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Old 02-10-2019, 04:27 AM
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Very cool. Car was discovered in a backyard in Elizabeth City, NC, though, not Michigan
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Very cool. Car was discovered in a backyard in Elizabeth City, NC, though, not Michigan
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While I very much enjoyed working with Christophorus, the editorial process has its limitations. With the phone interviews there was a slight language barrier and as such a few details in the publication are incorrect…but they are just that; details....
There's apparently a very unusual tachometer installed showing miles per hour as well. I was supposed to have the opportunity to proof read the Christophorus article before publication, it never happened. The first time I read it was in the magazine. I'm going to be at PCNA in a few weeks, maybe I can get the headstone corrected.

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Old 02-10-2019, 09:17 AM
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Andrew,

You will want to have an "accuracy of the story" regarding the 928 clinic with the Museum Docents as well, their tour presentation is almost comical...

I did not want to be the one to rain on this parade, but sometimes dis-information is worse than no information. Just sayin!

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Old 02-10-2019, 10:54 AM
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Guys I am looking for a good repair shop on long island, Suffolk county for my 1985 Porsche 928s.... I feel the car is not as quick as it should be, transmission doesn't feel like it starts off from stop in low enough gear, reverse lights not working and my a/c only works in high when in defroster position.... any advice.? thanks
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Guys I am looking for a good repair shop on long island, Suffolk county for my 1985 Porsche 928s.... I feel the car is not as quick as it should be, transmission doesn't feel like it starts off from stop in low enough gear, reverse lights not working and my a/c only works in high when in defroster position.... any advice.? thanks
This is not the place for your questions - start a new thread, and people will see it and help.
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:01 AM
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Thanks Jim for commenting on the PCA Facebook website on #1's birthday yesterday. I met the guy with the 914 as we loaded the museum, super nice guy who did a fantastic restoration on that 914. Turned out that the car belonged to his friend for many years, and the guy drove it into the ground, then parked it in his basement. It was only after years of sitting it was discovered that it was THE 914 used in Factory print ads and that Motor Trend paraded around for a while. Shares a similar story to 928 #1 of just being used as a car for decades then nearly slipping away into a parts car or scrapyard... until some luck and perseverance saved it.


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Old 02-23-2019, 10:30 AM
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90% there on getting a 928 reunion at PCNA give me 1more week. Trying to get stone mountain resort in line and it's in order. PCNA is on board just trying to get resort sorted.
This is a reality
Any update on this get together and has the separate thread been created yet? Can you link to it here once created?

Thanks.
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Any update on this get together and has the separate thread been created yet? Can you link to it here once created?

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​​​​​​https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...at-pcna-2.html
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Got to meet Chris T. (Landseer) for the first time this weekend at PEC in Atlanta. This is the guy from our community who spotted the original craigslist ad for #1 in 2011. He connected a few dots from the brief ad (1977, No AC) and knew it was a very early car. The car's history took a turning point at that moment, and within days he was helping Jim to literally dig the car out of the mud.

Chris is a thoughtful and modest guy who resisted taking an ounce of credit, but we forced it on him a little this weekend anyway. Thank you Chris for our conversations this week, I hope to have many more with you.



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Most certainly Chris is one of the key archeologists in this most important car's history! Glad you finally got to meet him Droo. Chris is a great guy and knows his stuff, especially about the S versions.
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That pic of you two is fantastic!
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The world has interesting synchronicity...

Somewhere in time --- Tony Lapine is smiling...

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That pic of you two is fantastic!
Thanks Jim! would have been a better pic with one more guy, Sorry you couldn't be there.

A lot of people don't know that I had #1 sitting in my garage for about five months before I bought it from Jim. (9-2016 to 2-2017) Besides having the great opportunity to thoroughly evaluate the car I also had a lot of reflection time with it. What challenges will this car present me outside of the usual old worn out 928? What would I do with this thing if I owned it? What should I pay for it? etc.

A number of scenarios surfaced about what the car itself would go through with regard to repairs, maintenance, restoration, etc. Some minimal "must do" items were done so we could at least present the car as a complete and functioning unit. A lot of the paths considered lead to a full proper restoration and while it would be an amazing car to own and play with that way it could also end up in some private collection or glimmering under lights behind ropes somewhere.

I wrung my hands over how much to do and not do (and spend and not spend) and I still do. As we worked in a bit of a rush to get to the 2017 PVGP lots of 928 guys were coming over to check it out and explore around in it . A bulb went on in my head one day that the car's ratty condition combined with all of the unique originally it still possessed had actually presented a rare opportunity to the whole 928 community. This car was not going to have a "do not touch" sign in the window for any 928 enthusiast any time soon. The concept of the "interactive display" of 928 #1 was born.

6-29-19 at PEC was the culmination of this concept for me. I have gotten so much from this community; friendships, advice, parts, cars, countless technical bailouts from the guys who take the time to detail their knowledge, laughter (some of the stuff on this forum is priceless ) free VIN checks (that despite my efforts to use up my allotted amount keep coming) the list goes on, I could never cover it all. These pictures are of my proudest moments so far with 928# 1... not videos, not magazine articles, but instead something that I can give back to all of you. To me THIS is the most important use for this car, thank you all for helping me make the concept a reality:













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Old 07-01-2019, 08:40 AM
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That is some great stuff Andrew
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