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Thread: Driveability and collectability of sportomatics

  1. #21
    Lars... oy! That was a keeper. FWIW, most of us have made similar brilliant decisions at one time or another.
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    Another thread . . .
    http://www.early911sregistry.org/for...11t-Sportmatic

    . . . w/ an Emory-restored Targa


    Cabiglio frame, too
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    Any more Sportologists out there?

    Think I've read that these take a bit more maintenance/upkeep to use/live with. And parts are a challenge



    Anyone w/ experience to share?

    Expensive?

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    They're incredible to drive.

    I really do mean that.


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    I have a few different Porsche rides and wanted to try one of the Sportos after all the press they got, good and bad. I love mine and really enjoy driving it! Working on it and parts have been pretty easy too, so no complaints from that side either. I would buy another and do not shy away from them when looking at new toys, I am keeping mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    They're incredible to drive.

    I really do mean that.
    incredible as in fun? or incredible as in not credible?

    and how do you feel about DSG?
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    Back to the OP question - these do appear to have a more narrow market than conventional gearbox cars. Maybe buy it if you like the driving experience as opposed to basing a decision on collectibility.

  8. #28
    About 15 years ago I drove a sportomatic and I mean this sincerely, I hated it. The experience felt like I was missing a leg. I couldn't get over the missing left leg operation, I felt like I was going to ruin something each time I switched gears. The gearshift wobbled wildly and it was like something I didn't want to touch.

    Perhaps it's the right choice for some but I would pass on a sportomatic because I enjoy the concert of shifting.

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    i just found a 72T sporto that has been stashed away for over 30 years.
    Looking forward to geting it running again but it is in such nice condition that i might sell it as it is too perfect for me to get dirty!
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    A sepia sporto...

    Of course it's been stashed away for 30 years; an awful experience to drive it or be seen in it.


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