Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

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Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#1 Post by Allen Henderson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 6:29 pm

Who raced this car in California in the Speedster Wars? Looks to be California circa 1957. Thanks.

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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#2 Post by Joris Koning » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:00 am

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?
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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#3 Post by Allen Henderson » Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:11 am

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.
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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#4 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:49 am

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?

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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#5 Post by bil brown » Wed Apr 14, 2021 2:32 pm

Brad.....are you sure of that number?......I did`nt think there were any Speedster numbers between about 81220-82000.....maybe 84953?
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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#6 Post by Brad Ripley » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:55 am

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
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Re: Armed Forces Speedster Carrera, California 1957

#7 Post by Allen Henderson » Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:43 pm

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.
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#8 Post by Allen Henderson » Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:22 pm

Buzzetta Military plate. From article in 000 Magazine. Thanks.
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