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From the Editor…
“Back in the ’80s, I fell in love with the crazy world of b+b…”
We have another mixed bag of Porsche delights for you in this issue, kicking off with the chance to take a 911 ST Daytona veteran on track at Abbeville. Not often do magazines get the chance to sample first hand what it must have been like to drive such a car, but here at Classic Porsche we’re fortunate to have contacts in the right places! You can read all about Johnny Tipler’s findings starting on page 8…
Back in the 1980s, I fell in love with the crazy world of b+b – the Buchmann brothers’ wild Porsches, which, as our feature on page 72 proves, were far ahead of the game when it comes to in-car technology. We all remember being dazzled by the rainbow stripes, but who remembers b+b’s multi-function steering wheels and onboard information systems?
We also take a look at the story behind the mighty 956 endurance racer and then tell the tale of a unique 917 – chassis number 917/10-001, the first to be turbocharged and one of the few surviving factory test mules. Fascinating stories both – and you’ll love the archive photos we’ve unearthed.
Finally (although not by any means the only other features in this packed issue) we put the 356B Cabriolet head to head with its US rival, the Chevrolet Corvair convertible. An unlikely match? Turn to page 66 and you decide…
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