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Marv, the aluminum hoop, vented window frame trimmed in chrome is a one year only frame for 68. Either Ken's car is very early 69 and some frames were left over or someone ordered it that way or at some point someone swapped them on sometime in the last 50 years.
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Thanks Shaun. I had the vented ones on my '67. I prefer the fixed like I have, but the vented ones are cool too.
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67 would have been all chrome over brass, vented, very heavy, but again, these cars are like Lego sets, you can build them to please so someone could have put the aluminum version on your car.

Porsche went to the bright dip aluminum frames to save weight and I imagine cost was an issue as well.
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Looking good, Ken. Keep up the good work!! You'll have given the car a new lease on life when done along with making it a pleasure to drive for decades to come. I notice you have the side glass vents that open. My car has the fixed. I think they came both ways but don't remember for sure, but I think mine is fairly early. The VIN ends with 612. You'd think a million of them were made by the number of '69s you see listed on here.
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Marv, the aluminum hoop, vented window frame trimmed in chrome is a one year only frame for 68. Either Ken's car is very early 69 and some frames were left over or someone ordered it that way or at some point someone swapped them on sometime in the last 50 years.
Thanks Marv. In 1974 Gene took the car to a PCA convention at Nurburgring. They all got to drive on the old course, with the high banked curve. Gene said he had the tach at 3:00 and the car at 90 to the ground.

Ferry Porsche, Gene's friend, asked Gene if he wanted to do anything to the car while he stayed at the house in Stuttgart. Yes, movable vent wings for his smoking wife. Not smoking hot, just smoking. Dr. Peter Peich protested saying the design calls for fixed but he authorized the mod and it was completed on the factory floor, along with some other spiff ups. I imagine it was the first 911E with operational vent wings.





Gene met Ferry in 1956, through a mutual friend, when Gene was the US Naval Attache to the Spanish government in Madrid. The friend took Gene from Madrid to Stuttgart to buy a Speedster from Ferry directly and drive it back to Madrid. Gene's first Porsche, then a '62 356, then this '69 911. He married my sister in 1990. She was 39, he was 72. They were married until his death last week at age 101.
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Wow! Such a great story, Ken. Thanks for sharing it.
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Awesome!
Gonna be a really sweet car with a cool heritage Story to it!
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Very cool story Ken!
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Done with paint and body

Kevin Dietrich, Kool Colors, did the front valance two years ago and matched the Polo Red perfectly.

I think he did it again. He fixed door dings, that big scratch, all the orange peel, all the surface imperfections. There is slight re-paint on passenger side door and fender.

These are pre-wash. Photos do not do the wheels justice. Done by Greg Dunn











I'll get some clean ones on the truck in the sun, on the way to Storz. We're getting closer.
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Nice. I love that color.
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Washed and waxed

Looks good to me; the dings, scratches, swirls, cracking and any surface imperfections are all gone.









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Thanks Ken - looks great.
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Rocker panel covers

One would think that I might have taken a glance at these things in two years before today. I went after them with 0000 steel wool and replaced the rubber on both sides. Our host had both, but the skinny ones were iffy and had to come from Porsche.

I discovered one cover is original, one had been replaced. The original one had the remnents of little square pads on the inside of the lower holes, which I was uanaware of until today. The replacement did not, which only leads me to think that whoever repaired it was too lazy to replace the pads too. Probalaby the same guy who fabricated an oil pressure sending unit o-ring out of silicone.






















I could replace them but I like a little originality. Plus, I have to leave something for the nexr owner to have fun with.
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Tool kits

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It's at Storz

Progress. I might actually be driving it this summer. Bob will break in the engine as part of his build. When I get it, drive it, change oil in 800 miles.




Every single piece of the front and rear suspension has been re-coated, re-plated to OEM specs by Tru-6 and Pristine, and Colorado Powder Coating did the engine tin








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I was able to find a Blaupunkt New Yorker on this forum to correct that flaw. Notice delivery address is to a US NAVY warship


Matchng down to the optional equipment



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Porsche Commemorative Coins

Sis found them in Gene's desk, says they were a gift from Ferry in 1974 but no documentation, just loose coins in a drawer.

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Back side. Who knows what all the numbers signify?

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I love a car with history and a story and they don't come much better than this one.
The car looks great as well Ken enjoy it when you get back behind the wheel.
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I love a car with history and a story and they don't come much better than this one.
The car looks great as well Ken enjoy it when you get back behind the wheel.
Thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying to do right for the next owner. I am prohibited from being behind the wheel without a passenger spotter. Forget it, I'm not seeking a spotter every time I want to drive it.

As soon as the engine is installed, off it goes to Worldwide
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Sorry to hear you're selling it immediately after finishing it. I don't pay attention to auto sales sites and haven't seen Worldwide. The only other Porsche I saw in my brief inspection was a 356 for $114K.
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Yea, sorry you are needing to sell. But on the bright side, that OB sticker in the rear window is sure to bring top dollar.
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Sorry to hear you're selling it immediately after finishing it. I don't pay attention to auto sales sites and haven't seen Worldwide. The only other Porsche I saw in my brief inspection was a 356 for $114K.
They currently do not have a 911. Maybe that will help me.

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Yea, sorry you are needing to sell. But on the bright side, that OB sticker in the rear window is sure to bring top dollar.
OB was my home beach in my misspent youth. Got a night job to be able to surf all day every day. Those stickers are not easy to find anymore.
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