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"Little Miss 0" This exceedingly rare motor car is chassis 84711 and was delivered new to Chuck Rickert in 1958 to the USA - the car was and still is affectionately named "Little Miss 0" by Chuck and his racing buddies. The car has been confirmed by Porsche as being an original 4 cam speedster GT and was sold directly to Chuck Rickert as a race car in 1958 by the race department (sidestepping the then official USA importer).
The now familiar Carrera nomenclature was used in homage to the epic Carrera Pan Americana road race which was initially reserved for Porsche's highest performance road and race cars until the early 1970's. Using a four-camshaft engine (instead of the single overhead camshaft units used in the series production 356 A), the four-cam was a really trick piece of kit. With cylinder heads and barrels in light alloy, dual ignition with two spark plugs per cylinder and dry-sump lubrication, each Carrera motor was carefully built by hand, taking over two weeks to complete plus a further couple of days to tune. GT's boasted an extraordinary 110bhp at 6400rpm, this thanks to attention to the camshafts and ignition (10% more than a GS). The only external details unique to these cars were anodised gold Carrera scripting on the engine cover.The GT option included a sebring exhaust and oil cooler, "rolled edges", GT wheels, aluminuim doors, aluminium engine cover, a roll hoop and aluminium shelled GT seats. These GT speedsters were equipped with a 1500cc type 547 motor with V distributor drive on the crank shaft.
The early race history of Little Miss 0, is without doubt, exceptional, competing in the SCCA championship winning eighteen out of twenty two races the car competed in between May 1958 and June 1961.The History is as follows:
May 1958, Bridgehampton National (3rd IC (running in!)).June, Elkhart Lake National (1st OA). July, Mossport Hillclimb (1st OA).August, Milwaukee National (1st OA (2 races)).September, Elkhart Lake National (1st OA).September, Meadowdale Natioonal (1st OA (2 races)).April 1959, Pensacola national (1st OA).May, Lawrenceville Regional (1st OA (2 races)).May, Loiusville Regional (1st OA (2 races)).June, Elkhart Lake National (2nd OA). July, Indianapolis Regional (1st OA (2 races)).August, Milwaukee National (1st OA (2 races).August, Elkhart Lake National (1st OA).April 1960, Pensacola National (1st OA).August, Loiusville National (DNF).June, Elkhart Lake National (DNF (Broken Crank)).
Little Miss 0 has been subjected to a "No expense spared" restoration to the highest standard and was carried out by experts including former Vasek Polak employees (a famous Porsche race team of the 1960's). Since its rebuild the car has covered just 60 miles. A substantial history file including including a wealth of supporting documentation accompanies the car including the original order by Chuck Rickert and various correspondence between owners, sports car clubs and indeed Porsche during the lifetime of the vehicle. The car is presented in its original colour combination and specification, is UK road registered and available to view imediately.