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  1. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 20, 2019

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    Underrated for so many years, I think the 914 is finally getting some due respect.

    I remember looking at a couple 914/6s with my older brother many, many years ago, neat cars, he ended up with a 2002tii, a great car of a different character.
     
  2. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Jul 24, 2019

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    Once I am done with my 86’ Mercedes I am definitely going to buy some form of fun air cooled cars/cool 60s car (Corvair, Beetle, 914, Karmann Ghia, Volvo 122, and maybe a 2002). 914s are still to be had for cheap in the US while the 2002s are getting crazy in price
     
  3. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 26, 2019

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    With quite a few SL posts on the Automotive Pornography thread in recent months, I thought I'd respond with this of my local example, an '82 280:
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  4. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Jul 27, 2019

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    The hunt for a new project continues...always had a soft spot for Alpina anything, particularly what they did with the E36.

    The B3 3.0 is especially tasty.

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  5. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 27, 2019

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    The UK Alpina operation in my BMW era, (Seventies), was based at Pershore, and Brian Muir there was always very helpful - I used to sometimes get 'problem' cars to his workshop to diagnose/rectify obscure faults, (and there were plenty of those with the BMWs of those days!). Alpina versions of E9s were especially exciting to drive at that time, and a 'glow' from the Team's ETCC victory in 1970 suffused things around the Marque.

    Whilst many will be most interested in Alpina's effects on engine and chassis, what about this for a well breathed-on interior:
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    Good luck Steve in finding the right sort of project and I hope it'll be enjoyable.
     
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  6. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Jul 29, 2019

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    I really do like these little cars.
    I hope I can find another one that wont have so many rust issues.
    Learned a lot about them during that process though.
     
  7. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 29, 2019

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    Ironic isn't it? When I worked for Alfa Romeo most people joked about the notorious corrosion, and assumed all the cars from Milan were dissolving on a day by day basis, with nothing to be done. But many really enthusiastic owners looked after their cars, did touch-in the stone chips, did bother to hose off the underside, and their cars are still alive today, resplendent at enthusiast gatherings and shows. Meanwhile, all 914s were built before Porsche's adoption of galvanizing in the mid-seventies, and for many years were generally not deemed much worth bothering with, just as X350 XJR has correctly observed. However, by now, what are left - except for the true been-in-it-30 years barnfinds - are examples either already 'rejuvenated,' ('restored' being a term used with appalling looseness), or a reasonable basis for the hosting of your own personal moneypit! I have made the mistake of over-researching the model and its quirks/problem areas, and being too picky about colour, so I think it's likely now that I'll just have to enjoy the 914 vicariously. But it is not the pseudo-Porsche many used to think it - it's a super embodiment/symbol of the times, and even just seeing one makes me feel like I'm twenty years old again. Good luck Brad - be braver (and thus happier) than me!
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  8. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Aug 9, 2019

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    Two cars of similar(ish) hue locally today. The Escort Mk II 1.3 Ghia, an unusual survivor - it'll be 40 years old next year! Of course the Citroen is older, but just look at that swagger.
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  9. Walviskroket

    Walviskroket Aug 10, 2019

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    upload_2019-8-10_17-46-22.png Drove a rally last week. (The green one is mine)
     
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  10. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Aug 19, 2019

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    Just a few of the cars at Festival Italia, Brands Hatch, 18th August:
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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 19, 2019

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    Snapped these awhile back.
     
  12. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 30, 2019

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  13. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Aug 31, 2019

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    00C038A9-FBEA-401B-8E94-5A0AE3310FEC.jpeg I snapped this in the middle of nowhere in scotland. I always liked these hot Mondeos.
     
  14. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Aug 31, 2019

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    GT testing at Brands Hatch yesterday:
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  15. speedydownunder

    speedydownunder Aug 31, 2019

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    45 GT2RS at Fisherman’s Bend in South Australia for a customer event. Photo from Porsche Australia



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  16. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 31, 2019

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  17. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Aug 31, 2019

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    Believe it or not, Marcos. And not just one:
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  18. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Aug 31, 2019

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  19. Northernman

    Northernman Aug 31, 2019

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    Local C&C last Sunday.
    Finally got a good day in the Elise. :)
    Too much else going on. Almost no time left for cars or watches these days.
    Had the great chance to “test sit” a Lotus Esprit V8. A very cool car IMO.
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  20. 64Wing

    64Wing Aug 31, 2019

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    Nice! Haven't been to a good car show in a while
     
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