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shikzachaser 10-12-2007 06:10 PM

1st real road trip for the 944
 
Well after almost two years of just running around town I had to go from St Louis to Chicago for business this week. I was going to fly, then take one of the other cars, but from under the cover in the garage I heard:

"take me, please take me, I'll be good" the 944 was speaking to me. I gassed it up despite my wife's protests of "it's too old, it probably won't go that far w/o breaking, it's not safe".

700 miles and absolutely no problems. The car runs GREAT. When these little cars get going on the highway they will roll. Coming back I averaged 85MPH for 3 hrs. The mileage was not even bad: 20 vs 12 in my AMG

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I had to go to the Bears store @ Soldier Field while there

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A view out of the window of the building we are helping design, I hate heights but the view is great!

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Little motor / big heart

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Back home ready to go back under the cover

callmethewander 10-12-2007 06:36 PM

you really oughta take her out more often, where did you get that front spler it looks great?! these cars do like to be driven.

callmethewander 10-12-2007 06:38 PM

actually the rear is quite nice to, looks like you've done some nice mods.

shikzachaser 10-14-2007 07:54 AM

I have done a few things. It's debateable w/ the purists if I have "ruined a classic car" or as I like to think, taken a really neat little $3500 car and made it into an expression of what I want. The old ones are easy to work on and really do run well when done right. Unfortunately the old N/As don't lend themselves to a lot of engine mods. I found out the hard (read expensive) way.

Steve


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