Wooden Wheels: 1972 Porsche 911


You might think when you see the wooden wheels that are holding up this hulk of a Porsche 911 that you had seen the worst of it. You’d be wrong. Look closer at the pictures to see the true horror. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Jim S for this interesting find! To the seller’s credit, it’s advertised as a parts car. I do think (call me an optimist) that with a LOT of hard work, this car could be brought back. There would be no way to do it economically if you were paying anyone to do anything, and it would never be the one to start with if you wanted a show car. But, with enough cutting, welding, and sourcing of parts, it could be refurbished. If you’re someone that has always wanted a 911 but had no budget, only a strong work ethic and time, this is your car.  What’s left of the 911 is located in Vestal, New York, and it’s being sold here on eBay with bidding currently at $787 and no reserve. The pictures almost say it all, but then you read the comments at the bottom of the page and apparently the car was flooded after it had been stripped down. I’m really interested in what you P-car folks have to say about this one!


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  1. Cassidy

    Woodn’t you know it? Everyone is trying to break into the Pcar bubble! Run from this wreck!

  2. David Frank David Member

    Here’s an idea what you can do with it! (anybody guess where this is?)

    • jim s

      on route 30. i hope that is not part of a real 356.

      • David Frank David Member

        You know Oregon? Sadly, it is.

      • jim s

        no, but route 30 runs from the east coast to west coast! i wonder were the other half of the car is? maybe inside.

  3. The Chucker

    Ruf (sawn) wheels

  4. The Walrus

    I find the question about whether this heap has been swimming quite comical. Obviously anyone taking this on will address the body, which would be the primary concern with a swimmer. The second concern, particularly with a German car is the wiring harness. Try as I might I see no evidence of wiring. The third, of course, is the interior. Again starting from scratch. So, the statement in the question ‘so buyers are aware of what they are getting into’ quite literally created an impromptu spit-take on my part. Unless the person buying this has severe cataracts, I’m pretty sure this beast having taken a little dip is of virtually no concern.

  5. MikeW

    Is that a roller?

  6. Mark W

    I guess perhaps if you just wrapped your beloved 1972 911 around a tree and are looking for a new shell to transfer the rest of your car to, this might be a candidate. Otherwise no.

  7. Wayne Norman

    If this thing had a flat, would you fix it with a belt sander?

  8. Dolphin Member

    Bring it to the next PCA annual meet and have some fun. I’ll bet the reactions would be all over the place—surprise / disbelief / nervous laughter / more disbelief / a bit of annoyance / maybe some serious annoyance / “get that thing out of here” / “no, wait, the seller says it had MFI and S trim” ……

    The Chucker, MikeW, Wayne Norman: great quips!

  9. Bobsmyuncle

    Interestingly this isnt the first time this has been done. In February a 911 was listed in Craigslist in Minneapolis in the exact same manner.

  10. grant

    Route 30/I84 in Mosier Oregon. Gorgeous drive and a nice place to stop if you are in Hood River.

  11. Jasper

    At least have the decency to get some crappy may-pops on something with the same bolt pattern.

  12. Doug M. (West) Member

    I hate to say it, but I think this plywood wheel thing is catching on!! Move over, Pirelli radials! here comes Doug Fir laminates!

  13. Jason

    The seller finally admits when confronted:
    “I do believe it was breifly submerged in fresh water”


  14. Mark-A

    Thinking I wooden bother with this one, reason it wooden be a good investment! Sorry but someone had to say it!!

  15. bcavileer

    Morgan wanna be….

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