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Old 04-06-2018, 02:06 AM
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Another really cool car Andrew and of course the finest year of 928. I look forward to following your progress on this one.

Did you happen to see this thread from Ed? https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...d-auction.html Interesting article (post #3) in there about Brumos's mechanic with a picture of him working on a 928. Wonder if he ever worked on your car?
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Wow, that is a really early pearl white metallic 928!

Great save Droo, and what a neat piece of American Porsche history.
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Drooman - Not sure where in FL you are located but I'd be happy to lend a hand wrenching on this car if possible. I'm in Gainesville.

My dad bought his first Porsche 914 from Brumos in 1971 and had his next two (911 and 944) serviced there regularly. I saw Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood take many checkered flags at Sebring and Daytona with the Brumos Boosters Brigade back in the 1970s and recall when Deborah tried her hand at the wheel in the 80s. This is a really nice piece of history you've found.
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I'm only aware of two other pearl 928s.. Jim's S4 and The Sheik's

Pearl became available as a color offered by Porsche starting in the 1986 model year: L947 perlmuttweiss. This car (build date 1/84) has L999 for a paint code (paint to sample) The first pearl car produced by Porsche to my knowledge was the 1983 959 prototype in the museum. .. making this 928 very early in the Pearl efforts by the factory. The first pearl "out the door" ? Time and research will hopefully tell.



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Originally Posted by GT6ixer View Post
Another really cool car Andrew and of course the finest year of 928. I look forward to following your progress on this one.

Did you happen to see this thread from Ed? https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...d-auction.html Interesting article (post #3) in there about Brumos's mechanic with a picture of him working on a 928. Wonder if he ever worked on your car?
Maybe... This car was at Brumos from 1984 to 1990, during part of Mr Leatherwood's time there.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by drooman View Post
I'm only aware of two other pearl 928s.. Jim's S4 and The Sheik's

Pearl became available as a color offered by Porsche starting in the 1986 model year: L947 perlmuttweiss. This car (build date 1/84) has L999 for a paint code (paint to sample) The first pearl car produced by Porsche to my knowledge was the 1983 959 prototype in the museum. .. making this 928 very early in the Pearl efforts by the factory. The first pearl "out the door" ? Time and research will hopefully tell.
I know of quite a few Pearl White cars, actually. I can recall a few 85-86s, an S4 that a friend looked at a few years ago, and one North American '95 GTS. There are at least two other GTSs painted Pearl White (one in the UK and one in Japan).
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Nice find, Andrew. Congratulations

I really like the interior.
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Originally Posted by z driver 88t View Post
Drooman - Not sure where in FL you are located but I'd be happy to lend a hand wrenching on this car if possible. I'm in Gainesville.

My dad bought his first Porsche 914 from Brumos in 1971 and had his next two (911 and 944) serviced there regularly. I saw Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood take many checkered flags at Sebring and Daytona with the Brumos Boosters Brigade back in the 1970s and recall when Deborah tried her hand at the wheel in the 80s. This is a really nice piece of history you've found.
Certainly appreciate the offer, God knows I'll need it. The commute may be a turn off for you though the car is in Connecticut now.
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Old 04-06-2018, 03:55 PM
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I was able to find a former owner from 1991 who was kind enough to mail me (in the mail) photos (from a film camera) he took of the car in '91. The car spent its whole life in Jacksonville from 1984-2018 under four owners (one owned it twice)



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The headrest treatment is part of the Brumos livery isn't it? Is there a way to determine if it was delivered that way or if it was added at the dealer? Very cool!
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The headrest treatment is part of the Brumos livery isn't it? Is there a way to determine if it was delivered that way or if it was added at the dealer? Very cool!
It is the Brumos colors of the 1980s. In 1980 Deborah changed the well known blue/red stripe scheme, made famous by the numerous racing successes of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood in the 60s and 70s, to Fuchsia Blue and Yellow. Brumos had a local upholstery shop redo all four headrests on the new car shortly after delivery. The Fuchsia stripes on the seats have faded over the years but you can still see it. The new colors were "polarizing" and "controversial" to many, and were changed back to the original livery after she sold the dealership in 1990. She had at least one other 928 before this one, as pictured here at Daytona in 1982 wearing her signature stripes. Wonder where this one is sitting now?




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Awesome bit of history on this car, thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the resto!
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Looking forward to seeing it all cleaned up!
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:43 PM
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Cool car.

What's automatic about the automatic rr seat belts?
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Drew,

Great save! ;-)


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