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By linderpat
#83356
It was time. I'm a driver and not a collector. Blumaxx became a collectable, and I hardly drove it. With 2 other Porsches, something had to give, and the drivers won out. Blumaxx is going to a good home - it will become a significant part of a significant collection. I also have "visiting" rights :evilgrin: I'll let the new owner chime in when ready, so I'm not saying here. I was a fortunate guy to have enjoyed this car for over 11 years. (how ironic this is my post 928 here!)

Anyway, here she went:
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By fpena944
#83359
linderpat wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:05 pm It was time. I'm a driver and not a collector. Blumaxx became a collectable, and I hardly drove it. With 2 other Porsches, something had to give, and the drivers won out. Blumaxx is going to a good home - it will become a significant part of a significant collection. I also have "visiting" rights :evilgrin: I'll let the new owner chime in when ready, so I'm not saying here. I was a fortunate guy to have enjoyed this car for over 11 years. (how ironic this is my post 928 here!)

Anyway, here she went:
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Wow that color is something else!

Glad it's going to a new home and you still have rights to visit.
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By The Fat Man
#83379
Dammit...
Though, I understand your perspective. And it is right.
However...this is all your fault. If I hadn't read the article about you and Blumaxx in Hemmings Sport and Exotic, I likely would not have chased my dream for a Porsche 928.
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By Bertrand Daoust
#83390
That's quite a surprise (and a shock!) for me to see it go.
Ed was Blumaxx and Blumaxx was Ed!
But the time to let her go as come I guess...

You are right when you say that it is a collectable car.
So nice and in so great condition that it deserves to be pampered more than driven regularly.

Thanks for sharring her story during all these years with all of us.

Can't wait to see your red one!
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By linderpat
#83393
You'll like the red one Bertrand. It is a good driver. Seth, I didn't know! That's a cool story. I know Blumaxx inspired a number of enthusiasts, just like the fabled Kermit inspired me and led to seek out Blumaxx. These cars are so awesome, especially the way they bring us together and create great stories. Fernando, you'll have to join us sometime for a shark event. :rockon:
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By fpena944
#83398
linderpat wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:34 am You'll like the red one Bertrand. It is a good driver. Seth, I didn't know! That's a cool story. I know Blumaxx inspired a number of enthusiasts, just like the fabled Kermit inspired me and led to seek out Blumaxx. These cars are so awesome, especially the way they bring us together and create great stories. Fernando, you'll have to join us sometime for a shark event. :rockon:
Funny you mention Kermit because I saw it when Chuck owned it and showed it in Charlotte.

Stuck my head in the interior and it smelled like new. What a car that was, anyone know where it is now?

As for events, sure thing! I made it to Amelia Island although didn't get to spend a tremendous amount of time with the 928ers but really enjoy the get togethers.
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By Gary Knox
#83406
Ed,

I gave your original post a 'like', not because BluMaxx is going to live someplace else, but because you made a very hard decision, I'm sure. Hope Anne was in agreement!!! - ha. Anyway, I hope the new owner will bring BluMaxx out occasionally, so we can all flirt with and adore her.

Best wishes in your bereavement,

Gary
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By JBRob007
#83407
Ed, Sad to hear it go but happy to know who the next caretaker is... I met the new owner recently and he was smiling ear to ear - She’s in good hands! I concur about the driver vs show vs collectible. I have that struggle every day when I contemplate driving Betsy (my Euro). But then I smack myself in the head and get in and drive... Because that’s what the previous owner wanted, for the car to be driven, and I have to respect her wishes 👍. Plus it’s fun as all get out 😎. See you in Frenzy!!!
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By amdavid
#83546
Wow, impressive, what a color. The ebbs and flows of special cars in our lives...we just have to let go sometimes since we can't take them with.
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By linderpat
#83639
Gary Knox wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:01 am Ed,

I gave your original post a 'like', not because BluMaxx is going to live someplace else, but because you made a very hard decision, I'm sure. Hope Anne was in agreement!!! - ha. Anyway, I hope the new owner will bring BluMaxx out occasionally, so we can all flirt with and adore her.

Best wishes in your bereavement,

Gary
I know I really miss Blumaxx at the next good car show where there are special cars. However, Blumaxx is a color - I still have the most beautiful car ever designed (IMHO), but now in red! Ann is good with it, as she enjoys the red car too.
Bertrand Daoust wrote: Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:43 am Can't wait to see who is the lucky new owner... :confused:
You know him Bertrand. Think largest collection of early 928's in the world (even google that) and that'll tell you who. Not for me to say publically right now on a forum.
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By hlee96
#83649
I can relate to your dilemma with Bluemaxx wholeheartedly Ed. I sold both my 16k '85 "Dwayne's Car" and 20k '89 S4 for similar reasons. As much as how much we want to find those gems/treasures with low mileage, collector's museum pieces, we just cannot stand letting such a beautiful car sit or risk its condition everytime we drive it!

Again, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful virtually over the web over the years! Bluemaxx will always remembered as "Ed's Car" to me!
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By amdavid
#83661
Onward. No one can take the memories and those special moments with the car....it seems there are a lot of pictures if you need to visually reminisce.

I only regret selling 1 or 2, but what I regret most is not getting more pictures of my past beauties.

...and may I suggest the 928 picture thread for posting those “In need of visual memories” moments. :evilgrin:
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