Monday Money: The Porsche 914

Photo from RM Sotheby's.

Never before had a manufacturer dared to make a car’s front and rear ends looked so similar, until in 1969 Porsche and Volkswagen teamed up to produce the delightfully symmetrical Porsche 914. However, by the looks of things, both companies seemed to think they were designing the front. Or back? Hard to tell, but that’s…

From Beautiful to Badass: the Story of BMW’s E9 Coupés

BMW’s E9 generation of coupés are probably the finest examples of automotive design ever to leave Munich’s doors. They represent a clear high water mark in the history of not just German automobiles, but cars in general; not to mention human accomplishment and the success of evolution as a whole. What’s even more commendable is…

The one true icon…

Being the first Porsche to ever win first overall at Le Mans, the 917 for sure deserves its legendary status. Well, the 1971 movie “Le Mans” starring Steve McQueen certainly helped! The type 912 air-cooled flat-12 engine was designed using two racing flat-6 and a specific crankshaft design similar to those of V engines allowing…