Dutch Police 1989 Porsche 911 Targa

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The Rijkspolitie was the Netherlands’ state police from 1945 until 1996, unusually they favoured Porsches for their patrol and response vehicles, although they did order a smattering of Alfa Romeo Spyders and Citroën H vans. Initially, the Rijkspolitie used Porsche 356 convertibles but once the 911 Targa was introduced they began placing their orders for…

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Porsche 597 Jagdwagen 4×4

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The Porsche 597 Jagdwagen is a 4×4 developed by the German marque in 1953 as a prototype for tender to the German Army, as a vehicle comparable to the Jeep, Land Rover, Kübelwagen, and to a lesser degree, the Unimog. The contract would eventually go to the DKW Munga, as there was no feasible way…

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Automotive Art: After The Race

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After The Race is a Belgian project that takes iconic car parts, like Porsche 911 hoods, and turns them into canvases displaying the racing livery and battle scars from a hard life on fast circuits. The project is run by Jean-Denis Claessens and artist Edmond “Pogo” Thornnard, the former of which is a gentleman racer…

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1978 Porsche 930

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Porsche initially undertook development of the 911 Turbo as a homologation model so they could take part in Group 4 racing – the rules required 400 units to be built within 24 months, and they had to be available for sale through the automaker’s regular dealership network. This original 911 Turbo had the internal designation 930 within the…

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Porsche 356B Roadster

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The Porsche 356B was the third generation of the iconic 356 model – Porsche’s first production car and the vehicle that would set their styling, layout, and performance expectations for the decades that followed. 356 production began in 1948, just 3 years after the end of WWII. The car was developed by Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche…

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Documentary: Porsche – Made By Hand

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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

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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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