ABOUT THE PORSCHE 911
Conceived as a concept in the early 1960s, the first 911 went on sale in 1964. From launch, the 911 enjoyed a steep period of performance development until it reached the high watermark of the Porsche 911 2.7 RS in 1973. Motivated for success on the road and on the track, Porsche’s engineers worked tirelessly to develop the World’s ultimate sports car with innovations such as the rear engine layout for rear biased handling and air cooling over water cooling to save weight. At the time, Porsche ran an ad campaign which still rings true today: “Years ahead in engineering, miles ahead on the road”.
The cars built between 1964 and 1973 are the richest in character and driver appeal. First, you have the choice of short or longer wheelbase which affects how the car behaves in the corners. Second you have the different engine sizes developed in this era. The original flat six engine was in a 2.0 litre format. In 1969 this was increased to 2.2 litres and by 1971 it had become a 2.4 litre. As an introduction, the 2.0 and 2.2 flat six engines find their legs higher up the rev range whereas the 2.4 litre offers more torque at lower revs.
Let’s not forget the Porsche 912 which has the same chassis and body as the 911 but with the trusted 356 four cylinder engine. This model has been proven to be a delight to drive and is an inexpensive entry to classic Porsche ownership. We look forward to discussing the range in more detail and to helping you decide which classic Porsche is right for you.