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Well there you have it - 911s are ageless, and 356s are only for geezers!
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Well there you have it - 911s are ageless, and 356s are only for geezers!
slight price difference between the two I'm sure if they were in the 30k range as some 911s you'd see younger guys in them.. I'd love to own a speedster. Don't see that happening other than a replica
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Bought my '67 912 in '76 for $3K, I was 19. Got my '71T in '80 for $6K. I was 23. After drivin' bugs, the obvious step up was PORSCHES! I still have my '71T, I wish I still had the 912. The majority of youngsters today just don't get the non AC, non traction control, non monster stereo, work on/problem solve your own car things. Much less what to do with that extra pedal. It's our fault as older guys that we didn't take the time to pass on the pleasures and thrills of drivin' OUR types of cars to our young ones. I taught and bought both my kiddos (one boy and one girl) BMW stick cars which they love. They'll have to get PORSHES on their own. The seed is planted.
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I taught my niece how to drive in the 911. I told her it's one of the finest cars ever made and you can say you learnt to drive in one.

I bought mine, umm, maybe 25 years ago when I still had a proper job and a proper income. Now I'm in the old git category.
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29 here...bought my 1st 911 at 25 and this is my 3rd...own 2 now

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24 years old and have had my '78SC Targa since I was 18. It is the first car I ever owned, it is the only car I own and as far as I'm concerned I will keep it for the rest of my life or as long as life allows me. It taught me how to drive (you all know what I mean with that ) and it has brought me so many great experiences going on holidays, weekend trips and drives, or just the weekends wrenching alone or with friends. I am happy I have the opportunity to enjoy this NOW, as arguably with the prices nowadays I would be at least 35/40 before I could ever afford to own one again, and by that time half the roads might be reserved for automated vehicles, petrol prices might be quadruple of what they are now, I would probably not be allowed to drive in any city centre in Europe anymore, not to speak about being able to max out your car on the autobahn.

Back in 2011 it cost 7k and it had all of the traits of a cheap 911 (there is no such thing as...), broken headstuds, faded paint, ripped seats, dried out (suspension)rubbers, etc. I realise even owning a 7k car at 18 probably makes me a spoiled brat but it puts it in perspective somewhat compared to the prices nowadays. Nevertheless I don't really care what anyone thinks about me owning and driving this car, I consider myself extremely lucky and every spare minute goes into driving and wrenching and every spare euro goes into fuel and parts, and I absolutely love all of it. Over the years I have tackled many projects on the car and it just keeps providing fun; there is always some next thing you can fix or improve, even if it is, arguably, in a really good state already.

I grew up with my dad driving beetles and a '69 912 and for as long as I remember I wanted to have an aircooled Porsche myself, and I know that feeling will never go away. The experience of driving it is just uncomparable with anything else, between the purity of no abs, traction control, power steering, that beautiful flat-six sound, the way you steer the car with your right foot, the way the ass drops and pushes you forward when you floor it, the way it punishes you if you make a mistake, the beautiful and timeless shape of it, projected in the shade on the asphalt when you drive at nightfall,.. man I could go on for hours and hours.

Here's a photo of her and my friends 944, in a quite typical Dutch landscape

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I was just thinking about the other day I was 29 when I joined this board. Now I'm 42. Lots has changed since then but I still have the same old beat up targa.
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27 here and just bought my 2nd P-car, an '83 SC. Good deals are still out on SCs and middies. Neither rich nor spoiled, just work hard at a job I absolutely love.
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WTF, everyone over 25 is a geezer then?
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I used to worry that the next generations weren't producing lovers of our air-cooled cars. Then at age 53 I attended Luftgfhelt IV and I felt old. Seemed like it was predominantly 30-45 year olds in the crowds.
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I bought my 71 911 when I was in my mid-20s. Years later and nearly 100K miles that I have added Its still going strong.

There have been a few other cars along the way but the first is still with me.
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I bought my 911 at age 24. I will turn 30 in December of this year.

I bought it myself, it wasn't given to me. This was my second Porsche, the first being a '87 924s.

While my dad didn't buy my car, he did teach me to love Porsches as a child and is responsible for me buying this car.

I'm glad I got in when I did....no way I could find an original, fully documented and sub 100k mile car today for what I paid back then.

I hate the stereotype that many people assign to young people driving nice cars. While true in many cases, it's not true for everybody. I worked my ass off right out of college, made some good decisions, had some luck and was able to achieve a childhood dream sooner than I had expected.

I love how young and older people can enjoy these cars together. Who cares how old you are? It's the shared passion that's most important.

A group of us in Austin plan the Hill Country Rallye and every year the hilight is seeing people from all backgrounds and ages have fun together around one common interest, Porsches. Beyond that, my dad and I have countless memories around cars and it brings both of us tons of joy to wrench on our air cooled 911s in the garage together. Oh yeah, we also drive the piss out of them....just how Dr. Porsche would want it.

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I agree, age is just a number, it's how you feel. However, I feel as the keepers of the older guard (whether you are 25 or 85, if you're an owner you're part of the old gaurd), we need to spread the passion and love of these cars.
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I bought my 1974 914 2.0 when I was 19. But I bought it brand new.

My motto for most of my life has been "you are never too old to have a happy childhood" and I am still in my childhood according to my wife. I don't disagree.
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48 is still considered young... right?.. RIGHT??
Like Clint Eastwood recently said....80's are the new 20's.....
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26 here... had my 944 for 10 years now, paid for it and the whole host of upgrades myself.
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