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1968 Porsche 912 Targa Serial Number 70719

 

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Specifications

Make   Porsche Model   912 Targa
Year   1968 Serial #   70719
Engine #   1283374 VIN   12870719
Engine Type   1.6 Liter Flat-4 Chassis Type   Unibody
Build Sequence #    Number Built   2,562
Body Type   Soft Window Targa Body Builder   Porsche
First Owner   White Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   Porsche CoA Current Location   Virginia

Features

1968 Porsche soft-window Targa s/n 70719 is a wonderful example thanks to its restoration by a marque specialist only a few years ago. In the process of the restoration, the vehicle was stripped to bare metal, repainted, color sanded and buffed. Professional upholsterers updated the interior with new seats, new panels, new carpeting and replaced the rear-window targa top. A full engine-out mechanical service and vehicle detail was also performed. An original rust-free and damage-free California car, this 912 Targa is an exemplary model of a rare breed, made even more rare by its exceptional condition. 1968 Porsche 912 soft window Targa s/n 70719 is an obsessively-well-documented and user-friendly car with stacks of records back to its first sale and first owner and is a two-owner, California black plate car with massive service and ownership records from the date of delivery up to the cosmetic restoration. 912 s/n 70719 also comes with its Factory Certificate of Authenticity, its original and filled out Porsche maintenance book, original tools, jack and driver’s manual. As confirmed by the Factory Certificate of Authenticity, Porsche 912 s/n 70719 was equipped from new with front and rear bumper over-riders; the now legendary Fuchs forged alloy wheels; an antenna and loudspeaker; a wooden steering wheel and what Porsche described as “Tinned Glass All Around”. With only 2,562 total Soft Window 912 Targas built, they are a rare and very collectible vehicle. Originally sold by to its first owner in Ercino, CA on May 17, 1968, the second owner was from San Diego, CA and purchased it on July 31, 1972 from Dick Barbour d.b.a Automotion. The second owner meticulously maintained the vehicle over his 40 year ownership with massive service records on file. 912 s/n 70719 is in excellent mechanical condition with an engine-out top-end rebuild in 2012 and its most recent engine-out service with new mounts and a new clutch in April of 2017.

History

1968, 17 May, sold new by VW Pacific in Culver City, California to its first owner, Art White, Encino, CA.

1972, 31 July, sold by Dick Barbour racing, d.b.a Automotion. to the second owner Peter Oliver of La Mesa, CA who meticulously maintained the vehicle over his 40 year ownership.

1972, 28 Sept., serviced at AutoMotion. Change oil and filter, check belts and tires. Total invoice $21.69.

1972, 30 Nov., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at AutoMotion. Total invoice: $13.00.

1972, 27 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced stop light switch and repaired left rear tail light. Total invoice: $12.51.

1973, 05 Feb., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Tuned engine and adjusted valves. Total invoice: $59.80.

1973, 27 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Total invoice: $10.11.

1973, 02 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Tuned and adjusted valves, checked and fixed brake squeak, adjusted clutch, installed oil pressure switch, changed oil filter, spark plugs, and points. Total invoice: $53.72.

1973, 09 May, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Ramp;&R engine, disassembled, inspected, and performed any necessary repairs. Total invoice: $1,109.73.

1973, 15 June, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. 600 mile check.

1973, 31 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Tuned engine and adjusted valves, changed spark plugs, oil and filter, changed points. Total invoice: $45.73.

1974, 04 Feb., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked charging system and replaced battery. Total invoice: $36.30.

1974, 02 Mar., serviced at Radial Tire Service. Mounted and balanced 2 new tires. $104.95.

1974, 04 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves. Total invoice: $14.74.

1974, 05 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Packed axles, repaired weak defrosters. Total invoice: $49.47.

1974, 26 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Tuned engine and adjusted valves, repaired suspension clunk, replaced license plate light and fuse, adjusted hand brake. Total invoice: $57.60.

1974, 16 May, alignment performed at Clarence Brown Alignment Service. Total invoice: $24.00.

1974, 27 Aug., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Packed front wheel bearings. Total invoice: $75.81.

1975, 07 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted clutch. Total invoice: $4.00.

1975, 08 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced front and rear brake pads. Total invoice: $112.11.

1975, 05 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced oil line, repaired door latch. Total invoice: $15.88.

1975, 24 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R starter and repaired, cleaned engine and transmission, replaced clutch, repaired trunk light, repaired 4-way flasher, repaired fan housing, installed bell crank bushings, compression check. Total invoice: $248.36.

1976, 28 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves. Total invoice: $12.82.

1976, 15 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted heaters. Total invoice: $66.00.

1976, 20 Mar., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced rocker and shaft. Total invoice: $52.12.

1976, 02 Aug., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired fuel leak, replaced line behind fan housing. Total invoice: $9.48.

1976, 16 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired fuel leak. Total invoice: $68.68.

1976, 08 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced bushings. Total invoice: $34.78.

1976, 02 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R carbs, machined carb bases, replaced front and rear shocks, adjusted front wheel bearings. Total invoice: $339.93.

1976, 09 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired oil leak, adjusted valves, set carbs lean for fuel economy. Total invoice: $12.82.

1976, 09 Dec., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced flywheel seal. Total invoice: $49.90.

1977, 15 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil, filter, plugs, and points. Total invoice: $67.88.

1977, 11 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced regulator. Total invoice: $30.94.

1977, 19 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired speedo, repaired gas leak, repaired front lid shocks, adjusted clutch and valves. Total invoice: $34.14.

1977, 16 Aug., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R speedo for repair, replaced speedo cable housing. Total invoice: $308.68.

1977, 07 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked compression. Total invoice: $15.00.

1978, 22 Feb., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted light, repaired clock light, checked speedo cable. Total invoice: $32.35.

1978, 07 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replace speedo cable, repaired windshield wiper hose, checked wiper blades, checked brakes, replaced brake pads. Total invoice: $63.93.

1978, 05 June, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired windshield washers, replaced pump, installed steering wheel cover, checked clutch, adjusted clutch, replaced rubber seat back posts, road test. Total invoice: $146.76.

1978, 13 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Installed windshield wipers, installed right side reflector, R&R clock for repairs, repaired right seat belt, adjusted valves. Total invoice: $50.56.

1978, 11 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Cleaned engine, replaced pre-heater hoses, installed rubber stop for seat, changed spark plugs and points, changed oil filter. Total invoice: $106.83.

1979, 26 June, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, R&R carbs, R&R engine, replaced clutch disc, sealed oil strainer, repaired driving lights, installed weber carbs, freed up pedal assembly. Total invoice: $656.89.

1979, 12 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked shift rattle, changed oil, filters, points, and plugs. Total invoice: $97.90.

1980, 30 Jan., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired shift linkage, repaired speedo jumping, checked flat spot, replaced speedo cable. Total invoice: $50.81.

1980, 06 May, R&R engine and trans, overhauled engine, repaired trans, replaced engine compartment insulation. Total invoice: $2,399.77.

1980, 28 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced right turn signal, replaced weber carbs with original Solex’s plus manifolds and air cleaners. Total invoice: $87.02.

1980, 18 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves and repaired oil leak. Total invoice: $35.11.

1981, 11 Mar., replaced two tires. Total invoice: $145.00.

1981, 12 Mar., performed alignment. Total invoice: $19.19.

1981, 28 May, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired stiff window roll up, repaired left windshield wiper not working. Total invoice: $150.29.

1981, 30 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Freed up left window and replaced handle, repaired oil leak, performed compression test. Total invoice: $122.67.

1981, 27 Dec., rear window replaced by Ocean Beach Auto Upholstery. Total invoice: $110.90.

1982, 28 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired no start after sitting for 2 days, installed electric fuel pump, installed aux pump switch. Total invoice: $146.38.

1982, 11 Mar., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil, filters, points and plugs, checked for oil leak. Total invoice: $108.26.

1982, 21 June, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, replaced front brake pads. Total invoice: $77.67.

1982, 28 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R fuel tank for cleaning, replaced fuel filter, cleaned idle jets, replaced fuel pump, R&R carbs, overhauled carbs. Total invoice: $249.74.

1983, 16 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted clutch, replaced fan belt, adjusted valves, replaced master cylinder, replaced left front brake hose. Total invoice: $326.16.

1983, 03 Aug., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired left outer door lock, replaced rear shocks, replaced interior mirror, replaced trans side cover seal, changed oil filter, plugs, and points. Total invoice: $416.22.

1983 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, replaced fuel filter. Total invoice: $68.14.

1983, 21 Oct., heel mats and pockets repaired by Ocean Beach Auto Upholstery. Total invoice: $96.86.

1984, 01 Mar., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced battery, R&R engine, replaced clutch, changed fuel filter, repaired right front parking light. Total invoice: $446.20.

1984, 28 June, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, replaced rear fender reflector, checked headlights, checked for oil leak. Total invoice: $165.92.

1985, 03 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked seat belts, repaired sticky throttle, changed oil filter. Total invoice: $75.36.

1985, 04 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired front brakes. Total invoice: $46.77.

1985, 20 Apr., serviced at Carrera Auto Body. Replaced all seals, replaced hood and rear deck lid struts and shocks, polished and painted wheels and caps, aimed headlights, replaced parking brake boot, tinted windshield. Total invoice: $1,516.16.

1985, 13 June, serviced at Ocean Beach Boat and Auto Upholstery. Repaired carpets and Targa top. Total invoice: $188.48.

1985, 19 July, alignment performed for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Clarence Brown Alignment Services. Total invoice: $45.89.

1985, 17 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired cutting out and backfiring. Total invoice: $66.01.

1986, 16 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced points and condenser, adjusted clock. Total invoice: $59.86.

1986, 21 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced rear brake pads, changed oil and fuel filter, changed plugs and points. Total invoice: $192.30.

1986, 16 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired connection to ignition coil. Total invoice: $44.50.

1986, 10 Sept., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repair rough idle, checked brake squeak, replaced left front brake pad, repaired fuel line. Total invoice: $84.47.

1987, 09 Feb., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, changed oil and filter. Total invoice: $52.98.

1987, 18 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjust valves, aquired smog certificate, repaired left door lock, repaired stiff window roll up, repaired dash rattle on right side. Total invoice: $185.44.

1988, 06 Jan., replaced battery. Total invoice: $62.49.

1988, 06 Jan., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Sublet clock for repair. Total invoice: $42.00.

1988, 31 Aug., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked brakes, checked shocks, repaired windshield nozzles, checked for oil leaks, changed oil and fuel filter plus points and spark plugs. Total invoice: $161.94.

1988, 31 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired poor running. Total invoice: $42.43.

1989, 28 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked brakes, adjusted valves, adjusted timing, replaced rear deck shock, replaced shift lever cup, changed oil and filter. Total invoice: $1,11.75.

1989, 19 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Aquired smog certificate, repaired stiff door lock, repaired radio connection. Total invoice: $208.55.

1990, 09 May, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired door stops, replaced both door stops, checked hood alignment, changed oil filter. Total invoice: $166.39.

1991, 04 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil and fuel filter, changed spark plugs and points, checked overall engine, fixed intermittent brake lights. Total invoice: $206.83.

1991, 25 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, replaced flywheel seal, changed oil filter. Total invoice: $75.98.

1991, 31 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R engine, replaced clutch assembly, adjusted idle, lubed and cleaned window regulators. Total invoice: $891.87.

1992, 01 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil and filter, changed fuel filter, changed spark plugs and points, replaced battery, R&R speedo for sublet repair, aligned front hood. Total invoice: $341.80.

1992, 14 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Towed in, repaired no run, R&R gas tank and replaced battery cut-off switch. Total invoice: $172.29.

1992, 01 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. 3K service, changed oil and filter, fixed hard start, installed steering wheel cover. Total invoice: $127.18.

1992, 14 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced front shocks, lubed door handle and repaired still door lock. Total invoice: $298.81.

1993, 31 Aug., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil and filter, changed fuel filter, replaced wire to alternator, adjusted carbs. Total invoice: $270.17.

1994, 13 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced battery, cleaned engine area, changed oil and filter. Total invoice: $137.50.

1995, 10 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Checked compression, repaired windshield washer fluid dispensers, replaced shift coupler, checked clutch, changed oil and filter. Total invoice: $266.27.

1995, 26 July, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Clarence Brown Alignment Service. Total invoice: $16.50.

1995, 27 July, serviced at Ocean Beach Boat and Auto Upholstery. Replaced targa rear curtain, under dash panel, repaired front seat. Total invoice: $603.30.

1995, 30 Aug., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired horn, replaced horn rubber, checked brakes, aquired smog certificate, changed oil and filter, changed fuel filter, changed spark plugs. Total invoice: $375.22.

1997, 06 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replace generator belt and battery, repaired dragging brakes, mounted battery charger, freed up sticky caliper pistons, replaced front brake pads, replaced right rear brake hose, bled brakes, changed oil and filter. Total invoice: $339.32.

1997, 16 June, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced fuel hose, repaired rough idle, replaced linkage block on carb, R&R repaired soft plugs at carb, checked fuel tank sock filter, replaced fuel hose. Total invoice: $269.87.

1997, 03 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Smogged car. Total invoice: $77.00.

1999, 14 Jan., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Towed in, repaired fuse panel, replaced fog lights, cleaned battery area, replaced front hood shocks, changed oil filter, replaced spark plugs and points, performed compression check. Total invoice: $1,016.08.

1999, 27 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired stalling at stops, set dwell, checked compression, adjusted carbs, cleaned jets. Total invoice: $65.00.

2000, 11 Dec., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. 6K service, changed oil and filter, changed spark plugs and points, flushed brakes. Total invoice: $322.10.

2001, 16 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired oil leak on left side, replaced hood shocks, replaced head seals and smogged. Total invoice: $240.43.

2002, 03 Sept., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Changed oil and filter, checked clutch, loosened brake calipers, checked over car. Total invoice: $100.75.

2002, 04 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. R&R shift tower and replaced shift rod bushing. Total invoice: $79.27.

2003, 08 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced spacer block on carb, adjusted front wheel bearings, R&R rear spring plate caps, lubed bushings. Total invoice: $123.74.

2003, 02 Oct., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted clutch, repaired brakes, replaced rear brake pads, bled rear brakes, unstuck rear caliper pistons. Total invoice: $171.85.

2004, 20 Oct., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. replaced head nut seals. Lubricated and checked chassis, changed oil and filter, checked air and breather filter, checked all fluid levels and tire pressure, performed basic safety inspection, checked over for rust, set ignition timing, adjusted carbs. Total invoice: $508.06.

2004, 24 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced fiber buffers in both carbs, replaced wiper blades, repaired license lights. Total invoice: $227.50.

2005, 20 Apr., alignment performed at Clarence Brown Alignment Services. Total invoice: $85.95.

2005, 20 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replace right carb linkage block, re-attached vacuum hose, adjusted carbs. Total invoice: $47.00.

2005, 06 June, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired fuel leak, replaced accelerator pump and housing gasket on left-side carb, replaced gasket for oil filter. Total invoice: $194.36.

2005, 29 Sept., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replace muffler and tail pipe, balanced and adjusted carbs. Total invoice: $1,144.74.

2006, 23 Mar., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Removed carbs, disassembled, cleaned, sent out for repair and rebuild, bored for oversized butterflies, renewed carb bodies. Total invoice: $1,254.98.

2006, 28 Sept., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Freed up brakes, replaced front brake hoses, bled brakes, repaired fuel leak, replaced heater channel. Total invoice: $429.29.

2006, 04 Oct., purchased 4 new 165HR15 Vredestein Spring Classic tires from Import Tire Company. Total invoice: $410.68.

2006, 16 Nov., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Ocean Beach Boat and Auto Upholstery. Fabricated driver’s seat bracket, mounted lumbar bulb, checked bladder, replaced boot, re-carpeted kick panel. Total invoice: $431.77.

2007, 19 Jan., purchased car cover from Coast Car Covers, Inc. Total invoice: $91.59.

2007, 20 Apr., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Lubricated and checked chassis, changed oil and filter, checked air and breather filter, checked all fluid levels and tire pressure, performed basic safety inspection. 6K mile maintenance, changed tranny and diff fluids, replaced fuel and air filter, adjusted valves and replaced spark plugs. Total invoice: $390.40.

2007, 09 May, serviced at Ocean Beach Boat and Auto Upholstery. Fabricated and installed rear seat backrest straps, installed seat belts. Total invoice: $251.06.

2007, 02 Nov., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced generator and voltage regulator. Total invoice: $465.43.

2009, 08 May, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Adjusted valves, general safety inspection and road test vehicle, lubricated and checked chassis, changed oil and filter, checked air and breather filter, checked all fluid levels and tire pressure, cleaned motor to check for leaks, adjusted carb, repaired hard start, set dwell and timing, mounted and balance 4 wheels and tires, rotated and balanced, fixed horn (not loud). Total invoice: $260.22.

2009, 27 May, serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replace muffler, checked operation of Tach, reconnected wire to ignition coil. Total invoice: $468.30.

2009, 23 Oct., serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Purchased window crank handle. Total invoice: $38.33.

2010, 09 July, serviced at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Lubricated and checked chassis, changed oil and filter, checked air and breather filter, checked all fluid levels and tire pressure, performed basic safety inspection. Changed tranny and diff fluids, replaced fuel and air filter, adjusted valves and replaced spark plugs. Replaced master brake cylinder, bled brakes. Total invoice: $922.59.

2010, 19 Nov., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Replaced left headlight fuses and cleaned connections. Total invoice: $40.73.

2011, 31 Mar., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Repaired intermittent hard start, checked ignition points, set dwell and timing, replaced ignition coil. Total invoice: $162.96.

2012, 16 Feb., serviced for Peter Oliver of La Mesa at Dennis Sherman Foreign Car. Lubricated and checked chassis, changed oil and filter, checked air and breather filter, checked all fluid levels and tire pressure, performed basic safety inspection. Repaired operation of the windshield washers, cleaned switch contacts, R&R pump, repaired hose connections at reservoir, adjusted valves. Total invoice: $250.22.

2017, 28 Apr., serviced by Hammersley LLC. Removed engine and transmission, replaced mounts and bushings, replaced clutch, reinstalled engine and performed tune up. Total invoice: $2,432.75.

2018, January, on consignment with Ferraris-online LLC.

Note: The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated.