I'm new around here, and at the moment the nearest thing to a Speedster we have is our Audi TT Roadster, which is just about perfect for our needs, fast, economical, water tight, reliable, and just a bit boring.
We're at the stage of semi-retirement, somewhat confused by the global pandemic, and we have access to electric cars via a local car club (I also happen to be the chairman of the company that runs the car club), so in reality we don't actually need to own a car at all.
What we need is a toy, and maybe a bit of a project. We've found a newly completed Speedster at a decent price though it was built as a racer, so there are some issues we will need to address when we actually own the car. One major issue is that my wife hates the colour, so we will, eventually want to change the colour. Anyone have any experience of wrapping vs respray? My feeling is paint is a more long lasting option, but the finish on some wraps I've seen is very impressive and the cost savings not insignificant.
I don't think it has a heater, and if it does it's the beetle one, and having had a heater pipe failure on my 911 on the hottest day of the year and a 100 mile journey, I'm not sure I want hot air piped around the car so was wondering about an electric heater. Anyone got experience to share on these - prices seem to vary a lot.
The other aesthetic issue is the roll cage. Well made, rather tall, and a bit ugly. Was there ever a factory fit roll bar / cage or are all the ones we see one-offs? I realise that the screen won't offer any roll protection so a roll bar may not be totally effective in a roll over situation, but it may just help a bit to stop me being totally dead. Any recommendations in central UK for someone to design and make me a cage that looks nice.
I'm not sure how often we'll go out in the dark, but my 911 (964) lights were dreadful, so I'm imagining the lights will be like candles. It does have driving lights an I could take some liberties with bulbs in those, but I have seen a 1978 911 SC with LED headlights that looked like they may do the job. Again, has anyone done a LED conversion?
No doubt when I actually get the car, I'll have a lot of other questions.