For this month’s hodgepodge, I’ll post pictures from a recent charity car show I attended. I brought out the Canon T3i and a prime 50mm lens with me. In doing so, I was not able to capture a lot of full car pictures. Instead, I focused my attention on the details.
Enjoy a 50mm Crop-frame sensor perspective of some classic cars.
Apologize for the delayed postings everybody – very busy recently! Today we have a beautiful 1978 Porsche 911 SC Targa. I have always been a huge fan of the Porsche Targa and Targa tops in general. This one is bathed in all white and is looking pristine for a nearly 40 year old sports car.
Check out Porsche AG website for interesting information about classic Porsche’s.
This 1967 Porsche 912 Coupe looks fantastic in white. Parked on the street, I can only assume this one is daily driven.
Some information via Porsche AG:
To bridge the price gap between the 356, which was still being produced at this time and the 911, in 1965 Porsche launched the 912 – a less expensive and significantly less powerful variant of the 911.
In terms of looks and technology, the 912 was virtually identical to the 911. Unlike the 911, however, it was powered by the 1.6-litre flat-four engine from the 356 SC at the rear. Its power output was reduced from 95 to 90 hp at 5,800 rpm for use in the 912 in order to give the engine more low-end torque and stability. Power transmission was provided by a 4-speed manual transmission.
As we saw yesterday very briefly, this Porsche was spotted outside Mistress the other day. This one is a (I believe) 1976 Porsche Carrera in a beautiful grey color. Check out the pics…
And some information via Wikipedia.
The Carrera 2.7 was mechanically identical to the 1973 RS, inheriting its 210 bhp (154 kW) MFI engine and still weighed the same at 1075 kg (2370 lb). It had the wide RS rear wings and also the ducktail for the 1974 model (except for the German market). It was available either as a coupe or a Targa. For 1976 a special run of 113 coupes with MFI were made. In addition 30 MFI Targas with narrow rear wings were made for the Belgian police.
The US Carrera 2.7 was restricted to the 2.7 K-Jetronic engine as the MFI RS engine was banned on emission grounds. Power output was 175 bhp, later being reduced to 165 bhp, and in California 160 bhp.
The well known problem of pulled cylinder head studs with the K-Jetronic 2.7 engine only occurred in hot climates. This emerged in 1975 in California where thermal reactors, aimed at reducing emissions, were fitted below the cylinder heads thus causing heat build up around the magnesium crankcase and then made worse by the lean running K-Jetronic CIS. The fitting of a 5-blade engine fan instead of the usual 11-blade further compounded the situation. Bearing in mind Porsche’s largest market being the USA, the 930 Turbo, Carrera 3.0 and all subsequent models used aluminium alloy crankcases which were around 15 lb (7 kg) heavier.
The Bosch K-Jetronic CIS varied fuel pressure to the injectors dependent on the mass airflow. While this system was exceedingly reliable, it did not allow the use of as “hot” cams as MFI or carburettors allowed. Therefore, the 911S’s horsepower decreased from 190 to 175 PS (140–128 kW) despite the displacement increase from 2.4 to 2.7 L. However, the engine did have increased drivability.
Also produced for the 1976 “model year”, for the U.S. market, was the 912E, a 4-cylinder version of the 911 like the 912 that had last been produced in 1969. It used the I-series chassis and the 2.0 Volkswagen engine from the Porsche 914. In all, 2099 units were produced. In 1976 the Porsche 924 took this car’s place for the 1977 “model year” and beyond. The power was supplied by a 4-cylinder high-performance fuel injection motor also used in the 411 Volkswagen. Less than 6000 were built.
To start off Porsche week, we have a 1967 Porsche 912 and a 1975 Porsche 911 that we will showcase more in the next 2 days. As a bonus, I took a pic of two cars that Mistress in Silverlake has in their shop…
I am not particularly knowledgeable with older Porsche’s and my information may not be 100% right. If any readers have more knowledge and information, please let me know in the comments section.
Let’s kick off a week of nothing but Porsche vehicles with this slew of Porsche 911’s from various generations. I had to stop by this shop in Silverlake, named Mistress, that exclusively works on Porsche vehicles. All these were parked on the street and I assume are either the vehicles of employees or customer’s vehicles.
A German rarity! A 1985 Porsche 911 Convertible dons the streets of Los Feliz. Gorgeous color and looks clean as can be. Rear Engine and RWD is a good combo!
Some information about it via Wikipedia:
Starting in MY 1978, the new 3.0 L 911 SC (2994 cc) was now the basic 911 model. It was in effect a Carrera 3 (known as a 911S in the US) detuned to provide 180 PS (132 kW). The “SC” designation was reintroduced by Porsche for the first time since the 356 SC (as distinguished from the race-engined 356 Carrera). No Carrera versions were produced and the 930 Turbo remaining at the top of the range. Porsche’s engineers felt that the weight of the extra luxury, safety and emissions equipment on these cars was blunting performance compared to the earlier, lighter cars with the same power output, so in non-US cars, power was increased to 188 PS (138 kW) for 1980, then finally to 204 PS (150 kW). However, cars sold in the US market retained their lower-compression 180 PS engines throughout. This enabled them to be run on lower-octane fuel.