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In today’s PorscheCooled Podcast Michael presents episode 74 of owner stories with Greg from Chicago in the U.S. Greg’s first car was a MG Midget, a car he shared with his brother. At around the same time Greg remembers being ‘stopped in his tracks’ when a ’74 or ’75 Carrera in Gulf Blue came rolling down his street. A lasting memory and a car he wanted to own one day. Then there was a Porsche 911 book (which he still has) gifted from an old girlfriend - all fuelling his passion. Other cars along the way included a Firebird, Challenger and a ‘69 Camaro, but nothing that Greg really regrets selling. Looking back Greg now realises nothing drives like a Porsche.
So, when does the dream become reality? Greg’s first Porsche came about when he accompanied his friend to a car dealership, and he ended up buying his first Porsche – a 2003 911 Cabriolet. He enjoyed the 996 Porsche 911 for 10 years and it is now owned by his brother-in-law.
Four years after selling his 911 Greg’s came across an article about cars from the ‘80s and started looking for another Porsche. First came the 1989 944 Turbo S in manual. Greg loves this car especially the ‘rush’ of the turbo. Greg didn’t stop there. He always wanted an ‘80’s Carrera and found one advertised in the PCA magazine. Not your average 3.2 G Series Carrera but a low mileage 1986 911 Carrera Coupe (CS) clone. Greg is now deep into the Porsche world, enjoying his cars and active in the Porsche Community. After seeing a fantastic 356 at a Cars and Coffee, Greg decided he wanted to know more about the iconic 356. He did his research, spoke to the right people, and purchased a 1964 356 C in Ruby Red. A 356 with a great history and Porsche ownership story. Recently Greg added a Speed Yellow 2003 996 Cab to his collection, a modern Porsche for those fun drives and reminiscent of his first 911.
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