I would like to know what kind of car this is, I can't seem to find it
anywhere. -_-0 So If you would please tell me thank!
Porsche 125A Cabriolet circa 1956
I origonally thought that it was a Carmen Ghia, but I think that it is
probably that 125A. :thumbs:
I thought so too...but I found that same pic...and I was vindicated!
What's the difference between a Porsche 125 and a 356? Cause I thought that was a 356 B roadster...
Guys, the car in the initial post:
is the Porsche Speedster. it's a variant of teh 356 series, but it ISN'T a cabriolet. The 356 Cabriolet (and Convertible D) have roll up side windows and a more up right (and taller) windscreen. The Speedster has a short, chrome surround windscreen, and no door windows. It uses snap on side curtains (and the snaps are clearly visible in his pictures), thus making it a true roadster (a roadster is a 2 door, 2 seat ope not car with no roll up side windows).
is a 356 Cabriolet (aka Convertible D)
The car in the original post is one of these: http://images.google.com/images?q=porsche%20speedster&hl=en&lr=&sa=N&tab=wi
BTW, that red Cabrilet ONLY shows up as a 125 A in that particular picture
on that particualr site. (though it also says Porsche 256a in teh
the fact is, there was no Porsche 125a OR 256a. The name on that site is wrong, and you can look it up elswhere.
The 356 series is what your'e looing for, as it's Porsche's first series. There were a few variants, the 356A, 356B, and 356C, as well as the Speedster and Carrera models.
Here is the 356A (in coupe form: there were also Cabriolet and Speedster versions)
And the 356B (note body changes)
Great! Thanks Chris! :thumbs:
Yeah that's what i thought... I love the 356 B, one of the greatest
Porsche's ever. However, my favorite is definitely the first generation
911. That is an awesome sports car!
(Both of these happen to be Targa models.)
I agree. I've had 3 911s, a '66, '69, and '74. All three were
Here's my '66 and '69:
I don't have any other pics left of my '66 911 by itself. But here's my '69 by itself:
My '74 with my RX7:
And my '66 912 autocrosser:
You seem to have had quite a collection of cars Chris! :thumbs:
ChrisV, on rotory engines, the air goes into the intake and then how many
ports does it have. Like on a 4 cylinder engine there is 4 ports and in
rotary are there more than one? I know that rotary have a single opening
for the intake inside the rotor.
And how and why did you swap it for a V8? Out of waht car?
CarExpert, please PM Chris with your random questions. They always throw off the whole thread. Thanks! :thumbs:
Wow, Chris, I'm REALLY jealous. You had THREE early 911's!!! You lucky son of a b****! :laughing:
Here you go:
Not all 4 cylinders have four ports, some have only two, some have 3, mine only has three. Its just that you see more engines with four ports nowadays because We have found its more effecient to have four smaller valves then two giant ones.
How many ports it has depends on which version of the engine you're talking
about. In an early rotary (10A, 12A, and pre-86 13B) there are four intake
ports (two for each rotor) that come in the iron housings. On certain race
versions, those ports are blocked off, and a large port is put directly
into the aluminum housings directly above teh exhaust ports. This is a
preipheral port design. Makes lots of uppr rpm power, but absolutely no low
end and midrange. On the later 13B there are 6 intake ports, two of which
only come on line above a certain rpm.
That's a HUGE story, one that's too large for even PM's... Suffice it to say that it was done because the RX7 died after thw first year of ownership, and at the time it did, the cost of even rebuilding the stock engine was prohibitive. Why spend more than the car was worth to simply repair a 145hp stock engine, or spend considerably more to modify it to a reasonable power level but leave it unreliable? I happened to have a built up 302 Ford from my buddy's drag car that put out bit numbers and was reliable, so I put that in.
That's a VERY breif overview of what happened. After the conversion, it actually handled better than it did before, was way quicker, and considerably more unique, while costing me less than simply rebuilding the stock engine.