story by pablo deferrari photos by gavin arnold
Now, remember it and keep it deep within the folds of your brain because the next time you see a 924, 928, or 944 abandoned in someone's driveway, or being offered at a ridiculously low price, you'll know better than to pass it up.
It's an enviable job Gavin has, but a very serious one too because 20 years from now enthusiasts in the UK will have him to thank when 924/944 values begin ascending. Remember that 356s and early 911/912s were in the same position decades ago.
"last year it would have been a parts donor!"
He's recently begun the arduous task of restoring this 944 and was gracious enough to let flüssig in on the action.
"You'll be forever kicking yourself for not dragging that pathetic looking 924 with weeds growing out of it home."
"I've trained the guys here and supplied factory manuals and specs and now it's growing. In under a year we've become a transaxle specialist."
Gavin's going to have a bright future ahead too because it seems that the word is spreading quick judging by the the line-up of old girls that wait their turn just outside the place.
Wanna know the worst part of all this? You'll be forever kicking yourself for not dragging that pathetic looking 924 with weeds growing out of it home. Because one day, and sooner rather than later, more enthusiasts will give these cars more serious consideration and have a slew of personalities like Magnus taking aim at the early water-cooled cars for custom work.
Take advantage of our resources like Gavin, Dan Beckett at Ideola's Garage, Maniac Racing and Restoration's Jason Gonzalez and Jim Doerr over at 928 Classics because these passionate guys just can't wait to help you turn you 924, 944, and 928 into the car it was when it left Zuffenhausen or Neckarsulm.