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#1 2019-04-23 05:45:57

FredHope
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Registered: 2019-03-10
Posts: 15

Porsche 911SC

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Every time I see a Porsche 911SC, I start to drool. I probably need to buy one soon because it seems prices keep going up.

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#2 2019-04-23 18:14:46

DCPorscheFreak
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Registered: 2019-04-23
Posts: 1

Re: Porsche 911SC

I used to be under the air-cooled spell; owned a '70 T Targa, 73 914 2.0, 72 E/RS+, and 86 3.2; and I sweated profusely in all, had to put up with little to no defrost, and except for the '72 and '86, relatively anemic performance.  I say that b/c now I'm the proud owner of a '10 987.2 Boxster S and couldn't be happier.  It took a while--years of watching cars like this sell for prices that keep going up. I'm a one car guy, so whatever I have ends up being an everything driver in what is one of the most humid climates in the free world.  For years, I thought about turning my 3.2 coupe into a 3.4 twin-plug ST-clone restomod and retaining the R134a A/C.  I paid $13k for the car some years ago, and would have easily spent another $50-$60k on the 3.4 rebuild and ST bodywork and interior.  Virtually impossible for me.

That said, with its RSK/W-RS inspired styling and open air motoring, good power-to-weight ratio, and real a/c and heat the Boxster S offers, I neither miss any of those cars nor regret my decision to go water-cooled.  My budget last year was $30k +/- and, it took 6 mos, but eventually found a 28k mile 987.2 Boxster S (Milltek exhaust, DFI and no IMS) for $31k.  In its silver livery and with the top down, I've never felt closer to Jo Bonnier in his Targa Florio-winning RSK.  For another $2-3k in planned ECU, plenum & TB mods, I'll have 350+ hp in a sub-3000 lb car and a weight/HP ratio 20% lower than my 2.7RS+ (estimated 220 hp from 9.2:1 compr and MFI).  For those seeking OEM air-cooled cars, SC's like this are perhaps the smartest value.  But for bat-out-of hell, drive-it-every-day rain or shine driving experience, don't overlook the water cooled cars.

The key is to know what you really want and then get to work finding it.  Cheers,

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#3 2019-05-04 05:20:19

FredHope
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Registered: 2019-03-10
Posts: 15

Re: Porsche 911SC

Enjoy the Boxster. I guess the best answer is buy a Porsche Boxster S for daily driving and a 911 SC for the weekends. Now to make a bunch more cash to finance my taste in cars.

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