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said good bye to an old friend:(

after 15 years in my care, I sold my 87 930 last week. the marine blue beauty now resides in the good care of a new owner and shares quarters w/ some other really great porsches.

I did not plan on selling nor did I think I could even part with her. she was not being used much but still made me happy knowing she was safe and sound in my garage. I got a nice offer with 6 spaces to the left of the decimal point so it seemed like a good time. the owner is very happy.

he let me drive it to his shop as he wanted me to have a last drive and for that I was thankful. I turned the keys over with tears in my eyes and he too began to cry as he understood how these cars can be such a big part of our lives. this car was bought during a tough time in my life and it was really the only thing that brought me happiness. it was tougher to let her go than I thought it would be and I still think that as a car guy, the 930 defines me.

now I am thinking about what is next but I may take my time. i'm not going anywhere and will continue to enjoy this board and the great 930 owners.

thanks to all those folks here that helped me enjoy my 930!!

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Dang losing 2 cars in one day. Best of luck in the pursuit of new wheels. I'll still represent the marine blue crowd around here. Glad you'll still be sticking around.
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As a newbie here who was at the other end of such an experience (as the buyer), your post made me smile. You just made both the new owner (and I'm sure the car as well) very happy. Godspeed and hope you find another new flame


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thanks guys!
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996 Turbo. Much to love.

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Well, if you delve into another raw style 80's car that's not a Pcar, there is always the Pantera.

Never owned one, but got a thrilling ride in one once...they'll try to kill you too :}

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^^^

I've never owned, driven or even rode in one of those but have always loved the look of them (except for the dash, which would be an easy thing to remedy). In fact, as a youth, I though they looked a lot cooler than a 911 Turbo does (still think they give the Turbo a run for its money in the looks department, but more of an apples to oranges comparison, though).
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Peter, glad to hear that you will be sticking around. We seem to be losing too many of the members of the 930 club lately.

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I feel the same way about mine. It held on to her during Lehman shock and through near financial ruin. Even when I couldn't drive it at least I could wash and wax it. Now things have turned around and I buffer her with other cars to dump in case of tough times.
I too second the 996tt. When driven in anger, it can produce similar feelings as the 930, just that you'll be going much faster in a more digital environment.


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Well, even if I would like to sell mine (what probably never will happen), no one would buy, because it's far away from stock with lots of blasphemous solutions, just to name one: Peugeot inner door handles :-)
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GLWTS, stay in the loop please.
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... just to name one: Peugeot inner door handles :-)
So, a 901 backdate!!!
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So, a 901 backdate!!!
Hmm, yes... Price just increased a bit
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Here's,my thing, these cars will drop down in value back to normal in the near future. You see it in every car. Time is all it will take.

I kick myself for never buying up the $20k 930's of the mid-2000's!

But hindsight is 20/20, right?!?!
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Well, if you delve into another raw style 80's car that's not a Pcar, there is always the Pantera.

Never owned one, but got a thrilling ride in one once...they'll try to kill you too :}

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I have always loved the pantera...it is 930 hooliganish is a 70's exotica way.

I will have a bunch of explaining to do when I show up to cars and coffee next week w/o my 930
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Here's,my thing, these cars will drop down in value back to normal in the near future. You see it in every car. Time is all it will take.

I kick myself for never buying up the $20k 930's of the mid-2000's!

But hindsight is 20/20, right?!?!
tippy, if that is the case I will own another. I do not however see myself buying another in the 6 figure range...that will be hard for me to reconcile knowing I paid only $38k 15 years ago...and may have needed to reconsider selling.

I do have sellers remorse but I am on the mend.
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I feel the same way about mine. It held on to her during Lehman shock and through near financial ruin. Even when I couldn't drive it at least I could wash and wax it. Now things have turned around and I buffer her with other cars to dump in case of tough times.
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thanks for sharing that. 930 is more than just a car. therapy. a way of life too I suppose for those of us fortunate enough.
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Hey Pete - where did the car end up?
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Tom A. staying here in charlotte.

Patrick, love to catch up with you sometime. tim told me about your new venture. I know you will do well my friend!

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