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Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:29 pm
by Allen Henderson
Who raced this car in California in the Speedster Wars? Looks to be California circa 1957. Thanks.

-Allen-

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:00 am
by Joris Koning
Six louvered lid so cannot have been taken in '57. Must be '59 or later. Wasn't this picture in one of the old registry magazines or is my mind playing tricks with me?

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:11 am
by Allen Henderson
Hi Joris,

Thanks for responding. I don't know if it was in the magazine but I found this:

..yes, 6 louver side on a Carrera Speedster was 1959. Thinking it's the Santa Barbara Races, in May 1959 or Santa Maria Races in 1960, #81 Carrera Speedster with the legendary CSCC driver, Jay Hills.

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:49 am
by Brad Ripley
Is this Speedster the same as originally owner and driven in Germany by Joe Buzzetta? --- while Joe was in the Army -- That was chassis number 81953. If so, where is the car today?

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:32 pm
by bil brown
Brad.....are you sure of that number?......I did`nt think there were any Speedster numbers between about 81220-82000.....maybe 84953?

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:55 am
by Brad Ripley
Bill, You are correct. It is chassis nr 84953 see below There is a photo somewhere of that car showing the armed forces lic plate

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:43 pm
by Allen Henderson
The Porsche in the first photo looks, probably, silver. Cool Kardex though. At some point the Buzzetta red GT was in the Ingram Collection. Maybe it still is? Here it is at Rennsport Reunion Laguna Seca 2015. Thanks.
-Allen-

Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm
by Allen Henderson
Buzzetta Military plate. From article in 000 Magazine. Thanks.
-Allen-