Speed­ster Up­date

New Zealand Classic Car - - Reader's Writes -

Iwrote re­cently about the some­what strange des­ig­na­tion of our replica Porsche Speed­ster (Read­ers’ Writes, Novem­ber 2015) as be­ing ei­ther a one­owner ve­hi­cle first reg­is­tered in 1997 or a nine-owner ve­hi­cle first reg­is­tered in 1968 (based upon the orig­i­nal num­ber of the old VW chas­sis that was part-used in its con­struc­tion).

Be­fore I con­tinue, I should add that the orig­i­nal de­scrip­tion of my car as a 1997 Porsche 356 Speed­ster came about at the fi­nal scru­ti­neer­ing and orig­i­nal reg­is­tra­tion at a lo­cal test­ing sta­tion.

The op­er­a­tor there searched un­suc­cess­fully through the com­puter sys­tem for a suit­able des­ig­na­tion and, fail­ing to find one that he was happy with, set­tled on the above-men­tioned de­scrip­tion.

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