Digital Exhibition: Carlo Ocampo

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Name: Carlo Ocampo (@iam_carrrlo)

  • Exhaust: FVD cat bypass and cup pipe

  • Engine: Steve Wong chip, drilled OEM airbox, 964 RS engine mounts.

  • Suspension: AST 5200 2-way coilovers with external reservoirs and monoball camber/top plates, 964 RS front and rear sway bars, Tarret monoball front drop links for front and rear sway bars, Elephant Racing front control arm bushings with sport-hardness rubber, Elephant Racing rear trailing arm bushings, Tarret RSR style inner tie rods, new OEM outer tie rods, Tarret 935 style monoball rear spring plates, 964 RS front strut brace, new OEM front ball joints, Rothsport steering rack brace.   

  • Exterior:  Aero mirrors from 92+ 964, RS front brake ducts, rear wiper delete using OEM glass plug, and Suntek clear bra on front end and side skirts

  • Drivetrain: Rothsport billet short shifter, FD golden rod, and FD forward rod.

  • Wheels/Tires: 18x8 (front) and 18x10 (rear) BBS E26 wheels with gold faces running RE71r tires in 225/255 tires.  Wheels rebuilt using new BBS barrels, lips and hardware.

  • Interior: 993/996 Cup steering wheel, Rennline dead pedal, clutch pedal, brake pedal, throttle pedal with extension, and driver side floor board, custom RS style door panels with black deviated stitching and red leather door pulls, Asfolt black aluminum door lock pins, Asfolt black knurled aluminum door lock knobs, Asfolt black ignition bezel, Continental radio with Bluetooth, Hertz 3-way component speakers, JL Audio amp, red 993 emergency light button, custom shift boot for Rothsport billet short shifter, black center console conversion, and black floor mats with “Carrera” script.

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How did you find your 964?

After searching for months on Rennlist and other car forums to no avail, I placed a WTB ad in the PCA classified sections.  A collector in Scottsdale AZ reached out when he saw my ad with a car that fit the bill and only 32k miles!.  We made a deal over the phone pending PPI I would purchase the car.  The seller posted the car for sale just in case I backed out and despite the seller receiving multiple offers over asking, he honored his word and sold the car to me once the PPI passed flying colors.  I had the car shipped to me sight unseen from Arizona to the Bay Area, California.

What got you interested in the 964?

The styling is what first got me interested in the 964.  I love how it retains the classic 911 features such as the torpedo headlights and small stature.

What makes the 964 so special?

It's hard to pinpoint my favorite part about the 964 as there is so much to love.  The "click" sound the door lever makes as you squeeze the door lever, the clunk of the door as the door shuts closed, the crescendo as the aircooled motor spins toward redline, and the level of communication through the steering wheel are some characteristics of the 964 that I adore.  Also owning a longhood 911, in my opinion these are characteristics that are so unique to aircooled Porsches.  

However, if I had to describe my favorite part about the car, it is the level of involvement required to drive my 964.  New cars are easy to drive.  The 964 is the polar opposite.  Every time I drive my 964, it feels special.  The whole driving experience is a constant assault to my senses and I find myself tired after driving the car for longer than a few hours.  I love how I can just lose myself while driving the 964 down a twisty backroad.  I've only really experienced something like that riding motorcycles which also requires your undivided attention.

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