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It's 62 years since the first Porsche rolled out of a shed in Austria. And all this has happened since Dr Ferdinand Porsche couldn't have had much of a home life in the 1930s. As the most in-demand engineer of his generation he spent the bulk of his time developing extraordinary cars for other people. Zundapp, NSU, Auto Union and Austro Daimler all benefited from his genius. Oh, and he designed the KDF-Wagen (that would later become the Beetlel, building the prototype in the garage of his...

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Octane contributor Delwyn Mallett bought his first Porsche Speedster in 1969 - for 300. Here he recalls the realities of living with an old Porsche in the pre-classic car days of the late '60s and early 70s Delwyn at the wheel of Speedster no2, reputedly bought new by Gloria Swanson, with his streamliner replica' behind. A lot happened in 1969. Man landed on the moon. The beautiful people headed to Woodstock. Brian Jones, founder member of the Rolling Stones, died. The Beatles gave their last...

Bilstein

Bodyshell is steel Type 930 with glassfibre doors, bonnet and engine cover, plus single-piece front air dam and front wings. This car is the development prototype, 935001 - the first of many 935s and one that played a pivotal part in that 1976 campaign. There's no doubting the production model on which it was based the then-new 911 Turbo. Nevertheless, although the bodyshell is recognisable, virtually everything else is different. The engineer charged with this incredible transformation was...

Bodywork Electrics Andtrim

The 911 has always been a very costly car. but that didn't stop the early ones rusting badly it wasn't until August 1975 that the bodyshells were galvanised. Even then, many early cars still corroded the plating initially merely slowed (he rate of rusting. However, Porsche's production methods got much better with the passing years, as the 1970s became the '80s, the cars are much better protected from the elements. Many early-1970s cars suffered from undersealing lifting to allowthe moisture...

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Power 250bhp Torque 229lb ft Weight 1340kg Top speed 152mph 0-60mph 6.1sec (Speedster) A true 911 has a tin top. But there are some strange types who prefer to spoil the looks, and to that end there are several choices. First up, of course, is the Targa, a 911 staple since late 1966. The first Targas, with their collapsible rear sections, are now highly collectible. All proper Targas lie, with lift-out roof panel that follow are cheaper on the secondhand market than the coup s. The most recent...

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Conclusion

The Porsche 912 is a well-balanced, quick and sophisticated sports car that is great fun to drive on challenging backroads, where it will romp away from many less sophisticated but more powerful classics. But it is not a 911. If you want a fast racing or rallying 912, there is plenty that can be done but refinement will suffer. Excellent fun, though The engine is noisy out of the box, so be a big-bore kit, cam, full-flow oil system and other upgrades. Early cars came with a four-speed gearbox...

Current Porsches

'Limited production is expected by 2014, and reckon on little change from 400,000' The 918 hypercar is on its way. So's a new 911, a new Boxster - and a baby Porsche is conning too You could say the future's already here. Porsche makes sports cars, right Even the Cayenne puts the emphasis on the 'S' in SUV. Except a diesel version arrived last year, and there's now a hybrid version of the new Cayenne. But there's a much more exciting hybrid to come. Porsche recently announced the green light...

Engine

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Ferraris

Call 0844 844 0053 or visit www.magbooks.com Power 231bhp Torque 209lb ft Weight 1210kg Top speed 151mph 0-60mph 5.3sec Why separate the 3.2 from its impact bumper predecessors Because it's so much better, regardless of whether the majority of casual admirers of the 911 have sussed that. If you're after reliability, then this is the classic to go for. The engine is a peach, taken to 3.2 litres with wider bores but a slightly shorter stroke, to return to the rewiness of earlier engines. The...

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But, as this original 914 6 GT shows, there was a great car waiting to get out Words. Delwyn Maltett Photography Andy Morgan The nine-fourteen (or nine-one-four, should you prefer was the lovechild of two of Germany's most high-profile parents. Think hugely successful (but increasingly boring) Volkswagen inseminated with the genes of glamorous, race-winning sports car manufacturer Porsche. The car world eagerly awaited the new arrival but between conception and...

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Power 544bhp Torque 443lb ft Weight 1120kg Top speed 193mph 0-60mph 3.7sec Yet another race car for the road, Porsche produced 21 road-legal examples of the 911 GT1, a direct off-shoot of the Le Mans winner. The body was a composite of sheet steel and carbonfibre reinforced plastics, with a roof-mounted scoop to feed air to the engine. The 3162cc motor itself was a four-valve unit producing 544bhp and based on the crankcase of the 964, driving through a six-speed manual gearbox. Maximum torque...

Hans M

As the father of the 911 engine, creator of the all-conquering 917 and, later, the Formula 1 TAG turbo, Hans Mezger was responsible for some of the fastest cars ever made Words Peter Morgan Photographs Porsche snowy Weissach back in January. The private reception in Porsche's motor sport department was marked by the appearance of nearly all the Porsche management board and a Who's Who of Porsche Rennsport over the past60years. Inthecomplexand sometimesimpersonal world of Porsche today, they had...

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DURING THE EARLY 1970S Porsche management was becoming increasingly animated about life after the 911, as well as establishing a new direction for the marque. The assumption was that the rear-engined car had no future in a safety- and emissions-conscious world. Managing director Ernst Fuhrmann cooked up the two-model strategy that led to the introduction of the 924 - and a new range-topping grand tourer, codenamed Type 928. Although the smaller car came first, product planners originally...

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Jo Putsch

RALPH NADER has a lot to answer for - his book Unsafe at Any Speed was the catalyst that helped coerce the US Government into introducing a whole raft of passive safety regulations. Good for driver and passenger life expectancy bad for taste and style. By the mid-1970s, impact bumpers had become a reality for all producers selling cars in the USA. and it saw all manner of sports cars being defaced. Porsche's solution was more elegant than what was done to contemporary cars such as the Fiat X1 9...

In A Nutshell

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS the 928 bodyshell was galvanised right from the start of production, so structural rust is rare. Early cars will typically show the odd bubble around rear windows or hatch (where trim clips have broken the galvanising), but usually corrosion is restricted to paint scabbing on the alloy bonnet, front wings and door skins. Mechanical parts also last welt. Cambelt failure is the biggest danger on 4.7-litre and later engines the valves can then collide with pistons (4.5s aren't...

In The Alps

WE'VE ARRIVED at Zell am See. well south of Salzburg. From here it's mere minutes to Sch ttgut, the Porsche family house and estate that Ferry Porsche bought in the late 1930s. Dr Wolfgang Porsche, the youngest of Ferry's four sons and today the chairman of Porsche's supervisory board, took it over in 2004 and he's hereto meet us now in his traditional Austrian collarless jacket in green. He likes green. Theresa 911 Turbo cabriolet in dark green parked outside, plus a Cayenne Turbo in Bentley...

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Introduction

GOOD, EARLY PORSCHE 912s are at last appreciated for what they are - and no longer regarded as just cheap alternatives to the 911. The 912 is a nimble, quick and very drivable sports car in its own right. Launched in 1965, it outsold 911s in 1966 as it was considerably cheaper, more economical and used the proven, air-cooled four-cylinder engine from the well-loved Porsche 356 that preceded it. The engine produces a mere 90bhp (early 911s have 130bhp) but the 912 weighs 2501b less, and all that...

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Any 968 is still a great drive, the Club Sport especially so. Convertible has its own appeal that big four-cylinder is tough and torquey. Any 968 is still a great drive, the Club Sport especially so. Convertible has its own appeal that big four-cylinder is tough and torquey.

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Market View

YOU WON'T hear a bad word said among 928 owners about Paul Anderson (above). He has been specialising in the cars for the past ten years, and race-prepping them for six - as a 1970s model, the 928 is fast catching on among the historic race and rally crowd. '928s are definitely on the up at the moment,' he says, before adding ' but prices are lower than they were four years ago. Interest 1985 US-only cars gain new 5.0-litre V8 with DOHC. four-valve heads and unofficial 'S3' title. 1986-1992 S4...

McQueen gave me an engraved watch and Ive bloody lost it

Even know he could write Way back I opened a motoring accessory shop in Bognor and I received this letter one day and it was from Steve, wishing me good luck. Which was nice, as we were really good mates and shared a house during the filming. But I threw it away Stuff like that didn't seem to mean much back then. 'Yet I keep stuff these days. Stirling Moss wrote to me the other day and I keep all of his letters. He's my real hero. I even have the envelope that he sent me with photographs in...

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Those film stars ranged from Jack Lemmon and Burt Reynolds to Charlton Heston and Bo Derek. 'Often, the stars grew used to wearing the watches and would ask to keep them - all I ever asked for in exchange was a signed photograph. Anyhow, in 1970 I got a call from Nunley to say that he was doing a film about motor racing and needed timing boards, stopwatches, chronographs and so on, so we sent a guy from the factory to Le Mans, where part of the film was being shot.' And here begins the story of...

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It's probably fair to say there isn't another soul For Porsche as a manufacturer, the immediate post-war years were inextricably linked to the success of Volkswagen. If VW had not continued in production it is virtually certain that the Porsche concern would have remained a design consultancy to the auto industry at large and. without its magnificent line of sports and racing cars, wouldn't have become a household name. When in 1945 the British Army restarted VW production at Wolfsburg it was...

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Left and below reduced to working in the less-than-salubrious 911s rally surroundings of a former sawmill in Gm nd, prowess featured in Af(er ,he wa Dr porsch l ke ma German advertising, 550 ' Spyder was a major engineers and industrialists, was arrested and competition success, interrogated by the Alliesa number of times. During one long period of his father's detention. Ferry got to work on the car that would bear the Porsche name for the first time - the 356. This open car didn't look much...

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Sixty years ago, Porsche moved its production lines from Gm nd to Zuffenhausen. These evocative pictures show how conditions and techniques have progressed since 1950 Words David Lillywhtte Photography Porsche AG The picture above left says it all. really. Cramped and dusty, with only basic facilities, this is how Porsche's car production started in Zuffenhausen. Germany, 60 years ago. The company's Design and Construction offices had moved from central Stuttgart into the Zuffenhausen district...

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Power 325bhp Torque 2731b ft Weight 1395kg Top speed 177mph 0-60mph 4.8sec (Carrera) Funny, but the 997 is far easier to accept as a 911 in its own right than the 996 will ever be. It looks right, it sounds great and the driving experience is absolutely spot-on. Aside from the headlights, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the 996 and 997 at first glance, but in fact over 80 of parts have been changed. The body is curvier, the front bumper different (more like the 993's , the rear...

Other Cars

STEVE IS BELIEVED to have owned about 40 cars and literally hundreds of motorbikes. In addition, he raced machines that he didn't own and, of course, he drove lots of other vehicles as part of his movie career. To further muddy the waters, some models were purchased by Steve's production company. Solar Productions - notably the Porsche 908 Spyder that he raced in the 1970Sebring 12 Hours in preparation for the filming of Le Mans. Then there are cars that he was lent for a while - a 1963 Shelby...

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The road unravels, turning first to the right and then to the left. The grey 911 bobbles as it crosses a tiny bridge. Climbing now, up a gentle rise, before dropping down into the still of a tree-lined avenue. Across a single-span bridge and inlo town. Easing past a pretty little restaurant with flower-filled window boxes for decoration. A long-shot as driver and Porsche enter the cathedral square. He eases to a stop and watches as a pretty woman buys flowers. On the moveagain, out of townand...

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Values have been changing so rapidly recently that things might have shifted again before this magbook is even printed. But let's have a go a good 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS is probably worth 150-250.000 and its immediate successor (the 3.0-litre), partly because it's that much rarer, over 300,000. That makes a late-1980s Carrera Clubsport look like an incredible bargain at something approaching 40,000. Until recently the 964 Carrera RS of 1992 really was cheap but the track-day market demand has...

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DESPITE the continued evolution of the four-cylinder 924 944 throughout the 1980s, it was the 911 that continued to be the buyers' favourite. Sales of the 944, in particular, remained slow - and, following the demise of the 924S in 1988, Porsche's principal income was generated by its oldest car. That's an interesting situation when you consider that the car wasn't expected to see out the 1970s. Although the 924 dated back to 1975 and the 944 was launched in 1981, continuous development had...

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Chad McQueen still owns the Porsche 1600 Speedster that his dad bought new in 1958. It was Steve's first new car, the first one he went racing in (officially), and one of only three models he felt so attached to that he bought it back in later life, from enthusiast Bruce Meyer Ion right), seen here delivering it back to Steve in December 1974. In the background are Steve's MercedesBenz 300SEL 6.3 and his then-wife Ali MacGraw's 280SE 3.5 convertible. As Steve's career took off, he started...

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Why is it that the more numerous F40 commands a premium over the rarer, more sophisticated 959 ' Porsche is the more civilised machine on the road, but doesn't turn nearly so many heads as the Ferrari. was then increased to 1000 and final production ran to 1315 examples by 1992. When sales began in the UK the F40's list price was 193,000, but immediately cars changed hands for up to half a million and Nigel Mansell sold his for 800,000, making him as good a car dealer as he was a racing driver....

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Exampies The 3.0-litre, air-cooled, flat six needs a churn to start but, once it's idling, it is quiet and refined. The clutch pedal has that typical 911 over-centre feel and the long gearshift has a huge amount of movement, both laterally and fore-and-aft. Porsche decreed that the Turbo had enough torque to allow a wide-ratio four-speed gearbox when its other hot, normally aspirated 911s had a tightly stacked five-speeder. The real reason was that the five-speed could not deal with the Turbo's...

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The legendary917 won the Le Mans 2i Hours outright in 1970 and 1971 928 failed to outlive the 911. axle, and the concept took shape. The car was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963 as the 901, but it didn't stay that way for long. Peugeot had rightson numbers with zero in the middle, so Porsche added a '1' and the 911 was born. The heavier engine hanging out back tested both the car's dynamics and driversof the early 911 in equal measure. The solution to get them both out of a spin A...

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Ferdinand Porsche shows off a model of the first Porsche to grandsons Butzi (left) and Ferdinand Piech father and son Ferdinand and Ferry. Butzi Porsche with his masterpiece, the Gm nd factory Porsche no1 sees the light of day. 'It's hard to dispute that this slippery take on race car design was anything but the very first Porsche'

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Series, with its outrageous 110Obhp blown 917 30 sports racers. Fuhrmann was supported by his finance director Heinz Branditzki unusual for a bean counter ) who stated flatly If we are not in a position to sell such a superb product, then it's time for us to get out of the sports car business.' Amen. There had been a good deal of infighting at Porsche about where to position the 911 Turbo. The marketing department wanted a stripped-out, bare bones and therefore cheap Turbo that would sell on...

Richard Attwood felt that the 9146 was easier to drive near the limit than the 911

A worryingly imprecise, notchy adventure into the unknown. The linkage is long and convoluted and Steve is working on ways to make it more precise but I must confess that on my brief acquaintance with the car I was never entirely confident that I was about to let the clutch out in the right gear. A few times I let the revs drop and provoked considerable coughing and spitting from the Webers. requiring a bit of desperate rev-raising downchanging before urge was restored. Keep the revs where they...

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Some argue that the aircooled 911s are the best Porsches of all - which means they are some of the best cars ever. Robert Coucher introduces our guide to the classic' 911 Photograph John Colley. Porsche archives Paul Harnier. Rex Features It is true to say that drivers either love or loathe the Porsche 911. The supporters agree that it offers one of the purest and most thrilling driving experiences available. The detractors shout that 911s are dangerous and feel strange, with their six-cylinder...

Suspension Steering And Brakes

There have been all sorts of detail changes to the suspension specification over the years, with poverty-spec cars not usually getting an anti-roll bar while poshers editions did. Fiting an anti-roll bar to any 911 is worthwhile, particularly as modern tyres don't give their best when the car is really leaning over. As long as decent dampers are fitted, any911 should handle pretty well many owners take the Koni route but Bilsteins are favoured by most people who really know these cars....

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Timeline

1969 The 914 goes on sale in Europe cheapest is the 914 4, powered by a fuel-injected 1.7-litre VW 411 engine available alongside is the 914 6, with a 2.0-litre Porsche flat-six engine. 1970 The 914 becomes available in the UK, but at 2261 for the 914 4 and 3475 for the 914 6, there aren't many takers. 1971 A right-hand-drive conversion is now available from Crayford. At 550, it's too costly for most. 1972 The 914 6 is replaced by the 914S SC 2.0, fitted with an enlarged and strengthened...

Titans

They skittered and snaked their way round Le Mans at well over 200mph, scaring off some of the world's finest drivers in the process. But how do they compare now in a full-on test Words Mark Hales Photography Paul Harmer I had never driven a 917 but I know the Ferrari 512S. which is the other half of this test, pretty well. Owned by Nick Mason, it was a factory team car for 1970, driven by a good selection of the greats - Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti, Derek Bell, Arturo Merzario, Jacky Ickx...

Today

NowSUVs and limos are as important to Porsche as hardcore sports cars -and there are more surprises around the corner Words Glen Waddington Photography Porsche Re* Features If it hadn't been forWendelinWiedeking, Porsche probably wouldn't exist today. He saved the company from almost certain doom, and turned it into the world's most profitable car maker. In return, he became Germany's most highly paid captain of industry. And then last year he was sacked. There have...

Transmission

A four-speed gearbox was fitted to all 356s, with synchromesh on all ratios from 1952. Until then, none of the gears featured synchromesh, but whichever unit is fitted it should First to go are normally the bearings, which will start rumbling while the car is cruising. The next stage in the gearbox's destruction will be first and second-gear synchromesh giving up you'll pay 750 to fix it, while having a rebuilt gearbox fitted costs close to 3500. If you're struggling to get the gears it's...

Turbine Section

Turbochargers - they're great, aren't they Since the 1970s we've been conditioned to accept that anything with a turbo on it has to be faster, and therefore better. The turbo is certainly a remarkable invention, which makes it all the more surprising that turbochargers were not widely used in cars until the decade of flared trousers and glam rock, even though the concept had been proven long before WW2. First things first. What is a turbo, how does it work, and how does it differ from a...

Watte And

The Porsche 962 represented Group C racing at its absolute pinnacle. Twenty years on, John Watson drives the most original surviving example and relives its spectacular performance Words Tony Oron Photography John Cotley 'When I stopped racing F1,' says John Watson, 'I agreed to drive some sports cars for one reason alone to get off the motor-racing drug in a progressive manner rather than going cold turkey.' Mention John Watson and most of us will recall his fine victory in the 1981 British GP...

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Things, but mistreat one for too long and eventually someone is going to cop a big bill. A few basic rules hold good for the entire aircooled range. Regular care is everything, so first check the service record - your prospect doesn't have to have visited an official Porsche Centre all its life, but on-time service stamps from specialists are what you want to see. Service intervals are usually 12,000 miles. All 911s rust, but it's slower on post-'76 cars, when the factory began to galvanise the...

What To Look

Rust is the major problem, with the battery tray usually the first place to go. Once corrosion takes a hold here, the whole engine bay can corrode quickly. If left, the rear suspension mountings will rot through and the car will collapse around its wheels. Also check the sill steps, door bottoms plus front and rear boot floors, as rot is common here. The same is true of the boot floor, as the rear light seals can leak the floorpans behind the seats also need checking. The key thing is to remove...

Wstory Of Turbocharging

'Full of surprises claimed Oldsmobite about turbo Jetfire German SVT 137 155railcarwith600bhp Maybachturbodiesel reached 134mphin 1939. 'Development of turbochargers for aircraft was rapidly accelerated in WW2, when there was suddenly a pressing need for bombers to fly at very high altitudes' compressor that's driven off the turbine, and because there's no throttle a diesel running on a small amount of fuel still produces more exhaust flow than a petrol engine does with the throttle closed....

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Porsche Type

Type 64 on recent historic events, including the Ennstal- Classic and the Kaiserstrassenrallye. Type 64 on recent historic events, including the Ennstal- Classic and the Kaiserstrassenrallye. The second car survived the joyrides of the young Ferdinand Alexander Porsche and Ferdinand Piech, but not the driving habits of the American soldiers who liberated it in the last days of the war' gear with the left, squeezing the wheel between hip, belly and chest in the process. He was local hero Otto...

Eleven Parts Ag Porsche Cars For The Collector

One owner PORSCHE 911 2.4S 1972, Swiss car, 77'000KM, all Service records, original bill of sale, tool kit, travel kit, never touched, original paint, matching engine, outstanding original condition. Porsche 914-6 GT ex Str hle Porsche 356 B Beutler, one of 7, the last one built, Geneva show car 1949 VW Hebm ller Polizei Cabrio, very rare. 1973 Porsche 911 2.7 RS, French title, good driver. One owner PORSCHE 911 2.4S 1972, Swiss car, 77'000KM, all Service records, original bill of sale, tool...

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Once an expensive must-have for 1980s City bankers, the whale-tail 911 Turbo is now half the price of an early 911 and it's a much better car than legend suggests Word' Robert Coucher Photography George Bamford THE AWESOME prototype Porsche 911 Turbo was first seen at the Paris Motor Show in 1973. It was an almost unbelievable monster of a car, with hugely flared wheelarches, deep front spoiler and massive whale-tail' rear wing. It was bred out of the pure racing 2.1-litre Martini RSR Turbo...

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Pre-A racer's, the Carrera is significantly faster on real roads. This is because of the amazing engine that produces 100bhp at just 3000 revs and tops out with a fat 150bhp at just over 5500rpm. This low-end grunt means the little car reacts instantaneously to the throttle. As soon as 3000rpm is breached the gruff and noisy engine - all 356s are noisy, this one and the stripped-out racer especially so-starts to get serious. The open Sebring exhaust starts to sing and you can hear the air being...

Driving The 911 Turbo

Everyone knows the Turbo s fearsome reputation. But is it justified Tony Dron, a one-time instructor for Porsche, has opinions based on first-hand experience There's no getting around it those early 911 Turbos were tricky beasts. They were out-and-out homologation specials, of course, intended for a very limited customer base, but then some bright spark in the marketing department had the customer road cars luxuriously fitted out, even with electric windows, and everybody wanted one. Around 30...

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Metallic Green Ducktail 911

Convention has it that the 1973 2.7 Carrera RS is the best driver's car Porsche ever made. But what about the 2.4S or the later 993 Time to find out Words Mart. Oixon Photograph Matthew Howelt Of course, we'd all like a 2.7 Carrera RS. It goes without saying - I'll take mine in Tangerine, please -but prices for these cars have effectively doubled in the last few years. That's what happens when a car is repeatedly acclaimed as one of the best driver's machines ever made. People start to take...

Was increasingly frustrated by underdeveloped and unreliable cars

For getting points in the World Championship, and I didn't have any. There was this lovely, lovely guy in Canada called Chet Vincentz who used to run a 934 Porsche. Chet always used to finish in the top ten in that bloody car, he'd get in the way but he'd always finish - and there was money down to tenth place. 'So I rang him up and said, Chet, look, I'm in the shit. My career's over, but for one last fling can I drive your car at Mosport He said, I can't afford to pay you but I'll help with...

Pi 1rs

First Porsche-designed vehicle in Britain. Today there are many more, but for most people Porsche will mean one thing. Nine eleven. They even did research after the Manhattan atrocity and decided the numbers meant so much it was worth preserving them. That says a lot about what a car means. Dr Porsche's original design consultancy went under the name of the Konstruktionsbau-fu r-Motoren -Fahrzeug -Luftfahrzeug-und -Wasser-fahrzeugbau. So snappy titles played no part in effective branding. A...

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Volkswagen central backbone with flat floor sections to both sides. The pressed-steel backbone had been retained, but altered in several areas. Either side of it are rectangular tubular structures made from aircraft-gauge duralumin. These frames are sandwiched between an aluminium alloy underbody and floor. Not your usual Beetle chassis Boasting spatsover front and rear wheels, the streamlined body is made from alloy panels, welded on the outer skin and held together by some 2000 rivets...

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The first Porsches were built in a remote alpine village in Austria. The company may have moved on, but visitors can still enjoy the rich legacy it left behind Words Delwyn Mallett Photography Delwyn Mallett and Porsche Archives Ferdinand and Ferry Porsche with the first car to carry their name very early model with slotted engine cover leads production version on test in 1948. If you find yourself kicking your heels in Kitzbuhel or Klagenfurt, or perhaps feel like slipping away from Salzburg...

Confessions Of A Rally Virgin

It may have just 60bhp, but when it's driven by Le Mans racer Nick Faure a Porsche 356 cabrio can still do the business on the Tour Auto. If only the same were true of its navigator, Octane s Delwyn Mallett Word5 Delwyn Mallett Photography Patrick Payany. Mathieu Heurtault amp Delwyn Mallett It was on day fOUTofthe 2005 Lissac Tour Auto that, as we entered a vicious downhill chicane on the Circuit de Nogaro, one of our hubcaps decided it had finally had enough and jumped ship. I think It was...

Chris Toy 356 Porsche

In the turbulent years preceding the Second World War, little could Ferdinand Porsche have realised the appeal his work would later hold for the free-thinking, avantgarde world of the customiser and hot rodder. With hindsight, the swooping lines and charismatic design style of his Volkswagen were always going to catch the eye of the world's car modifiers, in much the same way the 1932 Ford or 1941 Willys had already done. No surprise then that by the mid-1960s men of a certain mindset were...

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We arc leading international dealers and service amp engineering specialists in fine historic Porsches. We always have a selection of exceptional Porsche 356 and early 911 for sale and are proud to be Europe's foremost Porsche 356 We provide the very highest standard of service and preparation for road, historic race and rally cars. Engines which we have built and cars prepared by us, have won many international historic events including - Le Mans Classic, Carrera Panamericana Mexico, Tour Auto...