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Does it smell like musk?
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I went back. . . .

After work, in my overalls, and greased up. Rolled into this dudes Garage. And boy, did he have good taste. He is a hotrod guy. And his work is on point.

Said, " i was told you have an amazing collection", he says they are all customers cars. And when i metioned the speedster? - got shutdown. He straight up says it's an FRP replica, not for sale. . But i knocked on the fender. Not sure how it should sound. it didn't sound like any baja bug. Nor did it sound like a fender on my car. . Holes in the fender for the speedster badge. Stripped out interior. Had that "Dank". Nah mean?

I could tell he didn't want another mechanic sniffing around his treasures. He is first in line for this one.
A customer is welcome, a mechanic/engineer is not.
Nice dude, i will see him around. Sorry i stepped on his toes. Will have to buy him a drink to make amends. My japanese just isn't good enough to come off as docile. Or explain finding cool cars is a harmless hobby of mine.

To keep his privacy, and his customers. This is the only pic i got. You make your own mind on it.



If this is a replica? I'd still roll it with the dank. Get it running right, but never wash it. What's the verdict guys?
Edited by Thrift Vader - 7/14/16 at 5:09am
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I don't have the knowledge to undertake such a resto, but hell if I wouldn't give it the old college try. just get it running and keep it like the the Four til Four guys'.

 https://www.instagram.com/p/BHm9Cn7AhM-/?taken-by=fourtillfour

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Wait, Porsche made original shape late model Speedsters? With new engines in them?

 

No, they were new 911 models based on the current 911 body style of the day, but with the formula of cut down windshield, manual light weight top etc. (which was the 356 Speesters were known for).  The 911 Speesters were really an appearance option and the performance was not any better than that of standard 911s.  The 89's are quite popular and often sell for $250K (+/-) .  

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I went back. . . .

... And when i metioned the speedster? - got shutdown. He straight up says it's an FRP replica, not for sale...
If this is a replica? I'd still roll it with the dank. Get it running right, but never wash it. What's the verdict guys?

Unless its the real deal ...IMHO its probably not worth the time or money.  There are lots of Speedster replicas out there, some are identical to the real deal, some are junk and sort of modernized versions with flared fenders.  If you want a replica, supposedly the company Beck makes some really authentic well made 356 Speedster and 550 Spyder replicas.  

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No, they were new 911 models based on the current 911 body style of the day, but with the formula of cut down windshield, manual light weight top etc. (which was the 356 Speesters were known for).  The 911 Speesters were really an appearance option and the performance was not any better than that of standard 911s.  The 89's are quite popular and often sell for $250K (+/-) .  

 

I wouldnt kick her out of bed

http://flatsixes.com/cars/for-sale-cars/don-davis-porsche-collection-rm-auction/

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It is still a cool find, right?. nest.gif And if it is there 2 years later? He might get another visit from me. Keeping track of cool cars is an obsession. Last year i found a Noble Ferarri 330 /p4. And a Citroen Van. Amongst some Japanese muscle and forgotten euro's.

@find finn, is seems you win this round. bigstar[1].gif but you gotta admit. From the street? This one looks legit.

Can't win them all. Looking forward to the next find.
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I don't have the knowledge to undertake such a resto, but hell if I wouldn't give it the old college try. just get it running and keep it like the the Four til Four guys'.
 https://www.instagram.com/p/BHm9Cn7AhM-/?taken-by=fourtillfour

That's the spirit! Cool whips in all price ranges, all skill levels. Good taste and a can do attitude. cheers.gif
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I wouldnt kick her out of bed

 

http://flatsixes.com/cars/for-sale-cars/don-davis-porsche-collection-rm-auction/

I wouldn't either.  I already like the standard G series (impact bumper) 911s and 911 Turbos ...so appearance packages such as the Speedster or Slant Nose options are always appealing to me. 

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Has anyone driven one of the factory 5 kit cars based on the wrx engine/drivetrain?


I remember reading about it a while back and was curious what people thought. I'm not interested in getting one, but just thought it was a neat idea.

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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Last year i found a Noble Ferarri 330 /p4. And a Citroen Van. Amongst some Japanese muscle and forgotten euro's.

@find finn, is seems you win this round. bigstar[1].gif but you gotta admit. From the street? This one looks legit.

Can't win them all. Looking forward to the next find.

I honestly can't tell the difference until I hear theme. Have a look at http://www.thesamba.com/ for prices.

I would love an old Citroen panel van.
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Has anyone driven one of the factory 5 kit cars based on the wrx engine/drivetrain?


I remember reading about it a while back and was curious what people thought. I'm not interested in getting one, but just thought it was a neat idea.

I've never heard of them using WRX running gear.   I see a fair number of Factory 5 "Cobra" kit cars because the factory isn't that far from me.  Most people buy them and put in Mustang running gear.  I've also seen their GTM which uses Corvette parts.  I know in the summer they have offered tours of their facility in the summer (but I don't recall if it was through a car club).  I'm not really a kit car guy so I've never visited them. 

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Yes, Beck makes some nice kits.

I think a flared fendered, 356 Speedster kit would be fun. I'm thinking of a super lightweight, modern suspension, brakes and strong air cooled 6-cyl would be a blast to drive. A car purpose-built to be an awesome corner-carver with a nod to yesteryear. 

A FF Daytona Coupe is also on my list of kit cars I'd love to own. 

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This is why I don't frequent BaT. Somebody from r/4runner posted a link for a nice 1st gen and then I get looking at the rest of the cars up for auction and I end up drooling over some beauty like this...http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-mercedes-250sl/

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

I've never heard of them using WRX running gear.   I see a fair number of Factory 5 "Cobra" kit cars because the factory isn't that far from me.  Most people buy them and put in Mustang running gear.  I've also seen their GTM which uses Corvette parts.  I know in the summer they have offered tours of their facility in the summer (but I don't recall if it was through a car club).  I'm not really a kit car guy so I've never visited them. 

Check it out, it's pretty cool. 

 

http://www.factoryfive.com/kits/project-818/

 

http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/features/a4664/features-some-assembly-required-factory-five-818-first-drive/

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