When the classic you most desire is a one-off, locked away in a European Museum or its price has reached the stratosphere, you may need to commission a recreation.
Recreating historic automobiles is a passion of ours. There is nothing more rewarding than the first drive in a project that started with a handful of parts, a blank sheet of paper and a lot of research.
At McKernan Restoration we currently offer recreations of the following cars:
Production of the 250 series began in 1954 and continued on through the early part of the 1960s. There were numerous variations of the 250 that would ultimately become Ferrari's most successful line of vehicles to date. The 250 is also recognised as the first Ferrari to ever receive disc brakes.
Ferraris were custom built cars. They were not mass-produced. Ferrari provided the engine and chassis while Italian coach builders provided the body. This meant the specifications varied. Engines also varied in horsepower rating, torque, and displacement. This was no different for the 250 GT which saw many different variations in body style and body types.
Our current California under construction has been taken and the customer is modifying it to allow for a more powerful motor than the originals and a few mod cons to make it an even better drive compared to 60’s standards.
The Porsche 910 or Carrera 10 was a race car from Porsche, based on the Porsche 906. 29 were produced and raced in 1966 and ‘67. Whilst it was not as powerful as its Italian rivals and Henry Ford’s GT40, its unique spaceframe chassis and Porsche’s latest suspension made it another successful race winner to come from the Porsche Factory.
At the 1000 km Nürburgring in 1967, a fleet of six factory cars were entered in an attempt to score the first overall win in Porsche's home event. Two of the three 8-cyl broke, and the remaining one finished fourth. The three 6-cyl won 1-2-3, giving Porsche its first outright win in a third major event of the World Sportscar Championship, after the 1956 Targa Florio and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1960.
Our 910 recreations are constructed of Aerospace graded carbon-fibre and your choice of 6-cylinder 911 engine and gearbox, making this one of the lightest and most powerful road registrable cars on the market.
Inspired by the Porsche 356, which was created by Ferry Porsche, as well as spyder prototypes built and raced by Walter Glöckler starting in 1951, the factory decided to build a car designed for use in auto racing. The Porsche 550 Spyder was introduced at the 1953 Paris Auto Show. The 550 was very low to the ground, in order to be efficient for racing. They went on to be one of the most victorious race cars to leave the Porsche factory. Only 90 cars were ever produced making them extremely rare to find, very sort after and consequently out of most people’s financial reach.
Constructed with an aluminium body, shaped exclusively with our very own timber buck just like the factory cars, and utilising many original Porsche components, we can now offer near exact replicas at a fraction of the current original 550 price.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”