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So right before Father's day, I took delivery of my SM 550 Spyder. I guess it's the first for this site. I've been tweaking and getting to know it since. Most of my experience has been with a 74 914 2.0 that I restored many years ago, so this is a similar but different animal. Now I have to learn about Carbs, since my 914 had the original FI.


Some stats:


-Exterior color, BMW Sterling Silver Metallic

-Leather heated seats, grey carpet, Nardi wheel

-Painted steel wide 5's, 4.5 wide in front 5.5 in rear, with discs all around

-Ridetech shocks with coilovers in the rear.

-2276 type 1, 44 IDF carbs, doghouse fan shroud, external oil cooler with fan


You get the jest.


I live in the mountains of Western NC, so the there are many twisty country roads, actually, they're all twisty.


Well, here are some pictures. They say more than words anyway.

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My dealings with Daniel went smoothly and without any drama. He was quick to answer my calls and emails during and after the build. I did tell him that I wasn't in any hurry, so the build took a little longer than it would normally take, but I got some sweet upgrades that I wasn't expecting.


I would get another car from him, I just need to figure out where to get the money...   Damn!



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