This time from Thailand. The last minutes are great for showing the incredible variety that can be found on 911-land !
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Nakai-san again. Hard to see him at work and not think of an old time artisan doing his thing… like a 21st century Michelangelo…
Yesterday, I had a good surprise from the postman. My order for a GT-Spirit 964 Carrera RS 3.8 finally arrived. And it is… outstanding. It’s like having the real car to look at in your shelf. The depth and smoothness of the body paint is remarkable. GT-Spirit is a newcomer to the model market and they only have 3-4 models out (all Porsche BTW !), but it seems we can expect good things for the future.
The 964 Carrera RS 3.8 is a very special Porsche as you can find out from several sources. I was never a big fan of the 964 more bulbous extremities, but here all that becomes irrelevant in view of the whole package.
964, I’m finally at peace with you… Wellcome.
…of the 9mm kind.
RWB – Rauh Welt Begriff, is Nakai-San automotive persona. For me, he’s one of the 3 tuners/builders/modifiers (whatever…) that I truly admire, in no particular order: Singer, Ruf, RWB. All completely different in scope, execution, objective and cost. It just shows how mind-boggling diverse, the Porsche 911 galaxy actually is.
Nakai-San is the consummate artisan. His cars show a much stronger concern for visuals rather than for internals. Which doesn’t mean that they’re left out of the package, it’s just that the body mods have such an inherent aggression and rawness that goes so well with older (air) 911’s.
I really crave the pics from his workshop and him at work. There’s an appealing apparent disorder and a strong hot-rodding ambiance, while we watch him finessing a huge fender flare…
Take a look at the incredible tight fit between fender and wheel ! One of his trademarks.
He gives each one of the cars he builds, a different visible name, etching it for posterity. The most known is his own 930 – Stella Artois – probably named for his favorite beer.
You will notice that most of his cars have tires from Idlers… Well, as far as I know Idlers is not a real brand, it’s just a stencil that he uses to spray paint his tires sidewalls. It’s his own brand… And they do look good ! Score +1 for RWB.
Scroll down for a modest selection of his cars. I had a hard time deciding which ones to include, I love them all ! They really strike a chord in me. This is part of what made me gravitate to Porsche during the 70’s, those wide rear fenders…
He seems to be partial to Lime Green 😉
But reds are nice too.