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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:56 pm

So the stars will not fall out of the sky tonight... :? I was worried there was a 917/20 in Jägermeister livery that I wasn't aware of.
I'm feeling better now.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:05 pm

That is a good looking model Ian , but one that will be nigh on impossible to find with such a low production run .
I actually bought the 1/18 Minichamps car when it was released , so I wouldnt say I dislike the livery .
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:14 am

It was only released last year Gary, so you can still find them, albeit at high prices :

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MINICHAMPS-1- ... Swo4pYdSHp

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Porsche-917-2 ... SwImRYZmkV
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Sat May 20, 2017 2:23 pm

Finally I was able to make these shots:
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And on it's (temporary) display spot:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Tom » Sat May 20, 2017 2:25 pm

VERY cool!

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Post by LUW » Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 pm

Tom wrote:VERY cool!
Thanks Tom!
Though it does look good with the #23, I don't I'll display it with that car.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by 911RSR » Sat May 20, 2017 4:11 pm

very nice! I'm not usually a fan of mirrored bases, but in this case it works pretty good.

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Post by LUW » Sat May 20, 2017 4:19 pm

That base was made for another transporter, my 1:18 MB "Blue Wonder" from CMC - the thing was so detailed that I had to show the undercarriage. The truck is gone but the display remained, so I thought of putting it back to good use.
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Post by Serafa » Sat May 20, 2017 5:24 pm

It looks fantastic in this display, Luc. Congratz for the purchase.

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Post by LUW » Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 pm

Thanks Bruno!
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Post by Jager » Sat May 20, 2017 8:03 pm

That looks great Luc. It's a great way to recycle the case.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Alfaholic » Sat May 20, 2017 8:13 pm

Very impressive Luc, great combination.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Sat May 20, 2017 8:16 pm

Jager wrote:That looks great Luc. It's a great way to recycle the case.
Though the case will be used for a transporter, there's some debate about which transporter will be kept there :D.
Alfaholic wrote:Very impressive Luc, great combination.
Thanks Martin! It does look good, but as I said I don't think the 917K will stay there.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Sun May 21, 2017 10:08 am

Luc, I just found this shot of the 1970 Le Mans paddock from Steve McQueens movie (you can see the GT40 camera car next to the two Gulf Porsche's) and thought of you :

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Sun May 21, 2017 10:31 am

Awesome! I already saved the photo, thanks Image.

Cool to see all three of the MB O317 together, plus the support vehicles and the bus! Look at this same day, probably on Friday before the race (moments apart?) from another angle:
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A Martini car being serviced by the "Porsche" crew. I guess that proves that all three teams were basically a big factory effort.

And interesting to see that the only thing that distinguishes the gendarme from the regular fans ogling around the cars is the weapon holster :lol:.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by JSB33 » Mon May 22, 2017 5:42 am

I guess its safe to say that you are into collecting again very deeply. :lol:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Mon May 22, 2017 6:33 am

JSB33 wrote:I guess its safe to say that you are into collecting again very deeply. :lol:
You think? :?
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon May 22, 2017 6:35 am

JSB33 wrote:I guess its safe to say that you are into collecting again very deeply. :lol:
You dont know half bud.....hes worse than me :lol:
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am

Here's an interesting picture showing all 3 Porsche transporters at Le Mans in 1969. Its the first picture I've seen with all three transporters together at one time (I'd previously been lead to believe there were only 2 on Porsche's fleet at any point in time, with the 3rd one bing added after one of the original transporters was sold to BMW) :

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Here's the same picture, with each of the transporters identified :

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And here's a quick summary showing what transporter had what liveries :

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Note that S YZ 32 differed from the other transporters as the underside of the rear end was tapered.

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Hence the Premium Classixxs version of this one is incorrect :

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:41 am

Jager wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
Here's an interesting picture showing all 3 Porsche transporters at Le Mans in 1969.
The pic of the 3 together is at Weissach in 1972
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by LUW » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:08 am

Cool. Nice to know.
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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Serafa » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:35 am

Ian, you're the S143 paleontologist. :D

Great piece of information, thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Jager » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:41 am
Jager wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
Here's an interesting picture showing all 3 Porsche transporters at Le Mans in 1969.
The pic of the 3 together is at Weissach in 1972
Thanks Gary. But if its at Weissach why are there so many people around. It may not be Le Mans, but it still looks like a race track rather than the factory to me ? And it can't be 1972 because S-YZ 32 was repainted in Gulf coulours sometime in 1970 and sold to BMW in 1972, so I think it has to be pre-1970 ?
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Ian, you're the S143 paleontologist. :D

Great piece of information, thanks for sharing with us.

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Re: Porsche (MB) Transporter

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Jager wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Galaxy Gaz wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:41 am
Jager wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:00 am
Here's an interesting picture showing all 3 Porsche transporters at Le Mans in 1969.
The pic of the 3 together is at Weissach in 1972
Thanks Gary. But if its at Weissach why are there so many people around. It may not be Le Mans, but it still looks like a race track rather than the factory to me ? And it can't be 1972 because S-YZ 32 was repainted in Gulf coulours sometime in 1970 and sold to BMW in 1972, so I think it has to be pre-1970 ?

OK , I will take your word for it as you are a more accomplished google scholar than me :D

I was just going off what is in that written summary you added, the last line reads something like " The picture of the 3 transporters is from the Porsche Christophorous magazine taken at Weissach 1972.....the picture is no fake".......or something close to that.
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