Cars & Coffee

Cars & Coffee in Irvine quickly became an institution with all automotive enthusiasts.  Why was it so successful?  The magic formula might be that it wasn’t an organized event, but rather a simple happening that grew organically. Cars & Coffee has had a few bumps in the road as we try to settle in after … Read more

1973 Porsche 911 T (MFI) 2.4L Coupe

I spent a half hour on the phone with the original owner's wife. I've known this 911 for the past 4-years.  My friend Jim bought it from the neighbor of the original owner.  There weren't many receipts, but there were quite a few of the original California DMV registration slips in the glovebox. After hours ... Read more

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

Nothing like 800hp to help with social distancing. Most of the time I'm immersed in the German car world where quarter-mile times are far less important then the whole package.  However, sometimes, things are just a bit too serious and you need good old fashion American horsepower to wake you up. You gotta admire Carroll ... Read more

1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

This email and Porsche could change your life. I know it sounds a bit trite like a highly caffeinated pitch man on a late night infomercial, but it is true. Don't over think it.   Too many people looking for their first air-cooled Porsche obsess about this color, that year, or some other detail they read ... Read more

1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe

Factory Electric Sunroof Recent Full Engine/Trans Rebuild Leather/Pepita Fibersteel Speedster Seats Stock #1132 VIN # 127** ENG# 820xxx** TRN# 70xxx** (Non-Numbers Matching but Correct SC Motor and Transmission) 50,900 Miles on Odometer Less than 500-Miles (approx.) on Engine and Trans Rebuild Light Ivory (6404) on Green Leather/Suede with Pepita Inserts Clean and Clear California Title ... Read more

1973 BMW 3.0 CS / E9 Coupe

This owner bleeds BMW Motorsports colors. This Bavarian auto manufacturer has always been an integral part of this SoCal native's life.  Most members of his family drove BMWs.  He studied design at Art Center and ended up working for BMW.  He has probably owned 100 BMWs and seems to always have a dozen in his ... Read more

2006 Porsche Cayman S (987.1) Coupe

Speak softly and carry a big motor. Shoehorning bigger and better engines into Porsches is not a new thing.  However, I've always been surprised it hasn't become a more regular occurrence with the first generation Caymans.  Porsche recognized early on that if you put too much power in these cars, they would actually outperform the ... Read more

1969 Porsche 912 Coupe

What do Jerry Seinfeld and this Porsche 912 have in common? The short answer is not much.  However, when this 912 arrived last week and I started to going through it, I found an interesting photo album.  No, it's not the infamous Porsche wedding photo album that Jerry has discussed on several podcasts.  It's an ... Read more

1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

For 28-months, a Porsche speedometer only went to 85 mph. From September of 1979 to December of 1981, all Porsches sold new in the U.S. were mandated to have speedometers that only went up to 85mph.  No other time in Porsche's 70+ year history have they had a speedometer that read under 100mph. The U.S. ... Read more