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Old 01-15-2015, 08:46 AM   #71
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My absolute all-time favorite is lurking out in my garage right this very minute! 1987 Porsche Carrera M491 coupe... only 62 U.S. spec cars were made in '97, making the car quite rare.

Twenty seven years old, still wearing original paint... looks and drives like it was made yesterday! I love it that air-cooled Porsches are 'free' cars... unless damaged or destroyed, one will never be worth less than it is today; better investment than a crummy CD, and a lot more fun, too!
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:49 AM   #72
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I sold my 09 Challenger so I could get a tow vehicle. Now that works a bit better !!
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:19 PM   #73
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Rob, you are killing me! What a super nice Porsche. You are one very lucky guy.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #74
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Rob, you are killing me! What a super nice Porsche. You are one very lucky guy.
For sure Rick. That was another car that was always on my wish list. But back in the early 80's those 911's/928's did inspire my Pacer rebuild project though. This Pacer could have been my all time favorite but at the time my key ride was a 450 SEL Mercedes and the very firm ride in the Pacer was a little crude by comparison.
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Old 01-15-2015, 03:29 PM   #75
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Rob, you are killing me! What a super nice Porsche. You are one very lucky guy.
Thank you, Rick

Owning this car is the result of a lengthy search. I actually bought it "sight unseen" (not nearly as reckless as it may seem; I'm pretty well connected in the Porsche community, so I knew exactly what I was buying) ... found it in San Clemente, California and had it shipped to me here in north central Texas. The car has [obviously] been loved from its beginning. It has had a "period correct" conversion from 3.2 to 3.4-liter twin plug. It "goes" as good as it looks. I have entered it in three local car shows, two with nearly 400 cars entered and one with [only] eighty cars or so. I managed two class wins (the big shows) and one overall win (the little show). Frankly, I was surprised at the wins... with so many very, very,very nice examples of "Detroit iron" on display. But a friend reminded me that there is a whole generation of car guys who grew up with a poster of a car that looked just like mine on one of their bedroom walls, and a poster of Farrah Fawcett on another wall. Makes sense to me!


Actually, this is my 4th Porsche... my second-favorite car was my '77 911S shown below as "cover girl" on the local Porsche Club of America monthly magazine. Nice car, street legal race car that I raced in PCA events with some success.
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But a friend reminded me that there is a whole generation of car guys who grew up with a poster of a car that looked just like mine on one of their bedroom walls, and a poster of Farrah Fawcett on another wall. Makes sense to me!
Rob, a great story and I think many of us are gleaming with envy.

PS, there is still a pic of Farrah on the wall in my shop!......... along with the poster of the yellow 32 Ford from the American Graffiti movie. Geee I'm dating myself. LOL
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:47 PM   #77
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My favorite vehicle was my 1957 BMW 600 sedan. I had more fun with this car than any since.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_600

Mine was blue and white.

As a young man I never considered the blatantly obvious lack of safety features and for sure it wouldn't tow my Scamp but what a blast to drive and a definite attention getter.
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Old 01-15-2015, 09:37 PM   #78
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My 1967 Land Rover Series IIA - I bought it in 1973 and sold it on 1978 - then tracked it down and bought it back sometime in the 1990's. I'll be completing the frame up restoration this summer.

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Rob, great story. Way back in time, my PCA region had a tech session. The local disposal company sponsored a 962 and brought it to the tech session. What a machine!
I still remember just how light that big real wheel and tire weighted. Just incredible! Wonder if Bill Gate's 959 is available -- as if anyone could afford it.
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mine would have to be the "original" mini cooper i owned in the early 70's. man, that little car was faster than stink. i followed that one up with a split window vw van... yes, the hippie wagon and it was my intro to roaming and camping.

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mine would have to be the "original" mini cooper i owned in the early 70's. man, that little car was faster than stink.
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I recall those days Pat. The muscle car guys had no respect for the Mini's but then again they didn't understand how well they handled and how much fun they were to drive. My Mini's had radial tires. What an innovative/novel idea!
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:42 AM   #82
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Oh and I have a 1952 MGTD in the garage....[/QUOTE]



Back about 1959 I had to make a decision between a TC and a 54 Meteor for my first car.I picked the Canadian Meteor because it had the Merc flathead and dash and I didn't have the experience at the time to repair the wooden chassis. We need to talk about the TD. It would love it here in Ontario, and look so kool with the Crossfire, don't you think?
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:49 AM   #83
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MCI and Patrick,

Aside from my road racing mini I posted earlier I had a "Street legal" mini also with twin Webbers and block was bored to +/- 1450 cc (not legal for racing) and had the only vanity tag I ever had. No Toy

Always fun when some teen dude with a muscle car would pull up, point at me and snicker. That was the cue to put my foot in it. For safety usually I would slow down when I hit the 90 MPH range so not to attract too much police cruiser attention. Eventually the kid would catch up to me and look very bewildered.

Only once did a wanna be young dude catch me after I slowed, glare and stomp his throttle again. That time after I passed him I did not let up until nearing the top end of 110 ish. This was on a section of road as the Brits say "had twisty bits."

After I slowed to legal limits again I could see when he caught me again that did the trick.

Those were the days!

If we ever move from Scamping to a really big rig (not likely) I have thought about a current mini (John Cooper special) to pull. As I understand there were only about 425 of those imported to the U.S. a few years back.
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Bat Dude.... reading your post puts a smile on my face. Thnxs for posting.
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