Camera car, Le Mans class winner and rediscovered after 37 years as a wreck in California. Then, in the space of two-and-a-half years, returned to its original state by Porsche Classic. The fully documented and unique history of 911 chassis 230 0538 reads like a detective story. Only 24 911 ST 2.5s were ever built. It was the last of its kind, without a rear wing or fat front spoiler – unspoiled, you might say.
The yellow “Toad Hall” car was used among other things for the cult racing ﬁ lm “The Speed Merchants”. In fascinating images, the team put together by vehicle owner Michael Keyser captured the events of the 1972 Manufacturers’ World Championship – securing victory in the GT class at the “24 Hours” and other good results along the way.
At the start of 1973, owner Keyser sold the car to a privateer. However, following a class victory in Sebring, it quickly lost ground, and the car with the glorious past was ultimately sold to a DIY enthusiast in 1975. However, he was unable to fulﬁ l his dream of converting the 911 into a road-going Porsche and stored it in a shed in California after it was severely damaged in a mysterious accident. 37 years later, it was discovered there, ready for the scrap heap, by two Swiss men. They bought the wreck and then ensued a two-and-a-half-year total restoration at Porsche Classic. In 2016, 911 230 0538 was once more back to its former glory – exactly as it was in Le Mans in June 1972.
In entertaining prose and with the aid of many previously unseen pictures and documents, this book tells the full story of the car, its two drivers and the dangerously beautiful world of motorsport in the early 1970s. The book comes together with a free-of charge DVD of „The Speed Merchants“ – the perfect addition to your Toad Hall 911 ST 2.5 toy model.
The book is available in german language from now. Please visit our Porsche Online Shop.
Price 49,90 euro
We implemented a detailed model car of the Porsche 911 ST 2.5 in scale 1:18. The model is strictly limited to 500 pieces and will be available soon in our Porsche Online Shop.
Price 199,00 euro