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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

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