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This family’s 1970 Porsche 911 sat in a garage for 25 years and was almost sold for a paltry $3,000; fortunately John Cary’s son (John Cary Jr.) had the foresight to step in.

Originally bought as a 911 for the track, John Cary has owned this car for decades, but sadly, most of its life has been spent engineless in a garage. Before life got in the way for Cary, he blew two 911T motors up, before finally throwing in a race car backup engine from the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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After the 911’s extended hiatus, John Cary Jr. decided it was time to get it running and back on the road. The car was completely worked over and quickly became something Cary Jr. could take to a track. And that’s exactly what he did.

He actually took the 911 to an autocross, but he got the chance to push it to the limit like his father did about 30 years ago. Minus the subliminal Optima Battery advertising, this two-part video story is a compelling watch. It’s especially entertaining whenever you get to hear that throaty air-cooled flat-six at wide-open-throttle, so turn the volume up and enjoy.

Zac Palmer

Zac Palmer – Editorial Intern Zac Palmer has probably spent more time in a car than any other 21-year old in the country. He likes anything that can go around a corner, and is surely talking about a car wherever he might be.
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