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      06-19-2007, 05:44 PM   #1
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Look what came by today

Don't see this very often. Just rolled up today and said "hi". Vin #4



















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      06-19-2007, 05:48 PM   #2
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Is that a turbine powered porshe??
You know a car is hardcore when there is a fire extinguisher within arms reach of the driver at all times...
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      06-19-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
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Wow! I love the 959's!
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      06-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #4
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my favorite car when I was growing up.Posters everywhere. WOW!
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      06-19-2007, 05:58 PM   #5
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      06-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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      06-19-2007, 06:08 PM   #7
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freaking AWESOME.......

thanks for your great work on the PROcede....looking forward to purchasing it next month...

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      06-19-2007, 07:04 PM   #8
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dude... I bet not many people know what that is. I love that car.
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      06-19-2007, 07:13 PM   #9
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I want to meet the lucky owner! And how in the world did he get it over here without customs snatching it up?? Those by law arent allowed to be here...
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      06-19-2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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I want to meet the lucky owner! And how in the world did he get it over here without customs snatching it up?? Those by law arent allowed to be here...
Did I mention that the owner has 2 of them. Vin #4 and #16.

As well as a Bugatti EB110 GT which I saw today driving on the street.
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      06-19-2007, 07:17 PM   #11
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Amazing, that car was so ahead of its time. It could still embarass exotics today.
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      06-19-2007, 07:20 PM   #12
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Is it going to be spending some time at the Blackhawk Auto Museum? Less than 1000 km! Wow!

The closest I`ve been is seeing one on a lift at Andial.
Maybe 1000956 km. How can someone resist having that in the garage for this long.
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      06-19-2007, 07:21 PM   #13
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wait, is Vishnu tunning out of a residential area? Why are there so many houses around the shop that cars are pulling up to?
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      06-19-2007, 07:22 PM   #14
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      06-19-2007, 07:24 PM   #15
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I remember when Porsche introduced that beast and when Nick Faldo's ex trashed his! wikipedia has a nice history of the car. Shiv, that m'f'er is worth btw. $700,000-$1,000,000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_959
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      06-19-2007, 07:24 PM   #16
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      06-19-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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I want to meet the lucky owner! And how in the world did he get it over here without customs snatching it up?? Those by law arent allowed to be here...
There is a company that modifies the 959 to make it emission compliant and legal in the U.S.
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      06-19-2007, 07:30 PM   #18
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Wow, and when I saw the pics I was ok, it just looks like an old car to me
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That is truly a piece of history. Thank you so very much for taking those pictures.
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WOW... that is rare sight right there. I think most of the ones made were silver, so that is probably the first picture I have seen of one in red. The only other car that could compete against it at the time was the Ferrari F40 which even by todays standards is considered one of the best cars ever made. It took 20 years for the 911 Turbo to match the performance of that car right there... if it weren't for safety and emission regulations... I can't even imagine what they would come up with. That in my opinion was one of last great super cars.... very ahead of its time.
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You know its a rare car when you hardly even see them ONLINE!

Wow totally forgot about these and impressed how low the miles are!!
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      06-19-2007, 09:02 PM   #22
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