Audette drop-in LED buckets. I made a version of those for my 964. Another option (if you're hands-on) is a projector fitment kit that provides a very nice shroud that fills in the bucket.
Saw your links in the BaT thread. I, for one, am Jealous of your garage space, not just the cars. A true dream garage.
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His: 18 Tiguan Ltd DBP, 2.0T Tipronic (18k): 18" (RML) 1552 Snowflakes
Hers: 07 MK5 CW 4dr,2.5L std (147k) GTI dampers/DG Springs
Daughter's: 13 B7 UG Passat 4dr, 2.5L Tiptronic (87k)
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
First congrats on the purchase, a friend has sent the link to this early on and I was drooling over the potential.
I love the tech of a modern light but the crystal clear lens just doesn't work on everything. Even something as basic as my jeep the clear glass lights can make a nice actual quality aftermarket light seem cheap due to the lack of fluting.. even if the fluting would make it function worse it just needs it sometimes for the look.
Like the compromise on the green car a lot, the red car I think looks much much better, but man that green car seems to nail function and form.
Pepita sounded great when I first read your post but then I saw that it's running ST seats with that nice almost OEM-ish fabric. Now I'm conflicted .
Anything, including 2 maglites are better than the H5s, I am shocked how bad the stock US lights are.
Dave- can't wait to see what you do with this car. I had my eye on this as my wife (!) was talking about how it would be nice to add another aircooled 911-- but there's just no way to have another car right now. Glad it is going to you so I can see what you do with it!
The previous owner of my 964 contacted me a few years after purchase wondering if I'd be interested in selling and I felt so bad telling him there was no chance. Wife is due in 5 weeks and the plan is to take the baby home in the 964!
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Originally Posted by Surf Green
OK, so it is a week later and the car arrived today! Short story is this: I think I got the bargain of the year. I love this thing, it is an amazing hoot to drive! But first... how we got here.
The BaT auction closed on Thursday May 16 at 1:30 pm. Within an hour I was on the phone with the seller getting things squared away. Amazingly nice guy, super helpful, he just wants the transaction to go well and for me to love the car. By the next day, Friday morning, I have wired him the money and he immediately confirmed it arrived by 1:00 pm his time, less than 24 hours after the auction closed. He placed all the ownership documents in FedEx on Friday and I had them Saturday morning. Friday afternoon, I called US Luxury Shippers (Jackie, great guy) and they arranged a super-nice high-end enclosed trailer (used for Pagani, Lambo, etc). I had quotes from $2100 to $3400 to move this car from CT to CA, and this one was smack in the middle, but with a known truck and an involved shipper. Since they had a good rep, did lots of high-end cars, i decided too go with it. Within a couple hours. they then arranged to pick the car up the very next day. How cool is that?!? The truck arrives on time, at noon in Connecticut on Saturday May 18. Photos and video are taken, car is inspected and off it goes. They promise me the car by May 25 (one week) and nicely enough, they contact me several times along the way to give me updates. Five days later, they call me and tell me it will be delivered on Friday May 2 between 8 am and 10 am. Sure enough, the car shows up at 10 am (driver calls me 30 minutes in advance) and we arrange a drop off point under the freeway not far from me.
Here's what I see once the trailer opens up (the driver explains that this is a $400K top-of-the-line trailer!).
I'll post some videos later, but the trailer and driver were great,a nd we get the car down with no issues. She cranks right up and
Wow, that's a nice introduction to this car. Probably going to be too loud for CA, and I'll [post more later on my efforts with regard to emissions (it's moving along).
So, I drive the 1/4 mile to my house and I'm absolutely in love. The steering is far lighter than my 1985 Turbo. I don't sense a lot of push in the corners, but I'm not moving too hard. The engine sounds great, and the exhaust is fun. The interior is far better than I thought, it really is perfect (except for the headliner).
So, I get her into the garage and settle her in with the rest of the crew. My first job: replace the yellow headlamp lenses with the clear ones that the seller included in the sale. More to come, but for now, just here ya go...