words and images by hank rice

I bought an old '80 931 back in '05 for a project...it didn't run, but I was primarily interested in the idea of something different in appearance, but retaining the basic lines of the body and possibly a significant reduction in weight as well.

I thought of re-designing the roof line (which is still a thought for someday), but the idea of a true roadster (as opposed to a cabriolet) was more deserving in that it would be the most unique. some thorough investigation of the platform indicated what would need to be changed and upgraded to support the absence of the upper unibody and facilitate drainage for the different panels involved in the conversion.