WHAT’S INSIDE ISSUE #63 OF CLASSIC PORSCHE MAGAZINE?

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From the Editor…

It’s been a fun time since the last issue was put to bed, one of the highlights being driving our cover car, an immaculately-restored right-hand drive 1973 Carrera RS. As I mention in the story starting on page 8, it felt as if I was at the wheel of a brand new RS and I can only imagine the excitement the original owner must have felt when he collected the car all those years ago. 

It had been over a year since I’d first tried to get behind the wheel of this particular example, having followed its restoration with interest. The then owner wasn’t keen on anyone driving his car, even for a magazine feature, but once a deal was done I got the call asking if I’d like to shoot the Glacier Blue beauty for Classic Porsche. I didn’t need asking twice… 

“IT FELT AS IF I WAS AT THE WHEEL OF A BRAND NEW RS…”

I realised that it was quite possibly the first right-hand drive RS I’d ever driven and the familiar offset pedals reminded me of why I tend to prefer left-hookers. At least the 915 gearbox is more RHD-friendly than the old dog-leg 901. But whichever side the steering wheel is located, it’s that engine which makes you smile – hitting 4000rpm and listening to the induction roar as the tacho needle races round to the 7200rpm red line is an experience you’ll never forget. Porsche really did know how to make a great car back then – and, I guess, they still do today…

Keith Seume

Email: classicporsche@chpltd.com


 

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