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I always hankered for a Porsche but never achieved it. Closest I got was a BMW 635i.

Too low for me these days, not that I would want to pay the service charges.

Nice picture.


Still trying.

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Phooaaarrrr!  (as they say in the comics)

 

I think Maurice @CarreraS has one of these, or one similar. 

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NO, No, no !! that's around 25 years older than mine, looks to be authentic 2.7 RS, perhaps in the Porsche Museum ? M471 refers to Lightweight rather than Touring version IIRC ..

 

Mine is '97 Carrera S, widebody 3.6 Litre with some realistic lightweighting .. rear seat / harness delete, race harnesses, GT3 seats, RS rear screen and carpet set, RS door cards. Also RS engine mounts, short shift & gear knob, Bilstein B8s, 18" Hollow Spokes ..

 

Interior before door cards, shifter ..

 

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On Display at Althorp House (Princess Diana's ancestral home) .. (sorry about the Boxster)

 

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Prior to the 993 I had an '88 Highline BMW M635CSI, delightful car with that glorious 24V DOHC straight six out of the M1 supercar .. only engine I've heard to match the air cooled flat six with the VarioRam on short pipes !

 

Oh, BTW, that's a RUF CTR2 front PU, Turbo S engine lid with the biplane spoiler ..

 

Here's an arty shot on a wet day (in more or less standard trim ) on the driveway in front of the oak wood ..

 

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If only I could drive ! (Laid up, broken fibula .. ;( )

 

cheers, Maurice

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Ah, sorry for the mistake, Maurice. I thought you had an older car. Yours is still very desirable, for sure. I love the color. 

 

So is Jenny doubling as chauffeur now? ;) Hope your leg mends soon. Still can't believe you did the entire safari (and then some) on a broken leg without a cast or brace!. 

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Yes. It's an original 2.7 RS, in the Porsche Museum.

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8 hours ago, Dallas said:

Ah, sorry for the mistake, Maurice. I thought you had an older car. Yours is still very desirable, for sure. I love the color. 

 

So is Jenny doubling as chauffeur now? ;) Hope your leg mends soon. Still can't believe you did the entire safari (and then some) on a broken leg without a cast or brace!. 

No worries, Dallas ! Wouldn't mind an older car, but this one is glorious ! It is Zenith Blue, only introduced in '97, so fairly unusual.

 

Jennie took me to Fracture Clinic monday, but I'm a terrible passenger .. drove home from Heathrow myself, but tried to use the ride-on mower yesterday with my fracture boot on, nearly put it through the greenhouse ! Did a lap using a crutch on the pedals before retiring back to the sun lounger in disgrace .. ;(

 

C'est la vie .. cheers, Maurice

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4 hours ago, vivionm said:

Yes. It's an original 2.7 RS, in the Porsche Museum.

 Hi Vivion, thought I spotted the corporate look. Those change hands for £500K or so depending on provenance, that one you wouldn't dare ask !

 

If you see a silver 993 RS clone (very low, big wing) around Luxembourg, say hi to Jon from me .. he's an expat Yorkshireman who comes to Silverstone Classic most years as a family reunion. I run the 993 Register here and have staged a few displays there ..


"Wild things are always faster"

from 'Two Dogs' by Philip Hodgins

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www.Wild-Things-Photography.com

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1 hour ago, CarreraS said:

tried to use the ride-on mower yesterday with my fracture boot on, nearly put it through the greenhouse ! Did a lap using a crutch on the pedals before retiring back to the sun lounger in disgrace

 

With a Bloody Mary, I hope! 

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1 minute ago, Dallas said:

 

With a Bloody Mary, I hope! 

Knew I was missing something ! Had to make do with Sauvignon Blanc .. ;) .. cheers, Maurice

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3 hours ago, CarreraS said:

 Hi Vivion, thought I spotted the corporate look. Those change hands for £500K or so depending on provenance, that one you wouldn't dare ask !

 

If you see a silver 993 RS clone (very low, big wing) around Luxembourg, say hi to Jon from me .. he's an expat Yorkshireman who comes to Silverstone Classic most years as a family reunion. I run the 993 Register here and have staged a few displays there ..

I certainly will!

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Here's a much rarer car - the road-legal version of the 911 GT1.

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Yes, it is absolutely gorgeous ..


"Wild things are always faster"

from 'Two Dogs' by Philip Hodgins

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Here's a NOT mellow yellow Merc in a shop window in Berlin ..

 

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Whether it made it into production I don't know .. ;)

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Well you'd certainly see that Merc coming.

Sadly had to get rid of my standard 635CSi. The electrics started to play up big time. Pity as I happily would do 500 miles in a day with that.


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Hi Mike

 

The guy that bought my M6 was 90 !! yes 90 !!, still flying light planes, had several 635s, but when he test drove the M6 he dropped it into 4th about 25 mph .. ;( .. I was gentle with him but I'd love to know if he is still kicking .. lived on the Irish coast about half way across. Have to dig out a pic of my black beauty .. there are 2 cars I regret selling, the M6 in 2002 and my severely modified Healey 100/6 when I left Oz for GB in 1974 ..

 

Within a week of arrival, I took a train to Caterham (Surrey) and bought a Super Seven Big Valve Twin Cam - 126 BHP in a few cwt on Goodyear G800s or equivalent .. Mk 1 Escorts could drive round me on wet roundabouts in Croydon ! Fun tho' !

 

Went back to Oz in 1990 with a Fieldbay Magnum Cobra Replica - space frame, fully independent unequal length wishbones etc. Left again in '96 after selling that and a lovely ex-racehorse, drove in borrowed car to Damon Hill BMW Dealership and bought the '88 Highline M635CSI .. a friend had the London Motor Show M6 and I loved it !

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www.Wild-Things-Photography.com

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Luxembourg 993 RS clone to look out for ..

 

RS Clubsport adjustable wing spoiler / wing structure, separate black grille on steel engine lid .. 😎.. some to quite a bit of downforce !

 

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And my more subtle Turbo S (Carrera S Aerokit) engine lid (one piece lid, separate self coloured grille) .. some downforce !

 

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Silverstone Classic 2017 ..

 

 

 

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from 'Two Dogs' by Philip Hodgins

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www.Wild-Things-Photography.com

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And here's a Le Mans liveried '98 GT1 at Castle Hedingham ..

 

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Not very yellow, I'm afraid !


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Old snap M Cars .. 1988 High-Line M635CSI & 1998 Z3M Roadster .. enamoured of the M6 I thought the Z3M must be good ! Turns out BMW can only do the 328 & the 507 besides the M3 & M6, although the Z8 came close !

 

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www.Wild-Things-Photography.com

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