Porsche 911 1968 restoration project summary Jan 2011.wmv
Still no bodyshell back from the paintshop (I'm chasing them every 2 weeks at present), so here I take stock of where I am and how much the project has cost me (and likely to cost overall). Building a 911 as a full 'make as new' restoration brings with it eye watering costs - and that's another reason why it's been fortunate I've taken 2 years so far and will probably take another year to complete.
On this clip I also talk about the fuel tank restoration. Run time here is just under 17 minutes.
Revive the Passion - Grand Finale for the 911 T
A 911 T US Coupe (1973) was restored by the specialists from Porsche
Classic and raffled off among members of the Porsche Club of America
afterwards. This video shows the final chapter in its restoration and how
the car was reborn. More information on http://www.porsche.com/classic
Porsche 911 chain tensioner story
My 1968 engine came with sealed camshaft chain tensioners. These tensioners
were designed by Porsche engine expert Hans Mezger and introduced for the
1968 model year. Here's their interesting story.
Bugatti Head of Design's Personal 911 Project - /DRIVEN
This week on DRIVEN we spend some time with Achim Anscheidt, Head of Design
for Bugatti. Achim takes us for a drive around the streets of Berlin in his
stripped down 911 while he shares his thoughts on minimalism in design and
construction, and how he feels about personal design projects.
Vintage! Porsche 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled
engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms,
Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2
liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a
top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The
car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the
blueprint for all 911s that followed.
PCA Spotlight- '73 911T Restoration Raffle Car - May 2011 Update
We're just a few months away to handing over the keys to this freshly
factory restored classic to a lucky PCA member. The official Raffle entry
form and rules are available at www.pca.org, in the May issue of Panorama,
and contained in a direct mail piece which has been sent to members.
President Manny Alban had an opportunity to visit Porsche Classic recently
and see in person how much our beloved '73 has transformed since the 2010
Only 7300 entries are available, so submit your raffle entries in soon! The
'73 will be on display at the 2011 Porsche Parade and Porsche Classic will
be in attendance to assist PCA in the presentation of the car to Parade
goers and finally to the winning member!
911 68 gauges, trim & seats before restoration.wmv
Just a short clip to show the gauges, glovebox lid and all the interior
trim before it starts restoration. We've got a big job here, but notr as
big as the bodyshell has turned out to be.
The bodyshop is doing the work on my shell as and when they can fit it in
to their works schedule. This is because it has turned out to be a much
larger job than planned. When the body guy started looking at it, he found
just about every panel needed work. We're also replacing both door skins
and the left sill, besides much other major work. I'm hopeful I'll have
something to show you soon!