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Old 08-19-2007, 10:31 AM
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It was 140 cars ROW as compared to the Weissach (I have one of those as well) at 205 US only.
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Old 08-19-2007, 05:18 PM
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IIRC there are a couple in Australia
for example, Graham Bates

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more importantly the more powerfull automatic gearbox
You have the one with the reduced transmission loss; like an afterburner??

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Sorry to drag up an old thread but one the 140 anniversary models just came up for sale in Switzerland; he is asking a high price so nobody has bid on it or probably will bid on it..
http://www.ricardo.ch/accdb/viewItem.asp?IDI=520001910
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I have a pair of Jubilee seats that I thought I would find a use for but haven't. I wonder if anyone is restoring one of these Sharks and is looking for seats? Cool car, Roger.
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Reprinted from Answers.com:

Another special edition 928 variant was the Porsche 942 made as a gift to Ferry Porsche on his 75th birthday in 1984. Its also known by name 928-4. It featured longer wheelbase than normal 928 production model including extended roof above rear seats to better accommodate tall passengers, at the time very advanced projector headlights, 5 liter 32 valve engine before it was introduced in US market 928 and so called S4 front and rear bumpers including lights two years before they came into 928 production model.

In 1986 Porsche together with tuning company AMG made few long wheelbase 928 specials with similar rear door arrangement as much later Mazda RX-8. Unlike 942, these had normal 928 headlights. One was presented to American Sunroof Corporation (ASC) founder and CEO Heinz Prechter. ASC was later partly responsible of making Porsche 944 S2 cabriolets.
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Originally Posted by Porsche web site
............a special series of 140 Porsche 928 S cars in a meteor metallic finish to celebrate the company’s 50th jubilee.
Does Meteor Metallic refer to a color or a paint process?
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Charley,
Thats the color.
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So it seems to read there were 140 Meteor Metallic Jubilee's built, and yet the ones I see here are all different colors.
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Originally Posted by Charley B View Post
So it seems to read there were 140 Meteor Metallic Jubilee's built, and yet the ones I see here are all different colors.
Back away from the bottle

Just ribbin' ya Charley.
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Hi Charley,
I am only aware of 2 in the States and one does not exist in its original form anymore.
They were all Meteor Mettalic.
Where are you seeing all these cars???????????
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As I am sure Roger knows, Porsche had more than one variation of the Meteor metallic color - The jubilee's were all the same (single) variation of the Meteor metallic color.
Where are you seeing these different Cars Charley? Any pink elephants?

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I thought I read a couple of the first Jubilee cars were painted a different color??

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Hi Dan,
The brochure states one color - however you never know - where did you see this?
Remember Porsche would paint it sky blue pink for the right money.
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I thought I read a couple of the first Jubilee cars were
 painted a different color??
I know a guy with a Jubilee that is a different colour; he believes it was repainted - mainly I think because the colour was not available in 1982

Look at 1982 in this link
http://www.landsharkoz.com/htm/g82.htm

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Originally Posted by Rpger
...............Charley, Where are you seeing all these cars???????????
As I said I'm just going by the ones mentioned in this thread:

The one Obersturm mentions is Silver.
The one in Australia is black (turns out to be a repaint).
Roger, your's looks Charcoal on my screen.
The Porsche site shows one in a very deep red.
The one Marton found on Ricardo.CH looks greyish.

Then again, I was tasting some wine on Saturday.
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