Love Porsches? Good! Because here at Classic & Sports Car, we’re bringing you something really rather special: our Porsche Greatest Hits special magazine.
This glossy, weighty and almost 200-page tribute to Zuffenhausen’s very best is the perfect celebration to mark the brand’s 70th year.
Priced at £8, it’s available in selected newsagents and supermarkets, and online (please click here – the £9.99 price includes postage and packaging).
If you’re in America or Canada, grab your copy at one of 640 Barnes & Noble stores in North America for $14.95 (US dollars). In addition, US residents can get one sent direct to their door, still for $14.95 plus shipping, by calling 954-579-5280. But please note, North American supply is limited, so buy yours now to avoid disappointment!
So what's inside it? Well, with 356s, 911s, 904s, 912s, 914s, 928s, 924s, 944s, 968s and more all covered in detail, there’s plenty to get stuck into. Scroll down for a selection of highlights.
In the first of our four features dedicated to the 356, we assemble a fabulous quartet from across the model’s lifespan.
Starring a Pre-A, an A, a B and a C, and a mixture of closed and open-topped models, it’s proof, were it needed, that sometimes the first ideas can be among the best.
Also in this section, we memorably put a 356 Speedster head-to-head with a Jaguar XK120 Roadster – turn to page 20 for this dashing duo.
Unsurprisingly, there’s a large 911 section in C&SC’s Porsche Greatest Hits – a dozen features, no less.
Does the pictured 911 turbo still offer the perfect blend of performance and practicality? Is this 3-litre, 260bhp ‘six’ a bona fide everyday supercar?
Graeme Hurst finds it hard to argue otherwise, plus we share top buying tips.
For a 911 with a difference – and quite an incredible tale to tell – turn to page 36. This caged beast (in more ways than one!) has contested the Acropolis Rally, the Spa 24 Hours and, if that wasn’t enough, the London-Sydney Marathon.
Discover what other events it’s taken on, the two purposes served by its tubular shroud and why it once had the nickname ‘Sweet Pea’. This really is a funky bit of kit and a rather special car.
And if it’s given you a taste for Porsche-powered adventures, turn to page 114 to read of a 912’s epic drive from London to Saigon.
Are the 914 and 914/6 overlooked air-cooled heroes?
We make the case for these models to step out from the shadows. After all, we don’t think you can argue that the evocative song of a flat-four or flat-six isn’t something to savour, especially during a wind-in-your-hair drive on a summer’s day.
Check out this pair of Porsche sports cars with a difference from page 126.
Of course, we can’t commemorate Porsche’s 70th without celebrating its illustrious racing history.
In our 956/962 feature, hear about this car from the legendary Derek Bell himself, then join us on a glorious, five-page retrospective, charting the marque’s endeavours at the Circuit de La Sarthe.
Still want more? Well how about C&SC's expert 356, 911 (1964-’73 and 993), 944 and Boxster buying guides? We also put a 912E head-to-head with a Lancia Beta Monte-Carlo, debate which 911 is the greatest of them all and drive a 911SC on ice (yes, really!).
So don't miss our Porsche Greatest Hits special – get it in selected outlets or click here to order online. We hope you enjoy it!
Want to celebrate Porsche's 70th in your own way? Check out the models on our classic cars for sale pages