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Old 12-25-2018, 02:12 PM
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Fantastic story, thanks for sharing and glad to hear the driver escaped a real tragedy. While your wallet will hate you during the journey, we as a community will love it and support the effort until the very end.
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:16 PM
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Old 12-25-2018, 02:40 PM
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Once retrieved, was it somehow auctioned, or did you know the owner?




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Old 12-25-2018, 03:16 PM
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Once retrieved, was it somehow auctioned, or did you know the owner?
this is a nice question: when I was at high school the 2nd owner of this 993, used to pass right in front of my house, stopping in front of my gate if I was around because he is friend of my parents and I am friend of his doughters.

The 4th owner was the one to flew into the river: I didnít know him, but during an event at the local Porsche dealer like 3/4 years ago, I asked the 2nd owner how was with the yellow 993...and he answered me the car wasnít in his disposal anymore, since he sold it, but then he described me the accident, occurred to a friend of him, the fourth owner.

So as I saw the picture of a yellow 993, taken out from the river, approximately in the area described few years before...how many yellow 993 are supposed to be fallen into this river?
I asked the 2nd owner if he could give me the contact of the 4th owner, because I could consider to buy it, and so it has gone.

The ridiculous and so very italian thing is that I must pay the taxes like if the car were able to run.....luckily Americans didnít experience the cultural influence of the red devil coming from the east.

But probably, more or less, every place has its own damn-nation.







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Old 12-25-2018, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by nothingbutgt3 View Post
.....luckily Americans didnít experience the cultural influence of the red devil coming from the east.
No. Ours is orange, slithering out of a golden toilet.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:06 PM
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No. Ours is orange, slithering out of a golden toilet.
If I would understand what you wrote, my English language and culture would be probably like if I were born there.

By the way, I am thinking about the color: I saw few 87-88 911 described as painted in summer yellow, but I didn’t find any technical info reguarding this color which I think actually was “lime yellow”,that infact was from the same period.

The fact that made me think it is Lime Yellow is that either it is a customer paint to sample, or it cannot be a color like pastel yellow, that entered the catalog only in 96/97, while the car is a 95.

Furhermore, from what remains of the color stick, it seems to be visible at least the W and probably the top part of the O of the code L10W, the lime yellow code.

Crazy guessing, for a crazy project
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:11 PM
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Might be.
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:44 PM
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Iím speechless! Bravo sir for taking on a project of this magnitude. The options sticker under my hood also shows L998, indicating PTS. My first thought was Pastel Yellow as well but didnít know PY was only offered 96-98.
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Originally Posted by nothingbutgt3 View Post
this is a nice question: when I was at high school the 2nd owner of this 993, used to pass right in front of my house, stopping in front of my gate if I was around because he is friend of my parents and I am friend of his doughters.

The 4th owner was the one to flew into the river: I didnít know him, but during an event at the local Porsche dealer like 3/4 years ago, I asked the 2nd owner how was with the yellow 993...and he answered me the car wasnít in his disposal anymore, since he sold it, but then he described me the accident, occurred to a friend of him, the fourth owner.

So as I saw the picture of a yellow 993, taken out from the river, approximately in the area described few years before...how many yellow 993 are supposed to be fallen into this river?
I asked the 2nd owner if he could give me the contact of the 4th owner, because I could consider to buy it, and so it has gone.

The ridiculous and so very italian thing is that I must pay the taxes like if the car were able to run.....luckily Americans didnít experience the cultural influence of the red devil coming from the east.

But probably, more or less, every place has its own damn-nation.


Well, that's an awesome story and I would have pursued the car in the same way. Like a moth to a flame.




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Old 12-25-2018, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by nothingbutgt3 View Post


If I would understand what you wrote, my English language and culture would be probably like if I were born there.

No worries, I wasn't born here either Your English is great!

By the way, I am thinking about the color: I saw few 87-88 911 described as painted in summer yellow, but I didn’t find any technical info reguarding this color which I think actually was “lime yellow”,that infact was from the same period.

The fact that made me think it is Lime Yellow is that either it is a customer paint to sample, or it cannot be a color like pastel yellow, that entered the catalog only in 96/97, while the car is a 95.

Furhermore, from what remains of the color stick, it seems to be visible at least the W and probably the top part of the O of the code L10W, the lime yellow code.

Crazy guessing, for a crazy project
My own is a Speed Yellow. There was another common yellow, called Pastel Yellow and yours look a little like that. but if it is, indeed, "Paint to Sample", it could be anything, As in the commercial they had in the 90s\

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Old 12-25-2018, 05:04 PM
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Buon Natale! I shall drink Brunello later today and raise a glass, saluting your remarkable project.
Your English is fantastic. I suspect no one on this Forum knows Italian, or if they do, not well.
Where in Tuscany are your located? Care to give share your first name?
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:10 PM
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:13 PM
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My first thought was Pastel Yellow as well but didnít know PY was only offered 96-98.
I think here there is the lis5 of all the colors in yellow offered by Porsche from the very beginning

http://www.elferclassic.de/technik/f...plack-gelb.php

and summer Yellow doesn’t exist.

Fly yellow, 964 color, doesn’t have a W inside its code, that is 10L and the same is for pastel yellow.

So, what I can desume so far, is that very probably the color either is “lime yellow” L10W, or a customized yellow on special order, which could be also possible. I have time to ask to the Porsche Local Dealer what color was this car exactly.
Right now, in order to start the body work, I “only” need to find/acquire the technical specs of welding and reinforcements added by Porsche onto its CUP versions, and right diameter, thickness and bends of the steel structure of the rollbar cage.

In the meanwhile will need to find an experienced specialist with such race “structures”...there is no rush, but I am not going to sleep.
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Old 12-25-2018, 05:49 PM
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This is an awesome, somewhat hilarious, story. Good luck OP, this is quite a task. I would start by stripping the car completely and putting it on a Celette bench to make sure the unibody is straight. It probably isn't, but doesn't look too bad.
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Old 12-25-2018, 08:36 PM
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Wow. Best of luck to you nothingbutgt3. I hope the restoration goes well.
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