This Sebring-winning Porsche 907 was hidden under thick fiberglass for 40 years


All you need to know about the meticulous restoration of this 1968 Porsche 907 race car is in the missing two inches of Kevin Ryan’s chisels. The composite craftsman painstakingly used a pair of Irwin Marples chisels to strip off an extra fiberglass layer that had been added to the flimsy racing body. “The tools had to be razor sharp to protect the original body,” Ryan says. So he sharpened his chisels roughly every 10 minutes. After 3000 hours of work, the 907’s original body was finally uncovered, and Ryan’s chisels were much shorter.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/16/sebring-winning-porsche-907-lost-for-40-years