The nice thing is that he has been converted into convertible, this is also true in the paper. Resembles a convertible designed by the German Bieber, but no original conversion. Furthermore, this version is very nice enriched with a 944 S2 expansion. and features neat 17 inch Porsche cup wheels.
This is the last Porsche is built with an Audi / Volkswagen block. Highly reliable and maintenance is affordable.
Maintenance history is known in the Netherlands always enjoyed at Porsche dealer maintained in recent years maintenance at a local garage.
these bastards of the marque need the time, dedication, and patience to create a proper place for them in Porsche history—they deserve at least that. Bieber Cabrio in Borken and Bauer did quite a few of these conversions on 924s and some pre-1990 944s back in the 70s and 80s for those who preferred more wind in their hair than the targa top could offer. this kit cost around five grand in the 80s, which is just north of USD$14,000 in 2015 money, not a pittance by any means. the question to ask, really, is how these conversions were performed and to what standards?
decapitating a coupé is more than just using a Sawzall, or period equivalent, filing down the rough bits and bolting in the mechanisms that operate the top, no, there's much more to it than that. Porsche spent a lot of time testing and perfecting the 911SC to have the structural integrity necessary when removing one of the most important parts of the car that made it so. and although I seriously doubt such measures were taken with these conversions, I'd like to see how these cars fared structurally after decades of use as a testament to their build quality. my guess is that if they passed Germany's rigorous TÜV, something must've been done right.
nevertheless, here's a car that's as historically important as a Strosek or Gemballa conversion and yet their time has yet to arrive when they will be considered as such. for this price, it's rather hard to not be tempted especially when it looks as good as this baby complete with '44 flares and Cup 1s to modernize it a bit. yes, the engine bay looks like shit without its paint matching the exterior shade, yes, there's nothing that suggests proper documnetation of its history, and yes, it isn't certain whether the next pebble you run over will result in the thing breaking in half like the Titanic, but who cares?
that these cabriolets pre-date Zuffenhausen's versions is something that merits acknowledgement, and that to me is reason enough for proper recognition. what better way to preserve and celebrate the examples that remain than to own a car such as this one? it makes for a perfect Ambassador of the breed.