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Old 01-14-2019, 12:24 AM
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Well, I've been a lurker for a while and finally took the plunge.
Bought my first 911 in 1975. A '68. Paid $5k. $10k later sold it to my neighbor for $3k. Really? Went thru all the normal stuff (chain tensioners, pulled studs). Finally found a '67 S aluminum case ($300), installed 90mm pistons/cyl bumped it to a 2.5. Custom ground cams. Work done by Roger Bursch at Scientific Automotive in Pasadena, Ca. Ran good. Drove AMG and M cars after that


, but, always a Porsche guy. Finally bought a '12 Panamera S. Wonderful car, but, something was missing. Told my wife I am going to look at a 911 at the dealer. She said "Don't do it".
Anyway, here I am at 67 years old and back in a 911. Man, I love this car.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:31 AM
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Beautiful. Love the color.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:36 AM
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Congratulations! Man, that is a great looking cabriolet. So nice to see it in the showroom. Looks stunning! Welcome back to the club and I hope your wife had a big smile on her face when you gave her that first ride in it
Never too late to pursue the 911 dream. Happy for ya, Enjoy in great health.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:44 AM
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Looks nice! Congrats!
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:49 AM
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Thank u. She looks happy!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:29 AM
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Congrats! Wish you many miles of smiles!

i have an 08S cab in black, but meteor grey would have been my preference. Sharp looking!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:38 AM
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Looks great. Enjoy!!!
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:18 AM
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welcome! car looks amazing.
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Old 01-14-2019, 04:29 AM
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Congratulations! More pics of the car!
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:24 AM
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Im not usually a fan of the black, grey or silvers but they really pop when detailed like yours. What area of the country did you purchase it from? And yea....we need more pictures.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Thomas Phillips View Post
, but, always a Porsche guy. Finally bought a '12 Panamera S. Wonderful car, but, something was missing. Told my wife I am going to look at a 911 at the dealer. She said "Don't do it".
Congratulation. You're brave man. But she has a bigger smile than you. Your car colour is same as mine, beautiful with top down.
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Old 01-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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Congratulations, I have your car's base twin

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:49 AM
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Congrats. Gorgeous car and happy wife! What could be better?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:10 AM
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Very nice looking car. Way to go.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:14 AM
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Congrats! Nice 997!
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