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Old 03-10-2004, 12:09 PM
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Old 03-10-2004, 01:00 PM
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Reed,
That is a great find, thank you!!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:46 PM
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I've posted an update to this 2004 topic on the last 50 930's. Here's an image of the certificate and dash plaque from my 930. I thought the Ferry Porsche signature on the certificate might be an autopen but I now believe its original as it differs from certificate and signature posted by Reed. Ferry Porsche must have signed fifty of these blank certificates with VIN numbers (in ballpoint ink) before they were shipped to the U.S.

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Old 12-29-2011, 09:51 AM
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The seller claims the last 50 were signed by Ferry Porsche ever hear anything like that?
Yes they were
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:33 PM
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Both the certificate and plaque did not come with my car when I bought it many years ago; they're probably sitting in someones basement somewhere...
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:13 AM
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Dave,

Very cool that you have #1200. Was your car made in 12/1979?

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:53 PM
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Very cool that you have #1200. Was your car made in 12/1979?

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No, mine was made in 11/79. I have heard that it sat at the selling dealership for quite awhile after it arrived in the USA.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:36 AM
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Thanks Dave.

My car (1164) was also made in 11/79. The maintenance manual has a dealer acceptance date that matches the date on the last 50 certificate - 1/25/80. The “last 50”, Englewood Cliffs, NJ press release was also included with the paperwork that came with my car.

I guess the dash plaques all have December 1979 dates since the last production/shipment of cars occurred in 11/79. Makes you wonder if these plaques could have actually been made in Germany as the U.S. import dealership might not have insight on VINs and production dates for the last 50, 1979 models.

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:34 PM
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I was told by Porsche that Volkswagon of America - the importer of these cars back then - put the dash plaques together. I had written a letter to PCNA asking verification of my car being the last US car and asking about the plaque; they forwarded on my letter to Germany who gave me that info.
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#1200 circa '87 ...
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:29 PM
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What color is your '87?
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:54 AM
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Anthracite/Cork. It's '79 #1200 in the parking garage at Newberry Plaza in Chicago in 1987. Familiar?
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:03 PM
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Wow- what a surprise! That must have been just before the owner then traded it in. When I looked at those pictures I thought " that car looks like the same color mine is"; I was thinking that it was YOUR car! That's why I asked what color it was.

Did you know the owner of that car back then? If so, still in touch? It would be interesting to know the actual details of the early ownership of the car. It looked exactly like that when I bought it back in 1988 I believe - it even still had the P7's on it. Mileage was about 10k when I got it; now it just turned 62k. I got it from Isringhausen Motors down in Springfield; I think they took it on trade for a Ferrari (or so they told me). It had a few nicks and scrapes and a frozen front brake caliper then; probably the biggest mistake I made was passing on an aftermarket warranty from Isringhausen - put a lot of $ into repairs shortly after getting the car, mostly from lack of use I think.

Thanks so much for posting the pictures - very cool!
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Old 01-04-2012, 03:38 PM
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Cool you're getting your miles worth! It's a fun one, yes?!

I bought it from Bruce at the Porsche Exchange (formerly Lee Klinger) in '86 w/4K on the clock - never received any of the "last 50" stuff, btw - and sounds like Isringhausen gave you the correct info.

The car had sat for a bit previously, being deemed collectible prior to the return of the Turbo in '86. All I replaced as a result, though, were the oil return lines (painted the floor pretty good early one AM!). Regular oil changes was all it ever asked for, thereafter. It ran really well.

No nicks or scrapes that I recall - though had one small dent around a wheel opening that a good paintless guy I think could've managed if they had them back then. No brake issues, either - and the car was out pretty much every snow-free weekend (hence the 10K when it came to you).

My wife keeps the pics, and if I can master her decimal system and come across others, will scan and post.

Glad to hear it's with the right feller!
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Old 01-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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Thanks very much for the info on the car, I have enjoyed it quite a bit over the years. It still looks and runs great. I have replaced mostly just wear items with a few exceptions: Thermal reactors swapped out for B&B headers, K27 turbo when the original K26 blew a seal, muffler changed for a euro version when it developed leaks, a carrera oil cooler in place of the trombone cooler in the rf fender, oil fed cam chain tensioners, lowered and corner-weighted suspension, original radio changed to Sony. I have kept everything that came off the car with the exception of filters, plugs and brake pads. About two years ago I had the engine resealed and new synchros put in trans. I have always stored it winters so it's never seen salt. It is still a gas to drive !
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