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Porsche Convertible and Owner Happier to Cruise Than Race

Porsche Convertible and Owner Happier to Cruise Than Race

By Petrolicious Productions / 25 Sep 2014
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I ran into this beautiful example at an auto show outside Stockholm in 2008. The owner was an old man who had been driving and restoring 356s for decades, a true Porsche connoisseur. Close to mint condition, narrow original body and the sexy black optional sports seats. Delivered new in Sweden, known owner history–and only 45,000 miles on the meter, bingo!...

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Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

Designer's Most Important Work Is His Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 24 Sep 2014
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Earlier this month, we featured Mr. Antoine Gaslais's work and received such as great response that we reached out to find out more about this Parisian-based artist and classic car enthusiast. He obviously keeps very busy, but he says that his most important current job is working on his car, "because it is my favorite subject. In particular posters for my club or my travels with my Porsche."

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This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

This Local Garage is Home to World-Class Craftsmen

By Aaron McKenzie / 18 Sep 2014 / 9 Comments Read More

Take, for instance, Mr. Steve Hogue's shop in Torrance, California. Housed in a nondescript industrial area of the city and with space for only a dozen cars, the garage appears at first glance to be one of the many small-scale body shops that populate the local streets. Wander inside, however, and you’ll find yourself standing next to an original Cobra...

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

Canepa is A Big Toy Box

By Yoav Gilad / 11 Sep 2014 / 10 Comments Read More

Unbelievably, walking into the cavernous garage revealed seven (!) 959s, Canepa's personal McLaren P1, Outlaw 356s, a Maserati Birdcage, and a Porsche 917. The facilities are extensive and include countless jigs for full racecar rebuilds. What was the best part? The car wall. Oh, you don't have a car wall?

What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

What is the Greatest Classic All-Wheel Drive Car Ever?

By Yoav Gilad / 19 Aug 2014
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Four-wheel drive has been around for quite a long time. So long in fact that by 1900, several companies were making vehicles with some variety of 4WD. And in that very year a certain Dr. Ferdinand Porsche built his first system. But as cars developed, four-wheel drive saw limited use only in vehicles that were designed to operate off-road for very specific purposes...

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Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

Petrolisti Unite! Time to Rewrite a Foolish Law

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 6 Aug 2014 / 59 Comments Read More

For those of you who aren’t familiar, the United States has an almost blanket ban on importing all vehicles younger than twenty-five years old. Land of the free, my foot! With very few exceptions, you can’t just import a car from another part of the world until it has turned twenty-five years old. And it's about protectionism. But not about protecting occupants or even the environment.

Why the Porsche 914 2.0 is Collectable

Why the Porsche 914 2.0 is Collectable

By Ronald Ahrens / 4 Aug 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

By whatever fractious means it came to exist, the Porsche 914 represented something very special when it graced American showrooms in 1969. The Detroit horsepower wars were going great guns when this unusual and beautiful Targa-roofed, mid-engined sports car arrived from Germany. It was like a tiny Ferrari or Lamborghini, approximately the kind of thing Lotus had pursued with the Europa, exotic and a bit delicate-looking.

Porsche 930 Is Maddening, Wonderful

Porsche 930 Is Maddening, Wonderful

By Petrolicious Productions / 31 Jul 2014 / 7 Comments Read More

Taking off again was agonizingly slow as the 3.3-liter engine struggled to respond to my planted right foot, that was until the turbo spooled up and the forced induction shoved me squarely into the leather sport seat, by which time the car was barreling into a corner, boost and all...

The Porsche Museum's Mind-blowing Le Mans Exhibition

The Porsche Museum's Mind-blowing Le Mans Exhibition

By Andrey Smazhilo / 24 Jul 2014 / 3 Comments Read More

This year was special to Porsche because they finally returned to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Obviously, it will take some time for Porsche to recover their form after such a long absence. Nevertheless, a special exhibition called ’24 Hours for Eternity’, which pays homage to the famous race and displays Porsche’s racing heritage to public, is mind-blowing.

Porsche 944 Turbo has Removable Moonroof, We'd Buy it Anyway

Porsche 944 Turbo has Removable Moonroof, We'd Buy it Anyway

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2014

If you're looking for a way to get yourself into a Porsche but can't afford the ever-increasing price of admission for a 'Neunelfer,' this 944 Turbo could be your way into the club. They are fairly light (under 2800lbs) and make good power allowing for runs to sixty mph in a tick under six seconds.

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Rally Legends on Lake Garda

Rally Legends on Lake Garda

By Petrolicious Productions / 23 Jul 2014 / 2 Comments Read More

Many are present including Porsche 911SCs, Opel Asconas, even vaunted Lancias such as the Stratos, 037, and the insane Lancia Delta S4 Group B have gathered. But at this early stage, it’s just a pleasant stroll to loosen up the pistons and gears before the weekend’s Special Stage.