Could make a great convertible or use a "little" FG resin to restore. Interesting engine and wheels. Must have flipped a few times?
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The best thing that could be done here is to let the crusher finish the job already started.
These Laser 917s have always been hideous, and always will be. The 359 is only slightly less so.
The Laser 917 Story
The GULF livery colors hide the ugliness of the car - and make you concentrate on the race heritage. It has to have a very low coeficient of friction?
Porsche Club of America in 2017 named the real 917 in the ‘Top 5 Worst Porsche-inspired atrocities of all time’ rankings. It came in at 4th place. It did win Le Mans in 1971 though!
It doesn't offer a very confortable drive!
Greg, it's coefficient of drag.
And like Bob, I agree. You need more projects...
Bradleys, Kellmarks, Mantas, and Lazers are 100% dependent on the builders. I’ve seen a few of each that were stunning. Probably <1/10 get it right. And like I’ve said before, it’s 90% down to correct ride height and proper wheels.
As far as the subject of this threads goes, there might be ~$1000 worth of parts there as long as you could get it for ~$500. IIRC, depending on manufacture, those 911 fans are pretty pricey. But the body is scrap.
Aside from the can of contact glue left on the propane heater in his garage, my favorite true story of Alan's was the creation of the plexiglass doors for the Bradley. As he relayed it, he had a friend with a Pizza Restaurant with a large pizza oven. He coerced this friend to let him use that oven "after hours" to heat and bend the plexiglass into shape. I'm sure it was followed by slightly tainted pepperoni pizza and beer. Good thing health department never got wind of it! That would have made a great YouTube.
p.s. the one of buying a Speedster body in New York City (Brooklyn or Harlem?) and hiring the local street gang to carry it down the alley is right up there too!)