We Celebrate 70 Years of Porsche With Seven of Its Iconic Cars

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    As much as this story is passed around, the success of the 959 being allowed in the US is really owed more to Bruce Canepa than anyone else. Bruce had the first one in the US and went down the path of trying to find a loophole to get it legalized, from crash-testing to being a manufacturer and so on. Bruce then asked around, finally getting in contact with the D.C. attorney who wrote the "Show & Display" bill with Bruce providing technical information. After the bill was passed, the stipulation was that the car had to meet emissions requirements of the year it was produced. Bruce accomplished this, licensed it, and the car was legal.

    I'm sure Bill had a large role as well, likely with his financial backing as a major factor, but Bruce pushed through with a lot of the dirty work. He now offers a program to up the performance on the 959 known as Gen. III & has a had a large portion of now US-based cars through his place.
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    Came here to say this. I've known Bruce for many years and even met up with him today at a Cars 'n Coffee event at his shop. In fact, my 959 is currently at his place in Scotts Valley, CA getting their Stage III package, elegantly titled the "959SC". Tim, Tyler, John and Mike; the guys that do the restorations, upholstery, and body installations; Christian does all the engine builds in the back of the building; Drake does all the exhaust fabrications and finally Chris, Kenny and Frank do all of the servicing for the car to be ready for the final phase; a test drive from Bruce. Zach Todd took all those photos posted above and is a fantastic guy to talk to about cars.

    These guys have more 959 work than Porsche themselves and do a wonderful job. If anyone on here lives close by, I highly recommend going in to see the museum upstairs and the workshop. And if you see a gun-metal 959 parked by the aisle that leads to the Motorsport team, then please don't drop any pennies on it :)
     
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    The above in video form
     
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    Always loved the 928 and 944. I guess I’m weird like that.
     
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    I like the 914, underrated from what I've seen
     
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    And I find all the parts for them!
     
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    Great article... but no 944 or 928... and a Volkswagen Touareg?! And how can the original 911 not be there? :D
     
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    Very nice article, I have to say my congrats to Porsche for it's 70 year milestone.

    I've know of Porsche cars since I was childhood age as when I used to go car spotting on walks after school there was a Porsche
    928 that I always used to go google eyed over along with the 911.

    My favourite Porsche's over the years though have been the 928, 944, 959 and 968 but the top one will always be the 944 and one day
    I hope to be able to see it in a PS4 video game again.
     
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