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kondzi  



Joined: 02 Jul 2018
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:03 am    Post subject: Santa was generous this year / 951 bought Reply with quote

Decided to share my happiness with you guys, as there was no other more helpful forum to me in area of 931. I know there are 944-oriented forums, but not feel like part of a any of them at the moment.

So anyway a bit of luck and I found this 951 from 1989.









I think it's the first car I bought ever that could be driven just as it is (not meaning there is no work to be done!).

Difference in everything between 931 and 951 is sooooo big. I just had a short test drive with her, as she requires some paperworks / insurance and new brake rotors/pads.

So I wish all of you all the best in 2019
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'84 911 Carrera 3.2 RoW (factory specs)
'81 931 RoW (TBD)
'81 Ford Capri 2.8i (factory specs)
'79 Ford Capri 2.9 (heavily modded)
'74 Ford Capri 1.3 (factory specs)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Happy New Year!
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jacobroufa  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! That car looks like it was very well cared for. Excellent find!
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morghen  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice car!
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kondzi  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice and should be quite fast This is a MY89 US specification which is same as Turbo S. 250HP, adjustable Koni suspension, ABS, Power Steering, A/C, Stronger Brakes and some optional stuff like LSD, 10 speaker audio, electric sun roof / targa, lightweight Fuchs wheels.
History is also nice. Built date 10/88, first stamp in service book in US in 1990 40-something miles, next one in Germany in 1991, but in kilometers. 2 owners in Germany and then me.
Need to work on the mechanics a bit, as it seems due to some oil leaks, brake rotors width out of specs, exhaust issues and so on the car could not get German TUV certificate.
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'89 951 US
'88 Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible (factory specs)
'84 911 Carrera 3.2 RoW (factory specs)
'81 931 RoW (TBD)
'81 Ford Capri 2.8i (factory specs)
'79 Ford Capri 2.9 (heavily modded)
'74 Ford Capri 1.3 (factory specs)
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Cédric  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, congrats, Not many us models around here I Europe. It looks very original, I guess you will keep it that way for future value of the car? A suspension refresh could live things up a bit probably. 951 are very different, more comfy, and modern experience. Which is both good and bad
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kondzi  



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never sold a car that I bought previously, so not thinking about future value of the car yet For sure I’m not gonna mess with it, as it’s a gem for me. And the driveability is so much different vs 931. I’m sure my wife will love the 951 thans to power steering and A/C I still have some works to do on my 931 and some test drives to come, before I start driving her in the streets, so the 951 when spring comes will definitely be a nice start for 2019 season
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'88 Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible (factory specs)
'84 911 Carrera 3.2 RoW (factory specs)
'81 931 RoW (TBD)
'81 Ford Capri 2.8i (factory specs)
'79 Ford Capri 2.9 (heavily modded)
'74 Ford Capri 1.3 (factory specs)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations....such a nice clean car.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations....such a nice clean car.
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morghen  



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea, interesting how they took basically the same tub, same suspension concept and made such a different driving experience, i mean 931 vs 951.

951 feels pretty modern, comfortable and refined while the 931 is raw and visceral.

Fantastic car that one that you bought, there is another US model 951 here in Romania, but the earlier model with less power and no LSD.
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Dutch924-racer  



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice looking car, great colour combo!
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Carrera RSR  



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic looking car.

The konis can be serviced. Fresh rubber bushes. Fresh brakes. This would make the car dance on the road.

Get the car dyno’d to check bhp and boost is as it should be. Get a non US spec free flowing exhaust on it. It’s relatively easy to get the ecu remapped. Manual boost controller and up boost a touch and you should see bhp closer to 300 than 250. That will make it real nice.

Leave the looks alone. Just keep it looking factory fresh.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carrera RSR wrote:
Fantastic looking car.

The konis can be serviced. Fresh rubber bushes. Fresh brakes. This would make the car dance on the road.


Yep, that's the plan. Unfortunately the shops in PL are no good for that. I've found one in the UK though that looks promising - http://www.igracing.co.uk/
Maybe you have an opinion and/or recommendation of a place for Koni service/rebuild?

Carrera RSR wrote:

Get the car dyno’d to check bhp and boost is as it should be. Get a non US spec free flowing exhaust on it. It’s relatively easy to get the ecu remapped. Manual boost controller and up boost a touch and you should see bhp closer to 300 than 250. That will make it real nice.

Leave the looks alone. Just keep it looking factory fresh.


I'll dyno the car in the spring. For the moment I'll keep the stock specs and will not mess around with it - most of my cars have something that needs repair/improvement. I want to live with an idea at least one requires none of the works
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'89 951 US
'88 Mustang 5.0 LX Convertible (factory specs)
'84 911 Carrera 3.2 RoW (factory specs)
'81 931 RoW (TBD)
'81 Ford Capri 2.8i (factory specs)
'79 Ford Capri 2.9 (heavily modded)
'74 Ford Capri 1.3 (factory specs)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice car! I have a Guards Red version, with a build date of 10/88!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car mate. I'd love to drive a 944 turbo and 924 turbo back to back to taste the difference.
I have driven a NA 924 and NA 944 but that's it.
-if you don't know already: please consider replacing your engine bay fuel lines, or they will crack, spray fuel onto the exhaust manifold & you'll loose your car (or so they say). Its one of the top list items to preserving your late 944. Look to 944Online, Lyndsay Racing or Larts Parts on ebay for replacements.
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