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1985 Porsche 962 Lowenbrau Speed Champions Style 8 studs wide
This is my LEGO Speed Champions style 1985 Porsche 962 in the famous Lowenbrau colors as driven by Al Holbert and Derek Bell. This is my favorite IMSA prototype from the 1980's.
About this creation


This is my temporary version of the car. If the fenders (mudguards) are ever produced by LEGO in dark blue, all the blue on the car will be replaced by that more accurate color. The real car is pretty simple in shape, so I decided to challenge myself with brick build the numbers for the car.



I built both sides first, with the side being studs towards the front of the car. That made them non symmetrical from a building standpoint, but I managed to get them at the same point on each side of the car. The size of the numbers set the size of the car at 8 studs wide.



I bought 4 of the very rare gold wheels that as of April 2017 occur only in 1 LEGO architectural set. I found a seller on Bricklink that had four of them.



The design of the sides resulted in the lowest LEGO car I have ever built that rolls freely.



Al Holbert and Derek Bell were both top notch sports car drivers back in the day. Tragically Al was killed in a small aircraft crash while in charge of Porsche Motorsports in the USA and in charge of developing the Porsche Indycar.



When I was in high school, I saved my money and bought a lithograph print of this race car winning at Mid Ohio in 1985. I still have that print in my office to this very day.



When I was starting my freshman year at Lehigh University, there was another engineering freshman on my hall that was named Todd Holbert. He was attending Lehigh for mechanical engineering on the recommendation of Rodger Penske. He had mentioned that his family had car dealerships in PA and he had grown up around many Porsche's. One day I was wearing an old racing T-shirt from the 1980's with the number 14 car on it on my way to the gym. Todd stopped me in the hall and said "nice shirt, you were a fan of my dad?" My jaw hit the floor and I felt really stupid because I had not made the connection. Todd was Al Holbert's son.



I decided to go with the endurance front nose with the exposed headlights to break up all the white on the front end.



If you scroll to the bottom, there are pictures of the real car.






























Comments

 I like it 
  April 22, 2017
Wow this thing is stunning! Really like the lines on this thing. Cool how you've een able to create that number 14 out of bricks!
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  April 19, 2017
Beautiful Racer, very nice work!
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  April 15, 2017
Nicely done! Smooth as silk!
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  April 15, 2017
nice job!:D
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  April 15, 2017
Hmm, interesting. Left a very nice comment here and it seems that it disappeared... too bad. Anyway, it's a really nice car :) Well done
  April 14, 2017
Oops - sorry my memory played tricks on me - it is not the Rothman version but the l Lowenbrau one. - I should have read your title better - still a great car!
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  April 14, 2017
Brill!! Only add the rothmans stickers and it would like even better than the real thing. A piece of art really. Well done!
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  April 14, 2017
Great build!
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  April 14, 2017
Great model and parts usage! The windscreen piece fits perfectly the design and scale, what an overall incredibly well thought car! If it wasn't for the title, I'd swear it was built in a much bigger scale, judging by the thumbnail.
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  April 13, 2017
Amazing work!
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  April 13, 2017
Excellent!
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  April 13, 2017
This is gorgeous, I love the lines, well done!
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  April 13, 2017
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Very nice, looks like it was made out of one piece! Although I think that the shoulder line seems a little bit too tall. Anyways, with all the details you've packed into that car, this is an excellent MOC! ~Cheers
Yes, I agree on the high shoulder line issue. I couldn't make the 14 any smaller, that was the overriding factor.
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  April 13, 2017
Very nice, looks like it was made out of one piece! Although I think that the shoulder line seems a little bit too tall. Anyways, with all the details you've packed into that car, this is an excellent MOC! ~Cheers
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  April 13, 2017
Excellent job! I love how low to the ground you got it. Great shaping too.
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  April 13, 2017
Very good reproduction of a classic car. Thank you for all the info. Nice to hear some thought behind the build.
 
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