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Some Pampered Porsches
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Posted By: Sailor, 05-11-2019, 08:22 AM

I can't believe ten years have passed since I started driving Porsches. I love the cars and the marque, so I give Porsches a special look at auto shows and concours. Here are a few shots of some striking examples I saw at a recent concours.

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Porsche 912 (1969):




Porsche 911T Targa (1970):




Porsche 356 Cabrio:




Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2018):


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Great car shots as always, but the canoe shot is killer! I keep kidding my wife that I could build a rack to put a canoe on the Miata, but using the windshield for support is ambitious. The canoe is maybe 70 pounds but hit a bump and who knows.
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Some nice shots. I also noticed with interest the 356 Cabriolet with the wooden canoe on top. I know the '55-'57 Ford T-Bird convertible had an optional fiberglass, removable hardtop...maybe this is Porsche's version.
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A nice colourful series with plenty of detail

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So you don't pamper your Porsche, jer. I don't believe that for one minute.
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Great car shots as always, but the canoe shot is killer! I keep kidding my wife that I could build a rack to put a canoe on the Miata, but using the windshield for support is ambitious. The canoe is maybe 70 pounds but hit a bump and who knows.
Thanks much for the kind words. I carried a lot of stuff in the Miatas I owned, but never a canoe!! However, the cars did perform serious nautical duty by carrying beer to the dock where my sailboat was docked.

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Some nice shots. I also noticed with interest the 356 Cabriolet with the wooden canoe on top. I know the '55-'57 Ford T-Bird convertible had an optional fiberglass, removable hardtop...maybe this is Porsche's version.
Thanks, Les. You may be right; Porsche was a boutique builder in those days - maybe this was a cheap way to provide a removable roof!

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A nice colourful series with plenty of detail
Thanks much, my friend.

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So you don't pamper your Porsche, jer. I don't believe that for one minute.
It lives the life of Riley, Mar, but it does get driven - sometimes even in the rain!

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Love the first shot and the 911! I remember seeing my first 911 in early '64 in Wiesbaden with a plate number of 901.
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Love the first shot and the 911! I remember seeing my first 911 in early '64 in Wiesbaden with a plate number of 901.
Thanks much, Steve. That 901 was a very early production car; Porsche ran into a trademark issue and simply decided to replace "0" with "1" and the rear-engined 911 continues to thrive.

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Love the first shot and the 911! I remember seeing my first 911 in early '64 in Wiesbaden with a plate number of 901.
Thanks much, Steve. That 901 was a very early production car; Porsche ran into a trademark issue and simply decided to replace "0" with "1" and the rear-engined 911 continues to thrive.

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Another 911 911 fan here, and I love that first shot of the 912 too! But all these shots of early 911's makes me sad that my '70 911T (almost identically looking to that 912) has been sat in storage with no paint on it for several years awaiting attention Keep posting them though, it will inspire me to get it finished

Yes, it was Peugeot they had the trademark problem with. Despite the name change nearly all the part numbers on the early cars have a 901 prefix.

Here's mine as it was back in '96. I'm only the second owner after it was imported into the UK after spending all its life in (appropriately) in Orange County, CA.



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Another 911 911 fan here, and I love that first shot of the 912 too! But all these shots of early 911's makes me sad that my '70 911T (almost identically looking to that 912) has been sat in storage with no paint on it for several years awaiting attention Keep posting them though, it will inspire me to get it finished

Yes, it was Peugeot they had the trademark problem with. Despite the name change nearly all the part numbers on the early cars have a 901 prefix.

Here's mine as it was back in '96. I'm only the second owner after it was imported into the UK after spending all its life in (appropriately) in Orange County, CA.
A beautiful car you have and a wonderful possession - I hope you bring it back soon!

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There's some good lines on that 912... but IMHO the 911T Targa, does take a great deal to be beaten.
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There's some good lines on that 912... but IMHO the 911T Targa, does take a great deal to be beaten.
That Targa is impeccable, indeed. A real beauty.

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Beautiful crisp image with that lens Sailor...thanks for posting.
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Beautiful crisp image with that lens Sailor...thanks for posting.
Thanks much for the kind words!

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Shiny! Especially the gold 912.
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