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Old 03-30-2008, 02:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Vilhuer View Post
Is front suspension old or new design? Is ABS old or new style version (hub wheel teeth count)? Does option sticker list M593 option? 583 is code for ABS before it became standard.
Holy Doodle.... Couldn't tell you.... I'd asked if the boys could dig up the option sheet from the car, and was told they couldn't find it... They might not have looked too hard. I'd do it myself, but the car is about 6 hours plus a 2 hour ferry ride away.... It's not fittin' into my sked right now....lol..
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:13 AM
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Originally Posted by aggravation View Post
In the production process when does Porsche give a car it's number?

Is it possible a car is given the number in the early stages and then for whatever reason it's pulled from the line and sits unfinished for a time then is put back in the line to be completed with newer options that make the serial number seem out of sequence...
Another possibility Agg, but a probability?... Your guess is as good as mine. Sounds reasonable/plausable tho.....
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom. M View Post
What is the code on your engine?...If it's 28/45 or 28/44 it could be the low compression 32 valve motor available for AU and in Germany as catalyzed motor (available in 86 for those wanting a tax credit). As far as I know, all Euro 86's came with the big brakes.

Perhaps someone that knew this special ordered it that way from the factory...Porsche would do pretty much anything for money (and this was already being put on all euro's so no big deal to slap it on a random US car)..
Huh... y'know Tom, you might have something there... Sorry, don't know the engine code, and the car came out of Cali in 1996 to Canada, same owner since then...BUT... (and I really couldn't tell you if it makes ANY difference) who ever wrote the build sheet on the car really went to town, I mean they loaded 'er up but good. Rear air, sunroof, 5spd... what the hey... may as well put the big brakes on too!!
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:57 AM
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VIN says its normal '86.0 US model and thus should have S brakes and suspension. Anything is possible and it might have gotten other parts from factory but there would have to be solid proof of this for it to believable.

My previous message should obviously say 593 is code for ABS before it became standard.
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My understanding is all ROW 86’s came with big brakes and S4 suspension, ABS standard. Could be yours was supposed to be ROW but colour combination was a rush order for US. Have visited the Porsche factory and doubt this would happen now but our cars are 31 years old. I don’t think they got to vin 1000 and totally changed, there would be some crossover.
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Norm its been 2009 since the OP posted last.
thread is from 2008
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