Meeting the ancestors

997 911 GT3 and early 911S. My, how much we’ve grown.

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~ by velofinds on March 25, 2010.

4 Responses to “Meeting the ancestors”

  1. I love the GT3 but these pictures make you almost want to resent it from it’s size and weight progression.

    At least the height has stayed relatively the same…

  2. then you’re really not going to like what we’re going to be running later today.

    it’s pretty remarkable how you can draw a line from the first car to the latest car and clearly see the shared dna. but then you also understand why the 993 tends to be cherished. the jump from the 964 to the 993 was a logical progression; the jump from the 993 to the 996 was altogether something else, and not necessarily in a good way.

    which isn’t to say we wouldn’t take a 996- it’s probably our least favorite porker, but it’s still a porker 🙂

  3. I still love the 997 and always will. I think it does a better job in terms of quality and appearance than the 996 did. I always thought the interior plastics looked very cheap and the headlamps on the ’99-01 cars looked terrible. Prior to the rain storm of a start at the 24 Hours of Daytona, I saw a ’74 RSR and a ’10 Carrera White GT3 duking it out on the track in the morning and that sold me right there on how great of a car it must be.

    I’ve always sort of hated the early-to-mid 1980’s 911’s with the US bumpers – they just don’t look good for some reason.

    As for the 993 and some 964 models I cannot believe the prices they’re still fetching.

  4. I’ve always sort of hated the early-to-mid 1980’s 911’s with the US bumpers – they just don’t look good for some reason.

    hmm, that reason is probably the big, ugly US bumpers (which can apparently be backdated– a good thing).

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