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You lucky chap, Daniel. One of my favourite cars of all time. I must be one of the few people on the planet who doesn't regard the 'Pink Pig' as ugly. Since its public unveiling at the test weekend at Le Mans in April 1971, its swooping curves have always had great appeal.

Following this build with envy and excitement. Marvellous.
 

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Will do, Daniel. It'll be a pleasure to get the Pig out again. Will try and do so later. Still in my Y-fronts at present with Mrs Grumpy giving me black looks. Got chums arriving at the midday trough, which I have to prep and cook.

First I have to find the communal feed bucket reserved for special occasions, and then start chopping meat and vegetables with a new knife. If I make it until 11am without drawing my own blood, I shall at least begin to imagine that things are going reasonably well. I remain hopeful but far from optimistic.
 

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I know a master model maker who, a few years ago, made a beautiful model of the Pink Pig but...

... he was such a perfectionist that he stripped it, twice, of its pink paint, because it just wasn't quite right. In frustration, he ended up contacting Porsche in Stuttgart, who, most happily, gave him the correct paint code for the car.

Paint was duly mixed and, at last, it was correct. It cost him a fortune but he was happy.
 

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For years, Klaus Bischoff (a mechanic in 1971) blamed Reinhold Joest for the accident that forced the Pink Pig's retirement at Le Mans, 1971. Reinhold was adamant that the altercation was caused by a braking failure.

Happily, Reinhold was proved to be right. When the car was eventually restored, it was found to having a sticking rear brake caliper.
 

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Ah, wonderful. A white version, too, Daniel. Great news. Your paddock is growing at a very healthy rate. Look forward to reading your track report on the new pink car. It really does look wonderful. My congratulations.
 
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