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Hi everyone,
New member just joined, and thanks for accepting me. I've finally scratched my itch and recently got myself a Porsche 914, year 1974, 1.8 with twin carbs. Fantastic car, and been a good few runs now, but still trying to get used to the gear change :lol: there's a few really minor job's to do which I'll get to over the winter months, just enjoying her now. I've also built a 356 Speedster replica which I finished in May this year. 1641cc type 1 engine with twin carbs. Also got a hardtop for her I'm finishing off just now, for some winter driving, so plenty to keep me busy, cheers Colin
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Welcome to DDK - great pair!
1972 911T | 1994 993 Carrera | 1999 986 Boxster | 1990 T25 Camper

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Welcome to the forum Colin
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Welcome to DDK.

2 nice cars there
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Two great cars- let’s hear more about both!
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Welcome Colin.
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Your Speedster rep looks great. The Speedster shape is hard to beat in steel or any other material. Well done completing that it must be fun to drive as a real one on current roads would be worrying at times taking into account the current values!

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Thanks everyone for making me feel at home here. The 914 is my first "real" porsche 😃 and loving her, and the road holding. She's a fantastic car in great condition and I feel lucky to have found her. The Speedster I built from a kit, beetle based with balljoint front and irs rear and with being quite light she goes well too. Leather interior and square weave carpets to try and replicate the original, which I could never afford, and probably be afraid to drive. The replica is great as I don't worry too much about it, but she does turn heads. Even the 914 is the same, with most people not knowing what it is 😂 cheers
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Looks great
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Welcome Colin. Nice cars. Enjoy DDK.

A great shot of Arran in the background. I am pretty local to you.
Hope to catch up sometime.

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Hi Mike
Thanks for the welcome 😃
Cheers On the car's, I need something to keep me busy and Classics sure do that.
I live in Troon, and that was a good spot by you re Arran 👍
Where are you? As yeah, it would be good to meet up
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Hi Colin

I’ve sent you a pm.

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Hi Colin

Good to see another Ayrshire based owner. I'm loving the 70's vibe of the 914 with her colour and Tartan seats and the Spider looks lovely. I'm "Over the Hill" in Dundonald. If you see me around in Helga (my 912) or my old Merc Estate, flag me down (an approach used to good effect by Mike).

PS you will gather by my late response that I don't spend much time on forums.

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Helga the 912 Light Ivory 1967 (same age as the missus but in considerably better nick)
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Hi Knoxy, great we're only a few miles apart 😃 I would love to see Helga 👍 so if I see you I'll flag you down, cheers Colin
914 berber yellow
356 Speedster replica black
Lotus Elan S4 S/E DHC carnival red
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