Top 5 Cars of 2019
We have had the honor to place many special cars with new caretakers this year but here are our top 5 of 2019.
1959 Porsche 356 GS/GT: Chassis #107411 “Ice Racer”
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to place this unrestored treasure known as the ”Ice Racer” with its new caretaker.
Chassis #107411 is only one of forty-one GT Coupes made at the factory in 1959 and one of only nine GT Coupes delivered with the roller bearing 692/3 competition engine.
It was owned and raced by Swedish race car driver Simon Bostrom who was the only owner until 2005. Simon had successful racing career with extensive Swedish Sportscar Championship race results for 1959, ‘60, ‘61 and ‘62.
It is believed to be the most original 356 GT in existence with original paint and interior with just 13,161 miles.
1964 Porsche 904-051 GTS
The 1964 904-051 GTS, a car with a great racing history including a 1966 podium finish at the 12 hours of Sebring. We aquired this car for a client knowing it needed to have a few minor things done in order for it to be up to par for him. The service staff did a full analysis and service before delivery ensuring the car was running flawlessly.
Back in October at our second annual “Four Cam Jam”, our friend Patrick Long got behind the wheel for a few hot laps while its new caretaker watched with excitement from pit lane. It’s these experiences that remind us of why we do this.
1966 Porsche 906-110
Chassis 906-110 was a Porsche Werks car and was registered at the factory as “S 102.”
It was completed March 9th, 1966 and was raced by Jochen Rindt before being sold to the Italian gentleman driver, Giacomo Moioli. This 906 was prepared by Porsche Salzburg and delivered to Moioli with the two distinctive Red Stripes (Austrian Flag colors). Piech ordered the stripes and called it “War Paint,” like the native Americans wore. Moioli would race it extensively and won the 1966 Italian Hillclimb 2.0-Liter Sport Championship. It’s believed that Chassis 906-110 is one of the best and most original 906 models in existence. Of 65 built, 25 were completely destroyed as a result of racing.
1973 Porsche 911 RSR #0705
This 2.8 liter Carrera, chassis 0705, was delivered to privateer racer David Helmick in 1973, and Brumos rushed to prepare the car for its rapidly approaching debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the first IMSA-sanctioned running of that famous race. Helmick enlisted the distinguished talents of Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood, who were fresh off a win at Daytona in a prototype RSR. In practice and qualifying, the Corvettes looked to have a solid chance of winning, but during the race the track’s rough surfaces took their toll on the American cars to leave the Gregg/Haywood/Helmick Porsche to fight for and maintain the lead to the end, a fine achievement for Brumos, for Porsche, and for the 911.
We are thrilled for the new caretaker of this iconic RSR and was prilleged to be apart of the story.
1960 Porsche Carrera Abarth GTL #1002
Chassis 1002 was completed in May 1960 and was kept by the Porsche ‘works’. In it’s debut public outing the car was taken to a class win at the 1961 Targa Florio where it also finished a credible 6th overall.
Following that it was raced at the 1961 Le Mans 24 Hours where it wore a distinctive blue livery with a tricolor stripe. Unfortunately the car didn’t finish the race due to an engine failure after completing 261 of the 333 laps in the race.