March was a busy and successful month for the Road Scholars team. Cam Ingram attended the Revs Institute Connoisseurship and the Collectible Car Symposium at the Collier Collection. Where collectors from all over the globe converged to brain storm on the latest philosophies and trends in the collector car world. Then it was off to Amelia Island where Cam participated in a panel discussion on blue chip collectible Porsche cars with Hagerty valuation experts Rob Sass and Dave Kinney.
The Road Scholars team also brought two special Porsche’s to the Amelia Island Concours. The first was a 1965 all original Bali Blue 911 that Porsche Cars North America used in their display that celebrated 50 years of the 911 model.
Kevin Watts found this original 1965 911 last year during his never ending travels to buy special cars. Kevin also recently found and acquired the infamous 1964 Porsche 911 with VIN 300 232 (the last 911 made in 1964) and sold it to another one of our great clients.
Meanwhile, Alan Hogan (RS mechanic) worked with Porsche’s team all weekend and was a major contributor in the logistics of the 50th 911 celebration display.
Road Scholars also concours prepped and showed a 1961 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL (VIN 1008) in the post war race car class. It was a sensitive project because there was major preservation work involved with preparing Abarth #1008 for the concours. Just like the 904 project from last year, special care was taken upon preparing the interior, chassis, engine, and front trunk compartments. These type of projects can be even more challenging than a full restoration. As the goal is to not destroy the patina and preserve the originality for time to come.
Abarth 1008 ended up taking the Amelia award in a very competitive class of Post War Race Cars. Much like Pebble beach, it’s very difficult to show a Porsche in a none specific Porsche Class (Maserati 300S, Ferrari 250 SWB alloy body, Ferrari 250 Tour de France, etc). Cam did a fantastic job of presenting the car and pointing out the originality to the judges.