Big day for Luftgekühlt™! After a string of teasers, we're now into final assembly on the #luftauto, our first custom car. #luftauto is a natural extension of Luftgekühlt co-founders Patrick Long and Howie Idelson's vision: a custom-built, rally-inspired 911 featuring creative details from some of the foremost brands, builders and automotive artists in the industry today, including Rod Emory of Emory Motorsports, Joey Seely, owner of E-Motion Engineering, and Deus Ex Machina's Carby Tuckwell. A dream list of suppliers is involved too, including Pelican Parts, KW Suspension, BRAIDusa, Recaro, WEVO, Pirelli, Tarett Engineering, Rothsport, ERP Suspension and Rennline.
Excitingly, we're partnering with RM Sotheby's, the standard-setter in the world of collector car auctions, to promote and execute the auction of the car. The auction will happen live on-site during Luftgekühlt on April 10, 2016, and will feature not only the #luftauto but also a few other items offered by some interesting and cool brands, with proceeds to benefit the Autumn Leaves Project, a charity dedicated to funding pancreatic cancer research.
A team of enthusiasts working for enthusiasts, RM Sotheby’s has set the standard in the exciting world of collector car auctions. With more than 35 years’ experience in the hobby, the company hosts an enviable calendar of events in some of the world’s top automotive destinations. From Arizona to Paris, Monaco to Monterey, RM’s world-class events continuously raise the bar when it comes to quality of product, inventiveness of presentation, unparalleled client service and record-setting results. We at Luftgekühlt couldn't be more thrilled to have them on board.
As stalwarts in the Porsche community, we were also happy to partner with Pelican Parts to outfit the car and help us dial it in. Having their expertise and inventory available to build the #luftauto on an aggressive timeline has been a fundamental aspect of the build, as our team of engineers, fabricators and designers have collaborated on the shared vision of the car.
Soon, we hit the track to shake the car down, test and tune it, and you can bet we'll be documenting our progress to share. Follow the build both at http://luftgekuhlt.net as well as on our Instagram feed, @luftgekuhlt.