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Photo of the Day – Porsche 917’s In Garage 1971

Can you imagine a Porsche garage in this day and age looking so haphazard? Call me nut balls, but for whatever reason I like these old pictures of they way they used to do it much better than today’s sanitary and organized garages. Looks more wild and appropriate to the madness and havoc that they are about to create when they hit the track. Find the full sized picture on the following page…

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2007 Porsche Cayman S with LS3 Engine Swap

This current home garage build-in-progress involves what most would consider to be a sacrilegious engine swap, but before casting any judgement on the project it should be noted that the owner of this 2007 Porsche Cayman S, Joshua Murray, bought the car with a blown engine. A new 6.2 liter GM LS3 crate engine is in the process of being fitted to the standard factory Porsche transmission with use of a Kennedy LS adapter mount and a lot of custom fabrication. Future plans include a Quaife sequential transmission for full throttle clutchless up shifts, as well as the installation of a dry sump oil system. With what started last November is left most currently updated just last week with a post test fitting the rear swaybar and undertray support, while the engine is already in the process of being made to fit. It will be interesting to see this monster hybrid when it is completed, but in the mean time check out the following page for build pictures and a short time lapse video of the impressive project so far. “After test fitting the LS3 a dozen times I decided the ‘normal’ install position that most folks use is just not that great.” […]

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Porsche 997.2 W.C. GT3RS Build by GMG Racing

This Porsche 997.2 GT3 RS has got the full GMG World Challenge street/track car make-over. For those of you who are unaware of who GMG Racing is, they are currently what factory Porsche racing is now as to what ANDIAL was to Porsche racing back in the 70’s and 80’s  The two shops even happen to reside next to each other in Santa Ana, California. Now, if you are unaware of who ANDIAL is, then it’s quite possible that you are just not a Porsche guy. Fair enough. Let’s just say that Porsche has recently bought ANDIAL as their very own AMG, or M division, just to give you a smidgen of an idea. GMG races in the World Challenge series, which is North America’s premier sprint racing series with cars competing from such manufacturers as Porsche, Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Cadillac, Ford, Aston Martin, Volvo, Corvette, Mercedes, plus more. GMG has been successfully campaigning Porsche GT3 Cup cars in this series for several years now and even captured the 2010 Manufacturers Championship title for Porsche. Who then better to modify your GT3 street car for the track than a shop that wins races with them?  Enough said for now, let’s just take a moment for a break and let the pictures speak for themselves […]

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Barn Find Porsche 917-024 “Le Mans” Movie Car Set for Auction

Today, on this otherwise redundant and mundane Monday morning, we have the intriguing story of the barn find, restoration and coming sale of Porsche 917-024, the actual vehicle used in the filming of the iconic car enthusiast’s cult classic race movie “Le Mans” with Steve McQueen. It is set to hit the auction block this August with Gooding & Company in Pebble Beach, and as we all know, anything with the “King of Cool’s” name attached to it adds a multiplying factor of many times it’s value to it’s final price. Expectations of this famous car’s sale are projected to hit in the neighborhood of an astounding, yet not surprising, $20 million. The accompanying barn find story of how it had dropped off the radar for 23 years… … is hard to grasp today, but we have to look back to a period of time when the vehicle was once considered almost worthless by the 1972/1973 race season since 5 liter engines had been banned, relegating it as virtually useless after the 1970 filming of the movie. After all, there was no vintage racing scene back then for it to participate in, so what good was an old war horse that had no place […]

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More Porsche 959 Related Stories

Since we were on the subject of a Porsche 959 just 2 days ago and our previous 959 features didn’t appear in “Related Posts”, how about we refer you to a few that we have previously covered that may be of interest: –Porsche 959 Factory Photographs Under Production : –Bruce Canepa Offers Porsche 959 Upgrades : –Rebuild Project of a 959 :  

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