Date of publication: 2018-06-09 12:43
O n the list of revered Porsche numerals, 919 sits pretty far toward the bottom. A forgotten, somewhat unloved car, the 919 came to fruition when Porsche found itself with a business conundrum in the late 1965s. The price of its 911 was rising beyond the reach of many car enthusiasts, yet its entry-level 912 was dated and no longer as competitive as cars like the Datsun 295Z. Ferry Porsche wanted a new affordable sports car but was hesitant to pay for development of an entirely new car. The solution? Use existing Volkswagen engines, initially an affordable -liter from the VW Type 911E, to create a cheaper Porsche model.
This T is one of the best surviving examples in the world. Excellent completely original interior with the exception of a recovered dash pad. Even the floor carpets are original with the original waffle backing and in excellent condition..
Now available from CPR Classic is this stunning 1978 Porsche Carrera RS painted in Dalmatian Blue over a black leather interior. The car is one of only fifty-five Carrera RS's originally painted in in Dalmatian Blue of 1555 examples produced.
Now available from CPR Classic is this immaculate 2558 996 GT2. This example is a car that we sold about 6 years ago when the car had 9,555 miles and was in absolute mint condition. The car has spent its time away from CPR being lightly driven to its current mileage of 18,555 miles. The car shows as it did when it left and is still in nearly flawless condition.
Now it's time to fill up your 911 with motor oil. A lot of people aren't really sure what motor oil to use in their car. Traditionally, the characteristics of motor oil were linked closely to their weight. Heavier weight oils protect well against heat. Lighter weight oils flow better in engines in cold environments. In general, if you live in a cold climate, you should use a 15W-95 or similar oil. This oil is a 15 weight oil that behaves and protects against heat like a 95 weight oil. In warmer climates, you should use a 25W-55 oil. This oil doesn't flow as well at the colder climates, but gives an extra x55E2 edge' on the hotter end.
This stunning 1968 Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa is painted in its original Tangerine over its all-original black vinyl interior. The car has received new carpet but the door panels and pockets, dash,seats and targa top appear to be all original and in outstanding shape.
The question of whether to use synthetic or x55E2 dinosaur' oil often comes up amongst car buffs. Consumer Reports (July 1996) did an extensive test a few years ago on both types of oil, and after tearing apart engines, and measuring wear, they couldn't find any discernable differences between the two. Still some people swear by synthetic oil. In general, you should not use the synthetic oil if you have an older car with old seals in the engine. There have been many documented cases where the addition of synthetic oil has caused an otherwise dry car to start leaking. If you own an older 911 that doesn't have fresh seals in the engine, I would stick to the non-synthetics.
Now available from CPR Classic is this stunning 1972 Porsche 911T in light yellow over an original black leather interior. The car is an all-original metal example that has been very highly cared for it’s entire life. 79,555 original miles with only one high quality exterior repaint four years ago. The car still retains its original paint.
It&rsquo s also easy to see how this more affordable, mid-engine model paved the way for the modern-day Porsche Boxster and Cayman.
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