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Old 02-28-2012, 02:18 PM
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Default My 40th Anniversary of Porsche ownership!

February 28, 1972.

I was living in Jacksonville FL at the time and bought a Slate Gray 912 with red interior from Brumos Porsche....for $2200. Those were the days.

Now as an old retired geezer I'm driving Porsche #21. Actually, it's the 17th one I bought but it outlasted #'s 18-21.

It's been a great ride and I've made a lot of great Porsche friends over the years, most recently a German gentleman who is a true air-cooled Porschephile. GrŘ▀e, mein guter Freund Robert!

So, Happy Anniversary to me!

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:22 PM
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Congrats-that's a long time!
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Wow. Quite an achievement. It is a testimony to Porsche. Here to many more years of continued addiction ...
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Outstanding! Your present ride is a keeper.
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Originally Posted by cmat View Post
Outstanding! Your present ride is a keeper.
That's probably true! I've had several inquiries asking if it would sell it but every one has run like the wind when I tell them that I deleted the air conditioning. The ironic thing is that the factory air on these cars is marginal, especially down South, without expensive upgrading.

Fortunately I am in love with this car. It is, for me, exactly what a 911 should be - a gen-U-wine sports car, not a bloated GT car with a plethora of electronic nannies.

With that said, if there will ever be Porsche #22 in the garage, it will be a zero option 981 Cayman R. Well, I might opt for A/C...
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:32 PM
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Congrats Jack!

It is a great thing that you were able to experiance so many models over the years! How old were you in 72'? $2,200 sounds relatively cheap compared to themaverage car of the day, unless I am mistaken. Was it used?
I was born in 70' and I remember that my Father bought a new 72' Corolla that was in that price range.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:03 PM
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Sounds like you have had a very good ride, congratulations. Here wishing you many more years, so you can get to know them a bit better.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SARGEPUG View Post
Congrats Jack!

It is a great thing that you were able to experiance so many models over the years! How old were you in 72'? $2,200 sounds relatively cheap compared to themaverage car of the day, unless I am mistaken. Was it used?
I was born in 70' and I remember that my Father bought a new 72' Corolla that was in that price range.
I was 23 when I got the 912. Yes, it was a used (5 years old) 912 4-speed that was traded on a new 2.4 911T. The VIN is 453551. I wish I knew where it is today.

To give you an idea of pricing back then, later that year Brumos had a '67 330GTC Ferrari that someone traded in that I could have bought for $3800. It was pretty rough, though.

The one I wish I could have bought was a 1965 Ferrari 275GTB shortnose that was traded in on a new Pantera at the Lincoln-Mercury dealership on Cassat Ave. in Jacksonville. It was silver/black and was in very nice shape. It had a Ferrari Owners Club decal on the windshield.

The price on the windshield was $5100. Even then, that was a steal.

I had just bought the 912, I was living in an apartment and was making less than $10K a year, so the math just didn't work out. Plus, there wasn't a Ferrari dealer anywhere near Jax in those days. Every time I see a 275GTB on a TV auction, I think of that silver one. And I really am not a Ferrari fan.
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Well, Jack, here's to 40 more years of Porsche ownership
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The old pics would be very very cool to see. Congratulations!!!
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:15 AM
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I posted this collage pic of some of the eariler ones I had on that 'other' Porsche forum, but here it is.

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Is the red one an "S"? Love the silver longhood!
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:23 AM
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The Peru Red shorthood is a '74 911 (non-S) with a '75 Carrera tail that I ordered from the parts dept. at the dealer.

The longhood at the bottom is a 1972 911T/V (vergasser = carbureted) originally delivered in Italy. It is Tangerine. The quickest T I 've ever driven.

The silver longhood is a '72 911E with factory sport seats, S trim, Bilsteins, no radio or A/C. That one was one of my top favorites of alll of them. I auto-x'd it very successfully, got a few TTOD's.
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