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Old 06-26-2012, 01:38 PM
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Imagine the current price difference between the very first 928 and the very first 911.

I'm guessing they are worlds apart.
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The museum expressed significant interest in #1 last year when Jim brought its existence to their attention. It is remarkable that Jim and that car found each other.
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The museum expressed significant interest in #1 last year when Jim brought its existence to their attention. It is remarkable that Jim and that car found each other.
Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
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Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
That's why you have a kink in your neck and bruised ribs.

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BTW, Check your PM's.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy V View Post
Imagine the current price difference between the very first 928 and the very first 911.

I'm guessing they are worlds apart.
No kidding! An historic 911 with similar provenance, in similar condition would be 5X what the museum offered me. Then again, it would be worth more following an appropriate restoration.

It was clear after talking to the museum that the don't value significant 928s on any level similar to their pedigreed brand of street cars.
They cited current 928 market value in our discussions, which led me to believe they didn't understand its significance, and/or weren't ready for it.

I can understand that. I'm not ready for it either, nor is the market.

I'm $100K away from a $50K car!
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A little late to the game, but clicked the link to this thread from a post about wheels. I don't know much about 928s but this is awesome! Richmond is only 50 miles from me. Not a technical wizard but would love to somehow help.
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Re-living this amazing find a year later.
What a great day.

I missed this quote on earlier re-reads --- it sums-up what the day seemed like and particularly describes No. 1's finder/owner, and maybe some of the rest of us that hunt and refresh old 928's:

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Far out, Jim! You're like the Indiana Jones of the 928 world...discovering lost time machines that were once feared as gone for good. Looking forward to watching the restoration of this irreplaceable piece of history.
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Originally Posted by Carrera51 View Post
... Richmond is only 50 miles from me. Not a technical wizard but would love to somehow help.
Don't need to be a tech wiz to sit back and kick some 34 year old tires!

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Re-living this amazing find a year later.
What a great day.

I missed this quote on earlier re-reads --- it sums-up what the day seemed like and particularly describes No. 1's finder/owner, and maybe some of the rest of us that hunt and refresh old 928's:
Wow Chris! Been a year since Locked & Loaded.

That will always be a great memory. Thanks for being an integral part of it!
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thanks for the good read and what an awesome find!

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You probably already know this by now, but it can get pretty humid inside one of those things, after a rain.

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Very happy to get #1 under better cover and protection.

Great value ($200) for this 20'x10' canopy from Costco.



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I appreciate your concern. Windows and side door stay open all the time. Plastic tarp under the car.

Considering its storage conditions for 20 years, prior to my ownership... I think its doin' alright.

Looking for a garage for 928 Classics, local. Following that acquisition, we'll be in better shape altogether.
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Jim, seen the garage i bought? It's not huge, but big enough...if you haven't, look at my lil blog on PP....
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:06 AM
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I've come to the thread, and Rennlist, late. After seeing the press car as a boy in Earls Court, London I have finally bought a 928 of my own. A 90 GT. I'm still discovering it, this thread is a lovely way of keeping my memories of those older, earlier 928's fresh. A reminder of the DNA all of our newer cars have had passed up.

Good luck with it Jim, from the UK.
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:28 PM
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Found this article in a 1977 Australian quarterly mag, Sports Car World.

The white car is clearly a preproduction car, and has the same dark green interior as mine.

What's throwing me off is the license plate, S-04714. None of the press cars had this number (all S-CX 21**).
Other curiousity is the plate is in red, whereas I've only seen black.

Can anyone shed some light on this style of license plate?

None-the-less, these are the best pictures I've seen of a white preproduction 928. Very helpful!

Sorry for the poor scans, just short on time.

Thanks!
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