POTW: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

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Mention the word 'Porsche' to most and their mind will conjure up an image of a 911. While some may think of the 997 or perhaps the 993, everyone admires the purity of the earlier cars regardless of what their favourite modern variant is.

The silver car in this week's POTW is the cover star of the February 2010 issue of Classic & Sports Car and, while we often rely on our sister magazine for POTW material, nobody can argue that the images they use always depict perfect PH material.

Consider these stats if you will: 260bhp, 253lb ft of torque, 4-speed manual, RWD with LSD, 15-inch wheels, 4291mm long and weighing in at 1140kg. Performance-wise it offered 0-60 in 6 seconds and a top speed of 155mph. All that performance in 1975, and still an undisputed legend today.

Pop this picture on your desktop, sit back and remember a time of 911 perfection.

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  • Caractacus 30 Dec 2009

    MikeyLCR said:
    Caractacus said:
    Just wondering, where was this pic taken?
    It's a parking area on the fantastic B4560 between Beaufort (Ebbw Vale)and Llangynidr
    Thanks, Mikey.

    Not too far from me, so I'll take a drive when there's less ice about!

    eta - just looked at Google Earth - that bit of black top looks like a whole load of fun!

    Edited by Caractacus on Wednesday 30th December 00:28

  • carinaman 29 Dec 2009

    An amazing image. It's like a Mark Wilkinson Marillion album sleeve.

    Shame about the sunroof.

  • DJC 29 Dec 2009

    That isnt pic of the week, that is pic of the year.

    Outright stunning.

  • Belfast Boy 29 Dec 2009

    Considered one of these before the Delorean, but just felt like a fast Skoda Rapid, so did the interior!

    And a bit common around here.

    I didn't like the Engine noise from the aircooled flat six, sounded like it was going to grind itself to a pulp and explode!

    I'll get crucifed for this I know, but it is the Best looking 911, just not my cup of tea.

  • g7jhp 29 Dec 2009

    Early 911's in silver mmmmmmmmmm....... here's my 3.2 Carrera cloud9

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