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> Am I losing my mind?, Thoughts of selling 914-6
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post Oct 11 2017, 09:15 AM
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Ultimately your decision...
As long as you remember you will probably not be able to buy another one..
IF you do ever regret it.

I sold my 77. 930 and couldn't afford to buy one now.. It was a huge mistake..
Both Emotionally and Financially..

I kept kept 6 though...
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post Oct 11 2017, 09:16 AM
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QUOTE(wndsnd @ Oct 10 2017, 02:56 PM) *

Think about it for six months and then revisit.

See how you feel then.

You will never be able to replace it. 993's are a dime a dozen, or something like that...

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I have had the opportunity to speak with two of the POs of my '73 and they both expressed regret in selling the car. These guys were a little freaked out when the car reached out to them so many years later. They were pleased to know it went to a good home and is currently undergoing a full resto.

Take some time and then you know the decision will be right and good luck with whatever you decide.
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post Oct 11 2017, 09:39 AM
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Unofficial tally of this thread looks to be 50/50. Regret? Yes, you'll probably regret selling it. Just like many, myself included, have sold exceptional cars and regret doing so.

But you know what, life gets stagnant if you don't mix things up a bit. Whether that be a car, house, business, etc. If your heart says sell, then move on.
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post Oct 11 2017, 09:41 AM
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QUOTE(Edward Blume @ Oct 11 2017, 06:33 AM) *

I had a 95 993 and it really doesn't fit the kids. Just saying'.

Mine love it, they are 7 and 9 and beg me to take them to the bus in it every morning.
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post Oct 11 2017, 10:55 AM
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You'll never regret keeping it. But imagine if you have seller's remorse later, what it would cost you to buy another like it in a few years. More and more, and the sentimental can never be recovered. On the other hand, the fact you are asking shows it might be time to move on. Don't you love all these super helpful comments? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) Follow your gut. Or heart. Whichever speaks the loudest.
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post Oct 11 2017, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(halmil @ Oct 10 2017, 04:28 PM) *

Given the family history and sentimental value, I would never sell the car. Keep it to enjoy with your kids as they get older and tell them about their grandfather.


X2. Any way to adjust your budget to keep it and get something family-friendly?
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post Oct 11 2017, 12:39 PM
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We sold 7 of 9 due to storage issues. Even though we have 3 other 914's an Austin Healey and a 912 I still regret it. With the connection to your dad and what he went through I can see where this is a tough decision. I know you will make the right one for your family.
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post Oct 11 2017, 01:36 PM
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To me, a 993 is not a big enough car to go on road trips with the family?
Ya takin any luggage in the 993? Not much if you do.
Get a VW GTI for road trips if you still want a fun car with a little room for people and luggage.
Your 914-6 is special and irreplaceable.
Don't sell it and figure out a different solution.
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post Oct 11 2017, 01:44 PM
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SELL IT... to me for a good price (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
I will take good care and if you want it back in 10 years you can have it back
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post Oct 11 2017, 01:50 PM
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Keep the six and find yourself a nice 951. As a kid I went on plenty of cross country road trips in the back seat of my dad's 951. And when I was older, I found out how fun it was to drive. I regret not buying it from my dad when he got his 993 cabriolet. Then more recently I regret not trying to buy his 993 when he traded it in for his 991.

If you do sell the six, find a good home for it, perhaps keep it in the MN region and keep in contact. That way if the new owner decides to sell it at some point, they'll offer it to you first. Like many others on here have said, it's irreplaceable, so keep it if you can.
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post Oct 11 2017, 05:49 PM
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I went through a similar dilemma two years ago when trying to decide whether not to sell a 77 930. I wanted a car that I could take on road trips. The 930 was not it. I sold the 930 at a good price and bought a 07 997 C2S. It is a great road trip car. Luckily, I have been able to keep my six. I sold a six in 1977 and regretted it. I will never sell my six. The 930 was a great car and I often miss it but I do not regret selling it.
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post Oct 11 2017, 08:29 PM
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Thanks all for the feedback. Obviously there are arguments for going both ways.

Admittedly I know I'll probably regret selling it and I probably don't have good reason to do so. It's not a financial burden. I have space to store it and a long winter ahead to fix things I want to fix. I'm sure I can lobby my wife to let me put a kid in the front seat. To that end, is there a more modern solution to strapping a kid in front?

I probably was out of my mind even thinking about selling...

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post Oct 11 2017, 09:53 PM
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I would never sell it. You can ad the 993 to the collection. Keep in mind if you did sell it you would have to pay dearly if you ever wanted another one as nice.
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post Oct 11 2017, 11:06 PM
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Damn it was cold that day! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bruce.gif)
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post Oct 12 2017, 09:46 AM
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Seems like selling is not a problem until you do so (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) ....then remember how much fun it was.
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post Oct 12 2017, 10:38 AM
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Yes the 993 (especially that S) are too small...sell them to me cheap and feel better about yourself (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I will need to get the rear body of my 356 coupe reinforced to allow for seatbelts when/if I can afford to get it repainted. I had a GREAT family classic '74 280C (5 seat coupe with 3-point belts, A/C, power windows etc) that I had to sell because I had too much stuff that wasn't working.
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post Oct 12 2017, 07:12 PM
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When ever I see a kid climbing out of the back of a father's 993, I think man you must really hate your kid. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) I will say this, your wife most likely has better judgement on this than you do.

Rule 1: listen to her.

Rule 2: see rule 1

I would keep the -6, as I am doing the same thing right now, and have thought about selling the EG33 project several times. I will never sell my father's -6, okay never is a really strong word, lets say I am highly unlikely to sell it, unless I was offered stupid money for it. For me stupid money has at least 8 places before the decimal. Then hell yeah I would sell it, then turn around and buy another one, rust repair it, chem strip it, EDM coat it, do the full restoration with the best parts, take it over to Dad and say TaDa, get in, lets go for a (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

But it is your car, and well your choice, I get thinning the heard.

BTW, why would you ask a bunch of 914 guys if they would sell a factory -6 unicorn (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif) If you want a different answer go ask in one the 993 forums (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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post Oct 12 2017, 07:16 PM
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Sell it.

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post Oct 12 2017, 07:34 PM
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Opinions are cheap, and everyone here has one.

I am 72. I can tell you looking back exactly what many here have said - find a way to keep it. Your dad's 993 isn't around - it's history - but this one is. Whatever $$$ it is worth (that you'd get selling it), it's worth 10x that - or more.

As many have said - if you sell it - you will always regret it. It has a long history with you, it's in your blood. BUT.......

It isn't just all the BS&T that you put into it. IT WAS YOUR DAD'S! It is FAMILY HERITAGE. It's something to pass on to your kids. It is HISTORY.

ALL that stuff is......PRICELESS.

If finances are at a crisis level, of course, you have to sell it.

If not, I strongly suggest finding a way to keep it while you get the family car you need.

Questions asked people that were dying proved the greatest regrets were not the bad things they had done - the greatest regrets were not doing the good things they had opportunity to do - but did not do. Of course I cannot say this is the case here.

But I like what someone else suggested: sit on it for 6 months and think about it. Even pray about it - how meaningful would it be to your kids to have this car around when you are gone? Their GRANDFATHER'S car. True, you never know - it might mean nothing to them. Then they sell it and get the $$$ - if cared for, it will only appreciate in value.

Just the thoughts of an old man who still thinks he is 20something and ride's 70's Triumph bikes......with most of my adult kids riding theirs behind me - while most of my peers are on the golf course......

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QUOTE(vintage914racer @ Oct 10 2017, 03:17 PM) *

Recently I've toyed with the idea of selling my factory 914-6 and getting something newer I can squeeze my family in and enjoy together as a family.

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post Oct 12 2017, 07:36 PM
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QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Oct 11 2017, 10:06 PM) *

Damn it was cold that day! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bruce.gif)


I remember the temp gauge in my truck read -33 degrees during part of the drive up. No matter how hard it tried the heater couldn't keep up.
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