Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Bill Gates' Repeat Offender: 1983 Porsche 944

 There are some really terrible shows catering to car guys on cable television, but the Discovery Channel has a few decent shows, including the Fast N' Loud, which can be best described as the cast of Duck Dynasty hosts the new Top Gear.  Anyway, the Fast N' Loud guys run something called the Gas Monkey Garage and regularly sell interesting classics on eBay, including this previously featured on DT Porsche 944.  Find this 1983 Porsche 944 here on eBay bidding for $2,025 with 6 days to go, located in Dallas, TX.


The previous seller was adamant about the Bill Gates connection, but the Gas Monkey guys aren't quite so bullish.  Kudos to them for being honest -- and I had the same concerns when it originally was posted, because there doesn't seem to be any reference to Gates owning a 944 around the interwebs.  Perhaps, the real Bill Gates can confirm or deny providence in the comments below, I'm sure he reads this site. 


The car is in mediocre shape, but the bidding price reflects that reality.  The real trick is in proving the Gates connection...which should be easy to do.  If this is really Bill Gates' car, then the windows were surely stolen from someone else, it should crash every 30 minutes, and it will automatically upgrade itself when least convenient. 


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13 comments:

  1. put your thumb over the license plate in the photo and it could be Steve Jobs's car

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  2. http://blog.dupontregistry.com/celebrity-cars/bill-gates-americas-richest-porsche-959/

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    1. Thanks one day this old Dog will learn that trick as long as Bill G. quit's giving me useless updates for Window's 10

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  3. A$$ Monkey garage, I throw up a little every time I surf past that show...

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    1. It's funny, with the success of Wheeler Dealers, you'd think the networks would be churning out copies of that format, but instead, they continue to make the "personalities and manufactured drama" type shows.

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    2. If Wheeler Dealers and Roadkill are any indication, you don't have to manufacture drama, you just need to buy cars in poor condition and have tight deadlines and a low budget. The tension is already there, just put a camera on it instead of hiring professionals to do all the work off screen.

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    3. I'd watch a show that was just Edd working on a car for a couple of hours.

      BTW - the new season of W-D kicks off tonight on Velocity.

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  4. I've got nothing good to say in this post, if a little negativity might bring you down, stop reading here.

    FN'L is everything wrong with big network TV and money. I'm glad the world is shifting away from manufactured drama with things on the internet like Roadkill on youtube. Sure they're (RK) a lot more monetized than they used to be, but apart from asking you to pay for a subscription at the end of every episode, they're still doing the same stuff, and you can still watch them for free.

    Dallas is perhaps the worst city I've ever been to. Full stop. I'd rather spend a week in Detroit than a day in Dallas. I'm from a city that embodies urban decay, we're a noted heroin hub, I occasionally find syringes on the sidewalk outside my office, and I far prefer home to Dallas. I've been to War, West Virginia, an old mining city with a median income below the poverty line, where my drive through town was blocked because a Buick was burning in the middle of the road, and banjo music is never farther than a half mile away, but I'd rather be there again than in Dallas. I can say with confidence I've had a better time in the back of a cop car than I did in Dallas. And the food sucks, which is a travesty, considering San Antonio and Houston have some incredible eateries. I couldn't even get a decent steak in Dallas, eff that place.

    [image src="http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/ab/ab3780c89b609065e3d1b461e63fc7af8a09fb559bce548d95923a1051c5354a.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. I have never watched ANY of those shows, I have been to Dallas a few times but never developed either a like or a hate for the place, mostly doing business on the suburban periphery or just flying through.

    The 944 is a sexy little toy, and it's well up my bucket list, unfortunately right now my bucket's damn full.

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  6. They lost me when saying that their filming schedule prevented them from fixing the damn doors that won't open. How low can you go? Keep the damn car, you Chump Monkeys.

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  7. "the Windows were surely stolen from someone else." <-- I see what you did there.

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