Yes, yes, another retro-modern 911 - but just check out the owner's garage!
We'll be the first to say it but, yes, we've been all over this West Coast fashion for bitsa retro 911s. First we had 'Urban Outlaw' Magnus Walker and his carefully contrived shabby chic thing. And then at the opposite end of the spectrum the obsessively perfectionist, part carbon-bodied Singer, driven recently by Chris Harris. Very different approaches but the same theme of mix'n'match old and new 911 bits to build two respective visions of the ultimate retro-modern Porsche.
One car to do it all reckons owner Jack
And here's another. So if you've already had your fill best look away now.
This one's a bit of a home-brew, built by quietly obsessive owner (and PHer, it would appear) Jack Olsen and filmed, once again, by our friends over at Petrolicious. Jack's car combines a 1972 body, 1995 engine, 1986 brakes and a host of other bits dating between 1965 to 2000. He makes no claims about it being the best or fastest 911 ever, it's just the one he likes the best.
And his statement that "horsepower is something that looks great in a magazine article but suspension is actually what gets you round the track fast" marks him out as someone who clearly gets it, without feeling the need to shout about it too loudly.
And if you were already turning a vivid shade of green with envy at Jack's car just wait until you see the mannexe/garage he built to keep and maintain it in...
I'm a bit confused as to how the hydraulic floor works though, by the looks of things it's literally a flat section of floor that rises, surely various things could foul against it?
You put special lift points on the underside of the car to ensure that doesn't happen.
That's what I guessed. Or make some things to sit on the surface of the flat table whenever you are going to lift the car with it.
However it must be quite limiting; the unbroken nature of the surface will prevent access to a large chunk of the underside of the car. Pretty much anything between the axles is going to be inaccessible. Maybe not a huge issue in a car like that but in general, not great.