While visiting San Luis Obispo, our donor, Mr. Beauchamp, stopped by the Farm Shop to conduct a Q&A session with our A-Team. Some great insights and ideas for the restoration were discussed, including frame design, new batteries, and potential sponsorship ideas and benefits. It was a great opportunity for us to have the owner of the car present to answer and clarify anything and everything before we begin the project. Thank you Robert!
Today, interested student members assembled at the Farm Shop to check out the 911 and discuss our restoration plan. Many photographs were taken under the car, and a list was assembled outlining the various items needing attention.
Several of the members were interested in knowing how much the car weighed with its current configuration. After permission was granted, the Porsche was brought to the Cal Poly Scale in the College of Agriculture to be measured. Weighing in at 2800 pounds, the car is just a couple hundred pounds heavier than stock.
Taking advantage of the beautiful day in San Luis Obispo, a few beauty shots were taken of the Porsche.
Despite our efforts to drive efficiently, our little Porsche finally slowed to a stop on the return trip, and required manual power for the last quarter mile. A good indication of the work still needed to increase its range to a more practical level.