Porsche Classic Cars: History and Unparalleled Performance

A Classic Car From Porsche Stands Out in The Crowd

Avid collectors from Manhattan and beyond know the Porsche brand, and the name is known around the world to be synonymous with sports cars and race cars. Founded in 1948 by Ferdinand Porsche, this iconic car company has been building cars that own the road - and their owners' hearts. 

History

1948:

The first small batch of Porsche 356 cars was produced in a small garage. This car featured a modest 40 horsepower rear-mounted engine, but was prized for its quick handling, comfort, and reliability.

1950s:

Porches produced it's own engines boasting 60 horsepower and put them in Porsche 356 model versions, but also introduced the 550 Spyder in 1953. In 1954 a sripped down" version of the Porsche 356 was introduced, and the 1954-1957 Speedsters are among the most sough-after Porsche cars by collectors.The 100-hp Carrera is a top performance car in 1956.1964:

The rear-engine Porsche 911 makes its debut and is an instant hit with car enthusiasts. This is the first of a long line in the Porsche 911 generations, including the 911S (1967), the 911 Turbo (1974), the 911 Cabriolet (1983) and the first all-wheel drive 911 Carerra (1990).

1965:

Porsche stops making the 356 with over 75,000 of these models built. The 912 become the new entry model - featuring a 911 body and the 356 four-cylinder engine.

1970's:

Porsche Introduces the 914, a lower-priced mid-engine sportscar in 1970 and then in 1975 the first 911 Turbos come off the line with a goal of combining exotic car performance with the usability and comfort of a luxury car. Beginning in 1976, a series of Front-engine models including the Porsche 924 and Porsche 928. The 928 features radically different technology including front-mounted liquid-cooled 240-horsepower V-8 engine. At this time Porsche become the first to heat-galvanize steel car bodies.

1980s:

The first Porsche 924 Turbo comes of the Porsche production line, and the new 944 model with a modified body and 4-cylinder engine makes its debut. The first 911 Cabriolet is introduced in 1983 and quickly becomes the best seller of the 911 models.

1990's:

Almost completely redesigned Porsche 911 Carrera 4 and rear-wheel drive 911 Carrera 2 enter the scene. At the same time, the final version of the air-cooled 911 is produced,and the mid-engine "Boxter" concept is unveiled in 1993 (eventually being produced in 1997). In 1995, Porsche retires the 968 and 928 in 1995 to focus on the rear-engine Porsche 911 and the mid-engine Porsche Boxter.

Porsche means fast

Racing has always been part of the Porsche brand. Porsche has won many car races around the worl, including more than 50 class wins at Le Mans.

Classic Air-Cooled Engines

Most of our classic Porsche cars have air-cooled engines, a unique and highly desirable feature for collectors, as this type of engine is no longer manufactured. These engines use a unique temperature technology that utilizes the incoming cold airflow to take heat off the engine. This system makes way for fast rides, as the more air that makes its way to the engine, the better the performance. Find high horsepower numbers at low rpms, and responsive sportscar handling that provides a thrill around Manhattan.

Unique Appearances and a Wide Selection

Our inventory features classic cars in rare editions, and oftentimes with limited miles. For example, the Porsche 911 RS Tribute Coupe turns heads in with a Viper Green exterior and its classic air-cooled engine. Even get your hands on a Porsche 912 Swedish Rally Coupe in a unique Polo Red exterior color with racing numbers on it. Thanks to our expert garage, we're able to import vehicles like these from Sweden and other countries, fully restore them and sell them as true rally cars, not replicas.

If you're looking for the grandfather of Porsche, experience the 1956 Porsche 356 A Coupe, which offers one of the most classic designs you can find with a red interior and fully restored body. It features LED dashboard lights and a pristine interior.

Manhattan Drivers Who'd Love to Own a Used Classic Porsche

Whether you're an avid collector of used Porsche cars, or someone who's interested in dipping their toes into the realm of classic car ownership, choosing to purchase one of the models from our inventory could be a great choice for you. Many people who buy from our classic car inventory have a strong connection with the Porsche brand and use the fixer-upper nature of these vehicles to hone their skills in classic car refurbishment.

While these may not be the ideal daily drivers or commute-ready cars, a classic car is a collector's item that holds its value and is rewarding in numerous ways for the right car lover.

A Porsche Classic Car Inventory that Stands Out in Paramus

Our used classic car inventory features models that span a variety of years in wide succession, which is unique from other dealerships. While many selections feature several models from one year, you'll find used classic models from 1956 to 1997, and many of the years in between. Additionally, expect several body styles and trim levels.

You'll find plenty of Porsche 911 America Roadster, Porsche 911 Carrara, Porsche 356SC models, and several other versions of these models. Whether you're looking for a coupe or convertible, expect exotic cars that adhere to your idea of what a classic car should be.

It can be challenging to find a selection of classic Porsche cars that you can trust, but here at Lamborghini Paramus, our inventory of luxury and exotic cars is one not to miss. Monmouth County area drivers are sure to be impressed by our wide selection of Porsche 911, Porsche 356, and Porsche 912 classic cars from iconic years like 1960, 1973, and 1995.

Is your interest piqued? Stop by and browse our used classic car inventory today near Manhattan at Lamborghini Paramus.

Interested in experiencing the excellence of one of our air-cooled classic cars? Schedule an appointment with Lamborghini Paramus today to take one of these beautiful pieces of history for a test drive. We're located just outside of Manhattan, near Monmouth County, so we're easy to access for many collectors or classic car enthusiasts. Find directions to our dealership doors today to get started.



Some of our Favorite Classic Porsche Cars:


1956 Porsche 356
1956 Porsche 356 A Coupe Coupe


1967 Porsche 911 R
1967 Porsche 911 R Coupe



1967 Porsche 912 Coupe
1967 Porsche 912 Coupe Coupe



1968 Porsche 912 Rally Coupe
1968 Porsche 912 Swedish Rally Coupe Coupe



1977 Porsche 911
1977 Porsche 911 Gaswerks RSR Backdate Coupe



1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
1987 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe Coupe



1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster Cabriolet Convertible
1992 Porsche 911 America Roadster Cabriolet Convertible



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