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Old 11-16-2013, 12:26 AM
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idart, the barren pits of Aspen looks just like the Rocky Peak raceway pic I sent you last year. I recall a similar '75 turbo at Riverside poc/pca time trials in the 70's as well.
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Originally Posted by Maltese Falcon View Post
idart, the barren pits of Aspen looks just like the Rocky Peak raceway pic I sent you last year. I recall a similar '75 turbo at Riverside poc/pca time trials in the 70's as well.
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Marty, was it your photo posted on Pelican? My ’75 930 behind the 911 Electra Banana at Woody Creek Raceway in Aspen Colorado.

In addtion to the Alpine PCA region, Fred Veitch was active in the Riverside PCA so it may have been at the Riverside poc/pca time trails as well.

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Old 11-16-2013, 02:28 AM
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Rich, yes that was my photography posted up there on Pelican, as luck would have it...your 930 just got into the frame. I was friends with the owners of the Electric Banana, and in between pit work I would always have a camera ready for a photo op. We traveled to Sears Point, Laguna Seca, Willow springs, Riverside. The Banana was a solid runner, although just a carb'd 2.5L it was light and Tom Marx and Marc Rothman drove it at 110%...FAST ! After the Banana, they bought Paul Newman's 3.0 RSR for club racing, that was a rocket !
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:50 PM
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Rich and Phil,
Thanks for 2 incredible stories and sharing 2 beautiful cars. These “Dealer Finds” beat most Barn Finds I’ve seen by miles! Wishing many years of enjoyment to you both.
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I hope I’m not hi-jacking this thread but I can blame Baron for asking about my ’75 930.

Bud, you got me thinking about my other 930 “Dealer Find” so I dug out my paperwork on my 1979 930. It was 1989 and I had been looking for a 930 for a while and really wanted a 1986-1988 but they were too much money for my budget (1989’s were really expensive since they were brand new). I picked up a copy of “Deals on Wheels” and saw a silver 1979 advertised in St Paul, Minnesota. When I went into the dealership to take a look, it was a beautiful sight. The silver 930 with black and red two-tone interior looked amazing and they had the original window sticker taped to the rear window. I bought the car and drove it home the next day. I couldn’t believe the power it had on the highway. I was cruising along the freeway and there was a group of about six cars I was closing on fast (really fast). Just when I was about to overtake the group, I noticed a highway patrol car in the front of the group. I slowed and tucked in behind the trailing car thinking I was not noticed. Soon after the lights came on the highway patrol car and he came behind me and pulled me over. He didn’t have me on radar (or VASCAR) and I didn’t overtake him so all he could do was warn me for excessive “speed” but no fine.

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I'm surprised you didn't try telling him, "Geeze Officer, I was just turning 3200 on the tac when all of a sudden, BANG, I think my throttle got stuck!" Gotta Love the Lag! lol
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This thread is getting more fun by the minute. I was driving through Iowa at a high rate of speed in my GF's LT1 vette and was coming up over a hill (probably only one in Iowa) and I almost rear ended a state trooper, needless to say he was not amused but could not ticket me either as I coming from behind. He drove for 20 miles about 2 feet off my rear bumper.
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Hey Phil,

Congrats on the new car!!! Keep us updated with pix and more of the background story. Love to hear cool stories like this!!!

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It also turns out car was originally brown, I found some small areas where I could find original paint, looks very interesting. It will be a fun project seeing if I can get car repainted in original PTS color. I'll need to follow up with owner to see if they have pictures of car in original color.
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You could remove the respray. It might not be a concours finish but you never know and it's only PTS once!

This a lot easier to do than you would imagine and worse case scenario you have a better surface for the respray.
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I've thought about that, unfortunately the re-spray was pretty damn through, it might not be a big deal getting paint off outside area's but I would think getting off of underside of hood, door jambs etc. would be a royal pain.
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Update on old thread - the original color of car is called Dark Taupe Metallic, it is confirmed as a one of one 3.0 turbo in that color, in Ryan's new book. Currently being re-painted in original color. I'll post some pics once new paint is applied.

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Hey Phil were you able to match the paint from the body (I know you were having trouble) or is there a color sample of all PTS cars in the turbo new book? I haven’t received mine yet. Looking forward to photos of this unique paint color.
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We found some original paint that we color matched. I've tried like hell to take pics of panel spray out but I can't capture color. It's a very dark metallic brown with some gold and bronze metal flake, should be amazing when done.
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Oh got it, good luck with the paint process, two-stage metallics can be tricky.....keep us posted..
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Fantastic Phil! Here are a few of mine taken today during their monthly exercise.



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Jamie,

How do you like the Lotus, quite a different ride than I Porsche I would guess.

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