280SE 5.0 -a little story how (not?) to swap a 5.0 m117 light alloy engine followed by a four speed slush box into a vintage Mercedes, 280SE w108. To make things more ticklish the whole procedure will be carried outdoor during the winter months. OK, admitted under a roof -Oh boy aren't spoiled?
Peter's Ferrari gang at the time consisted of Tommy Rettig of Lassie fame( in the background), Stephen Mitchell etc... Stephen used to have a 250GTO which nowadays belongs to Ralph Lauren's collectionof static pieces -nuff said?
Old Transit van, floats and Lycoming off a Cessna -et Voila!
MotorBinder photographs from the go...
Imagine growing up in a family where you father had a private racing team campaigning what we today consider cream of the crop in the golden age of motor racing. For our friend Roy Spencer it was reality and this marvellous book, MotorBinder tells the story with the most beautiful photos ever.
what on earth are they up to now those Frenchies?
Same thing happening all over again with classic facing EV-conversions.
Ford GT70, a direct descendent of the famous Ford GT 40, was designed by Len Bailey. It was a mid engined two seater sports car which had a steel fabricated box frame chassis and a one piece fibreglass body.
I thought I`d sniff at it but it`s kinda cute.
BMW Shark_nose, Barn Queen
Poor Ol'e9, the finest driving machine I ever had and here it is collecting dust while yours truly is busy tinkering with all sorts of old Benz-mobiles and E-types. I really have my priorities F**ked up this time, sorry : )
That's how it was back then. People harping about matching numbers and the rest of that BS have absolutely no idea of the reality when it comes to historical racing cars. It was all about mix and match to make it to the next race.