Page 162 of 163 FirstFirst ... 62112152160161162163 LastLast
Results 1,611 to 1,620 of 1623

Thread: Porsche Automobilia

  1. #1611
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Castro Valley, Ca.
    Posts
    4,076
    I've shown this to all of the heavy hitters @ the Lit. Meet and nobody's every seen one. best guess is that it was a presentation piece.
    any guesses here ?
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    84102 purchased in '85 FINALLY started driving it (2/2015)
    '73 911T original paint sunroof coupe waiting in the wings
    3 gauge Holbert 912... now for something completely different
    1940 Mercury town sedan

  2. #1612
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Arnhem, Netherlands
    Posts
    202
    I think ... but let me check and try to find a brochure of a suisse shop

  3. #1613
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Arnhem, Netherlands
    Posts
    202
    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 270
Size:  105.3 KB

    Name:  image.jpg
Views: 270
Size:  105.3 KB

    I have More brochures .. but First have to find them

  4. #1614
    Senior Member NZVW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Auckland NZ
    Posts
    1,658
    Name:  304607CA-2047-495C-AF32-FC941E78652C.jpg
Views: 206
Size:  68.8 KB

    Probably a 1 off and not a cheap one.

    Ive mucked around with rings for a while

    Name:  48FD3967-1572-4FA4-A868-61C1B857BA59.jpg
Views: 206
Size:  101.4 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Mark

  5. #1615
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,957
    Vintage Porsche Martini international Racing Club umbrella seat with quality Fox frame. It looks like new in this shot but closer inspection shows it is genuine original and it has patina wear commensurate with age.

    Name:  BE421292-8A88-4C83-A437-2F25A9BC9562.jpg
Views: 122
Size:  166.2 KB

    In addition I have the Porsche maroon 60s umbrella seat Featherlite that are nice ( not pictured but same as examples in previous posts )

    I’ve seen plenty Martini Racing umbrellas with handles not (m)any with seats (increasingly seeing new repro but the difference is obvious).

    I also noticed mine is branded both PORSCHE and MARTINI. However is my impression correct that these vintage umbrellas with seats don’t often say PORSCHE together with Martini? Martini sponsored a number of other teams over the years, in fact I worked for an F1 team when it was sponsored by Martini a few years ago.

    What years did Martini livery get used in Porsche racing was it from around 1968? I know there were 1973 911 M491 in Martini livery as well as livery in other racing models before and after appearing on Porsche into the mid possibly late 70s.

    Not for sale both these umbrella seats are roughly contemporary so reasonably complement my MY 73 911 RS, I suppose?

    Fox is a premium umbrella maker since the 1800s based in England. The ones they made for the 60s Avengers’ John Steed (arguably one of the most famous umbrella men for my generation) sometimes his props had swords in handle!
    Name:  FAFF444E-9862-4C38-9A30-441F91F729A8.jpg
Views: 119
Size:  76.0 KB
    A ground spike only on the seat version but maybe still useful in an overcrowded classic car show

    For those interested in quality and tradition Fox are among the worlds best:
    https://youtu.be/ysboVd7qNTU
    Steve
    Last edited by 911MRP; 08-10-2022 at 03:28 PM.

  6. #1616
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,957
    Name:  A903ECD2-3985-4AEF-BE90-6FFAD93B07B0.jpg
Views: 73
Size:  108.6 KB There may be better condition maroon ones but I like the patina especially the fading on each panel where it has sat furled-up on the rear shelf for of 911 decades and caught the sun on the edges where as rolled. Bought it from the original owner.

    Maker S. Fox & Co are still in business at a workshop about 7 miles from here, being a quality company since the 1800s they stand by their products for life therefore will replace the nylon (or silks on the older frames) as a service. However I think it would be a pity to do that as there are no holes or rips — just like cars they’re only original once.

    Comparison to my Martini Porsche one also a genuine Fox frame:
    Name:  EC714B32-1BFF-47ED-A63A-CD8C6D52F019.jpg
Views: 77
Size:  183.8 KB
    More panels on maroon the Martini Porsche might be difficult to display the logo pattern if more ribs?

    Couple of originality details:
    Name:  CCCF1867-E0F1-463F-A5AC-3FE5EE645EBF.jpg
Views: 77
Size:  61.9 KB
    Name:  E91AB361-6388-4F04-8B94-DAF194C9AC9B.jpg
Views: 79
Size:  230.0 KB
    It is also marked “featherwate”

    Original brochure W297 had similar one (Dennis post# 4 of this thread) but images on that post has disappeared so adding here*:

    Name:  539EAD42-7002-468A-8A52-97A206290985.jpeg
Views: 76
Size:  54.2 KB
    Name:  022E6251-9FA6-4C12-B5B6-7A3B400739B5.jpeg
Views: 76
Size:  53.0 KB
    Name:  658623E6-5A93-406C-8B78-4FAE7AB381E1.jpeg
Views: 76
Size:  48.4 KB



    Also couple images of Ferry Porsche one with Siffert appears to be at Le Mans 1970 the occasion of the first outright win there by a Porsche:
    Name:  CA3530D3-A8AA-41B2-A9CE-E730E3310B28.jpeg
Views: 73
Size:  23.9 KB
    Name:  61882439-68DE-4419-855C-007EC8815A28.jpg
Views: 76
Size:  85.3 KB

    Acknowledgements to owners of images I have reposted.

    (*Dennis it looks like images from your post #4 showing the 1971 GB/German accessories brochure X71 have disappeared but could be interesting to reinstate them if your pictures got lost in error. Assuming X is October seems they were available for model 72 programme or maybe even later ?)

    Steve
    Last edited by 911MRP; Yesterday at 02:04 AM.

  7. #1617
    Senior Member haul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    bavaria
    Posts
    1,839
    her’s & his

    her‘s:
    fixed base with leather wrapped handles,
    burgundy canopy, diameter 107 cm,
    printed porsche script, white.
    seat space width 27,5 cm
    length 89 cm
    canopy material: cotton
    900 gramm

    his:
    swivelled base „The Featherwate“
    („Featherwates“ were prior also produced with a fixed base - see Steve’s version)
    burgundy canopy, diameter 108 cm
    seat space width 26 cm
    lengt 91 cm
    canopy material: nylon „featherwate“
    950 gramm
    embossed „made in England“

    appears from „advertising articles“ W297 5M 2/68 onwards

    These „Paragon umbrellas“ - the name of the subframe - were manufactured in England for Porsche by Samuel Fox & Co Limited, London. Fox umbrellas, established in 1868, really are the Rolls Royce of the brolly. Still today Fox manufactures umbrellas in their UK factory, in Croydon at 240 Wickham Street - Steve mentions it above..
    Attached Images Attached Images        
    59 750 pre unit triton
    63 650 gray silver bikinitub triumph thunderbird
    70 650 astralred silver triumph bonneville
    65 912 slate gray "erwin"
    73 914 ravennagreen "ferdl"
    erwin_loves_polo

  8. #1618
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,957
    Hi Haul are you saying Porsche offered these as his and hers version in this catalogues or just that is how you share the two in your household?

    S. Fox and Co have told me they could replace the nylon covers on their frames and have a range of best quality nylon. They have various colours including several Maroon hues. The Martini Porsche nylon material unsurprisingly is no longer in stock for this renovation service. Didn’t discuss if Porsche logo nylon was available but pretty certain it is not maybe a non issue for some as it seems only one type had PORSCHE in the nylon. The seat / handle is engraved PORSCHE clearly referenced in the catalogue. I don’t need the Porsche logo material for my version so what they have in stock would work but I wouldn’t recover mine as I like the sun faded patina from years sitting on a rear shelf of a 911. Seems more apt to for use in a classic car than a recovered one. However it is good that the original British manufacturer provides renovation service estimated on my case less than £100 for their umbrella that is half a century old. I expect the factory see umbrellas back for repair that are much older. Comparing post #4 from Dennis and the most recent from Haul it seems these umbrella seats were offered 1968 to at least 1971 and that there were at least two slightly different maroon / ruby versions offered.

    I’d be curious to hear from folks who have the 68-71 accessory brochures when the small design change to spike and material happened. Is the fixed base spike as found on my maroon one the later version — I suspect so given the fixed spike is same for my Martini one which we know is Porsche (not some other Martin sponsored marque ) because both are printed on the nylon whereas some others I’ve seen just referenced Martini racing so might be other marqu/team ? Did the Martini versions appear in accessories catalogue for or were they just for race team members?
    Last edited by 911MRP; Yesterday at 10:33 PM.

  9. #1619
    Quote Originally Posted by haul View Post
    her’s & his

    her‘s:
    fixed base with leather wrapped handles,
    burgundy canopy, diameter 107 cm,
    printed porsche script, white.
    seat space width 27,5 cm
    length 89 cm
    canopy material: cotton
    900 gramm

    his:
    swivelled base „The Featherwate“
    („Featherwates“ were prior also produced with a fixed base - see Steve’s version)
    burgundy canopy, diameter 108 cm
    seat space width 26 cm
    lengt 91 cm
    canopy material: nylon „featherwate“
    950 gramm
    embossed „made in England“

    appears from „advertising articles“ W297 5M 2/68 onwards

    These „Paragon umbrellas“ - the name of the subframe - were manufactured in England for Porsche by Samuel Fox & Co Limited, London. Fox umbrellas, established in 1868, really are the Rolls Royce of the brolly. Still today Fox manufactures umbrellas in their UK factory, in Croydon at 240 Wickham Street - Steve mentions it above..
    Wow, so classy!
    Member #2768 http://www.no-speedlimit.it

    • 1973 Biancaneve - 911 2.4 S/F Ivory
    • 1977 Fiona - 911 Carrera 3.0 Oak Green Metallic
    • 1993 Bellatrix - 964 Turbo 3.6 Black

    I keep a registry of 1972 and 1973 2.4 S coupé chassis. Infos always welcome!!!

    Instagram
    Twitter

  10. #1620
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    London and West Sussex, UK
    Posts
    253
    Fabulous items Haul!

Similar Threads

  1. Automobilia Auction Ladenburg - 8./9.11.2013
    By 67er911S in forum General Info
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 11-11-2013, 04:34 PM
  2. FS: Automobilia : ADAC 300km Rennen + 904/6
    By gilbert911 in forum For Sale/Wanted: Early 911 Cars, 1965 - 1973
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-20-2011, 12:05 PM
  3. Lots of automobilia on eBay; R and Sports Purpose manuals
    By skinnerd in forum For Sale: 911 Parts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-25-2010, 06:52 PM
  4. Porsche Automobilia Auktion
    By Milou in forum General Info
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 10-19-2009, 09:30 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Message Board Disclaimer and Terms of Use
This is a public forum. Messages posted here can be viewed by the public. The Early 911S Registry is not responsible for messages posted in its online forums, and any message will express the views of the author and not the Early 911S Registry. Use of online forums shall constitute the agreement of the user not to post anything of religious or political content, false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise to violate the law and the further agreement of the user to be solely responsible for and hold the Early 911S Registry harmless in the event of any claim based on their message. Any viewer who finds a message objectionable should contact us immediately by email. The Early 911S Registry has the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.