The earliest recall I have of Porsche is from the early 60's of the 356 B that belonged to a family friend. As I was growing up, the 911 crossed my radar and at one time while in high school I wanted a 914/6 in the worst way. Through the years, Porsche has been a strong interest of mine, especially the racing cars of which so many were based on production models. I enjoyed a 1975 911 Turbo for a brief period, which is the only Stutgart product I've had of the many cars I've owned. I still have a keen spot for the Porsche production cars and present those in my collection here.

Porsche Production Cars

1959 Porsche 356A Carrera de Luxe Coupe: Produced from 1948 through 1965, the Porsche 356 was produced in several coupe, roadster and cabriolet versions. The 356A version appeared in 1955, with a revision of the 356A occurring in 1957 (Type 2). Powered by a 1.6L GS four-cylinder engine, which produced 105 bhp. the de Luxe version of the 356A was a more refined and comfortable touring car; even though it was heavier and gave up some of its performance and handling ability.
Model by HIGH SPEED 1/43
1967 Porsche 911R: Porsche developed a racing version of the 911, the 911R lightweight racers were the first among a series of 911s that would dominate GT racing for over 40 years. Most of the body panels were fabricated in lightweight fiberglass, for a total weight reduction of 500 lbs from the standard production car. It was powered by the 2.0L flat-six 210 bhp engine from the 906. One of 20 customer cars built.
Model by EBBRO 1/43
1970 Porsche 911S: This slate grey 911S was featured in the opening scenes of the movie LeMans with start Steve McQueen. Sold by Porsche to Solar Productions and delivered to the set of Le Mans in France, this 911S was highly optioned, likely as a showcase for Porsche. McQueen owned several 911's including a 1969 911S in the same color back in America. The price tage for this car when new was a whopping $8,300USD!
Model by SCHUCO 1/43
1970 Porsche 914/6: By the late 1960's, Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry level 912. In a collaborative effort with VW, they produced the 914. The 914/6 is powered by a 2.0 L flat-6 engine from the 1969 911T, placed amidships in front of the gearbox. 914/6 models used a similar suspension and brakes to the 911, giving superior handling and braking superiority over the 4-cylinder 914.
Model by HIGH SPEED 1/43

1972 Porsche 916: One of eleven prototypes made, the 916 used the 914/6 as a base, with a welded top to become a true coupe and a larger engine than the 914/6. Better suspension and braking, along with widened fenders made the 916 standout for the 914/6. Powered by the 2.4L six-cylinder engine from the 911 S, the 916 produced 190hp and could reach a top speed of 145 mph, the fast of the production Porsche's at the time. Cost is what ultimately killed the 916 concept. It would not only have been the fastest Porsche, but the most expensive too. Already declining sales of the 911 indicated their was no viable market for the 916.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
1975 Porsche 911 Turbo Type 930: The 911 Turbo, otherwise known as the 930, was built in various configurations between 1975-1989. At its introduction, it was the fastest production car in Germany and would form the basis for the 934 & 935 race cars. Powered originally by a 3.0L flat-six turbo engine producing 256hp, engine displacement would eventually be increased to 3.3L and 262 hp. To cope with the increased horsepower and torque of the turbo-charged engine, the 930 had a revised suspension and larger brakes than the 911 Carrera models. They would also use a more robust 4-speed transmission instead of the Carrera 5-speed. The signature "whale tail" spoiler on the rear of the 930 was for increased air flow to the engine and additional downforce. They were not easy cars to learn to drive and have confidence to drive fast due to oversteer and turbo lag, especially in the wet.
Model by KYOSHO 1/43
1976 Porsche 934: The 934 was developed with the Porsche 930 as the basis, using glass fibre body panels and a 3.0L flat-six turbo-charged engine that produced 480bhp. Developed for racing, Porsche needed to built 400 cars to meet FIA Group 4 regulations, with a few street cars making it to market. It was the last Porsche race car based on a 911 production model.
Model by SCHUCO 1/43
1978 Porsche 928: A break from the rear-engine, air-cooled Porsche 911 variants, the 928 broke convention for Porsche with its water cooled front engine 4.5L SOHC eight cylinder engine. Porsche's flagship model, the 928 fir Ferdinand Porsche's vision of a luxury touring car. I have never been a fan of the styling.
Model by SOLIDO 1/43

1982 Porsche 911SC Targa: In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the '911SC', which was a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo (930). Its 3.0L flat-six cylinder fuel-injected engine produces 204 bhp and its 5-speed transmission allowed a top speed of 140 mph. The 911 SC included options like the rear whale tail, 16 inch wheels and sports seats.
Model by DE AGOSTINI 1/43
1983 Porsche 935: In 1983 Porsche produced a one-off road car based on a 934 chassis and meant to mimic the 935 for TAG Heuer owner Mansour Ojjeh. Powered by a 3.3L, turbocharged flat six-cylinder engine, which produced 380 hp and was capable of 186 mph. Creature comforts were not ignored in this race car in street car clothing. It featured a premum leather and wood interior to go along with the full racing roll cage, brakes and suspension. It has passed through several hands over the year, including a long stint in Texas with owner John Mecom. When it sold at auction in 2014, it only had 12,000 miles on the odometer.
Model by SPARK 1/43
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Clubsport (CS): Powered by the 3.2L horizontally opposed flat 6 cylinder, producing 231 bhp, the 911 Carrera Club Sport (CS) is a reduced weight version of the standard Carrera that, with engine and suspension modifications, was purpose built for club racing. The CS had a blueprinted engine with hollow intake valves and a higher rev limit, with enough equipment and material removed to save an estimated 155lb in weight. A total of 340 examples were built.
Model by HIGH SPEED 1/43
2009 Porsche 911 Targa: The 997 series of 911 production began in 2005 and while keeping a similar profile of its predecessor, its revised shape brought the drag coefficient down to 0.28. The Targa is the 4WD version with dual, sliding glass tops. Powered by a 3.8L flat-six cyl. engine, the 350 hp engine easily propels this version of the iconic 911 to well over 190 mph.
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43

2010 Porsche Panamera Turbo: The Panamera is Porsche's first four-door coupe, aimed at the luxury sedan market. It is front-engined with rear-wheel drive, or with four-wheel drive. The Panamera's name is derived, like the Porsche Carrera line, from the Carrera Panamericana race. Its 4.8L Twin Turbo V8 produces 550 hp and moves its 4,000 lbs along nicely!
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43
2013 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach: The 918 is a mid-engine, plug-in hybrid, which at the time of its launch in 2012 is one of the world's fastest cars. Powered by a 4.6L V8 petrol engine which produces 608 hp and two electric motors (one driving each axle) producing 279 hp, the 918 has a combined 887hp! This is the Weissach Package edition of the 918, which has an overall reduced weight from the 'standard' 918, along with additional aerodynamic aids. The 918 has a top-speed of 214 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds!
Model by MINICHAMPS 1/43



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JAGUAR RACING CARS:
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JAGUAR AT LE MANS

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1988 - PRESENT
JAGUAR CONCEPT CARS
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RACING & RALLYE CARS
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