DePimp My Ride: 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Porsche 917 Kit

Another day, another hideous Poorch 917 replica…I know what yer thinkin.  You’re thinking that the guys at DailyTurismo are hitting the bourbon early these days.  No, not yet…the coronavirus drinking games are still mostly done after 5 o’clock…but what I can tell you is that I’d love the idea of driving something with a ludicrous driving position that only cost me a few thousand smackeroos, a few weekends of wrenching, and one divorce.  Imagine the feeling of hitting the throttle as the sweat pours down your brow…and that’s only in regular traffic…because no AC and no windows are gonna make this thing amazing in the summer…but the primary reason we are featuring this car is because it used to be a flame throwing hovercraft batmobile.  Yup…it appears that the next owner removed the flamethrower, taser hood oranment, and 110V generator + AC unit and tried to get it back to basics.  Find this 1964 Volkswagen Beetle Porsche 917 Kit offered for $3200 in Scottsdale, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.


From the seller:

1964 Laser 917

condition: fair

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

paint color: blue

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: coupe

This is a replica of a famous Porsche race car. Steve McQueen was in a movie (Le Mans: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067334/) racing the car. The car won Porsche’s first overall Le Mans victory.


The kit car is a Laser 917 on a VW Bug chassis. I bought it 3 years ago and have slowly made some improvements.



Wide racing wheels

Racing slick tires

Drop spindles

Misc parts



This is a little info on the Porsche race car: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_917



This is a link to the car I bought and started to fix: https://flatsixes.com/cars/for-sale-cars/this-laser-917-has-a-flamethrower-and-a-taser/



I no longer have the time or the space. I hope somebody will finish it up. It ran when I pulled it into my garage 3 years ago. Everything is currently disconnected but it is easy to work on due to having a Volkswagen bug chassis, engine and transmission.



First $3,200 takes it.

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