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> short story 1971 willow green 914-6, truly a beautiful car
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post Nov 3 2018, 10:16 AM
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As they say these days, the story always makes the car. This willow green Porsche 914-6 with only 5406 original miles is no exception. The story:
The car was a left over in Denver that remained on the showroom floor until late 72, no one liked the "bright puke green with tan interior, reminded them of vomit"
Finally a guy came in, a glutton for punishment, I guess, and said "I will take that car off of your hands if you change the interior to black"
Desperate to sell, the dealer agreed, and installed a brand new black interior and put the tan one in a box, and provided an official letter of the dealer interior switch. Buyer drove it on a trip around the u s and then parked it. An expatriate, living in England purchased the car with only 5200 miles it, entered it in the Benson and Hedges concours several alternate years and every time won his class, being fastidious, he cleaned the car top and bottom with a Q tip. The car was featured in several magazine articles in Europe.
By 1990 he was highly bored with a car that could not be driven and only displayed, and having won every trophy he wanted, decided to buy a 911 cup car to race. Knowing that I had a 914 collection, he called and told me I needed to buy it, and arranged a trade with a Miami Porsche dealership. The sale price was 49,500.00, the highest anyone had paid for any 914-6 to date, and everyone though me crazy (most still do!)
The car arrived, everything he said it was, the most perfect 914-6 I have ever seen then or since, and we put it on proud display here for everyone to see.
Finally in 2005 we (Steve Gaglione and George Hussey) decided to show the car in Lancaster Pa and entered it in the preserved class. Low and behold, the judges nicked it for the interior switch even though we had the dealer letter and the original interior back at automobile atlanta! An unclean 1976 914-4 was judged the winner!!
Steve and I were not happy and decided to install the original interior and bring the car back to its so called "vomit" color combination. Having been carefully packed away since the car was new, of course the interior was perfect, and with meticulous installation that only Steve could do, the car was once again factory issue and still perfect.
We have had the car in several concours since and it has always won, and cannot be picked. Of course we cannot drive it except from the trailer to the parade field, so today the car has a total of 5604 miles on it, and I can proudly say, I have driven it three miles!

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post Nov 3 2018, 10:50 AM
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Finally in 2005 we (Steve Gaglione and George Hussey) decided to show the car in Lancaster Pa and entered it in the preserved class. Low and behold, the judges nicked it for the interior switch even though we had the dealer letter and the original interior back at automobile atlanta! An unclean 1976 914-4 was judged the winner!!



Wasn't this one was it? The perennial winner of the PCA parade until 2008.
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post Nov 3 2018, 11:56 AM
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beautiful car but no it was a Ancona blue one

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Finally in 2005 we (Steve Gaglione and George Hussey) decided to show the car in Lancaster Pa and entered it in the preserved class. Low and behold, the judges nicked it for the interior switch even though we had the dealer letter and the original interior back at automobile atlanta! An unclean 1976 914-4 was judged the winner!!



Wasn't this one was it? The perennial winner of the PCA parade until 2008.
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