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Thread: Please share story of first time you saw a 911 or similar.

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    Senior Member teenchy's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Bucks Co., PA, USA
    My story is in this thread:

    Candy-colored longhoods on the POE docks in Charleston.
    70 911T Sportomatic coupe
    ESR #1474

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    SF Bay Area
    I grew up a fan of 356s. My first sighting of a 911 was in 1965 and I was appalled at the ugliness of that car. I thought Porsche had made a huge mistake in changing from a car with flowing curved lines to a POS line sided abomination. It took a while but I've changed my mind.

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    Senior Member nvr2mny's Avatar
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    Kansas City
    1972, 11 years old and attending Laguna Blanca school in Hope Ranch (Santa Barbara). Our English teacher, Dana White, had an Aubergine 911S Targa. Still remember the license plate: CT Yank. Made quite the impression on me as I love Targa’s to this day and have had several.

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    NW CT
    I spent my first year in a car seat placed in the footwell of a 914 before my mother came to her senses and bought a 2002. Thereafter, the memories of playing in my grandmother's 912 (which was my mothers before) are among the earliest memories. I always remembered the basket weave toolkit buried in the weird front-trunk, the basket weave dash and the glue lines that were visible even then, and the evil chrome hinges in the rear quarters that always pinched my fingers when I closed the windows. Most importantly, I will never forget the smell. All of which I am now reminded of every time I visit my garage. Admittedly it was a childhood of the "VWs," but enough of an impression that I could never escape. Touched on it in my build thread, which is due for an update...
    MBR #3926
    '71 911 T Targa "Rick White"
    '71 911 E
    '10 E61 "Vomit Comet"

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    it was the mid 70's we had just completed construction of a modern lake house for and young architect. the guy pulls up in a new lime green 911 targa. cool guy, cool house and cool car....i'll never forget!

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    near Champaign, Illinois
    My parents brought me home from the hospital after I was born in a 68 911 SRW Targa. My Dad also had a 56 Speedster at home. Dad was ahead of his time and I never stood a chance.
    1946 Willys Army Jeep
    1956 356A Cab
    1957 356A Speedster
    1959 Austin-Healey Sprite
    1962 356B Notchback
    1969 911T 'Speedster'
    1971 911S
    1974 Ford Ranchero
    1986 911 Carrera Cab
    1993 Audi V8Q
    2001 Mazda Miata 'Daughters Car'
    2008 Audi S6
    2018 M-B/AMG GLE 43 'Wife's Car'

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    David Sperow Davz912/911's Avatar
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    Sep 2006
    South San Francisco
    The year was 1971... We were heading down to LA to visit my cousins. At the time my brother and I were car spotting, to us, the more exhaust pipes, the faster the car. XKE's had 4!
    We spent the week in my Aunt and Uncles library on a sofa bed, there were a bunch of trophies and pictures of her next to 911's. She was racing Porsches while my uncle was stationed in Germany!
    My uncle asked if we wanted to see his Porsche, we said "you bet". He walked us into the garage where there was a brand new Orange 1971 911T targa. I instantly fell in love. He took us for a ride, and the rest is history.

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    R-Gruppe #513
    1967 912 converted to 2.2

    Some drive Porsches' to be seen.....
    I prefer it when nobodys looking.

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    Senior Member Eric Gratz's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
    Louisville, Kentucky

    Not quite the 70s, but...

    In the summer of 1980 while traveling through Holland on a family car trip, I've never forgotten the sight of the Dutch police flying by in the fast lane in a 911 with the targa top off and the two bright orange helmets sticking above the roll bar.

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