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BillJ
Total shot in the dark here but wondering if anyone happens to know the whereabouts of an original six that my father turned into a track car in the 80s. It was originally white, then painted all black and flared, and when it left his ownership around 2005 or so it was yellow and black. It was set up for HSR and had an imsa air dam. 2.7 powerplant if i remember right. Was definitely a track only car with cage and fire suppression, etc. Sold out of the Charlotte NC area. My dad passed a couple years ago but he really loved driving that car and I am curious if it is still around.

I am going to see if I can track it down through paperwork but I thought I would ask here too.
Thanks
Cairo94507
Good luck in your hunt. I am sure your dad is smiling knowing you are looking for his car. beerchug.gif
rhodyguy
With the VIN you might be able to track the car in the data base here.
SirAndy
QUOTE(rhodyguy @ Jul 14 2020, 06:25 AM) *

With the VIN you might be able to track the car in the data base here.

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gms
If it is a 914/6 (as opposed to a -6 conversion) I might have information.
I run the 914/6 Registry so I can look up cars by the owners last name.
Send me an email
BillJ
Have a text out to my mom who I hope.has the paperwork. More to come and I bet dad is smile.gif

And is a real 6
JeffBowlsby
QUOTE(gms @ Jul 14 2020, 09:09 AM) *

If it is a 914/6 (as opposed to a -6 conversion) I might have information.
I run the 914/6 Registry so I can look up cars by the owners last name.
Send me an email


I thought Larry Lee managed this Glenn...you have it now?
BillJ
So first set back. Mom can't find the car folder. Probably went to the guy he sold it to. When he sold it he also sold an enclosed trailer if that helps.
gms
QUOTE(JeffBowlsby @ Jul 14 2020, 11:26 AM) *

QUOTE(gms @ Jul 14 2020, 09:09 AM) *

If it is a 914/6 (as opposed to a -6 conversion) I might have information.
I run the 914/6 Registry so I can look up cars by the owners last name.
Send me an email


I thought Larry Lee managed this Glenn...you have it now?

Larry has his list and I have mine but we do share data along with the German 914/6 Club. In 1992 I started tracking sixes in my area (I was looking to purchase one and didn't want to look at cars twice). I started a database in 1994 which I entered advertisements from my newly acquired complete Porsche Panorama collection as well as Excellence Magazine and Hemmings. I was tracking the 914 race cars, M491s and M471s so the database seemed a perfect container. I started collecting pictures in about 1998, in about 2000 I place a summary of each car on the internet. Today I have 1768 unique VINs

914/6 Registry
sixnotfour
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BillJ
So the one on the middle was his inspiration for the paint I believe when he added the yellow. Minus the integrated imsa air dam. His was not molded to the fenders. Very similar though!
BillJ
Pleased to report i found my fathers car and was reunited as well. Owned by a great guy who has really taken care of it. Spent time reminiscing about racing the car (car has been vintage raced since 1988) with my dad and a lot of his exploits as well. Such an amazing day. Here are some pics of how it looks today.
falcor75
Awsome that you found it. Congrats ! smile.gif
Lucky9146
Great for you to find it! beerchug.gif

Truly amazing that you did but can you tell us the story? If you don't mind, how did you come to find it? Where did you find it? I see it is still wearing Black Forest decal and that is a San Diego based shop, so wondering if it is here local in san Diego? Did you get to drive it? Hope so.

Good stuff in these crazy times.
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Gint
agree.gif That's a great story.
rgalla9146
I sold a white 914 6 to a father and son in the Charlott area 30-35 (!) years ago.
I flat towed it there as part of the deal.
It wasn't a race car at that time but it had been autocrossed.
It was solid. 914 043 1154
Cairo94507
How cool to find the car. Please share how you ended up tracking it down. Might help others similarly situated. beerchug.gif
Chris H.
Wow good for you Bill. We get SO MANY of these types of requests and very rarely is the car found. How did you find it?
Jamie
QUOTE(Chris H. @ Oct 13 2020, 06:36 AM) *

Wow good for you Bill. We get SO MANY of these types of requests and very rarely is the car found. How did you find it?

And it appears to be in excellent condition for such a vintage race car! smilie_pokal.gif
BillJ
It is an interesting story for sure! So i had just moved back to Charlotte from DC after a year of work. While in DC i purchaed a really nice 75 914. First night back in Charlotte with the car and it threw the fan belt which struck the coil and knocked off the wires. In the dark i put the wires back incorrectly and produced some copious smoke. Had the car flatbedded home. After replacing coil, points, spark.plug wires, etc decided to have a shop look at the dizzy. Two local choices i found were a vw shop and black forest racing in Denver. BFR was closer so went there.

Walked in the shop and there was everything from 356s to a 17k mile 88 Turbo and a strong showing of 914s. Introduced myself and the owner John looked a little surprised and asked if my dad had the same name. I said he did and that did he happen to know my father and his car? He said not only did he know the car he had driven it and actually still works on the car! He then dials up the owner and says you wont believe who just walked in the shop. New owner is super nice guy and its just amazing how truly small is this world.

Car is certainly in great shape. Motor is super stong and i did indeed get to drive it. I was very careful of course as there are no tags and just in the neighborhood.

Oh and John fixed my distributor for the 75 super quickly and priced very fairly.
rgolia
Great story Bill. Hope all is well is the new digs.
BillJ
They are RG! I still have to do that write up on the bumper conversion. Car is looking good too.
Lucky9146
Amazing story and thanks for sharing. Truly is a small world. Glad you got to drive it that is very special! Did not know there was another Black Forest in Denver.
Very cool.
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BillJ
Update: I MAY be driving this car this year at VIR vintage races. SO excited and my dad would be thrilled. smile.gif
Cairo94507
What an amazing story; glad you and your father were reunited with his car. Cool that you drove it and may indeed drive it again. beerchug.gif
BillJ
And of the 31 years i have been track driving VIR is by far my favorite track of all. Just such a great track in pace, distance, and rhythm.
930cabman
Great story, in these days we can use positive inputs. Thanks for sharing
Jett
That was a great read, and thanks for sharing!

When you race, we want pics smile.gif
flat4guy
What a great story - nice to see some good news for a change.
r_towle
Wonderful story!
Now....what is it gonna take to buy it?
BillJ
Not ready for that just yet and he isnt selling!
tscrihfield
QUOTE(BillJ @ Oct 13 2020, 03:50 PM) *

It is an interesting story for sure! So i had just moved back to Charlotte from DC after a year of work. While in DC i purchaed a really nice 75 914. First night back in Charlotte with the car and it threw the fan belt which struck the coil and knocked off the wires. In the dark i put the wires back incorrectly and produced some copious smoke. Had the car flatbedded home. After replacing coil, points, spark.plug wires, etc decided to have a shop look at the dizzy. Two local choices i found were a vw shop and black forest racing in Denver. BFR was closer so went there.

Walked in the shop and there was everything from 356s to a 17k mile 88 Turbo and a strong showing of 914s. Introduced myself and the owner John looked a little surprised and asked if my dad had the same name. I said he did and that did he happen to know my father and his car? He said not only did he know the car he had driven it and actually still works on the car! He then dials up the owner and says you wont believe who just walked in the shop. New owner is super nice guy and its just amazing how truly small is this world.

Car is certainly in great shape. Motor is super stong and i did indeed get to drive it. I was very careful of course as there are no tags and just in the neighborhood.

Oh and John fixed my distributor for the 75 super quickly and priced very fairly.


John is a fantastic guy at BFR. I met him only by chance as I don't get to his region too often. He brought a survivor 914 to the Ault Park Concours in Cincinnati when Porsche was the Featured Marque and I happened to be the circle host for his car. I basically ended up sitting to and talking with John and his wife all day. Come to think of it, I need to make a trip just to see him.

Awesome story! Glad you were reunited with the car and have one of your own to enjoy!

rlotesta
QUOTE(BillJ @ Jul 13 2020, 09:27 PM) *

Total shot in the dark here but wondering if anyone happens to know the whereabouts of an original six that my father turned into a track car in the 80s. It was originally white, then painted all black and flared, and when it left his ownership around 2005 or so it was yellow and black. It was set up for HSR and had an imsa air dam. 2.7 powerplant if i remember right. Was definitely a track only car with cage and fire suppression, etc. Sold out of the Charlotte NC area. My dad passed a couple years ago but he really loved driving that car and I am curious if it is still around.

I am going to see if I can track it down through paperwork but I thought I would ask here too.
Thanks


In 2019 my daughter purchased for me my 1976 I sold 28 years ago. She located it through the Porsche 914 Owners Association.
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