Recently, our friend from Auckland stayed for a night, on his way home, a flight to Christchurch, a ferry crossing, and then here. His reason, purchase of a Porsche car, one of 3 of this model in NZ. There is a whole website dedicated to the 1988 944, with owners all over the world registered there. Low to the ground, that familiar throaty gurgle, and pride of place on our lawn.
This car is a 1988 944 Turbo S (2.5 litre). The factory produced 1000 of these examples, all painted in a colour known as silver rose. Hence, amongst Porsche aficionados, this model is simply referred to as the Silver Rose. Actually, because of its performance and desirability (in 1988 it was widely regarded as the world’s fastest 4 cylinder production car – 250 bhp ( brake horsepower) brand a top speed of 162 mph: 0 to 60mph in about 5.3 seconds), the factory made a further 635 units in other colours. However, the initial 1000 are the true collector’s models. The Silver Rose, amongst other things, is specially equipped with fully adjustable sports suspension and roll bars, a limited slip differential, bigger (Porsche 928) brakes and a larger KKK turbocharger.
I believe there are 3 of these models in New Zealand.
I can see I need to alter the settings, so there is no black bar at the sides, never mind next time. Off to the Doctor today to hopefully remove stitches after minor ear surgery. The good news will be a clear biopsy, then the bad news of having to pay!!!
No photos, but I did get a wonderful present after the surgery was over” Would you like a present?”, “ Yes please, do I get a jelly bean”
Held out my hand, and a quilters delight, tiny surgical scissors, tweezers and forceps. They all are “single use only” but they are so good at snipping threads, and getting those caught in the machine’s innards out of tiny places. Maybe I get some more today.
We have rain, rain and more rain, 65 mm overnight, the stream is dirty and fast, and heavy rain forecast for many other areas.
Quotation of the day, by Boris Pasternak
“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us”
Greetings from Jean