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Title: Great magazine issue
Post by: Audidude on September 12, 2017, 11:49:19 am
Note the article on the 996 homecoming!
New classic now achieving, at long last, the recognition it deserves.

http://porschecarshistory.com/wp-content/old/lib/magazines/911PW/2014/12.pdf
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: schattenblau on September 12, 2017, 12:41:29 pm
one from the archives   ;D

latest issue has a look at the 996 20 years on.

http://uploaded.net/file/enu05jvp

(http://pdfmag.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/911PorscheWorldIssue283October2017-460x600-6820799-440x574.jpg)


seems to be 996 month, latest octane cover fetaure too

https://rapidgator.net/file/bd5449037779f74c84e77f07577bd794/Octane_UK_-_October_2017.pdf.html

(https://pdfgiant.unblocked.bid/uploads/posts/2017-09/thumbs/1504863533_octane-uk-october-2017.jpg)

Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: Audidude on September 13, 2017, 11:18:00 am
Great thanks Schatters. I knew the new issue was featuring a 20th anniversary story on the 996, and the link hasn't appeared on Rennlist yet, even. Cheers for that!

The 996 "bogey" reputation is definitely fading and the true qualities of the car are now being appreciated and that is being reflected in the used market.

It's the last of the raw/light/connected 911s - not to the same extent as the 993 and earlier, but faster and better handling than those earlier cars. And at it's best on the 2WD versions.

I'm not saying the later cars aren't great driving tools, but they are heavier and modulated by electronics and more refined.
While traditional wisdom says the 997 with the round headlights looks better, there's a big body of opinion that it's bland compared to the more characterful front on the 996 (either version) - and the 997.1 has all the same engine issues of the 996s (as do that era Caymans and Boxsters), but no-one seems to bag them for that - shows you how much appearances can count for :)

The Turbo and GT3 are the cream of the crop, and have the relatively trouble free Mezger engine of course. But they are already very expensive to buy. There are good 996s available under $50,000 still, but not for much longer I'd predict.
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: NasTnaS on September 13, 2017, 11:50:24 am

It's the last of the raw/light/connected 911s - not to the same extent as the 993 and earlier, but faster and better handling than those earlier cars. And at it's best on the 2WD versions.


haha, surely they aren't that good...  :D :D
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: schattenblau on September 13, 2017, 11:58:15 am
yw audi.

this video just popped up too, that nine eleven guy - he refers to the 996.1 as the last pure 911 - cable throttle, not electronic, no pasm etc. , fried egg headlights and a freeer revving 3.4

vid running time 9:11

 ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ViPQpDt8A

ps... just saw audi's comment

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: NasTnaS on September 13, 2017, 12:04:54 pm
yw audi.

this video just popped up too, that nine eleven guy - he refers to the 996.1 as the last pure 911 - cable throttle, not electronic, no pasm etc. , fried egg headlights and a freeer revving 3.4

vid running time 9:11

 ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ViPQpDt8A

are you aware his T-shirt has an early 911 on it :D
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: schattenblau on September 13, 2017, 01:52:24 pm
yep.

mini-lites = early 911st ?

 8)
Title: Re: Great magazine issue
Post by: Audidude on September 14, 2017, 09:56:25 am
haha, surely they aren't that good...  :D :D

Sure as God made little green apples, they are! :)