Thursday, August 29, 2013

Pebble Beach 2013

1968 Werks Marathon de la Route - Nurburgring Race Winner
Bill Morris won second place in the 911 Street Category with his second series RS. Winner in "Street" was "Barbarossa", the 1964 Prototype 901

Richard Roeder won first place not in Porsche, but in the post-war preservation class! A huge accomplishment for a 911.
Ferrari Tire Chock

Bruce Meyer won first place in 911 Competition Class with his Werks LeMans winning Kremer 935 K3. The authenticity of this restoration was impressive.

Lincoln Indianapolis

Dick Moran's French spec Dalmatian Blue 1st series M471 Carrera RS

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Porsche Arova Ski Bob 212

This is an original and complete Ski Bob.  It has all of the components including the skis for the feet.  Paint and decals are in excellent condition. The main skis are de-laminating a little bit and would need to be restored if perfection was your goal. There is one broken screw.

This is very cool display piece and would look fantastic in a Porsche collection. It is completely collapsible and self-contained which makes shipping easy.

Price - $old

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Sleeper in Our Midst

There are a lot of early 911's out there that claim to be "good" but really are no more than a quickie paint job and some Armor-All. This one on the other hand, is a truly a sleeper both in image and performance.

This is an original 56k mile Sepia Brown 71 T with 100% paint and interior. S suspension from the factory with rear sway bar installed in 1972.  $20,000 was spent in the '90's to convert the 2.2 T motor to S spec with Mechanical Fuel Injection, S cams and S pistons/cylinders.  Otherwise this Sepia beauty is all original and in amazingly preserved condition. Sale includes tool kit and a comprehensive record of receipts and records from new. Truly a museum or collection caliber car. One of the very best early T's and certainly the best on the market today.

More detail and pricing available upon request. Contact me at "Cornpanzer(AT)sbcglobal(dot)com
Car is located in California.

Thsi car is SOLD.

Random Bike Shot

Drag bikes are not exactly my wheelhouse, but I was out at the track a few weeks back and took the opportunity to practice some panning shots in low light. I'm pretty proud of this shot and no I wont share my out-takes.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

1974 3.0 Carrera RS - In Details

My friend Dirk Layer sent me photos a while back of a recent project to come out of the same shop as the 73 Carrera shown featured in the May 2013 issue of Excellence and shown here:

When I was in Southern California shooting the 73 last year, I had the opportunity to go for a ride in this 74.  Honestly, the 3.0 RS had kinda been below my radar and I didn't know all that much about them. But after being exposed for only a short while, I recognized exactly how spectacular the 3.0 RS is.  So many accolades have been thrown at the feet of the 73 2.7 RS for the past forty years, but the 3.0 is so much MORE! And it arrived only one year later....

Essentially an RSR for the street (sorta) the 3.0RS is lighter, more powerful, has more tire and better brakes and suspension than the 2.7. Porsche invested a lot of additional effort into strengthening the tub with extra plates around the torsion housings and large gussets throughout the engine compartment. They are also MUCH rarer which is probably why most of us don't know more about them. Even the exhaust note and throttle response is an amplification of what you would expect from a 2.7RS.

The car shown here is a low mileage original car that received more of a "freshening up" than a restoration. The paint and interior had been partially restored previously, but what was remarkable was how unmolested and original all of the mechanicals were.  Rememeber, most of these cars were converted to race cars somewhere along the line, so to find one this original and correct is nearly impossible.

 Dry ice was used to carefully remove some unoriginal paint that was on the bottom of the car, exposing the original paint and the factory undercoating which was applied thinly in the wheel-wells.  Notice how thin the paint is on the floor-pan, with primer peeking through in many areas.

This is what I consider a data-point car. A car that someone can use as a reference when restoring another 3.0 RS or something similar.