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    Cool Dad's 1970 Porsche 911 (29 years since last start)

    Hello from West Texas.

    This is my first post, and hopefully not my last post

    My dad, born in Canada, 1942, joined the United States Air Force in 1960, and served 31 years, achieving the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.

    While stationed in Germany in the '80s, he purchased a 1970 Porsche 911.

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    He kept it with him throughout his time in Germany, and when he was sent to Hawaii towards the end of his time in the Air Force, he shipped his Porsche to have and drive in Hawaii.

    Fast forward to July 1992, and I'm born. Shortly afterwards, in late '92, mom and dad shipped themselves and the Porsche to Texas.

    Once in Texas, the car was unloaded, and in the process of doing so, the shipping company ran over a concrete barrier and did some damage to the front end of the car, including the bumper, to what extent I'm not sure.

    So, in to storage she went, in the winter of '92.

    Fast forward to 2021, my dad is 79 years old, and in less than ideal health, however, he retains all of his mental faculties and fortitude.

    And, with that, he knows that I have heard all the stories of the "old bomb" and have played in, on, and around the car since I was able to walk. And, this past weekend, he asked me to truck it from his property to my garage, in hopes that I would be able to give it better shelter, and do what work I could on it, as I was able to.

    And so here I am, with not a clue what I have on my hands, and nothing but time to do my dad's old bomb justice.

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    That’s a wonderful story and you’ve definitely come to the right place. Car appears to no longer have its original “long hood” and has the ‘74 model year and later “impact bumper” as opposed to the original bumper it came with, no doubt as a result of the accident you described. Also has a later model side view mirror. Looks to be in decent shape otherwise. Welcome!

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    Welcome !!!

    This is the place to be for help with the 'old bomb' ....
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    Great first thread!

    What is the VIN of the "Old bomb"? This will help to know what version this is.

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    Yes, the VIN will help us help you. If the car is a 1970, then the front is all wrong, and the cost to correct that would likely be offset by the increase in value of having the car original. But we do need to see more to determine what needs correcting. The VIN reveals the model year and the engine model. If you need help determining the original configuration, then I can help.
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    very nice I will be glued to the thread. Salds"

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    Following as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 928cs View Post
    Great first thread!

    What is the VIN of the "Old bomb"? This will help to know what version this is.
    Here’s a photo of the title.
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    Looks like the ol Bomb is an S!

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