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Family restores classic 1970 Porsche 914 for dad who is battling cancer


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Danielle Trotta is the host of FOX Business Network’s “My Dream Car,” which follows families surprising loved ones with restored classic cars

It’s hard to outshine a Porsche, but that’s exactly what the Althaus family does.

Robin and her son Cameron restore a 1970 Porsche 914 for her husband and Cameron’s father, Tony, who is battling stage 4 colon cancer. her husband, children and parents while balancing a career and maintaining a Porsche restoration.

I marvel at his strength and Tony’s as well, as he battles cancer and raises two big boys who face some really tough things while trying to be kids.

Tony Althaus’ Porsche 914 has been in storage for years.
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Robin and Cameron worked on the Porsche hand in hand with our builder, Patrick, adding some personal touches that they hope Tony appreciates.

Family restores classic 1970 Porsche 914 for dad who is battling cancer

The 914 was a collaboration between Porsche and VW.
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The 914 was an economical mid-engine sports car – built in a joint venture between Porsche and Volkswagen – that became a cult classic over the years.

Family restores classic 1970 Porsche 914 for dad who is battling cancer

The 914 has been repainted and mechanically restored.
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Tony has a deep love for his Porsche, which had been in storage and needed a ton of work, and in the end, as you’ll see, he also has a deep love for his family and their local community – all of whom hope that Tony will get to enjoy the car of his dreams and perhaps forget for a moment the difficulties that life has imposed on him.

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