Porsche (MB) Transporter

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:27 pm

Found some interesting pics.

This is how the chassis were delivered to Porsche:
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A company called Robert Schenk, also from Stuttgart, then created the transporters to Porsche's specs.

And look at this pic:
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So it seems two versions of the transporter were active at the same time, one for the factory Porsche team and the other for the Porsche-Gulf team. Anyone know what race that was?
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Serafa » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:48 pm

There is a Gulf-Mirage transporter right next to the John Wyer Gulf transporter, so my guess is that maybe this is 1973, but the experts will tell. I can say this is not Le Mans either.

What about a VW T1 to go with your Transporters?
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:59 pm

Whoa, if that pic is indeed from 73, then the display options for Buster are even broader! Cool.

The T1 looks awesome, though I think I would go first after the MB 608.
And I'll need figurines... :roll:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 pm

The race track in the picture looks like Monza with the Parabolica curve at the top of the screen . The pit lane entry at the start of the long straight is exactly where it is today so I would definately say Monza .
Look very closely and you will see there are actually 4 Porsche transporters in that picture ;)


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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Alfaholic » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:13 pm

Gary, can I respectfully suggest that the photo is from the old (and glorious) Osterreichring in Austria, which did hold a round of the World Championship for Makes in 1973.

The surroundings look too sparse for Monza and I am pretty sure the grandstands have been in place since it was built. The last corner reminds me of the modern Red Bull Ring with the undulations of that track.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:05 am

Yes, its Austria and my information is the picture was taken in 1971.

This would have been the 1,000km of Zeltweg held on the 27th June, just 2 weeks after Le Mans. Hence, many of the cars (and the transporters) probably still wore their Le Mans liveries. Note that there were no official Porsche factory entries, so the red transporter must have been used to carry the Martini 917 :

http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/Z ... 06-27.html
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:14 am

Don't forget the Schuco Porsche Mobile Workshop you can add to your collection:

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:43 am

That's awesome, hadn't seen that one yet.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:58 pm

And look on what I stumbled upon while seeking info on Buster:
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I'll end up getting the 917/30 anyways ( :roll: how can you not?), so imagine having that truck right along!
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:33 pm

There's a nice story here about the Penske team being reunited with the truck and its restoration :

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It's a pity Spark or someone else has never made this in 1:43. Given how popular the Sunoco cars I are, I think a model of this would sell very well.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Stu935 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:39 am

Jager wrote:It's a pity Spark or someone else has never made this in 1:43. Given how popular the Sunoco cars I are, I think a model of this would sell very well.
agreed, I think there would be quite a few of us who would add a model of this transporter in a heart beat.

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:35 am

Imagine a truck that would be bought by Porsche, Can-Am, F1, Donohue, Indy, Sunoco and Penske fans. Not a money cow mold but the model per se would appeal to MANY collectors.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Serafa » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:48 pm

I would be very tempted by this transporter, if it existed.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:04 pm

I found a few more pictures of my Premium Classixxs transporters from my Dubai display.

As already discussed above, the 1971 Porsche's should probably be displayed with the red transporter, but they look pretty good with the silver Martini transporter as well. The Firestone Ford Transit is now quite rare and costs as much as the transporter.

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Porsche sold off one of their transporter to BMW around 1973 (and replaced it with a new one, meaning there were 3 transporters in total). Here it is with the 1976 Le Mans team of CSL's :

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You can see the transporter in the background of this picture of the Gosser BMW at a DRM race. I decided if the transporter was used to carry the Gosser BMW to the DRM races, there was a fair chance it was also used to carry the car to Le Mans.

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Paulius43 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:27 am

So nice to see a road car in your display Ian :lol: :lol:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:35 am

In the future I want to get the Martini version too. However the BMW truck is tempting...
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:54 am

Paulius43 wrote:So nice to see a road car in your display Ian :lol: :lol:
The drivers need a way to get to the track Paulius, and it was quite common for factory drivers to be given road cars by the teams they drove for. Finding the BMW for a very cheap price (+/-$20) was enough to close the deal.
LUW wrote:In the future I want to get the Martini version too. However the BMW truck is tempting...

Finding the BMW transporter will be the easy bit Luc. Finding the Spark CSL's will be a lot harder.....just one of the green Gosser Beer cars appeared on eBay in the last 3 months (though there is also an IXO version from which they did a part-works copy which you may be able to find locally).
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:47 am

Jager wrote:
LUW wrote:In the future I want to get the Martini version too. However the BMW truck is tempting...

Finding the BMW transporter will be the easy bit Luc. Finding the Spark CSL's will be a lot harder.....just one of the green Gosser Beer cars appeared on eBay in the last 3 months (though there is also an IXO version from which they did a part-works copy which you may be able to find locally).
Really? As I said earlier, I don't collect trucks, cool or not, so the transporter is only good for me if I can find the matching cars. So no cars, no need to buy the transporter Image.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:03 am

Fortunately there are various other BMW's from '73 - '76 that go with the transporter :

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Tom » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:27 am

Drool!

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:48 am

Jager wrote:Fortunately there are various other BMW's from '73 - '76 that go with the transporter :
Crap, so I do have to spend money after all? Image
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Serafa » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:01 pm

Luciano, you can spend more money on those too:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:19 pm

I just saw those two on the CK news letter. Cool, huh? Looks like I'll have to get at least one support vehicle for Buster...

Though correct me if I'm mistaken, but I would say those two are "pre-Buster", I think they would go better with the Man 635 transporter - which I also want to get. Caspita, the list keeps growing... :roll:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LM24HRS » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:20 pm

And this is why I enjoy this forum so much :D

Lots of good solid info and people battling with their wallets ;) . Excellent stuff folks.
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