This is a 1954 Porsche 356 competition car.
The car has been competing in vintage events for the last 19 years. Most recently competed at the Kohler International Challenge, Road America in July 2011. A well known car on the vintage racing circuit.
Built by Meisterwerks of Minneapolis, MN in 1993 for Ben Robertaccio Sr. A purpose built vintage Racing car, which he campaigned in many races usually 5 or 6 per year, throughout his ownership, up until his passing and leaving the car to his son Ben Jr.
This car was prepared as a reliable track car, starting from a very nice shell. The engine was built as a 115 hp motor that would last through the season each year.
Mahle pistons were used to raise the CC ratio. The crank is a C model crank when freshening up the bearings were always replaced as were the rings and the valves were freshend or replaced. The Accusump system was in place from the beginning and attributed to the longevity of the motor as well as the oil coolers.
The handling of the car was sorted so that it would drive safely and not in the mannerism of the pre A cars.
Brakes are Porsche C type brakes, with dual master cylinder and clutch is a Sachs racing clutch.
Transaxel is a Porsche 741 C model gearbox with medium to long course gears. Shifting is direct and it has a removeable steering wheel and the fire system is throughout the car in every compartment.
All of the fuel, brake and accessory lines are top quality throughout the automobile.
The Cage was plated and installed also by Meisterwerks and the car has always remained a dependable and fun car to drive and a cost effective vintage racing car.
"Through his time of ownership the car was proudly owned by Ben and the Robertaccio family..it has always been an attention getter.
The car in a general description is a reliable and " safe race car" if maintained properly and will last a lifetime. It will truly remain a Historic Race car and a valuable part of Vintage racing history."
~ George Wilke / Meisterwerks
Specs on the car include:
- 1600 cc engine, 115 hp
- disc brakes front and rear
- front and rear sway bars
- 6x15 Fuch alloys
- full safety fuel system/fuel cell
- Interior is full aluminum
- Lovered steel rear quarter windows
- Dual saftey seats and harness
This is a very straight 356. No evidence of rust.
A strong running motor. Good gearbox and clutch. Good syncro's in all gears.
A geat opportunity to own this Porsche Pre A 356 vinatage coupe that is eliglble for HMSA, CSRG, SCCA and numerous other vintage racing events.
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