Weekly Porsche Wrap

Porsche searches for oldest Porsche in the U.S. – Brad, a long time PorschePerfect.com reader, sent me a link to this last week (thanks Brad!). I’d just read the same thing myself. This is a great little celebration Porsche is doing in honor of their 60 year anniversary of their cars being in America. They’re looking for the oldest Porsche here in the States. The selected winner will receive among other things, a special badge from the Porsche Museum, a photo of the car included in the American exhibit in Stuttgart, and possible inclusion in the Porsche exhibit at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Check out this link for more info: Porsche 60.

Sir Stirling Moss racing at Monterey in a 1961 Porsche RS 61 Spyder – I love this story. It seems racing legend Sir Stirling Moss bought himself a 1961 Porsche RS 61 Spyder earlier this year. The 80 year old race car driver who raced in a 1960 Porsche RS 60 in 1961, nearly clinching the Targa Florio, has been looking for one ever since. He paid $1.705 million for one of only 14 RS 61 Spyders developed for the 1961 season. “To have Sir Stirling make his return to racing at Mazda Raceway is an honor,” said Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “It will be a wonderful treat for our fans to see him in his first drive in his newly acquired race car, and equally so for his competitors who are in the same group.” [Via Automobilemag.com]

2012 Porsche 911 details starting to circulate – Although not drastically changed from an appearance standpoint, the new model seems to be significantly changed. The biggest improvements appear to be an updated exterior with a slightly longer wheelbase, increased quality of the interior with a more refined layout and some performance upgrades along with weight saving measures. Specifically in the power department, the 3.6 liter engine will produce 365 hp and 295 lb ft in the Carrera with the 3.8 liter engine pumping out 415 hp and 325 lb ft in the Carrera S. Other changes are on top as well. [Via Examiner.com]


  1. Its cool to see that they are looking for the oldest Porsche, I wonder who has it.

  2. Ryan, unfortunately, as I’m sure you know. Sir Stirling Moss was hit by another car and his Porsche was damaged badly enough to knock him out of the race. Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt.

  3. I know one of the 1950 models is still around, we have a 52′ convertible that we take care of, it’s one of the first four convertibles imported by Max Hoffman.