The visual case for a classic 911

The lost years between 1998 and 2005 notwithstanding (an aside: could Pinky Lai arguably be to Porsche what Chris Bangle was to BM, except obviously on a much smaller scale?), was there ever a time in recorded automotive history where the 911 didn’t look good?

We are strongly inclined to believe the answer is no. Fortunately, the original Butzi design doesn’t share 996 design atrocities like the woeful “fried egg” headlamps- nay, it probably goes without saying that the classic 911 shape has rather resoundingly withstood the ravages of Father Time and looks absolutely terrific even today, in its advanced age. In fact, with the right TLC, we suspect these silver foxes will probably outlive their owners (or the world’s oil reserves, whichever meets its end first).

Here, then, is a visual case for a 1960s or 1970s-vintage 911. And it won’t take an eagle-eyed viewer to note the absence of design cues inspired by breakfast foods.

Wonderful photographs by Gary Suggate.


~ by velofinds on November 22, 2009.