A Different Noise

Dan Green’s 1999 911 Carrera

MY INTEREST IN PORSCHE came in my early teens when I was bicycling along Lakeshore Boulevard in Mimico. I heard a vastly different noise pass me and when I looked up, I saw a beautiful car. I knew that the next traffic light was going to turn red, and I knew that if I put my head down and put every ounce of energy into the pedal, that I could catch the car before the light turned green again. I caught up and read the back of the car, it said Porsche Turbo. I knew right then that I would have to own a Porsche one day.

I grew up with Porsche posters on my bedroom walls, my neighbour worked for Rothmans and he gave me a poster of the 962 Le Mans-winning cars that I gave away when I graduated university, which was a big mistake.

It wasn’t until I was in my 50s that I could seriously consider buying a Porsche, teachers do okay but they don’t make a lot of money, not enough for a new 911. After searching for about four years, I finally had enough money and found the right car.

I had the IMS bearing and clutch replaced before I took possession of the car. Since then I have replaced the oil and filter regularly and put on a new set of wheels. It gets taken out occasionally, it has been a blast to drive and I am the proud owner of a Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. </>

Story and photos provided by Dan Green.

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