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    New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    Do you guys think it is a good idea to convert toyota MRS spyder into porsche Boxter?

    The reason is:
    Porsche Boxter is very rare and expensive here in Indonesia .
    The wheelbase is almost the same.
    MRS: 96.5
    BOXTER: 95.2

    Thanks for your guys time

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    Not economical here in the states but maybe good for you in Indonesia. May still be more economical to export one from a country where they are cheaper. Just a thought, never really investigated. I don't know how expensive it is to import into Indonesia, it is certainly cheap and painless to export from.

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    Thanks for the reply, it really cost loads of money to import one coz the import duty here is 300% of the actual brand new price.

    So, it will look good to convert mrs to porsche boxter?

    Cheers

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    might as well go for the porsche GT if youre going to go through all that trouble. a much more expensive car. a used boxter here can be purchased at the same price of a new honda (~23k us). nothing special here.
    -Rob

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    how much is the price of the GT kit and can you refer me the company?

    also, i just noticed that the wheelbase of GT is 107.5 while toyota MRS's is 96.5.

    This means i need to stretch the car right?


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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    I can get a Boxster here cheaper than the Toyota and the Boxster is more plentiful funny how that works. If I make another kit car I think I will use a Boxster for the Donor. I have not seen one but some one in the US is using them for donors would be nice to see a build here of one on a 430 or the later 360. I did see a 360 picture here of a kit that looked like the Boxster on the front end. I also need to see hoe hard they are to stretch to correct wheelbase.
    www.kikkerbikes.com

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    This one uses the Porsche Boxster for a donor to build the Carrera GT


    The Car Factory
    4445 Micco Road
    Micco, Florida 32976
    (321) 431-8120
    www.kitcar.cc
    Porsche Carrera GT kits start at $6,500; Turnkey $40,000 + your Boxster
    www.kitcarlist.com

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    This one uses 1984-1988 Pontiac Fiero for a donor to build the Carrera GT


    Triangle G
    12214 Miranda St
    North Hollywood, CA 91607
    (818) 769-1624
    www.triangleg.net
    www.kitcar.com/triangle
    Manufactures Porsche Carrera GT
    www.kitcarlist.com

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    Those are the only Porsche Carrera GT kits I know of, and since neither use the MR2 as a donor, and no one makes a Boxster kit that I know of, you might be better off using your MR2 to build a different type of kit. See... http://www.kitcarlist.com/
    www.kitcarlist.com

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    Re: New Idea, what do you guys think? Comment Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Epic
    carrera GT is ~$700k US if I remember correctly.
    A Porsche Carrera GT was almost that when first introduced. Now they are closer to $500K. Compare that to only $20K for a used Boxster.
    www.kitcarlist.com

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