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.
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 crankcase assembly.wmv
Nick Fulljames talks through the details of assembling the 68 magnesium
alloy crankcase, including shuffle pinning, oil pressure valve
modification, oil pump upgrade and machining the crankcase halves to
rectify the wear and tear of over 40 years
1967 Porsche 911 Coupe | Restored By Classic Showcase
This Porsche has recently undergone a restoration by Classic Showcase to a
Show/Driver level. The Porsche 911 was disassembled, painted, color sanded
and buffed. All body parts painted separately off the car. This magnificent
early 911 Porsche has received a restoration by Classic Showcase to reveal
the original features and novelty of the vehicle. During the restoration
process, the Porsche was disassembled, each body part was fit to the car by
our body work specialists and each body part was separately painted off of
the car, color sanded and buffed to a fabulous luster. The original Fluch
Alloy wheels have been restored adding to the patina of this exceptional
car. Our specialty craftsman from our upholstery department custom fitted,
made and installed a complete new interior using the correct German
materials. Brite work was re-plated and new rubber seals, new deco rubber
and hardware was installed, as well as a new fuel pump. The instruments
were restored and Classic Showcase performed a full mechanical service
including re-building carburetors, major tune-up, valve adjustment, oil
change and much more. It has received a full detail inside and out,
including the undercarriage. This Porsche is a very nice original
California black plate car with DVD documentation of the restoration
process. It is very difficult to find these early short wheel base 911's,
especially in this condition. This is certainly for the discerning Porsche
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2011 Singer 911
It is hard to believe, but the Porsche 911 exists despite Porsche's own
attempts to eliminate and replace their beloved icon. This rear engine, 2+2
coupe has defied attempts (type 951 and 928) to terminate its allegedly
dated concept only to be re-invented in superior form and bask in a renewed
wave of enthusiasm.
The 911 brand is so compelling to consumers that even cars that are not
911's (Types 930, 964, 993, 996, 997) have been badged as such since 1990.
Such is the influence of a model and a brand within Porsche that as the
vehicle made vast technical leaps, even wholly re-invented it remains a
911. The original 911, with its air/oil cooled engine was built from 1964
to 1989. This model was succeeded by two much more evolved 911's that were
still air/oil cooled; the type 964 and 993. The 964 and 993 are still
lauded for their own technical brilliance, but the vehicles gained weight
and complexity addressing safety, (airbags) emissions, and feature/ options
concerns. One could argue that the last air/oil cooled 911's, though
brilliant, paid a price for their sophistication.
However, 1998 brought the first 911 to rely on water cooling for the
engine, and it introduced the first all-new and larger body shell to the
model since 1964. In addition, it was the first 911 to feature an engine
with four valves per cylinder which would help it meet power demands and
emissions requirements. While the early 911's were beloved for their unique
sound, a baritone growl that was a product of the engine noise itself which
could easily escape through the thinner castings and cylinder walls (not
surrounded by water) and projected by the fan atop the motor. In the
interest of compliance, performance, and evolution both sound effects were
eliminated. After surviving 35 years, this integral piece of the 911's
character had been severed from the car's persona.
1970 Porsche 911S Coupe
Early 911's are rare finds today among collector cars and have appreciated
tremendously in recent years, with good solid cars seeing especially
significant increases in value. They have unparalleled drivability and
usability, especially when compared with other cars of the same vintage.
The 2.2 liter 911S is a very special car which appeals particularly to the
most rabid of Porsche enthusiasts. While the 2.4 liter S and 2.7 liter RS
often attract the attention of the casual Porsche enthusiast (and rightly
so!), the 2.2 liter cars have a raw character that results from the less
restrictive laws that were in place when they were built. This car is a
collector-owned example in its original color combination of silver with a
black interior. It has recently undergone a full rotisserie restoration by
California Porsche Restoration in Fallbrook, California. The car was
completely disassembled and stripped to bare metal, rust-proofed and
flawlessly repainted. Every nut, bolt, and seal is brand new. The engine
has been completely rebuilt and runs as strong as the day it was produced.
The interior, engine compartment, and trunk are immaculate and correct.
Every piece of this car runs as new, because it basically is! This is
must-see vehicle to be appreciated. For a high definition video go to
www.byersimports.tv - We are Byers Imports, located in Columbus Ohio. Call
Bill today at 866-813-0573.
Motorjournalen Porsche 911 Historic rally App. K 1968
A testdrive of Björn Waldgårds works rally Porsche 911 from 1968. An
absolutely wonderful rebuild of this historic Porsche. And a wonderful day
for Peter Sundfeldt on a special stage courtesy of Barsebäck Castle's
count Watjer Hamilton. The car owner is Magnus Wigren.