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    The Gold-Plated Porsche

    I just finished reading a great new book by Stephan Wilkinson, The Gold-Plated Porsche. It just came out and is available on Amazon.

    Wilkinson is a former Car and Driver editor and an accomplished pilot and aircraft restorer, etc. He bought a 911SC fright pig and decided to restore it himself. It isn't a DIY how-to but an entertaining trip through the restoration process with many digressions into Wilkinson's experiences as a pilot, magazine editor, merchant seaman, etc.

    I don't often recommend books, but this one is worth the time. I think anybody who subscribes to this BB would enjoy it.

    1972 911S- viper green
    1970 914/6- tangerine
    1967 Ferrari 330GTC- oro chiaro

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    I'm about halfway through it. Very entertaining so far. I'm not sure how the chapter detailing how he smuggled drugs by plane and truck for a time fits in but it does make interesting reading.

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    I just finished the book. You can knock it out in a couple of evenings as it is only a bit more than 200 pages. To be honest, while entertaining, the book never really delves into any of the topics Stephan chooses to talk about. I wish I had waited a month or so until it landed on the discount table at the bookstore for $3.95 instead of the $20 I paid.
    Kurt V
    '86 Carrera
    Formerly '72E
    GruppeB #000

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    I just finished it on an extended plane trip (10 hours with four sub 3 year olds within 10 feet ). I found it to be a great diversion and fun read. I wonder which message boards he was/is using?

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