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    show me your all original cars

    i like well used cars that were well enjoyed

    but can you show me original low km/mile cars

    and tell us a bit about the history of the car


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    Senior Member John Z Goriup's Avatar
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    Eagle, Idaho
    Here's my first 911, shown the day I drove it home on New Years Day 2005 - please forgive the grainy film / scanned photo. It was a completely original 1970 911T purchased from its only previous owner, a UC Berkeley Professor who had driven it to every state and Country in North America, racking up 249,000 miles in the process. Hardly the type of low milage specimen suggested by ds58 but a proud, original survivor nevertheless.

    Nothing exotic, nor endowed with meaningful provenance, merely a Karmann bodied Signal Orange Coupe with black interior, deep Sixes, Blaupunkt radio, but totally devoid of rust except for a thin line of corrosion at the bottom of both doors due to plugged drain holes, and it absolutely never had an accident. The only change I made the same day I brought it home was the substitution of a flag mirror for the original, cracked Durant. The muffler was even original, since the car was principally driven only on long highway trips. Car received a top-end engine rebuild at approx. 125,000 miles by Bauer Imports in Oakland, CA, who maintained the car from new. At 180,000 miles just the front-end received a single-stage re-spray due to rock chips.

    Paid $12,000 for it back then and attempted to use it as my daily driver, an ill advised experiment that lasted until October '05, when I drove a friend's immaculate RS and realized just how satisfying and fulfilling driving a proper, mechanically sound 911 could be, instead of nursing the worn-out relic my car had become. Bearing in mind the unalterable truth of the adage that "they're only original once" I began a three year restoration-modification which ultimately turned that innocent, unsuspecting sumbitch into the Ruprecht of of the only original components remaining on the car other than the tub is the well-patinaed orange bar hood badge.

    Photos of before ( at left - as in when it was almost completely original ) and three years later, at right, after the "restoration", which was really more of a transfiguration was completed.
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    Before it became Ruprecht, my Porsche was a '70 911 T

    Paying member No. 895 since 2006

    " slavish adherence to originality wasn't for me, because the car wasn't as good as it could be."
    Rob Dickinson's response when asked what motivated him to build Singers

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    Senior Member endo911rs's Avatar
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    Lake Tapps, WA
    My 1971 911E with only 41,000 miles on the clock. Its a rare optioned car with rear wiper, fender arch trim, sport seats, date stamped '71 7" fuchs. The original Cibie's and factory RS front bumper were apparently added in 1973 when the car was exported to the US. The car went through a light rebuild by a previous owner in preparation for concours events....I don't do concours so I just drive it

    '67 911S
    '69 911S
    '70 911ST
    '73 911T Targa Signal Yellow
    '78 911SC backdate EFI 3.4 turbo
    '11 Spyder
    Early S#1097, R-gruppe #

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    Senior Member beh911's Avatar
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    It will be interesting to see what everyone's definition of 'original' is as they post...
    1969 S Coupe #761
    Early S Registry #1624

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    Cool photos!

    1965 911 #301111, Red Book Vol 1 "Cover Car," owned 50 years.
    1967 911 #307347, bare-bones, some road wear, a little surface rust, and a few dents..., owned 10 years.
    1970 914/6GT, (Sold - ran the last three Rennsports)owned 30 years.

    Photography Site:

    Pushin' back the hands of time, "Along For The Ride" at,

    Registry #983
    R Gruppe #741

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    Original 1971 Targa

    Here is my 1971 911T Targa all original except one respray of the Bahia Red about 9 yrs. ago. Interior is all original carpet, seats, Blaupunkt Frankfurt,even the matching deep 6's Fuch's are unrestored. The spare tire is from 1971 and is a Veith/Pirelli made in Germany. Has 79,000 miles on it.Name:  early911 001.jpg
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    Mike Fitton # 2071
    2012 991 Platinum Silver
    1971 911T Targa Bahia Red
    1995 911 Carrera Polar Silver (Gone)

    No Affiliation with City of Chicago!

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    All original and "used" is they way I like them.

    My 1969 Porsche 911S Targa - original except for a repaint 10 years ago.
    Newest one around the house, so I'm trying to spend more time in it:

    1971 Mercedes 300SEL 6.3 - original except for a repaint sometime in its past.
    A minor project but sure is fun to drive - co-owned with my best friend of 30 years:

    1966 Mercedes 250SE Cabriolet - all original.
    My pa-in-law's, but he hates driving it - so I've adopted it as mine (keep/maintain/drive):

    My 1986 Jeep CJ7 - all original and only 45k miles.
    Driven regularly - great neighborhood runabout - one of my favorites, oddly:

    1965 Chevrolet C20 longbed stepside - seriously original!
    I'm currently restoring it in my spare time - I have high hopes:

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    - Brian

    1966 Mercedes 250SE Cab

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    member #1515
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    San Antonio, Texas
    In the family since 1962 74,000 miles , completely original and worth about as much as a crappy 73 911. There is no justice.
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    '73 S Targa #0830 2.7 MFI rebuilt to RS specs

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    Oil Cooled Heart Bullethead's Avatar
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    Aside from a couple of brake rebuilds and one respray in '97 which included fresh weatherseals and repop front turnsignals, mostly original... including the sunroof fabric. Engine and transaxle have never been split. Rubber floor mats and interior panels are the ones that it was delivered with, the seats are ratty, but I've covered them with beach towels for years. Shabby chic. Recently rolled past 250,000 miles.

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    I have the original roof rack too, refinished the wood when I bought the car.
    Looks cool but they're easily stolen, so I stashed it in the shop.

    EDIT: It looks better in pics, but is rust-free. Since prices are now so whack I'll prolly break down and do a full resto soon.
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    ESR # 1537

    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '67 S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 T Targa Sporto
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Senior Member t6dpilot's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by beh911 View Post
    It will be interesting to see what everyone's definition of 'original' is as they post...
    Scott H.
    1969 Coupe LtWt - 2.2S motor
    914-6 GT - 3.2L

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