Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Rescuer of old cars
 
Arne2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,805
Garage
Picking up a Carrera this week

Thanks to all the Pelicans here who have tolerated some of my questions over the past few weeks, as I've been shopping for a 911. I've frequented several car forums over the years, even serving as Admin on http://www.classiczcars.com for the past 3 years, and I can say from experience that the members here on Pelican are top notch. Lots of mature, adult help here, which I really like to see.

My back story is short and simple - I've lusted after 911's for decades, since I was a kid in junior high in the early '70s. Couldn't afford one for many years, and later when I could, it never seemed like the right time. Finally decided I'd waited long enough, and put my 240Z on the market in August. Once it sold (currently awaiting shipment to Norway), it was time to start shopping.

The car I settled on is an '84 Carrera coupe in Chiffon white. I pick it up on Friday. About 154k miles. Full history back to the beginning. According to the window sticker, it came originally with sunroof, leather, F & R spoilers, sport shocks (green Bilsteins), limited slip and a Blaupunkt. (Reno? Monterey? Can't recall for certain.) The Blau and the whale tail are gone, and the leather has been replaced and is nearly new, but the rest is all there.

The car is in great overall shape. Not even badly rock chipped. The paint (mostly original) is plenty good enough to drive with for several years, I figure. Perfect dash and seats. Mechanically, it's ready to drive. The top end was done by Paul Weir's shop about 40k and a dozen or so years ago. (After 40k, the bottom is perfectly dry.) Transmission rebuilt and new clutch about 5k ago, by Motor Sport International in Portland. Steve Wong 91 octane chip and an M&K pre-muffler.

Everything works, even the A/C. The car drives, sounds and shifts great. Can't wait to get it home and start cleaning and detailing - not because it's overly in need, but just because I can.

Here's a first few pictures, more detail once I have taken possession. (The first pic shows a Recaro driver's seat in it, that did not come with the car.)









Last edited by Arne2; 12-29-2011 at 07:15 PM.. Reason: minor corrections
Old 10-23-2011, 04:37 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Oh Haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 14,095
Welcome again to Pelican!!


The new 911 looks very nice!!

Enjoy it as often as you can and drive it like the good doctor intended.
__________________
1981 911SC ROW SOLD - JULY 2015
Pacific Blue

Wayne
Old 10-23-2011, 05:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Porchcar guy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 1,024
Garage
CONGRATS...What a beautiful car and soooo clean :=). Looks like both front and rear spoilers are gone ...does he have them as they would be nice on the car and if not put on, great value if ever you resell ?
__________________
15 year PCA member
1972 911 E Coupe - gone now
1987 Mazda RX-7 2+2 - still cooking
Swift DB-1 FF & Swift DB-3 F2000 -not forgotten
1979 911SC 3.0 & 2000 Camaro
Old 10-23-2011, 05:18 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Cary911
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cary, North Carolina
Posts: 13
Garage
I own an 84 white cab but with black interior. Absolutely love the car and it doesn't have a drop of oil anywhere. Have 131k miles on it but I am the owner for only the last 6k miles and I don't really have any reliable records from the last owner. No known issues, knock on wood. I've lusted after a 911 since 1977 when I got to drive one and I know how I felt the day I bought mine. Enjoy!
Old 10-23-2011, 05:19 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Rescuer of old cars
 
Arne2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,805
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oh Haha View Post
Enjoy it as often as you can and drive it like the good doctor intended.
My 240Z was a really low-miles survivor, but I still drove it at least once a week, generally more. The Porsche will not sit, it will be driven at least that often, year-round.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Porchcar guy View Post
CONGRATS...What a beautiful car and soooo clean :=). Looks like both front and rear spoilers are gone ...does he have them as they would be nice on the car and if not put on, great value if ever you resell ?
The front lip is still on the car, just doesn't show in the picture. The tail had been removed by a PO several times removed, and is long since MIA. I'm OK with that, as I prefer the looks sans tail.
Old 10-23-2011, 05:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Mike Holbrook
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Meridian, ID
Posts: 321
Garage
Very nice car. You will be very happy as we are happy to welcome you aboard. Keep us updated.
__________________
Mike Holbrook
Meridian, ID
1979 911SC Targa
Old 10-23-2011, 05:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
wannabee wannabee
 
WIL84911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ramsey, New Jersey
Posts: 2,001
Garage
Welcome to the madness fellow 240Z fan! You're gonna love that 84.
__________________
07 Cayman S - sold 11/17
84 Carrera - sold 3/16
Old 10-23-2011, 05:32 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Detached Member
 
Hugh R's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: southern California
Posts: 25,407
That is one clean car and engine. Congrats. Consider buying a Steve Wong chip if it doesn't have one.
__________________
Hugh
Old 10-23-2011, 05:46 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Saratoga CA
Posts: 3,588
is that an SC fender, I thought all the 3.2's had the antenna in the window?
Old 10-23-2011, 06:04 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
jake61
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: s.florida
Posts: 640
Garage
Congrats on the new car,it looks awesome .Drive it in good health John Szabo
Old 10-23-2011, 06:09 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
wannabee wannabee
 
WIL84911's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ramsey, New Jersey
Posts: 2,001
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by hcoles View Post
is that an SC fender, I thought all the 3.2's had the antenna in the window?
No - 84's had fender antennas.
__________________
07 Cayman S - sold 11/17
84 Carrera - sold 3/16
Old 10-23-2011, 06:14 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Rescuer of old cars
 
Arne2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,805
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugh R View Post
That is one clean car and engine. Congrats. Consider buying a Steve Wong chip if it doesn't have one.
Already in it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arne2 View Post
Steve Wong 91 octane chip, M&K pre-muffler and a stainless sport exhaust.
Old 10-23-2011, 06:26 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Tsunamiboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Oceanside Oregon
Posts: 464
Garage
Nice first Porsche. Oh yes, there will be more in your future. White is a great Porsche color. Oregon has lots of good roads to exercise your new sickness. Take advantage of Portland International Raceway through the PCA. See ya on the road!
__________________
Tsunamiboy
1979 911 SC (3.2L)
1997 Boxster 986
Old 10-23-2011, 06:48 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
Member 911 Anonymous
 
DRACO A5OG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Rancho Palos Verdes
Posts: 14,300
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to DRACO A5OG
Welcome aboard Sir!

+1 very clean and a dry belly to boot
__________________
'85 Carrera Targa
Factory Marble Grey/Black * Turbo Tail * 930 Steering Wheel* Sport Seats * 17" Fuchs (r) * 3.4 * 964 Cams * 915 * LSD * Factory SS * Turbo Tie Rods * Bilsteins * Euro Pre-Muff * SW Chip on 4K DME * NGK * Sienes GSK * Targa Body Brace
PCA/POC
Old 10-23-2011, 08:01 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Registered
 
BE911SC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: ULC (Upper Left Corner)
Posts: 2,935
Saw this one in the Excellence classifieds and e-mailed the seller. Congrats, it looks like a really good deal.
Old 10-23-2011, 08:04 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
závodník 'X'
 
intakexhaust's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 8,185
Garage
Congrats! Appears to be a very clean ride. With that color combo, I could almost see adding a little vintage 911 nostalgia with a wood rim / bowtie steering wheel and matching shifter. Enjoy!

Scott

Ps. Someone questioned the antenna - I have an 84 coupe with the eye poker in the fender too. One oddity on mine is an early production 3.2 but has the non-integrated fogs like the SC.
Old 10-23-2011, 08:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Registered
 
DanielDudley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,467
Wow. It would be hard to turn a car like that down. Well done.
Old 10-24-2011, 01:26 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
"O"man(are we in trouble)
 
widgeon13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: On the edge
Posts: 15,986
Very nice, there aren't a lot of chiffon cars out there.

Old 10-24-2011, 01:43 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 149
Garage
Beautiful car, I love my 84 and your going to love yours......enjoy
__________________
Scott
1984 Carrera 3.2 Guards Red
Old 10-24-2011, 04:18 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 280
Garage
I like the white on white color combination.

__________________
1985 Triple Black Cabriolet-ROW**Sold**
2008 Cayman S Guards Red/Black
2007 Audi A4 2.0T Red/Black
Old 10-24-2011, 04:43 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:36 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2020 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.