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With aero body by Erwin Komenda, the 60K10 was built for the proposed Berlin-Rome road race that was cancelled due the outbreak of WW2.
 

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Don't know why my pics turned into gibberish - a digital gremlin assisted by Dr Sodt at work somewhere.

Resin body for the 60K10 was made by Forum contributor, Frogeye, to whom I am very grateful. It's a car I've long regarded as the grail of Porsche collecting. Thanks for your interest.
 

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Just finished my second 60K10. I ought to have painted it in silver, but I only had BMW paint, and it didn't seem right to apply it to a Porsche. And I'm far too idle to go to Halfords to buy a Zuffenhausen shade.

Both cars sit on a PCS chassis with a 25k Mabuchi in the first car (left), and an 18k in the other. Wheels and tyres are from the Mitoos classic range. The engine in the foreground, incidentally, is a D-Type Auto-Union unit that saw service at the same time the 60K10 was built.

Thanks kindly for your interest.
 

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The real car failed to sell at Monterey due, seemingly, to a cock-up by Sotheby's. The online vid of the auction is even embarrassing to watch.
 

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Finished building the third of a triumvirate of 60K10 Porsches today. All that remains is to paint the body in silver, and finish the usual details.

Paint! Another long trip to Halford's in gridlocked traffic tomorrow, therefore, and it's my guess that I'll receive a subpoena making it compulsory to stop at the local garden centre en route home.

Little wonder, therefore, that once again I wish to complain about absolutely everything.
 

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Had a few laps with this 60K10 last evening. Obviously, it's new and needs to loosen up, but progress was satisfyingly normal. Then I switched the standard rubber for 'urethanes (all round), and started to make real progress around the mess that qualifies as my slotting facility.

I'd rather hoped to paint the bodyshell today, but the vagaries of capricious British summer weather have put paid to such a wild idea. Ah well, into coma mode for a morning at the garden centre then...
 

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Many thanks for your kind comments. Porsche's 1939 60K10 has much greater aesthetic appeal in 'the flesh' than photographs often portray. Erwin Komenda's penmanship was often subtle, and even 'sub-subtle,' which has sometimes escaped the sympathy and understanding of those who are pleased to describe themselves as photographers.

By this, I don't in any way mean to denigrate the good work of lensfolk.
 

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60K10 bodyshell painted atop the cooker this morning. Two coats of primer and four of metallic silver so far might be sufficient. I'm reluctant to put more paint on for fear of making it inauthentically glossy. In my world, Shostakovich and Philip Glass will always be preferable to Schubert and Schumann - if ya know what I mean.
 

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Matthew and KRZ

First, thank you both most kindly. Most generous. It's never occurred to me to exhibit my daubings. Don't even know why I daub, but I suppose colour brightens up my personal landscape.

My wife, and her ghastly friends, frequently say that all I do is wreck landscapes with racing cars, and I encourage them to do so because, for every time they proffer rudeness, they each get an extra chilli in their evening trough...

A daubing of the Porsche-designed Wanderer below that my dreadful wife and her dreadful friends particularly dislike...
 

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Silver 60K10 finished. Porsche built three 81 years ago, so I've followed suit.

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Yes, chaps, 1970s or 1980s. The word, 'modern' in my automotive world covers anything and everything since the War, as it does with all VSCC folk.
 

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Another pic of Otto Mathe's silver car competing in a modern historic event at the Nurburgring. A car with continuous racing history, it wouldn't be 'quite' as quick around the Nurburgring as Hamilton's F1 Merc, but its tyres would last a 'bit' longer than 20 laps.

Interestingly, this 1939 Porsche would also cost a lot more to buy than both Mercs at the forefront of today's grid.
 

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