November 22, 2007
906...oh boy! This car comes out of England from a great couple,
Bill and Anita Stephens. This is one bookend and the other is
a 904, which I believe has less than 5,000 original miles. It
is undoubtedly the most original (unraced) 904 in existence.
Bill has a high standard for any car that he owns and we at
Gunnar Racing are grateful that we are able to do this project
car arrived via jet and we discovered the condition isn't what
we would call pristine...but the body seems to be all original
and intact (even though it was tie wrapped to the chassis).
The only thing missing was the floorboard.
gave Bill two options, one was to re-body the car, which would
be way cheaper and way quicker. The second option was to save
the old body, which would be time and material...any car owner's
worst nightmare, not knowing how much it would cost! I told
Bill that the difference in cost would be made up by the car
retaining its mostly original body. Bill decided, "Save
is what you would call a grinding party, and believe it or not,
there's only one guy at Gunnar Racing capable of enduring the
mental anguish to grind hundreds of square feet of fiberglass
to obtain original thickness and original shapes because the
car has been crashed and repaired many times. The crash repair
in the old days left a little to be desired.
car came pretty complete with all the mechanical parts. Typically,
we have have to search for the right pieces to complete a job
of this size. Bill has owned this car for awhile and has been
collecting the necessary parts needed for the restoration. We
will procure the necessary bits to finish 130.
will show you details of how to save every panel and part needed
to rebuild the car with original patina.
car has a great history and some really cool paint jobs. We
will show you in the upcoming updates what the car will look
like when it's finished.