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Old 04-05-2012, 10:15 AM   #1846
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R.I.P. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche


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Old 04-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #1847
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R.I.P. Ferdinand Alexander Porsche


Indeed! Driving force of one of the most iconic cars ever designed and built.

RIP Father Porsche.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:09 PM   #1848
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RIP Ferdy!!!

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Porsche was the son of former Porsche Chairman Ferry Porsche, who died in 1998, and the grandson of Ferdinand Porsche, who started the company as a design and engineering firm in the 1930s.
Born in Stuttgart on Dec. 11, 1935, F.A. Porsche was initiated into the family business while still a boy, spending time in his grandfather's workshops and design facilities. He studied at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung in Ulm and joined the company in 1958, taking over the design studio in 1962.
In the 911, he created a larger, less cramped replacement for the company's first model, the four-cylinder Porsche 356. The new car, with a rear-mounted, six-cylinder engine, was originally designated the 901, but the number was changed because French competitor Peugeot claimed a patent on car names formed with a zero in the middle.
Porsche left the operational part of the company with other family members in the early 1970s and in 1972 founded a design business, Porsche Design Studio, where he created eyeglasses, watches and pens.
As a designer, he had a reputation as a functionalist.
"A formally harmonious product needs no decoration, it should be elevated through pure form," he once said — a motto reflected in the lean lines of the 911.
He served as chairman of Porsche AG from 1990 to 1993 and helped steer the family firm through a crisis as sales plunged in the late 1980s under pressure from global competition and a strong German mark that hindered exports.
Under his chairmanship, the company brought in a new CEO, Wendelin Wiedeking, who is credited with turning the company around.Porsche was to be buried in a private ceremony in the chapel at Schuettgut, the Porsche family's estate in Zell am See, Austria.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:39 PM   #1849
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #1850
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/au...rated-911.html

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:56 AM   #1851
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:29 AM   #1852
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Any of you guys ran a 944 S2? I've been offered one at a good price.

One owner from new, full main dealer history for 20 years.



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Old 04-26-2012, 05:00 AM   #1853
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Any of you guys ran a 944 S2? I've been offered one at a good price.

One owner from new, full main dealer history for 20 years.



Books and records + good price = buy it

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Old 04-26-2012, 05:27 AM   #1854
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Any of you guys ran a 944 S2? I've been offered one at a good price.

One owner from new, full main dealer history for 20 years.
PM Sasquatch. He's got a wealth of info. As an owner of a younger brother 968, I say go for it. It's got two of the most important qualities you can buy in a Porsche, a loving PO and a complete history. IMO, those two outweigh even extremely low miles. The Alfetta-derived front engine/rear transmission combined with Audi truck-derived power make the the wasser Porsches extremely pleasant to own and drive.

Unless it's just been done, have the belt/pulleys checked and/or changed first thing.

(btw, I believe reg plates go with the vehicle in Blighty? If you get it, I'm taking that one to be a sign from the gods that you need 7-8 more motorcycles to keep the Guzzi company. )

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #1855
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944S2 is s great car!!

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:19 AM   #1856
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Looks like a nice find . Few and far of those in the states .
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #1857
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:32 PM   #1858
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #1860
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