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    Al Holbert

    VIN = 9113301276
    Eng# = ?
    Trans# = ?

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    Tetsu Ikuzawa, works driver and 69S owner

    1969 911S Targa (LHD)
    Color: Signal Yellow
    VIN: Unknown, will update post if I find it.

    Tetsu Ikuzawa 69S Targa.jpg

    Tetsu Ikuzawa Carrera6.jpg

    More info about the car here:
    S-Reg #1382
    67S Lavender
    70S Silver, original Slate Gray Japan delivery

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    Jochen Neerspasch

    VIN = 500100
    Eng# = 900054
    Trans# = (no record)
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    Ex Formula One racer John Watson owns one of the very few RHD first 500 series RS. He told me the tale of how he got it as part of his contract payment for his first seasons' drive in Formula One for Hexagon of Highgate. They were Porsche dealers in London well as F1 entrants. Still going in car sales business but no longer in Formula One. Being 40 + years, probably one of the longest continuous ownerships of this 911 model by any owner, let alone by a racer.

    We agreed to go for a drive around the Oxford lanes in our sister cars along with my work colleague who owns an ex Brumos 73 RSR. I'll have my work cut out to keep up given Watties talent and the RSR that was upgraded to 3.0 RSR engine in period.

    Regarding James Hunt, he was one of the local celebrities in SW London. He used to ride his old wicker basket bicycle past every day in a very slow laid back languid fashion typically in jeans, tee shirt and flip flops, exercising his large Alsatian dog on a lead from handlebars To the nearby parkland. Unfortunately this was before I got involved Formula One, so I can't say a knew him.


    Current London resident Boris Becker (obviously the tennis star - not racer) reportedly tried to spent some of his Tennis Championship winnings on a new 959 but according to the story being a teenage winner was deemed too inexperienced driver by his Mum (and Porsche?) - he seems to have various new Mercedes in his driveway of his home these days. A PR opportunity missed for the Marque perhaps.
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    Jo Bonnier

    911T Targa -71


    NOTE! First owner Joakim Bonnier!(Famous Swedish formula 1 driver.) Very well maintained and in excellent original condition. Body mechanics in the absolute best condition. To the car follows all documentation, and it has guaranteed Km. Equipment: Rds stereo, Targa roof, Fuchs, 5 speed.
    SEARCHING FOR ENGINE 6208326 (last seen in car with VIN 91111011452)

    -70 911E
    -84 3,2 Sold

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    John Fitzpatrick was "given" an RS Touring by the factory for his success in the European GT Championship in 1972 but sold it.

    We spoke at Goodwood Festival of Speed last year and he commented that with benefit of hindsight and current market values he should have kept it.

    Presumably he was referring to M472 - RHD Chassis # 911 360 1486, one of 98 RHD cars built to M472-Touring specification shown in this link to Dealer Maxstead Page's site.

    Not sure how long John kept the car but he won the Championship again in 1974 so he may have still had it at that time of the second win.
    Last edited by 911MRP; 08-16-2015 at 04:07 PM.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by 67er911S View Post
    good, thanks!

    James Hunt's Porsche for sale

    F1 champion James Hunt's ultra-rare and desirable right-hand drive Porsche 911 3-litre Carrera RS could be yours for 365,000.

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    James Hunt (directly or possibly via the Hesketh team) owned or had road use of a white RHD MY 73 RS. I have a video of him driving such a car in period somewhere in my car history files. While I have not viewed that video of late, I noted the car was similar to my RHD 1972 MY 73 model RS - not a later 74 model RS. Think it had Hesketh Team livery. My recollection seems to be borne out by a story in this link to a book excerpt:

    Yet another F1 racer "owning" one of the very few (estimated just 25 examples) first 500 series 1972 Carrera RS that were made with right hand drive

    Hunt may also have had use of the MY 74 RS (which presumably is the replacement bought by Hesketh ) but wasn't there some debate about whether Hunt actually used this later car around the time of its sale / the newspaper article? Don't remember the conclusion of that debate, since I don't follow post 73 cars too closely.
    Last edited by 911MRP; 08-16-2015 at 12:38 PM.

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    would you mind posting the video ?
    Early 911S Registry #750
    1970 911E - The Good Stuff
    2001 Toyota Landcruiser

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    Yes if I can locate and convert it. I don't have it digitally. It was not exciting segment. IIRC, it was just Hunt the gravel driveway of the Hesketh family stately home as part of the Hesketh racing story ... Not Hunt giving an RS "the beans"
    Last edited by 911MRP; 11-03-2015 at 08:54 AM.

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