Safari Rally Car Restoration: Porsche 911

A container arrived at Francis Tuthill’s Porsche Workshop today, all the way from Africa. Inside were a couple of early 911 rally cars and some of our travelling spares package for our classic Safari effort. More boxes are yet to arrive but it was good to see some of the cars coming home.

First car out of the box was LNV 841L, the green 1972 car, as driven by Gerard Marcy in the last two East African Safari Classic rallies. Despite the ritual abuse dished out by the tough terrain of the Safari Classic, it is always amazing to examine one of our cars in detail after an event, and see just how well it has survived the extreme trial of a ten-day desert endurance race.

All of our Safari cars will now go into a programme of strip, clean, check and reassemble, ready for the next event in a few months’ time. We’ll post details of progress as we go along.