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Porsche 356 Speedster Replica, 1955, No Reserve on 2040-cars

Year:1955 Mileage:4417 Color: Black /
 Black
Location:

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States

Barrington, Rhode Island, United States
Transmission:Manual
Body Type:Convertible
Engine:2,275cc VW
Vehicle Title:Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: FS1076 Year: 1955
Interior Color: Black
Make: Porsche
Number of Cylinders: 4
Model: 356
Trim: Speedster
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 4,417
Exterior Color: Black
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

This car was built from a late 80's CMC kit in 1999.  The VW chassis is a 1969 which was upgraded with disc brakes all around!  The motor was built by Car Custom, is 2,275cc's, and has dual Dellorto carbs!  Here's a rundown of the car:

  • 2275cc motor
  • Dual Dellorto 45 carburetors
  • Ported & polished heads, stainless steel valves, chromoly retainers, dual springs
  • Four speed manual transmission with rhino case with hardened gears
  • Racing strength clutch, Kennedy pressure plate
  • Full flow 8 pass oil cooler mounted to front of fan shroud
  • Oil breather box
  • Extra capacity deep sump and external oil filter
  • Monza exhaust with chrome tips
  • VW chassis VIN 119401317, a 1969 model
  • 914 disc brakes front and rear, braided stainless brake lines
  • Fully adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Porsche style VDO gauges
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Original VW horn and a dual trumpet air horn (switch to use one or the other)
  • Slotted chrome wheels with baby moon hub caps
  • Convertible top and extra tonneau cover
Pictures show bumpers removed, I likes the look better.  Bumpers do come with the car and are simple reinstall if desired.  Have the following extra gear that was purchased but never installed on the car:
  • Rear sway bar
  • New Halogen head lights
  • New Halogen fog lights
  • New Kwik Wire wiring harness (not much electrical on the car but planned to install the new wiring with the updates lighting)
  • Used Lecarra leather steering wheel
I have a number of book resources that have helped me over the years and will go with the car; the Dellorto carb tech book, original CMC assembly manual, VW Beetle Autobook, the famous John Muir 'How to Keep your VW Alive' book.  Car body isn't perfect, it is gelcoat, not paint, so could easily be rubbed and polished to a sparkly finish.  All the doors, hood, & trunk seat properly and latch well.  Car is being sold as is, where is.  Car may be picked up or I can arrange transportation for additional cost.

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Chris Harris condemns demonization of Porsche Carrera GT in wake of Walker death

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:45:00 EST

When something bad happens, it's easy to resort to scapegoating. At least for some of us, that seems to be exactly what has happened following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas, who were killed on November 30 in a Porsche Carrera GT. Even though officials have not yet determined the cause of the crash, that isn't stopping many theories from being put for - theories that include blaming the Porsche supercar. Rather predictably, not only is the CGT's difficult nature getting examined, but indeed, the nature of all high-performance cars is being put under the public's microscope, with some wondering what the need for all the power is.
A Google search of "Porsche Carrera GT" will find no shortage of articles about the razor-sharp handling and outright speed of the CGT. Pistonheads' Chris Harris has a different, insightful take on both the Carrera GT and the nature of all fast cars. He reflects on the matter, ironically, en route to drive the successor to the car that killed Walker and Rodas, the 900-horsepower 918 Spyder hybrid supercar.
We think it's well worth a read, as it makes a number of good points about modern high-performance automobiles and the way they're used. Click over and take a look.

Porsche 960 could come with quad-turbo flat-eight engine

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:30:00 EST

Getting a bead on the target that is the so-called Porsche 960 is not easy, as the target keeps moving. First labeled the 960, then the 961, and now back to being called the 960, it is Porsche's take on a supercar specifically aimed at Ferrari - the latest report in Automobile says that Porsche's internal moniker for it is "FeFi," which stands for "Ferrari Fighter." Because it is expected to cost as much as the top-tier V12 Ferrari, Porsche wants the engine solution to justify the price tag. That means, according to author Georg Kacher, a 3.9-liter, quad-turbo flat-eight engine with 650 horsepower.
Last summer, the engine was mooted to be a twin-turbo flat six. A few months later, the rumor was that it would use the 4.6-liter V8 from the 918 and have about 570 horsepower. This new mid-engine configuration would be quite the leap, giving the 960 more power than the 918 Spyder (pictured) and 911 GT2 RS, and utilize other tech features like four adjustable camshafts and "a complex multistage intake manifold." In this scenario, power would be run through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive.
Build materials are still slated to be a hodgepodge of materials including aluminum, steel, carbon fiber, titanium and magnesium. The boosted flat-eight, all-wheel drive and a 3,000-pound weight could get the 960 from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. Since it is looking squarely at Ferrari, the idea that the 960 will be a "four-door coupe" can probably be put to rest. For now.

Watch this Koenigsegg CCX hit 211 mph on a runway, outpacing McLaren's P1

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:58:00 EST

Vmax200 in in England organizes events where those who care to show up with a supercar can run them down the two-mile runway at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. Evo attended the latest event, bringing an impressively green Lamborghini Aventador to test its girth and gaping vents against other precious metals like the McLaren P1 and F1, Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Enzo, a Porsche Carrera GT and enough 911 Turbos to start a dealership. Speaking of those Porsches, nine of the top ten slots in the top speed competition are claimed by modified 911 Turbos.
A monochrome Swede ruled them all, though, a black-and-white Koenigsegg CCX setting fire to the speed trap run after run, hitting 211 miles per hour at its quickest. It was followed by, surprise, a 911 GT2 modified by 9E that did 210 mph. You can watch the EVO video below, GT Spirit has a bigger breakdown of the day, and we've included another vid showing the tandem launch of the CCX and McLaren F1.