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Thought I’d share the restoration of our 930 with the forum , just hope it’s not to boring as I’m no academic story writer 😂

Back in April 2016 a mate of mine who seems to find cars in all obscure places asked if I’d be interested in a 930 that had been sitting for 17 years buried in a shed in Brisbane. Umm YES, I told him I’d love to know more and so begins the slippery slope of bringing a car back to life. The owner of the car had a massive shed with about 30 cars in it in all states of mobility and the very deepest in the shed was the 930, so deep the only way out was through the back door to get it into the back yard then cut a couple of fence  panels out of  the neighbours property and out through their backyard to freedom. 

Originally delivered in the UAE then exported  to HK and finally arriving in Aus in 1999 and not being registered till 2017 showing 48000klm and covered in more dust than the pyramids of Egypt. But none the less a 930 and with the way prices had gone it was going to be a great entry level price for an air cooled car let alone a 930. WINNING.

Super excited but the owner being over protective about his collection and location meant I had to trust my mate on buying the car for me which wasn’t an issue as he’s got more experience in collector cars than anybody I know. So a couple of pics a few Hail Mary's the deals done only problem he’s 75-80 and in no rush to dig her out so after a couple of weeks my mate under takes the mission to dig it out and I get to pic it up. 

87AF4070-8084-4FAF-A9D6-E0800E051FED.thumb.jpeg.71f1a03119712f9763e96145930bc944.jpegThis is where the fun begins. We where told that the guy had started to fit a new muffler to it some years earlier got distracted and never finished the job , no biggie I knew it wasn’t going to be a matter of putting fuel and a battery in her ,quick wash and off into the sunset 42CFDB78-E90C-4772-9541-A9D35248EBA0.thumb.jpeg.71f11302ffe28033edf0365ec87afa0d.jpegI was super excited about getting her cleaned up , mechanically resurrected and rolling again. Brad Mckernan from Mckernan restoration at Redcliffe came over home for a few days and nights to do what we could at home before sending her out to his workshop for the finishing touches to just get it mobile and driving, just to see how I would  like a LHD 911. So a new fuel tank from Porsche a borrowed turbo and muffler fuel pumps lines etc etc all ready to fire up and boom 💥 comes the phone call , Mike something seems wrong!!NO NO NO what’s going on Brad ? CEE97D70-D2C0-4609-A3BE-0B09EA97E9BC.jpeg.bba38c787f76a6acf14c07352ba0f7d5.jpegBroken head studs ☹️ Ok now it’s turning into a bit more of a job than we expected. After a fair bit of back and forth with Brad we decided that we may as well go all in and do a proper job of things while it’s apart we will tidy up whatever is out of her or easily accessible and detail as much as we can and make it just a bit better than a dirty old barn find. Away down the slope we go NEW everything it was then a massive engine and under body detail and now that I’m in for a full engine rebuild, I took the attitude of while it’s apart do everything new , this is a job I don’t want to do twice. This included gearbox bearings synchro’s clutch brakes just do it all and make it something to be proud of not just a screwed together patchwork job. Throw the cash at it and let me know when it’s ready 🤦‍♂️  57FBB180-513C-4F41-9259-22F455C6E989.thumb.jpeg.9ee76cf064e3260c206a420d3f43f05d.jpeg9A150055-248F-4D3F-A1A8-B4CA4D1A0082.thumb.jpeg.c8b8070baf982047999393d171b108f1.jpegNow I’ve gone this deep everything I look at needs to be done so all new lenses, front rubber lip spoiler, rear whale tail rubber and of course a couple of scratches on opposite guards that once weren’t worth worrying about before now cost me a paint job 11CDDE20-0265-41D9-A4AF-A9D09141A04A.thumb.jpeg.0629cdb35e29c2008d36801fa2c66e82.jpeg2FF710ED-0032-4662-8CEA-8BDED74119F4.thumb.jpeg.fd00e6ebd20a9da3d35b982a0d8fb63e.jpegSo now after 18 months of scrubbing replacing everything a huge amount of work done by Brad ,detailing the hell out of it from top to bottom it’s all coming  together. 

We finally get through the massive job of bringing this 930 back to life and as painful as it was at the time I’ve been absolutely rapt with how nice these cars are and can only imagine how special these would have been at the time they were new considering how awesome they still drive today. Huge thanks to Brad and his guys for looking after the car , Stan at performance 9 for sourcing so so many parts and for a super understanding wife that loved the hole journey just as much as I did even tho I threatened to burn it on more than one occasion 😂😂   Here’s the finished result. F1481FFE-B483-479F-A1F7-966FE52D3689.thumb.jpeg.f5a15b5c64a81b221eb3fab8ba318352.jpeg90864CF9-CED8-4A4A-9EEC-CE43997FFBCD.thumb.jpeg.354df17984473eb8cef57a307a86bf0c.jpeg258104F2-CA6B-4B83-9733-5921B1CF9E9E.thumb.jpeg.a1af931fa488157aa1efa3e8f3a60626.jpegF757005F-8E15-43A5-A0BF-D163F0DB49F2.thumb.jpeg.e554aa4f47f49942debeed1911cde5fa.jpeg19C1FA55-D748-426E-ABBF-3DF12B115418.thumb.jpeg.37b31ee674e1282c4699d56cb33dd858.jpeg6B0FF3BD-4FEE-4B5E-BFA6-B76AB5CC9F92.thumb.jpeg.9bd914f81dbc80ed30f90a2bda90856e.jpeg

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Absolutely sensational! Bigger hole in your pocket (both pockets) than expected but if you're in for a freshen up that always turns into a full rebuild on something like this, it's always in the back of your mind. Just don't tell the missus the final $$$$$. Well worth it though and now for the driving!!!!

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Absolutely stunning work done. Beautiful car. It must be an absolute joy to drive now.. Though I'm not sure I would want to do anything other than place it on mirrors and look at it in my living room.

Art. 

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WOW.....sensational.    Love your work...

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Very nice.🤑

Would love to do something similar.

Not a criticism, just curious, what is missing in the underside engine pic?  I noticed there are no heat exchangers but it looks like something else is missing.

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 Wow, wow and wow.

Very nice and unusual but lovely colour

 

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Wow, this looks absolutely amazing. Well done, and enjoy!

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Struggling for breath here. 😍 👌

 

 

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14 hours ago, OZ930 said:

Very nice.🤑

Would love to do something similar.

Not a criticism, just curious, what is missing in the underside engine pic?  I noticed there are no heat exchangers but it looks like something else is missing.

Yeah your right the heat exchangers were deleted I couldn’t justify the cost at the time and living in Qld I don’t need heat. We have left everything in place just a matter of putting them back on if I feel the need to later, I’d spent that much money at that stage it was something I felt that wasn’t all that critical and like the look without them anyway. 

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Fwoar!!!! What a transformation! Just beautiful! Well done!

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I've got a 924 Turbo that could use that sort of treatment if you feel the need to go through it again ... :Chuckle2:

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41 minutes ago, Dreamr said:

I've got a 924 Turbo that could use that sort of treatment if you feel the need to go through it again ... :Chuckle2:

Hahahaha thanks but I’m a bit tired after doing this and I don’t think my wallet will recover anytime soon😂😎

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