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« on: February 25, 2009, 20:49:01 pm »

others car
 after is famous 63 ragtop greg built some non vw other cool car  .those're Stuttgart's cousins  .
At first sight, greg liked the white for these cars
 first he built a very nice cal look 356A cab  Shocked Shocked
and after another porsche but it was an 71 911T model another cal look porsche  dechromed boby on a porche it's rare at that time  Cool

here' we go for the report

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 20:50:03 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 20:51:20 pm »

the 911 now  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 20:51:58 pm »

he had that blue cabrio 356 replica too, maybe still does? Big FAT Type 4, think it even had air conditioning. Gorgeous car.

Love Fuchs alloys on 356's.

that old article, catch the comment on alloys "valued at over $100 a piece"  Shocked    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 20:52:33 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2009, 20:53:27 pm »

he had that blue cabrio 356 replica too, maybe still does? Big FAT Type 4, think it even had air conditioning. Gorgeous car.

Love Fuchs alloys on 356's.

yes i remember the car, she was featuring in volksworl in 95
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2009, 21:18:49 pm »

I like the subtle touches on both cars above ^

Racemark steering wheel in 356, the custom arrangement of tail pipes, and the on the 911 match painted roll-over Targa bar, and the engine turned metal work on dash... all very cool and must have set the car apart.
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 21:26:50 pm »

at first sight both car were painted mercedes ivory and not white what i supposed  , after a quick research here's a result  of the color
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009, 21:37:23 pm »

awesome fabs!!
merci beaucoup for posting these articles  Grin  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009, 21:39:59 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 21:43:52 pm »

true archivist!
i'm reading through the articles right now with great interest. aronson had taste! Grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009, 22:34:24 pm »


he had that blue cabrio 356 replica too, maybe still does? Big FAT Type 4, think it even had air conditioning. Gorgeous car.


I was lucky enough to have ridden in all three of those cars.... the blue one was the "one!"  It hauled ass and handled like a slot car. Cool
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2009, 22:49:30 pm »

Mercedes had some cool colors back then. This guy I work with owns two very nice 300D sedans; one is painted a nice chocolate brown and the other is a metallic charcol gray. Nice colors for a looker.
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2009, 23:01:56 pm »

at first sight both car were painted mercedes ivory and not white what i supposed  , after a quick research here's a result  of the color

Hej Fabs,I didn't know you're also the "archivist"  on the "MERCEDES-LOUNGE".
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2009, 23:07:12 pm »

at first sight both car were painted mercedes ivory and not white what i supposed  , after a quick research here's a result  of the color

Hej Fabs,I didn't know you're also the "archivist"  on the "MERCEDES-LOUNGE".
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« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2009, 23:35:34 pm »

he had that blue cabrio 356 replica too, maybe still does? Big FAT Type 4, think it even had air conditioning. Gorgeous car.

Love Fuchs alloys on 356's.

yes i remember the car, she was featuring in volksworl in 95

It was me who shot that car... Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2009, 23:57:06 pm »

just found another report another with great guys who made many things for the vw world

darrell vittone , i I didn't think that darrell had possessed a porsche I knew well that he had had a sicorro prepared by his care when he steered http://www.techtonicstuning.com/history.asp


here's the report with his porsche
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2009, 23:59:21 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2009, 00:39:46 am »

So, where are all of these cars now?
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2009, 00:49:18 am »

lemme guess, japan? Wink
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2009, 01:00:50 am »

Sarge didn't Vittone take you for a spin in that 911? Did you sell him those 7" alloys when you were @ Foreman's?

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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2009, 02:28:08 am »


Sarge didn't Vittone take you for a spin in that 911? Did you sell him those 7" alloys when you were @ Foreman's?



Not just A spin... lots of spins.  Harvey and I sold him all his stuff including new factory Reccaro seats while working at Sierra Porsche Audi in Riverside.  Econo Motors was a short drive away from Sierra and I'd have lunch with DV several times a week.  Lake Matthews and some nice twisty roads were a short drive away... that Porsche was THE SHIT!!  The Scirrocco ran some 12 second passes at the digs and was eventually bought by Tom Bitters (Riverside drug czar) who latter bought the 911.  Those were the days Cool
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« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2009, 03:01:27 am »

I remember having Darrell's red 911 in Brad's shop over on North Grove, as he did the headliner and carpeting. That car was a rocket!
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2009, 13:44:46 pm »

Darrell really had a "thing" for the dyno.  Econo Motors had a chassis dyno and he ran that as well as being the warranty clerk.  When it came time to tune the 911, I remember the fresh red paint blistering on the license panel before he eventually got everything right.  Cool seeing Fred Edsel's name as the painter... I'd forgotten about him.  He did a hell of a job and was an even bigger perfectionist then Darrell.  I'm thinking that Tom Bitters wrecked the car after he bought it and had Beckers re-do it.  Interesting how so many guys gravitated to Porsche back then.  Ron Fleming was the first I believe.  Ron had a 1966 911 that he added turbo flares and a whale tail to... it was a light turquoise color.  Not sure if it ever made the magazines or not.  Mark Thurber had a red 1972 911-S.... one day he decided to add some speakers to the rear trim panels and struck oil with his drill Shocked Shocked Shocked (72's had the oil tank in the right quarter panel and had a flap similar to the gas door to add the oil).  A costly learning experience.... Cry
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2009, 14:27:56 pm »

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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2009, 14:33:38 pm »


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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2009, 15:03:46 pm »


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« Reply #27 on: February 26, 2009, 18:06:53 pm »


DIY does tend to go better with the aid of some inventive swearing! Wink


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« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2009, 18:40:25 pm »

greg's blue speedster
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« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2009, 18:41:19 pm »

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