Porsche 356A Carrera 1500 GS

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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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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

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Mercedes-Benz produced 1,400 300 SL Gullwings between 1954 and 1963, of this number just 29 were aluminium alloy bodied like the car you see here. The allow body saved 80 kilograms of weight over the more common steel bodied variant, but its cost was prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of motorists. Under its skin,…

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An All-Original 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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Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine

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The Adler Trumpf Rennlimousine is an automobile that was decade or more ahead of its time, its design influenced the creation of the Porsche 356 and the engineering under its skin was revolutionary for the 1930s. The design of the Trumpf Rennlimousine was largely the result of work completed by German aerodynamicist Paul Jaray. He…

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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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Yamaha SR250 Tracker

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The humble little Yamaha SR250 is a motorcycle that lives in the shadow of its larger and far more famous brother – the Yamaha SR400/SR500. Which is a bit of a shame really, as it’s a fantastic small-displacement bike with a top speed of 80mph and fuel consumption at 76mpg – making it an ideal…

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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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BMW K75 Streetfighter

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This article was submitted by Zsolt Kovacs, the man who built this BMW K75 Streetfighter. A Brief History of the BMW K75 By the second half of the 70s emission regulations were getting more strict and with the large two cylinder oil and air cooled Boxer engines BMW had a harder time keeping up, while…

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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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BMW R100/7 by Dream Wheels Heritage

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The BMW R100/7 was released in 1976 as one of the largest-engined bikes in the company’s model line, the 980cc boxer twin produces 60hp and 54 ft lbs of torque, with its twin Bing carburettors and relatively simple pushrod valve actuation. Over the 4 year life of the R100/7, BMW shipped over 12,000 of them…

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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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