Sale thread on the retro rides forumhttp://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/ ... ica-slough
Up for grabs is a Porsche 911 Turbo Targa replica kit car project. Please note that this is not a Covin but a Pulsar, produced by a Lancashire based company called Lemazone, in the 1980s. (www.allcarindex.com/main-inde...gdom-Pulsar-2/
). The car is on a Q-plate and listed as a Pulsar on the V5 document. The car was first registered in October 1987.
Having been inspired by a thread on this very forum with a guy backdating a Covin to a pre-73 Porsche 911 look, I picked this project up from eBay last summer with the intent on doing similar with this vehicle. The previous owner told me that the car hadn’t been on the road for about 9 years.
A search on the internet didn’t turn up many details about Pulsar, but I found a copy of a road test in the Kit Car magazine from March 1986 which gives some more details about the origins of the vehicle – I’ve included a PDF scans of the article here
The chassis is a separate item completely, not beetle. It is made of box section and is very solid having all the steering, engine, gearbox, suspension, etc attached to it, and should require no work. The fibreglass body and floor shell lifts off the chassis in one piece. A previous owner got ‘creative’ with some yellow spray paint so the body will need a respray.
The engine and gearbox are from a later 1972 beetle, it is a 1600 AD engine. The previous owner told me that he did have it running, but would need a top up of oil. The heater channels are aluminium hose that runs through the body (not supplied).
The wheels are Beetle Revolution, the tyres need replacing.
The car does not come with a front or rear screen. The previous owner informed me that the rear screen was perspex that was curved to look like a Targa screen but was in such a bad condition so was thrown away. I was toying with the idea of getting a new perspex screen made up, or buying a real Targa screen and adapt the fibreglass to make it fit. Alternatively, it could be made into a cabrio, or there is a company in the US selling complete fibreglass roofs, if you wanted to turn it into a hard top replica. www.gt-racing.com/911-complet...sion-part-22a/
The factory supplied windscreen was damaged by a previous owner so too was removed. From the magazine article, I’ve found that the donor windscreen was from a Citroen GS. I’ve found a company in France that has these windscreens available, and will ship to the UK. Am happy to pass these details on to the purchaser.
The previous seller was in the middle of rewiring the car when he sold it. I’ve untangled the mass of wires in preparation for continuing this task but haven’t got any further.
The car has no seats or carpets, but does come with some parts needed to finish including genuine Porsche headlights, handbrake and handbrake cable, a load window and door seals, a speedo and rev counter.
I’ve been collecting a variety of parts for the project, many of which are genuine Porsche items, including:
• Pair of Porsche 911chrome door handles (one has a lock and mechanism in it and one is without)
• Porsche 911 - L+R front indicator housings - 1969-73 - original metal
• Early Porsche 911 LWB Front Indicator Lenses (with some repaired cracks)
• Fibreglass long bonnet
• Early 911 ‘long neck’ rear view mirror
• Porsche 914 rev counter
• Porsche 911 gas gauge
• Porsche 911 2.7 RS style Fibreglass Rear Bumper
• Porsche 914 speedo
• RSR style Left & Right Fiberglass Tail Light Housing
• Land Rover Series 3 Pair of Rear Stop Brake and Indicator Light Lamps (for RSR style rear lights)
• LED number plate bolt lights
• Porsche 911 1973 RS Carrera fibreglass front spoiler - off a '72 911 E
• PORSCHE 911/912 Stylus type door mirror – off a ’69 911
• Original black plastic horn grill (only one)
It is likely that some of these body panels will need some fettling to fit, as I don’t believe it is a direct mould of the 911 like the Covin's are.
Unfortunately, I’m losing my storage at the end of June, and am struggling to find the time to work on the vehicle as I’m based in London but the vehicle is kept at a lockup near my parents in Slough, 5 minutes from J5 M4.
In an ideal world I’d love to hold on to the vehicle and complete this unique project but realise it is probably beyond me at present. I’d prefer to sell everything as one package, however, I still have the original Pulsar front bumper and whale tail should you wish to go down the 80s styling route, and I keep the backdating parts I’ve collected.
Price wise, I’m looking for:
£2300 ono – vehicle and all the backdating parts listed above. OR
£1600 ono – vehicle and all the parts that originally came with it.
I am open to reasonable offers.
You can find some photos of the kit car taken by the previous owner and myself, as well as some of the parts I’ve collected here: goo.gl/photos/YShPazcs1FgPw7Xv8
If you’re interested or want to know any further details, drop me a message. As I’m a distance away from the car there may be some time lag to get additional pictures, best bet is to probably come a take a look, happy to arrange viewings for genuine purchasers – no timewasters please!