The art of seduction
It was ‘Quick Vic’ Elford who first recognised the competition potential of the rear-engined Porsche 911 in the 1960s, managing to persuade the marque’s top brass in Stuttgart to field a car in the European Rally Championship. Sure enough, Elford became champion of the GT class in the 1967 season driving a 911S virtually identical to this car, which has just emerged for sale in the Classic Driver Market. It’s a highly original matching-numbers example from the same year, which was converted to the exact specification of Elford’s third-placed Monte-Carlo Rally car by its last custodian in the States. The conversion – which, by the way, is entirely reversible – was carried out with the help of Elford himself, ensuring every last detail was spot on, from the painted Dunlop logos on the tyres to the spare wheels on the roof and the back seat. Of course, should the new owner be so inclined, he or she could enter the car in the historic Monte-Carlo Rally and attempt to ‘seduce’ the classic 911 just like Elford did so masterfully back in the 1960s. What are you waiting for?
Photos courtesy of Paul Stephens © 2019