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Don't want to go off track, on Alpha's post, but it's Porsche related. Think of an altered Rabbit/Golf body on a shortened 928 chassis, built in the 70's. Here's a Speedhunters link:

Car Spotlight>> A Wolf In Rabbit's Clothing - Speedhunters

Super cool.
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modern roads can be scary for drivers of vintage cars...
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a couple more examples:

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is that an 80s ghettoblaster built in to the right?!
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old and new Turbo. It's amazing how small the 930 looks compared the TTS

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modern roads can be scary for drivers of vintage cars...
Yikes
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is that an 80s ghettoblaster built in to the right?!
Ha ha! Sure looks like that!
What has happened to 911 engine compartments reminds me of what's happened to watches:
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If you want to imagine scary, I just saw a Lotus 7 leaving a local C&C, surrounded by SUVs. I'm sure he was invisible to all of them!

Here's another example of size differentials!
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E39 + 911 - my type of guy!

E39s were considered huge when they were released. Smaller than a 3 series now.

Try an e30 parked next to the latest model 3 series. An e30 is smaller than a 1 series.

Cars make a lot more power these days but they have a lot more bloat.
Saw an E39 M5 the other day next to a new Camry.. Camry was huge by comparison
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modern roads can be scary for drivers of vintage cars...
And that teener has the GT flairs, so a regular will look even smaller, like mine, but I try not to brag.

I know I posted this already... but when driving my lowered 914 on 50 series tires in the center lane of 3 lanes westbound on the interstate at 70 with an SUV on my left, they put on their turn signal and immediately move into my space while I am quickly checking mirrors getting the hell over to the right lane. The top of my car doesnít even go midway to his door and am well below his window. Yes they were a douche for not checking better before changing lanes but in their defense, they coul$ look out their window to the right and see nothing and then execute. Donít know if my horn would have done much good since they were on me in seconds.

I now give SUVs a wider birth or try to get by them as fast as possible. Letís be careful out there.
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Stole this from fb
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Visited my local Porsche dealer recently to pick up parts. Parked between these two beasts. Makes you realize how huge SUVs are - and how dangerous the roads have become.
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When lifted trucks and air-cooled 911s use the same roads...

Not always the best mix...

Guy couldn't see me, ran up on me at a stoplight. My top was lower than his hood by a foot or more.

Be careful out there!

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If he sais he didn't see you he should lose his license 'cause he obviously had his head up his a$$. They drive tanks to show how superior they are to the fancy little sports car guy. Have trucks climb my a$$ all the time at stoplights trying to intimidate. They don't stay there long.
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I sat in a GT3 RS last weekend at a Porsche car show/swapmeet and couldn't believe just how big it feels just sitting inside it.
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RarlyL8 he was pretty nice when he got out and was extremely apologetic, said "I'm a Porsche guy too - man I feel bad"...I believed him, seemed very genuinely remorseful (granted, that doesn't change the fact that he hit me.) I look at it like this: us fancy little sports car guys like to take turns fast and zip through traffic so others get to deal with us ... and we get to deal with the big tanks that pass for cars nowadays clogging up the works and throwing shadows everywhere.

The new cars are too big and too modern for my tastes, they don't feel special enough. I realize they're incredible machines but they've almost outgrown (in size and capabilities) the roadways they drive on. I predict a return to smaller cars as things continue. My 82 feels faster at 45 than new 911s do at 75.
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More capability does not inherently translate to better experience
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More capability does not inherently translate to better experience
This^
My 09 TT had virtually unusable capability on the street, although it drove like a dream. Even in 3rd gear with 3 more to go, I'd be breaking the speed limit with thousands of RPM's leftover. What's the point?

My 72 is a scream to drive at 45 or 50 MPH. The 78 SC is also exciting below 60.

100MPH in the 09 was just irresponsible around town and boring on the highway.

I'll stick with the old ones.
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