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Why do you need two Porsches?

Spousal approval on the 928 collection was not at a high point today, and went somewhat down hill. We have condo HOA parking issues, a garage full of stuff mostly 928 parts and my 84 Euro parts car remains, and seven years in none of the 928's are in daily driver condition, just driveable projects. Big item, wife's leg has started to bother her and she won't drive a stick anymore, nor does she want to take any trips in a car she can't drive.

84 Euro is going, has been since I bought it 7 years ago, just as soon as I get a few more parts off it, and not much seriously is left, the chassis will go to scrap.

83 US 5 spd is pretty nice, some paint issues that don't bother me, some small dash cracks that do bother me, and a dozen or so annoying bits I should have sorted long ago. My upholstery guy messed up bottom seat cushion stuffing in some more foam when I took it to him to check the supports since it seemed low. I need to pull the seat and take it back to him and have it unfixed and then fixed. I need to put in one of my good transmissions, and some more minor stuff.

85 Euro 5 spd is rough, black paint with some poor respray peeling, and a full leather interior that did not enjoy life in the high desert. OTOH it has the motor out of my 84 Euro that had 82k miles on it, and it shifts slow but runs like stink including passing Calif smog. My plan for it was to gut and make a street legal, drive it to the track, DE car.

Nothing happening soon, except getting rid of the 84 parts car remains, but I can read the writing on the wall and it says ONE 928 only. Fair chance I will keep the parts off the 85 rather than sell it, but not close to that point yet. Jan is when insurance and registration is due, so that may push a decision.

Two lessons;

Fixing a parts car isn't smart.
Dividing resources between two projects isn't smart.

US 83 zinc metallic 5 spd, aka the nice car.
Euro 85 black, 5 spd, the fast rough track car maybe car.
Euro 84 red, AT, only car in garage in years, my parts car, soon to go last 5 years.
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Lessons: Wrong. Lesson learned should be HOAs and condos suck. Some good redneck country living solves all the issues and lowers the taxes so man has more resources for his projects and room to add some more. It also provides for an environment where driving is once again fun and not an exercise in negotiating a parking lot.

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You need two to drive at all times and the other to work on when you're not able to drive it. And the two swap back and forth constantly.
John Curry (Drift King) 928OC member
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Trying to have a project garage is a condo is a fail from the get-go.
7 years to part out a car is more like hoarder OCD. Just saying.

Good luck with the clean out
and consider renting a remote garage for your cars.

Garages in HOA condos are for parking your daily driver,
not doing rotisserie restorations.

1986 3.2 915 911 coupe.
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