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Porsche Mashup (Slantnose vs Cayman) – Meatpacking District, NYC

May 7th, 2010 by Stu

I headed down to the utterly trendy Meatpacking District for dinner at the Standard Grill and was immediately distracted by all the choice rides strewn about Washington Street.  First I peeped this tricked out Cayman S, complete with bitchin Sarona body kit, black wheels, tints and frosty Carrara White coloring. The stark white silhouette, in contrast with dark wheels, looked as if it was hovering above the asphalt. The owner gave me nasty looks from the nearby table he was sitting at as I snapped away at his baby. Maybe he thought I was an SEC auditor or something? Next up was this well-kept 911 Turbo Slantnose (aka Flatnose), “Flachbau” in German, parked around the corner. I was floored not least because of how rare these specially bodied 911s are, but because of how exotic it still manages to look more than 20 years later. Just another night in the Meatpacking District right?

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Lost Cause – Lincoln Blvd, Venice CA

March 25th, 2010 by Mike

So my girlfriend sees this rust bucket Porsche in a gravel parking lot on her way down Lincoln one day. She tells me about it, and instantly I’m imagining a long hood version of our buddy Mike Burroughs’ mean, rusty E28. I call Jim Bauer and, within milliseconds, he’s ready to make an offer. He’s got visions of a non-operating early body (69-73) to restore, or at least scrap body panels from. Both of our dreams were smashed upon arrival at the gravel lot. No motor, hence the SUV ride height. The interior looks like a mini garbage dump. And there’s just enough body damage and terminal rust on each panel to make it not worth the effort. But somehow, especially sitting in between a Jeep Cherokee and Honda Fit, this Porsche is still a gorgeous sight.

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Under the hood: Jim Bauer

March 2nd, 2010 by Mike

Pictured: BMX rider/artist Jim Bauer and his 1981 Porsche 911 SC

Jim Bauer is no stranger to Q&A, but his interviews are usually about a crazy BMX gap, or maybe his custom designed T shirts, or even his artistic approach to wedding planning . When it comes to cars, I like Jim’s perspective because he’s not a typical “car guy”. He’s the guy with a million other talents who also happens to have great taste in cars. Like the rest of Jim’s endeavors, his 1981 Porsche 911 SC has achieved what many of us might call perfection.

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Porsche Carrera – Oakwood Ave, Venice, CA

February 11th, 2010 by Mike

The type 964 Carrera (’89-’94) could be the perfect 911. The narrowness, simplicity and rawness of the longhoods and Impact Bumpers, but with just enough refinement to compete with the 993 and 996. It could also be the perfect car for this parking space.

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Porsche 911 Carrera C4S – Goldsmith Inlet, Peconic NY

January 14th, 2010 by Stu

We all lust after the latest and greatest in automotive exotica – Ferraris, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and whatever other hand built, high speed sex machines you can spout off. We read fervishly about them, drool over pictures in magazines and enviously watch Jeremy Clarkson beat the shit out of them on Top Gear’s private test track. The reality is that they are quite rare and prohibitively expensive for those of us who don’t hedge funds for a living. That is why the everyday automotive heroes are the ones who appreciate what they have, not what they don’t. Our loyal reader Steve falls into this camp. The 51 year old car nut is every bit as in love with his ’97 Glacier White on blue C4s as he was the day he brought it home. Can you really blame him?

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Porsche Carrera – Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles

January 11th, 2010 by Nick

car1aWe all know that feeling. You suddenly notice the girl next door. You finally pay attention to what’s beautiful about that famous painting. On the radio, you hear an old song your dad used to sing along to in a whole new way. That thing you’ve experienced a million times suddenly becomes…something else. Because of the setting, because of who you happen to be at that moment, a familiar thing takes on a whole new life. The ordinary becomes extraordinary. That old Carrera has been parked there for months, but walking by today, it stood out. The lines looked sleeker and the fenders more brooding. The old familiar statue took a breath, and we took notice. No need for dates and codes, trim levels or colors, we’ve all seen it a million times. Just another Carrera parked on the curb.

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Porsche 912 – NW 23rd & Quimby, Portland

January 7th, 2010 by Stu

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This pristine 912 is like on-the-go therapy to all the cold, wet pedestrians who pass by it. After all, there’s nothing happier than a Tangerine Porsche on a grey cloudy day. It’s like playing with puppies when you’re sad or swimming through Scrooge McDuck’s vault when you’re broke. Yes, I know the car won’t make the temperature any higher but it certainly cheers the place up.

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Under the hood: Brady Erickson

December 9th, 2009 by Nick

Pictured – Brady Erickson, lead singer of LA-based The Ross Sea Party, in his 1969 Porsche 912.

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When people see older cars in LA, it’s usually on a Sunday. Some old guy taking his prized possession out for a quick run to get the dust bunnies off of it. Once the ride is over, he puts it back, shuts the garage and drives his Lexus for the rest of the week. Older cars are just harder to deal with. After all, the last thing you want to worry about on the 110 is a hot engine or squealing transmission. Well, someone once told that to Brady Erickson, the singer of Los Angeles based The Ross Sea Party, but I don’t think he listened, or cared. His daily driver is a 1969 Porsche 912 and he drives it all over town… EVERYDAY. It’s his only car.

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Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Convertible – W25th Street, NYC

June 13th, 2009 by Ian

 

porsche-carrera-4sPorsche likes to brand their topless, AWD, uprated (that’s the S) 997-series Carrera with a tagline that reads “The sky is the limit”. Apparently the owner of this “Speed Yellow” example doesnt much enjoy Porsche’s advertising

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