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Old 02-09-2019, 05:25 AM
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Lets see... Cars spanning 1990 - 1994?
1968 Firebird convertable
Several 240 Z's
72 911S
66 Ford F100 Pickup (The Green Reaper)
Several Merkur XR4 TI's and one Cosworth RS500
85 911 Cabriolet

Edit: Since this actually spans 85 - 94 for me, there were two Ford Bronco II's and another 66 Ford 1/2 ton pickup (Zeus the Wonder Truck) for thrashing about in the deserts of south Utah, plus (a Mini Cooper S and Ford UTE both in Australia) and a 67 911 that I still have stashed away.

This is a similar car to the Sierra Cossie...

droomans shop in Florida rebuilt one of my XR4TI engines after that time...

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 928 GT R View Post
Lets see... Cars spanning 1990 - 1994?
Cosworth RS500
I bet you regret selling that
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:15 AM
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Ha! No kidding... But I was spending 6 months per year in Australia at the time and could not ship it back to the states...

What I remember about it the most was how "tossable" it was, Handled brilliantly for it's day.

I have a set of headlights for one if you know anyone that needs them?
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Rover P6 - 2L, 4 cyl, SOHC, 2 valve, 2 x 2" SUs, 120HP, 4 speed, 4 wheel discs. Terrific long distance car, long soft springs, firm dampers. Even better when the BOP V8 arrived!

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Old 02-09-2019, 09:51 AM
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by islaTurbine View Post
I was -4.5 in 1978. What’s my prize?
I was -14 in '83
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:34 AM
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I have an 86.

Talk about a COP magnet!!

Back then I was driving a '77 Lancia Scorpion. Anyone familiar with them? I bought it as a present for myself on my birthday from a guy up in Kansas City after selling my '74 Fiat Spyder (that car had a LOT of stories!!)

Me Autocrossing my Fiat that I totally rebuilt and painted in my garage at 15
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This is what I drove around in 1979. The Fiat X 1/9 was a blast to drive, even during our winters. Alas, that was a bad decision on my part, the car was finished in 6 years, under-body rust killed it.
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Someting like this! I was 10 in 77!
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1987 944 Turbo grandprix white

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Not my car (AFAIK) - pic courtesy of

1986 Celica GT Hatchback. My first brand new car.

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In 1989, the year of my S4, was a year I could never imagine that someday I would own a 928! Back then, I had a 1986 Chrysler Laser XT and, in late 1989 I bought a demo Shelby Daytona with the Turbo II engine, both cars looked a LOT like the 928; down to the rear qtr windows being triangle shaped and hatchback!
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Stroll down memory lane! In 87 I had my second Roadrunner. I was 20 years old, and she was a 71 hemi pistol grip 4 speed with a high revving 340 small block. After a few months I lost oil pressure due to a snapped oil pump drive shaft. Some valve guide bits or something got jammed in it. Rebuilt the motor, went by the book from a Haynes manual. What a great mill! Thing would rev to 8 grand. Traded it to a buddy for a 67 Dart GT. Good times, learned a lot and was around that time I became aware of the 928 and thought I would never be able to have one.
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1978 Datsun me through 4 years undergraduate, 3 years of law school and 2 years of business school.
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