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87 Carrera Cabriolet (M491) arrived today! Feedback on website appreciated.

Hi,

Thanks to everyone on this forum for the direct and indirect help as I fumbled my way back to Porsche ownership. There is such a wealth of information on this forum and it was very useful. I'm sure this will be an even more valuable resource post-purchase!

I jumped out of my seat when I found a white/black 3.2 with an authentic factory widebody with less than 50K miles on it at Holt Motorsports. The deal went through, the PPI results were great and the shipping company came through to deliver the car today. I'm happy to report that the car has found its new home in my garage:





While I was waiting for delivery I put together a website / blog for the car. I don't expect it to generate a lot of traffic, I did it mainly to keep a detailed record of my time with the car. There are links to other pages at the top of the site including details on the car, details on the M491 option, etc. Feedback and suggestions for making it better are appreciated.

Porsche Carrera

Thanks again for all of the help (whether you knew it or not) in my search for the right car.

Cheers,
Jeff

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Old 06-22-2014, 01:34 PM
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My favorite photo so far but I'm planning a photo weekend in the near future where I hope to get much better shots.

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As a fellow M491 cab owner, I say welcome to the club! Gorgeous car.
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As another fellow M491 owner (coupe) I think the car is outstanding. Enjoy!!!
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Great looking example, I've always been a big fan of GP white with matching Fuchs. Welcome!
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Nice looking car. Congrats!
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Car looks fantastic, congratulations! Why are you posting and not driving?
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Congratulations! Great Porsche, great looking Porsche. Enjoy the rides, especially with the top down.
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Thanks everyone. We got back from vacation at 1 am and if it wasnít for my two exhausted young children and even more exhausted wife I would have been tempted to go out for a late night cruise. Instead I simply put my eyes on the car for the first time in person and went to bed.

Five very short hours later my alarm went off and it was time to head to work. For the first time in a long time I was looking forward to my long commute. I quickly put on my license plates, got inside the car and started off on my first drive! A few initial impressions:
  • I really should have taken more time to get familiar with the car before hitting the road because simple things like mirror adjustments and climate control are still a complete mystery to me.
  • I think the car has a nice aftermarket stereo but who caresÖthe sound of that engine is better than anything coming through the speakers.
  • This car is tight. It feels news, shifts smoothly and runs like a dream. Iím sure Iíll experience my share of issues but for now itís like driving a very old new car.
  • I honestly forgot how hard it is to do slow speed maneuvering in a car without power steering. Backing out of my garage was a nice little workout!
  • That smellÖI missed that smell. Itís different from my older SC but still an amazing combination of oil, fuel and leather. Unmistakably Porsche.
  • Itís so much fun to drive that I almost blew past my exit and headed for a drive in the mountains. But thatís for another day.

Taking a rest after a spirited commute this morning:
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Congrats, that's a beauty !


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I'm sooooo happy. I just got the car back from the bodyshop where the boxed rockers were swapped for factory 930 rockers. So much better!



Blog post about it - No More Miami Vice Rockers! | Carrera M491

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Much better
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Nice job, much cleaner lines. Eurotech is great.

BTW Northwest Porsche gathering tomorrow morning, great day for a drop top drive, early anyway.

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No, I liked the boxed rockers.
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Looks Great.
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Really glad to hear about the Saturday morning gathering. I checked the link and does the first post have the latest information? It's hard to tell given the length of the thread.

Douglas, you are welcome to them if you want them. They are aftermarket and I'm giving them away to anyone that wants them. There is an upcoming swap meet where I hope they find a new home. They are really pretty heavy and I might have saved 15 to 20 lbs by removing them!
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Cool car.
Cabs are underrated.
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Jeff, you're lucky enough to live in John Walker land, one of our resident gurus. Perhaps you're going to his swap meet in a couple of weeks?
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I really want to but there is also a Porsche specific car show on the same day. I'm hoping to do both.

I'm talking to John about working on my car. He's a little bit far but based on reputation I think the drive is worth it.

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