“BACK IN THE 1980s, I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CRAZY WORLD OF b+b…”

Classic Porsche - - Front Page - Keith Seume Edi­tor, Clas­sic Porsche

We have an­other mixed bag of Porsche delights for you in this is­sue, kick­ing off with the chance to take a 911 St­day­tona vet­eran on track at Abbeville. Not of­ten do mag­a­zines get the chance to sam­ple first hand what it must have been like to drive such a car, but here at Clas­sic Porsche we’re for­tu­nate to have con­tacts in the right places! You can read all about Johnny Ti­pler’s find­ings start­ing on page 8…

Back in the 1980s, I fell in love with the crazy world of b+b – the Buch­mann broth­ers’ wild Porsches, which, as our fea­ture on page 72 proves, were far ahead of the game when it comes to in-car tech­nol­ogy. We all re­mem­ber be­ing daz­zled by the rain­bow stripes, but who re­mem­bers b+b’s multi-func­tion steer­ing wheels and on­board in­for­ma­tion sys­tems? And no, that isn’t a young me in the photo above…

We also take a look at the story be­hind the mighty 956 en­durance racer and then tell the tale of a unique 917 – chas­sis num­ber 917/10-001, the first to be tur­bocharged and one of the few sur­viv­ing fac­tory test mules. Fas­ci­nat­ing stories both – and you’ll love the ar­chive pho­tos we’ve un­earthed.

Fi­nally (al­though not by any means the only other fea­tures in this packed is­sue) we put the 356B Cabri­o­let head to head with its US ri­val, the Chevro­let Corvair con­vert­ible. An un­likely match? Turn to page 66 and you de­cide…

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