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Backdates, race cars and other valve questions

Back in 2012 I started looking to build another rally car as I had been on a couple year hiatus. I decided that I wanted to build something fun and use the car at limited gravel and tarmac events. So in 2013, I ended up buying a '81 SC to prep for rally America Group 2 rally. I've built other high level cars in the past and planned to do the same with this. Then, life got busy and an engine build took way longer then I wanted to. Now the bare chassis is getting rust treatment and I'm at the point to decided if I want to build the car into a proper historic rally car (Not a safari themed homage) but a actual competition car, or keep her on the street. If the car stays on the street, it could be built in one of 3 ways. And yes, it's staying brown!

1. Stock-ish, full nut and bolt resto
2. Stock with SCRS bumpers
3. R style backdate

I'm still leaning toward a limited rally build where I do one or two of my local events and track events here and there. I should note, that I also have a '87 Carrera

So, Are very well prepped race cars still desirable in the Porsche world?













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Has the market for longnose racecars gone flat?
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Seems like race car's have never pulled that much coin in the first place. Also, it seems that too many of the PCA cars are often ratty with a fairly low level of prep.
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''So, Are very well prepped race cars still desirable in the Porsche world? ''

Yes, they are. Especially if your running with the right crowd.
For example have you seen some of the cars accumoto has been building over the last couple years?
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I run my 930 track car at road america regularly and good prep'd cars are definetly in demand here.
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They seem to sell in Europe! You searched for porsche 911 - RCFS

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They seem to sell in Europe! You searched for porsche 911 - RCFS
They sell here too, but the top cars change hands privately and quietly and not very often. The cars Accumoto and Jerry Woods and others are building for $100k+ are being held and raced for several seasons after completion.

If you are talking about building a car with the intent to maximize resale you'll lose money. Only way that pays is if the client is secured prior to the build. And then the car usually gets run and run down prior to sale.
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you don't build a race car with the intent to sell it. You have to remember most guys want to drive their cars to local car shows. The idea is to look like a race car but not actual be one! A little creature comfort is a good thing for the street.

Race cars sell but you have to remember you are selling to about 2% of the Porsche market.
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