Some of you might have already seen my comments in the for sale ad regarding the E500 which I just purchased, but I figured I'd start one of these threads here and give a little background on myself. I've spent the past few years in the Porsche world (personally and professionally), but have now happened upon my latest and most unexpected "project", a 1994 E500. The car has belonged to a friend of mine since about 2013, and I actually knew of the car and saw it when he originally took delivery of it from the previous owner in Illinois.
While my newly acquired E500 may not have been done to everybody's satisfaction while under its previous owners possession, I have a different philosophy of what I think a car should be. When it came to my 964 project, every single part on the car was replaced with Porsche Original items, unless it was a factory upgrade such as the 993 Turbo brakes. The KW V3 suspension I justified as Singer uses the same setup on their vehicles. I intend on maintaining this same philosophy with my E500.
Having spent my entire professional career thus far at the OEM level, I have a particular appreciation for the fit and finish of an "as delivered" product, and will spend the majority of my time bringing the car back to original condition. At the moment, I am trying to avoid a full re-spray as I did with my 964, and am considering having the bottom half of the car either re-shot in the original color, or color matched to the Black Pearl on the car. I know this is not correct to the car, but I feel that this might look best. What are everybody's opinions on this?
Anyways, I am open to hearing everybody's advice. I realize that this car might have a bit of a spotty history with you lot, but I intend on spending time correcting what I can with it. The car isn't perfect, but I am hoping the knowledge gained here will point this project in the right direction.