MY GARAGE – GARAGE LIFE

A few infos about my garage and my warehouse which are – to this day – still full of parts. If you’re looking for something Porsche related, just get in touch and I see if I can help. 

Tools, Lift, Jack & Co.

Oil, Greases & Lubes

Random Garage stuff:

Cars

Well, I’ve had a few and honestly, I can’t count them. I’ve owned between 15 and 20 Porsche 911, not at the same time but sometimes 6 or 7 in different locations. Downsized quite a bit, moving abroad was one of the reasons and spending too much time on so many cars was the other. So I kept two of the Porsches that I had, a project car and a very original 911 Carrera 3.o with an interesting history. Don’t want to bore you with my daily drivers – Swedish, German and Italian among them.

1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.o

I’ve owned this car for about 5 yrs at the moment of writing. At that time, I’ve had a 1976 Carrera 3.o and wanted to own one of each year. Crazy, I know, but well. So a friend from San Jose had a 83 yr old client that wanted to sell his 1977 Carrera 3.o. Back at the time I was living in Germany so I flew to San Francisco, check out the car and bought it on the spot. 

Interesting history, the previous owner hired the son of Paul Lang, who owned a Volkswagen dealership in Santa Clara Valley to find him a 1977 Carrera 3.o in Germany. His son, Olaf Lang, later Porsche Executive and 917 race car driver, worked at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart at the time. The previous owner paid him a $500 finders fee for a good example and picked it up, drove it around Europe and shipped it to California where it spent most of it’s life in Palo Alto. 

When he got it, it had 113.000 km on the clock, when I got it from him, it had over 480.000 km. One engine rebuilt and it’s still running perfectly strong. I’ve painted the car in it’s original color, added some side decals and had the Fuchs wheels anodized in black (pictures will follow soon).

1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Project

Well, I’ve done a few projects over the years, backdated a 1983 911 SC and learned a lot while doing that. Sold it when it was finished with the idea to build another one, a little more fancy, a little more sophisticated and not on a budget this time. 

So I was looking for a 1977 911 without a sunroof for my streetable race car hot rod backdate kinda thing. 1977 is the perfect year for me, it has a galvanised body already, has power-assisted brakes and still the pop-out rear quarter windows. 

Found one in Canada with an ugly body kit installed, but it had a 3 litre engine in it and a limited slip differential original Porsche transmission. 

Removed everything incl. the body kit, rust and had new original Porsche panels welded in. After that, the car has been chemically stripped. Next step: some more welding and stiffening the chassis.

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