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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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1987 Porsche 959 Refresh of a Well-Used Example

This 1987 Porsche 959 arrived at TuneRS Motorsports in Florida straight from Germany after being recently purchased by it’s new owner. He requested it be freshened up mechanically and cosmetically inside and out, top to bottom, and seeing that this is the same shop that built this 1995 993 RS clone, we have no qualms about the quality or ability of their work. The 47k kilometer super car appears to have been well used by it’s previous owner, who looks to have rode it hard and put it away wet, not that there’s anything wrong with that. We’d rather see them having been used as intended than never driven. Back in ’87, these vehicles were technological marvels far ahead of their time with twin turbos, all wheel drive, tire pressure monitoring sensors and slippery futuristic aerodynamic styling allowing a .31 drag coefficient. They were originally produced for Group B homologation purposes before the race series was ultimately canceled for being deemed too dangerous because of too many deaths of both drivers and spectators. While most existing examples of the rare road version models have been pampered and rarely driven, it’s nice to see one that has been properly used throughout the past […]

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Survivor: 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight

This 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Lightweight was the subject of a sympathetic restoration by the Porsche marque experts at Autofarm in the U.K. What came to be known as the “Beirut RS”, we cannot fathom a truer poster child automobile that defines the term “survivor” better than this. During the war in Lebanon in the mid 80’s, a mortar shell hit the building that this rare car was being stored in and part of the structure fell on top of the car. The car was entombed until it was more recently resurrected by property developers who contacted the original owner’s family asking what they wanted to do with it… During the war, the car had been put away but it’s owner but he never returned from his volunteer work driving an ambulance. The family had since moved out of the country, but the car remained until one day the building was being rebuilt and it’s developers wanted to know what they should do with the unearthed car. So, after some ridiculously insulting low ball offers, a friend of the family was contacted and he informed them of what the car was really worth. He ended up purchasing it himself […]

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1990 Porsche 964 Cup Car Bare Shell Repaint

This 1990 Porsche 964 series Carrera Cup car (chassis #9007) was the subject of a bare shell repaint thread back to it’s original Viper Green color on http://forums.rennlist.com/rennforums/, by forum member “NineMeister”. The shop who did the work, 9M in the UK, bought the race car in an estate sale unfortunately without any documentation to verify, but it is thought to have been the championship winning Trophy Cup car from that year. Their plan was to sympathetically restore it back to the factory specification and livery that it wore when raced during that successful season. Continue with us on the next page as we follow “Kermit” through it’s strip and respray… To start, there was a fair amount of body repair work that had previously been repaired fairly poorly, which is understandable for a race car, but 9M wanted to set about correcting it back to the original factory standard that it had when new. Looking at their quality rear quarter panel replacement work, there’s now nothing to indicate that it had ever been banged up before. The original idea of the project was to keep as much patina as possible, including it’s worn through paint next to the clutch pedal, but that […]

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1953 Porsche 356 Outlaw Coupe

This 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe is the subject of a full resto-mod by Willhoit Auto Restoration in Long Beach, California, who has been restoring 356’s since 1976. Their goal as an award winning concours restoration shop is to provide each customer with a 356 that is equally as pleasurable to drive as it is to look at, just as Dr. Porsche had originally intended. The owner of this particular Porsche wanted Willhoit to take his mild mannered vintage tub to another level, while retaining a look that remained factory-esque, + a few or so degrees of intensity. They built him an outlaw coupe that included pre-dating the car to body bumpers, early Gmünd type lighting, and an early dash with Veigel gauges. Purists, please avert your eyes. All others, take note on the proper way to create a 356 hot rod the way it should have come straight from Stuttgart in the beginning…   The addition of the front oil cooler screen is a throw back to the Gmünd bodied cars that were raced until the mid 50s. The suspension, engine, trans, brakes, and all technical aspects of the car were updated to 356B type GT specs, including the floor pan and pedal assembly, adjustable front […]

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