Your Dream Cars: A Prussian Blue Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2

Remember the first time that you saw your dream car? Formum member TheRev remembers pretty well: "In rural Texas in the '80s, cars were heavy, ham-fisted Crown Vics and Buick Regals that lumbered along in an ocean of pickups. None interested me in the least, until my dad took me to a European car meet. While e-type Jags drew his attention, it was a 911 that grabbed me and never let go. I left with an enduring love for its small size, elegant lines, and growling exhaust."

That allure never left TheRev, and, after some time spent saving and dreaming, he finally had the means to try and find a 911 of his own. After avoiding some dubious examples like a Euro 3.2 Carrera that the owner didn't know had a salvage title, TheRev came across a Prussian Blue 1985 911 3.2 Carrera in upstate New York—check that thread for more details. The price was too high and the 911 did not have air conditioning—a necessary item for life in Texas—but TheRev decided to take a chance anyway and contact the seller.

As luck would have it, the seller needed the car gone quickly to make room for a recently purchased Mustang. Even better, the seller was a retired mechanic for both Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, and had a fully equipped garage. The 911 had received good care. A price was negotiated, and TheRev was soon the owner of a pristine 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera.

A week later, a beautiful Prussian Blue 911 was getting backed out of a covered trailer and into the possession of TheRev.

Now the proud owner of a 911, TheRev did what any responsible father would do: load up the wife and kids, and take it down a few country roads.

That was just about a year ago. What's happened since then? A deep cleaning and detailing of the whole car, installation of a modern air conditioning system and a kit to improve shifter feel.

TheRev still has a lot to share about his adventures with the car, and we are excited to see how his classic 911 ownership experience goes, considering we have one of our own.

Have you had the opportunity to purchase your childhood dream car? If not, what's the one car you hope to have one day?

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TheRev
TheRev New Reader
4/27/20 1:58 p.m.

Very kind of you to write, Colin! I wasn't sure if it was worth it to you all to build that thread. But I'll keep her going! Just added a couple new posts. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/27/20 3:31 p.m.

In reply to TheRev :

It was our pleasure to give you a write-up. We always want to hear about what kind of car-related shenanigans our readers are getting up to, especially when it's something that is as important as a dream car.

Keep up the good work, and enjoy it for the rest of us.

 

stu67tiger
stu67tiger Reader
4/27/20 6:24 p.m.

And then there's the other side of the story, where the car of your dreams turns out to be an uncomfortable wallet draining nightmare after you get it home.  I'll bet there are some good stories there, too.

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