Here’s our first reader submitted Porsche story. It’s a great one from Casey.
Ever since I was a little boy I have always had a love for Porsche. My family is originally from Baden-Württemberg, Germany (the German State where Porsche is located). When I was 17, I could only dream of owning a 1980s 911 Turbo, My Dream Car. However, I live in the back woods of South Carolina, so the pickings of Porsches were slim… well bare. There were all of 3 older 911s in my area and they all had “sentimental value”. Of course if I had this car, I wouldn’t want to give it up either.
Well as I was driving on a back road one day something caught my eye, the world famous Porsche Logo. However, it wasn’t like anything I had seen before. This is when I learned about the 944. It isn’t my favorite model, but it was a Porsche. I snagged it for only a few hundred dollars and some other automotive work for the owner. It was sitting there, rotting, for a good 15 years. The odometer stopped working at 80004, so I have no clue of the actual mileage, and all of the seals were shot.
After spending an extra 50 bucks for a DME Relay and some other various parts she came to life. Since then I have replaced all of the seals, done the routine maintenance to get the car back up to speed, and I am now rebuilding the interior. I already have more than double my money into it, and more man-hours than I knew I had.
I am nowhere near done, and it is my daily driver… So I am not the most comfortable being I have no AC or heat right now. Oh, and it has a nice shade of faded red paint, so the ladies aren’t exactly flocking to “the guy with the Porsche” just yet. I have big plans for this car, and I still have a long way to go. Hopefully I will get done soon, as long as it doesn’t kill me first.
Thanks for sharing your experience Casey!