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Volume 54, Issue 624 April 2015

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President’s Message

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Membership and Anniversaries

Editor: Michael Murphy

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Upcoming Events - April 2015 Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events - Autocross Instruction

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Your Name and Car Badge - How To Order

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Tech - PPI At Ralph’s Auto Service

Rob Mairs and Jim Earlbeck

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Tech Tips - Under Coating Removal

Rob Mairs and Jim Earlbeck

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Review - Porsche 1979 Turbo

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In The News - Buried Ferrai

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Market - For Sale

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PCA License Plates

Gary Martinez Aaron & Minta Miller Editor

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he Chesapeake Region of the Porsche Club of America serves it’s club members and hosts activities within the Baltimore, Annapolis and surrounding geographic area, including Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The general objectives of PCACHS are, as indicated in the by laws: Promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads. Promote the enjoyment and sharing of goodwill and fellowship engendered by owning a Porsche vehicle and engaging in such social or other events as may be agreeable to the membership. Promote the maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of the marquee by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information. Establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations with Porsche AG, Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), Porsche dealers, and other independent service sources to the end the marquee shall proper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car annals. Promote the interchange of ideas and suggestions with other PCA Regions throughout North America and the world, and in such corporation as may be desirable. Establish such mutually corporative relationships with other car clubs as may be desirable. Establish a community service initiative with the goal of engaging members to participate in activities that benefit the community through fundraising or volunteering of time.

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Chesapeake Region

from our president President’s Message

fer a huge Thank You on behalf of all our members.

Welcome to Spring!

So this is the time of year where I make my pitch to everyone in the Region to lend a helping hand in this effort to keep our Region active and healthy .Organizing these events is a time consuming task which our Board attends to with good spirits and great energy. We are always looking for new ideas for things to do, places to visit, and activities to try out.

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t least I think its spring.....the calendar says it is but Mother Nature hasn’t quite made up her mind yet. But it won’t be long before it warms up and stays warm, the brine (yes, brine, not salt) they’ve lain down on the roads is all washed away and we’re back out there with our cars!

It’s my job to ask everyone, “Send us The Tech sessions and Social are in full your thoughts on activities that interswing and Autocross is just around the est you or events we can put into plancorner. In fact, for this month Social and ning.” There is no monopoly on suggesTour are teaming up for a combined tions for our Region. If you’ve discovevent on the Eastern Shore! For all of ered a great back road eatery or attracour members out that way here’s your tion, send me a note and we’ll try to chance to participate without having to work it into the schedule for all to enjoy. drive for half a day to get to us! These The talents and interests of our members events, and all those in planning are in nearly endless and if you find it attracbrought to you by our tireless Board tive you can be assured that there is a Committee members and our volunteers large number of our club who will too! for the individual events who put in a tremendous amount of time setting up From antiques to breweries, Bar-B-Q schedules, calling vendors and restauchicken to burger joints, new roads to be rants, and managing our very active cal- explored and scenery to enjoy, we are endar. For everything they do, let me of- open to it all and will do our best to make it available to everyone.

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from our president Let us know, we’d love to hear from you and to work to put together a program for all of our members. We are shaking off the doldrums of winter in a big way and there will be a stream of announcements for events and activities. So keep an eye out for e-blast messages from me and come out and join us, sharing the joy of just being back on the road. You can always email me at president@pcachs.org with any ideas or suggestions which you might have. It’s your Region, your club, your party; we are here to make it happen and look forward to hearing from you with comments, questions and suggestions. As always, I’m happy to hear from you directly and you can reach me at president@pcachs.org. Have fun and Drive Safely!

Gary

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Membership & Anniversaries March 2015

Aaron & Minta Miller

Primary Members: 775

Affiliate Members: 458

Total Members: 1234 Membership New Members: Jessica Ambrose Donna Benedict Kerry Chadderton Frederick B. Denker Bob Fierson Chris Greenawalt Jacqueline Hupfl Marc Kahan Jeffrey W. Lees Jonathan Lewis Joshua, Rafter Andy Spicer Alan Wagner Christopher Whalen

Hanover, MD 1965 356 Columbia, MD 2015 Macan S, Dark Blue Easton , MD 1984 944, Red ,Whiteford MD 1974 914, Black Crofton , MD 1985 911 Carrera Targa, White/Gold Baltimore , MD 1996 993 Cab, Metallic Turqouise Pasadena , MD 2011 997 Pasadena , MD 2013 Boxster Columbia , MD 2006 Cayenne S, Blue Clarksville , MD 2014 Cayman S, Blue Baltimore , MD 2001 996 Clarksville , MD 2015 Cayman GTS, Gray Grasonville , MD 2013 991 Cab, White/Tan Riva , MD 2013 991 C4S, Aqua Blue Metallic

Transfer In:

Transfer Out:

Damon Lowney, from Hudson Champlain Derik H. Swee , from Longhorn

Faisal A. Sayeed, to Delaware Howard Schapiro to Delaware

Anniversaries 25th Year Anniversary: Robert C. Garcia, Tracey C. Smith

15th Year Anniversary: Beth and Michael Keyser, Byron and Lisa McAllister and Byron and Lisa McAllister

10th Year Anniversary: Daniel and Barbara Ashby and Davis Statton

5th Year Anniversary: Thomas Scott and A. Thomas Beckman, Joseph and Betsy Ruzzi and Farris and Camil Shuggi

1st Year Anniversary: Farris and Camil Shuggi, Charles Gilman, William Johnston, Andrew and Tracy Nagle, Larry and Noah Robinson and Frank Yockey 7


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the team President Executive Vice President Vice President Treasurer Secretary Past President Autocross Autocross Patter Editor Publicity Social Social Tech Session Tech Session Tour / Rally Master Tour / Rally Master Safety Chair Chief Driving Instructor Community Service Concours d’Elegance Concours d’Elegance Historian Membership Webmaster Insurance PCA License Plates PCA License Plates PCA Zone 2 Representative

Gary Martinez Mark Hubley Claude Taylor Lynda Sobus Michael Murphy David Dukehart Rick MacInnes Pat Walker Michael Murphy Pat Walker Bob Costello Kathy Costello Jim Earlbeck Rob Mairs Steve Graham Mike Cook John Jensen Ellen Beck Mick & Meg Whitlock Ron Gordon Doug Ehmann Bob Rassa Aaron & Minta Miller Terry Della Vecchia Lee Rock Laurie Tarsia Bruce Tarsia Cheryl Taylor

president@pcachs.org executive@pcachs.org vicepresident@pcachs.org treasurer@pcachs.org secretary@pcachs.org pastpresident@pcachs.org autocross@pcachs.org autocross@pcachs.org editor@pcachs.org publicity@pcachs.org social@pcachs.org social@pcachs.org tech@pcachs.org tech@pcachs.org tour@pcachs.org tour@pcachs.org safety@pcachs.org instructor@pcachs.org communityservice@pcachs.org concours@pcachs.org concours@pcachs.org historian@pcachs.org membership@pcachs.org webmaster@pcachs.org insurance@pcachs.org pcalicenseplates@pcachs.org pcalicenseplates@pcachs.org

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Upcoming Events

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PCA Chesapeake Region-2015 Events Calendar March

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Tech Tactics East

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May

9:00am to 4:00pm

Porsche of Bucks County, Easton Road, Warrington, PA (Second Day)

All Day Event

Virginia International Raceway (VIR), 1245 Pine Tree Road, Alton, VA 24520

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Board Meeting

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Rick & Gloria Merriken’s, 11416 Elfstone Way, Columbia, MD 21044

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Tech Session Ralph's for PPI

9:00am to Noon

Ralph's Auto Services, Inc., 12300 Owings Mills Blvd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

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Social – Cars and Coffee

9:00am to Noon

Annapolis Harbor Dock for Cars and Coffee

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Volunteer Apprecia- 6:30pm to 9:30pm tion Dinner

Carson’s Creekside Restaurant, 1110 Beech Drive, Middle River, MD 21220

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Hunt Valley – Cars and Coffee

6:30am to Noon

3rd Anniversary Hunt Valley Cars & Coffee, Exit 21 off I83 to Hunt Valley Shop’n Ctr.

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Autocross Class & Course

8:00am to 2:00pm

At Speed Motorsports, 7410 Coca Cola Drive, Suite 110, Hanover, MD

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Hershey Swap Meet- 7:00am to 6:00pm Tour No. 1

Hershey, PA, with Group Breakfast at Shrewsbury Restaurant and Coffee Shop

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Autocross No. 1

8:00am to 12:00pm BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way

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1:00pm to 2:30pm

Lemon Café, 337 High Street, Chestertown, MD 21620, lemonleafcafeofmd.com

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32nd Deutsche Marque Concours

8:30am to 3:00pm

Nottoway Park, 9601 Courthouse Rd, Vienna, VA 22181 http://www.dmconcours.com/porsche-info.html

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Tech Session - Car Corral

TBD

Car Corral - various product and service demos

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Dinner

Howard County

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Autocross No. 2

8:00am to 12:00pm BWI Parking Lot on Mathison Way

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Board Meeting

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Tour No. 2

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Autocross Classroom & Course Instruction April

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Autocross Class & Course

8:00am to 2:00pm

At Speed Motorsports, 7410 Coca Cola Drive, Suite 110, Hanover, MD

Starts Saturday April 11th www.motorsportsreg.com autocross@pcachs.org

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Your Name and Car Badge

Editor

Chesapeake Region Members Only Now you can obtain the new Chesapeake Region Name Badge. Go to www.pcachs.org and scroll to the bottom of the page and there in the middle of the page is button to click that will take you right to the order form. $25, inclusive of handling and shipping. This month you have the opportunity to purchase a heavy gold-plated Chesapeake Region metal car badge. Each metal car badge comes complete with two brass screws, washers and nuts to mount it through your car grille or plate. We are taking orders right now! The cost per metal car badge is $30 or two for $50. This price includes handling and shipping. To place your pre-order, send an email message to the Patter Editor www.editor@pcachs.org and indicate the quantity, name, and shipping address. Once received we will let you know how and when to pay for your order. 11


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ot even a late March snow is included in a Pr-Purcha race car mechanic and bus Ralph walked us through performing the PPI. Ralph starts with the best way to observe the straightnes body right at eye level. If he suspects and indications from under the car th where body filler may have been used. wear and tear, functional operation of a

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wstorm could keep 48 members from joining us to learn firsthand what ase Inspection (PPI) from one of the areas most accomplished Porsche sinessman - Ralph Simmers. After introductions of Ralph and his staff, each step he takes in determining the issues, if any, he discovers while an initial inspection of the exterior panel conditions. He indicated that s of the exterior body panels is to view it on the lift, as it places the car the car has been in an accident there will be telltale paint differences hat bodywork has been performed. Using a magnet, he also locates After the exterior is fully explored, the interior is equally reviewed for all controls, whether they be mechanical or electrical.

irmed, it’s time to determine the condition of the suspension (continued

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Tech Session - Pre Purchase Inspect Ralph’s A Jim Earlbeck presents Alan Gunzelman with the $250 Ralph’s Service Certificate as Alan’s name was drawn at random

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Jim Earlbeck announcing the $250 Gift Certificate to Ralph’s Auto Service Courtesy of the PCA Chesapeake Region

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As Ralph said - “If the suspension attachment points to the car are not solid points are solid, a thorough check of the steering, tie-rods, ball joints and th at the 6 and 12 o’clock positions. If play is found, worn out suspension bal said “the engine is like a pump, and that a leak-down test will determine if the determines out of spec internals, you are looking at big bucks to tear-down most Porsche engines are generally good for many thousands of miles, as lon

Ralph fielded many questions, including many on the intermediate shaft be gines typically fail right before they reach 40,000 miles. So listen up all you IMS bearing checked. Ralph said he uses L&N Engineering replacement p large paper weight that’s going to cost around $25K to replace.


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and rust-free, you have nothing to control the car properly.� If the attachment heir rubber boots are checked, including checking for play in each front wheel ll joints and other suspension components would need to be replaced. Ralph o-rings and seals are within acceptable tolerance or not.� If the leak-down test n an engine and replace the worn out components. However, Ralph did say, ng as you change the oil and filter regularly.

earing failure problem. Ralph said it was his experience that the effected enu procrastinators who own cars with the M96 and early M97 engines, get your products to fix this potential failure. When the engine fails, you now have a

Rob and Jim tech@pcachs.org

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Tech Tips - From Your Tech Commit

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Cleaning The Underside of Y

e know that there probably are not many of you out there in Patter-land that want to go about removing the undercoating on your car but if you have an older car that you are either restoring or preparing for a Concours, this product might be for you. In the ‘60s and ‘70s many Porsche dealers added an asphalt or rubber-based undercoating to the underside of their cars in the hopes of protecting our cars from rust – and also to make a few extra dollars on the sale.

through an Eastwood Company (www.eastwood.com) catalog and I saw a product called “UnderGone®” which was being touted as having the ability to soften rubberized undercoatings and tar. The product was also advertised as being non-toxic, noncorrosive, CFC-free, and biodegradable. It was worth a try so I bought a few aerosol cans ($12.99 each plus shipping)!

Pretty amazing results and no harm to the original paint. However it is still a messy job but it is one of those jobs that is personally satisfying. UnderThis old stuff is ugly and messy and in our opinion, doesn’t belong on your car. But get- Gone® really does soften ting it off is not fun! It is a dirty, time con- the undercoating so you are able to scrape it off suming, greasy, gooey, nasty job that only but you then need a consome of us fools are willing to undertake. tainer to put it in – I used Being one of those fools and having recently a trash can. I also suggest putting some sort of drip purchased a car that was covered with this pan and plastic cover unnasty stuff one of your co-chairs wanted it off. A number of cleaners, Xylol, paint thin- derneath the area you are working on to capture goop that drops off ner, Acetone, wire brushes, scrapers and a heat gun were initially tried but nothing was and make sure you are wearing old 20 clothes and rubber gloves. I would working well. By chance I was thumbing


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also suggest good ventilation. Spray it on and let it soak in for several minutes and then scrape it off. The soak time will depend on the thickness of the undercoat and you may need to make several passes. After scraping and wiping (with rags) it all off I sprayed and wiped with “Simply Green®” cleaner and voila, the original paint! ***

f you have any products, tools, techniques or have come across a unique way to accomplish something on your car, send us a note and we will work with you to put together a short piece for the Patter. Rob Mairs and Jim Earlbeck, tech@pcachs.org

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Review - Porsche 1979 Turbo

A Supercar In Its Day, The 930 T

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t wasn't that long ago that the Porsche 911 Turbo, the famous 930 model, could be found in good condition for the price of a new Volkswagen Golf. The 930 Turbo that debuted in the late '70s has always been known as a driver's car. Even as recently as 15 years ago, it was still considered a used sports car that was difficult to drive, offering few of the comforts that would be expected in a 911. And 930 Turbos weren't particularly sought after by those looking for an easygoing weekend cruiser.

with maintenance-starved seasonal exotics, into the six -figure range at major classic-car auctions. The classifieds are where Dr. Brian Peters found his 1979 Schwarz over Schwarz 930 Turbo 15 years ago, and it's the car that we'll be riding in today. But first, a bit of history.

Taking the lessons learned from Group 4 and Group 5 race cars in order to meet FIA homologation requirements for the 1976, Porsche started developing the turbocharged version of the 911 in 1972, with Ernst FuhrTimes have certainly changed, and a car that was once mann from the racing side of the company at the helm feared for being a bit of a handful is, well, still a bit of of the project. Fuhrmann already had experience with a handful. But as the values of nearly all air-cooled turbocharging gained during the 917/30 Can-Am race Porsches have surged, the 930 Turbo has been pulled cars, with the company first adapting the 3.0-liter flatout of the classified pages of sunny resorts, replete


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Turbo Sees Surge In Boost, Values six unit that had been used in the Carrera RS 3.0. The first versions of the 930 Turbo, which the company still had some qualms about when it came to finding buyers, produced 234 hp in North American guise, and featured an upgraded suspension system, upgraded brakes, and a redeveloped four-speed gearbox to allow the chassis to cope with the power. In European-spec, the debut version of the Turbo produced 260 hp.

1975, Porsche built its way into Group 3 racing when the 1,000th example of the Turbo, as it was badged in Europe, was produced months later.

The 1978 model year saw the first major improvements to the 930 Turbo, which had already attracted a solid following in the U.S. after going on sale for the 1976 model year. The biggest change was the gain in displacement from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters, which Porsche debuted the 911 Turbo model at the Paris mo- brought the output to 253 hp and 282 lb-ft at 4,000 tor show in 1974, surprising crowds with its perform- rpm, along with a 0 to 60 sprint time of just 5.3 secance stats, muted looks, and hefty price. Early on, Zuf- onds. Those weren't just supercar figures for the time fenhausen had viewed the turbo model as a means to - they were better than the majority of what were conan end; a homologation special to satisfy racing residered the supercars of the era. The KKK turboquirements for the company team. But with the recharger in the revised 930 gained an air-to-air interquired number cars already spoken for by the end of cooler for the 1978 model year, helping the Porsche

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A Supercar In Its Day, The 930 T run circles around its mostly uncompetitive competition, though doing nothing for the turbo lag. Along with the turbo lag, the 1978 model kept the four -speed gearbox, which was viewed as a bit of a compromise by Porsche fans given the existence of a fivespeed unit at the time. And it also kept its very short 89.4-inch wheelbase which, combined with the oftenstartling turbo boost that would cut in at 3,000 rpm, made the car a tricky handler. Peters found his 1979 example 15 years ago, during the last few years when 930 Turbos were thought of as needy sports cars from the 1970s that were nowhere as forgiving as the later, plusher models from Zuffenhausen. "This was one of the top cars on my list that I've always wanted," Peters tells us as we climb in to go for a spin around northwest Washington, D.C. "So I looked for years for one, but when I bought it these were not valuable, these were not really desirable.

"A lot of them had been really neglected," Peters says. "I looked all across the country for a nice one, and I couldn't find one. Except for the ones that were like three times the price that people had with with 5,000 miles on them. So finally, ironically, one came up in the Washington Post -- remember when we used to actually look for cars in the Washington Post? I think the guy was asking high $20,000, and it had at the time 30,000 miles on it, maybe high 20s. I think he was the third owner, and he was getting older and just couldn't drive it with the clutch anymore, and he wanted to get rid of it. And as soon as I saw it I bought it. We went to the guy's house, he opened up his garage, I looked at it for about five minutes and just bought it immediately." As Peters powers up the 930 Turbo the engine settles to that familiar turbo thrum, a cross between a race-car engine's idle and the whoosh of a small regional jet sitting at the gate. It's a rich sound that invites a mental picture of the things going on in the engine compartment, and sitting in the passenger seat just a few feet ahead of the engine we can just about feel all those belts turning under the car's "whale tail." "These things were nicknamed 'The Widowmaker,'" Peters says as we pull out of the underground garage the Turbo calls home. "When the turbo kicks in and you're not used to driving it, the car just basically flips around. Or if you're accelerating hard in a corner you could lose it. Or in the rain, you could lose it. Once you know how to drive it, it's a great sports car." The tremendous boost offered by the turbo certainly came with a bit of a caveat, one that wasn't advertised


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Turbo Sees Surge In Boost, Values on the car's window sticker. The rear engine layout, combined with a short wheelbase, could induce oversteer and apparently did on many occasions in the hands of inexperienced drivers. This didn't stop people from buying them -- not to imply it ever does -- and the Turbo soon settled into the persona of a status symbol. "At the time this thing was crazy expensive," Peters explains "In fact, at the time -- I have an old magazine someplace that reviews this -- it was compared with the 6.9-liter Mercedes because they were both around the same price. But this car at the time was like twice the price of a 308 Ferrari or something -- it was extremely expensive. It was ridiculous how expensive this car was." A starting price of approximately $37,000, or $119,000 in today's dollars, made the Turbo a rare and pricey item, especially viewed in the context of the rarity of Porsche cars in the late-Malaise era. A Porsche 911 won't surprise anyone in the Midwest today, but in the 1970s, it was largely a bi-coastal exotic, a toy for the stereotypical stockbroker, even though the economic conditions that led to a supercar boom wouldn't materialize until a full decade after the Turbo's debut. The car's reputation, therefore, shouldn't come as a surprise when one considers just how much time the jetsetters of the era really devoted to learning to drive their cars at anything approaching the limit. The Camaros and the Mustangs of the time were forgiving cars with 0 to 60 times far different from those of the Turbo, and their smog-choked engines just wouldn't let anyone get into real trouble.

This wasn't the case with the 930 Turbo, as the car's performance specs are still very much modern even if no longer in supercar territory. But the car hasn't lost any of its bark or its bite, delivering blasts of power on

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A Supercar In Its Day, The 930 T demand as we carve through the relatively mild D.C. Sunday traffic. The Turbo's suspension feels responsive though not overly harsh, with the chassis refusing to transfer particularly harsh impacts into the cabin. Still, crawling around the city is not what the 930 Turbo is all about, though the nearest autobahn is far outside D.C.

leaks. I had to have the top end rebuilt which was about $15,000, and it got to the point where it was one thing after another that they were finding, and I had some work done on the air conditioning, and I had to put new tires on the car. Oh, and I had a new clutch put in as long as they had the engine out to do the top end rebuild. I basically had every single thing done to make it mechanically perfect."

"This is terrible to drive in the city because of the clutch and the transmission. But again, once you're on Despite the hefty bill, this was a pretty major overhaul the highway, it's fine," Peters says. for the Porsche -- definitely not a yearly maintenance. But these cars are complex and they do require expert "Are the lower gears just too tall?" we ask him. attention, especially when it comes to doing anything "Yeah, and the turbo lag is terrible," Peters says. "The while the engine is out. A similar procedure on a modern 911 could easily cost just as much, simply with the turbo lag was improved significantly with the B&B headers and exhaust -- that took it down to starting to parts and labor costs, so Porsche owners shouldn't be surprised by major engine-out work on the 930s. feel the turbo around 2,500 rpm. Otherwise it's like driving a [Citroen] 2CV. Until it hits 3,000, and then it's like a rocket ship. Which is another reason the values weren't that high on these. The maintenance is relatively expensive and they're probably less enjoyable to drive as a weekend tourer than a regular 3.2liter Carrera."

As we pull over, Peters lets the car idle for a minute to let the turbo cool down. On these cars, that's nonnegotiable.

"They're famous/infamous for oil leaks," Peters says. "They all have oil leaks. The turbos, if you drive it relatively hard and then you turn off the turbo, you With supercar performance comes supercar mainteruin your turbo. Other than that, they're pretty bulletnance, and even when the 930 Turbo wasn't trading proof. The problem is, if it needs any major service it north of $100,000 on the collector market, it could still takes a long time, and you may have to take the engine generate an impressive maintenance bill. We asked out like in a Ferrari. So that's expensive. I've wanted Peters about the items he's had to address in the recent an old Ferrari 308 or something, but everyone that has past and if this model has any particular Achilles' heel. one just says, even if they love it 'Don't buy one of these things, it'll ruin your life.'" "These things always have oil leaks. I mean, it only has 34,000 miles on it, so I don't drive it much," Peters The time to buy one of these passed a few years ago, replies. "I just got this back a couple weeks ago, it was back when a low-mileage example could be picked up $25,000 for the service because it had a bunch of oil for around $25,000. In fact, models that are valued

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even higher than the 930 Turbo weren't that much more expensive, hard as that is to believe in 2015.

As we pull over again to snap some photos on a deserted street in Georgetown, a passerby notices the Turbo and stops for a chat.

"I've got a 356 SC 1963 cabriolet which I've had completely restored -- I basically drive it on Sundays," he ells us. "Unfortunately, I've collected a bunch of cars over the years and don't have the time to drive these hings."

"Are you selling this thing?" another passerby asks.

Peters is holding on to this one.

Jay Ramey is an Associate Editor with Autoweek, and has been with the magazine since 2013. Jay also likes to kayak and bike.

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Sometimes Real Life Stories Are S Some Kids Were Digging In Their Backyard When They Hit Something. Police Have Never Seen Anything Like This!

We all grow up digging around in sand boxes hoping to strike it rich and find some hidden ancient treasures. What we typically find is an old Matchbox car or a present left behind by a cat. Either way it’s very rare to find something desirable. Well, that’s not

The boys actually discovered a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS buried just a few feet under the dirt in their yard. The family had just moved into the house and immediately called authorities who came and roped off the area. A team of investigators arrived and unearthed the 16 rare car.


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Stranger Than Fiction - Here’s One quite the case with a young group of boys in crudely mummified with towels in the vents California. They were digging in their and tape on many of the seams however yard when they found something that would the windows weren’t fully closed causing a make anyone’s jaw drop and their mouth lot of interior damage.

Farmers Insurance was contacted and because of the VIN number they traced the last owner. After the investigation, it turns out that the owner of the car had actually hired thieves to steal the car and dump it in

start drooling. In 1978, these kids were digging in their yard when they came across something big, something metal, and something very very valuable. A buried Ferrari! After exhuming the Italian sports car, it was obvious that someone had planned on returning to retrieve the vehicle. It was very

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Stranger Than Fiction - Here’s One the ocean so he could claim insurance on it. The thieves buried the car with the intention of returning to pick it up.

restoration. Everything on the car has been restored to the exact factory condition. However, this car comes with some incredible history and an awesome story.

The buried Ferrari was then auctioned off after being on display with the incredible story being reported across the nation. It The car even has a vanity plate which reads was purchased by a young mechanic who owned his own shop in California. The going “DUG UP”. How perfect is that? price was estimated to be between $5,000 and $9,000. He fully restored the buried Ferrari and often enters the car into car shows. Here are the pictures of the car after the complete

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Items for Sale, Rent, Loan and Free! For Sale

RACE/TRACK 993 $48,000 Many on Rennlist and in PCA know my 993 to be a very well developed and prepared car that is fast and forgiving. It is that rarest of racecars in that it has taken me to the podium quite a few times and, yet, it has never been wrecked. This car spent the first four years four or five years as a street car and then became a car that I drove 99% on the track. It is technically street legal since it's tagged and titled. I've actually been stopped/been given warnings by two police officers, and neither of them cited me for the loud exhaust, roll cage, etc. Lucky, I suppose. I have a lifetime emissions waiver from the state of Maryland, so it never needs to be smogged again. Contact: Mark Samuel at 410-375-6114 33 mark.samuel.lee@gmail.com


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Items for Sale, Rent, Loan and Free! For Sale Bridgestone Tires $80/obo 2 Bridgestone Potenza S-02A 205/50 ZR17 Boxster tires in excellent condition with 7/32� tread remaining.

Original 914 Steel Wheels $80/obo 4 original steel wheels that fit 1972 914. Contact: Jack Roth at 240-687-0857 docroth48@gmail.com

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Advertisements in the Market are free for members of any PCA Region. A $10 fee is charged for advertisements submitted by non-members. Contact the Patter editor (editor@pcachs.org) for details or to submit a classified advertisement.

Items for Sale, Rent, Loan and Free! For Sale 2007 Cayman S $38,500/obo White/Black, like new, heated garage kept, non-smoker, 6speed, 19� Turbo II wheels, sport chrono plus, PASM, PCM with navigation, auto climate, Bose sound, heated leather sport seats, Alcantara sport steering wheel, biXenon headlights, Borla exhaust, RSS sway bars, 3M clearbra, new battery, brake pads & rotors, car is current on service with all records included, books/2 keys/all OEM parts included. 38,000 miles. Selling due to lack of time to enjoy car. Contact: Jeff McClure, Baltimore, MD at 443-8014559. jmcclure@cms24-7.com

2013 Boxster Items Porsche Brand Indoor Car Cover - $175 Coco Floor Mats of Natural Herringbone - $85 Clear Windstop from Pedros Garage - $75 Sold my 2013 Boxster and purchased a new 2015 911, so these items are for sale. Contact: Jim Orrell at jjorrell@comcast.net or 410-592-3847.

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CHESAPEAKE REGIO

PCA Chesapeake Region - April 2015 Patter  

Monthly Newsletter of the PCA Chesapeake Region

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