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The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

The Porsche 911 Arrived, Then Refused to Go

By Petrolicious Productions / 20 Nov 2014
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The second day, we discovered a much less compliant Porsche. It had developed electrical problems and we took the car to two or three mechanics for help. They were very, very kind people who tried their best to fix the problem but ultimately couldn’t. The poor 911 wasn’t running well and we were so close!

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Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

Hanns Lohrer Helped Create Porsche's Bold Graphic Identity

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Nov 2014
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Ferry Porsche, the company’s head, and founder, was initially not fond of advertising. Colorful advertising pictures made him distrustful, which makes some sense, as his training was as an engineer. He would have surely thought that the technical data would have been enough for the consumer to make a wise decision. Hanns Lohrer would soon change that.

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Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

Book Review: Porsche Unexpected

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 14 Nov 2014
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Though the ride convinced him “how special a Porsche was”, it would be another twenty years before Robert would follow through on the purchase of his first Porsche, a 964 Carrera 4 convertible, in 1992. It would be a fateful purchase that would lead Robert and his family to assemble, at the time of this book’s publication, almost three-dozen road-legal cars and race cars...

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Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

Classic Four-Cylinders Exploring Natural Beauty

By Petrolicious Productions / 4 Nov 2014
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I take the lead in my Alfa on a single lane road where tree tops form a canopy, its quiet and dark here. I have the top down and can hear the distinct sound of the air-cooled Porsche behind me. It is noticeably louder than the Alfa, and whilst in the Alfa a beautiful sound is produced between 2,000-3,500rpm,  the Porsche produces a very loud mechanical sound almost like it's roaring.

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The Porsche 356 Visualized

The Porsche 356 Visualized

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Oct 2014
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In conjunction with Tuesday's Outlaw Porsche video, we wanted to share more information about the wonderful bathtub Porsches. So we've created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the 500th Porsche was built in the fourth year of production?

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Scare Yourself With These Five Finds

Scare Yourself With These Five Finds

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Oct 2014

Modern cars with airbags, traction control, anti-lock brakes, sensible weight distribution, seatbelts and crumple zones can still be dangerous. Remove one or all of those components, add power to the equation, and you get a car that could kill you at any moment...

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The Original Rush of a Porsche

The Original Rush of a Porsche

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Oct 2014
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The 911 was in amazing shape, featuring only 37,000 original miles, and included everything that it did when it was first sold new, including the window sticker and even a packet of disposable gloves intended for roadside emergencies. Additionally, it’s completely stock and has never been altered or modified. Gary simply enjoys the rush of driving a Porsche convertible.

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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?