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Mid-mounted 1991cc flat-six, magnesium crankcase, SOHC per bank, twin-plug cylinder heads, dry sump, two triple-throat Weber carburettors POWER 210-220bhp 9 8000rpm TORQUE 1451b ft a 6000rpm TRANSMISSION Five-speed transaxle, limited-slip differential, external oil pump, rear-wheel-drive SUSPENSION Front torsion bar and struts. Rear box-section trailing arms and coil-over-shock absorbers. Anti-roll bars front and rear BRAKES Discs all-round PERFORMANCE 0-60mph 6sec (est). Top speed cl50mph...

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...

Octane

Pert ducktail spoiler on 1973 2.7 RSL reduces aerodynamic lift and helps car stay planted at speed. No other car stirs up debate quite like the Porsche 911. It has its fanatical followers and, cards on the table, I am one of them but it also has its enemies. Oddly enough, most of them turn out never to have driven one. They don't know that it's ridiculous to discuss the 911 as one car anyway. Since its launch in 1963, the 911 has been a whole series of different models with a wide range of...

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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...

Pursche

In the Spa plttane, the circuit at which BMW battled first with Ford, then with Porsche. The result of the racing was these homologation specials. The BMW CSL. chassis number 2275512. is a much more substantial machine although it weighs a relatively lean 1250kg. Finished in Chamonix white with all the stripes, wings and windsplitters it had when new in 1973, it's an impressive sight. And being one of just 167 examples, it is actually rarer than the RS. even the sought-after Lightweight...

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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Comfort, a Mini soon followed but it was a Porsche that I had set my heart on. In 1967 I chanced upon a copy of the American magazine Car and Driver great graphics, terrific illustrations by Ken Dallisonl, which featured a gorgeous black, slightly tricked Speedster in an article entitled Love Affair With a Bathtub. The yearning was irresistible. I just had to have one. Remember, back then Porsches were not common, for fewer than 1000 right-hand-drive 356s had been sold in the UK in ten years. I...

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Ferry Porsche Personal Cars

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...