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Thread: New LH Owner & Longtime Lurker ('11)

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    Cool New 911 Owner

    Hello! I am a longtime non-active member here; but I recently purchased a one-family California car (base); original black/black; numbers matching, Porsche body, etc. It was purchased new from "Bob Smith/Hollywood" dealership - are they still around? Is a "base" welcome at the "s" registry forum?

    This 911 is a survivor; original; no accidents; and rust free (as much as a survivor can be)...kind of like a "garage" find. I appreciate your advise (thank you in advance) as I move through the initial steps of ownership - currently performing required mechanical maintenance.

    Driving it can be summed up as a special experience. I consider myself fortunate and as a caretaker of this beautiful model. My wife even thinks it is beautiful - lol!

    A few pics...


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    Senior Member TurkisTii's Avatar
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    Congrats! Would love to see photos of your car.

    Sorry, just refreshed and see the one front shot. Looks great.
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    Southern Ca.
    Great car ! I like all the originality , please don't change anything , they are only original once .

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    Cracker -- This is what every Porsche person dreams of finding. You are one lucky individual. You have come to the right place for support on these fine automobiles.

    Thank you for sharing,


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    Senior Member joegt3cup's Avatar
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    Haven't I seen this car once before ;-)
    Joe Annicelli
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    Ahhhh the sixties... I envision myself one early Saturday morning with black frame glasses, plaid shorts, black shoes and white socks smoking a cigarette driving to a hardware store and buying a bag of nails... .

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    Thank you! I've been in touch with the original owner almost daily since taking possession ~ he is nearly as thrilled as I am! He wants to come drive it again - at Road Atlanta. Lol.

    He raced this car in the early days (and placed!) at a track called Riverside (raceway?), and has been racing in SCCA for a few decades.

    See the picture below of him lifting the RR tire just off the ground. Later in 1970, he installed 5.5 Fuchs; notice that the picture from this February 1970 POC Time Trial event the car still wore its chrome steel wheels and caps.


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    1968 911 Base Black/Black #382

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    Welcome! Nice looking 911!!
    Peter Kane

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    I connected with Joe last week and have enjoyed our conversations and his many stories...!

    Thank you, Joe!


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    Haven't I seen this car once before ;-)
    1968 911 Base Black/Black #382

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    Welcome. Great car. It's nice to see this kind of enthusiasm here!

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    OUTSTANDING Cracker.... Welcome !!!!
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