Exterior Color: BLUESILVER
Interior Color: Black
Drive Type: 2-WHEEL DR.
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Ironton, Ohio, United States
PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER REPLICA MANUFACTURED IN CALIFORNIA BY VINTAGE SPEEDSTER.THE MOTOR IS A 1915CC VW ENGINE WITH MOFO-HEADS,DUAL WEBER CARBURATOR AND CHROMED MOTOR,HEADER SYSTEM,HAS A SUPERTRAPED EXHAUST AND MUFFLER SYSTEM.THE CAR HAS A GRANT WOODEN STEERING WHEEL,AM FM SONY CD PLAYER,HAS A TONEAU COVER.THE CAR HAS RACEING SEATS THAT ARE NOT VERY COMFORTABLE AND ALSO HAVE THE RACEING SHOULDER HARNESS SEAT BELTS.THIS CAR IS TITLED AS A 1974 VW AND WAS TAKEN APART AND THE FRAME WAS CUT AND REINFORCED TO FIT THE PORSCHE BODY AND DONE BY PROS AT THE CALIFORNIA SPEEDSTER SHOP,I HAVE THE MANUEL THAT SHOWS ILLISTRADED PICTURES OF HOW IT WAS DONE.I THINK TO MAKE THIS CAR RIGHT YOU WOULD NEED TO REDO THE INTERIOR WITH THE CORRECT SEATS,AND A PERSON CAN PURCHASED ALL THIS STUFF FROM CALIF. SPEEDSTER.THE PAINT IS NICE WITH ONLY SOME PIT MARKS ON THE LOWER PART FROM ROCKS ON THE ROAD.THIS IS A VERY NICE CAR THAT RUNS BEAUTIFUL AND HANDLES GREAT.THE BUYER WILL TO PICK THIS CAR UP,NO SHIPPING ON MY PART. ANY QUESTIONS CALL ME AT 740-534-2546.JIM
Porsche, though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, announced a voluntary recall on about 2,200 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 models built during the 2012 and 2013 model years. On cars equipped with the standard exhaust system it was found that the tailpipes could separate from the mufflers and become dangerous road debris; models that added the optional sport exhaust system are not included in this recall.
Affected vehicles were built between March and November of last year, but there have been no reports of the problem on any customer-owned vehicles. Porsche first noticed a cracked tailpipe weld on a test vehicle back in May, and since then has found similar problems on other internally owned vehicles, all with more than 25,000 miles on the clock. To fix the problem, dealers will be replacing the mufflers. Scroll down to read the official notice.
Currently, Porsche builds two turbocharged 911s - the Turbo and the Turbo S (and their cabriolet counterparts). The rest of the 911 range, meanwhile, is motivated by either 3.4- or 3.8-liter flat-sixes of varying outputs. This clear separation could be set to change in the very near future, though, as rumors continue to swirl that Porsche's rear-engined range could switch exclusively to turbocharged power.
This time, it's Car projecting that the 911 range will go turbocharged as part of a mid-cycle refresh, with the base Carrera's 3.4-liter dropping to 2.9 liters and adding an iron lung, bumping the entry level 911 up to 400 horsepower. Yes, a 400-horsepower, entry level 911. The Carrera S, meanwhile, will retain its 3.8-liter engine, but will also benefit from turbocharging, increasing output to 530 horsepower and 520 pound-feet of torque. So basically, it sounds like the current, 520-hp 911 Turbo will become the next Carrera S.
What does that mean for Porsche's traditional high-performance models? Well, it's a safe bet that the Turbo, Turbo S and eventual GT2 will be producing seriously huge power figures. Based on pure speculation, we wouldn't be shocked to see a 600-hp Turbo, with the S and GT2 increasing output markedly from there.
Let's face it: finding new tires for older cars can be challenging if tire manufacturers have stopped carrying the right sizes (this writer went through Hell to find a set of 205/60-13s). But what about tires for low-volume supercars, which use sizes that often won't fit on high-volume production vehicles? The Porsche Carrera GT isn't that old and tires are still available in the correct sizes, but the German automaker has shown its support of keeping them on the road by working with Michelin to give owners yet another tire option. Enter the Carrera GT-specific Pilot Super Sport.
It's common knowledge that tires are one of the most important pieces of the performance puzzle, and Porsche claims that the PSS tires, sized 265/35ZR-19 front and 335/30ZR-20 with Porsche's "N0" rating, will improve the Carrera GT's handling and stability all the way up to its claimed top speed of 205 miles per hour. That's important for a car with razor-sharp handling characteristics. They'll also net drivers a 10-percent increase in fuel economy on regular roads and up to 20 percent on racetracks, Porsche says.
The PSSs use cutting-edge tire technology to harness the Carrera GT's 610-horsepower. They have a dual-compound tread that's different from the inside of the tire to the outside, which, Porsche says, helps steering precision and increases maximum grip. Aramid fibers, which are lightweight but just as strong as steel, are used in the tire's belt to reduce unsprung weight.