As a former Studebaker owner I'm very familiar with the 542 story. I donated most of my back issues of the SDC monthly to my old club but I may still have the issue with their 542 article around; will search.
I also recall that Curtiss-Wright (major investor in Studebaker-Packard) commissioned Porsche to install a 356 drivetrain in a Studebaker Lark. The rationale was to use the Lark as a test mule for a potential rear-engined, aircooled Studebaker subcompact to be produced in 1961-62. That never came to fruition but the prototype Lark supposedly still exists.
70 911T Sportomatic coupe
Early S Registry #1474
"2 units were built by Autohaus Nordstadt (Hannover) in 1972" . The builder was Günther Artz.
These photos seem to be contemporary (I think those are 16" fuchs so at least not 1972/3).
Last edited by peekaboo; 07-15-2011 at 06:09 AM.
there's a ton of cool details on the car
it's the same car that's featured on the 914 brochure (next to a 917)
I helped to "concours prep" it in 2004 (we cleaned it with a broom and a firehose, inside and out)
Hello guys. I see this thread is old. But I can't resist asking for help from any one who might have some information about my car, chassis numbr 310001S. so far all i know it ws used by Porsche test department, so I think it half deserves to be on this page. I have had allot of useful help from many members on the forum so far. And they have all pointed out many unique and pre production type parts on 310001
see my thread about the car so far
I have emailed Porsche Archive department Jens and Dieter and the answer i recieved wasSo as dissapointing news as this is, i am confident someone somewhere should have some info about my car which my little sister has named "Betty Silver".Unfortunately I have to inform you that we do not have anything to research for the story of your 911. It is a pity but we have in the archive no files of the developing of the 911, only the files around the 901 we have, but no later ones. Why ever... so we can not find any information about your car. Sorry.
Thank you kindly in advance
67 911S coupe
68 911 coupe
71 2.2t targa
'72 911S Targa
Message Board Co-Moderator - Early 911S Registry #100