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  • Photo copyright Jan B. Luehn
    March 4, 2021 Porter Press

    When 356 Does Not Equal 904, by Martin Emmison

    DOUBLE DOPPELGANGERS As an English lawyer specialising in collector cars, I have handled many disputes, more than a fair share of which have featured Porsches. Starting in the 1980s, the surging value of the 911 2.7 RS spawned many tributes...

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  • Story of XKC 023
    January 14, 2021 Abigail Humphries

    A Doppelganger Discredited

    By Martin Emmison First published in Sports Car Market, June 2004. With any collectible there is always an issue of authenticity, whether art, antiquities, baseball cards or automobiles. In the collector car world, relatively minor disputes over correct engine numbers...

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  • Goodwood racing circuit
    December 7, 2020 Porter Press

    When is a gentleman (sometimes) not a gentleman?

    by Martin Emmison First published in Motor Racing News c. 2012 ANSWER: when he races another gentleman’s car on an unwritten ‘you bend it, you mend it’ gentleman’s agreement … and then bends it! We are all aware that most...

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  • Discovery of Mercedes Gullwing
    October 2, 2020 Porter Press

    Mythical SuperFinds, by Martin Emmison

    First published in Sports Car Market, June 2005 What are the chances of there being two basket-case Gullwings in Indonesia, with consecutive chassis numbers? Say you’ve just come into some extra cash. Well, we’ve found the perfect way to spend...

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  • Chassis discovery
    September 15, 2020 Porter Press

    The FAKE or the FALL Guy, by Martin Emmison

    First published in Sports Car Market, December 2003. The Villain dreams up a deceased uncle, who was friendly with the racing manager at the Ferrari factory team in the late '50s, and was given this tired and clapped-out team car...

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