Road, race and rally Porsches grace Luxembourg

| 19 Nov 2012

A fabulous display of rare Porsches made the town of Howald, Luxembourg, a centre for motoring excellence on 17-18 November.

Porsche 953 Paris-Dakar Rally Luxembourg

Porsche 953 Paris-Dakar Rally Luxembourg

More than 30 of the Stuttgart machines were on show and included a 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally-conquering 953 – a short-lived, heavily modified version of the 911 and one of the first to feature four-wheel drive.

Porsche 906 Luxembourg

Porsche 906 Luxembourg

Fans flocked from all over mainland Europe to see another Porsche racer – a 906. Its 675kg and 210bhp 1991cc mid-mounted engine took Willy Mairesse and Herbert Müller to victory on the 1966 Targa Florio in Sicily.

1959 Porsche 356

1959 Porsche 356

The oldest car on show was an unrestored 1959 356, which was bought new by a US major in the Strategic Air Command. It shared the floor with cars including a low-mileage 1986 924S, a 1992 968 Cabriolet, a restored 1967 912 'soft-window' targa (below) and a mint 1989 911 Speedster.

1967 Porsche 912

The event was organised by Luxembourg importer, Garage Losch, with help from the Porsche Museum and the Porsche Club of Luxembourg.

Porsche Garage Losch Luxembourg Classic Days

Porsche Garage Losch Luxembourg Classic Days