So, here I am a lost american in Italy, looking desperately for an early 1970's 911 shell to strip and clean up for a circuit car.
I have been looking everywhere,...talking to anyone that is interested in the same thing.
here's one i went to see http://www.subito.it/auto/scocca-porsche-911-allargata-prato-27201680.htm(for the second time, lol...as its near my wife's family home in Lucca, Tuscany. going cheap..but no documents....and my research tells me infact it is a 1970 not a 1973...lol)
My searching in Italy is coming up with dead end after dead end. But interestingly...what I have discovered, at least here, is that there is a definite chance that if you buy one, you may not have the car you think you have. The cars 'lose' their VIN numbers and months/years later they show up on other 911's
It's really a concern, because of the rising value of the cars and the chance of buying something stolen..the early 911 S is in the region of EURO 50,000 and the T and E can now go for half that.
Most German suppliers tell me that a majority of the worthy wrecks from California have been re-imported to Europe and are now restored...so America is no longer a source for good projects. I have been looking at prices in the US as well, and they are sky high..
Oh well, the early 911 is now going the way of the 356.....impossible dream.
sorry about the rant.
just recalling the weekend.
If anyone has a old 911 in their garage they want to sell...I'll trade you my old landrover for it...