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Small World

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:11 am
by Adam Wright
So I bought a C Coupe out of Lynchburg, VA last weekend. Last on the road in the 80's, not much history on the car. Just a decent C Coupe, Factory Black, matching numbers, but nothing crazy special. Then I pull a Kardex and it comes back as sold by Brumos to a guy in Atlanta. I googled the address thinking I might know where he lived, since I grew up there. The address was for St. Lukes Church, which was my family's church, my grandfather and I used to volunteer at the Soup Kitchen. The original owner was a priest there in the early 60's and used the church address on the Porsche paperwork. I love the little details on cars.

I dug up a pic of my grandfather and my mom. He used to drive around Buckhead and get all the day old bread from all the bakeries and deliver to the soup kitchen. A true giver my gramps!

Re: Small World

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:24 am
by David Aronson
Adam, your statement "then I pulled a cardex". You make it sound so easy.
Nice story, It is a small world!

Re: Small World

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:53 am
by Spencer Harris
David Aronson wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:24 am
Adam, your statement "then I pulled a cardex". You make it sound so easy.
Nice story, It is a small world!
Yeah, this photo is actually in the back room at Adam's shop... 8)
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Re: Small World

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:31 pm
by Adam Wright
Spencer Harris wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:53 am
David Aronson wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:24 am
Adam, your statement "then I pulled a cardex". You make it sound so easy.
Nice story, It is a small world!
Yeah, this photo is actually in the back room at Adam's shop... 8)

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Not quite, this is the case on my desk, and no, it isn't full of Kardexes. And if the red phone ever rings, DON'T ANSWER IT!!!!!!

Another fun fact, the desk was my grandfather's when he worked at American Thread during WWII.

Re: Small World

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:26 pm
by Jay Wiener
Your Priest was the original owner?! These weren't exactly cheap. No wonder there was an extra round of collections? I'm kidding! The guy had great taste.

Re: Small World

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:56 am
by Martin Bruechle
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Re: Small World

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:26 am
by Adam Wright
Jay Wiener wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Your Priest was the original owner?! These weren't exactly cheap. No wonder there was an extra round of collections? I'm kidding! The guy had great taste.
This man of God was before my time. Be he isn't the first holy man with money in the Deep South that I've known. I bought a collection a few years ago that belonged to a priest, there was even a Spyder in the collection. I didn't get the Spyder.

Re: Small World

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:44 am
by Ronald Sieber
A priest in my home town of Windsor, CT owned a silver coupe that glowed in the sun each day that I walked by St. Gabriel's church. That's where I got this lifelong bug about 356s that I can't seem to shake...

Re: Small World

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 am
by Al Cole
My C Coupe was completed on Dec. 4th, has a lower engine number and a lower transmission number, but a higher "VIN" number by about 130 numbers than yours. Both were delivered by Brumos.

Re: Small World

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:48 am
by Barry Schultz
Great story! Just renewed my membership for another 3 years - it was "on reserve tank" according to the flyer with my monthly registry magazine. Then when I logged on it said "1 day left"!

Good to be on the forum again to catch little gems like this one, though.

Still driving my sunroof coupe although it smokes a little so might have some oil seepage - will have to check out. Getting some cooler weather so helps when doing this wrenching stuff.

Started resto on my '83 SC - yikes! ;)

Re: Small World

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
by Richard Emerson
Wasn’t there a well know restorer with the earliest North American race car (convertible) that became a priest? Or am I just confused?

Re: Small World

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:11 am
by Adam Wright
Richard Emerson wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
Wasn’t there a well know restorer with the earliest North American race car (convertible) that became a priest? Or am I just confused?
Are you talking about Ron Roland?

Re: Small World

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:40 pm
by Richard Emerson
Adam Wright wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:11 am
Richard Emerson wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:08 am
Wasn’t there a well know restorer with the earliest North American race car (convertible) that became a priest? Or am I just confused?
Are you talking about Ron Roland?
yes. thanks

Re: Small World

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:54 pm
by Jay Wiener
One day I was selling my Renault 4CVto a rabbi in Miami and then I got a call from a pastor in Tennessee for my 69 Shelby gt350. I thought it was a joke! All I needed was father (fill in the name) for a 356! This could only happen to me