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Old 02-12-2018, 02:57 PM
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There were 37 Canadian market '87 5-speeds that did NOT have sport seats. Any other options that you remember it having (or not having)?
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Originally Posted by Adamant1971 View Post
Has he changed insurance companies? If not they may have a record of the VIN.
Yeah, and none of us have lived there for 25 plus years......Dad doesn't have jack except for memories.
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There were 37 Canadian market '87 5-speeds that did NOT have sport seats. Any other options that you remember it having (or not having)?
Wow, that is a super low number.

Car did not have sport seats. Also, it had the side molding. Wing did NOT fold. I'm wracking my brain here. Wheels were standard but chromed or high polished. Had an aftermarket talking alarm....ugh. It was still the 80s, LOL. It was a pretty basic car all said.

Also, were all those 37 Venetian blue?
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:29 PM
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I don't have any information about the color codes on these cars- The only cars all colors are known for are the US model GTSs, '93-95. All 37 of these Canadian '87s had rubstrips- with minor exception, they're all pretty much optioned the same- Reno radio, rubstrips, sunroof, LSD. 2/3 of them had heated seats, . There's some fuzziness on when the folding wing thing stopped, it was around serial # 1300-1350 or thereabouts. Most (28) of the 37 are after serial # 1300, for whatever that's worth.

Here are the post-1300 VINs, maybe you can get a list of the blue ones from the Alberta DMV?

[url=http://www.servicealberta.com/vehicle-information-report.cfm

WP0JB0921HS861321
WP0JB0925HS861337
WP0JB0927HS861338
WP0JB0929HS861339
WP0JB0924HS861345
WP0JB0927HS861372
WP0JB0923HS861384
WP0JB0928HS861414
WP0JB0929HS861440
WP0JB0926HS861458
WP0JB0926HS861461
WP0JB0920HS861472
WP0JB0923HS861482
WP0JB0921HS861514
WP0JB0929HS861678
WP0JB0922HS861716
WP0JB0921HS861884
WP0JB0923HS861885
WP0JB0925HS861886
WP0JB0929HS861888
WP0JB0921HS862002
WP0JB0927HS862005
WP0JB0923HS862194
WP0JB0923HS862227
WP0JB0925HS862228
WP0JB092XHS862242
WP0JB0926HS862416
WP0JB0924HS862477
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Wow, this is friggin awesome. Rob, I'm in your debt.

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that would be pretty cool if you could find the exact one.. but that is really looking for a needle in a haystack
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Hell, we'll have this settled by dinner.
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Originally Posted by 928sg View Post
that would be pretty cool if you could find the exact one.. but that is really looking for a needle in a haystack
I think you are underestimating the ingenuity, persistence and overall insanity of this bunch of wierdos.

Mainly the insanity part of it. It's an impossible task.
Which means some on here will take it as a personal challenge.
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I have not done it myself, but I understand that changing the piping is a very do-able thing. I understand how you feel. I would really love to own a house my dad built. Sadly, it is thousands of miles from where I live, but I still think about it.
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^ I find the older I get the more I want to recreate my youth. Common, I guess.

A 1987 928S4 was a big part of that youth; the feel and smell of it and how tight it was when it was brand new was pretty amazing for a kid....
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Originally Posted by Catorce View Post
^ I find the older I get the more I want to recreate my youth. Common, I guess.

A 1987 928S4 was a big part of that youth; the feel and smell of it and how tight it was when it was brand new was pretty amazing for a kid....
Damn, I bet!! I truly hope that you can find the exact car. That would be very cool.
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^Yeah so I have begun to think that finding the ACTUAL car would be really cool. I knew the sales manager at the dealership pretty well because he went to all the PCA events. Guess what? He is STILL the sales manager at the dealership! Edmonton only has one dealership.

I wrote him today and asked him if they had records on the car that have the VIN....hoping they do, but that was pre-internet days. My dad actually bought the 928 at a nearby BMW dealership - it was a trade in (almost new), and then he TRADED the 928 in at the dealership for a brand new 993 probably 3-4 years later.

Fingers crossed that they have something on it.

What is funny is that even though I am a 911 guy, I have no desire to track down his 993 or his turbos. It's the 928 that held a REALLY special place in my heart. If I could find it, no matter how bagged it might be, that would rule!
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^Yeah so I have begun to think that finding the ACTUAL car would be really cool. I knew the sales manager at the dealership pretty well because he went to all the PCA events. Guess what? He is STILL the sales manager at the dealership! Edmonton only has one dealership.

I wrote him today and asked him if they had records on the car that have the VIN....hoping they do, but that was pre-internet days. My dad actually bought the 928 at a nearby BMW dealership - it was a trade in (almost new), and then he TRADED the 928 in at the dealership for a brand new 993 probably 3-4 years later.

Fingers crossed that they have something on it.

What is funny is that even though I am a 911 guy, I have no desire to track down his 993 or his turbos. It's the 928 that held a REALLY special place in my heart. If I could find it, no matter how bagged it might be, that would rule!
Someone posted on a thread that they had an 87 5 spd that was for sale as well and also in Edmonton. There could not have been too many 87 5 spds in the area. But I have no idea which thread it was or what his user name was.

Update: Found the thread, post #10
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Changing the piping is not expensive.
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