Invited classes of great luxury automobiles including Shelby Cobras, Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lancia, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Fiat-Abarth and more judged by Pebble Beach marquee auto specialists. The Frank Adams Jewelers Awards Ceremony at 5:30. Winners receive sterling silver bowls courtesy of Frank Adams Jewelers; first in show receives a Formula-1 Tag Heuer Edition Watch.
Current Owner: Steven Harris, Porsche Collector, Architect and Professor of Architecture Yale.
1957 Porsche Carrera GT Speedster
Chassis number 83623
Engine P91012 692/0 Roller Bearing Four Cam
From 1957 until 1967, the car was owned and raced by Martin Epp at Lime Rock, Watkins Glen, Thompson and other tracks on the East Coast. Race history is currently being researched. The car is known to have finished 15th at the 1965 October Regionals at Thompson.
Mr. Epp sold the car to Van P. Thompson of Massachusetts on 3 March 67. For the next three years the car was raced in Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland. In 1970, the car was stored inside for the next nineteen years. In 1999, the car was purchased by Dr. Richard Buchanan. The car was under restoration for the next twelve years. The first title was issued for the car in 2010- as a race car, it had never been titled. I purchased the car from Mr. Buchanan.
The original engine was damaged while racing and sold by Van Thompson to Oregon in the late 1960’s. The current engine was originally in car number 84905 which was wrecked. The engine was purchased from Matthias Junghaus in Hamburg Germany in 1983. A second four cam motor is currently under restoration by Gerry McCarthy, Billy Doyle, and Jeff Adams and may be complete by September. It is a 547/5 Spyder replacement racing motor – 1700cc four cam roller bearing.
The car retains all its original panels and has covered fewer than 18,000 miles. The car was shown in October 2011 at the Porsche Race Car Classic at the Quail.
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