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  1. Bluebottle

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    Beautiful! I have always fancied one of those. :):):)
     
  2. Condor Man

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    Congratulations on a beautiful 911s.

    I always wanted one and I am a massive Porsche fan, however after buying my 246 I drove a 911s Targa 1973 2.4l and it just wasn't tight as I would have liked.... so either my Dino was really tight or the 911s example I drove was a real clunker...

    Many more mountains to climb for me.

    PS - Great work finding the owner and not buying in BAT... hopefully you didn't have to pay the buyer fee...?

    PPS - I live just off Sunset so I will keep an eye out for you.

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  3. Neelfryer

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    Thanks Condor - and you are correct in that I did not have to pay the 5% buyer fee. My 911 is at my paint shop right now as I am having some paint repair done and I am next gonna have my interior guy restore the interior - I can't help myself. The only other things I'm going to do are have the wheels polished and replace the tires - there's a bit too much rubber on there for my liking - I like a cleaner look - wheel-wise.
     
  4. swift53

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  5. HMB-Dino

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  6. swift53

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    Yes.

    I do.

    Unfortunately the extremely generous, and kind owner of the P-51 is no longer with us.

    Regards, Alberto
     
  7. rbsloan11

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    My recent purchase (albeit from UK bloodlines) is a great modern "dino" companion. The Mclaren 650s is smaller than the comparable 488 Ferrari in all aspects, it has a smaller displacement engine and a smaller footprint in the driveway, but manages quicker times in all tests. Inside it feels tiny compared to a modern car - the driver and passenger are almost touching shoulders as the middle console is tiny and the tub sills are wide, the view out the front is like an Imax movie and the fender wings are there just enough to remind you of the front edges of the car. Lastly it is a modern off label car like the Dino was in period, it has to be explained to everyone but the informed car person. Perfect...!
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  8. Bobj

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  9. synchro

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    #260 synchro, Nov 19, 2018
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    Upupa Pops, wow!

    On Sept 15, 2006 I hosted a photo event at Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection. I traversed three lawyers of Lawyers (Flying Heritage Collection, Vulcan, and Navigea LTD) to request then obtain authorization for a Ferrari Club Of America, FCA, event to Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection.

    My goal was to tour the original collection and then get a photo op with his P-51, Upupa Pops, for each Ferrari Club member. Nobody had ever asked to do that before and they were a little freaked out about a possibility of any problem to the plane by accidental Ferrari contact. We negotiated a very controlled situation, I gathered everyone's personal insurance to submit weeks ahead of time along with full event insurance and then crafted a situation where the FHC staff could feel comfortable with car placement.

    You may notice that nobody's car got even close to the plane as your car is - they were very nervous about us doing this back in the day.

    Everyone got a great shot from our Professional photographer and I used mine for Christmas Cards.
    A bit of a bunch of effort, but we had such a good time!



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  11. swift53

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    Insurance, who needs "Stinkin' Insurance" ?
    Of course, the proprietor must be respected, yet...

    Well, when the 911 and Dino were parked, it was done by two very normal drivers,
    we were just told to 'park the cars' in a good position, that we thought was appropriate for a few photos,
    and in all truth, we were very, extremely close and no one was loosing sleep.
    No need to bring the valet from the 1/2 Moon Bay abode.

    The owner of the '51 was one of the coolest, and generous guy, he shall be missed :)

    Regards, Alberto
     
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  13. Nuvolari

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    Spectacular car. The Touring is almost the perfect Porsche.
     
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  14. Neelfryer

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    I know - I sourced the the BLUE license plate on e-bay

    and the metal license plate frame

    it is a bit over the top - but I live in crazy town so when in Rome ...
     
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    John, you could title these 911 pics "Guess who's coming to dinner?". Fred
     
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