Jim Goodlett's Porsche Race Car
Jim Goodlett’s passion for cars, and in particular vintage Porsches has led him to acquire during the last year not only a beautiful grey market 1984 930 Turbo, but also an impressive 1973 911 built to RSR specs for racing. We had the opportunity to catch up with Jim at Roebling Road where he was testing his RSR-spec 911.
Q: Tell us about your car.
A: It started life as a 1973 Porsche 911 and was later built up as a left coast, IMSA track flogging Porsche RSR with tube framing that brings weight in at a svelte 1,980 pounds dry. All body panels save for the roof are glass fibre. Furthermore, I did what most race car owners did with their 1973 and earlier era Porsche 911s when the 1974 3.0 litre motors showed up on the scene: out went the 2.7 litre of its day, and in went a case-splitting, 3.0-litre motor mated to a 5-speed optioned 915 transmission.