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alex yates
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:06 am    Post subject: The 725k mile 911 Turbo Reply with quote

Anyone else see that article about the guy who's clocked up 725k miles in his 1975 Porsche 911 Turbo? Now that's a life long dream if ever there was one.

This is a great story if ever there was:
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/08/1975-porsche-911-turbo-continues-to.html





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Nastymatt
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that! Plus, it looks awesome.. got me looking through the ads at 930t's!! Especially like the front view.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that too:


 
  
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DynoMike
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great story, good find Alex. It puts the garage queens to shame and just goes to show that the cars don't vapourise once they pass 100,000 miles Bandit
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DynoMike wrote:
cars don't vapourise once they pass 100,000 miles Bandit


Really Surprised






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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy is living the dream and winning at life! Love this story!

Would like to know what work it has had. Got to have been one or two engine rebuilds, re-sprays etc
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah its a great story, here's the full article which tells you the cars history:

http://www.porsche.com/international/aboutporsche/christophorusmagazine/articleoverview/article04/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one! Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

........ it's been reversed clocked ...... lol ...... I'll get me coat ...... Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

911tom wrote:
This guy is living the dream and winning at life! Love this story!

Would like to know what work it has had. Got to have been one or two engine rebuilds, re-sprays etc


..... I bet he has a folder that thick he can use it as a step to get to that annoyingly just out of reach high cupboard ...... Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find.. What a great thing to do .... the car is that shape because of erosion Smile i so want to do that , im on to 242k in my 964 now.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I suppose when it got to 100k he thought.. I might as well keep it now it's worthless... obviously now it's 7 times worthless so he would need to pay someone to take it away.. Hand
I'd not seen it before so thanks Alex and Ragpicker for the links Thumb

Although compared to this one it's barely run in Laughing
http://blog.caranddriver.com/with-1-million-miles-on-the-clock-this-porsche-356-is-no-garage-queen/
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valueless at above 100k.......don't think so!! Just another 695k to go for me!!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot, OP makes very interesting reading.
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