Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 12:18 a.m.

So, a typical conversation in our house goes a little like this.  

Me:  'hey babe, look at this 'insert random daily car here'.   It's in 'insert random state that isn't Texas.'   Let's go buy it and make it a road trip.'

Mrs Caprigrip:  'ok, whatever you want. Let's do it.'

Then I change my mind on the car and look at a different one the next day.  

This time however, our friends called me telling me they wanted to sell their Porsche.  I gave them a few avenues that I thought would work and added an extra option that he could just sell it to me and let me take care of selling.   He liked that option and we made a deal.  Only thing is that they live outside of New Orleans and we are 7 hours away.  

I made my daily daydreams into reality by taking Mrs Caprigrip for a crazy day trip.  We flew into New Orleans in the morning, ate beignets and oysters and played tourists till late afternoon.   We went to get the car and got on the road for a late night drive home.  While we were driving, I said  this is basically my dream life.   

Full review on the 911 coming soon..  But in typical fashion, I usually fall for all the cars that I drive and try to imagine my life keeping them all.  This one was no different as it made a great road trip machine.  
 

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 12:18 a.m.

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 12:19 a.m.

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 12:19 a.m.

chandler
chandler UltimaDork
9/27/22 5:29 a.m.

Nice looking car, what's the flip number lol

SKJSS (formerly Klayfish)
SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) PowerDork
9/27/22 6:02 a.m.

Congrats!!!  Welcome to the 996 owners club.  We absolutely love ours.  

So give us details...what year is it, etc...?  I've owned a ton of cars and have to say I'm in love with P cars now.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
9/27/22 7:44 a.m.

I need better friends.....

NY Nick
NY Nick GRM+ Memberand Dork
9/27/22 8:02 a.m.

Congrats on the sweet new ride.

I start a lot of conversations with hey there is a car in X let's go buy it. The response is usually not "ok, whatever you want. Let's do it." For me and my wife that may be a good thing or I would have a complete junkyard in the back yard! To be fair she does say yes enough that I have a decent pile of stuff!

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 8:16 a.m.

In reply to SKJSS (formerly Klayfish) :

Thanks I can see why.  I owned an air cooled SC in the past and this is so much more daily liveable.  It's an 01 C4.  H&R lowered.  88k miles with IMS retrofit done.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
9/27/22 9:16 a.m.

Nice. What's the color called? Looks terrific. 

Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
9/27/22 10:27 a.m.

I really like this car. 

Javelin
Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/27/22 10:57 a.m.

Heck yes!!

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/27/22 4:42 p.m.

Sweet car.

Everyone should buy a Porsche far away and drive it back at least once in their lives.

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/27/22 6:54 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Nice. What's the color called? Looks terrific. 

seems like color names have gotten much more creative in the past 2 decades.  Window sticker show it as midnight blue metallic.  Todays world would call it 'nighttime frost winter' or something like that;)

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/28/22 1:17 p.m.

its going to a fun time doing some back to back comparison driving.   Realistically I shouldn't keep both.  But...this is GRM...I shouldn't talk such ridiculousness. 

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
9/28/22 1:21 p.m.

Porsche' first bath at home and headlights polished.  Cleans up really really nicely.  

kb58
kb58 UltraDork
9/28/22 4:57 p.m.
Caprigrip said:

...But in typical fashion, I usually fall for all the cars that I drive and try to imagine my life keeping them all...

 

Also describes every trip I make to the Humane Society.

RacerBoy75
RacerBoy75 New Reader
9/29/22 2:04 a.m.

I bought my Cayman in San Diego and drove it home to Seattle - 1300  miles in two days. It was a good bonding experience with my new dream car!

Loweguy5
Loweguy5 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
9/29/22 10:08 p.m.

In reply to Caprigrip :

I thought the "fried egg" 911s looked good even when the cool kids didn't like them.

Are those Boxster wheels or the correct wheels that just look different because the car is lowered?

And by the way...the hive seems to want to know how many 'murican dollars it would take to buy it...?

Caprigrip
Caprigrip Reader
10/3/22 12:44 a.m.

Not sure on the wheels.- I'll have to research.  But yes I think most everything looks better lowered. I took it on my favorite back roads this weekend and I'm falling for it.   

LifeIsStout
LifeIsStout GRM+ Memberand Reader
10/3/22 12:47 p.m.
RacerBoy75 said:

I bought my Cayman in San Diego and drove it home to Seattle - 1300  miles in two days. It was a good bonding experience with my new dream car!

I bought a 911 in San Francisco and drove it back to Seattle as well! Coming up on a year of ownership.

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