Denver's Dry Ice Depot - Farland Favorites
Over the past few months, the team here at Farland Classic Restoration has been ramping up for spring. From small tidying-up projects like the 1966 Porsche 911 and the BMW 3.0CS to our more extensive restorations on the Porsche 356 Convertible D and the Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet Restoration. Meanwhile, the guys in the showroom have been on quite the sales kick lately. The crew is already up to seven cars this year! This time around, we'll cover one of the current rarities in the shop with the 1994 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Speedster.
From our big dry ice detailing push over the past few months, we've seen plenty of unique cars for ceramic coating, paint correction, detailing, and even a little paint matching too. If you have a car looking for that Farland Finish, call us at 303-761-1245.
This 1994 Porsche 911 Speedster shows around 80,000 miles on the odometer, a fresh paint job in Grand Prix White, and those color-matched wheels. This restoration project is being reassembled by the careful hand of its current owner, who is well-versed in the local Porsche specialists. This car was painted by another local Porsche shop that we do detailing work for quite frequently. The shop owner recommended us because of our second-to-none dry ice blasting.
As this car continues to go back together, Pat has been drooling over the rarity of this beast. - Throughout the late 70s and 80s, Porsche was toying around with the idea of a replacement for their legendary 911 model lineage. Models like the 924 were introduced to help move the brand away from the air-cooled, rear-engine design in production since the late 1940s. This decision came when the brand saw its first significant downturn; in 1980, Porsche announced their first losses as a company. At that time, the brand faithful leaned into classic styling, and the used, air-cooled market began to see some growth. As fans leaned into the older cars and 924 models began piling up at the factory, Porsche started to turn their focus back towards the 911, but the production costs of these front-engine cars were a burden they would carry throughout the next decade. By the mid-90s, Porsche had largely updated the earlier Gbody designs with the more significant 3.6L flat-six engines and the introduction of the 964 generations of cars. Still, the financial burdens of the front-engine production, coupled with lackluster sales of the more recent rear-engine vehicles, led to huge financial strain on the company. As many know, introducing the Boxster in the early 90s helped bump production, saving the brand.
This Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964) Speedster offers some of the best from the brand in that quieter "end-of-the air-cooled" era. By this point, the Speedster had, for many years, been the pinnacle of road-going Porsche design and often made up some of the rarest models. Throughout the short 964 model generation, the 3.6L Speedster was only produced for the 1993 and 1994 model years, with 934 examples initially leaving the factory. It's believed around 400 cars made their way to the U.S., this car being one of them. This example has just one previous owner, a daughter who was given the car for her 16th birthday by her father, who had owned a jewelry business in Alabama.
Now that we've given this Speedster the dry ice cleanup got those white wheels back to white, and gotten this incredibly rare classic back on the roads, we're ready for more dry ice action! Give us a call if you have a classic needing attention, a cleanup, prep for an auction, or even the heavy lifting of selling your classic. Give us a call at 303-761-1245 or send us an email email@example.com. Thanks for stopping by!
Above Photo: Nathan Leach-Proffer (https://www.speed-photos.com/)