914-6 GT Troutman Truck
Detailed Photos
August 8, 2011

Notice the red adjusting screws on the lower Oscars. These are so the driver-mechanic could adjust them to the area where the car was broke down.

The headlights are the motor free headlights. High pressure gas struts eject the light into the open position.

Original GT tank still leaves room for a 6 inch alloy. Fuel pump is protected with a stamped aluminum shield. Just enough room for everything to fit.

Aluminum strut holds the tank in. On most other GT's this strut is steel.

Note the strut. This could be used for a deck lid on any small car, but Porsche engineers figured by using this method they would save more than 10lbs of weight.

When the daylight hours come the headlights are just pushed down by the mechanics. The cable goes to the cockpit and is in the cable housing for the front trunk (that isn't used anymore).

This is the 2 into 1 coupler so when the driver releases the cable it pulls both headlights.

The Cibie light in the background is actually used in a lot of the original GT headlights.

Some detail shots of the window area including the 12 volt safety switch.

Adjustable roof mounted spotlight- so the driver could search for the car abandoned on the track in the dark.

Factory 8in alloys. No paint.

9s in the rear.

GT door panels.

Note the seat clearance for the emergency brake. This was done on the driver seat only. Some 914 GT's had the emergency brake between the seats, mostly rally cars.

Note the oil lines. I covered the oil lines in the Collier 914 GT and now everybody seems to have covers on them. I'm not so sure they all did.

914 GT's had the same wire harness as the 6 cylinder. Just a few added cables for extra ignitions and lights, etc.

Fatty racing steering wheel. Note the oil tank level gauge. This car has capabilities of knowing how much oil is in the tank.

Repa seatbelts for both seats.

Plexiglas rear window and aluminum roll bar. That's right, aluminum.

Cockpit safety switch is easy to get to between the seats. Not all GT's had this either.

Nothing special here!!!

All business.

Bought this special light on ebay. It's from Lebanon, Beirut.

Quick-pull door release.

Twin grill- the way they should have all been built. How Mickey Mouse are the non-matching grills with sheet metal screws holding them together? I don't buy the originality on the sheet metal grills with sheet metal screws!

One trick 2.5L, 12mm twin-plug engine.

How'd you like to plum this thing?

Real hot CDs.

Got the nickname from this photo. Can you guess it?

The ID light is a dash warning light (low fuel) from other racing Porsches. On the other side the light is blue which matches the dayglo blue. This would make it easy for the driver of the broken down car to see at night. Might be too late if he sees the light go by! He would have to wait another 15 minutes for the car to come around.

Bilstein racing coil over struts with titanium springs.
Not seen: NOS 908 brakes.

Headers with a Bursch extractor.

The "T" stands for truck.

In this picture the "T" should stand for towing. Note the tow hook next to the red Le Mans tail light. Oh... did you see the cookie cutter tailpipe?

Deck lid down. First compartment contains a floor jack with tow cable and jumper cables. Second compartment is an oversized 12 volt battery.

How do you see at night? Special Marchal spotlights.

The bungee cords would hold parts in the bed. In the rules, everything had to be bolted or strapped down including items in the truck bed.

Each light has a different length cord. This one is 20 ft and the other is 30ft. These lights stand on their own when removed from their storage perch.

In case you need gas. This is an original Esso German gas container. These containers were installed on the rally cars... just in case.

Special adapted muffler clamps hold the quick remove Heinzmann fire extinguishers.

Hazet was one of the sponsors.

Reflective tape is installed on the outside of the toolbox. The toolbox is held in with hood gummies similar to the RS Carrera deck lid.

The toolbox needed to be removed in a hurry.

All the tools needed to work on a broke down 914.

Nice things to have when you're rescuing someone. You don't know if they can be helped, but this gave them a chance to get back home (pits).

Battery is in an easily accessible location- not in the engine bay.


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