So from here on, we commence the story of Part III.
After several telephone calls with my chief mechanic Nikos, to ensure that the car would be ready, being already in Kea island at our summer home, I asked my pal Spilios to accompany me in the early ferry to Lavrion and then via taxi to Athens to pick up the R121, on the Thursday of 8th August 2019. We would drive the car back to Lavrion in time to catch the afternoon ferry back to Kea. Well as all good plans get a little sidetracked, upon our early morning arrival [ca. 08:30] at the shop, there were as anticipated a number of details to take care of before declaring the car fit for the road, especially with her planned venture to many islands, I had to be extra careful in my scrutinizing process, among them to ensure the safety of the car and that the new accessory of the vacuum operated Wolf horn was working properly. Time became our enemy that hot Agust morning in Athens, but we managed to push off in the early afternoon. 112
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This 1931 Ford Model A is a rumble seat roadster that is said to have been refurbished during previous ownership in Ohio before it was acquired by the seller and imported to Greece in June 2013. The car is finished in green with black fenders over brown upholstery, and power comes from a 201ci side-valve inline-efour mated to a three-speed manual transmission. Equipment includes dual taillights, turn signals, a rear-mounted trunk, a tan soft top, lap belts, a rearview mirror with an inset clock, a Brantz RetroTrip rally timer, klaxon, vacuum, and exhaust-driven horns, tempered glass wind wings, and a radiator stone guard. This Model A roadster is now offered in Nea Ionia, Greece, with a car cover, side curtains, literature, and FIVA A/3 documentation in the seller’s name.
The car is said to have received bodywork during previous ownership before a repaint in its current green with lighter pinstriping and black fenders. Features include bumper-mounted turn signals dual taillights, a rear trunk, tempered glass wind wings, spare tire-mounted mirrors, an electric windshield wiper, cowl lamps, leather covers on the hood edges, a MotoMeter “flying quail” radiator cap, a chrome mesh grille cover, and a Sparton klaxon, a vacuum-operated Wolf horn, an exhaust gas-driven eight-flute horn. A 2013 video of the car being unloaded in Greece can be viewed here :
While an aerial footage of the car at a 2016 car show can be seen here:
A profile attempt follows: On May 7, 2004, Porsche announced that the new 911 generation will come in July as a 2005 model and will have two engine variants – the Carrera 3.6 and the Carrera S 3.8. The headlamps were round again, the body more curvaceous and the interior completely new. The Porsche Communication Management (PCM) screen became standard, but the navigation module was an extra. The new Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) was standard on the S version and optional for the base 911. Pressing the “sport” button made the PASM shock absorbers firmer. While the standard wheel size of the 996 Carrera was 17″ (although typically ordered with 18″), the 997 Carrera came with 18″ wheels (front 8″ with 235/40, rear 10″ with 265/40) and the 997 Carrera S with 19″ (front 8″ with 235/35, rear 11″ with 295/30). To improve active safety, the standard Porsche Stability Management (PSM) had two new functions: pre-filling the brake mechanism ensured more spontaneous deceleration when required, and the hydraulic brake power support helped to build up full brake pressure in emergencies.
The exterior is finished in Black Metallic and features a speed-activated rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, #288 Headlamp washers , #271 Driver side mirror aspherical, #071 EU country version, #098 Left-hand drive version and #402 18″ Carrera wheels.
The optional 18” Carrera wheels look great, with the Brembo brake calipers nicely visible and easier to clean through the large spoke openings. Also the extra wheel centers are fitted.
About the 18-inch Carrera IV wheels if fitted with winter tires. This five-spoke 18-inch Carrera IV wheel will charm you instantly, just like your Porsche. These wheels impress with their functional design and sporting elegance. With winter tyres they provide better traction in colder temperatures.
The three-spoke sport steering wheel frames a central 8k-rpm tachometer, a 200-mph speedometer, and gauges for coolant temperature, fuel level, oil pressure, and oil temperature. The digital odometer has only 45k miles.
The 3.6-liter flat-six features VarioCam Plus variable valve timing and was rated for 325 horsepower from the factory. Power is routed to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic (Tiptronic) transaxle.