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> Introduction of guy and car...., first 914 on its way....
dlkawashima
post Jun 23 2016, 10:24 AM
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It does not look like the door jam was repainted, looking at the Karmann plate and your compliance sticker:

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If that's true, I think the color would have to be Copper Brown Metallic, Porsche color 432 from 1974 (I don't know what the VW equivalent would be). Since your car is a very late '73 build, it wouldn't surprise me if a '74 color somehow made its way onto your car.
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post Jun 23 2016, 10:54 AM
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Welcome, nice looking car!
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post Jun 23 2016, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE(dlkawashima @ Jun 23 2016, 09:24 AM) *
It does not look like the door jam was repainted, looking at the Karmann plate and your compliance sticker. If that's true, I think the color would have to be Copper Brown Metallic, Porsche color 432 from 1974 (I don't know what the VW equivalent would be). Since your car is a very late '73 build, it wouldn't surprise me if a '74 color somehow made its way onto your car.

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post Jun 23 2016, 02:51 PM
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Interesting ! 432...
thanks a lot for your thoughts and input on my first 914 !
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post Jun 23 2016, 10:22 PM
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post Jun 24 2016, 09:18 AM
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Today I received mail that made me happy !
A package from FedEx from the previous owner to me, the new owner.
It contains the maintenance history of the car from the first invoice in 1973 till last bill (inch thick pile of papers), the original first CA plate, plus all the documentation from the car.
Besides the stuff on the pics, there was a lot more !
How cool is that !!!! especially since I will have to wait for the car, it is cool to get something that is related to the car and is something I can touch. Pics are cool, but this is more real.

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Have a great weekend !
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post Jun 24 2016, 09:47 AM
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WELCOME!..... my notes say L99K Copper Metallic
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post Jun 24 2016, 09:54 AM
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1975

The colors available for this model year were:

Black L04I
Berber Yellow L11D
Summer Yellow L13K
Nepal Orange L20C
Malaga Red L30C
Scarlet Red L31M
Laguna Blue L50C
Forest Green L64K
Light Ivory L80E
Palma Green Metallic L95K
Silver Metallic L96D
Anacona Blue Metallic L97B
Copper Metallic L99K

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post Jun 24 2016, 10:12 AM
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Thanks for your feedback 7TPorsch !
The car was build june 1973, sold juli 1973, so I am not sure about L99K. I do agree it looks like it a bit, but the year is a mismatch to be that color.....but who knows....
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post Jun 26 2016, 09:28 AM
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Expected shipping out of NY at July 7th. Then about another 20 days to the Netherlands..... waiting always takes longer than you want....
in the meantime reading up into the 914 books, docs and forumposts....
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post Jun 29 2016, 08:48 PM
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Good luck! It will be interesting to see what little things the car needs to "sort it out" and make it yours.

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post Jun 30 2016, 08:34 AM
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Oh yes ! I will keep you updated . I am going through the pile of bills / maintenance history that i already received earlier than teh car (see previous posts in this item) and check what/when is already done. It had some interesting repairs in its past, including the relocation of the fuelpump. It does not mention to where :-)
Also the AC was charged at least 10 times during its life but is not currently working according to the last owner. Really nice to go through the maintenancehistory !
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post Jul 18 2016, 01:19 AM
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Seems like it takes forever, but the 914 is nearly in sight. It is floating on the sea under England, but getting close to Belgium, it will visit the harbour of Antwerp first (Belgium) and then it will set sail for the Netherlands, and will arrive in the evening of 21st of July. From there harbour actions and customs etc. after that the car is released to me.
So...I guess next week I will get a first hands-on on the car.

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post Jul 28 2016, 01:44 AM
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So, did your 914 arrive safely?
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post Jul 28 2016, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for asking !
Well...it arrived in Holland.... that is the good news.
it came out of the container yesterday.
Now for the bad news....
There are some issues with the car because of the way it was handled during transport, but I di not want to get ahead now....because I only saw the pics and transportcompany will work on a solution ( after a little persuasion from my side)
Car will be brought to my house tomorrow and after I did see with my own eyes what the status is....then I will give an update.
My transportcompany has a very good reputation and i have faith they will sort it out for me. I will post progress and updates here after car is here ....
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post Aug 3 2016, 03:41 AM
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Oh, that's a bummer :-( Hope it all will go smooth so you can start enjoying your 914...and start sharing pics! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Aug 8 2016, 07:28 AM
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Wondered how the car was? Which shipping company did you use out of interest?

All the very best with it and look forward to updates.
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post Aug 11 2016, 09:51 PM
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congrats on the 914 score / looks like a nice ride.

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post Aug 12 2016, 01:13 PM
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Any news on your car?, hoping whatever the issue is its minor
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post Aug 15 2016, 02:55 AM
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Hi guys (and girls). thanks for the interest.
The car arrived on the friday before I left for vacation on saturday morning.
The issue with the car was that during transport it developed some mold in the container which affected my car as well.

The receiving transport company on the Dutch side called me to state that there was some mold on/in the car, and I had to wait to see for myself how bad it was.
The shipping companies stated that this happens more often, and is even mentioned in the contract in the small-print. I did talk to the USA transport company to express my concerns and worries since I did give them superdry car without mold and they offered to work on a 'Mutual solution' with me after we solved the issues.

I already spoke to a steamclean company that is specialized in mold-removal in cars in the next days, before the car was delivered to my house, so they were standby if needed.
The car was delivered Friday, saw the car and I did call the steamclean guys and they cleaned the 914 for me, only little later after I received the car. Normally they do newer cars, but they liked it to have a vintage car in their portfolio, so they took some pictures for their own webpages as well.
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After the cleaning of the inside, the outside still has to be cleaned, it was steamed as well but it needs to be polished/waxed...however you guys call that... but that needs another company to do that, and could be done later.
So...I put the 914 in the garage and went on holiday the next morning.

Last weekend I came home and yesterday (Sunday) I could check the 914 better for the first time...... Update coming soon, promised !! !
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