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Re: Speedster for $500K

#31 Post by C J Murray » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:20 am

More guesses?
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Re: Speedster for $500K

#32 Post by Richard Emerson » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:17 am

Given I have an unrestored one, I’ll say black. At least for the 100 liter size.

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#33 Post by Christian Guthrie » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:22 pm

Joris Koning wrote:
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Light Gray. And don't forget the Sombrero for the tank.
Not on a 67
See that, you learn something new everyday. My 65' is Light Gray with a perfect Sombrero.
 

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#34 Post by C J Murray » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:00 pm

My 1 owner never restored 67S with standard tank has a light gray tank. Name calling expected.
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Re: Speedster for $500K

#35 Post by Richard Emerson » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:38 pm

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My 1 owner never restored 67S with standard tank has a light gray tank. Name calling expected.
I also had a polo red first paint unrestored 67S with a standard tank and I’m pretty sure it’s dark gray. Almost 100% but I’m on the opposite coast from it now so I’d have to wait to look at it.
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Re: Speedster for $500K

#36 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:29 am

Yes, sombrero up to mid '65 I believe. After that they changed to the fully schutzed dark grey tanks which did not have a sombrero.
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Re: Speedster for $500K

#37 Post by Eric Linden » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:15 pm

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#38 Post by Dan Macdonald » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 pm

How did this thread go from a $500k Speedster to a '67 911S?
Maybe start another thread in Off Topic??
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Re: Speedster for $500K

#39 Post by Christian Guthrie » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:14 pm

Can't we all just get along???
 

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#40 Post by Eric Linden » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:47 pm

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#41 Post by Richard Emerson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:06 pm

I have 7 of those magnesium torque thrust wheels. I may just have sold them with the car project (a B roadster) today. They are amazing.

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#42 Post by Richard Emerson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 pm

Eric Linden wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Dan Macdonald wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 pm
How did this thread go from a $500k Speedster to a '67 911S?
Maybe start another thread in Off Topic??
Sorry Dan and others,... I was caught up in "feeding the troll".

I also have a Speedster that has had some handiwork by Rod Emory, although it's very limited, it was christened with an "outlaw" badge back in 2000 by Gary and Rod (Louvered rear deck lid, Robert Kann rollbar, 912 engine, 741 gearbox, tenax mount stone guards, hood straps, disc brakes, real magnesium torq thrust D wheels, and some very clever front driving light mounts hand build by Rod).

I think Rod's work is magnificent... it reflects as "pure Porsche" in my eyes, and I'm sure that the good Dr's who have passed away would certainly approve. I look forward to the upcoming cars he's doing and see where he goes! With any luck I'll be able to get in line for my own project some day in the future.

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I wonder if his tank was a replacement as no way it left the factory light grey.

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#43 Post by Christian Guthrie » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:57 am

Richard Emerson wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Eric Linden wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Dan Macdonald wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 pm
How did this thread go from a $500k Speedster to a '67 911S?
Maybe start another thread in Off Topic??
Sorry Dan and others,... I was caught up in "feeding the troll".

I also have a Speedster that has had some handiwork by Rod Emory, although it's very limited, it was christened with an "outlaw" badge back in 2000 by Gary and Rod (Louvered rear deck lid, Robert Kann rollbar, 912 engine, 741 gearbox, tenax mount stone guards, hood straps, disc brakes, real magnesium torq thrust D wheels, and some very clever front driving light mounts hand build by Rod).

I think Rod's work is magnificent... it reflects as "pure Porsche" in my eyes, and I'm sure that the good Dr's who have passed away would certainly approve. I look forward to the upcoming cars he's doing and see where he goes! With any luck I'll be able to get in line for my own project some day in the future.

E
I wonder if his tank was a replacement as no way it left the factory light grey.
We all know that you can never say “no way it left the factory” when it comes to Porsche. They used everything they had available at the time. They were building production cars not concours queens.
 

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#44 Post by Richard Emerson » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:43 am

Christian Guthrie wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:57 am
Richard Emerson wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:08 pm
Eric Linden wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Dan Macdonald wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:38 pm
How did this thread go from a $500k Speedster to a '67 911S?
Maybe start another thread in Off Topic??
Sorry Dan and others,... I was caught up in "feeding the troll".

I also have a Speedster that has had some handiwork by Rod Emory, although it's very limited, it was christened with an "outlaw" badge back in 2000 by Gary and Rod (Louvered rear deck lid, Robert Kann rollbar, 912 engine, 741 gearbox, tenax mount stone guards, hood straps, disc brakes, real magnesium torq thrust D wheels, and some very clever front driving light mounts hand build by Rod).

I think Rod's work is magnificent... it reflects as "pure Porsche" in my eyes, and I'm sure that the good Dr's who have passed away would certainly approve. I look forward to the upcoming cars he's doing and see where he goes! With any luck I'll be able to get in line for my own project some day in the future.

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True in a sense but when light gray hadn’t been used in years it seems to hardly be the use of surplus supplies like in most transition cases?

We should assume the simplest explanation which was it was leaking and got replaced by dealer stock or something.

I wonder if his tank was a replacement as no way it left the factory light grey.
We all know that you can never say “no way it left the factory” when it comes to Porsche. They used everything they had available at the time. They were building production cars not concours queens.

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Re: Speedster for $500K

#45 Post by Richard Emerson » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:45 am

True but usually when old inventory got used up during transitions and light gray hadn’t been used in some time. We should go with the simplest explanation which perhaps was it was leaking at the dealer and they replaced it with what they had.

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