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RSS Video: Jack Olsen built one Porsche to do it all


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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/timewarp/" rel="tag">Classics</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/coupes/" rel="tag">Coupe</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/videos/" rel="tag">Videos</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/porsche/" rel="tag">Porsche</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/special-limited-editions/" rel="tag">Specialty</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/racing/" rel="tag">Racing</a></p><a href="/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/#continued"><img height="399" src="http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2013/01/blackbeautyrsr.jpg" vspace="4" width="628" /></a><br /><br />Jack Olson has built himself a lair called the <a href="http://www.petrolicious.com/articles/12-gauge-garage?rel=1784285075">12-Gauge Garage</a>, and inside that garage he built a lairy <a href="http://autoblog.com/porsche/911">Porsche 911</a> nicknamed Black Beauty II. Although it looks like one of Stuttgart's models from the sixties or seventies, it is actually four decades of 911 gubbins from 1965 to 2000 thrown under one shell: the lightweight body is from 1972, the transaxle from 1977, the brakes from a 1986 Turbo, the engine from 1995, for example. It weighs 2,400 pounds and it's got 272 horsepower to get it going, but it's still a pure <a href="http://autoblog.com/porsche">Porsche</a>, Olson saying, "If you stop thinking about what you're doing, it will remind you in very abrupt ways."<br /><br />Olson said the real point has been to have one car that does it all, so he does everything in his 911 from neighborhood runs to 7-11 to track racing - he loads the aero bits in the car and bolts them on trackside. And he says he'll never stop tweaking the suspension.<br /><br />You can watch and hear the rest in Olson's words in the <a href="/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/#continued">video below</a>.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>Jack Olsen built one Porsche to do it all</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/">Jack Olsen built one Porsche to do it all</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:59:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20436475/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/23/jack-olsen-built-one-porsche-to-do-it-all/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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