Apr 24, 2013 update to the Porsche 911 Carrera project car

Rock Star

This past Saturday was Record Store Day, and we drove the Porsche to three Florida independent shops.
The weather was dreary, but there's worse places to spend a Saturday morning than behind the wheel of a 911.
Our other reason for getting out of bed: live music.
Another thing we like about the Porsche: It's a classic that you can drive and use like a normal car.
A map of our travels. We followed The Attack from St. Augustine to Orlando.
In addition to some new music, we came home with one of these. Hands up if you remember never being able to find one.

By the way, for those of you keeping score at home, we’re seeing right around 19.5 mpg—not bad considering the original Road & Track test recorded 20.5 mpg. (Don’t forget, that’s also from the era of 55 mph speed limits.) Oil consumption has also been right around nil.

Okay, maybe we’re not rock stars, but some of us in the office have a definite affinity for music. This past Saturday was Record Store Day—a day set aside for independent record stores—and our 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera got to join the festivities. Call it an excuse to air it out a bit.

We’d be doing more than just looking at records, though. An Orlando punk band, The Attack, planned a six-stop, one-day tour. Each stop would visit a record store for a quick, acoustic set—yes, acoustic punk. Little tidbit learned that day: The lead singer has a ’61 Chevy wagon.

From our base near Daytona Beach we first went up to St. Augustine. Then it was back to Daytona Beach and over to Orlando. By the end of the day, the Porsche had easily covered more than four hours while visiting three record stores.

By the way, for those of you keeping score at home, we’re seeing right around 19.5 mpg—not bad considering the original Road & Track test recorded 20.5 mpg. (Don’t forget, that’s also from the era of 55 mph speed limits.) Oil consumption has also been right around nil.

Once the Mitty is in the record books, the car will be back in the garage. We have some maintenance and other bits to tackle.

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