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    Delivery by Sea ....

    the internet is a great thing !

    i was asked about the history of my 2.4E recently and whilst i purchased it out of NZ 10 years ago and knew that it was originally delivered to HK i had paid scant regard to the paperwork that came with the car.

    so i decided to pull out all the stuff i had and have a good look.

    what the certificate of registration in NZ shows that i didnt know is that the car was imported to NZ from Norfolk Island ! on the back of this document is the original NZ owners name, William Walter Hallett, so i said to my self, self, there cant be too many William Walter Hallett's in NZ, and sure enough there was only one !

    NZ White Pages and contact details for WWH in Masterton NZ.

    what the hell, i'll call, and left the crazy person message- did you own a 911 on Norfolk Island, if yes can you give me a call, if no, please excuse me ...

    9pm that night the phone rings- it's Bill (William), yes it was his car, chat, chat, he was digging around in some paperwork and found the original maintenance record books for the car, would i like them !!

    today in the mail, true to his word Bill sends me the maintenance record which also details the original owner in HK- and what i think is a classic photo of the car being 'delivered' to Norfolk Island in 1982.
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    Craig
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    Senior Member beh911's Avatar
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    What an amazing connection. I imagine that incredible top photo you posted will be reblogged all over the web.

    Are we to think that wooden boat is supposed to hold the car or is the picture playing with us?
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    Now that's cool! Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers!

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    Brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beh911 View Post
    What an amazing connection. I imagine that incredible top photo you posted will be reblogged all over the web.

    Are we to think that wooden boat is supposed to hold the car or is the picture playing with us?
    It looks like it's being lifted out of that boat. Trying to figure out what powers the boat.

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    Considering the amount of effort to get the car on the island, I would assume the maintenance book is completely blank! Fantastic picture, thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome! Great score on the papers and picture. The poor kid in the back of the oversized dinghy looks like he's ready to bail!
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    That has got to be cover shot material!! but is there no ferry boat bringing cars to this island??
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    gents,
    thanks, fascinating story.
    norfolk island is in the middle of no where.

    from Wikipedia

    Norfolk Island (i/ˈnɔrfək ˈaɪlənd/; Norfuk: Norfuk Ailen) is a small island in the Pacific Ocean located between Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia (France), 1,412 kilometres (877 mi) directly east of mainland Evans Head, and about 900 kilometres (560 mi) from Lord Howe Island. The island is part of the Commonwealth of Australia, but it enjoys a large degree of self-governance. Together with two neighbouring islands, it forms one of Australia's external territories.
    Originally colonised by East Polynesians, Norfolk Island was colonised by Britain as part of its settlement in Australia in 1788. It then served as a convict penal settlement until 1794, when it was abandoned until 1856, when permanent residence on the island for civilians began and it was settled from Pitcairn. In 1901, the island became a part of the Commonwealth of Australia which it has remained until this day.

    There are no railways, waterways, ports or harbours on the island.[41] Loading jetties are located at Kingston and Cascade, but ships cannot get close to either of them. When a supply ship arrives, it is emptied by whaleboats towed by launches, five tonnes at a time. Which jetty is used depends on the prevailing weather on the day. The jetty on the leeward side of the island is often used. If the wind changes significantly during unloading/loading, the ship will move around to the other side. Visitors often gather to watch the activity when a supply ship arrives.
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    Craig
    Newcastle, Australia
    ESR #1479

    1973 2.4E Coupe ex Hong Kong ex Norfolk Island ex New Zealand now in Oz
    (Autowerks restored stunner)
    http://www.autowerks.com.au/porsche_projects/index.html

    1972 2.4E Targa ex Germany ex Japan now in Oz
    (another Autowerks project)

    1969 built E based Vintage Racer
    (another Autowerks beauty)
    http://s12.photobucket.com/?postlogin=true

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    Un-frickin-believable
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