Zachary Mayne
Zachary Mayne
8/23/18 3:27 p.m.


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Story and Photos by Zachary Mayne

When Porsche 911 addict Alex Motola had to settle on a color for his ST-inspired 911 project, he took the easy way out. He simply left the decision to someone else.

More specifically, that someone else was his daughter, Kate. He did limit her choices to the early Porsche color palette the factory had used. Despite his best efforts, the palette was quickly discarded by Kate, who simply said “pink.” Spoken like a true 7-year-old girl.

“Well, pink wasn’t exactly going to cut it,” chuckles Alex. “Certainly not the bubble gum pink variety favored by 7-year-old girls.” Luckily, there is a shade in the vintage Porsche color catalogue that the two could agree upon: Fraise, which is French for “strawberry,” is a rarely seen color. “It’s relatively unique,” says Alex, “and although it is a shade of pink, it’s a darker, richer color. I love the early Porsche color palette, and this is one of the many great colors on it.”

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rdcyclist
rdcyclist New Reader
8/23/18 5:21 p.m.

That car makes my heart ache remembering all the opportunities I've had over the years to have The 911. Beautifully turned out, nearly every detail I could see was perfect.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/23/18 6:31 p.m.

always loved the widebody look sans spoiler. It is so wrong and yet so right at the same time. Articles like this make me want to dust off my Fiat 124 shell and go at it

Tyler H
Tyler H UltraDork
8/23/18 8:12 p.m.

I love blacked out horn grilles on a longhood 911.  That filler cap is inconvenient for nice paint, though.  

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
8/24/18 4:05 p.m.

That’s not a Porsche, that’s Pornche 

te72
te72 Reader
8/24/18 11:02 p.m.

You know, I always said that if I ever had a 1000+hp car, I'd paint it bright pink. That was a joke, years ago when I was driving my Cavalier.

 

Now that I have a car that could rather easily make that number, with the right sized turbo, I've had to consider just how bright I'd want the pink, haha. Fortunately for my eyes, I tend to dislike lag, so that insane hp figure is just a hypothetical. =P

naparsei
naparsei New Reader
8/28/18 1:45 p.m.

photo done by Jamie Lipman. 

te72
te72 Reader
8/29/18 9:40 p.m.

In reply to naparsei :

I always loved pictures that emphasized certain color spectrums like that. Well shot / edited!

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
8/29/18 10:43 p.m.
Tyler H said:

I love blacked out horn grilles on a longhood 911.  That filler cap is inconvenient for nice paint, though.  

pretty sure it pokes through the hood. Open it to fill to avoid hurting the paint

 

Ovid_and_Flem
Ovid_and_Flem SuperDork
8/30/18 7:53 a.m.
mad_machine said:
Tyler H said:

I love blacked out horn grilles on a longhood 911.  That filler cap is inconvenient for nice paint, though.  

pretty sure it pokes through the hood. Open it to fill to avoid hurting the paint

 

yup.  But still have to be careful to not drag gas station fuel hose across fenders.

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
8/30/18 7:57 a.m.

Well, it seems I've made a mess of my pantalones.

D2W
D2W HalfDork
8/30/18 9:33 a.m.

I love old 911s

They go for ridiculous money

What that cost to have TRE build that must have been the annual budget of a small country

I could buy a newish one for that much cash

why don't I have enough money for both?

why don't I have enough money for either :(

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