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Old 10-05-2010, 01:35 PM
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Ahh, the car has a European history!

Jim needs Berlitz.

(Reverse situation, but the point still applies)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK5RkV7OJUI
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Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
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
This is great, thanks Nicole!
Looks like we have a cover girl...
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So glad this car is in the hands of a lister. WHAT A FIND! Congrats, and good luck with the restore!
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I heard the early 928's were much lighter than the later production runs... I think your idea of gutting it and making it into a track car is an awesome idea LOL















P.S. ...kidding..kidding nice find.. I'll dig through my stack of car mags to see if I can find a copy of that R&T issue...
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^^^^
LOL Tom. I'm thinking that hybrid motor FS is sounding goooood...

Or a GB stroker like David H said....

Oooooo, Greg Brown! How about a Greg Brown engine and tranny restoration. Greg... ya out there?
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This is very very cool.
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^^^^ (so is that)
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
This is great, thanks Nicole!
Looks like we have a cover girl...
Be good to your mail man in the next few days...

No, he won't bring a Motor Revue, but I'm sure you'll love what you see...
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Jim,
this is an incredible find and I wish I had had the time to talk to you more about it at Frenzy
this does really help more define production at early stages, if Porsche recognizes vin 16 as #6 production then true sequence is off 10 cars, I'll account for this when tracking them
when you get it back east let me know, I'd love to look at a few things
here's hoping a few more early cars pop out of the woodwork
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Very cool. 6
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Hi Jim,

thanks for your mail - I'll answer you separately. Thought, some things might interest the others as well:

The car you recalled was the pace-car that sits on my buddy Joe's yard. First registered Feb 10.1977, VIN 20. If you compare the reg plates - both are very close and typical for the factory that time (S-CX 2141).

Sadly, she has been resprayed and the following owners 'pimped' her with spoilers and side-markers, which has been the most tricky thing to get the original front wing without hole - Porsche had only one left in stock, so we're still searching a right front wing...

The pics I've got are showing the car as we found her - if you don't know it from the docs, you would never ever recognize her. It really was a lucky shot.

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PS: I might have a new km speedo

Cheers

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Awesome find Jim, you will have fun with this one.

Screw the stroker, a car this special deserves a Renegade LS1 conversion!

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LOL Tom. I'm thinking that hybrid motor FS is sounding goooood...

Or a GB stroker like David H said....

Oooooo, Greg Brown! How about a Greg Brown engine and tranny restoration. Greg... ya out there?
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Default Updated preproduction car post with PICs

Thanks everyone for the great responses!

Marc, thanks for posting pics of the Lemans car "Number 10" (SN 00020).
Amazing the transformation that car has went through over the years.
Looking forward to making and keeping touch with Joe.

Nicole, You have definitely piqued my interest!
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Default "Number Six" wins oldest 928 award!

I'm very excited to announce that Number Six was chosen by Porsche as the oldest 928. This was done as parts of their 60th Anniversary.



Link to award recipients in 11 categories - oldest 356, 911, 912, 914, 924, 928, 944, 968, Boxster, Cayenne

Dear Jim,

We are pleased to announce that your Porsche has been selected as the oldest of its kind in America! As a winner, you will receive a very special “Historical Vehicle” badge from the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Thank you for sharing your Porsche passion and celebrating our 60th anniversary with us by participating in the My Porsche Classic Search Contest.

Congratulations!

Sincerely,
Porsche Cars North America

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It's too bad they won't offer you a free Porsche Classic restoration on it
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