Humorless? I've got a great sense of humor!!Porsches are for humorless stuck up snobs, Geeto don't do it. Except for 914s of course.
Actually the guy who owns the 911 RSR is Chris Banning and if you want your life to be sucked away for days begin reading what I think is one of the most awesome gearhead threads on the internet:
What happened to the Mulholland "King of the Hill" RSR? - Pelican Parts Technical BBS.
I am just going to say this now....and really I am looking at Jag more than you Steve but it applies as well - Anybody who is against cross brand engine swaps doesn't understand hot rodding, performance vehicles, or really anything that is cool about playing with cars or bikes. They are just being snobs and idiots. Some of the greatest cars and bikes come from the idea of stuffing brand X's mill into Brand Y's chassis (see for example Triton, Bimota, Any Ford street rod made in the last 50 years, Fieros with v8 swaps, backdraft cobras, etc.....).Normally I am against mashups like this
there was an estate sale green capri on ebay last week - unmolested car but a project none the less. It didn't sell maybe you can contact the seller:
Mercury : Capri 2 Door Coupe in Mercury | eBay Motors
there is also a perfect 1985 model in MI on ebay as well:
Other Makes in Other Makes | eBay Motors
You give it the 924 Martini edition's paint job:I always thought it would be fun to take a 944 with a burned out engine and drop an aluminum small block in it. A roll cage, the aluminum window supports and a ricky racer type paint job - maybe a copy of Smokey Yunick's Chevelle? Could be a fun car and definitely would anger the purists out there.
I think most people consider e30 owners as car enthousiasts. Its the E46 and E90 that feel like you could probably replace their car with a Honda Accord and they might not even notice for a few weeks.It's the same with e30 BMWs - the car is fucking brilliant but anybody who doesn't own one looks at those who does and writes off the car because the owners are of a certain type (again looking at you Jag).
E30 owners get a lot of shit from other car "enthuasists" and I use that term loosely. I have heard the term douchebag from more than a few friends when I had one and I had a pretty mild convertible. Jag won't consider anything BMW for anything based solely on the owners and I just think that is crazy. I grew up with an uncle who had awesome canyon carving BMWs and some of my father's friends had gray market M cars (6 and 7 series) so I think they are awesome. Even some of the e36 cars were ok but I think that is the Generation where they went from being the most reliable engaging german car to cutting edge technology that requires a warranty recall every week. I had 2 E34 5 series cars (one a dark green 1991 M5) and positively loved them (even though the 530i v-8 was the biggest dog I ever saw). my trusty rusty 1976 2002Tii was one of the best cars that I owned in the 1990s and I got shat on for having that by everyone: my muscle car guys shat on me because it was euro and slow, other BMW guys shat on me because it wasnt a 3.0CS or a new e36, and other euro/jap guys used to just think it was an antique.I think most people consider e30 owners as car enthousiasts. Its the E46 and E90 that feel like you could probably replace their car with a Honda Accord and they might not even notice for a few weeks.
I thought people didn't consider the 944 a real Porsche because of the engine or something. Maybe i'm confusing with the 924.
928 was the v8 one right? To me, they all looked the same and i never paid them much attention. Prefered the starion and conquest to them.
That kind of family history in Porsche and VW cars means that only the ownership of vintage Fiat can instill humility and sense of humor in you.Humorless? I've got a great sense of humor!!
No mustangs. I've always wanted a long nose "toad, as Geeto calls them. My Dad rolled up the driveway in a brand new 1975 914 when I was a kid and that's what got me started. Over the years the family had three 914's, a 924 turbo (fun car) and a Super Beetle convertible. The first car I bought with my own money was a 1971 Ghia convertible. I guess I was an impressionable kid and the german stuff just stuck with me. I was always infatuated with the 1973 911 RS when I was a kid. I suppose thats why the older style appeals to me so much. I considered backdating my SC but it seemed like a lot of fluff just for teh look, besides that SC looked great as it was.
As much as I like the suby boxer in a 911 once you go that route the car is unsellable to all but a few, very few, select buyers who would appreciate it. I'm already wasting 300+ hp in the 996, and I never really used what the SC had, I'd be looking for something that is simply fun to drive and that I'm comfortable enough to work on. There are a ton of cars that fit that bill but I'm just drawn the the old porsches.