My 944 thread....

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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby M60NJP » 15 Oct 2017, 15:19

I had a similar challenge with the Isetta, the body of that was far worse than expected and the cost of repair etc hugely in excess of the plan. However, as said above 944s are disappearing fast so either plough on with a larger budget or lay it up for a while. Selling at this stage would be disasterous.
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby theguvnor » 16 Oct 2017, 16:40

Personally I'd just bite the bullet and get it done
There is no such thing as dry storage unless the car is in one of them cocoon type dehumidified air chambers
Bear rust or exposed rust will absorb the dampness in the air and carry on rusting
It's far easier to prevent it rusting when it's fixed than it is to stop it getting worse
I know this from experience
The options as I see it are like this
1) sell it now as a project but any project car is worth a fraction of its MOT'd up and running self so your going to take a big lost
2) store it till the prices go sky high and then sell it as a project
But it's still a project so it's still only worth a fraction of a good one and it's cost you several years of storage costs
And now it's in worse shape than it was before not to mention other stuff on the car will probably not work now like brakes clutch tyres electrics etc etc
3) or fix it
Ok it's 3 grand and I understand that's a lot of money and you say the car owes you another 3 grand
So in total it's a 6 Grand mint 944
Good 944 are going for that now anyway so it's a good investment in my book
And you have a car you can use plus it's easier to keep a good car in good shape than a tatty one

I have the same dilemma with my M5 it's in good shape but it's not perfect but the market for them at the moment is crap
So option 1 isn't worth doing and I don't want to spend any money on it making it mint because the market is so poor
So I'm going down the option 2 route with the idea I just put it to one side and forget about it
I'm not paying storage costs as its at home and I spent a fair amount of time on the pre storage prep so that should help it last longer
But it gives me two options. If I uncover it in years to come and it's just a pile of rust on the floor then il just break it and stick the engine in a Volvo
Or if it's looking ok and the market has improved il spend the time and money needed to make it mint and then sell it


So if I was you and I had the money or at least most of it then I'd get it fixed up :thumbup:[/quote]

Thanks for the reply Stew...if only it was £3k!! Estimate now is minimum £5k, very probably £7k plus. And for that i'll get a 944 that has the rust sorted but still has a good £3k worth of jobs to get to a point where I want it to be, i.e I don't have to spend serious money on it for a good 5 years. I'm sitting on my hands for the moment, spend a bit of cash on the E34 and get Ruth's M3 mint.
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Re: My 944 thread....

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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby cockneyrebel » 19 Oct 2017, 10:13

Those prices are a good incentive to crack on with her Matt :thumbup:
on a different note, how cool would it be to say you own a Porsche Tractor :lol: coolest farmer in the village. B-)
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby M60NJP » 19 Oct 2017, 10:40

cockneyrebel wrote:Those prices are a good incentive to crack on with her Matt :thumbup:


I thought the same although SAC prices are higher than 'average' - ands so are their fees!!

There's still approaching £10k in Matt's though from the look of it?
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby theguvnor » 19 Oct 2017, 12:32

Lux's are anywhere between £3,500 to £7,000 realistically. £10k is the mark for a matching numbers car with low miles. The S2 ( has a different turbo like front ) fetch upwards of £10k, Turbos are £15k to £20k

The value of mine realistically totally sorted is around £7k.

Any way the 944 will be sitting for a bit a Ruth has ordered a new garage door!
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby cockneyrebel » 19 Oct 2017, 18:37

theguvnor wrote:Lux's are anywhere between £3,500 to £7,000 realistically. £10k is the mark for a matching numbers car with low miles. The S2 ( has a different turbo like front ) fetch upwards of £10k, Turbos are £15k to £20k

The value of mine realistically totally sorted is around £7k.

Any way the 944 will be sitting for a bit a Ruth has ordered a new garage door!


You can't go cruising and impressing the local Totty in a garage door mate :lol:
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby theguvnor » 20 Oct 2017, 08:13

If I tried that mate i'd be in the same state as the 944! Like I say i'm going to review things in a couple of years. Just too much dollar, and it wont be fully sorted with the money I have. At least i'll be able to sort the E34 and get the M3 mint. AT least i'll have only one car needed stuff done!
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Re: My 944 thread....

Postby cockneyrebel » 20 Oct 2017, 08:40

theguvnor wrote:If I tried that mate i'd be in the same state as the 944! Like I say i'm going to review things in a couple of years. Just too much dollar, and it wont be fully sorted with the money I have. At least i'll be able to sort the E34 and get the M3 mint. AT least i'll have only one car needed stuff done!


Yeah good choice, the 34 is so solid she'll certainly stand out after a lick of paint :thumbup:
And the M3!!! Be rude not to.
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Re: My 944 thread....

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