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The gold-plated Porsche : how I sank a small fortune into a used car, and other misadventures

Author: Stephan Wilkinson
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2004.
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The automotive editor of Conde Nast Traveler shares the joys and agonies of his experiences restoring a Porsche 911SC, recalling the various gaffs and miscalculations that made him cringe along the way.
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Named Person: Stephan Wilkinson; Stephan Wilkinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephan Wilkinson
ISBN: 1592282563 9781592282562
OCLC Number: 55650942
Description: ix, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting Upside-Down --
The Christmas Present --
In Pursuit of Purity --
Due Diligence --
Project Car --
No Warranty, No Nothing --
What Larry Rivers Never Knew --
When Ferdinand Came to Cornwall --
Track Time --
Creative Cursing --
Acres of Cars --
Paul the Newfie --
Black & Decker Time --
She Falls to Pieces --
Falco --
"That Ain't a Porsche, It's a Ferrari" --
Porsche People Are Like Magpies --
Gimme a Brake --
Ambulance Guy --
Porsche Imperfect --
Gearbox --
Car and Driver Days --
The Stripper --
Merchant Mariner --
"I Hope Great Tragedy Befalls You" --
Cranky --
"Silk Thread Is Very Strong" --
"It'll Rip Your Lips Off" --
The AIM Air Force --
Detonation --
Stoichiometry --
Light My Fire --
Free At Last --
The Mongolian Dazzler --
Big Enough --
Forty Good Years.
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