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Old 07-24-2010, 05:38 PM
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Question The proper track car

I am on the market for a track car that is reliable and not too expensive to maintain; my goal is to get it to the track at least once per month or about 10 times a year. Now, the dilemma is between the pre-1990 air-cooled engines, the 996 or the 1997-2004 997 series. Like any other weekend racer, my budget is limited and I do not want to expend a ton of green on expensive repairs or upgrades, hence, I am looking for the most track friendly and reliable 911 out there. What is the best car for the application? Any advice is greatly appreciated.


Old 07-24-2010, 10:11 PM
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Here is the break down of the years as your post is a bit confusing: I will leave out the pre sc years.

911 SC: 1978-1983
911 Carrera: 1984-1989
964: 1989-1994
993 (last of the aircooled 911's): 1995-1998
996 (first watercooled 911): 1999-2004
997: 2005-present

What exactly is your budget. Typically budget and 911 racer/racecar don't go well in the same sentence. Are you racing, or just doing DE events? It doesn't matter how basic you start, you will eventually want better brakes, a little more power, better tires, tow vehicle, trailer, etc, lol It is a slippery slope. Are you dead set on a 911? Have you thought about a 944 or a boxster?

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Old 08-01-2010, 05:05 PM
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Talking Thanks for the break down!

Thanks for the correct breakdown for the 911; it is a bit confusing.

I am all for the 911; I even think that the water cooled 911 do not even look like the real thing, however, I want something that is relatively fast and un-expensive to operate under the track parameters.

My intentions is to start with DE until I get enough track time to warrant a racing license; with a budget of about 20k - I already have a transport - I want to get something that would be reliable and easy to maintain.

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