Production Photos from Andial
The following photos were taken during the production of the 25 Converted Andial USA Cup cars. Many of these photos have never be publish and contain a wealth of information pertaining to this rare car. These photos were provided by the Don Ahearn Collection, unless otherwise noted.
Just prior to Roll Cage installation. Doors and all dash components removed and electrical harness pulled back.
Grind marks show where the roll cage will be welded in the engine compartment.
Several cars waiting to be built up as race cars. Cages installed, door and rear lid removed.
Front hood and valance left intact.
All stock up front. Notice the tags hanging from hood. Two paper VIN tags, one for the hood, and one for the maintenance manual.
Super clean engine compartment prepped for race engine. Notice the 9 ½ inch wheel and roll cage mount.
After cage installation, Recaro seats and dash components are fitted. Notice the fire extinguisher.
Safety belts installed as well as drivers net. Notice the DME Control unit installed behind seat. Cup regulations.
964 Turbo front calipers and discs were used on all cup cars.
Rear brake assembly ready to stop on a dime.
USA Cup Series lead seal on timing cover to insure the motor was not tampered with prior to racing.
The final race engine on display at the Andial Cup Series Banquet, and used as a promotional piece to promote the race series to prospective buyer.
Fully prepped and adjusted race engine put on a dyno to test its final output.
Some say the US Carrera Cup cars produced up to 275HP.
Race engine's final resting place before chassis tuning.
Clean and ready to go. Note the small battery to shave another three pounds.
Front Strut Brace attached to the upper strut bracket. Notice the lightweight hood rod which eliminated the front stock front hood shocks.
Tidy front end with seam sealer spotted deep in the corners.
Two legends in the Porsche world, IMSA Champion Dennis Aase and World Champion George Follmer check out the new USA 964 CUP, as pending owners and participants of the soon to be cancelled race series.
Ready to write a check for one of these spectacular cars, both George and Dennis were asked to test drive #1.
Vin # 549 was the first car completed at Andial wearing the number one, plaque # 92001
This photos was used many times while promoting the race series.