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Old 01-01-2019, 02:44 PM   #11
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How about this little 6,400 mile cherry...?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-600-...wAAOSwX61ZD3ZY





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And now with our toes wet, we can now enjoy some of Stuttgart's finest V8 manual transportation...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-9...0AAOSwDaBcKfFX





Wheels would have to go (obs).
I have to agree they just do nothing for the car,
well actually they do, they make it look bloody awful IMHO and spoil a perfectly nice looking car.
Thankfully he still has the original wheels for a new owner

I'm not a Porsche fan by any means mainly because I was lucky enough to get them out of my system many years ago.

Having read some of the ebay description why would it need 3 cooling fans ?
Another question for you Porsche guru's , what do you think about the asking price / mileage ?
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How about this little 6,400 mile cherry...?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-600-...wAAOSwX61ZD3ZY





I guess in today's crazy classic car prices that is not too bad for an original car but having said that I know very little about Fiat prices.
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Having read some of the ebay description why would it need 3 cooling fans ?
Another question for you Porsche guru's , what do you think about the asking price / mileage ?
Price and mileage are fine. Condition trumps mileage 10 times out of 10 unless the car is a time warp special. That ^ one isn't, albeit very nice.

The reason behind the aluminium radiator is because the 928 radiator is a monstrously expensive item to replace at circa 2k a go, for three reasons.

1) They contain the oil cooler so are more complex than a traditional radiator.

2) It's a Porsche only part so they can charge what they like.

3) On top of already expensive Porsche parts prices, 928 parts are subject to an additional 928 tax because the car was aimed at Porsche's most wealthy clientele who at the time, were deemed able to stomach eye wateringly expensive parts, above and beyond what many might consider reasonable - hence so many are poorly maintained and run on an absolute shoe string. Pretty much any Porsche part unique to the 928 is mind bendingly expensive. A parts thirsty car can make a 911 resto look cheap by comparison, according to the few who have attempted such on the Rennlist forums.

Symptoms of a blow head gasket result when the two fluids mix in the failed radiator.

The popular fix is to replace with a generic aluminium radiator for the engine coolant only, and then fit an aftermarket and separate oil cooler which would typically require it's own fan, hence the third one mentioned.
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Price and mileage are fine. Condition trumps mileage 10 times out of 10 unless the car is a time warp special. That ^ one isn't, albeit very nice.

The reason behind the aluminium radiator is because the 928 radiator is a monstrously expensive item to replace at circa 2k a go, for three reasons.

1) They contain the oil cooler so are more complex than a traditional radiator.

2) It's a Porsche only part so they can charge what they like.

3) On top of already expensive Porsche parts prices, 928 parts are subject to an additional 928 tax because the car was aimed at Porsche's most wealthy clientele who at the time, were deemed able to stomach eye wateringly expensive parts, above and beyond what many might consider reasonable - hence so many are poorly maintained and run on an absolute shoe string. Pretty much any Porsche part unique to the 928 is mind bendingly expensive. A parts thirsty car can make a 911 resto look cheap by comparison, according to the few who have attempted such on the Rennlist forums.

Symptoms of a blow head gasket result when the two fluids mix in the failed radiator.

The popular fix is to replace with a generic aluminium radiator for the engine coolant only, and then fit an aftermarket and separate oil cooler which would typically require it's own fan, hence the third one mentioned.
Thanks Andy for that explanation / insight into 928's

another car to come off my bucket list
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Thanks Andy for that explanation / insight into 928's

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I love them - the shape is just timeless and gorgeous (to me).

They are expensive to maintain properly, but most exotics are - Lamob, Ferrari etc. It's only the accessibility of the 928 and Porsche as a brand in general that has them perceived as another 924/944 type of 'cheap Porsche' when the opposite is true.

They were meticulously well engineered in an almost money no object fashion, well ahead of their time, but with running costs similar to other cars of their type.
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How about this little 6,400 mile cherry...?

I'd love this! There's one lives just round the corner from me - it broke down outside our house once and I helped the guy push it home . I really like it though - I love these very basic, utilitarian classics. I'd draw a line at the disabled-mobile thing above, but I do see its attraction.
I'm surprised to see you post this Andy. Me and Glen were admiring an old trabby on the last thread, amongst other standard basic vehicles and you called it 'reverse snobbery' to like them - which I found a bit patronising if I'm honest.
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I'd love this! There's one lives just round the corner from me - it broke down outside our house once and I helped the guy push it home . I really like it though - I love these very basic, utilitarian classics. I'd draw a line at the disabled-mobile thing above, but I do see its attraction.
I'm surprised to see you post this Andy. Me and Glen were admiring an old trabby on the last thread, amongst other standard basic vehicles and you called it 'reverse snobbery' to like them - which I found a bit patronising if I'm honest.
Didn't mean to patronise dude . I like the Fiat because of it's chic, it has an elegance and beauty about it's style that I can appreciate.

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This looks nice, love a detailed advert...



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