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Porsche 911 Questions
How Do I Know If A Car Has A Single Row Ims Bearing?
According to IMS Solutions, the single-row bearings were phased in during 2000-01. If I have the VIN #, how can I find out which bearing the 996 Carrera I'm considering has?
Is Failure Of The Ims Bearing Inevitable In M96 And M97 Porsche Engines?
The Intermediate shaft Bearing failure is a known issue and I'm considering the purchase of a 2000 911 Carrera 2 with 157,000 miles and no known engine repair to date. I'm quite concerned about the p...
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Do you have recommendations for companies that do car transport? Do you know of National Transport? enclosed transport from 66203 to 90254
What Is A Normal Life Span For A Porche 911 Or A Boxer
I've gotten intrigued about owning a Porsche. However, the newer low mileage ones are out of my price range, but those about 10-15 years old with 60,000+ miles are not. I've heard a Porsche engine i...
Swastikas Carved In My 1970 Porsche 911
Was curious to see if any other porsche guys have found carved/engraved swastikas behind the door panels of your car, I have them carved/engraved in both doors of my 1970 911. appreciate any input
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About the Porsche 911
Throughout the history of automobiles, there have been only a handful that have been truly distinctive and iconic. The Porsche 911 is one of those cars, and in fact was recognized as one of the most influential cars of the 20th century by an international poll.
Although it made its debut in 1963 at the Frankfurt Auto Show as a 1964 model, its design origins date back to the 1950s, when Ferry Porsche, son of Ferdinand Porsche, Sr., began to tinker with exterior styling for a car that would eventually replace the Porsche 356, a 2-seat, rear-engined sport coupe that was the first car produced under the Porsche name. The original concept for the 356 was to be a 2-seat version of the Volkswagen Beetle, which had been designed by Ferdinand Porsche, Sr. Initially intended to be a limited run, it proved to be so popular that it was sold into the early 1960s.
The 911 was originally conceived as a 4-seat follow-up to the 356, but Ferry Porsche eventually decided to make it a 2-seater with an air-cooled rear engine, just like the Beetle, although with larger dimensions, more interior room, and more power than the 356. The first 911 models were equipped with a 2.0-liter (1991cc) 6-cylinder boxer-style engine that produced 130 bhp (brake horsepower, which is the horsepower before being diluted by the other components of a car, such as the transmission and differential).
Like the Volkswagen Beetle, the styling of the Porsche 911 has changed incrementally over the years, yet the car has retained its essential distinctive style. Horsepower has continually been improved, as have the car's luxury appointments, and a number of additional models, such as the Targa (open-top) and the S (high-performance version), as well as an all-wheel-drive version, have been introduced over the years.