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A life long love affair with Alfa Romeo and Porsche.

Hamburg to Munich in the Porsche 911S, 2.7

Hamburg? Yes, it’s pretty cool. They have a harbor there and the Reeperbahn where you can do stuff. The cranes in the harbor look nice, especially when seen from the luxurious architectural apartments of Hafenviertel; the habitat of Hamburg’[...]

Der 7er von 1986 – der BMW, der alles änderte

BMW hatte Mitte der Achtziger wenig zu bieten. Das Design der aktuellen Siebener und Fünfer steckte tief in den Siebzigern fest. Zwar zeigte der E28, BMWs Fünfer bis 1987, eine Fülle von Details, die am Geschmack der Achtziger ausgerichtet war[...]

Saturday Morning Maintenance

More maintained and mended at my current 911 project: - New gear oil. As we all know some kind of pump, manual or electrical, is required to do this. Proxon’s offering with 12V connector is a good deal. - After the[...]

Random Picture

Did this picture recently, almost by accident. Kind of like it, thought I share it with you.

There’s a Bomb Ticking Behind Your Door

If there's water in the foot well of your 911 or any other car, the door foils are one of three usual suspects. The water will first ruin the door panels, then trickle in the carpet and after some years corrosion will destroy the floor plate and[...]

Alfa Romeo Spider – The Duetto

For an unbelievable 52 years now the 105/115 series Alfa Romeo Spider has been turning our heads. The continuous modifications it had to undergo during its unmatched 27 years of production show a strange mixture of appreciation and rejection. Ti[...]

How to Build a Spray Booth, Part 2

Featured article of the Grand Retro team: Home Built by Jeff

Fensterheber im 911 Urmodell

(English version below) Hier kommt mein über zwei Wochen Fehlersuche zusammen getragenes Wissen zu den Fensterhebern im 911 G-Modell. Mein "Model" ist ein 3.2 Carrera von 1987. Die Wippen in der Tür schalten direkt den Strom für den Hebermotor,[...]

BMW 2002 Turbo

Der BMW 2002 Turbo - der Urknall der Tuningbranche. Aufgeschraubte Kotflügelverbreiterungen, Gummispoiler auf dem Kofferraum, tiefer gelegte Karosserie, Schriftzüge rund ums Auto, das Cockpit angereichert mit Zusatzinstrumenten und Sportlenkrad,[...]

My Porsche 911 2.7 from 1976

This is my Porsche 911 2.7 from 1976. If you're interested in its history, in how it came to me, how it got restored, how I use it and how it is continuously improved, maintained and optimized, please follow my blog here on Grandretro.