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356 RESTORATION PANELS
If youʼre restoring a T6-bodied Porsche 356, youʼll undoubtedly be delighted to learn that Trevor ʼs Hammerworks in the USA is now offering these high-quality fuel-tank support panels, the likes of which have previously been unobtainable. Priced at $2500 each (plus shipping) this complex panel would save you a lot of time and effort if repairing a damaged or badly rusted car. For details of the new panel and the companyʼs many other products, log on to www.356panels.com, or call (001) 440 953 0501
ICE TROPHY VICTORY!
As we look forward to spring and, hopefully, some warmer weather, how does the thought of driving all the way from Cornwall in south west England, across France and Germany, and into Austria, competing in a six-hour ice race and then driving back home again appeal to you? Oh, and youʼll be doing it in an old Porsche, with dubious heating and on studded tyres.
Such was the challenge undertaken by a team of eight Brits running under the Williams-crawford banner in January. With four cars that ranged from a rather nice Carrera RS replica to a well-used 911SC, the intrepid team set off at the crack of dawn one winter ʼs morning to drive to the Historic Ice Trophy event at Altenmarkt-zauchensee in Austria. The annual event is open to two classes of vehicle: ʻOldtimersʼ (up until 1984) and ʻYoungtimersʼ (up until 1994 – but two-wheel drive only). The event is a regularity event rather than an out and out race, but with those studded tyres and reputations at stake, you just know it was going to be fun.
Choosing to run in the six-hour heat (for the Youngtimers), the WilliamsCrawford team proved to be extremely consistent and, despite the opposition including full rally-prepared 911s and BMWS, guess what? The red 911SC, driven by Graham Kidd and Rob Cavanagh, came out on top, taking home a trophy to rival the FA Cup (well, almost…). Our congratulations to all concerned for such a fantastic effort! www.historicicetrophy.at and www.williamscrawford.co.uk
THE GOLDEN TOUCH
If youʼre heading to Techno Classica Essen in a few days, head for Hall 10/ 11and look for stand 10-506. There youʼll find number 219 out of only 284 examples of the 1975 930 Turbo, in a highly attractive colour combination (Gazelle Gold metallic, with brown/beige leather sports interior).
This 1975 911 Turbo was delivered new in June 1975 in Hamburg, Germany. While the name of the original owner is unknown, the current owner acquired the car from well-known Porsche collector and author of the definitive Carrera RS book, Dr Georg Konradsheim in Vienna.
The car has been off the road since 1984. A two-year restoration to concours standards was started in early 2015 by one of Europeʼs top early 911 specialist shops, who found the condition to be generally very good with barely any rust at all. It had only 80,000km on the odometer
The car is 100 per cent stock, including the hard to find original carpeting, date-matched Fuchs wheels –7J and 8Jx15 – and rare black original head liner. The included Certificate of Authenticity notes extra-cost options as driver-side sport seat and limited-slip differential.
This Porsche is supplied with its owner ʼs manual, its original pair of keys and key holder, vinyl bag and a file of service invoices. Included as well are the original tool kit, spare wheel, jack and compressor. A handbook detailing the incredibly detailed restoration accompanies the Turbo, along with numerous photographs documenting the process.
Today, good matching numbers examples of the 1975 Porsche 930 Turbo are very difficult to find and in great demand. We hope to be featuring this lovely car in the next issue of Classic Porsche…
But if a Turbo isnʼt your thing, then how about a 1972 911S? This is an early example, having been ordered in August 1971 and delivered in September, the rapid build process and the original paperwork suggesting it may have been built as a test car. It was delivered to Mahag in Munich and later exported to Sweden in 1975. Currently on Swedish plates, and with many desirable features, such as original sports seats, it is the personal car of Michael Berg of Mashmotor, who restored the Turbo and are showing both cars at Essen. For information on the cars, or a restoration, see mashmotorltd.com