Breakfast with the Air-cooled family

Something very famous or very popular, to represent a particular opinion of a particular time. In the World of automobiles there are not too many out which can truly claim the nomenclature, Iconic. Off the top of my head, and in my opinion at least, the two most iconic badges to have withstood the test of time remain the BMW 3 series and our subject for today, the Porsche 911, of the air-cooled variety.

Over the weekend, the local air-cooled Porsche club held a private breakfast gathering and yours truly managed to sneak in. No, not really, i was registered as a guest and paid the entry fee. Anyway, with quite the assortment of cars on show, here are some of my highlights. Let’s begin with my favourite!

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Oh wait, how did this get here? How embarrassing. Let’s move on to…

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My personal favourite of the show and the first car that caught my eye when i first entered the grounds. It might not be anywhere near concours standard but this 911 just oozes personality. Check out those turbo fan wheel covers!

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Sitting on top of what i believe are a set of OZ Strosek wheels, the turbo fan covers look to be a set of custom made jobs since i’ve never seen any turbo fans mounted in this manner. So cool.

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Love the little bits of personalisation. Deus Ex Machina, in English, God from the Machine.

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All the World needs is Rough?

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Built to the philosophy of 改善(Kaizen), a Japanese approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.

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On the other end of the scale and with a much more pampered life, we have this. An ex-royalty Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo.

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I overheard someone mentioning 70,000km on the odometer for the 35 year old. Or was it 7,000km? Hmm…

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Those spotlights are spot-on! (Sorry)

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Very clean interior looks barely used.

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Another car with an early life that was just as quiet as its royal cousin. This highly desirable and very very rare 964 Carrera RS.

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This here is the real deal.

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Living her early life in the confines of the first owner’s living room, i think a nice detailing session should be in order.

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All the World needs is Rough you say? Here’s Singapore’s one and only (for now) Nakai-san special, RWB Natalie Lucas.

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Another stunner, this white 964. Sitting on the best wheels ever made… In the World. The BBS LM.

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Perfect stance.

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Like bees to honey.

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This 930 Turbo had some very interesting, some very lovely detailing and a most gorgeous body color.

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Subtle intakes on the front bumper.

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I lurrrrrve the interior.

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Very clean engine bay too!

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While the green car above might have had some RUF items added, here now, is the real deal.

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While magazine write ups thought me how rare and special this car was. Playstation’s Gran Turismo brought it to life.

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RUF wheels look great on all Porsches.

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Another 930 Turbo but in full original spec.

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Would you prefer a Turbo Cabriolet instead?

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Move away from the fast lane if you see these 2 searing yellow speed machines approaching.

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How do you like your 993?

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Can’t go wrong with Guards red. Especially on a Speedster. I’ve wanted one ever since i was a kid. With only 2 left in Singapore, I’d reckon my chances aren’t that great.

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A very unique color on this 964 Turbo. Also a rather rare car and highly coveted.

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Flatnose Targa? Not my cup of tea but it WAS the decade of shoulder pads and giant power suit blazers.

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With prices of these cars having skyrocketed recently, admiring from a distance is probably the closest i can ever get to them. This makes me a sad panda.

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Not everyone’s here to admire the cars i guess!

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Not a 911 but this 914 is also an Air-cooled. A rather fine looking one too.

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Just the basics and nothing but the basics. What more would you want? A 12 speaker B&O sound system? The music’s from the back (middle) matey!

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Something a little more vintage, a little more hipster perhaps?

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The local Porsche dealer Stuttgart were great sports and lent support to this event brought along a brand new nine-nine-something-point-something-something (the new turbo one) 911 to the show. Times sure have changed but that basic shape is still there.

With the morning coming to a close i said my goodbyes and left the event, but not before snapping some shots in the carpark! It’s always good fun to see what cars turn up to such events and i wasn’t disappointed. There was a Ferrari 458 and a few newer Porsches around but since those are somewhat a dime a dozen in Singapore, here’s what i caught instead.

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A stunning backdated 911. I think it was a 964. Lookin’ good.
Edit: It’s a 930 SC

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I thought this was a NA 944 but some chatter online points to it being a 924 Turbo with grafted on 944 panels. To each his own i guess.

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And Giselle34 sitting happy in very good company. These 3 would make a pretty lovely garage stable no? A man can dream…

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