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Old 10-04-2010, 09:45 PM
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Very cool find!
So, this car had no front marker lights stock? It doesn't have the typical behind the front wheel opening lights of a euro, and I'd imagine the rest were from the federalization process.
I like the single mirror look!
As it left Porsche, it had no side markers of any kind... and no rear foglamp.
No AC
No rear wiper is slightly unusual too.

When it was fedralized, headlamps were changed, speedo changed, and US corner markers were added.
In 1991, cats and smog equipment were added to allow the car to reside in CA (San Juan Capistrano). I'm not yet sure if the car had a factory smog pump. Early engine pics would lead me to believe it did.
I have H4's for it, along with a downpipe section from an '80 ROW.
Just have to double check p/n for that.
I have to find a KMH speedo and front electric fan.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:48 PM
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Cool, very cool to say the least.
What a nice find you got there!!!
Please post as many pictures as you can to show us that piece of the 928 history.
I REALY love those kind of "resurection" thread.
Thank you very mutch for sharing that with us.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
Tass,
Interesting and gracious offer!

The letter also reads "(color not recorded)" which to me means they were guessing.

I spoke with Rob Budd at the Frenzy, and he has the stuff to do the job.

We also spoke about the whether or not it necessary to be "all original" to the n'th degree. Can liberties be taken?

I have to do alot of research on original restoration. Long way to go.
Experience and opinions are welcome!
Keep it original Jim, no liberties. It's a unique car and probably one of the few survivors from the original 10.

Congrats on the purchase and good luck with the restoration.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:18 PM
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Jim-

Ron Perry (perryS4) was a staff photographer at R&T, he might be able to put you in touch with Joe Rusz. I have the R&T 1977-94 road test compendium, I can make a scan of it for you.
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:27 PM
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^^^^^^
Thanks for the offer Rob.
I have it as well and have scanned it as well.
I must say I wouln't have had the know-how to buy this car if it wasn't for all the 928 books I'd collected over the years. That and Rennlist were indispensible.
I remember Perry... just recently sold his S4 beauty. I hope he get another one someday... nice guy!
Could you make contact with him on my behalf?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:42 PM
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Apparently he's still on rennlist, last here the 22nd:

https://rennlist.com/forums/members/16064-perrys4.html

There are links there for private messaging or emailing him.
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Thanks Rob and Bronto.
Just sent Perry an email.
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Jim,
Congrats, I'm looking forward to seeing the updates on this resto!
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Old 10-05-2010, 12:10 AM
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Worth restoring.... A show piece for sure. Porsche is going to want it back when your done.
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Did you know about this?

https://porsche.promo.eprize.com/60y...classic_search

Porsche NA is looking for old ones like this.
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Old 10-05-2010, 01:40 AM
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Jim, First , great talking about the car with you at Frenzy. Second Thanks for considering my shop for the exterior restoration. It is one that deserves the whole nine yards!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by bronto View Post
Did you know about this?

https://porsche.promo.eprize.com/60y...classic_search

Porsche NA is looking for old ones like this.
Bronto,
Thanks.
I submitted it last week and last submissions were taken Sept. 30th.
Winner TBD by to this week, posted to the website next week.

PCNA is looking for the older 928 in the US to commemorate Porsche's 60th anniversary.
They are using "retail age" documents to make their determination.
I did not have any retail age documents to submit. Instead I sent the 2 page Porsche letter.
We will see...

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Originally Posted by Kevin Michael View Post
Jim, First , great talking about the car with you at Frenzy. Second Thanks for considering my shop for the exterior restoration. It is one that deserves the whole nine yards!
Kevin
Kevin,
I saw the work you did on Kevin's and Gary's 928!
I would agree the whole nine yards are in order, I'm just not sure what that entails.
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This car was featured in the annual German Motor Revue magazine 1977/78

Do a search on German eBay!

Here are two examples:
http://cgi.ebay.de/Motor-Revue-Jahre...item230a769bc1
http://cgi.ebay.de/Motor-Revue-Jahre...item5ada299a0d
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^^^^^^^
NICE!!! I love having a car that has been featured in a magazine!
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