When Matt Farah left the potholed streets of New York for sunny Los Angeles, he didn't anticipate the roads to be so lousy. The pockmarked streets of the sprawling city required something with suspension travel—something which could absorb undulations. Though his large-but-comforting Ford Raptor was supple enough, he still wanted something small …Continue to the full article
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Is the 911 Carrera Club Sport The Best Driving Air-Cooled 911?
The 911 Carrera Club Sport is an exercise in minimalism not equaled by any other impact-bumper 911. With the broad torque curve of a 3.2 and the elemental simplicity of a 2.7RS, this is a very special car. In typical Porsche fashion this car wasn't constructed with a Chapman-era-Lotus-like approach to weightloss, however. Chapman was happy to shave …Continue to the full article
Matt Farah Buys a 911 Carrera 3.2. It’s Purple!
On The Smoking Tire podcast, Matt Farah has repeatedly referred to his new 911 as "Grape Soda Lip Gloss." That may be a little harsh, as we think his Cassis Red Carrera 3.2 looks pretty stellar, if not a bit purple. If sites like Bring a Trailer are any indication, late production G-series cars are on the rise. It sounds like Mr. Farah got a pretty …Continue to the full article
Jay Leno Drives Workshop 5001’s 911s
Marlon Goldberg of Workshop 5001 has quite a bit of experience modifying air-cooled 911s. In addition to running his own shop, Goldberg has worked as a mechanic for Manhattan Motor Cars, as well as Singer. Given what his counterparts, and former employers, across town at Singer are known for, Goldberg's reluctance to backdate cars may come as a …Continue to the full article
Doody Brown: A Porsche Story
Out of six Porsches ranging from a pair of 930s to a GT3 RS, this 1974 911 Targa is Romi Mirza's favorite. A Porsche is not by its nature modest, but in that company this Targa is certainly humble. Romi had this example fully restored, from the sounds of it by Porsche Classic, and he drives it. He drives it a lot, as he says "like a Porsche is …Continue to the full article
R-Gruppe Backdate: The Stealth G-Series
There is an old VW Beetle ad from the mid 1960s which shows a Beetle with multi-colored body panels. The text of the ad goes on to explain that one fender is from a '58, an other from a '64, and the hood and door are from '59 and '62 Beetle respectively. VW was very proud to be fashion-immune, and as such parts were easy to find. As the 911 stemmed …Continue to the full article
The All-Rounder: A 1976 911 For Street and Track
Some cars are designed from the outset to be all things to all people. This is not one of those cars. By design a sports car is very seldom capable of being all things to all people, but that doesn't mean that one can't be a multi-purpose tool. Australian FLATSIXES.com-reader David Anderson's 1976 911 is one such multi-purpose tool. A very capable …Continue to the full article