Very cool clip of the very first Porsche prototype.

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  1. Obsessed

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    Thanks so much for posting. It is the holy grail of Porsches. I knew it was up for sale, so not surprised to see this vid, although I thought it was in worse condition.

    I had a 911 for 15 years - going through a driving course at Laguna Seca with it and more car rallyes than I could count, belonged to PCA and kept a friend's 356 for about two years, driving it once a week. It is in my blood. I love to watch the evolution and lineage through the years, especially the 550 Spyder transforming into the beautiful Boxster of today. A glorious history and their racing history peaking with the almighty 917.

    And yes, I dutifully did the 4 valve cover valve adjustment every 3000 miles and kept the two 3-barrel Webers singing with their 27 carburetor adjustments.:cool:
     
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    I’ve never owned but have driven several Porches. Of my faves are the 356Cs.
    TD, I don’t understand the fitment issue. I’m 6’4” and have always had to move the seat up to reach the pedals. Got to drive a 911 Turbo with auto trans. Fun car scary fast.
    Only Porches I could afford these days would be A basket case 914.
     
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    The Tiger II was actually a Henschel design.

    Porsche's design for the earlier Tiger I didn't get picked up, either. Henschel got that one, as well.

    Porsche's "failed" entry for the Tiger I became the Elefant tank destroyer when it was modified to wield a fixed gun.

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    And it led to this. There's lots of vids of this car; I like this one because it explains how and why they built this non-sanctioned version of the 919. And..., it has about 96 views of them going flat through Eau Rouge:eek: - IMHO the greatest corner on the greatest track in the world.

     
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    Usually German cars are very accommodating for larger drivers.
     
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    I'm in love.

    Too bad it's not a 1750.
     
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    Just keep the revs up on that 1300 and drive it like you know it’s Italian. You won’t break that engine.

    OTOH, a 1750 or 2000 should drop right into that thing.
     
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    This thread make me go and take a 30 minute joyride in my Boxster. I love my other cars, but the Porsche does its thing uniquely. In that sense, there really is no substitute - as their advertising used to say:)
     
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    Which goes so well with the slogan of THIS brand.
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  10. Obsessed

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    Put a few more miles on it for me.
     
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    Will do! :):cool:
     
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    Oh oh, the bidding was screwed up majorly. The open bid was for $30 million, but apparently the bidding after that assumed the starting bid was $13 million (or something like that). Anyway, it was removed from bidding after the horrendous snafu.

     
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