FEBRUARY 2006 (ISSUE 143)
My first issue in the Editor’s seat of 911&PW. The cover evokes memories of a freezing cold December day, with a wild RS replica, powered by a 3.6-litre 964 engine. This was no backdate either, but more of a predate, seeing as it was based on a 1970 911T shell, with the correct RS arches etc. Aside from getting very cold, I do recall occasional moments of fright, when the overpowered rear broke traction on the icy Suffolk back roads.
Elsewhere in the packed 148 page issue, Keith Seume pondered the complexity of Porsche’s mechanical fuel injection pump, as he faced up to rebuilding the one in his 1974 Carrera 2.7. The concluion? That Porsche engineers clearly do have a sense of humour, but a rather dark one, to conceive something so wilfully complicated.
In other news, We interviewed Porsche race legend Erwin Kremer, while Peter Morgan took the then new Cayman to the old Solitude race track in Germany. Staying in Germany, we also drove Edo Competition’s Nürburgring lap record breaking 996 GT2. From Germany to Luxembourg and Johnny Tipler paid a visit in homage to the Radio Luxembourg days of his youth.
In the classifieds, we should almost certainly have bought the 1988 911 Turbo in Granite Green for £19,995.