Avoidable Contact: Food for Thought

gallery-1485540669-air-cooled-911Stuff like this helps remind me of some of my original reasons I bought my 944 at the bottom of the market …

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a32442/what-tomorrows-autonomous-vehicles-mean-for-todays-collector-cars/

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a30734/porsche-993-values/

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991 GT3 RS

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The Arizona Desert, 1968

Some rediscovered photographs from a Los Angeles-to-Phoenix rip across the desert in August heat, foot to the floor.    In those days you could (or perhaps I was just lucky) run the desert pretty much flat out.  Never overheated.  Except for self.

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Cruising the California Coast With the Pumpkin

A few more discoveries from 1969’s forgotten photographic discards of my long-estranged ’66 911.

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Magnus’ Modded 964

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Seinfeld’s Driver 356

Also see this  and this

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The Clutch Thing

Kevin has been in communication with Van Svenson, who notifies us of his recent 944 clutch replacement video posting.  We’ve been wanting to see this for some time!

And here is Irina’s video on the same procedure:

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The Pumpkin, Rediscovered

Yesterday, I ran across a box of old slides from 1969-1971 of my old ’66 SWB 911.  Here are a few, converted from discolored 45+ year-old Kodachrome to black & white, never seen since originally photographed:

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GT3 and Cost of Ownership

When I saw this piece on Jalopnik, I was reminded of how my ’66 911, which I sold around 1975, turned out to be the cheapest car in terms of actual cost of ownership per mile, that I had ever owned to that point.

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Kevin’s 911: Gone But Not Forgotten

Kevin runs across some old pics he took of his ’87 (I gather that he ditched the whaletail at some point).  Not sure how long it’s been since he owned it.  I suspect that we all miss any other Porsches we once had — I certainly do, but that doesn’t lessen my affection for the funky Blue Rascal …

 

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