Today was a bittersweet day. Number 27 left the Ranta household after living there for the last 43 years. It has begun it’s journey back to Germany, where it will be lovingly restored by the crew at Ruf Automobile in Pfaffenhausen under the watchful eye of Alois Ruf. Following it’s resto, the car will tour Europe as it did in the sixties and then finish up in the Ruf Porsche Museum.
The process of packing up was not so simple as just loading the car on a trailer, as there were a ton of spares making the trip also. A pair of engines, a spare gearbox and an odd assortment of other bits that included 356 body panels and 901 heater boxes that looked like they’ve never been on a car.