Children require a ton of sacrifices; even people without kids know that. Whether it's the time to watch a baseball game or the money just to get there, parents have to give up something for the betterment of their offspring. Of course, once a child grows up, it's finally possible to repay mom and dad for all of their hard work. In the case of Kristin Russell and her stepdad, Dave, that involves a surprise 1973 Porsche 914.

Before he got married, Dave had a sweet, white 914. He even had the money saved up to restore it, but spent the cash on the wedding instead. The Porsche languished in the garage until Dave eventually parted it out and sold it off. Years later, Russell wanted to do something to thank her stepdad for all of the things he had done for her and her mom. The only fitting thank you was an identical 914 to the one that he gave up. Scroll down to watch Dave's reaction of getting his dream car as a surprise Father's Day gift.


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      ALSHER
      • 5 Months Ago
      Ninjas are cutting onion in my office....
      Love Great Danes
      • 5 Months Ago
      Nice to read a story that puts a smile on your face.
      JC914
      • 5 Months Ago
      Nice story, awesome step-daughter, and fun car! 914's is an acquired taste, for those who know and appreciate pure driving fun. Once you've own one, you will never forget the fun and handling.
        Cayman
        • 5 Months Ago
        @JC914
        It doesn't take long to acquire that taste, just need that car, an 80 degree day and a twisty road.
        Jared
        • 5 Months Ago
        @JC914
        I just liked the 914 from using it in Forza.
      Jaybird248
      • 5 Months Ago
      Are you listening, daughter? I always wanted a nice C7 Corvette. Silver, with the Z51 package. Just something to keep in mind.
        stevenh
        • 5 Months Ago
        @Jaybird248
        you first have to own one and then give it up for something honourable then in 30 years later your daughter can buy one for you
      Avinash Machado
      • 5 Months Ago
      Quite a touching moment.
      selder1958
      • 5 Months Ago
      I think the point that's often missed is the selflessness of this man. Whether you like Porsches or 914s doesn't matter. He loved his 914. But he loved his new wife and daughter more. So ... he gave up his dream of restoring his Porsche for something far more important. His lovely daughter understood that and wanted to express her love and appreciation by getting him another one. In this "me, me, me" world, it's nice to see someone with the right priorities - and it's even better to see that recognized and rewarded. Great job, Kristin !!!
      BipDBo
      • 5 Months Ago
      There may be a lot of bad step dads out there, but there are also a lot of great ones. My brother in law recently married a single mother. I'm very proud of him, watching him become such a good father figure in the house.
      david h
      • 5 Months Ago
      "Taste" is purely subjective but outside the 924 surely this is one of the worst "poor mans" Porsche models ever? I don't know about anyone else but to have a Porsche from this era that was a collaboration with Volkswagen and looked this underwhelming is far from a dream. Perhaps it's just me. I'd be like "Awww come on, not even a 944?"
        Buzzskyline
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david h
        Besides, the heart wants what it wants. If the dude missed his old scooter, it would still be a great story.
          david h
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Buzzskyline
          Didn't say or make any comment on the story. Also my comment was a lighthearted and subjective opinion about "taste" in cars and I only said anything because I happen to particularly dislike this one. The heart does want what the heart wants. However the title says "Daughter has great taste" and I was having a poke mainly at that.The quality of her "taste" in this case is just the opinion of the person writing this editorial. It is not an objective fact that she has great taste. I happen to think she doesn't :P
        Buzzskyline
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david h
        914's aren't fast, but they handle well and are a blast to drive. They're also easy, fun, and cheap to work on.
          ravenosa
          • 5 Months Ago
          @Buzzskyline
          I'll agree that they aren't fast.
        ckm
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david h
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFlIjomJStQ It was actually designed to replace the 912, a 4-cyl 911 version. FYI, Porsche was responsible for all VW's development work at the time, so the relationship between two is not what you think. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_914
          david h
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ckm
          Didn't ask for your lecture on the origins of this car which I voiced an "opinion" on. An opinion which I stressed was "subjective". I don't like the car and have driven one and many other Porsches and this particular one in my "opinion" doesn't measure up on many levels. The 944 which was on the 924 platform that replaced this horror is in my opinion a far superior car.
          ckm
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ckm
          s/964/968/ Stupid autocorrect.
          ckm
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ckm
          @david_h The point was that the 914 was designed as a 911 replacement. The 914's true successor is the not the 924, but the Boxster since the 924 was never designed by Porsche. The 924 and the 944 are not actually 'real' Porsches. That chassis was originally designed by VW to be their flagship car... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_924 (unlike the 914, which was a pure Porsche design). So, what you are saying is you prefer a crappy VW design fake Porsche to the real deal.... And, as someone who's owned a 964 (the final variant of the 944), I can tell you for sure that the 914 is a MUCH better car.... But, hey, if image is all that counts, I guess anything with a Porsche badge will do as look as everyone recognizes that it's a Porsche, even if it was designed by VW.
        ffelix422
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david h
        That's all you came away with from this video? Sad.
          Cayman
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ffelix422
          You sure are an angry little guy.
          david h
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ffelix422
          Didn't watch the video. Wasn't interested in the usual American overblown saccharine sweet, emotional bullshit. Sure as can be seen here you guys lap this stuff up. Perhaps I may have found the video moving? More likely it would have moved my lunch upwards. You know what is sad? That I have clearly not commented on the video at any point and everyone is attacking me as if I had. Have you no comprehension skills in America? Learn to read. If I had said for instance "having watched the video I feel the girl should have chose a better car" the replies I have got might have been warranted. However I clearly only referred to the writer, the title and the damn car. So please stop sticking up for the video. I don't want to watch it. If it had been about a car I thought was cool I might of. For that car though. Nah.
          david h
          • 5 Months Ago
          @ffelix422
          Cayman with a name like that you should know what a good Porsche is and perhaps have some appreciation for the fact I was talking about the car. Angry? Nope. Confused perhaps and frustrated. I have outlined in the clearest way possible I AM NOT COMMENTING ON THE VIDEO. I saw in the title that this reporter had judged this girls tastes good. I merely questioned that. People having an emotional response to that would much more accurately be described as "angry". The emotional baggage you all now have from watching this video has no bearing on my opinion about the car and should have no bearing on your opinion about whether the writer was correct in saying she had "good taste". The only thing that is clear is that "taste" is obviously subjective and you are all slaves to you easily manipulated base emotions. Oh wait you're American. Yep forget that then it's stating the obvious.
        MikeInNC
        • 5 Months Ago
        @david h
        ...and one of the most winning Porsche's at the race track. I love to watch these things gobble up supposedly faster/superior high horsepower (bloated/ill-handling) cars at the SCCA run-offs. Slow down for corners? NOT!
      11fiveoh
      • 5 Months Ago
      He must be hittin that.
        Firefly
        • 5 Months Ago
        @11fiveoh
        ...just when I thought humanity couldn't get any worse, you go and post something like this...
      Koenigsegg
      • 5 Months Ago
      Ugly car
      Michael
      • 5 Months Ago
      It doesn't get any better than this. Beautiful family.
      SteveM
      • 5 Months Ago
      That's a great post. It's so nice to see someone get their favorite toy back!
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