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Sports and Sporty Cars of the '80s



  • fintailfintail Posts: 32,937
    The washer fluid tubes are probably going to corrode and fall apart now :shades:
  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,075
    And the AutoZone washer fluid will rot the hi-tech space age wiper inserts available only at select Porsche dealerships at $253.50 each and come in their own velvet-lined mahogany cases.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,681
    Rather than buy the parts at the Porsche dealer, I just had them hand-cast in gold by European artisans and air-freighted back to me---it was cheaper that way.

    Have you ever held a $130 sodium-filled exhaust valve in your hand?
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,950
    When I owned a 911, I used to get Porsche after-market catalogs in the mail...

    My wife was pregnant.. and, one day I was browsing a catalog.. A set of pistons for an engine rebuild was $3600!! Just the pistons... Figured if I had major engine problems, I was probably out $10K.. Pretty big dollars for a poor working man...

    Son was born on Friday... by the next Saturday, the 911 went bye-bye... :cry:

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  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,681
    A thorough rebuild on a 911 nowadays, by a well-qualified Porsche mechanic in California is about $12,500. But this engine should last 250K or more and will run like you won't believe.

    You can use non-German parts but longevity will suffer.

    Rebuilding a V-8 450SL or 560SL could top $16,000 but that's better than a Ferrari at $35,000 to $60,000 (for the newer ones)
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,950
    yeah.. those weren't factory pistons, either..

    Heck, I only paid $20K for the whole car!

    Ah... to be young and single, again.. ;)

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  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,676
    How much for a top end rebuild on a 911?
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,681
    Depends how far you go...if you can clean up the valves rather than replace them, that's a big savings. Also depends on which engine. On some engines, just taking the heads off without renewing the case studs is kinda risky...more like a "patch job" really. And on an OLDER Porsche, those studs can break when you twist them off for the first time in 30 years.

    So maybe $2500--$5000, depending on a lot of things. You have to pull the engine and then it's one of those "while you're in there" sort of deals. Clutch? heater boxes? alternator? fan bushings? CV joints?
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