Specializing in the early 911

With more than 12 years of experience in classic car restoration, focused for the most part on Porsche's 356 and early 911 models, Mashmotor is a true specialist in classic Porsche cars. Our aim is always to deliver superior value, achieving results that show the highest level of craftsmanship obtainable today.

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Our Company

Founded in the late 1990s as a general restorer of veteran cars, our work has always leaned strongly towards Porsche, although classic Mercedes and Aston Martins were also restored to their former glory in our early years.

Today, having taken the decision to focus solely on early 911s and 356's. Mashmotor is now under the ownership of a small group of dedicated and highly experienced lovers of old timer Porsches.

Zoltan Himer, our founder, is a car engine building and restoration MSc engineer. He has made a PhD study in Control and Automation in Finland. Zoltan was one of the founders of Mashmotor , and is a highly gifted restoration engineer with a fastidious commitment to detail. He also spent a year working with Toyota in Japan, conducting research into vehicle fuel cell design. He speaks both English and German with complete fluency.


Specializing in the early 911


Mashmotor offers outstanding renovation and restoration for old timer Porsche 911 and Porsche 356 motor cars. Our team posseses not only the greatest expertise, but also the greatest passion as fans for the most successful and superbly built sportscar in motoring history. Our emphasis is not just superficial appearance, but maintaining the core authenticity of the car using correct parts and proper methods to present a completely accurate restored car, true to the character of the original builder.

This is were it all starts. To ensure that your vehicle will be like new once more, faultless body work is crucial. To achieve this, we have one of the best teams of metalworkers in the region. After complete dismantling, the body shell is stripped and cleaned to remove all corrosion. Areas that are heavily affected by corrosion will be replaced with new parts. In special cases, we have the tooling and sheetmetal working skills necessary to be able to manufacture and prepare perfect fitting, custom panels and NLA (no longer available) parts ourselves.

The feeling of sitting in your own renovated forty to fifty year old classic Porsche is beyond words. The interior will smell of new leather and feel completely new inside, down to the smallest detail. It’s a remarkable feeling, and something that very few people will ever get to experience. We have great respect for original fittings. For example, if your car already has original seats or door panels in almost-new condition, we will discuss with you whether it is really desirable to sacrifice these original glories. In such cases, our own preference is to retain interior elements that are in outstanding condition, while replacing other interior elements that are in less pristine condition.

During restoration, the engine and transmission of your car will undergo a meticulous analysis of function and condition. If necessary, both units will be completely disassembled and cleaned. Worn or defective parts will be restored or replaced with the correct replacements. The engine and transmission performance will then be checked on a dynometer test bed. We test run the car and continue to make adjustments until we are satisfied that the engine and gearbox work to 100% perfection.Suspension and Brakes will also be completely disassembled,cleaned and restored. All of the original parts from the car are rebuilt, replated or painted to match the factory correct appearance.

911 History

1964 - Everything starts here. It was first shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Autumn 1963, and no one could have guessed at the success it would enjoy over the following 50 years. To have a 911 as a road car made a statement: the owner knew about the best things in life. Think about Steve McQueen, leaning on a slate grey 1970 911S, viewing the repaired crash barrier at the start of the cult racing movie Le Mans.

1964 - The original 2-litre car delivered 130Hp and had Solex carburettors; a new, six-cylinder flat engine, air-cooled, with overhead camshaft, five speed manual gearbox, McPhearson strut, independent suspension and ZF rack and pinion steering. 1967 - Introduced the new 911S. This car was more powerful, producing 160Hp with Weber carburettors and featured, for the first time, the Fuchs alloy wheels that would become a trademark for all 911s. The 911S was Germany’s fastest production car, the top of the line from Zuffenhausen, and instantly became the dream car of almost every motoring enthusiast in the world. 1968 - The 911T was introduced with an engine detuned to 110Hp, lower equipment spec and a 4-speed manual gearbox contributing to its lower price to reach a wider market. A 911L was introduced and was basically an S with a normal tune 130Hp engine. 1969 - Porsche decided to improve the weight distribution and handling of the 911. The rear wheels were moved 57 mm backwards to make the 911 more stable. The 911E was also introduced, producing 140Hp. For the first time, Porsche equipped the 911E and the 911S with Bosch mechanical fuel injection.

1970 - The engine was enlarged to 2.2 litres and became more powerful and flexible, as well as quieter. All 911S bodies were produced by Reuter in Stuttgart along with some 911E and 911T. All Reutter-bodied cars had the bottom galvanised; the Karmann bodies were not galvanised

1972 - The engine was enlarged again, this time to 2.4 litres, with increased power to cope with tougher emission regulations at no cost to performance. In these cars we saw the fruit of all the development effort to produce an unmatched high performance sports car. It has been said that the 911 is a triumph of development over design, and nowhere is this more apparent then in the 2.4. 1973 - The 911 Carerra RS was a unique, limited edition model made for the ’Group 3 Production GT class’. Everything was intended to decrease weight: no radio, lighter seats and a simple interior, the car delivered 0-100km/hr in 5.6 seconds. The Carrera RS was equipped with wider wheels, 6X15" in front and 7x15" at the rear, the first time that Porsche had used different rim width on a production car. The Carrera RS is considered by many to be the greatest classic 911 of all time. The Carrera name was reintroduced from the 356 Carrera, which had itself been named after Porsche's class victories in the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico in the 1950s. ’RS’ stands for the German word Rennsport. Porsche manufactured 1580 of the Carrera RS.

911 R 1967

A lightweight version with no carpets, aluminium doors, deck lids, bumpers and front wings in fibreglass, thinner steel, side and rear windows in plastic, magnesium case, twin spark plugs, using both Mechanical Fuel Injection and Weber 46 carburettors. The 2.0L engine developed 220Hp and the vehicle weighed 830kg. Wheels were 6x15" at the front and 7x15" to the rear. The 911R was not homologised and had to compete in the ’Prototype’ class.

911 ST 1970, 1971 and 1972

The engine lid was aluminium, front wings and bumpers were fibreglass and the seats were lighter, giving the vehicle a weight of 960kg. Engine capacity was 2.3L and 2.5L, developing 270Hp. The engine was equipped with carburettor or MFI.

911 Carrera RSR 2.8 1973

This was the star of the 1973 sports car racing season and competed in the ’Group 4 GT’ class. It had a 2.8L engine rated at 300Hp, thinner steel in sections of the body and a front spoiler with air intake for the auxiliary oil cooler. The front lid, engine lid and bumpers were all in fibreglass, with side and rear windows in plexiglas, no carpets, twin spark plugs and mechanical fuel injection. The Carrera RSR 2.8 had wider wings, with 9x15" wheels at the front and 11x15" to the rear, and it weighed 900kg.

911 Carrera RSR 3.0 1974

The evolution of the 2.8 RSR with a bigger 3.0L engine, 330 Hp, air intakes in the wings, wider wings with 11x15" wheels at the front and 14x15" at the rear. The car had a bigger rear spoiler, nicknamed a ’Whaletail’. It weighed 900kg. The Carrera RSR 3.0 1974 was Porsche’s most successful naturally aspirated race car, and was replaced with the 934 and 935 turbo-equipped racers.


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