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    Pics of my "ancient" 986

    Now that the 987 is here, owning a 986 is totally yesterday
    In case someone feels differently:
    Just cruised around a bit today, and took a few pics.
    The light was great and I pulled at this old gasstation in my neighbourhood and snapped a few.
    Think they turned out nicely, so I thought I'd share them with you.
    Theyre 800x600...and sorry about the winter wheels, but thats the way it is.


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    love your winter rims, i assume they are 17'? they look great, i love that style (from the old 993)

    beautiful scenery too, those pics would look great in b/w too

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    Nice Pics Dr. Phil.
    I also feel nostalgic so here's a very nice pic of previous 986 S 00 and 3 of my current 986 S 03.

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    I don't think this interior looks that bad compared to 987

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    Nice color coded side intakes....

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    Why do you have the bumperettes?

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    and last

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    I think the 986 looks better than the 987. Especially the front..... And the winter wheels are no 993 style rims, that is 964..

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    wow dr phill, they build beautiful gasstations in Denmark! Nice pics!
    -Joost-

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    Thanks guys and thanks for the great pics of the red flash Senra, looks like a really beautiful neighbourhood.
    The gas station is actually designed by one of Denmark's great designers way back. It's really beautiful and a local law has been passed to preserve it as it is. The rims are Mille Miglia Cup 2,- I dunno if it's a replica of 993, 996 or some other original wheel. The look like Porsche rims, and I just need something for the winter. Thery're 17", cuz 16" won't fit the 2003 model.

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    brunner said:
    Why do you have the bumperettes?



    Because it was a car originally made for the US market.
    In the US it's mandatory to have those, I'm told.
    The car also has a couple of other strange american features, e.g. there are levers for opening the the front trunk and boot...INSIDE the trunk and boot
    Guess carmakers are afraid of getting sued if some lamer locks himself in the trunk.
    Really ridiculous on this car, -I think you should give a prize to someone who succeeds in locking himself in a trunk this small

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    Cool pics of those Anceints... hehehe...

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    DrPhil said:
    Guess carmakers are afraid of getting sued if some lamer locks himself in the trunk.
    Really ridiculous on this car, -I think you should give a prize to someone who succeeds in locking himself in a trunk this small



    what if someone else locks you inside your trunk. wouldnt it be nice to have a lighted release latch in there?

    think outside the box... or in this case,, inside .

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    Moogle said:

    what if someone else locks you inside your trunk. wouldnt it be nice to have a lighted release latch in there?

    think outside the box... or in this case,, inside .



    Yup, that would be nice, but:
    1) If they can get me down in either trunk of my Boxster they have to be magicians, or they'd have to cut me into little pieces--in which case I dont need the doorhandle anyways
    2) If someone locks you into the trunk of your car, they probably mean you harm to begin with, and probably wouldn't let you use the mechanism to get yourself out. And I would think that thugs who wanna put you in your trunk know that this mechanism exists.

    The only case in which it might be good to have these handles, is if a child locks itself up.
    But then I havent even brought up the issue of how you even would be able to shut either hatch on the Boxster har enough for them to actually lock...and that would be even harder for a child.

    I guess there is some sense of security in having it, and on cars with big trunks it's probably a good idea.

    I believe the handles are a very american thing. Not a practical device, but a "dont sue me" device.

    I reminds me of the court case where a lady sued a microwave manufacturer, because the manual did not tell her to NOT dry her cat in the microoven.
    The "sweet" old lady killed her cat because she couldn't add 2+2.

    Same goes for the guy who sued McDonald's for serving hot coffee..
    He accidentally dropped a hot cuppa coffee down his groin during a McDrive visit, and sued McD because the cofffee was so hot. LOL!
    Worst thing is: Now McDonald's have printed the cups with "WARNING: Coffee is hot".

    Whats next? Ice cube trays with the warning: MAY BE COLD?

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    Same goes with Audi who had trouble in the US because accelerator and brake pedal are located in a confusable way... Yeah right!

    This made some Asian manufacturers to name the location for each pedal even in the European owners' manuals which rather caused a laughter around here.

    I suppose the gasstation is from Arne Jacobsen? Never seen or heard about it, could you give us a bit more details (location, date of construction etc.)? Thanks in advance!

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    I found some info by myself...

    Still would like to know your opinion, Phil - since you've been there already!

    Have you re-imported your Boxster because of taxation in DK?

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    Yup, that's the one. And Arne Jacobsen designed it.
    It's located on the coastline north of Copenhagen, near an old harbor called Skovshoved ("Forrest's Head" to translate directly).
    Dont have the data and facts, and dont have the time right now to dig it out
    It's from 1936 but I'll check it out for you if you havent already found some info on the page where you found the pic.
    There may be more here: www.arne-jacobsen.com

    I actually imported the car because I accidentally heard about it.
    I never imagined owning a Porsche, but it was just so darn beautiful..I had to have it
    I didn't "re-import" it,..I just imported it.
    It's a complete lottery importing cars here in DK, cuz you have NO clue what the car will end up costing you in terms of taxes etc until very late in the process. You can either make a good deal, or a very bad deal...and end up declining paying the taxes and then having to sell the tax-free car again.

    Trouble is you have to actually buy the car (or find a seller who will let you borrow it for days/weeks to get it eveluated by customs) before you get the final evaluation.
    Bottom line: There are no surefire shortcuts or tricks you can pull to ensure a good deal when importing.
    Only benchmark you have is what you will have to pay at the dealer for a similar car. Then ask yourself: "Will I just pay the dealer what he wants or take my chances and hope for the best"?

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    Super picture, great background. Even with all the hype about the new 19" wheels, those 18" Carrera wheels remain one of my all time favourite wheel designs. Classically simple and elegant.

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    Erm, theyre actually only 17" and a copy of Cup 2 rims.
    But thanks for the compliments

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    DrPhil said:
    Erm, theyre actually only 17" and a copy of Cup 2 rims.
    But thanks for the compliments



    Don't mean to offend you dear Danish chap but I was referring to Senra's Boxster photo's. But yours looks nice as well. You and I both chose arctic silver. I am still not sure about it but too late to change now.

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    Oh, sorry. Thought u meant MY rims
    And the compliment works for my car too...if you wait till I change to summer wheels

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    Don't tell me - your summer rims look suspiciously like the 19" ones that I have ordered for my 987 that I anticipate will go missing somewhere between Finland and England

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    Thanks dreamcar. On the color i got to tell you when I lived in the states i saw a beautiful 356 in red I then bought my 1st Boxster in red and felt in love with this color ever since.

    On the wheels, i wish they would make the same in 19" for the new models, I like the carrera classic 19" but not as nice as this good old 18" IMO.

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    dreamcar said:
    Don't tell me - your summer rims look suspiciously like the 19" ones that I have ordered for my 987 that I anticipate will go missing somewhere between Finland and England



    Only time will tell

     
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