*(In Belgium a gallon euro 95 comes at a cost of 8,27$)
June 26, 2011 would make a change in my motoring life. That day me and the missus were paying a visit to the car dealer. The shark stands out amongst the other cars, mainly because of it’s colour. There’s no maintenance record, only the original certificate of registration, dated 11/11/1977. It also has the pasha interior and it comes with a three month warranty. It even featured on the cover and as the main story of “het automobiel” magazine.
While I tried to maintain a certain cool about i all, the once critical woman left me little choice. If I bought the car I would still have a place to sleep that night if not... :-)
All things added up to buying the car, against all classic car buying rules, but then again as a musician “Ratio” is not my cup of tea.
The car dealer, who seemed to have a pretty good rep on the Dutch Porscheforum, promised to prep the car for take away in a couple of weeks (changing of the timing belt etc.) so we left Holland in good spirits.
Exporting the car in Holland was a 5 minute job and Importing it into Belgium wasn’t a big fuss either although it took customs 6 day’s to put a stamp on an import paper. I didn’t deliver the paper with some under the table euro’s, so they were busy. Another official was busy too, be it with another type of paper though. I got fined during the 2 minutes the car was parked on the street while not being road legal.
Making it road legal is another thing.
First of all the car needs a COC. This means the car has to be inspected by the importer and he will hand you the paper if the car still has the same specs as the day it left the factory. To achieve this I had already set the car back on it’s original phone dials. I prefer these above the gullideckels it came with anyway.
editor's note: I met Igor by an email he had sent regarding my August editorial. turns out that he has TONS of stories on his blog page about his experiences as a 928 owner with tales that are precisely what flüssig is all about; trips, repairs, thoughts, experiences, and celebrating the 928. we're only too excited to share his stories...this is where it all starts.