Porsche 912

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The Porsche 912 was developed and produced as almost an afterthought by the Stuttgart-based automobile manufacturer, the out-going Porsche 356 had been priced about $2000 lower than the new Porsche 911 – and the bean-counters were worried that this price difference would shrink the market for Porsche by a considerable margin. Released in 1965, the…

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The Porsche 911 RSR In The Lobby

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In 2013 at the Grand Prix of Baltimore the 911 RSR belonging to Team Falken Tire was wrecked beyond repair coming off the start line. It was a disaster for the team and left them without a chassis to compete with at the Petit Le Mans – which was due to be held just 5…

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Porsche 959 Komfort

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The Porsche 959 is famous for many things, but in the United States it’s probably most famous for the fact that it was illegal to import until 1999. During the model’s development Porsche refused to provide the United States Department of Transportation with the four complete 959s they needed for crash testing – and so…

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Porsche 944 Turbo

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The Porsche 944 Turbo was the pinnacle of 944 development, which itself had started with an ill-fated agreement between Porsche, VW and Audi to co-develop a car that would share a common platform. VW eventually pulled out of the arrangement so Porsche bought the rights to the project and carried on – eventually releasing the…

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Porsche 356 Emory Outlaw

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The Emory family have been a major influence on the American custom scene since just after WWII, when Grandpa Neil Emory co-founded the Valley Custom Shop in 1948. Neil had a major impact on the rapidly evolving DNA of the American hot rod through the ’50s and into the ’60s. In 1962 was brought in…

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For Sale: James May’s Porsche 911

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This is James May’s 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera and it’s a significant motor car for two reasons. Firstly, it belongs to James May. And secondly, it’s a 1984 model. Well-read Porschephiles will tell you that the 1984 model year is very significant for the 911 as it saw the introduction of the new 3.2 litre…

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Sir Stirling Moss’ Porsche 718

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The Porsche 718 was a competition focussed evolution of the Porsche 550 Spyder, which had been a very successful car for the still relatively young German marque. The 550 had begun production in 1953 and continued through till 1956, with the final iteration being the 550A. Porsche had established themselves an exceedingly solid platform with…

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Porsche 911 RS Lightweight

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Porschephiles around the world will often point to the Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS Lightweight as the perfect iteration of the model – its profile, ducktail, wheels and high power-to-weight ratio have been design touchstones for the 911 ever since it was released. 1973 was the first year for the 911 RS, it was offered…

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Porsche 917 Silkscreen Posters

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This series of large silkscreen Porsche 917 posters are a new release from World Shut Your Mouth – a Kansas City based boutique automotive art company run by a friendly guy called Tony. Each of these posters is silkscreen printed by hand and measures in at 24″ by 18″, they created using French Paper Co….

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Porsche 912

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The Porsche 912 is a car that’s lived in the shadow of its larger brother, the 911, since before it was even available for sale. Development of the 912 was started due to concerns within Porsche that their new 911 flagship model was going to be too expensive, and would subsequently shrink their available market…

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS Touring

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The 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera RS is considered by many in the hardcore section of the Porschephile community to be the single best 911 of all time. This is high praise when you consider the staggering number of special edition 911s that have been built over the 50+ years since the model’s introduction. As Porsche…

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