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Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on March 24, 2020 at 7:29pm

The 65 Porsche ( and all others ) are hand made cars— with only several thousand made in 65  and little known by the masses then  - and we owned two of them 

Restored today the 65 sells  for 100,000 to 150,0000 dollars  and they were 6,000 dollars in there day ( that was  new Cadillac money in those days ) 

The race track car you drive on the street 

Porsche and total performance are one in the same 

The 55 speedster is still to this day a class champion winner in its class 

That is truly the car I regret ever selling —but the lack of original replacement part being unavailable back then had a lot to do with that as the original engine in the car was one of the better ones I had the true pleasure of owning 

You would drive the car around town turning  3,000 to 6,000 RPMs all day long —keeping it in any given gear you desired only shifting out into 4th gear if ever needed  to on highways with the engine screening behind you with the top up or down 

The car would be drifting on all 4 wheels and would go exactly where you pointed it ( into the apex of a given corner ) while felling the center of gravity under you butt ( total control ) 

The best race coarse performance  and on the streets you lived on —-daily !

My very favorite car of all time for that purpose 

I am smiling a lot rethinking about those days and the many corners we turn into a straight line 

Amen 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on March 24, 2020 at 6:48pm

My white  65 Porsche  and my Dads was the same  year but Red 

Had the car for 10 years and 3 engines on different performance levels 

Told me it was the best sports car he  had ever owned and he had —-5  XK 140 open cab  Jaguars ( fastest stock sport car on the road then ) during the 50’s which he drove in 20- 30 degree weather with the half Torno cover on  the open cab with the heat on 

I would hear him coming  home  from blocks away  as he had two glass pack muffler installed in the all his  Jags 

He looked just like Errol Flin in the movie Captin Blood ( a famous Hollywood movie about pirates ) which you might be to young to know 

Errol was a major Hollywood star and  heart throb play boy in his day 

Dad was a hard act to follow and  just Loved that man to death 

Thanks for reminding me of these amazing times  in my life 

They do make me smile a lot 

Enjoy 

Comment by Frank Herrera on November 15, 2012 at 2:03pm

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