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1959 Porsche 718 RSK Replica

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$28,800

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1959 Porsche 718 RSK Replica

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1959 Porsche 718 RSK Replica

Highest Bid: $28,800 (USD) by: davethewave911

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Chassis/VIN:

7180001808k

Location:

Pelham, Alabama

Odometer:

2,475 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9338521

Engine:

1498cc Flat 4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

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Highest Bid: $28,800 (USD) by: davethewave911

Auction Type:  Reserve

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Chassis/VIN:

7180001808k

Location:

Pelham, Alabama

Odometer:

2,475 (Mi)

Lot Number:

9338521

Engine:

1498cc Flat 4

Seller:

Private Party

Transmission:

Manual

Carfax:

TITLE/VIN CHECK  

Confirmed

 

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Vehicle Story

This 1959 Porsche 718 RSK roadster is a racecar replica that was produced by Thunder Ranch set up on a space frame chassis, developing power from a rebuilt 1,498cc flat-four paired with a 4-speed manual transaxle. Coil spring underpinnings provide balance and composure while the interior offers vinyl upholstery in the cockpit for two. Finished in Burgundy Metallic over a tan vinyl interior, this replica is now offered with service records, an extra set of wheels, and a clear Alabama title in the seller’s name.

Launching in 1958 in Formula races in Europe, the original Porsche RSK was designated as purely a racecar, drawing its name from a combination of Rennsport and K, the K being a descriptor for the front suspension configuration. Thunder Ranch in El Cajon, California, now known as Rock West Racing, produced the framework for a street-legal replica of the racecar by adapting a TR 550 frame, powder coating it, and then adding a blended polyester body to the frame with adhesive and rivets. This custom-built example rides on a space frame chassis and is painted Burgundy Metallic, accented by gold-finished Porsche logos and displaying covered headlamps, quad taillights, and a single-outlet exhaust.

Chrome-finished racecar wheels are currently mounted on this replica, and the sale includes an extra set of wire wheels. The suspension setup consists of a watt linkage and coil springs.

The interior is fitted with tan vinyl bucket seating for two, contrasted by brown piping.

Instrumentation includes a speedometer and auxiliary gauges. The odometer reads 2,475 miles, which reflects mileage driven since completion of the build.

The rear-mounted 1,498cc Volkswagen flat-four was completely rebuilt in early 2021 according to the seller. Power is directed via a 4-speed manual transaxle.

The sale includes service records.

AUTOHUNTER ADMIN UPDATE 7/8/21: The vehicle is title as a 1959 Porsche

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Comments & Questions

July 12, 2021
02:25 PM
Bidder

Still NO comment from Auto Hunter. Someone please let the Seller know that I had 5 seconds and bid $29,500 including Submit.

July 12, 2021
11:25 AM
Bidder

I bid more than Dave 911 with 3 seconds to go. Whats up with that?

July 12, 2021
10:37 AM
c9c

Can you please clarify that it has a title. I thought Alabama did not issue Titles on older cars and you mention it is listed as a 1959 so just checking if it has a Title or just a AL registration. Thanks

July 12, 2021
08:32 AM
Seller

@davethewave911 – @Carlisle.......beautiful car.....may I ask if you are the first owner? and what year was the build completed to the best of your knowledge....Thank you! ...

I am not the first owner. I traded a Bentley and cash for this car almost two years ago. I do not know when it was built.

July 12, 2021
08:28 AM
Bidder

@Carlisle.......beautiful car.....may I ask if you are the first owner? and what year was the build completed to the best of your knowledge....Thank you!

July 12, 2021
08:21 AM
Seller

Hi Ray, The video that was sent in came through in a resolution size of 144p and becomes choppy when converted into a YouTube video for our site. We have tried to come up with ways to convert the video, but it proceeds to studder and lose audio.

July 12, 2021
07:09 AM
Seller

This beautiful car is located at my office here in Pelham , Alabama. It is very fast and fun to drive. I hate to see it go. Stupidly , I bought more convertibles than I have garages for. I will assist anyone with shipping if needed.

July 11, 2021
06:48 AM
Seller

@robertmorris – Yeah this is again I just wanna know is it a 1498 cc or is it a 2275 and I will leave you alone thanks ...

Hello Buyers- I am the seller. I was asked to do a video of the car running. down the road. On Friday , I did that and submitted it to this site. Not sure why it has not been published.

July 10, 2021
03:52 AM
Seller

@robertmorris – Yeah this is again I just wanna know is it a 1498 cc or is it a 2275 and I will leave you alone thanks ...

Hello I do not know the answer to your question. I simply wrote what was on the info sheet when I purchased the car.

July 09, 2021
10:51 AM

Yeah this is again I just wanna know is it a 1498 cc or is it a 2275 and I will leave you alone thanks

July 09, 2021
06:35 AM
Seller

@robertmorris – Boy you just avoid every question you can don’t you and it is my business if I’m going to buy it now answer the question with straight answer and make a video with it running or do you no how ...

The Information that I have on this vehicle is : Type 547 , 1,498 cc ( 91.4 cu in ) 1,5-1.7 liter, 148-160 horse power. Suspension: Watt Linkage, coil springs chassis: Spaceframe Built by Thunder ranch / El Cajon, Ca. mid mounted 2275 ccVW flat four I am not a car guy , do not ask any more questions. This is all of the info I have. I saw a beautiful car and bought it. Did not like the way it was running so I had the engine rebuilt recently. I will try to shoot a video today of it running. Really not excited about selling to an asshole.

July 08, 2021
11:49 PM

Boy you just avoid every question you can don’t you and it is my business if I’m going to buy it now answer the question with straight answer and make a video with it running or do you no how

July 08, 2021
05:10 PM

To clarify on road legality, the vehicle is title as a 1959 Porsche and would be subject to the buyers local regulations governing vehicles from 1959. We recommend prospective bidders look into their local requirements prior to bidding

July 08, 2021
03:28 PM

What is the hp can you please make a video of it running and driving I’ve been screwed 3 times now with replica I’m very interested thank you

July 08, 2021
09:54 AM
Seller

@GREGG – I have the same concern , is this car street legal, (can it be licensed and insured)? ...

Different states have different regulations about getting a tag.

July 08, 2021
08:10 AM

I have the same concern , is this car street legal, (can it be licensed and insured)?

July 08, 2021
03:15 AM

Beauitful car! Can you provide underside of vehicle photos? When was car built? Confirm what you mean “no Blinkers this is a race car”? You say “ street legal” but it doesn’t have turn signal? Am i correct in my reading?

July 07, 2021
09:46 AM
Seller

@robertmorris – How much do you have in it ...

None of your Business

July 07, 2021
09:45 AM
Seller

@seattle6 – Lots of Q's ! Details on power plant;a top available; body material-fiberglass ,steel or aluminum; brakes, suspension. ?? Hal ...

There is no top. No blinkers. This is a race car

July 05, 2021
07:45 PM

How much do you have in it

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