Restorationville, or hanging out on Porsche Row, with a 1949 Bellytank Lakester thrown in for good measure…

With only two months remaining in the year-long celebration of the 2013, 50th anniversary of the Porsche 911, there seems to an ever-increasing number of Porsche 911s in attendance each week at cars&coffee. For anyone with a passion for the Porsche brand (and especially for the 911 model), this event is worth a visit. And on Saturday morning October 19, a majority of the Porsche models present turned out to be early 1966-73 (long hood) models.

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_side view with friends_cars&coffee_10/19/13

Leading the group and parked amidst its early 911 brothers, was the white with blood orange striped, 1967 911R tribute, making its long overdue re-appearance (as seen above). Over the summer, this car underwent further modifications and detailing to its suspension and chassis, and on this morning was being displayed in preparation of it being offered up for sale.

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_3/4 rear view with friends_cars&coffee_10/19/13

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_3/4 front view with friends_cars&coffee_10/19/13

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_3/4 front fender and headlights view with friends_cars&coffee_10/19/13

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_3/4 front view, headlight detail_cars&coffee_10/19/13

The classic Cibie Biode headlight benefitting from a 2013 technology enhancement; aerospace grade re-plated reflectors, working with three separate lamps per headlight, and when collectively combined, able to deliver 280 watts of searing illumination, all focused through a set of fresh european lenses (above & below).

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_ front view_cars&coffee_10/19/13

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_ 3/4 rear view_cars&coffee_10/19/13

White with blood orange striped, 1967 Porsche 911R tribute_ 3/4 rear view_cars&coffee_10/19/13

And parked just two cars further up on Porsche row was one of the multiple RGruppe Porsche 911s present. In this case, the beautifully maintained, black 1970 911S seen below.

Black 1970 Porsche 911S_ RGruppe member_3/4 rear view w/reflections_cars&coffee_10/19/13

Black 1970 Porsche 911S_ RGruppe member_side view & reflections_cars&coffee_10/19/13

Another of the RGruppe 911s located immediately across from Porsche row; a pristine 1973 911T, finished in the rare Aubergine (eggplant), Porsche paint code 025.

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911T coupe_ RGruppe member_3/4 side view & reflections_cars&coffee_10/19/13

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911T coupe_ RGruppe member_rear deckled with red Porsche bus reflections_cars&coffee_10/19/13

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A Porsche 914-6 and 911T sandwich, with VW transporter filling.

Adriatic Blue 1970 Porsche 914 with upgraded 2.7 Carrera RS motor_3/4 side view_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

One of the non 911 Porsches present; a 914 with fresh paint and new motor transplanted from a benchmark 911; the very cool 1973 Carrera RS, and its ever potent, 2.7 liter Carrera RS motor.

Adriatic Blue 1970 Porsche 914-6 with upgraded 2.7 Carrera RS motor_rear view / European rear badging & reflections_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

The seldom seen rear (european market only), model branding badge (above & below).

Adriatic Blue 1970 Porsche 914 with upgraded 2.7 Carrera RS motor_rear view / European rear badging_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

And the real deal; a 914-6 european rear badge found out back on a factory-prepared 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT…

Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT_rear view / European rear badging_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Getting back on track and to the overall theme of this posting, parked across the aisle and located off to the left were two more early, mid-sixties Porsches; one a Polo Red 1966 911, and its neighbor, an Irish Green 1968 912.

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe and Irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_3/4 front view_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe _interior shot with window reflections_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe _Porsche's 50th anniversary/commemorative rear grill badge_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe and irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_3/4 rear view_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

 Irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_drivers door reflections_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

 Irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_3/4 front view_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe and irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_ shadowed & highlighted rear views_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

Polo Red 1966 Porsche 911 coupe and irish Green 1968 Porsche 912 coupe_ shadowed front hood and fender reflections_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

And last but not least, an early morning shot of a 1948 Bellytank Lakester (seen below). This vehicle was being shared courtesy of Photographer / Director, Porsche Collector, Race car driver and frequent cars&coffee participant, Jeff Zwart.

1948 Bellytank Lakester_shadowed early morning shot_cars&coffee/Irvine_10/19/13

So should you have an interest in the Porsche vehicles, you can expect to find a diverse cross-section of Porsche sports cars present at this weekly show.  But should your passion be focused on the 911, cars&coffee is the place to join in on the remaining two months of the year-long, 50th Anniversary celebration of the Porsche 911. And who knows what classic Porsches could make an appearance. Can you say Porsche 918 Spyder?

(All photos by the author)

If you host it, they will come…

On Sunday March 3, 2013 the Porsche community once again rallied at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California, for the 356 Club of Southern California’s, 4th Annual All Porsche Swap and Car Display.

And what a turnout; with models ranging from the Porsche 356, 912, early 911’s, 914’s & 914/6, and 911 turbos. There was also the debut of a recently completed 911ST recreation, and the showcasing of a lone Porsche 904 GTS, and one brand new Red Porsche 991 Carrera S coupe.

The following images represent but a small cross-section of the incredible Porsches that came out for this years event…

Red 1965 Porsche 356SC_front view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Red Porsche 356 reflection in door of black 356 coupe_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Blue and Red Porsche 356 reflections in hubcap of 356_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Blue Porsche 356 cabriolet with red top_3/4 front view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Champagne yellow 1964 Porsche 356C _3/4 front view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

 Porsche 356 barn find _side view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13
Porsche 356 barn find _interior view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

 Red Porsche 356 w/ 5 spoke fuchs alloy wheels  _side view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Signal Yellow 1969 Porsche 912 w/ side stripes  _side view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Irish Green Porsche 912 _3/4 rear view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Green Porsche 912  _ rear view  of concours level motor _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

And under the tents, was just one of several fresh restorations from the folks at CPR Classics (California Porsche Restoration) below. Their website offers up an insiders look at the many phases of their meticulous 911 restorations, and is a great visual tool for learning about Porsche 911s from the inside out. So should you be in the market for an early 911,  check out their website for some very cool 911s using this link

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911 RS_CPR Classics_ reflections under the tent _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Aubergine 1973 Porsche 911  RS_ CPR Classics_2.7 RS motor _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13
Another of the amazing restorations (in Viper Green) from CPR Classics…

Viper Green 1973 Porsche 911 RS tribute_ CPR Classics_side view  _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

1971 Porsche 911T in custom color with friends  _ side view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

1971 Porsche 911T in custom color  _ door handle reflections _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13Grand Prix white1972 Porsche 911GT  _ side view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Metallic Blue 1973 Porsche 911S  _ 3/4 front view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Gulf Blue 1972 Porsche 911S  _ 3/4 front view w/reflections _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Gulf Blue 1972 Porsche 911S  _ Rear deck grill John Wyer badging _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

1970 Tangerine Porsche 914/6 and friend _ 3/4 rear view _Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Black 1987 Porsche 930 turbo_3/4 front view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

One very cool 1972 Porsche 911ST recreation making its debut (below)…

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche 911 ST recreation_3/4 front view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche 911 ST recreation_front wheel detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Another example of the current trend in lightweight fiberglass hoods; correct right down to the unpainted underside, revealing the glassed-in balsa wood battens to add rigidity…

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_underside of fiberglass front hood_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_front trunk detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_front fender w/ 911R turn signal and grill detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_drivers side view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_rear deck detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Grand prix white w/gray stripes_1972 Porsche  911 ST recreation_rear view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

The sole Porsche 904 Carrera GTS in attendance; Butzi’s original blue 904-002 prototype below. (For additional images of this 904, please refer to this  link to one of my previous posts).

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS prototype_Butzi 904-002_3/4 front view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS prototype_Butzi 904-002_fender mounted mirror reflections_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Red 2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S_3/4 rear view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

And representing  Porsche race cars was the Texaco / Havoline 962C, courtesy of the folks at Pelican Parts (as seen below)…

White Texaco /Havoline Porsche 962C_ 3/4 front view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

White Texaco /Havoline Porsche 962C_ cockpit detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

White Texaco /Havoline Porsche 962C_ engine detail,rear view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

White Texaco /Havoline Porsche 962C_ motor, frame,intercooler and exhaust detail,side view_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

White Texaco /Havoline Porsche 962C_ motor, turbocharger and exhaust detail_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

And last but not least, was one of the hidden treasures found out in the vendor swap area; a two toned VW bus, wrapped in Porsche factory graphics, and showcasing a pair of Porsche 917 autographed drivers side doors. One representing the Gulf Blue John Wyer #20 917, and the second, the #3 Martini Racing 917…

Red & white VW bus with Porsche factory graphics_917 doors  on display_Phoenix club all Porsche Swap & Display_3/03/13

Given the amazing collection of Porsches, parts, vendors and people who came together for this years show, the 356 Club of Southern California can rest assured that if they host it for 2014, we will return…

(All photos by the author)

Like a deer in the headlights…

In sharp contrast to last weeks cool, gray and wet Saturday morning, this past Saturday morning dawned clear and crisp. And with the improvement in the weather came an abundance of amazing cars.

Driving through Porsche row I was greeted by a diverse collection of models already assembled and in place. As my headlights swept over the cars, I caught a flash of color,  graphics and a collection of driving lights to my right. As I passed, I realized that parked side by side were a pair of Porsche 914-6; one a Tangerine colored street car, while the other in Signal Orange, was a purpose-built, Porsche Factory 914-6 GT race car, complete with hood and bumper mounted driving lights, Motorsports inspired graphics, and an ultra – trick motor. After parking and quickly consuming my breakfast, I grabbed my camera and headed to Porsche row to check out the pair of 914-6  I had seen earlier.

 Tangerine colored 1970 Porsche 914-6 and a Signal orange 1971 914-6 GT factory race car_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

With the sun yet to reveal itself, and with one single pop of my camera flash, these car lit up like glowing embers in the darkness (as seen above).

Lime green 1970 Porsche 911E_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Further down the row and illuminated by the early morning light, was this beautiful 1970 Lime green Porsche 911E complete with vintage roof rack…

One of my friends happened to walk by while I was looking at this Porsche, and asked if I had seen the white, right hand drive, Shelby 427 Cobra parked over in the Featured lot. I replied that I had not, so off I went in search of the mystery Cobra, especially since I had never seen one configured for right hand drive. As I approached, I could make out a Wimbledon white car gathering a crowd, and sure enough, here was the Cobra. As I moved closer, the owner and his son opened up the cars gloss black hood, to reveal an immaculate, big block Ford 427.

Wimbledon White, 1964 right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_with raised, gloss black hood_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Wimbledon white, right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_427 big block detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Obviously, with the car being configured for right hand drive, and based upon the graphic  on the nose (LOV I), as well as the pair of amber-colored headlight lenses, my assumption was that this must be an English model. This seemed like a correct assumption, given that the nose graphic seen on this car is the English equivalent of a U.S. license plate. As I rounded the back of the car and approached the driver’s side, I noticed a magazine opened and resting on the rear fender.  There on the pages, were photos of this very car (with the same LOV I ID), being driven in competition.

Wimbledon white, right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_magazine on fender detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Wimbledon White, 1964 right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_Interior detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

As my friend Dave and I stood looking at the car, we overheard a discussion regarding the car’s history, and learned that it had been successfully raced by the team of Bob Bondurant and David Piper in England back in 1966 at Brands Hatch, where the pair finished in first place.

Wimbledon white, 1964 right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_side view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Wimbledon white, right hand drive Shelby 427 Cobra_front end view with amber colored headlight lenses__Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

As the morning progressed, the Cobra drew not only people but a trio of 1950’s and 1960’s vintage Porsches, as witnessed by the photos below.

A trio of 50s & 60s classic sports cars_ Blue 1957 Porsche 356A, Wimbledon White 1964 Shelby 427 Cobra, and the blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

To the Cobra’s left, a blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS, and to its right, a blue 1957  Porsche 356A coupe, and just out of frame, a departing Red 1957 356A Speedster with a rare black, hard top option.

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_ side mirror reflection_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012Wimbledon White 1964 427 Cobra reflection in blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS side mirror_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012Red 1957 Porsche 356A speedster w/ optional black hard top, and blue 356A Coupe_ 3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

 Blue 1957 Porsche 356A coupe_headlight & driving light detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012Red 1957 356A Porsche speedster reflection in blue 356A coupe hubcap_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

After leaving the Featured lot, I headed back to the main lot to look for new photographic subjects…

Mercedes Benz hood emblem_ silver 300S Cabriolet_Cars& Coffee_October 27, 2012

Black Porsche 997 Cabriolet and silver 2008 GT3_3/4 rear w/ reflections_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Black Porsche 997 Cabriolet _with silver 997 GT3 reflection_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Silver 2008 Porsche GT3_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Silver 2008 Porsche GT3_Silver wheel and Yellow caliper / PCCB brakes_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Red Ferrari F430 spyder_rear deck reflections_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Grand Prix white Porsche 993 Turbo_rear wing & badge detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012Grand Prix white Porsche 993 Turbo_turbo tail detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012Porsche row_911 headlights & reflections_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012 One of the hidden treasures relegated to the overflow lot, due to Saturday mornings overflow crowd, was this beautiful two toned, red & white 1958 corvette convertible…

Red & white 1958 corvette roadster_front view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Red & white 1958 corvette roadster_white side scallop detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012 Red & white 1958 corvette roadster_headlight & trim reflections_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Red & white 1958 corvette roadster_side mirror reflections_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Since the event was now bathed in full sunlight, I decided to return to Porsche row and take a second look at the pair of Porsche 914-6 that I had seen under darkness several hours earlier.

Signal orange 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT factory race car_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

From all outward appearances, the black colored headlight bezel would lead one to believe that this race car could be a 1973 model, since Porsche installed white bezels on the 914 models from 1970 -1972. However, because this is actually a 1971 914-6 GT factory race car, maybe they used the black bezel for the sake of aesthetics (to match the black trim of the driving lights and front bumper)?  For a brief back story on Porsche 914 headlights, please use this link, for details from one of my previous posts.

Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT factory race car_headlight detail_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Signal Orange 1971 Porsche 914-6 GT factory race car_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_October 27, 2012

Looking back on the mornings encounters, I realized that an underlying theme to this post and to a majority of my photos had been car headlights. And all it took was this signal orange Porsche 914-6,  and its abundance of illumination to set the stage…

(All photos by the author)

A decidedly 1960’s themed morning…

Saturday morning saw Porsche row at Cars&Coffee filled shortly after 6 AM. By the time I pulled in at around 6 AM, there were only a half-dozen spaces remaining, scattered throughout the row. And as I was making my way over to the catering table for my weekly donut and OJ, those remaining space were reduced down to just two.  By 6:15, the entire row had been filled, but not entirely by Porsches. The last two cars were a Mini Cooper and a sunbeam tiger, both friends of the owner of the Mini that was already parked when I arrived.  While finishing my donut and talking with several friends, we noticed a red sports prototype pass behind Porsche row and come to a halt on the outside end of our row. From what I could see of the car under the early morning darkness, it looked to be a mid 60’s vintage Ferrari race car (perhaps a P3 / P4 model), so the next question was what is it, and is it the real deal?

The middle of Porsche row was occupied by several very cool, mid sixties vintage Porsches; one a pristine red,1966 911, and immediately to its left, a white, 1966 Porsche 906 Carrera race car, both frequent visitors to this event.

White 1966 Porsche 906, red 1966 911_Porsche row_side view_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

White 1966 Porsche 906, red 1966 911_Porsche row_3/4 side view_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

And surrounding these cars on both side were a mix of early 1970s vintage 911s , Porsche 356 and one spectacular 1970 914-6.

Porsche row_Orange 914-6 in foreground_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

Hidden away towards the west end of the row was yet another surprise; a blue, 1950’s vintage Porsche 550 Spyder, one of several late arrivals to Porsche row…

Blue Porsche 550 Spyder_Porsche row_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

Blue Porsche 550 Spyder_Porsche row_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012Blue Porsche 550 Spyder_Porsche row_rear deck badging_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

Blue Porsche 550 Spyder_Porsche row_rear view w/lit tailights_Cars&Coffee_September 29,2012

Another of the late arrivals, but relegated to parking out on the last row of the lot, was another rare, 1960’s vintage Porsche; the green 356 Carrera 2 as seen below…

Green Porsche 356 Carrera 2_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Green Porsche 356 Carrera 2_ front end detail_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Green Porsche 356 Carrera 2_ rear view ,badging_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

And rounding out the assemblage of late arrivals, was this always impressive and historically significant, blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS as seen below…

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_side view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

For those unfamiliar with this particular car, this is 904-002, a car not only designed by Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche, but the one that served as his personal car, with many unique design features found only on this car.

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_3/4 left rear view& reflections_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_3/4 right rear view& reflections_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_ rear fender badge & reflections_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS_ front fender mirror & reflections_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Now back to the mystery Ferrari; while still under the cover of darkness, I made my way towards where it had been parked.

Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_front view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Walking around the car, it sure looked like the Ferrari Prototype race cars I had seen in magazines from back in the 1960’s.

Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_3/4 front view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_3/4 rear view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

It had the Ferrari badging, gold Campagnolo wheels, and a weber carburetted Ferrari motor with racing exhaust feeding into dual mufflers, all visible through the rear window.

Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_ view of motor thru rear window_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012 Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_interior_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Purpose built interior with a gated shifter (above and below)

Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_interior /drivers side_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_rear deck& window view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Another somewhat deceptive clue was the license plate; 67 330 P4. So the question still remained: was it really a 1967 Ferrari 330 P4? So off I went in search of an answer. After talking with several people knowledgeable about Ferrari’s, I learned the following: No, it was not an actual Ferrari 330 P4 race car, but a really cool re-creation, apparently using all Ferrari parts from a donor street car. An ideal alternative to owning a six figure, Ferrari race car, but one with the ability to be driven on the street. Kind of like the ultimate Ferrari project car…

Red 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 recreation_rear view_Cars&Coffee_September 29, 2012

Seeing just one of these 1960’s classics is a treat, be it Porsche or Ferrari, but leave it to Cars&Coffee to deliver automotive diversity in quantity each and every Saturday morning, and for me that is what keeps me returning each week.

(All photos by the author)

On a clear day you can see…Stuttgart

Sunday morning, July 15, 2012 started off slightly overcast, as the Porsche 356 Registry began staging cars for their yearly Concours event, once again held at the Lantern Bay Marriott, overlooking the harbor in Dana Point, California.

By 8 AM, the full range of 356 models gathered had been assembled and aligned in rows on the lawn. After the last 356 had been staged, the remaining Porsches queued up awaiting entry onto the grounds (911s, 912s, 914s, etc.), were allowed onto the lawn and staged just to the west of the 356 Concours display…

Porsche 356 Registry_ first row inhabitants_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Porsche 911s on display _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Around 9 AM, the judges were called and assembled for their last-minute instructions, at which time they donned their event – issued green polo shirts. Armed with clipboards, scoring sheets and stop watches in hand, they all headed off in teams towards the gleaming rows of Porsche 356s, patiently awaiting their turn to be judged.

Porsche 356 Registry_ judging underway_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ reflection in speedster hubcap/red 356 coupe_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

The first row of the event had been reserved as a showcase for the days most rare and unique examples of the 356 model. Situated within this row were examples of  4 cam Carrera 2s, in both Coupe and Cabriolet form, a sole example of  the ultra-rare 1952 Glockler Porsche, and several amazing examples of highly modified 356 models, commonly referred to as “outlaws”.

Porsche 356 Registry_ Green Carrera 2  coupe/ first row_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Green Carrera 2  coupe/ engine detail_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Pale Green Carrera coupe/ first row_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Pale Green Carrera coupe / fender detail _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Pale Green Carrera Cabriolet _ front row _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

Porsche 356 Registry_ Pale Green Carrera Cabriolet _ rear view _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012The rare #44, 1952 Glockler-Porsche special; #3 of only three “Glockler special” cars produced as seen below…

Porsche 356 Registry_ #44 Glockler-Porsche_ front row _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

 356 Registry_ #44 Glockler-Porsche_ interior/dashboard detail _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ #44 Glocker-Porsche_ rear view _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012Amidst the unaltered 356 model Porsches, were several examples of highly modified Porsche 356s, referred to as “Outlaws”. The title is due in part to the level of modifications / alterations made, and the cars departure from a “100% Stock” configuration.

Porsche 356 Registry_ Blue 1957 "Outlaw" coupe _3/4 front view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012Porsche 356 Registry_ Blue 1957 "Outlaw" coupe with placcard _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Silver 1957 "Outlaw" speedster "_ 3/4 rear view _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Silver 1957 "Outlaw" speedster "_ dash detail _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Silver 1957 "Outlaw" speedster "_ engine detail _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Silver 1957 "Outlaw" speedster "_ front view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012Now it was time to check out the remaining rows of 356s…

356 Registry_ Blue 356 fender with reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012356 Registry_ Red & Black speedsters_under trees_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Black speedster_under trees with reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Porsche 356 Rudge knock off wheel with reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Porsche 356 speedster wheel with reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

An example of the 1955 Porsche 356  “Continental”coupe as seen below. The Ford Motor Company apparently took exception to Porsches use of the “Continental” name, and as a result, Porsche stopped using the name on its 1956 models.

356 Registry_  Black Porsche 356 Continental coupe with reflections_3/4 front view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Black Porsche 356 Continental coupe with reflections_ front view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Black Porsche 356 Continental coupe _interior /dash details_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Black Porsche 356 Continental coupe _rear view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Red Porsche speedster with optional black hardtop _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_  Red Porsche speedster _detail of vent window on optional black hardtop _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Porsche 356 rows / rear ends _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

After making my way through the multiple rows of Porsche 356s, it was time to check out the “other Porsches” that had shown up in support of their 356 siblings…

356 Registry_ Black Porsche 914/6 GT_side view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Black Porsche 914/6 GT_3/4 rear view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Black Porsche 914/6 GT_ rear badging and reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Burgundy Porsche 993 turbo_3/4 front view_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Burgundy Porsche 993 turbo_rear view & reflections _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012 356 Registry_ Red, Early Porsche 911 race car_3/4 rear view & crowd _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Black Porsche 911S race car_3/4 rear view & reflections _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ group shot / Blue, Black and Silver 911 S models  _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ group shot / Blue, Silver and cream colored Porsche 911s _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ group shot / gulf oil & shell oil 911s_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ dark blue Porsche 964 Turbo S_3/4 front view w/reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ dark blue Porsche 964 Turbo S_3/4 rear view w/reflections_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ dark blue Porsche 964 Turbo S_ rear fender reflections with wheel detail_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Red Porsche with reflections in side door and fender _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ pea soup green Porsche with reflections in side mirror _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ 1973 911 and blue 993 Carrera RS club sport_Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Porsche 911 rows_Blue 1973 911S _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

356 Registry_ Porsche 911 display_Red 1966 911 _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

By 1:30 PM, the judging had been completed,  scores tallied, and the awards presentation began. One by one, as each of the class winners was announced, the winning car and owner would drive up to the front of the show area, where they were presented with their trophies.

The silver 1957 “outlaw” speedster shown below won first place in the “outlaw class”; an even more impressive result given that this event was the cars debut, and very first concours competition…

356 Registry_ silver 1957 speedster_outlaw class  winner _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012

The class winners from the event on display below, each representing a specific class and model year.

356 Registry_ 356 class winners row _Dana Point concours _July 15, 2012And after observing this impressive gathering of Porsche vehicles, both vintage and newer models, it’s easy to see why Southern California is often referred to as Stuttgart West, as witnessed by the incredible diversity of Porsches found at this event.

(All photos by the author)

A tribute to Ferdinand Alexander Porsche at Cars&Coffee/Irvine…

Saturday morning, April 7th saw the coming together of the Porsche faithful at Cars&Coffee/Irvine, as a tribute to the recent passing of Ferdinand Alexander (Butzi) Porsche. An email was circulated on Friday April 6, and forwarded to many within the Porsche community about a plan to pay tribute to and honor the memory of F.A.”Butzi” Porsche. The intent was to gather up as many Porsche 911’s as possible, to represent the model range from 1965 up to the latest 2012 iteration. Also hoped for was participation by any of the local Porsche 904 owners. The destination Saturday morning would be the “featured” parking lot area at Cars&Coffee. To further this cause, I forwarded the email to my friends Gene and Dave, both owners of  Porsche 930 turbos, in hope of their participation come Saturday morning.

For a change, the early morning skies Saturday morning were clear and dry. As I pulled into the parking lot still cloaked in darkness, I was waved into the “featured” lot, to join the already present assortment of rainbow-hued Porsche 911’s. As I rounded the parking median, I encountered my friend Gene backing his black 930 turbo into a corner parking spot, and after he was settled in, I grabbed the space immediately to his right. As the lot continued to fill with even more 911’s, my friend Dave arrived in his 1984 Slate Gray 930 Turbo, debuting a brand new, upgraded turbo motor. By the time the sun had risen, the lot was filled with an even greater variety of Porsches, and what an amazing, colorful collection it was…

Porsche 911's_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Porsche 911's_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Porsche 911 rear spoilers_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Early Porsche 911's _F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Early Porsche 911's _F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Blue Porsche 911T & Orange 914-6_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Slate Gray 1984 Porsche 930 turbo_motor detail_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Dave’s slate gray 1984 930 turbo, and the first photos of his brand new turbo motor with mirror polished intercooler…

White 1981 924 Carrera GTS club sport & Porsche 911's_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

And parked shoulder to shoulder with the Porsche 911’s was this ultra rare, Grand Prix white, 1981 Porsche 924 Carrera GTS Club Sport. According to Porsche, a total of fifty-nine GTS Carreras were built (50 to meet the Group 4 homologation requirements back in the day, plus an additional nine for good measure). And of the fifty-nine total cars built, only 15 were further modified to Club Sport specifications…

White 1981 924 Carrera GTS club sport_3/4 front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1981 924 Carrera GTS club sport_motor_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1981 924 Carrera GTS club sport_rear view/badge_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

In fact, this is the only GTS identification displayed on the entire car, and almost invisible due to its monochromatic design…

Black & orange Porsche GT3 RS_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Black & orange Porsche GT3RS_Dan Gurney & wife in background on left_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

From week to week, one never knows who might be seen strolling through the parking lot at Cars&Coffee. On this morning, local resident and American racing legend Dan Gurney (in the white jacket and blue sweater) and his wife were present (see photo above), taking in the sights and examining the mornings diverse gathering of Porsches…

 Orange Porsche Type 996 GT3RS_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Martini Porsche 911 recreation_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Black on black Porsche 997 GT3RS _F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

1973 Porsche 911E with roof rack & luggage_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

And obviously, the tribute email reached the owner of this beautiful Porsche 904 Carrera GTS as witnessed below. A fitting tribute, since the Porsche 904 was the second milestone car penned by F.A. Porsche, shortly after his completion of the design for the 911…

Silver Porsche 904 GTS_ 3/4 front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver Porsche 904 GTS_ front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver Porsche 904 GTS_rear view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver Porsche 904 GTS_3/4 rear view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Several other rare and unique Porsche models were also represented Saturday morning, and ironically were each parked in close proximity to one another.

The first was the pristine white, 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2, powered by the model specific, Carrera 4 cam motor as seen below…

356 Carrera 2_front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2_3/4 front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2_driving light and chrome bumper guard_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2_rear view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

White 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2_4 cam motor_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

The second model was a silver,1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL (shown below), also sporting a 4 cam motor, and backed by a freestanding display that chronicled the cars racing history. This particular Abarth GTL is another example of a very rare Porsche, being part of the initial, limited production run of 21 GTL’s from back in 1960. This particular car (serial #1015), was the fifteenth of only 21 produced during that time frame.

Silver 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL_3/4 front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

  1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL_vehicle history_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL_3/4 rear view_4 cam motor_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL_rear view_4 cam motor_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Silver 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL_side view_4 cam motor_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

And last but not least was the second Porsche 904 in attendance ( the blue model shown below), and the only 904 model to possess a very special connection to Ferdinand Alexander Porsche…

Blue 1964 Porsche 904-002_Butzi's car_3/4 front view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

This particular car, a 1964 904 Carrera GTS, serial # 904-002 (of which I have written about previously), is not only historically significant because of its status as one of the surviving  pre-production prototype models created, but also because of the unique design features unique to this car only. And no less important is the fact that this is the single 904 Carrera GTS to have been owned and routinely driven by the designer himself (Ferdinand Alexander “Butzi” Porsche).

Blue 1964 Porsche 904-002_Butzi's car_mirror reflection_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Porsche 904's _F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904-002 _Carrera GTS_Rear view_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

Thus the personalized California license plate that adorns the rear of the car; a clue to the cars historic significance, and reference to the identity of 904-002’s original owner.

Red 1966 Porsche 911 __with displayed "F.A. "Butzi"Porsche & the 911" press photo_F.A. Porsche Tribute_Cars&Coffee/Irvine_4/7/12

As the morning came to a close, and the sound of Porsche boxer / flat six motors coming to life echoed throughout the parking lot, it was time to reflect on the event that had brought us all together that morning. And what better tribute and reminder to all present, than the photo of a young Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, photographed sitting on the fender of his design come to life, the Porsche 911. One only had to look at the Porsche participants that Saturday morning, or recall the Porsche 911 parking corrals at Porsches Rennsport Reunion IV, filled to capacity with 911’s from every model year and color as far as the eye could see, to understand the impact of this designers creative genius. And hopefully, the DNA from his original 911 design will continue to thrive, for future generations of aspiring Porsche 911 owners to experience and enjoy…

(All photos by the author)

Observations on Southern California’s all Porsche Swap and Car display, March 4, 2012…

Once a year, the “Porsche literature, toy/model and memorabilia meet for Porsche and Vintage VW’s” comes to town, and is followed up by the all Porsche Swap and Car display on Sunday, held at the Phoenix Club located in Anaheim, California.

Last weekends weather could not have been better suited for a Porsche swap meet and car display. Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny, with a cloudless blue sky and summer like temperatures. And the Porsche community showed up in droves…

By the time I arrived at the Phoenix Club (at 7:30 AM), I was greeted by one very long, single file line of Porsches, queued up nose to tail, awaiting entry into the event to be part of the car display. So I tucked in line, to wait with the rest of the assembled masses. As soon as the gate opened, we were routed through the aisles of the already active swap meet, with our final destination being the grassy field at the back, selected for the days display parking.

Red Porsche 356 Carrera_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

The welcome committee (above and below), parked along the swap meet aisles, greeted those driving into the event…

VW type 2 single cab_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Various car clubs and their members (the 356 Registry, Early S Registry, POC, and the RGruppe just to name a few), had been granted priority parking, and were already staged about the grounds. (I found out later that they had all arrived at 6 AM for positioning). Once  parked on the lawn, and after a quick scan of the surrounding cars, it was time to grab my camera and head off to check out the undiscovered Porsches.

Porsche display parking_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Car club display parking_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Centrally located on the site, was the huge green tent (“Festhalle”), which housed a large collection of vendors, all hawking Porsche related products and services. And strategically placed around the perimeter of the tent, were the different cars clubs, each displaying a variety of Porsches; from 356’s to 911’s, 912’s, one Brumos Porsche 935 (courtesy of Pelican Parts), and even a Porsche Junior tractor…

Blue Porsche 356 coupe_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche 356 super 90 cabriolet grill & badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche 356 super 90 cabriolet_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver Porsche 356 1600 roadster grill & badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver Porsche 356 1600 roadster_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Speedster blue Porsche 356 1600 speedster_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche Speedster_hood reflection_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ w/blue stripes_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ rear view w/blue stripes & reflection_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ rear grill club badge_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ front hood stripes and decal_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Silver 1968 911 R_ front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White, Pelican Parts / Brumos Porsche 935_ front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Red Porsche Junior tractor_ side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

In addition to the Brumos Porsche 935, there were several other Porsche race cars present; the Wynn’s Porsche 962, and the red Coca-Cola Porsche 935…

Wynn's Porsche 962 and red Coca- Cola Porsche 935_ side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 _ 3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 _ cockpit shot_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Wynn's Porsche 962 & red Coca-Cola Porsche 935 _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 Red Coca-Cola Porsche 935_side view , reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 Red Coca-Cola Porsche 935_logo and vent details _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And just around the corner from these two cars was another hidden gem; the historically significant, blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera, serial number 904-002. For those unfamiliar with this particular car, this is one of only two pre- production prototypes built, and that served as the personal car of its designer Ferdinand Alexander (Butzi) Porsche…

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_motor _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_3/4 front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Blue 1964 Porsche 904 GTS Carrera_3/4 rear view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

After shooting the 904, it was time for a closer look at some of the remaining cars staged throughout the grassy display area…

Black Porsche 356C coupe_side reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche 356C coupe_motor _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black Porsche 356C coupe_side reflection _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1964 Porsche 356C coupe_side reflections _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White Porsche 911 GT3_3/4 front view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White Porsche 911 GT3_3/4 rear view _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Porsche rear wings _all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

 

Porsche rear ends_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Porsche front ends2_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green Porsche 914-6 GT_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12Green Porsche 914-6 GT_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green Porsche 914-6 GT_interior view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Rasberry colored 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And hidden out in the back corner of the field was this rasberry colored 1973 Carrera RS…

Rasberry colored 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

1967 Porsche 911S_side view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Black 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS_right hand drive_3/4 front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

After making the rounds through the car display area, it was time for one last pass around the Festhalle tent, in case I missed any cars…

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_3/4 rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Gulf orange and blue Porsche 911 Carrera RS_ducktail_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White 1970 Porsche 911 T with Martini Stripes_front view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

White 1970 Porsche 911 T with Martini Stripes_and green 1973 911 Carrera RS_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1973 911 Carrera RS_motor_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

Green 1973 911 Carrera RS_rear view_all Porsche swap & car display_3/4/12

And with one last Carrera RS sighting, it was time to head home.

Note to self: the next time you come across a 1/43 scale GT3 RS4.0 model, don’t delay in deciding whether or not to buy it…

(all photos by the author)