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Tdskip
Was hoping to trade good karma, or failing that then beer and a hearty thank you, to eyeball a car for me.

ConeDodger
What car? I’m going through there today.
mtndawg
Hey there. I’m in Granite Bay, maybe I can help.
Tdskip
QUOTE(mtndawg @ Jun 10 2018, 09:40 AM) *

Hey there. I’m in Granite Bay, maybe I can help.


PM gentlemen. Thanks for the fast response
ConeDodger
Wait till y’all hear about this one... drooley.gif
SirAndy
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 11 2018, 05:20 PM) *

Wait till y’all hear about this one... drooley.gif

"The VIN starts with 914 but it is only 6 digits long ..."
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EdwardBlume
Is it Olympic Blue?
laflaur
Adriatic blue narrow body?
Tdskip
Before anything else I would like to thank several people here for their help, especially Rob.

Rob was kind enough to make a detour to inspect the car and spends quite a bit of time with me on the phone walking through it. I have some Blue Moon put aside for him but I wanted to publicly say Thank You!

The car I question looks a lot like this...


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ConeDodger
Purchased 2 years ago, this was to be a father - son project. Only 2 years ago, his son would have been 2-3? It sat. Probably started regularly but not driven.

So, condition. It had rust colored stains in all the usual places but nothing serious. It is abundantly original with the only modification I could find the aftermarket exhaust you see. The interior is in need of a total redo, but 914rubber has made that pretty easy. There are slight dents and one spot where the paint and primer is totally gone, but I couldn’t find bondo with a magnet. The rear bumper is in need of some chrome polish and a new bumper top. The front needs a trip to Ogden Chrome for a spa day. Oh, and a new top.

In short, this is a pretty incredible find. I’d say the guy could have asked 2-3 times more and gotten it. I was all set to call Whitesell if Tom passed but, he took my advise and made a pretty decent deal on it.

Congratulations Tom! evilgrin.gif
Tdskip
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 11 2018, 10:53 PM) *

Purchased 2 years ago, this was to be a father - son project. Only 2 years ago, his son would have been 2-3? It sat. Probably started regularly but not driven.

So, condition. It had rust colored stains in all the usual places but nothing serious. It is abundantly original with the only modification I could find the aftermarket exhaust you see. The interior is in need of a total redo, but 914rubber has made that pretty easy. There are slight dents and one spot where the paint and primer is totally gone, but I couldn’t find bondo with a magnet. The rear bumper is in need of some chrome polish and a new bumper top. The front needs a trip to Ogden Chrome for a spa day. Oh, and a new top.

In short, this is a pretty incredible find. I’d say the guy could have asked 2-3 times more and gotten it. I was all set to call Whitesell if Tom passed but, he took my advise and made a pretty decent deal on it.

Congratulations Tom! evilgrin.gif


The documents that I found in the car suggest it was stored for 15+ years and was in Nevada before that. Mileage may be original/first time aeound
ConeDodger
The blue sticker on the left side of the front bumper is a base access sticker for Nellis AFB and the date codes would put it around the time the car was newish. Red would indicate a basic enlisted man, gold would mean a non-commissioned officer. Blue is an officer. Nellis is an F16 base so maybe a pilot? At any rate, that also leads to a Nevada existence as Nellis is just outside Las Vegas.
Tdskip
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 12 2018, 12:22 AM) *

The blue sticker on the left side of the front bumper is a base access sticker for Nellis AFB and the date codes would put it around the time the car was newish. Red would indicate a basic enlisted man, gold would mean a non-commissioned officer. Blue is an officer. Nellis is an F16 base so maybe a pilot? At any rate, that also leads to a Nevada existence as Nellis is just outside Las Vegas.


Neat, I didn't know about that color coding.

Kind of fun to piece together the history.

Pilot as an owner would tend to match the car not being messed around with.

Thanks Rob!
ConeDodger
Would you believe Tom already has it at home? biggrin.gif
Tdskip
Already found in my first issue too- driver side rear brake caliper is
don-6
Congratulations on your purchase. The car looks great.
JeffBowlsby
If indeed that is original paint...then its also a euro model...perhaps imported to the US by your airman via free C130 USAF transport?

No front side markers
No front bumper guards (this is a 73 right?)
74+ steel wheels.... hmmm, these seem not original.
burton73
Nice color for sure. I think you are building a nice fleet in short time.

Enjoy,

Bob B wub.gif
ConeDodger
QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ Jun 12 2018, 09:43 PM) *

If indeed that is original paint...then its also a euro model...perhaps imported to the US by your airman via free C130 USAF transport?

No front side markers
No front bumper guards (this is a 73 right?)
74+ steel wheels.... hmmm, these seem not original.


Yes, did I forget to mention that? Back in the day, you could buy a car and drive it while you were overseas and then, ship it back... this could be a euro 1.7...
I’ve been out of the military for over a decade so I don’t know what current policy is.

There were bumper guards. They are in the front trunk.
ConeDodger
QUOTE(laflaur @ Jun 11 2018, 11:53 PM) *

Adriatic blue narrow body?


No John, it’s Oly blue but it was on the other side of the golf course from you... rolleyes.gif
ValcoOscar
Nice going Tom...I think you scored!!! piratenanner.gif

Now beerchug.gif

Oscar
Valy
I can see a clear giveaway that this is an US spec car but I won't spoil it to others.
ConeDodger
QUOTE(Valy @ Jun 13 2018, 12:06 PM) *

I can see a clear giveaway that this is an US spec car but I won't spoil it to others.


So can I but since you were made to change that when you got the car to the states, that isn’t it.
Mueller
Hey Tdskip,

How many 914s do you now own?

Love the color on this you just picked up.
ConeDodger
Grey market imports...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_import_vehicle

The headlights looked euro. Check and see if they have sockets with Hbulbs.

I wanted to reach under and see if the side marker light hole had been welded up, but after being shot and blown up, I don’t bend that way some days. Tom, you should do that. biggrin.gif
Tdskip
Good morning guys - will take a look.

Any other Euro tell's I should be looking at?

I have three now;

This one
'74 roller that is stupidly straight and only 36k on chassis
'74 red turbo nonsense 911 suspension one

Kind of too many....need to pick pne for the 3.2 build, leaning towards '74 turbo car since already modified...

Thanks!
Tdskip
QUOTE(Jeff Bowlsby @ Jun 12 2018, 07:43 PM) *

If indeed that is original paint...then its also a euro model...perhaps imported to the US by your airman via free C130 USAF transport?

No front side markers
No front bumper guards (this is a 73 right?)
74+ steel wheels.... hmmm, these seem not original.


Hi - it appears it has been painted once in the original color. The paint is so thin however that I appears that it was a bare metal job.

EDIT - the side markers have been welded closed.

EDIT - the front trunk VIN is on the passenger side wheel arch
ConeDodger
QUOTE(Tdskip @ Jun 13 2018, 01:27 PM) *

Good morning guys - will take a look.

Any other Euro tell's I should be looking at?

I have three now;

This one
'74 roller that is stupidly straight and only 36k on chassis
'74 red turbo nonsense 911 suspension one

Kind of too many....need to pick pne for the 3.2 build, leaning towards '74 turbo car since already modified...

Thanks!


I’ll take the ‘74 roller instead of the Blue Moon. Just trying to help you problem solve Tom... evilgrin.gif
Tdskip
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 13 2018, 12:13 PM) *



I’ll take the ‘74 roller instead of the Blue Moon. Just trying to help you problem solve Tom... evilgrin.gif


What a guy!

(if you actually want a fantastic roller let me know, Gabe may fight you for it however)
ConeDodger
What kind of fight? happy11.gif av-943.gif
Tdskip
QUOTE(ConeDodger @ Jun 13 2018, 12:23 PM) *

What kind of fight? happy11.gif av-943.gif


Not that!

Maybe more arm wrestling.

mtndawg
Looks like a solid car, looking forward to more pics.
Tdskip
QUOTE(mtndawg @ Jun 13 2018, 03:18 PM) *

Looks like a solid car, looking forward to more pics.


I will try to get some posted tomorrow.

Hope you had fun camping!
Tdskip
Rob-under the heading of trying to pay it forward I found this Fiat in a storage locker today for a buddy in Tennessee and I am going to help him get it titled.

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