VIN # 4732910787. Chassis # 5229565. Paint Code 98.
The car was introduced on the cover of European Car magazine in February 1992.
Elvira was then know by the license plate 1 SLIK6 . (now she blazes Classic Rod 0914 )
Dave Y. was the original owner/co-builder, (along with Carl Young). Richard F. was the 2nd owner for another 6 years.
Both campaigned in open road races, (Sliver State, Pony Express, La Carrera, Rally Acapulco).
I have been caretaker since 2005. I enjoy the car at PCA track events (instructor) and unsanctioned touring adventures.
Little else has changed - (with lots of and a few along the way).
Reinforced '73 tub, roll cage, steel factory flares, early doors & bumpers.
3.0 liter - CIS. Mostly stock, 9:3:1, Carillo rods, ported heads, racing header.
Turbo tie rods, RSR struts, Weltmeister adjustable anti-sway bars.
Bremtek calipers were replaced with SC's. (yellow Pagid pads for the track)
16 x 8 & 16 x 9 Canonica 007 wheels for the track. 225-50, 245-45 Proxys.
16 x 8 Fuchs on all 4 corners for the street with 225-50 Toyos.
Getty dash, GTS LeMans seat, limo tint and other bits of bling.
(custom Engman pedals, EMPI window cranks, Bell RX65 radar detector .......)
I'm gonna use this spot to hang .jpgs I want to post at the X1/9 Club.
Thanks for the bandwidth Andy.
My WCC Picture Thread.
Today at the flea market I found the ultimate pair of 914 jackstands for only five bucks. These are full size and made of aluminum. They are rated at 6000 lbs. and adjust from 11" - 17". My 2 ton jacks from Pep Boys (does that make them FLAPS Jacks? ) tip the scales at 4 lbs 10 oz each. These new aluminum ones weigh only 1 lb 14 oz each. A pair weighs 3 3/4 lbs. That is 5 1/2 lbs less than a set of steel light duty jacks. While these would not be my first choice for a bare metal restoration or engine swap, I am confident they will easily handle any road side repairs. Plus, they are a perfect match for the early 911 aluminum jack I carry. I did find this other cool style of aluminum racing jack stands. I am not sure what they weigh. All I need to know is that they cost $90 / pair.