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partsman
post Mar 19 2017, 11:36 AM
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I sold my '73 yesterday, for just what I was asking for it. I've owned it for 18 years, and it was time to drive something else.

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My wife was pregnant with our youngest when I bought it, and it served me well. I was for a time, working in Porsche dealership parts departments, and I helped a lot of members out at both sites....I remember when there was only one site...I rememeber the help the guys who love these cars gave to a family who needed a van to get around. I helped members get VIN labels, straight from Germany. I bought ALL the stock of rear axles for 4 cylinder cars from Germany, and sold them to HPH....I seen and heard a lot.

And yet, I still chose to let it go. I had done a LOT of work on the car, but it was a driver. There were paint chips, and rust on the outer skin that never bothered me. I guess it was time to go when, after I didn't post it for sale on this site, it was found and discussed ON THIS site. I have had enough. NOt everyone buys a $20,000 914....some of us just like to drive them everywhere. I kept it a 4 cylinder (orginal engine to boot) and learned enough to have one of the best running fuel injected cars around. I'll still wave to you guys, but I think it's getting away from us....we were never the popular kids at the meets, we were the slightly off ones. I enjoyed my time, good luck to rest of you, and for god's sake, just drive it!

I told the new owner about this site, it the car shows up, welcome another into the fold. He's an older guy, lives in souther NH and after years of 911's, one 912 and a few 356's always wanted a 914. He was very happy with all the work done to the car, and I hope he enjoys it.

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post Mar 19 2017, 11:37 AM
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Congrats on your sale, gotta bring a few emotions, 18 years is like raising a child and then watching them leave the house.

Sounds like you made a impact by helping out a lot of 914 owners..... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Mar 19 2017, 01:46 PM
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If you are/were "forever hooked," you'll miss it and be back at some point.
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post Mar 19 2017, 01:54 PM
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That's a great looking driver - I hope the new owner treats it with the love a respect you've shown it over the years! Sail on... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/shades.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post Mar 19 2017, 03:50 PM
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Just curious...are you replacing it with something that will excite you?
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post Mar 19 2017, 04:03 PM
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QUOTE(partsman @ Mar 19 2017, 01:36 PM) *

I sold my '73 yesterday, for just what I was asking for it. I've owned it for 18 years, and it was time to drive something else.

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One last shot on the driveway.

My wife was pregnant with our youngest when I bought it, and it served me well. I was for a time, working in Porsche dealership parts departments, and I helped a lot of members out at both sites....I remember when there was only one site...I rememeber the help the guys who love these cars gave to a family who needed a van to get around. I helped members get VIN labels, straight from Germany. I bought ALL the stock of rear axles for 4 cylinder cars from Germany, and sold them to HPH....I seen and heard a lot.

And yet, I still choice to let it go. I had done a LOT of work on the car, but it was a driver. There were paint chips, and rust on the outer skin that never bothered me. I guess it was time to go when, after I didn't post it for sale on this site, it was found and discussed ON THIS site. I have had enough. NOt everyone buys a $20,000 914....some of us just like to drive them everywhere. I kept it a 4 cylinder (orginal engine to boot) and learned enough to have one of the best running fuel injected cars around. I'll still wave to you guys, but I think it's getting away from us....we were never the popular kids at the meets, we were the slightly off ones. I enjoyed my time, good luck to rest of you, and for god's sake, just drive it!

I told the new owner about this site, it the car shows up, welcome another into the fold. He's an older guy, lives in souther NH and after years of 911's, one 912 and a few 356's always wanted a 914. He was very happy with all the work done to the car, and I hope he enjoys it.

Eric


I too sold my 914 back in 1994 along with my 911SC. Was sorry the day they left. Had this longing over the years. After retirement I found another 914 that needed much love and bought it. 18 months later and it's back up and driving again after sitting in a barn for over 23 years. When I get back home I'll install the lock sets refurbed by a World Member and we'll be back on the road again. Can't wait.
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post Mar 19 2017, 04:19 PM
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QUOTE(r_towle @ Mar 19 2017, 03:54 PM) *

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Thanks Rich...you went above and beyond to save this car years ago....you are one of the most genuine person I've ever met.

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post Mar 19 2017, 04:22 PM
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post Mar 19 2017, 04:30 PM
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QUOTE(sb914 @ Mar 19 2017, 03:22 PM) *

You'll be back!!


The dark side always brings you back..

Hope the new owner enjoys it as much as you did!
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post Mar 19 2017, 06:22 PM
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QUOTE(Big Len @ Mar 19 2017, 05:50 PM) *

Just curious...are you replacing it with something that will excite you?

College diplomas ...lol
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post Mar 19 2017, 07:46 PM
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Good luck Eric, we never met nor chatted on here, but Thanx as a beneficiary of a pair of those 914/4 axles which you sold to Rich! They'll go to good use in my 73 2's resto! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

Hopefully you'll get another 914 at some point. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

Cheers! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Mar 19 2017, 09:12 PM
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Best wises Eric. I hope one day you find another 914 that cries out to you and you take pity on it and bring it home to return it to the road again. Cheers. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Mar 20 2017, 09:26 AM
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Few 914's have had a better owner. I've enjoyed following your posts on this board.

Good luck.
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post Mar 20 2017, 01:16 PM
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Good luck on your new adventures! I hope you had plenty of miles in the car and have some good memories!

Let us know what your going to replace it with!
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