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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm 
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i cant remember how old i was when i first saw a porsche 911 and wanted one!!!! i have never been able to afford one so over the past couple of years i started looking for a covin!!! they were either too much or too far away until last week when i bought one off ebay and it was only 10 miles away.... but was i lucky or unlucky because it needs a lot of work!!! ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0537472107

oh what have i let myself in for!!! :smt003


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:42 am 
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Hi h2odpv,
Here are my views;-
What have you let yourself into ?---- only you knows.
You must think HARD and HONESTLY about what you want out of it.( lots of hours ,lots of sacrifices ,lots of money, lots of frustration )
A Porsche is not a Covin, it pleases two different types of people.
With the Porsche you can have the fun that Porsche owners have by showing of your car and tell people how good the road holding is and how fast it is ,and unlike me most Porsche owners like to hear the ooos and aas from bystanders about their cars. You can basically go out and buy this glory and enjoy it.
With a Covin your are striving to replicate that Porsche feeling, but the joy lies elsewhere.
You can show of your own handywork and tell people you did it all on your own. (of course with the help of your friends here and they are good friends ). And that is much more rewarding than just owning the real thing The sky is the limit with regards to innovations and,it is a very personalised effort.
It is hard work and long lonely hours you spend with your car upsetting your family in the process.
You can build a car esthetical as good as the “P” and technically almost as good., but cost and time are the limiting factors.
Don’t expect to finish off your car in a month ,six months or even a years time it’s a life long effort
So if you are not the type of guy who can commit yourself to the task for many many months forget it. ------but the rewards are there---
I lost my Covin in a fire before I finished it and in that time I suffered a lot of hardship but I carried on long enough to realise what a pleasure the end would be and that why im starting from scratch again. Its not gonna be finished soon but who cares, with one thing at a time and one thing after the other I will get there.
Cheers baron


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:13 pm 
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Wise words ther Baron. Very well said :smt012

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Yes very wise words Baron. :smt012 theres always a modification to do on the covin or a tweek :smt002 ,but youll have the satisfaction the work was your input.

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Looks like a good buy! you can put your on mark on it colour,engine ect!
good luck! :smt012

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Welcome aboard and look forward to seeing lots of pictures of the Covin in the resto section :smt012

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