Porsche Le Mans Car Project
At Central Scanning, we are all interested in cars and motorcycles (old and new) and therefore any projects that involve these is of great personal interest. A good friend of ours who is very fussy asked us to scan a 1959 Porsche RS61 that had raced at Le Mans the same year to see if we could create suitable data to assist the re-manufacture of bodies as he wanted to build an ‘exact’ replica of the bodywork.
The car chosen was in a museum in Germany where it is stored in between racing events and was chosen as it has a known history and has never been damaged.
The owner of the car was interested in the project and allowed the vehicle to be scanned as it gave him very accurate data of the cars bodywork that could be used to repair the car if it ever got damaged in an accident. Without this data, the car could never be guaranteed to be the same after a repair. We scanned the complete car and did not ‘mirror’ the data as is usually the case with production vehicle scanning as we were told ‘the cars were never exactly the same when they left the factory’.
We then used the data to create an egg box style buck that is now being used to manufacture 2off aluminium bodies in the UK.
Soon we will have some samples of the body that we can show on our website and at trade shows.