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So.. I sold the 911 .. many weeks of auctions and browsing of all sorts of cars have somehow ended up here..
I manged to sell the 911 just as the pandemic started for good money and have ended up with a lovely 98 SL with 55k on the clock for what I think is a good price..
Its booked in for a B service and to have all the suspension checked over , it has a full history and no untoward clonks but I may as well get it done for peace of mind..
 

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After a couple of days I have had time to gander over my delivered car.. it all looks good , no dents or dings ,everything works as it should.
 

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Have a look on you tube. I have done lots of buyers guides on there for 129's. Search for Turnbull and Oliver

Looks great BTW.
 
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Its booked in for a B service as the history shows 2 A services an an oil/filter change recently , its got 55k on the clock..
Today a set of wheels turned up. 7F103B26-7B77-4807-8C3E-56EFDE1D9D35.JPG
so need to source tyres and centre caps .. royal mail also delivered a new Blaupunkt Bremen stereo , which was a doddle to fit , the DAB is non existent so far but Bluetooth streaming and hands free calling works a treat ..
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Very nice! Get some chrome bulbs in the front indicators though (I use MB ones but others are available for less money) :)
 
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Took the nasty chrome metal number plate holders off today , the rear one has been rubbing on the bodywork and has caused some minor damage , you can see it in the pic.. only rust I've found so far..
Mr Posty delivered some new holders today from Ebay so on they went , I've moved the holder up a bit since the pic but to my eye it looks tons better 61056064901__B6BCADB8-E17F-4BC6-819F-BD6A43D7349D.JPG
 

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Very nice. R129's are such pretty cars. Personally i think they look great on the OE 16" 8 holes.
 

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Very nice. R129's are such pretty cars. Personally i think they look great on the OE 16" 8 holes.
Those were actually an option (albeit a very common one) - 16" 12-hole alloys were standard. I'm biased but IMHO the 18" AMG I 2-piece wheels (also a factory option) really suit the car :)
 

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Bluetooth streaming and hands free calling works a treat ..
I had a wired hands-free kit (with MB cradle) fitted when I got my car in 2004, but hardly ever used it. Nowadays I generally only drive it in nice weather with the hood down (which makes calling virtually impossible), so I've never bothered to upgrade. I keep an old Nokia (with no SIM or battery) in it now as a retro accessory :D

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Its booked in for a B service as the history shows 2 A services an an oil/filter change recently , its got 55k on the clock..
Today a set of wheels turned up. View attachment 95839
so need to source tyres and centre caps .. royal mail also delivered a new Blaupunkt Bremen stereo , which was a doddle to fit , the DAB is non existent so far but Bluetooth streaming and hands free calling works a treat ..
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The Blaupunkt Bremen and Symphony models were OEM on Porsche 964's back in the day.
I was the exclusive dealer for Blaupunkt back then.
 

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Looks a lovely motor, and low miler too - a belated congrats :)

Where are you getting the centre caps for the wheels? They're definitely a nice improvement on the current ones :)

Have you put the wheels on yet?
 
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Looks a lovely motor, and low miler too - a belated congrats :)

Where are you getting the centre caps for the wheels? They're definitely a nice improvement on the current ones :)

Have you put the wheels on yet?
Thanks , caps from Ebay , wheels not on yet as I forgot to get bolts and the original wheels have the massive long ones fitted so poke out...
I have the tyres fitted though , I asked the fitters to try on 245/275 on my 8" and 9" wheels and they just looked wrong , so went 235/265.
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Very nice - did you put any sealant on the wheels? I usually use poorboys......

Did you go for 40 profile on the front, and 35 on the back?
 
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Very nice - did you put any sealant on the wheels? I usually use poorboys......

Did you go for 40 profile on the front, and 35 on the back?
Done nothing to the wheels as yet , yes 40 and 35 profiles
 
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I read somewhere about DodoJuice leather cleaner , as they are in the next village over from me I thought I might try it .. mission creep meant I bought all sorts of stuff as well ..🙄
Anyway I gave the leather a good clean , can’t believe how much crud came out ..
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the drivers speaker grille looked so bad I thought it was beyond hope , the general cleaner bought it up a treat , well happy .
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put the wheels on today 😎

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and then took the girls for their first Starbucks since lockdown 😋😎👍🏼
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I was going to comment on the passenger in the rear......

It's a squeeze getting my little ones in the back (10 + 7) 🤣
 

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My mum has ridden in the back of mine! It's a pain having to drive with the rollbar up though.
 

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