Over two years later after recommending the record setting Johnson-Shipley Lakester, the current owner is recalculating finances and the Lakester is now offered for sale on eBay.
Representing an unusual opportunity to acquire a true piece of a American motoring history, the Lakester is roughly halfway through a comprehensive, world-class restoration back to its original 1963 record-setting configuration. The lengthy rehabilitation has been overseen by a well-known Southern California Timing Association (SCTA) judge and land-speed specialist, Steve Davies.
Perhaps even more impressive than the work is the level of research carried out by the owner and Davies. The original driver (Don … [Read More...]
1998 Lotus Elise Sport 190
One of fewer than 35 imported
Less than 500 original miles
Lowest mileage example known to exist
Non-street legal; track-day or race only
The Lotus Elise is a two-seat, mid-engined roadster initially released in 1996. The Elise has a fiberglass body atop its aluminum chassis that provides a stiff platform for the suspension while keeping weight to a minimum.
The Sport 190 model is a competition-only (not street legal) version imported to the United States in 1998. Fewer than 35 made the trip across the pond. Upgrades to the standard Elise included a roll cage, fire system, racing seats, master electrical switch, quick-release steering wheel, … [Read More...]
1975 Porsche 911 RS 3.0 Hot Rod
Original Viper Green Metallic on Tan color combination; Northern California car since new
Recent restoration overseen by John Schaefer of Brumos Porsche
Aluminum-case, twin-plug 3.5-liter engine built by marque specialist, Jerry Woods Enterprises
Extensively modified suspension, braking and cooling systems
3.0 RS/early Turbo steel front and rear factory flares
Factory 15" Fuchs wheels wearing Michelin TB15 tires
The Porsche 911 continues to represent a perfect platform that lends itself to extensive development. Similar to Porsche's racing department in period, many owners and hot-rodders are further developing their personal … [Read More...]
1971 Porsche 911T coupe
Originally delivered with Albert Blue on Black color combination
Solid rust-free driver quality
Utilizes later 2.7L engine with high-compression "S" pistons and Weber 40mm carburetors
"...Everyone knows the first break-up never takes," comedian and Porsche enthusiast, Jerry Seinfeld once said. Never was there truer statement, as it turns out. This 1971 Porsche 911T Coupe left the Sports Car Digest stable several years ago, but when an opportunity presented to repurchase the car, we couldn't resist.
Starting life as a basic 140hp 2.4L 911T, this car was later gifted a 2.7L from a later 911. The powerplant was modified using high-compression "S" pistons … [Read More...]
1979 Porsche 911 Turbo
Highly original, numbers-matching example with only 21,211 miles
One owner since 1980
Desirable early 911 Turbo in attractive color combination
Impressive documentation, including books, tool kit, air compressor, manuals
The Porsche 911 Turbo needs little introduction. As an obvious development from one of Porsche's richest eras in motorsport, the '930' was conceived as a homologation special and borrowed technology from the Carrera RSR Turbos and 917s that made the marque famous. The 911 Turbo was an instant success, and to date is one of the brand's most famous road cars.
After the 1976 debut in North America, Porsche's whale-tailed wonder … [Read More...]
1970 Honda N600 Sedan
Matching-numbers example restored by Tim Mings of Merciless Mings, the leading authority in on N600 cars
Originally a Southern California example before moving to North Carolina in 2008
Recently participated in the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance 'Micro-car' class
The Honda N600 was developed in parallel with the N360, which was a "kei" car and fit into the home market tax legislation, limiting displacement to 360 cubic centimeters and the length to 10 feet. The N360 used a 354 cc, two-cylinder power plant not unlike what was being used in their two-wheeled cousins, with the N600 being built for the export markets that demanded higher top speeds. The "N" … [Read More...]
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe
Less than 35,000 miles from new
Midnight Blue Metallic on Marble Grey color combination
Unmolested, totally original example
Porsche's 993 variant of their ubiquitous 911 range was really destined to be a collector's item. As the book-end to their famous, air-cooled design, the 993 spelled the end of a special generation for the Stuttgart brand. With much of the original 911s carcass still retained, the 993 was the most highly developed version of the then 30-year-old design. Clothed in sexy sheet metal, this 'new' 911 offered up many of the technologies learned from decades of motorsport, while still providing that familiar, classic qualities that … [Read More...]