Notices

Riviera/Turquoise/Mexico Blue picture thread

 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:52 PM
  #61  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default

curve lover is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 12:12 PM
  #62  
future
Banned
 
future's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cheshire, England & Trosa, Sweden
Posts: 1,838
Default

Another pic of the riv blue GT2 RSR:



And just found this loverly modl kit: http://www.scaleautoworks.com/PorscheGT2transkit.html ... to keep on topic I guess you could always paint it blue
future is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 12:41 PM
  #63  
future
Banned
 
future's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cheshire, England & Trosa, Sweden
Posts: 1,838
Default

Currently for sale in France here is the 1999 Daytona 24 Hours class winning GT2 featuring "some" Maritime Blue - First pic from that day at Daytona:



And as the car is now for sale at what is in US money 281.555 USD:











Below is the cars detailed discription:

The Porsche 911s are probably the most successful sport cars ever, designed in the early 60s they were continuously updated with the best knowledge and technology. Their forty years racing history is legendary as they won some of the most prestigious races : the Monte-Carlo rally, Daytona 24 hours, Le Mans 24 hours, Targa Florio and even Paris-Dakar. In 1994 endurance races had turned from Prototypes to GT cars, in the new BPR championship which later became the FIA-GT, three categories appeared : GT1, GT2 and GT3. The new 993 introduced in 1994, was then the perfect basis for a high performance GT2 class race car and the first factory GT2 appeared in 1995. They soon became private teams’ preferred GT2s and some as Freisinger were semi-factory backed. 993 GT2s were terribly quick cars with 500 HP and good chassis. However with the arrival of the Viper GTS-Rs in the class the task became more and more difficult from 1997 and soon impossible when the Oreca Team pushed the Viper’s development due to the all new Corvette C5R arrival. Roock racing was created in the 80s and went to Porsches in 1991 after success in Carrera Cup, SPA 24 Hours, ADAC-GT went to endurance racing in BPR. Success came quickly as they won the GT Class at Le Mans in 1996. Due to the very important competition in the category, Roock Racing took it technical independence from factory GT2s to keep their cars competitive and made their own development managed by Mike Gramke. From 1998 Roock cars benefited of : 600 HP 3.8 engine, sequential Gemini gearbox, Thielert engine management, repositioned radiators and fuel tank, tracks increased by 7 cm, a lightened and reinforced Matter tub and revised air circulation with specific floors. They are the lightest 993 GT2s ever built at Le Mans 1998 they were only 1060 kg.

In 1998 David Warnock and Rob Schrile were supposed to race Le Mans in a Mustang but the car was withdrawn a few weeks before the start, and were offered by Fabian Roock to take the wheel of a second 993. They finished the race and were surprised by the Porsche, a reliable and easy car to drive. In the end of the year Warnock ordered a new car to Roock built to the same specifications, delivery was done at Daytona 24 Hours, the first race of Warnock’s 1999 program. The all new GT2 was then co-driven by Ahrlé, Haupt, Sanguiolo and Warnock. It was to be the race of the first confrontation Viper – Corvette, a duel at the submit in GT2 class. Amazingly the factory cars retired and by the beginning of the Sunday the nice silver Porsche leaded the race and kept it until the chequered flag. It was an enormous surprise to have the little European team winning the race and this received a huge echo both in USA and Europe. Rob Schrile created the famous race team Cirtek and managed the car in British GT the same year, however they used the car only for the few rounds as Warnock and Schirle were able to find an agreement with Lister to drive a Storm that year and won the championship. The 993 GT2 received in 2000 the lastest Roock’s bodywork but was then sparely used by Cirtek in 2000 and 2001 when it was retired. This car chassis “RST 530003” was owned by collectors ever since. It was restored in 2005 and is in wonderful condition, It also recently received the deco it used to wear at Daytona in 1999. This 993 GT2 Roock Racing is the only car to have beaten the factory Vipers and Corvettes between 1998/2002 in endurance racing ( ALMS / Le Mans ) and is a very interesting piece of Porsche Motorsport history. Price : 230 000 €. View more at www.florentmoulin.com
future is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 07:06 PM
  #64  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default

^^ Thanks for the excuse to post the following blue Roock GT2. BTW Fecently sold in Wiltshire for half that price...




The view the Ferraris see:


curve lover is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 07:25 PM
  #65  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default M003 GT2 CS Blue Turquoise Pearl Effect




Originally Posted by JPP View Post
3AS = Blue turquoise Pearl Effect
curve lover is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 07:31 PM
  #66  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default 964 conversion






curve lover is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 07:33 PM
  #67  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default


curve lover is offline  
Old 04-16-2009, 08:00 PM
  #68  
Black993
Super User
 
Black993's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Daytona Beach
Posts: 2,839
Default

So which color is the darker of the 3? The turquoise?
Black993 is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 10:27 PM
  #69  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default

Originally Posted by Black993 View Post
So which color is the darker of the 3? The turquoise?
Yes.

Not riv or Mexico...
curve lover is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 10:31 PM
  #70  
MarkD
Addict
Rennlist Member
 
MarkD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Still here...
Posts: 6,963
Default

and I thought I collected a lot of blue 993 pix... wow curvelover.
Thanks for the additions!
MarkD is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 11:10 PM
  #71  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default

Originally Posted by MarkD View Post
and I thought I collected a lot of blue 993 pix... wow curvelover.
Thanks for the additions!
Mark-- Thanks, but I think you win; you have a life-size version in your garage!

There's a reason I start photo threads (Speedster; 'Laugh or cry'; was about to start a Seinfeld blue thread when Tim beat me to this great idea): I have so many shots of rare 993s.

However, the # of my blues don't compare to # of my Speedster pix. Too bad I can't find a single 993 Speedster - conversion or otherwise - in Riv/ Mex/ Turq blue. Anyone?

In the meantime, enjoy this unique machine (not Riv/ Mex/ Turq, but BLUE)...

curve lover is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 11:16 PM
  #72  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default another of 964 conversion

same as featured in post #66...

curve lover is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 11:51 PM
  #73  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default Scott's

From Scott 1996 993c2's Feb '07 thread, Riviera Blue 993 cab finds a new home...




curve lover is offline  
Old 04-17-2009, 11:57 PM
  #74  
Edgy01
Poseur
Rennlist Member
 
Edgy01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 17,498
Default

The code 3AS signifies Blue Turquoise (water based). That is not "Blue Turquoise Pearl." Unless you have seen that in person, I think that it may be confused.
Edgy01 is offline  
Old 04-18-2009, 12:14 AM
  #75  
curve lover
Addict
Lifetime Rennlist
Member
 
curve lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 9,485
Default

^^ Thanks, Dan. I was going off JPP's below reference to Adrian Streather's 993 Companion book.

Looks like there's a consistent theme with Bill's post:
Originally Posted by Bill Verburg View Post
39E and 3AG are both the same Riviera Blue, the 3AG indicates a water based paint system was used.
Originally Posted by JPP View Post
Streather's book lists two OEM variants for each of these colors with different codes that are Water Based 'Pearl Effect' paints: 39E = Riviera Blue, 3AG = Riviera Blue Pearl Effect and 3AR = Blue turquoise, 3AS = Blue turquoise Pearl Effect.
curve lover is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Riviera/Turquoise/Mexico Blue picture thread


Contact Us - About Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: