coast Spyder Nation" meet in 2019...

Thanks again,

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Old 08-30-2018, 12:00 PM
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West Coast Spyder Nation https://www.facebook.com/groups/118897772137183

Check it out...
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Zeus993 View Post
West Coast Spyder Nation https://www.facebook.com/groups/118897772137183

Check it out...
Zeus, great idea! I clicked join, and I am pending now. We had a good cross border relationship with 993 owners, and we did several drives together that I can remember. There are a lot of enthusiasts in Vancouver. I know of at least one other Spyder owner in the Seattle area. I will reach out to him and let him know about the facebook page.
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer View Post
Zeus, great idea! I clicked join, and I am pending now. We had a good cross border relationship with 993 owners, and we did several drives together that I can remember. There are a lot of enthusiasts in Vancouver. I know of at least one other Spyder owner in the Seattle area. I will reach out to him and let him know about the facebook page.
I just joined... also waiting for confirmation.

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Old 08-31-2018, 08:52 AM
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That interior is incredible! Congratulations
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Old 08-31-2018, 02:10 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments, I'm loving the car. Attached are a few more interior pictures. Carerra Red is actually more muted than this in the flesh, and Basalt Black Metallic leans a little more to black than in the pictures. That LA sun makes it look a little like Prince was the prior owner! The Pacific Northwest light is a little kinder.




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Old 09-01-2018, 12:12 PM
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Absolute stunner ... what a brilliant acquisition. Enjoy safely for years to come. I can't wait to see it in person.
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Old 09-01-2018, 09:39 PM
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Incredible spec!
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Old 09-02-2018, 08:33 PM
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Beautiful Car. I simply adore Red Interiors in Porsche Autos. Congrats and welcome to the club.
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Old 09-05-2018, 12:22 PM
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Man this color combo is beautiful. Enjoy her! I’m between a 996/7 GT3 and the 987.2 spyder, it seems like the spyder is a real winner. I’m sure it’s more of an “and” not an “or,” but it seems value wise and for every day backroads the first gen spyder is the real winner.

Hopefully I can fit in one at 6’4 and 250+ lbs, I guess buckets are out for me at least ;( maybe it’s an excuse to get back in shape lol 😆
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