Documentary: Porsche – Made By Hand

Porsche Factory

Made By Hand is a documentary commissioned by Porsche in the 1950s to showcase their 356 model, the film follows the production of the 356 from sheet metal to finished product, including panel assembly, painting, engine machining, gearbox assembly, and even the final wheel alignment and road testing. It’s a fascinating look back at the…

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1966 Porsche 911 ‘SWB’ Rally Car

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The Porsche 911 is famous for countless things, but there are many who are unaware of the model’s early rallying dominance in some of Europe’s most challenging competitions. After its initial release in 1963 a number of both factory and privateer entries made appearances at the highest levels of international rally competition, and in 1968…

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Porsche 911 Speedster

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The Porsche 911 Speedster was the second production Porsche to wear the Speedster badge, following on from its hugely successful predecessor from 30 years prior – the 356 Speedster. Much like the first Speedster, the 1980s variant was originally developed to be a simpler, lighter version of the base model with no bells and whistles, and…

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APAL-Porsche 1600 GT Coupe

APAL-Porsche Car

APAL was originally a Belgian company that built lightweight sports cars based on VW Beetle floorpans. During the early 1960s they experimented with a special high-spec version of their coupe – it was fitted with Porsche 356 running gear including engine, transaxle, brakes, wheels, seats, instrumentation, and interior trim. At 1400 lbs, the APAL-Porsche was…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 Touring

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The Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the motoring fraternity to be the pinnacle of the 911. Porsche have built many extraordinary cars since 1973 of course, but so far as the 911 goes, the Carrera RS set the bar in both looks and performance. 500 cars were required for Porsche to…

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Porsche 356 by Claudia Liebenberg

Porsche Engine Art

Claudia Liebenberg is a talented South African painter whose work we’ve featured before, she specialises in the use of watercolours because it means she has small and highly portable painting supplies that she can carry anywhere. This series of two paintings was commissioned for a new coffeeshop that’s opening in Scottsdale in Arizona, the cafe…

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Steve McQueen’s Porsche 911T

Porsche 911T

The Porsche 911T made its debut in 1967 as a direct replacement for the 912 as an entry level version of the now legendary 911. The “T” in its name stood for “Touring” and in order to make the air-cooled engine suitable for long distance driving it was slightly detuned from 130 hp to 110…

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Porsche 911S Barn Find

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In 1967 the Porsche 911S was released to the general public, it received an exceptionally warm welcome from both automotive journalists and those who enjoy spirited driving with a dash of opposite lock. The 911S was different to the standard 911 in several important ways, it came with 158 hp at the rear wheels thanks…

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Urban Outlaw – Full Film

Porsche 911

Urban Outlaw is a documentary that’s quickly become a bit of a modern car culture touchstone. It’s a half hour long film that offers a glimpse into the life and garage of Magnus Walker, a man who is almost certainly the most famous Porsche customiser in the world. If you’d like to read more about…

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Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS

Porsche 356

Amongst the early road-going Porsches one of the most desirable models is the updated “A” specification 356 fitted with the highly successful Type 547/1 four cam engine from the Porsche 550 racing car. Although they looked very similar when the engine bay was closed, the performance of the Carrera was in a league of its…

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