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Old 05-19-2015, 05:36 PM
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Since I purchased my 964 last year I've wondered about the history before me. Unlike finding out history of a new girlfriend, this was a bit more fun. For 10 years the Red Queen sat in a garage in Littleton, CO being looked at, but rarely driven. I had paperwork for two other owners, but nothing to the first purchaser. Today I got a wild hair to dig a little further and was rewarded with some neat history.

My 964 carries the M code of 900, which is a tourist delivery. The Warranty voucher confirms this and the date of deliver was April 4, 1989. The first owner listed in the warranty book was a Mr Harper, from Knoxville. A 2nd owner was entered on 5/31/1989 at mileage 1290, so this Mr. Harper apparently had it for a short time. Seemed odd, an owner would likely lose money on an endeavor such as this. Did he yurn for the recently retired SC model? Was the C4 too civil for his taste? I wanted to find out, and did.

Turns out that the first owner was a Porsche Dealer here in the states. As part of the launch of the 964 in 1989 he was invited to Germany for several days as a business trip. He logged just shy of 1300 miles experiencing the 964 for the first time to the public driving around the countryside. Naturally he lamented not holding onto the car, but noted (like all of us) this was just one of many that got away. Unfortunately he had no photos to share from his trip, but he did mention the photo shoot while he was there.

I'm sure many of you are aware of that poster with all the red Carrera's in a circle that was part of many dealer pamphlets. Turns out my car was actually in this photo, was a part of Porsche history.




My 964 is here....somewhere.
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Yep, I see your car!

Very neat story!
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GTFO! That's cool!
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The question now is...................which one is yours on the picture
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Originally Posted by k9doog View Post
The question now is...................which one is yours on the picture
I've wondered the same thing. I have the plate number it was assigned but the photo just isn't quite sharp enough. perhaps I'll find a poster size print.

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I think I found Waldo.

Sorry

Cool story.
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Impressed. I started looking at my cars history and found it had been taken from the UK to Malaysia for short stint.

I can see some owners names but haven't been able to track them down.

Interesting indeed.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:40 PM
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What a great story!! You really need to find a nice poster of that shot to frame.
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that is pretty cool. I remember you mentioned the possibility of it being in that picture on our hill country trip. you gotta hang that poster up in your garage.
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Great story!! I picked that poster up off eBay last year for like $25 along with a few others. Need to get around to framing them.
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Very cool. Not to steal your thunder but just two weeks ago I purchased a 964 with also a rather interesting story. In November of 1991 Champion Porsche here in Florida raffled of a 1992 C2 as part of an Aids fundraiser. The winner and first owner flew in from Portland and the drove his new car back. He kept it until 2008 and clocked 111k miles. Second owner had it from then until 2 weeks ago and clocked an additional 15k miles. The insane thing about this car is not only do I have every single record and window sticker since it left Champion, I have the original raffle ticket, temp tag issued to him so he could drive it home, a picture of him getting the keys and letters relating to him winning the raffle. The car is right now in the process of being shipped to me. As soon as I get it I will post some pictures of this and my build. I got a set of e88 waiting to be installed!
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Originally Posted by Big Al HURT123 View Post
Very cool. Not to steal your thunder but just two weeks ago I purchased a 964 with also a rather interesting story. In November of 1991 Champion Porsche here in Florida raffled of a 1992 C2 as part of an Aids fundraiser. The winner and first owner flew in from Portland and the drove his new car back. He kept it until 2008 and clocked 111k miles. Second owner had it from then until 2 weeks ago and clocked an additional 15k miles. The insane thing about this car is not only do I have every single record and window sticker since it left Champion, I have the original raffle ticket, temp tag issued to him so he could drive it home, a picture of him getting the keys and letters relating to him winning the raffle. The car is right now in the process of being shipped to me. As soon as I get it I will post some pictures of this and my build. I got a set of e88 waiting to be installed!
That is very, very cool. I was hoping for photos, but alas none to be found. Later in the day I talked with the 2nd owner. Turns out there was bad blood between owner #3 and owner #2 over this car. The guy was real hesitant on talking for a bit, but then opened up. I just let him finish, and told him thanks. Guess not all transactions end up good.
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That's pretty sweet.
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That adds 10K.
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Originally Posted by Big Al HURT123 View Post
Very cool. Not to steal your thunder but just two weeks ago I purchased a 964 with also a rather interesting story. In November of 1991 Champion Porsche here in Florida raffled of a 1992 C2 as part of an Aids fundraiser. The winner and first owner flew in from Portland and the drove his new car back. He kept it until 2008 and clocked 111k miles. Second owner had it from then until 2 weeks ago and clocked an additional 15k miles. The insane thing about this car is not only do I have every single record and window sticker since it left Champion, I have the original raffle ticket, temp tag issued to him so he could drive it home, a picture of him getting the keys and letters relating to him winning the raffle. The car is right now in the process of being shipped to me. As soon as I get it I will post some pictures of this and my build. I got a set of e88 waiting to be installed!
That is a great story, I inspected your 964 before you bought it and the documentation is great to back up the story! In the file there was a newspaper article, all the sale paperwork, even the "winning" ticket! Those kind of stories are what make these cars fun and interesting. Enjoy the car when it arrives!

The the OP: a good friend of mine also has a 89.5 Red C4 coupe that he bought from the local dealer principle after he returned from the 964 dealer launch meeting. That's the reason it seems almost all the 89.5 cars were red as each dealer got to drive their new red C4 at the meeting and then shipped it home to be the dealer demo. Cool story!
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