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Continental Orange Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0

by | Dec 29, 2012 | Classic Porsche Blog, Modified Porsche Hot Rods, Project Cars

Just put a quick voiceover on top of a video we shot back in 2007, when wife Sarah and I drove down to Lausanne in Switzerand to pick up my 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe. It’s nothing special but I think some of you will enjoy it.

Orange Porsche 911 Ferdinand 1

I first spotted the car in this pic on a Pelican Parts thread, and it was love at first sight. At the time, I owned a white 911 SC Cabriolet which I was very happy with, but I knew I would have to own this if it ever came up for sale.

When it did come on the market in October 2006, I struggled with the numbers for a bit and eventually realised I would have to sell the SC to pay for this C3. That Cabriolet was a darling and I struggled with the decision, but five years on, I still feel good about my choice.

Orange 911 Ferdinand Porsche Magazine

The Orange (so named by previous owner GeorgeK) looks standard but is quite different to how it left the factory. Engine is standard and I still have the original side glass, but most everything else is modified. There is really too much to list: we’ll get into it in detail sometime soon.

This 911 is my Cult of Porsche. We’ve got more videos of it to come and 2013 is expected to be a year of work on the car before Le Mans 2014. I’ll be there in this for sure. Keep it here for more on my Continental Orange Carrera and upcoming top end rebuild. If anyone’s got a deal on throttle bodies for this, I’m all ears!

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  1. Richard

    I recently acquired a 1975 Carrera Targa 2.7. It had only 31,000 miles on it. It is original throughout and has the side-stripes like the Orange. I will be happy to share a photo if you’d like .

    Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)

    • John

      Sounds great, Richard! My email is on the contact page. Thanks and congratulations, JG

  2. Keith

    Enjoyed the video – thanks for sharing. Beautiful car. I look forward to hearing more about it.

    San Diego, California (USA)
    1979 911SC black coupe

    • John

      Thanks Keith – really wasn’t sure about the voiceover but you have to try all this stuff. San Diego is a beautiful city – you live in a great place! Happy New Year, JG

  3. Simon

    Hi John
    First time I have seen your car, it is a great looker and really like the sleeper look, it is the same effect I am trying to achieve with my 911.

    Look forward to the next instalment.

    East Yorkshire
    82’911SC Hellbronze Coupe

    • John

      Thanks Simon – also loving your approach! More vid coming soon of this thing. Cheers, JG

  4. Mill Beatty, Jr.

    John, I just want to post something BUT, the pic of it streaming down the road says all I could ever think of asking. Lemans 2014 ahead>

    • John

      Yes! It’s just sooo cool 😀


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