Chassis 56815 is an early 356A enjoyed, from delivery by Max Hoffman Motors, by a single owner, Mr. Peter Beer, for almost 50 years. In the late 1960’s Peter came to live in the U.K., bringing the A with him as part of his impressive collection of impeccably tasteful 50’s and 60’s Ferrari and Mercedes cars. The car has recently had a full bare metal re-paint and the interior and the history file are as original and as good as we have ever seen.
‘Survivor cars’, as they are known, are not for everybody. This 356 Roadster is as good a survivor car as we have seen. The patina of 60 years’ use tells its own story and we can only wonder how some of it occurred. What is beyond doubt is how truly special the originality of this car is. We love this car. It is so good, we have decided to hold on to it and enjoy rather than sell it immediately.
This early 911 was recently built as a fully competitive racing car for the 2 Litre Cup by Sports Purpose’s James Turner, in collaboration with Paul Smith. The Paul Smith ‘Artist Stripe’ is unmistakable, continuous through the cabin and underside of the car, built beautifully by Tuthill Porsche. It has attracted widespread praise since its launch at Paul Smith’s Paris headquarters and debut on track at Le Mans Classic, and was a highly visible part of the Porsche 70th anniversary celebrations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer.
An original, UK delivered car which we have owned for almost 10 years, 1973 2.7 RS #739 has a rare and unique history of involvement with international level motorsport, having been owned and campaigned in 2.8 RSR spec in the famous Circuit of Ireland series by rally driver Geoff Crabtree. Today, it sits on Geoff’s personal number plate, ‘GJC 24’, and is restored back to its original Oxford Blue (Dalmatian) over black and pepita interior.
Chassis 930570080 is a rare 1975 3.0 Turbo and is one of the very first RHD Turbos Porsche ever made. That makes it one of the first 400, used by Porsche to homologate the 934 race cars. Additionally, it is one of the one of the 6 RHD 1975 Turbos specially ordered by Norman Hamilton for the Australian market. It is in reference, original condition, completely consistent with the limited, 30k miles it has covered in the last 43 years.
Owned by James and his father since 1998, this 87,000 km car is a 964 RS that is used as Porsche intended. Unmodified in any way, Peter Turner competed at assorted hillclimbs and sprints (including Prescott and the Brighton Speed Trials) throughout the late 90s and early 00s, always driving the car to events on the road. The car is now kept just for driving on the road and the occasional track day, offering a remarkably pure but modern 911 drive.