The moon landing was no doubt the most pioneering event of 1969. But what Volkswagen and Porsche came out with that year also looked to many sports car lovers like something out of this world. The VW-Porsche 914 polarized people -- and still does today. Some consider the car a rotten compromise, others a true maverick. Still the numbers speak for themselves -- some 120-thousand 914s were built, making it the first mid-engine car to rack up six-digit sales figures.
Vintage! Porsche 911S | drive it!
The 911 is THE iconic sports car and the raspy note from its air-cooled
engine became its trademark.Two years after the 911 hit the showrooms,
Porsche came out with the even more powerful 911S. Under the hood was a 2
liter motor pumping out 160 PS. It was enough to take car and driver to a
top speed of over 220 km/h. The original design from 1963 was the work of
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who was just 28 years old at the time. The
car's timeless silhouette still catches the eye today and provides the
blueprint for all 911s that followed.
vintage: Mercedes C111 | drive it!
More than forty years ago, car lovers the world over watched as the
Mercedes C 111 rounded the track. Presented in 1969 as a two-seater with a
fiberglass body and Wankel engine under its hood, the C 111 created a real
stir in the motor world. True to the Mercedes motto"only the best is good
enough,"it was developed almost to the point of going into series
production.The C111 was widely praised for its unusual design, but the 1973
oil crisis blocked it from getting onto the road. The Wankel engine was
thirsty, not thrifty, so the car was sent out to the track instead. drive
it! recalls a much-loved model that never made it into the showroom.
examine it! 60 Years of the VW Camper Van | drive it!
In the 1950s and 60s, Germans started flocking to Italy on holiday in their
cars. Back then, Volkswagen introduced a VW Bus complete with camping box
that was ideally suited to the trip.For sixty years, VW's Bulli vans have
been much loved--and are also available as camper vans. drive it! turns
back the clock and takes a trip through the Alps in the original camper van
vintage: Porsche 3.0 SC | drive it
Just about everyone dreams of buying a Porsche 911 - but a new one is a
pricey investment.One option is to buy an older model. The Porsche 3.0 SC,
which was built from 1978-1983, takes just 6.8 seconds to go from 0-100
km/h, and its top speed is 225 km/h. But when you are buying an old Porsche
you need to be clever - repairs can be costly. Porsche specialist Helmut
Freinecker tells us about the pitfalls.
Porsche 914-6 Done Right
One of the prettiest Porsche 914-6s. Done with care and style. While the
914 was once reviled, the 914-6 has always been embraced as a true Porsche.
Still for purists of the day, only a 356 or a 911 would do. However, the
Porsche 914-6 has now taken its place as one of the must-have Porsches for
collectors. They're great for autocrossing, touring, and now even for
First drive on a new engine - Porsche 914
After completely rebuilding my Porsche 914 engine, I finally got it
together enough to take for a drive! A very satisfying moment.
See the full engine rebuild at: http://www.ephotomotion.com/914engine
This Porsche 914-6 Is Forgotten Only by Those Who Don't Know
After expressing an interest in racing, saying it "looked like fun," Mr.
Jack Griffin found himself strapped to a race car contesting the 12 Hours
of Sebring. Sure it was his first time sitting in a proper race car, but he
had four days of training in a Nissan 280ZX at Bondurant a week or so
earlier. In spite of his ample experience he found himself crunched against
one of Sebring's concrete barriers only fifteen laps into his stint.
Fortunately, he's had better luck with this 1970 Porsche 914-6 that he has
now owned for thirty-eight years. Even though he'd been looking for a 911
(and has since owned several), he has completely fall for its light, quick
manner and very predictable, solid handling. And while he doesn't consider
the Porsche beautiful, Jack does think it looks "interesting" and loves the
rarity. It may not be as popular as the 911, but this 914-6 ensures that
the model, far from forgotten, will grow in prestige.
1995 Porsche 911 Carrera Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
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take a 1st person look at what the vehicle is all about beginning with the
start up, performance data, fuel economy, the occasional track data, and
build quality. Also, I will teach you how to use most of the interior and
exterior features in a detailed fashion, that before, you could only get
from going to a dealership yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight
key styling and unique differences about the vehicle, any available
options, and of course it would not be an enthusiast car video without the
good ole engine portion with rev and Exhaust note with interior and exterior
perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a
greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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