A 1000-mile shakedown in an old Porsche 911 I rebuilt myself


Of the 15 tools that came with a Porsche 911 when it was new in 1969, only two remained in mine: a lug wrench and an odd, curved blade with two studs at the end. I couldn’t even venture a guess as to the blade’s purpose, but as I departed on a maiden 1000-mile journey, I jammed both into the trunk. That would prove to be the one smart move in a series of rookie mistakes.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/10/1000-mile-road-trip-porsche-911