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 Post subject: The fleet.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:12 pm 
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Well, as you've probably gathered I'm now the proud owner of a selection of 944/24's in various stages of completion but, it looks like I'm going to have a superb selection of vehicles!

1987 924S. The Carrera GT project.
1987 944 16v. Signal Green.
1978 924 Auto, Reseda Green.
1977 924 Martini. Long term project!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them all but, I think my goal is to wind up with 2 superb cars, probably a 'fun' car and then an 'original' car and I'll probably wind up selling one or two of the cars to fund the completion of the others.

The problem I have is which cars to use for what?

Obviously the 'S' and the 944 lend themselves to the 'fun' car but, which one? The 'S' will wind up being exactly the car I wanted when I first got into these cars but, the 944 is in my favorite colour and does lend itself towards being further tweeked and modded.

I have the same problem with the 'original' car really. The auto is something I would have never gone for as rule however, each time I see it, I think how much of a lovely original 'classic' it really is and it's ready to go. Likewise, the Martini is rare beast and would be a very special car when finished but, would need an awful lot of time and money to get it 'perfect' but, if I got it right, it would be a hell of a car!

Decisions, decisions!

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1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:13 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:38 pm 
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The 944 and Reseda (how do you spell it, resida or reseda) Green car should be sat on the drive by the end of this month, all finished and shiney.

The 'S' project is firmly settled in the unit for a few weeks at the very least until it's ready to be painted and then the Martini will be taken to the unit once the 'S' has freed up some space.

Some of the most recent pictures of the two green cars below and also some seat covers I've seen on one of the German sites. Does anybody know if the seat covers shown below are the correct ones for my Martini. I've nver had chance to see a genuine set up close so don't know if there are any differences?


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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:47 pm 
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I hope Richard finally finished painting the 944, last I saw it was half green(which I unkindly referred to as "kermit" green) and half red. The auto has the makings of a very special original car, providing he avoided putting MGB door mirrors on!. The Martini will be a difficult one, he sprayed it a non original Grand Prix White (which seems to be a favourite colour of his) as there was confusion over these cars original paint spec, and putiing it back to original (although you probably woudn't notice the colour unless next to another one) together with the cost of re trimming in original pattern will be fairly expensive, but rewarding to have one of these rare cars.

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1984 924 N/A RUBY RED METALLIC - 924 of the Show, National 2018
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1986 924S Guards Red - sold
1984 924 N/A Black - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#1 - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#2 - sold
1977 924 Martini - sold


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Those seat covers are a good reproduction, where did they come from?

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1984 924 N/A RUBY RED METALLIC - 924 of the Show, National 2018
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1986 924S Guards Red - sold
1984 924 N/A Black - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#1 - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#2 - sold
1977 924 Martini - sold


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:05 pm 
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The seat covers came from werk924.com but they are a touch on the expensive side!

What are the correct mirrors and can you get hold of them and if not, what is the closest reproduction?

I've just applied to Porsche for all the build info and option codes for the car so, if I do decide to do it, I can get it right.

How many of these cars are left out there and can you still get the stripe kits?

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:59 am 
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Very nice fleet Mike.

Hum I have to say that I think I will keep the green 924 and the martini, I love both of them.
I would personally finish up the one closest to roadworthiness as quick as possible and enjoy it while I am re-doing the second closest to roadworthiness and so on.

Have fun with your lovely fleet. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:20 am 
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Here you go, copy stripes are available on ebay. It's not just the seats, it's all the red carpets as well!

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1984 924 N/A RUBY RED METALLIC - 924 of the Show, National 2018
1988 924S Guards Red - sold
1986 924S Guards Red - sold
1984 924 N/A Black - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#1 - sold
1980 924 LE MANS#2 - sold
1977 924 Martini - sold


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:53 am 
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I've already got my reply bank from Porsche (damn, those Germans are efficient!) and it's interesting to note that although the car is a Martini, the seats should be a black letherette, not the ones with the red inserts?

I'm going to have to see if I can find out what interior option J4 looks like!



Good morning Mr.Gamble,

engine XXJ00XXXX
gearbox YR1XXXX
color 4910=grandprixwhite with Martini-decals
interior J4=leatherette black
deliveed March'77 to GB
options 288=headlampewashers
425=rear wiper
426=special model "Martini"
560=removable top
568=colored windows

mit freundlichen Grüßen

Marc Noack
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Telefon: +49(0)711/911-25729
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E-Mail: marc.noack@porsche.de

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1986 924S. Needing love but, back on the road and loving it!
1986 928 S2 Long term project. Been in storage, needs full recommissioning.
1981 2.0 N/A. Still not running and I’ve had it for months!
1979 Mercedes 450SLC
1955 Land Rover Series 1 107 pick up
1981 VW T25 camper. ‘The nail’ very slow diesel burner.
1991 Toyota Celica. At £182, too cheap to refuse....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:09 am 
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Love all of them :food: :food: and the 944 is fantastic love the colour :beer:


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