Do You Know Where And When Your Classic Was Built?
When reading our story about a reader’s discovery that his Porsche 911 began its life as a factory racing car, I couldn’t help but notice one detail from Ted’s interview: June 1968. In letters between its owner and Porsche, the company reveals that the car “left the production plant as a bare body and was delivered to the Racing Department in June 1968”—almost makes you wonder what the weather was like in Stuttgart at the time…
Anyway, when chasing down a car’s origins, some automakers can really say a vehicle was made, even down to the day. It may seem like useless trivia, but knowing the date has many practical applications—especially if you can prove with a reasonable amount of certainty that an automotive legend in some form or another worked on or built your car.
The exception? People who’ve built their own machines.
Do you know where and when your classic was built—and does it matter to you?
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