What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

I was in Los Angeles for work and had a few hours between my lunch meeting and my dinner with a colleague, so I decided to visit Porsche South Bay.

What a treat.

It is one of a handful of classic Porsche service centers, which perform full restorations. I really enjoyed looking at the cars and talking to the staff.

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A beautiful 914-6.

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A Signal Yellow 911S. Goodness.

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A white 993 RS—something I’ve never seen in person before.

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A 964 America Roadster (a turbo body on a naturally aspirated cabriolet).

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This 911 SC was one of my favorite cars.

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964 Speedster.

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930 Coupe.

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A beautiful 991.2 GT3 with options that put the price over $230k. Yikes.

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Lastly, a Miami Blue 991 Turbo S.

When I’m on the road, I’ve started this new habit of stopping by dealers to ask “Do you have anything special?”

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I’m doing this because its fine, folks at the dealers seem to enjoy answering that question, and because a friend recently died who loved to do this at Ferrari shops. So its a bit of a tribute coupled with remembering to take time to enjoy things you love. And I love looking at Porsches—especially air cooled ones.

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