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Steve Weldon

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Re: Love those Vehicles!!
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2012, 02:22:48 AM »

Well.. if you've gotta make the front page of the LA Times I suppose there's worse ways of doing it.. :)

I remember going over the car with my grandfather the day after they 'let it down' off it's water lift.  The entire fuel tank and under body floor pans, etc, etc.. were bowed in and the interior had filled with water.  The insurance company was quick to total it, but these days some collector would love to have this to restore.

My grandfather said to me I think in private.. "there is nothing to gain by arguing with your grandmother."   Wise wise man..  ;D
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« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2012, 03:24:48 AM »

The second image shows what seems to be the daily drive of some physician. Pretty bad-ass.
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« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2012, 05:11:22 AM »

The second image shows what seems to be the daily drive of some physician. Pretty bad-ass.

The second Porsche is from the Paris-Dakar era, perhaps even before (1980). Wonderful car!
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« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2012, 05:42:57 AM »

My cousin was a champion rally driver and sponsored by Hamiltons (who were the importer of Porsche) and until now he owned the only 911 I had seen that you had to climb up into.

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« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:26 AM »

It's great that there are people who actually drive those cars instead of hiding them in some privat, heated garage.

I'm a bit puzzled about this particular one though. I think it's not one of those Paris-Dakar ones as they all came in Rothman's livery. I've never seen a offroad Carrera RS with Martini livery before.

By the way, these photographs are from a recent trip to Hamburg, Germany. There's a new and absolutely brilliant car museum called Prototyp. Smallish but really worth visit.

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« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2012, 05:49:42 AM »

Wow! Pics please!  :)
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« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2012, 06:12:54 AM »


I'm a bit puzzled about this particular one though. I think it's not one of those Paris-Dakar ones as they all came in Rothman's livery. I've never seen a offroad Carrera RS with Martini livery before.


I think that the pictured Porsche was the 911 SC Safari (953?) and similar models competed in African rallies (link). The Rothmans sponsored models came later and won the Paris-Dakar rally with Jacky Ickx in 1986.
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« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2012, 07:54:12 AM »

Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457
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« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2012, 08:24:29 AM »

Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457

From wikipedia, on the 953 that won Paris-Dakar with René Metge at the wheel:

The Porsche 953 was a heavily modified variant of the 911, designed and built specifically to compete in the 1984 Paris–Dakar Rally. It was a short lived model, as it was replaced in 1985 by the 959. It is sometimes referred to as the 911 4x4, as it used the developmental, manually controlled four-wheel drive system that was intended to be used on the 959.

The "Martini" Porsche from your photo is older than the 953 and is undoubtedly only rear-wheel drive.

Thanks for the additional photos!

Edit: also from wikipedia - Paris-Dakar 1984:

René Metge and Dominique Lemoyne won the car class with a Porsche 953, which was often called the 911 SC/RS 4x4

Have a look at the photo of the 953, it is a lot higher than the "Martini" Porsche, almost like a Porsche body bolted on a lifted Jeep frame!
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« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2012, 02:46:48 PM »

You've obviously stumped us, Riaan... Any hints?
Mike.

Hints regarding Micheal's picture I assume Mike?

If so, we had an original '47 military spec CJ2A for some time, I recognised the windscreen latch, the set of gauges on the dashboard and also the transfer case levers.
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« Reply #90 on: September 18, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »

Interesting. Since the Paris-Dakar one (959) we the first all-wheel drive Porsches implies that this Safaris were only 2wd. I guess that explains the winch on the rear. Here are some more images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaeger-meister/galleries/72157623946667457

Thanks for the link Fips- interesting stuff.
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« Reply #91 on: September 18, 2012, 07:17:15 PM »

So the Hybrid could be a GAZ 46 or similar, the "Seep" amphibious vehicle, which was based on a Jeep platform.
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« Reply #92 on: September 19, 2012, 08:39:38 AM »

A rental car that comes complete with its own early morning surprise for the honey-mooning out-of-towner.

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« Reply #93 on: September 19, 2012, 10:06:15 AM »

Isn't that a Stegosaurusmobile?
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« Reply #94 on: September 19, 2012, 10:42:24 AM »

Isn't that a Stegosaurusmobile?



Or even vandalism, were it a van.

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« Reply #95 on: September 20, 2012, 05:59:58 PM »

Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?

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« Reply #96 on: September 20, 2012, 06:03:06 PM »

All three are nice scooters, but the second one is an exceptional ride...NICE!
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« Reply #97 on: September 20, 2012, 06:17:29 PM »

That second one was formed from billet aluminium Chris.

It did actually go (unlike a lot of show bikes) and was sold to a film company as a prop for the hero of a movie to ride about on for about quarter of a million bucks about 8 years ago.

It also had a matching billet aluminium helmet.

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« Reply #98 on: September 21, 2012, 05:49:01 PM »

Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?




Nope, but you're giving too much away!

Listen to your new agent.

On the other hand, you could always tart it up a bit...

;-)

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« Reply #99 on: September 23, 2012, 11:21:00 AM »

Is there a minimum number of wheels required to qualify as a vehicle?



I love the second one. It screams Speed!
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