Toni Robinson's 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet (pictured in foreground) came in Granite Green, according to the original invoice, which shows it cost $55,800. Photo by Bill Bortzfield/First Coast News
WAYNESVILLE, N.C. -- First Coast Gears traded in Jacksonville's heat and humidity last weekend for the 4th Annual 'In Den Bergen' People's Choice Concours in Waynesville, NC.
The Carolinas Region, Mountain Area of the Porsche Club of America sponsored the Porsche-only show. Held on the lush grounds of the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort and Spa, more than 70 classic and current Porsche's were on display. "In den bergen," by the way, is German for "in the mountains."
Among the German sports cars was a unique 1987 Porsche 911 Cabriolet that has less than 1,000 miles showing on the odometer. Nix Volkswagen in Columbia, S.C. bought it from Porsche, putting about 250 miles on it before Beck Imports of Charlotte, N.C. acquired it in a dealership swap to be sold to Toni T. Robinson of Blowing Rock, N.C.
Robinson still owns the car. She had Beck Imports add a whaletail to the Cabriolet to give it the look of a 930 Turbo. Turbo Cabriolets were not available for sale in North America in 1987.
The Cabriolet is all original, except for oil changes. Even the oil filter is original, according to Robinson. Most of the car's mileage has been acquired moving it to various storage locations over the years.
Proceeds from last Saturday's show benefited Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation.
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