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  1. joe sackey

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    Excellent, love that color.
     
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  3. David Hudson

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    Great find! Can't wait for your impressions. Congratulations. Best, David
     
  4. JOEV

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    Well done - she's a beauty.
     
  5. onboost

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    Dino, you are correct in that they may have been offered to you as a pair by the salesman. However, I do know that they were available as single option as well through the dealer. If you were ordering a car, you could have either or.

    Of course then there are a number of cars that were spec'd by the dealer.. arrived and then upon the sale.. either or both these items were added prior to delivery to the new customer.

    Hmmm, how many Carreras have I seen running around with an ungainly factory whale tail instead of the proper Carrera tail because that's what the customer wanted. eek!
    It just the way they did it back then, SC & Carrera
     
  6. onboost

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    Rare color on that car. Very nice looking!!
     
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  9. CharlesE

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    very nice. great color.
     
  10. Dino944

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    Congrats! That color is fantastic! Please share more photos when you get a chance.


    +1

    It really annoys me when I see a whale tail on a Carrera rather than the correct Carrera spoiler that it should have.

    Best regards,
    Dino
     
  11. joe sackey

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    Excellent, thanks for sharing!
     
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  13. CharlesE

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    been quiet here.......
     
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    Good times ahead! Congrats!
     
  15. joe sackey

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    Indeed! I'm away in Eu but hoping idart will go through his 3.0 archives :)
     
  16. idart

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    Joe, here's one from the archives - hope you have not already posted - Rich

    In their Mar 75 issue, Car and Driver test drove the Porsche Carrera and had piece on the new Turbo Carrera.
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  17. CharlesE

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    Joe and Idart you need to pull your resources together and publish a book on the early turbos -...75 to 79.
     
  18. joe sackey

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    Awesome, I haven't posted that, nor a lot more material. Thanks for posting!
     
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    my dad and i have one of these, being restored right now at beck's in indiana.
    will post pics when its done.

    my dad bought the car in 1980.....instead of the 330gtc that i wanted him to get...(they were the same price at the time...guess who is regretful now!)

    saw some questions about driving it...yes it is a handful if you dont respect it, but ours has been around the 'ring a few times and defended itself well.

    anyway, ought to be marvelous when its done !
     
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    More importantly: Which car won the Mercury Monarch versus Olds Omega shoot out for the Precision-size crown?
     
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    pray tell. please tell me. my bet is on the wannabe Mercedes i.e Mercury Monarch.
     
  22. idart

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    According to the article: "The Monarch is clearly the better luxury car."

    Dec 75 Road Test article on Porsche's 1976 lineup including the Turbo Carrera.
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  24. joe sackey

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    The 75/76/77 3.0 with Tartan seat inserts is a thing of period beauty. Thanks so much forall your histoical posts.
     
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    Joe, the tartan seats are very cool…

    May 1991, Classic and Sportscar article on “How to Handle a Porsche Turbo”. The article compares a 3 liter to a 1989 3.3 liter and notes the very different character of the two models. I’ve yet to find an article that has a head-to-head comparison of the 3 liter cars to the 78 & 79 930s.

    “Nick has never driven a five-speed Turbo before and isn’t impressed by the clumsy feeling gearbox of this still young car. It doesn’t feel as smooth, it’s a much harsher feeling car” he notes, even before we’re out on the track, and comments on the newer car’s lack of punch; Its not as quick, it hasn’t got that initial surge…It feels much more on its tip-toes, it’s not as flat-feeling as the 3-litre. Still, it rounds that sharp left with less drama than the old car. It’s a much more comfortable, acknowledging tyre, you know where you are with it: doesn’t leap about.”

    “New car against new car I’d still plump for the 3-litre. The 3.3, despite its better brakes and more solid build, doesn’t show an enormous improvement. Before I arrived, I admit I thought the 3.3 would show the 3-litre up today but it didn’t at all.”
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    Oct 76, Motor Trend, Track Test Triple at Riverside.

    “For a final specification comparison, how about price? List on the 911S is $13,995; the street turbo is an even $26,000 and the race car will set you back, depending on the exchange rate, something in the neighborhood of $43,000…”

    Of course the article does mention that for $43K, the racecar (934) is equipped with many of the nice features of the road going turbo: “The Carrera RSR racing version looks deceptively like its turbo-charged street cousin, and in fact is like it in many respects. Trans-Am rules specify that the turbo must retain many of its stock pieces. It is raced with the electric window lifts operational, stock glass windows in place, the instrument panel basically stock and even much of the upholstery in place.”

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    I thought I had a good archives, but yours is second to none! Thank you for posting & sharing.....
     

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