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    Porsche 996 – feed the soul

    They say two wheels move the body and four wheels move the Soul. I agree with the generalization, but have to say, there are cars that are good for the soul. And this is one of them. There is a sign in the Porsche Museum, which states: “When the engine starts, pure emotion. And when you set off in first gear, you are already infected by the Porsche virus.” The first new chassis since the legendary 911, with water cooled 3.4L 6cylinder motor and controversial headlights, introducing the Porsche 996. Little did I know this model was frowned upon by the purists, with its first generation water cooled motor, ims bearing failures and…

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    '67 Sprint GT (Scalino),  Blog

    Scalino Blasted

    Scalino returned from blasting today. First sight was a bit of a shock revealing a lot more work and rust than originally visible. However, the important structural parts look very good. Suspension components have also had a makeover and look great. Let the hard work begin!

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    '84 GTV6 3.0L (Replica),  Blog

    GTV6 3.0L (Replica)

    I purchased this car under the pretense, or assumption depending on your point of view, that it was a genuine 3L GTV6. Having bought two other cars from the same owner, I paid for it in advance, so not to miss out on the deal, confirmed that it would be derivable and make the 400 odd km trip back to Cape Town. Upon collection I realise the car actually has a 2.5 motor to which the owner responds, “yes, ts a replica”. At no point was this mentioned previously, we always referred to the car as the GTV6. Needless to say, the car drops a valve 30km out of Calvinia, so we drive…