Sharing a car is a good way to lose a friend. Especially if there's a costly repair which one and not the other causes. On the odd occasion I've shared a tool with a friend, it never worked out. Family might work, but what if the friend wants out before you do? Or vice versa. Then it's a 27 year old car with shiny paint, but what's underneath? Are you prepared to have an engineers report, and have you checked out how you would insure a joint ownership car and what that would cost? I can tackle a lot of jobs on old cars and I've toyed with the idea of a classic 911, but in my opinion, the enjoyment you'll get from one could easily go sour with a big bill or two.
On the subject of justifying it - to yourself or others? My view has always been if you have the space and want it, and can afford it - just do it. If your friend won't play, go for a cheaper 911 on your own and get it out of your system. A mate of mine was desperate for a Jensen Interceptor. He knew the risks. I told him the same thing. Get one and you'll either love it or be rid within a year. It lasted a year. I had the same experience with my Gilbern Invader. A massive disappointment.
There you go. End of sermon.
PS - or chop the Morgan in in part ex.
Last edited by DaveW; 16/02/1405:35 PM. Reason: PS
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"Halfers", Ummm, personally I wouldn't go there. During the mid-sixties my daily drive was a 356 B coupe which I did enjoy but always felt somewhat ambivalent about. I don't think I would go back down that road again. Lustful ambitions, (women or automobiles)are always problematic. Seriously, I don't think anyone here can truly help solve your dilemma.
Bert & B1800 "Tis well enough to know how much to know; and when to know, not to know, too much."
My brother and I share a track day car and it has worked really well. Apart from consumables, we share ALL costs 50:50 and it has not been a problem. We have a monthly spreadsheet that spells out our 'investment' into the car and what we both owe!
For me if fractional ownership is the way to go to realise your dream, why not? Just make sure you're both clear on the rules and then I'd go for it David, but do keep us all in the loop!
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IMHO life is made up of a series of experiences; we only pass this way once and it's not a practice run... (Sorry to all those who have a belief and for expressing this on a Sunday ).
I enjoyed my 911, they are a special and different car that, if you can, you should experience at least once. Apologies again to all for this heresy on a Morgan stronghold
Also, if I understand correctly, your last two Morgans have been a similar colour of blue, so it is even the right colour
From the photos, it looks to be a lovely car, with quite a bit of restoration work done, especially on the interior. But, DaveW's cautionary words are well put. You'd need to get a thorough PPI / engineering inspection done on it first so you go in with your eyes open.
Finally, noting Brian's comments about successful sharing with his brother, sharing with a friend would not be on my agenda, personally I'd tend to lean more to DaveW's advice again here.
We are on our 5th and with modern cars I hate the current 911 c4s it is dropping in value by around £8000 a year + service,insurance and running costs. We're by a classic it should keep its price but repair bills could go though the roof