This 1984 Porsche 944 has been off the road for more than half of its life, and was last registered when it was just 16 years old. After 19 years spent sitting, apparently outside based on the sheer volume of mold and mouse waste, the car was donated to Kars 4 Kids. The car was filthy, not running, and had a stuck brake caliper. Kars 4 Kids was taking the car to auction to help fund their organization, and it was pretty clear that its condition was going to hamper bidding. Enter Larry Kosilla.
If you’re not already familiar with Larry, the man is a master detailer. For newbies to car detailing his introductory and intermediate series on detailing are invaluable. Each of his videos is laden with tips on how to make the most of often tragically-neglected cars. This particular video introduces a handy technique for filling stone chips with a medical syringe, as well as how to preserve deteriorating carpets.
For those of you who might not handle your own detailing though, this video is sheer catharsis. Watching this 944 transition from a feces-laden home for mice to an unusually-handsome project car is refreshing. Seeing the car leave Larry’s garage with its excited new owner, hopefully destined for a renewed life out of the weeds, is emblematic of what makes this hobby special.