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Old 08-14-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Thanks to all here on the forum, been a great but somewhat short ride, about 18 months.

Logged over 14,000 miles, driving from Wisconsin to Seattle (purchase trip), Click the image to open in full size.then 3400 miles to Moab and back, to see all 5 National Parks in southern Utah,Click the image to open in full size. a 3 day trip to beautiful Victoria, BC, and numerous trips to central Oregon.Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size.
The car, mechanically, was trouble free...the interior (4LT)... not so much. The lack of quality in materials and workmanship bugged me the entire time, had to replace the entire dash (defect in the leather), the interior trim above the windshield (bubbled), the interior trim around the halo (cracked), the driver seat base (adjusting mechanism sloppy). I still have the '72, but that may go as well to make room for the '79 911 SC...Here's the new Carrera S Click the image to open in full size.Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. and the '79 SC Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.

Will cherish THIS photo always!!!!
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But...the sound of that high-revving flat 6 is intoxicating!!

Cheers everybody!!!
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1972 Corvette Coupe.. Hugger Orange/Black.. ZZ4.. w/Sidepipes/2004R/Vintage Air/etc
2006 Porsche 997 Carrera S coupe, Guards Red
1979 Porsche 911SC coupe, Guards Red
2010 BMW 535xi
2004 Toyota Tundra Double Cab
2007 C6 Victory Red Base Coupe (gone)
2012 Inferno Orange GS 4LT Coupe, M6, F55, etc (gone)

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Old 08-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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As long as you're happy, that's all that matters. Personally, that's one of the last cars I would have traded for
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:50 PM   #3
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She was a beauty no doubt. Congrats on the Porsche, I wonder if you will miss the targa top option...
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #4
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A Carrera S?
wow , you paid how much for a NON Turbo P car ?
I dont have a problem with you selling the GS but to get a non turbo model is straight up bitch!
If your gonna step up , then step up.

Having said, I coudlnt agree with you more about GM quality or lack there of.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:04 PM   #5
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Congrats, I could never make that trade but thats just me. Enjoy your Porsche good luck.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:08 PM   #6
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Nice upgrade.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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Can't imagine getting rid of these beauties...but I wish you well with your new toy...

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:20 PM   #8
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As long as you're happy, that's all that matters. Personally, that's one of the last cars I would have traded for
Personally, that's one of the FIRST cars I would have traded for

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #9
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I've been eyeing a Porsche myself...but ultimately the V8 power blast in a newer Vette versus whatever old Porsche I could afford is winning out for now. Your new ride looks great but I'd keep the c3 if I were you.That car looks good.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:27 PM   #10
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:35 PM   #11
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I would make that trade, too -- if I could. I've owned Corvettes since 1992 and am growing a little tired of justifying the nagging quality issues. And the C7 seems to have its own set of problems.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:04 PM   #12
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Best of luck, from one cool vehicle to another (or two).....my son bought a 350Z from Park Place Ltd. a few years back and he lives about four blocks away from there....a cool place to buy a car, enjoy
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Congrats, I hope you enjoy them.
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Nice new ride and why not a C7
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The 911 is considered by most educated car fanatics to be one of the greatest sports cars of all time. This sentiment has remained constant for as long as it has been in existence. Not everyone loves the way it looks (I'm personally not a fan). But few can fault the way it drives and handles. On the other hand ....."there is no substitute".....for an American V8.

Congrats to the OP for the awesome new ride.
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traded a V8 muscle car for a hopped up VW.personal choice.if it were me I would have sold the 72,kept the gs and used the money to buy the Carrera.good luck,and goodbye.
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traded a V8 muscle car for a hopped up VW.personal choice.if it were me I would have sold the 72,kept the gs and used the money to buy the Carrera.good luck,and goodbye.
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At least you did not downgrade during the transition that Porsche is Gorgeous !
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At least keep that fantastic looking 72. Good Luck w/your porsche

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