This car is in auction on The Market website. The auction is LIVE now and finishes on the 20th of November. Price is a lower estimate.
Originally a left-hand-drive, American-market Porsche 911 built in 1977 and sold in the same year, it had been modified and raced ‘Stateside before finding its way over here.
Not that those early years really count for much because the car was stripped to a bare shell here in dear old blighty before being meticulously prepared and painted ahead of being assembled and rebuilt with a carefully chosen selection of the finest components money can buy.
You see, the vendor owns his own bodyshop and is a Silverstone instructor to boot, so few folk are better placed to create their own Porsche 911 evocation. As you might have been able to predict given his background, the result looks sensational. With an all-up weight of just 970kgs and a 3.6-litre twin-spark ‘964’ engine hanging out back, performance is sparkling too.
And it handles; with RSR-spec coilover suspension, 930 Turbo brakes (as per the RSR), a Quaife limited-slip differential, and a bespoke exhaust system it handles as well as goes and sounds as good as it looks.
Now being offered for auction with an estimate that is a mere fraction of the cost of building one of your own, we’ll be displaying it on our stand at this year’s NEC Classic Car Show in Birmingham from 8-10 November.
The bodyshell has been prepared and assembled with exactly the sort of care you might reasonably expect of a Silverstone racing instructor who happens to own his own bodyshop.
So, you will find millimeter-perfect shutlines, beautifully straight panels, and the sort of attention to detail that leaves OCD folk like us grinning from ear to ear. It really is marvelously well assembled and a tribute to his determination to get it looking as good as is humanly possible.
It’s the same story with the paintwork. Originally Ice Green Metallic, not only is the quality of the fresh green coachwork utterly perfect but the stripes you see, which form such an important part of this iconic ‘Vaillant’ livery, are painted on too. Based on that used on the Porsche 911 Carrera RSR from 1975 Le Mans 24-Hour and elsewhere, only the lettering is vinyl stickers; everything else is painted.
It is utterly glorious and well worth the trek to us here near Abingdon to see it in the flesh. Or, if that sounds like a bit of a faff, then it will take centre-stage on our stand at this year’s NEC Classic Car Show, so you’ll be able to see it there too.
And if you coming to Birmingham then you really should take the time to come and see it in person and admire the single wiper blade (less weight?!), electrical cut-out switch, quick release Demon Tweeks historic bonnet and boot pins, RSR-spec front oil cooler, twin exhaust pipes, sliding Perspex front windows, faired-in door mirrors, and the largest whale tail we’ve ever seen.
But even that huge rear spoiler is dwarfed by those staggeringly wide rear wheelarches, necessary, of course, to cover those massive Dunlop magnesium split-rim wheels – and with new 335/35xR15 racing Michelin TB tyres at the rear on 14-inch rims and 295/40xR15 on 12-inch rims at the front, there’s an awful lot of surface area to cover.
If we are being ultra-picky then the new owner might want to replace the rear screen rubber as the existing one is starting to perish. But that that is the extent of our pickiness goes to the very heart of just how good this car is.
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