Monday, May 21, 2012

The Olive Tart - Excellence Magazine #202

Last September I flew to Connecticut and spent a full day photographing and driving the "Olive Tart", a '71 911S rebuilt into a staggeringly detailed and accurate ST replica. It was a great day and this is one of my all time favorite early 911's.

Issue 202 of Excellence Magazine contains the feature. You can read the entire story before the magazines are mailed here  (but buy a copy anyway):

You can read about the entire build here in this 78 page thread at the Early 911 S Registry Message Board:

Here are some out-takes not seen in the magazine.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

For Sale 1/1970 Dated 15" Deep-Six Fuchs Wheels

I have a full set of Deep-6's for sale. These would be core wheels for restoration. They are straight, true and dont have any cracks. No major curb rash, but various dings and scrapes from 40+ years of use.

All four wheels are date stamped 1/70 and are the "heart" design. Can ship directly to the wheel restorer of your choice if so desired.

Price - $old

For Sale - '73 Euro Retractable Repa Seat Belts

Like the sports seats sold last week, these belt assy's came from a '73 E which was recently parted out. What makes them specific for a Euro market car is the single run of orange stitching running through the center of the belt webbing. These could be considered "correct" for a '73 Carrera RS.

The condition of this pair is best described as average. The webbing is clean and in very good condition. The male latches have some rust pitting on one side of the chrome tongue. The inertia reels work and retract as designed but I would probably remove the covers (small Phillips screws) and lubricate them for a slightly smoother action.
Includes the rear reel covers, all hardware and bolt covers. Sadly, the little white cloth part number tags are tattered beyond restoration, but this is the only significant let-down as far as condition goes.

Price - $old!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

'73 Porsche 911 Sports Seats

"Correct" for a '73 RS Carrera, this pair of sports seats was recently liberated from a destroyed '73 E Euro Sunroof Coupe.

The bolsters and perimeter material is the traditional black vinyl. The inserts were an unusual black nylon material that I have never seen before. They have faded to a shiny green color. The details suggest that this was the original upholstery. They could have been recovered...but it is my opinion that they have not and this is just one of those funky "euro delivery" things

The seats are complete with sliders and tilt brackets. The passenger side is a double-locker, but the drivers side - which has the notches in the track and bracket for the second lock- is only equipped with a single locker. Again, this was likely a case of the factory using what was available at the moment, as the notched bracket identifies it as a '73 plus the details and wear/tear seem to indicate a matched pair from new.

These are definitely "core" seats with tears in the upholstery, missing and incorrect screws in the hinge assy and multiple coats of cheap paint on the brackets and sliders. However, they do include the correct '73 peanut headrests as well as the correct seat belt receivers. A full restoration is in order, but well worth the effort as these are the Premier Seats in the early 911 world.

Can ship worldwide at buyers expense. 

Price - $old
Contact me at "Cornpanzer(at)sbcglobal(dot)net"

Notice notch for double locker pawl in bracket but no mechanism