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Offline Condor Man

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That looks like a great buy!
May the Horse be with you....

Offline Aircon

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That looks like a great buy!

Seems cheap to me, relatively. The trouble is that at the end, you have a non aussie spec 930, which would be hard to sell.

It would only owe, what, <75K after all costs incl compliance? Pity about the leather colour.

I love my car. Buy your own

Offline Alpinem3e92

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What's hard about it?

$ BS Premium from our little government, Financing an OS purchase, resale value of imports.

Offline Cooch

  • Joined: Aug 2014

  • Drives: 997 Carrera S
  • Location: Rio brisBanero
I owned a 930 for 11 years and only recently let it go.  While they are the most incredible car, here are some things you should take into account:

1. OEM parts are almost impossible to get now.  I needed a new fuel tank and you just can't find them.  There are companies out there making parts, but the prices are ridiculous.  I think a fuel tank from Pelican Parts [U.S.] was like $650 + shipping...  Small stuff is available from Pelican, but other stuff like fuel systems etc. you just can't get. 

2. I was spending about $2,500 a year on maintenance, keeping the car as perfect and reliable as possible.  This average is based on like doing a $10,000 engine rebuild and average out over other years that may only cost you $800 or so.   One thing you must know is that you need to rebuild the engine every 90,000 to 120,000kms....  Usually valve guides and gaskets wear out.

3. You need to drive the car.  It does not like to sit around for a few weeks and then be driven.  At least once a week is enough.  The more you use it, the more it loves you back.  Also, the car hates cold starts - cold stops.  You can't just drive it down the shops around the corner and turn it off.   They need to be driven for a while to operating temperature, before you turn them off.

4. You will need to redo the entire fuel system eventually, as the Unleaded fuel here in Australia is crap and these cars were meant for leaded fuel.  There are great places to do the system clean/refurbish/tune for you.

Anyway, that's what comes to mine initially.  Don't let me put you off, there is nothing like a 930 at all!  I did a Porsche Club Drive from Sydney to Hunter last year and the 930 still has brutish acceleration and top speed to match all the other new cars that were on that drive.  I would say a 930 is still better/faster/more fun than any 986 or 987 Boxster and 996 911. 
Only through imperfection do you get perfection.

Offline Brenton

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thats interesting about the fuel system.

I have a silver canister connected to the fuel system in the 356 that allows me to put in 98 unleaded and not have to worry about it.

I don't know what is in this canister as I can't remember but I think it was fine aluminium shavings or something like that.

Could you have done the same to the 930???

Offline Cooch

  • Joined: Aug 2014

  • Drives: 997 Carrera S
  • Location: Rio brisBanero
My system was totally corroded out and everything needed to be replaced.  Couldn't get the parts, so a lot of it was refurbished.  Then had issues with cold start regulator and other ignition modules.  It was an exercise trying to deduce why the car wouldn't start on cold days.  Eventually everything was replaced/refurbished and it probably needed to be.  The only thing left was the fuel tank.   Not sure what your magically canister does, but if it works, awesome!! 
Only through imperfection do you get perfection.

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