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  1. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    #1 Bullfighter, Sep 8, 2021
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    As many of you know, I was seriously injured in a 2016 accident, hit in my Speedster by a DUI. I regained my driver’s license a few months back, but with restrictions due to my disabilities (especially muscle spasticity on my left side.)

    So, no more three-pedal manuals, and no more low slung cars that I can’t get out of without assistance. I needed an automatic, but still love classic sports cars. No video screens, just gauges and mechanical honesty. Also, this is my only car at this point, so needed something that could be a daily driver to the extent I need to drive anywhere.

    After a lot of soul searching and car searching, I found this one: 1993 Carrera 2 coupe. Tiptronic, slate grey/black, low bolster “comfort” seats that make ingress/egress possible. Not the most hardcore spec, but given my current condition it was exactly what I needed.

    Very few Tiptronic coupes to be had, and the 964s and 993s are the only air-cooled 911s to offer it. I was happy to find this late 964, which will be delivered next month once the new garage/house is ready. New tires, battery, servicing are part of the deal. I’ll report here how it goes.



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  3. dreichman

    dreichman Formula Junior

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    Congratulations on your purchase. I hope your new car is everything you hope it to be!
     
  4. puckybadger

    puckybadger Formula Junior
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    Looks like it's in outstanding condition
     
  5. donv

    donv Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Awesome! Congratulations on your purchase, and on your recovery. Have fun with it!
     
  6. JAM1

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    Outstanding example in condition and color. I followed the other thread from 2016 and it’s great you’ve remained passionate about the hobby and connected to this forum. Wishing you continued success in recovery and enjoying cars that bring us all together.
     
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  8. GrigioGuy

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    Congratulations! It's a great choice.
     
  9. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I kept coming back to this one. It’s a one owner (PCA guy) car, original paint with good paint meter readings, original interior with no re-dye, window sticker, huge service files, etc.

    And yeah, after 5 1/2 years, the idea of getting behind the wheel of a classic 911 is already a rush.


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  10. cnpapa24

    cnpapa24 F1 Rookie

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    Congrats! Enjoy in good health.
     
  11. 356racing

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    Perfect choice. Enjoy!
     
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  13. merstheman

    merstheman F1 Rookie

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    Fantastic to read this, if anyone deserves a car like this, and enjoyment while driving it, it's you. Hope it brings you many many smiles!
     
  14. tritone

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    Congrats Jon! I'll be checking my mirrors for your flash-to-pass! :D
     
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  15. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    excellent! Enjoy it!
     
  16. Smiles

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    Very nice, Jon.

    I’m very happy that you’re getting behind the steering wheel again!

    Matt
     
  17. 375+

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    Congratulations, looks like it came from Tim Holt? He stocks only the best.
     
  18. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yes. My first car from Tim, but so far very impressed - knows 911s as well as anyone.
     
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  19. David_S

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    Great car! Absolutely loved my '93 Carrera 4 for many years.
     
  20. zygomatic

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    Fantastic car -- congratulations!
     
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  21. WPOZZZ

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    Congrats on the car. She is a beauty!
     
  22. crinoid

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    Awesome! Congrats.
     
  23. rob

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    Excellent choice congratulations!
     
  24. RWP137

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    Congrats Jon! Beautiful car. So glad to see you back on here.
     
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  25. Robb

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    Car suits your style. Very happy you are back in the saddle. Enjoy the ownership Jon.

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  26. 4CamGT

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    Wow! What a great spec! Love the color, the Cup 1’s! Hard to find one like this! Congratulations!
     
  27. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Thanks all!

    I know… if I could walk into a Porsche dealer today and spec a NA 964, it would be a slate grey sunroof coupe, Cup 1 wheels. (My favorites after the early Fuchs.)

    Reportedly only about 570 coupes exported to the States in MY1993. I’m guessing most were guards red, black, or silver, and with Tiptronic coupes being rare this is something of a unicorn.

    Add to that it’s one owner from new. Hard to pass up.


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  28. NeuroBeaker

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    Awesome! Congratulations! :cool:

    My dad used to have a Tiptronic 993 Cabrio that I drove frequently. It's the car I most lament him parting with. It was a fun and engaging car even without a third pedal. I'm sure you'll enjoy driving your Tiptronic Porsche too. :D

    All the best,
    Andrew.
     
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