Posts Tagged ‘porsche’

Porsche Creates A New Porsche – 1979 Porsche 924

November 9, 2015

The Porsche 924 maintains its less-than-desirable reputation, but look at other Porsches past that were disliked by “real” Porsche enthusiasts which are now very popular – the 356 and the 914, for example, or even the 911 targa. If that doesn’t help, try taking it out of the context of Porsche and evaluating it on its own merits – a front engine, rear-transaxle layout for good balance, a common engine with a Porsche-designed head and 95hp in North American spec, and a decent sized rear trunk for stowing all those hair products to keep your mullet and your lady-friend’s feathered hair in tip-top shape. Check out this 1979 Porsche 924 for sale for $3500 in North Plains, OR.

1979 Porsche 924 right side


Retraction – 1972 Porsche 914

July 29, 2015

Sometimes, reporting errors escape the close scrutiny of the RustyButTrusty editorial review board. That was the case with today’s story on the Opel GT, which said there were no truly modern sports cars sold as the same time as the Opel GT. This glaring oversight is unforgivable, and as such, this will be the last article posted here. Or not. In any case, let’s take a quick look at this 1972 Porsche 914 for sale for $2500 in Mendocino County, CA.

1972 Porsche 914 right side


Hybrid – 1974 Porsche 914 (plus bonus 1975 Porsche 914)

December 25, 2014

Even though the Germans offer several top-down roadster options nowadays (reality of the folding hardtop notwithstanding), they were not historically a producer of such cars. For quite a while, the only ragtop two-seater was the Mercedes SL line, and it’s a stretch to call that a sports car in the traditional sense. For the most part, those indulgences were left to the Italians and British, who foolishly chose to bungle their automotive industries with things like Spiders and roadsters. And now look what they’ve got… right? And the Germans have assumed the mantle for both luxury and sports cars. Anyhow, you could argue the genesis of the contemporary German roadster, ignoring the seminal BMW 328 and 507, might be the Porsche 914. Check out this 1974 Porsche 914 for sale for $4000 in Portland, OR.

1974 Porsche 914 yellow left front