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A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

911 Roadsters, Speedsters and Cabriolets

A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

Convertible 911s are a dime a dozen these days, but the Speedsters and Roadsters are entities unto themselves. That’s because they were all built in very small numbers, and boast distinct features over other 911s, such as a tiny little cloth hood to cover their occupants from the elements coupled with a humped tonneau cover that sits behind them. Speedsters, in particular, are usually built with a hodge-podge of the very best 911 parts available at the time. The new one, which is in the pipeline at Porsche, for instance, has the engine from a GT3 RS. The highlight of this particular part of the collection has to be the 2011 911 Speedster. It’s based on a 997-generation 911 GTS, and just 356 of them were ever built. The last one ever built recently changed hands for just under $400,000.

• 1989 911 Speedster
• 1992 911 America Roadster
• 1994 911 Speedster
• 1998 911 Carrera Cabriolet
• 2011 911 Speedster

911 Targas

A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

What do you do if you want an open-topped 911, but don’t fancy having a fully-fledged convertible? You buy a 911 Targa, of course! Targa cars feature a lift-out roof panel for open-topped motoring rather than a cloth convertible roof, so they make great compromises between hardtop and convertible models. The 911 Targa 4 GTS featured in this collection has the be the highlight of this particular section, and that’s because it’s widely considered to be the best all-around model available in the current 911 lineup.

• 1967 911S Targa
• 1976 911S Targa
• 1990 911 Targa
• 2016 911 Targa 4 GTS

356s

A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

The Porsche 356 actually predated the 911, which was introduced in 1965. Granted, not all of the 356s in the White Collection are actually white, but they’re no less attractive to look at! These older cars are highly-coveted by collectors and are actually rather hard to find in unrestored condition. The highlight of the 356 lineup in undoubtedly the 356A 1600 GS Carrera De Luxe, which featured Porsche’s first-ever racing motor, and is actually a road-going racer in its own right.

• 1965 356 SC
• 1963 356B 2000 GS Carrera 2
• 1959 356A 1600 GS Carrera De Luxe
• 1958 356A Speedster 1600 Super
• 1955 356 Continental

944s and 968s

A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

The Porsche 944 is based on the 924 that it replaced, and is front-engined, unlike a 911. It was introduced in 1982 and was in production until 1991. It was the most successful Porsche model ever until the introduction of the Boxster and 997-generation 911. Its successor, the 968, actually represents one of several botched attempts by Porsche to kill off the 911 and replace it with a new model. The 944 S2 Cabriolet that’s in the collection is definitely notable – it was the first convertible variant of the 944, and it’s still pretty rapid – even by today’s standards.

• 1987 944 Turbo Cup USA
• 1990 944 S2 Cabriolet
• 1994 968

Assorted 911 Carreras and Limited Editions

A Special Collection For Porsche Fans

Over the years, Porsche has produced many different variants of the 911, but some are more special than others. From the cars listed below, The 911 Carrera Club Sport definitely stands out – just 190 of them were ever made. The 911 Sport Classic of 2010 is a retro throwback model that instantly became a hit with collectors. The 911 50th Anniversary is a limited edition model to mark 50 years of the 911, whereas the 911 R of 2016 is a like a “greatest hits” version of the current 911 lineup, featuring a 4.0-liter GT3 RS engine, rear-wheel drive, a manual gearbox, reduced weight, and many other goodies. It’s pictured above.

• 1975 911 Carrera (RoW with MFI)
• 1988 911 Carrera Club Sport
• 1989 911 Carrera
• 1996 911 Carrera 4S
• 1997 911 Carrera 4S
• 2010 911 Sport Classic
• 2014 911 50th Anniversary
• 2016 911R




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