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24 Feb 2018 17:23 #20199 by mm928
Hi everyone,

I did this about a year or so ago and decided I just enjoyed my 83 928 too much, not to mention my friends and the occasional trips to SITM and Frenzy. But we are now about 4-6 weeks away from moving into our last new home. Unfortunately there is no garage room there and so I must put it up for sale. I will be in our new home in a 4-6 weeks, then try to get it listed. Right now there is a starting issue discovered at SITM and it looks like something under the hood not delivering spark. I will have someone look at it soon. I am sure it is something relatively minor.

I hope to return to the lovely land of Porsches in some way, at some time, but with something that needs less maintenance and TLC. I believe I accomplished my goal of making the best example of an 83 that I could, updating it where possible while keeping the classic look and feel.

Thanks to every one in the club and at SITM and Frenzy over the years. I will miss it all for sure. I may check in from time to time until I finally sell it

regards,
Mike

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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24 Feb 2018 18:16 #20200 by linderpat
Heartfelt message Mike. Good luck with the sale. Wish there was a way for you to keep the car. You can still come to Frenzy and SITM and the other functions - you've earned your stripes!

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02 Mar 2018 17:54 #20210 by mm928
Thanks buddy, I may take you all up on that, although I may arrive in a Mustang GT or a Cayman,,, HA

I will always remember the trip from new owner to (mostly) finished product owner, all the friends along the way, and I will always be a 928 standard bearer for sure!

I will check in some as this journey winds down over the next few months. right now I am in a Marriott Residence Inn until mid-late April when we get in the new house. Until then it is garaged with a fellow Porsche enthusiast who has the space.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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27 Mar 2018 21:50 #20275 by jej3
Hey Mike -

Sorry to hear the news but do hope to see you again. You're always the friendliest face I look for at SITM and Frenzy!

My boys (Collin, Preston) and I will miss seeing you in Banner Elk. So come to SITM with or without a 928 :)

Take Care,

Trey Johnson

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29 Mar 2018 21:05 #20279 by mm928
Hey there Trey - indeed even watched your boys grow up ! Yes I will miss the people and fun times we all had the most. I was told to sneak in anytime at Sharks or Frenzy just to catch up,,, that will be on the menu of course - so I hope to see you all then.
thanks!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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29 Mar 2018 21:39 #20280 by jej3
Sounds like a plan, Mike. We'll see you around!

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05 Jul 2018 13:10 #20432 by mm928
Well - as in Monty Python's Holy Grail - "I'm not dead yet!"

HA - So, after nearly a year after SITM 2017, when a starting issue cropped up, my Shark is finally fixed and back to normal. Had to miss Frenzy last fall and SITM this year. We were also moving into our new home and living in a hotel part of the time. So easy decide to sell the Shark.

Luckily, I found a good reliable shop that specializes in German cars to diagnose an ECU problem, instead of the more usual no start culprits, It runs as reliably again as it did before. Also our new home's driveway is bigger than we thought, so I can move the Shark and Mustang in an out without too much hassle. Still cannot work on it much, so if the opportunity comes up I will likely sell it still. But for now I am driving it and deciding if I want to make a few more improvements first or not.

I plan to make Frenzy this fall so that should be fun. Anyway... I am not dead yet!

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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