Archive for April, 2011

911 in Motion

April 29, 2011

Here is the new car in action. This is the first day I got it, and I was horrified to learn that I had to pick the dog up on the way home! – she seemed to like it though

1981 911 SC Targa

April 26, 2011

Last week I took the plunge and bought this beautiful 911 from a private seller in Southampton. This is my first 80s supercar and I am totally in love with it! The colour is 30T Light Blue Metallic, the interior is blue with grey flannel. The condition of this car is not perfect, with some minor paint blemishes etc, but I had it checked out by Porsche specialist JMG who gave it the all clear and confirmed the seller was asking the right price taking everything into consideration. This is an amazing car to drive, so I’m going out in the sun for a spin, bye!

911 – tail or no tail?

April 5, 2011

The gold one is from 1982 the blue 1981

UPDATE: As far as I can tell, the spoiler on a 911 has no practical function unless it is a turbo model. On the turbo there is a larger engine which needs extra ventilation and Porsche decided that instead of redesigning the back of the car to allow for this they would put on a rear spoiler which has the dual function of allowing the ventilation and holding down the back end at very high speeds. What happened next was that people ordering the non-turbo models liked the look of the rear wing and asked for it as an extra on their cars. By 1980 it was added as an official factory option and thats why so many 911sc and Carrera cars from the 80s have them. So I actually prefer the simplicity of the exposed rear, especially on the Targa model with its beautiful wraparound back window