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Yes, a Cayman 981 GTS from 2015. Still with an athmospheric 3.4 litres flat-6. No turbo, no silly 4-cylinders like with the 718 that followed. And the GTS has the the special switch that goes with the « sport » exhaust. The sound is just unbelievable. After all, if you own a Porsche, it’s as much to listen to it than to look at it, isn’t it ;) ?

Hubert

PS: just to avoid any misinterpretation, the modern Porsche engines with a turbo are just fantastic pieces of engineering, and thanks to the turbo, are incredibly fuel-efficient for their performance, just as they meet the stringent Euro6 norm. But the turbo is an  effective muffler that has to a degree « castrated » some of the sound character of the flat-6.

 

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9 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Who cares about cars...      272835967_10227213622949411_3767028869347944335_n.thumb.jpg.7ec54a46c6f83721eeab57968dc92df9.jpg

 

Let’s be realistic, Gary. At my age, and with my shape, girls like that will need more than a Ford Fiesta to find me charming 😁 !

Hubert

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16 hours ago, HubertB said:

Then, I needed cash to buy a piece of land, on which to build my future house, so I sold it.

Fast forward by 4 years, and we sold, very well, the house that was built on the said piece of land…

So I bought a new key-holder ….

A bit small to live in, compared to the sold house, I guess, but gratulations anyway, what a nice ride :thumbsup2:.

Cheers Rob

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1 hour ago, DocRob said:

A bit small to live in, compared to the sold house, I guess, but gratulations anyway, what a nice ride :thumbsup2:.

Cheers Rob

Well, we have already bought a new piece of land in another area of Portugal, and will get yet another house built there (for which I have already drawn the plans, like the one we sold). Let’s say we created enough value with the first one that I could divert some funds to the car ;)

And in the meantime, moving soon to a rented house until the new one is finished …

Hubert

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Well, our remodel of one bay in our car barn is slowly coming together. The bar is Hickory, and the wall planks are from shipping pallets. 
I just gave it one coat of clear oil based treatment.  I’ll do one more tomorrow. That Hickory positively glows with warmth. 
It turned out even better than I thought. 
Once the walls are ready, we have a bunch of old automotive related signs and memorabilia for the walls.

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Some of the memorabilia although we have many more signs still packed away, plus vintage neon signs as well. The 1948 AMI jukebox works perfectly, the 1952 Coke Cola machine works well, and the 1934 gas pumps is restored back to new. 

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5 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Great looking space!  How many license plates are you gonna hang, Ern?  Seems to be a staple of any serious car collection.

Only 4 or 5.  I have vintage and reproduction signs. 

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7 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Looks amazing. 

A couple questions Ernie. 

1)- is the roof electric or pneumatic?

2)- what are you going to be dispensing through the gas pumps? Your famous moonshine? :D 

Carl

Ha!

The roof is electrically operated through a system of levers, screw jacks, counterbalance springs, relays, and limit switches.   All automatic with a simple push of a button.

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