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Old 03-20-2017, 06:06 PM
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We all understand wear and tear especially with daily drivers, but it’s often difficult to imagine the process by which a car goes from new condition to the way it’s often discovered. Such is the case with the latest find.

Originally, I intended to report that an early 6 speed coupe had been found dead. Looking at Jay’s project prompts one to think that most all could be saved, but Jay’s advantage is that he is starting with what appears to be a very straight body.

This coupe is a complete car that hasn’t been wrecked, but there’s barely an undamaged panel. The interior is there, but absolutely destroyed. Some things have been modified, some items are missing and others have been added for purposes unknown. Something built a nest under the hood, wiring has been ripped out of several areas and it appears that the PO felt that a handful of silicone sealant should fix just about any leak. The last thing I want to do is waste a 968, but this an absolute mess that I can’t justify saving. Even her set of early numbers have taken a beating.
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:24 PM
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Old 03-20-2017, 06:42 PM
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Love the photo! No question. the rarest and possibly best piece of the car Even the 9 is still intact.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff968 View Post
Love the photo! No question. the rarest and possibly best piece of the car Even the 9 is still intact.
Yeah, I'm going to remove those numbers VERY carefully, restore them as best I can and hang the recessed badge hood on the wall. The rest? We'll see...

Several things are already spoken for
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:32 PM
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I need the rear bumper cover!!!! Oh wait, you already spoke for that
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff968 View Post
I need the rear bumper cover!!!! Oh wait, you already spoke for that
We'll see. Let me get the bumper off of the black coupe and see it it's salvageable. If I can reuse the black bumper this one may be available. Shipping may be pricy...

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Old 03-20-2017, 10:29 PM
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Well see. Let me get the bumper off of the black coupe and see it it's salvageable. If I can reuse the black bumper this one may be available. Shipping may be pricy...
I'll just come down and pick it up! Always looking for a reason to visit the 968 capitol of the US!
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Curious - is the dash or rear window hatch salvageable? May need one....
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Curious - is the dash or rear window hatch salvageable? May need one....
Dash is toast - covered in some sort of "fur". No joke...

Too early to commit to any parting. Me and a buddy need to divvy up for our needs first. Plus that would be a long way to ship a glass hatch. I would hope that you could find one closer - like CA?
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Originally Posted by jeff968 View Post
Even the 9 is still intact.
One man's 9 is another man's 6.

Great pic - thanks for sharing!
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Original radio? If so, and you end up parting out, I'm looking for one. Good luck with the project!
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Original radio? If so, and you end up parting out, I'm looking for one. Good luck with the project!
I'll shout if it surfaces. It's not in the dash but I have yet to look everywhere.
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