Completion of Metal Work

on an FIA 1965 Porsche 911

We have just completed the metal work on this 1965 Porsche 911

The car was originally supplied to Porsche Cars USA and spent it’s entire life in America. We imported the car last year as donor car for an FIA race car and straight away began the restoration of the car. The car was in a very poor condition and we have spent the last 11 months restoring the chassis and body panels to be as good as new and how they left the factory all those years ago. 

We removed the paint and underseal by hand before the shell and panels were gently soda blasted. Once back the condition of the car was even worse they we thought! But the main chassis and the bulk head were all intact but the rust repairs were almost endless. The car also retained it’s original doors, engine lid and bumper. The metalwork alone has taken us 11 months.

As with all our metal restorations, the work was carried out on one of our factory Celette body jigs to check all the suspension pick up points were all correctly aligned. All  rust areas were repaired, chassis strengthening carried out and our custom made FIA approved roll cage installed. 

Now the chassis and shell looks as good as it did when it left the factory back in 1965. We have ensured that all period correct details remain and the car is ready to be prepped in house before being painted in it’s original colour of Aga Blue.