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Video: Tuthill Porsche on the East African Safari Classic Rally

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This is a full movie on Porsche and the East African Safari Classic Rally.

Here’s the full 50-minute version of our documentary covering the Tuthill Porsche team on the 2013 East African Safari Classic Rally. This was the largest single rally team ever assembled: 17 vintage Porsche 911s and more than 120 team members. There is simply nothing like Safari: everyone must experience this rally at least once in their lives!

1955 Lotus Eleven Series 1 For Sale in California

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1955 Lotus 11 Series 1 in California

Engine: FWA 1100cc Location: Sacramento, California
Price $175,000 US Dollars
  This is a Lotus Eleven Le Mans which has been restored to the highest level of originality and reliability. The suspension is deDion with Girling breaks all around. The differential casing is somewhat unusual in that it has the L-shaped oil sump at the bottom. This sump was only used on a few of the very early production cars. The engine is a Coventry climax FWA1100cc which has been rebuilt using all-new parts including Carrillo rods and forged Pistons with the original L-shaped top rings. Crankshaft original designs having been cracked tested and inspected. The carburetors originalSU which also have been freshly rebuilt. The car runs and drives like a dream. This Lotus 11 is of the highest standard to be obtained. It is ready for the racetrack or as a jewel in a Museum. The car may be inspected in Sacramento, California.  The Lotus Elevens were race cars built by Lotus from 1956 to 1958. They were designed by Colin Chapman and fitted with a sleek body designed by Frank Costin.

2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica in Connecticut


2005 Ferrari 575 Superamerica

Location: Connecticut F1 Gear Box Odometer: 14,968 Miles 4 Owner Car
Price $450,000 US Dollars
  This rare Ferrari 575 Superamerica is 1 of 550 built. Enzo Ferrari believed that there should always be one fewer car available than what the market demanded. What made the Superamerica different was the use of an electrochromic glass panel roof which rotated 180 degrees at the rear to lie flat over the boot.  This is a 4 owner car and has only 14,968 miles.  It is not a 6 speed manual car but an F1 gear box car.  I would think the manual cars command a premium to this one.  I have only seen one in person and that was at Pebble Beach.   Unfortunately, I did not get to see the owner retract the top. The Superamerica used the higher-output tune of the V-12 engine, F133 G, rated at 533 hp (397 kW; 540 PS) and Ferrari marketed it as the world’s fastest convertible, with a top speed of 199 mph (320 km/h). The GTC handling package was optional.  

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 in New York

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2016 Porsche Cayman GT4  Spotted in  New York
Location:  New York
Odometer: 3,400 Miles
Price: $107,991  US Dollars
Horsepower: 385 hp
Engine: 3.8 L 6-cylinder
Curb weight: 2,955 lbs
MPG: 18 city / 23 highway
The Cayman GT4 is a hot commodity these days.   Dealers are all charging a hefty mark up to get one now.   You may be able to find one at sticker price but doubtful.   The MSRP starts at $84,600 US Dollars.    My friend was lucky enough to get one in Chicago when the person in front of him on the waiting list dropped out.   He was lucky enough to get it form a dealer that did not mark up the car.  This was 6 months ago.

Mustang Boss 302 Vintage Race Car spotted in California

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Mustang Boss 302 Vintage Race Car

Location: Yorba Linda, Ca
Price: $135,000 US Dollars
A real BOSS 302 Mustang that has spent its entire life as a race car. Seller has documentation and old photos of this car in its racing career. It has a rare Bud Moore Manifold and has gone through extensive development to be competitive. Currently ready to race for 2017 season.