lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
7/23/18 9:45 a.m.

 Bought this thinking it would make for an epic project build, but plans have changed. I was lucky enough to find and be able to pick up a 1962 Austin Healey 3000 project and I would rather put my time, effort and $$$ into that instead. 

 

So, this obviously has nothing to do with Porsche and NO, it has nothing to do with Diasio. It was originally manufactured in England and found is way to Canada and then to the USA. Take a look at the link below to see all of the pictures of the car as it sits today and how it began life. Somewhere along the way, somebody with INCREDIBLE fiberglass skills got his hands on it and transformed the formerly “ugly duckling” into a pretty good replica of the iconic Porsche 956/962 even if the drivers cabin is a bit out of proportion. 

 

Overall length w/o the wing 129”.
Overall width 55”.
Wheelbase 80-81”.
Height 33.5”.
Bulkhead to rear axle centerline 34”.

 

If you are a Porsche enthusiast, it could be a cool piece of garage art if wrapped in Rothman’s or Lowenbrau livery. Just a thought.
 

http://locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=19317

 

$2500. Located in northeast PA. I transported the whole body home in the 6-1/2’ bed of my pickup truck with one or two pieces in the back seat.

 

 

 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
7/23/18 10:01 a.m.

In reply to lotusseven7 :

I think that would be perfect on a stretched Legends chassis.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/23/18 10:36 a.m.

...and headlights, signals and plates.

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
7/23/18 10:39 a.m.

Since 914DRIVER replied, it only seems right to say that a 914 engine/trans would be a perfect fit too!

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
7/23/18 3:14 p.m.

a man  has a skip barber chassis on classifieds, but a simple FV/SV car with body mounts and whatever GRM engine one may think

stroker
stroker UltraDork
7/24/18 8:22 a.m.

That screams "Spyder" to me....

Steve
Steve New Reader
7/24/18 9:27 a.m.

I wish i hadn't seen this.................but fortunately I'm in Oregon

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
7/24/18 9:27 a.m.

I hadn’t thought about the “spyder” approach. Interesting! Doors only over the side pod area if needed at all, much easier hinge set-up, a bulkhead behind the driver with an air intake opening and much less worry about a windscreen. All that and WAY EASIER to get in and out! 

 

BTW, I do have the original windscreen from the car in its previous configuration. It may be good enough to make a “buck” to form a new “spyder” windscreen on. Next time that I’m at the shop, I’ll pull it down and take a look.

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
8/1/18 9:50 a.m.

One last attempt to sell this bodywork. I figured someone would have the demented  imagination to build this into something epic.

Anybody?

Anybody?

 

Bueller?

Bueller?

 

$2000 CASH!

stroker
stroker UltraDork
8/1/18 10:37 a.m.

Unless you had some sort of tube frame  from a D-Sport racer ready to go with that, I don't see a use for a body that's got a wheelbase about 15 inches shorter and 10 inches narrower than a Porsche 914...   It's way cool but just too freakin' small

44Dwarf
44Dwarf UberDork
8/1/18 3:57 p.m.

It is cool for sure.  If you had the glass I might be more willing to part with some $$ but having a windshield made with those arcs and still be optically clear is a huge ouch.

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
8/1/18 4:58 p.m.

I have the original plastic front window, but it doesn’t fit the revised bodywork. Unfortunately. I’m not sure what the builder planned to do about a windscreen, but based on his fiberglass skills, he was probably going to build a “buck” and form one. I wonder how close a Diasio might be? I’m going to contact them and have a chat.

lotusseven7
lotusseven7 Reader
8/21/18 6:40 a.m.

Up on eBay. Let’s get this moved along, too many other projects in the shop for the next few decades!

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Porsche-956-962-scale-body/153144815462?hash=item23a8246f66:g:O0YAAOSw51JbZcjy

poopshovel again
poopshovel again MegaDork
8/22/18 7:42 p.m.

Good luck! That is too freakin cool!

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