Customer Projects

Race Track Wreck To Show Piece

A racetrack wreck to a show piece

Automotive Reisen in Burr Ridge, Illinois is tackling quite the project!  This 1955 Pre-A Speedster was used as a race car in the Midwest with the SCCA, mostly competing at Road America in Wisconsin.  The new owner wanted to restore it back to "As New" condition and shop's Pat Yanahan was up to the task.  "After we sanded off over two 5-gallon pails of body filler our forensic examination show that the right front had been crushed and the rear had shown signs of a total rollover."

Automotive Reisen assembled a crew of 356 body experts along with fabricators who were up to the challenge for a project that was to last three years.  Here's the first few pictures of the restoration—more to follow! 

After the filler was ground off the outer bodywork, the rear tail skin was removed, revealing quite a mess.  

This is what the rear inner structure looks like after years of racing and sometimes rolling.  

New sheetmetal, sourced from Stoddard, is ready to help put this Speedster back to original. 

Here's a shot of the inner structure coming back together.  Panels are clamped on for fitting before the welding begins.  

From the front, you can see the Speedster shape coming back together.  

Stay tuned for more in a couple of weeks! 

 

Automotive Reisen

7754 S County Line Rd.

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

(630) 395-7000

https://www.facebook.com/Automotive-Reisen-125296761509/

 

Any Old Porsches Hanging Around?

Dear Stoddard, 
 I enjoyed chatting w/ you at Hershey. As promised, attached are photos documenting how I jacked my rusty 1962 S-90 sunroof coupe up into my garage ceiling. I think car is Oslo Blue, wheels and interior are red. This happened around 1985. I am in plaid shirt with curly hair at the time. 
 

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We Talk "SC/HR" With Magnus Walker

Magnus Walker's SC/HR

A couple of months ago, we were afforded the opportunity to sit down with Magnus in his LA warehouse shop to discuss his newest project. The SC/HR was a bit of a departure for Magnus, as this car was formed from the base of an ubiquitous G-body 911 SC from 1978. Magnus work on something other than a long-hood car?  Wait until you hear what he told us at the end!

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