OT: 911 (was Re: A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay)

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Mon Jun 19 10:57:29 2000

On June 16, Chris Kennedy wrote:
> > Well, since you mentioned it, the '95 car I mentioned above is a
> > Porsche 911...a car that has changed very little over the years since
> > its introduction.
> I suppose it depends on what you define as "changed very little". '71, '73,
> '74, '76, '78, '82 and '85 all introduce significant chassis changes.
> The liquid-cooled current production engine has only passing resemblance
> to the air-cooled precursors and the transaxle has seen radical changes.
> About the only thing that is really constant about the car is the shape,
> the transmission-in-front-of-differential-in-front-of-engine-layout
> and the organization of the engine as a boxer-six. Oh, and the location
> of the ignition on the left-hand side of the wheel :-)
> Look hard enough and almost every bit has been radically revisited, which
> coupled with the amazing ability to graft in stuff from the 930/34/35 and
> even a few 928 bits, makes for *all sorts* of fun for those of us who get
> geeky over 911s... :-)

  When I say "changed very little" I meant compared to certain other
models of car we see on the roads these days. Certainly there are
dozens to hundreds of changes every year or couple of years...I have
an '83 and a '95, and they're very different cars. But, to the
non-911-geek, to see them sitting next to each other in a parking
lot, they're damn near identical.

            -Dave McGuire
Received on Mon Jun 19 2000 - 10:57:29 BST

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