Gert Beets is one of Belgian's leading classic car taxation. Here he is valuating a Porsche 930 Turbo from 1983
PORSCHE in 1957
Some facts you did’nt know what Porsche built in 1957 : On land, water and in the air, Porsche built up its reputation. First there were 25 cross-country vehicles for the German Army (better known as the 597 ‘Jagdwagen’). These amphibious 50 bhp cars were of monocoque construction, had a 4-speeds synchromesh gearbox plus an extra synchronized crawler gear, and 4-wheel drive, though thee front wheel drive could be disconnected. They also had a 65 % climbing ability.
Also in 1957, there were 40 all-purpose aircraft type RW3, for training, with a pusher airscrew and powered by a 75 bhp Porsche engine. Then the American Gyrodyne company built the type 702 with a 72 bhp engine powering a one-man helicopter with contra rotating blades. 100 of which were sold in 1957.
Porsche delivered many Porsche tractors, in 1960/61 Porsche Diesel tractor production was as its peak and 150.000 were built.
In 1985, Porsche and Kenwood decided to produce in a limited edition ‘Porsche Kenwood-Le Mans’.
Porsches marketing division had a double objective : celebrating the participation of the Porsche 956 Sonauto in Kenwood color striping at the 24hours of Le Mans in 1983 and 1984, but also to create this limited edition in an absolute record time.
Two ladies and 17 men started to install 100 complete radios Kenwood KRC 500 L and speakers in 100 Porsche cars. They fixed the job in about 17 hours and a few minutes, which is notified in the well known World Record Book.
The complete Porsche Range was used, 59 ex. Porsches 944 (1st series), 25 ex. Porsches 924, 10 ex. Porsches 911 and 6 ex. Porsches 928.
Every car received its limited numbered Badge at the dashboard and a specific “Kenwood – Lemans” striping. All cars were delivered in Silver Metallic color code LY7Y.
The Porsche 64, also known as the Type 64 and Type 60K10, is considered by many to be the first automobie from what was to become the Porsche company, as a true design precursor to the production model of after the war.
The model number comes from the fact that it was built mainly from design drawings for the Type-64 "record car". Most mechanical parts came from the 38 prototype series. The chassis was heavily reinforced and the engine also reworked to produce around 100 horse power. The Type-64 was only a drawing until the three racers were built. The body was also a compromise in that the cab had to look like a KdF car, but the rest was 'record' car. The VW beetle was the Type-60, and the name the "60K10" means body design 10 for the Type-60 Beetle. Its flat-four engine produced 50 bhp and gave a top speed of around 160 km/h (99 mph).
The new 993 GT3 RS has an aluminum body, a magnesium roof and boot and engine cover are made from plastic reinforced with carbon fiber. The car weighs barely 1420 kg (10 kg lighter than an "orindary" GT3) and the atmospheric 4 liter petrol engine generates 500 hp, connected to a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
The additional air intakes are at the height of the front wheels (to distract the heat of brakes and radiator), but also around the engine compartment. Another front splitter, but especially the integrated duck tail spoiler and large rear wing, must ensure that the GT3 RS keeps his wheels on the ground. With a top speed of 322km / h, you better play it safe.
Hopefully Porsche has now made his homework well and it should not soon replace any engine, as was the case with the 911 GT3.
That he can be tough in the bends, proves the time around the Green Hell : on the Nürburgring Nordschleife he does 7 minutes and 20 seconds. Zero to 100km / h takes 3.3 seconds.
Who wants one must wait several months. In Germany the 991 GT3 RS costs € 181,690.
Not many people know of this car, but to celebrate their many victories in 1976 motorsports, Porsche decided to make a special edition 924, the one car that VW-Audi had more say in than Porsche themselves.
As Porsche became World Champion in a 924 in Martini Rosso outfit, this limited edition Porsche was fitted with Martini Racing stripes, Racing White alloy wheels sat on wider tires and the suspension got front and back stabilizing bars.
An improvement on a car that had great handling to begin with. The interior continued the Martini theme with red corduroy inlays surrounded by black leather and blue piping, Martini striped headrests, red carpets, a new instrument panel, and a commemorative world championship console plaque to top it all off. All pretty radical for 1977. A total of 3.000 Championship Editions were built, of which 2.000 pcs for the U.S. market and 1.000 for the European market.