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    #31
    Originally posted by Cplus View Post
    so, although i was being a smart ass before, what is the difference between the same vintage VW and the porsche donk? much? just heads or something?

    also, who built it - did Q have it built or did he buy it done already?
    Heads - port arrangement is different, and the crankcase is different aswell.
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      #32
      Originally posted by itsnotagsr View Post
      Q owned a replica? *shock*
      Always liked these.
      Slip one REALLY good replica - [ with a shitload of porsche parts] in between 4 other porsches ......and no one notices


      Originally posted by Cplus View Post
      also, who built it - did Q have it built or did he buy it done already?
      No I bought it completed - with VW running gear.
      First owner spent $65k to have it built
      add the cost of the Porsche driveline, .....and this thing had had a scary amount spent on it.
      Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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        #33
        Originally posted by Q View Post
        No I bought it completed - with VW running gear.
        First owner spent $65k to have it built
        add the cost of the Porsche driveline, .....and this thing had had a scary amount spent on it.
        Did you say $65k plus the Porsche motor?
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          #34
          Originally posted by Babalouie View Post
          Did you say $65k plus the Porsche motor?
          CORRECT
          Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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            #35
            That money buys a lot of (non-replica) 911!


            *(not knocking it, count me as one of the jealous ones...)
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              #36
              Nice. Very very nice. Funny how the cutprice, when new, is worth more then the rarer Cabriolet these days. Google "Barry Wolk Continental Cabriolet" and you will see what is said to be one of the very best 386 cabrios in the world. Of course Barry plays that down, it actually gets driven even in the rain!

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                #37
                Originally posted by Q View Post
                No I bought it completed - with VW running gear.
                First owner spent $65k to have it built
                I assume he took quite a loss on the car then

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Babalouie View Post
                  That money buys a lot of (non-replica) 911!
                  *(not knocking it, count me as one of the jealous ones...)
                  Agreed.
                  Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Cplus View Post
                    I assume he took quite a loss on the car then
                    well, I bought it from a dealer.....so I am guessing yes !

                    so did I ...now that I think about it
                    MF ....I was having a good day up until now
                    Originally Posted by RotaUte: Some say he carries around a 5D and a beat up teddy bear, all we know is... he's called THE Q

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Gammaboy View Post
                      Heads - port arrangement is different, and the crankcase is different aswell.
                      as is the generator stand, oil system, heads are made of a different material and different design

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Q View Post
                        so did I ...now that I think about it
                        only a loss if you didn't get any enjoyment from it.

                        but, if it too much over $100 per 100km than that wouldn't be great!

                        (it was, wasn't it)

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                          #42
                          hang on, thats too light - maybe $200 per 100km.

                          (it's still bad isn't it) :D

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                            #43
                            I can't see a radio in that semi-interior shot. What's the point of that? :D

                            Nice, very nice. Looks sweet as.

                            And has it got gold badges as well? What is it with Q and gold badges?

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Cplus View Post
                              so, although i was being a smart ass before, what is the difference between the same vintage VW and the porsche donk? much? just heads or something?
                              Fucks me Clive. I'm brand new to this air cooled world. I asked on the 356 forum and I think they were offended that I asked about a VW. I'm told they are a fair bit stronger. Apparently from what I can gather there is more difference than is immediately obvious. It sounds different to a dak dak too. Dunno why. I'll learn up and post about it in time.

                              Originally posted by Euroboost View Post
                              Nice. Very very nice. Funny how the cutprice, when new, is worth more then the rarer Cabriolet these days.
                              Ain't that the truth. Check out this photo taken in the 60's. They were under $3K new.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Babalouie View Post
                                That money buys a lot of (non-replica) 911!


                                *(not knocking it, count me as one of the jealous ones...)
                                Yeah but 911's are poo 356 speedsters are awesome.

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