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    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    Whoopsy:

    Haha first world problem

    I buy a car. It takes too long to get to me. I just go buy a second car instead. 

     

    And the second one is better blushkiss


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi


    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    I have been there, done that with regards to getting a second car..........

    While waiting for the delay on the 918 I bought a Speciale......

    While my F12 was in the bodyshop for a few months I bought a Huracan to fill up the empty spot in the garage.........

    Most recently when I had my 3.6 in the shop for a a bit I bought a 968...........that was back in October. The 968 didn't arrive till later November and I already got my 3.6 back but now the 968 is in the shop getting restored.............I haven't even driven it yet lol


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    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    Whoopsy:

    I have been there, done that with regards to getting a second car..........

    While waiting for the delay on the 918 I bought a Speciale......

    While my F12 was in the bodyshop for a few months I bought a Huracan to fill up the empty spot in the garage.........

    Most recently when I had my 3.6 in the shop for a a bit I bought a 968...........that was back in October. The 968 didn't arrive till later November and I already got my 3.6 back but now the 968 is in the shop getting restored.............I haven't even driven it yet lol

    Taycan is placeholder for Plaid S. 


    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    Leawood911:
    Whoopsy:

    I have been there, done that with regards to getting a second car..........

    While waiting for the delay on the 918 I bought a Speciale......

    While my F12 was in the bodyshop for a few months I bought a Huracan to fill up the empty spot in the garage.........

    Most recently when I had my 3.6 in the shop for a a bit I bought a 968...........that was back in October. The 968 didn't arrive till later November and I already got my 3.6 back but now the 968 is in the shop getting restored.............I haven't even driven it yet lol

    Taycan is placeholder for Plaid S. 

     

    I might get a Tesla when they finally realize their interior is not up to par for the price range. I also don't want a giant Chinese touch screen monitor dominating the interior. 

    But yes, the Taycan is just a place holder. I am waiting for the Cross Turismo. Still can't decide if I want a 4S or a turbo. 

    The 4S I am driving now is pretty good and quick enough, it certainly doesn't need more power, Advantage of a turbo over the 4S is standard full leather interior which I can option on the 4S.


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    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    Grant:
    crayphile:
    blueflame:

    Wow - and the "new" 1956 Speedster has a Carrera engine? smileyblush

    Please give us some pics...

    Blueflame

    I wish it had a 4 Cam engine - that would be 2.5x the price. I will buy a 4 Cam eventually as part of the 356 "set". Photos may be a while given Covid etc, but they will come!

    Would you look for a car that originally had a 4-cam motor or add one to a car that came with a standard motor?  I imagine the number of original cars is tiny, no?

    Must be difficult to source an engine - they don’t share any parts with the standard motor, do they?

    First preference would always be a car with its original engine. As you say, they are completely different from a normal engine and much more specialised to maintain. However, there are a number of them around - but they are pricey. The "Carrera" engine was originally 1600 but in its swansong it was 2.0L in the Carrera 2.


    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    crayphile:
    Grant:
    crayphile:
    blueflame:

    Wow - and the "new" 1956 Speedster has a Carrera engine? smileyblush

    Please give us some pics...

    Blueflame

    I wish it had a 4 Cam engine - that would be 2.5x the price. I will buy a 4 Cam eventually as part of the 356 "set". Photos may be a while given Covid etc, but they will come!

    Would you look for a car that originally had a 4-cam motor or add one to a car that came with a standard motor?  I imagine the number of original cars is tiny, no?

    Must be difficult to source an engine - they don’t share any parts with the standard motor, do they?

    First preference would always be a car with its original engine. As you say, they are completely different from a normal engine and much more specialised to maintain. However, there are a number of them around - but they are pricey. The "Carrera" engine was originally 1600 but in its swansong it was 2.0L in the Carrera 2.

    Those 4-cam motors are little marvels.  The 911 didn't have a road-going 4-cam motor until the water-cooled era (MY 1999), I think.  I know there are some interesting options for the 356 cars now (there is an outfit that makes a 4-cylinder version of a 911 motor with over 2.0L displacement, but only 2-cams), but I can't imagine anything cooler than an original 4-cam.

    Is this outfit well regarded?:

    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2012/04/16/new-complete-four-cam-porsche-carrera-engines-now-available

    A little more info from Porsche:

    https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/history/porsche-356-a-cabriolet-1600-gs-carrera-four-cylinder-flat-engine-fuhrmann-koenigswellen...

    Here's an auction for an original motor that did not reach reserve, though bid to $220k:

    https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1955-porsche-4-cam-carerra/


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    18 GT3 Manual, 73 Carrera RS 2.7 Carbon Fiber replica (1,890 lbs), 06 EVO9 with track mods. Former: 16 Cayman GT4, 73 911S, Two 951S's, 996 C2, 993 C2, 98 Ferrari 550, 79 635CSi

     


    Re: 356 Speedster (1958)

    crayphile:
    Grant:
    crayphile:
    blueflame:

    Wow - and the "new" 1956 Speedster has a Carrera engine? smileyblush

    Please give us some pics...

    Blueflame

    I wish it had a 4 Cam engine - that would be 2.5x the price. I will buy a 4 Cam eventually as part of the 356 "set". Photos may be a while given Covid etc, but they will come!

    Would you look for a car that originally had a 4-cam motor or add one to a car that came with a standard motor?  I imagine the number of original cars is tiny, no?

    Must be difficult to source an engine - they don’t share any parts with the standard motor, do they?

    First preference would always be a car with its original engine. As you say, they are completely different from a normal engine and much more specialised to maintain. However, there are a number of them around - but they are pricey. The "Carrera" engine was originally 1600 but in its swansong it was 2.0L in the Carrera 2.

    Those little wonderful engines take about 150 hours to rebuild and then just setting the timing can take north of 10-12 hours. You're looking at $25-35k in just labour. But the sound! Oh what a great sound. 


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    Past-President, Porsche Club of America - Upper Canada Region



     
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