April 16, 2014

Benton Performance

Because I love seeing '66 911s moving on tarmac.

John Benton has been passionately restoring, racing and maintaining Porsches

since the moment he bought his first 912 in 1984. With Benton Performance, he's created a distinct approach to Porsche restoration which keeps true to the original while pushing the famed german engineering to even greater heights.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 16, 2014 5:20 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Not all of those cars were 911s. Some of them were 356s. The 356 was Porsche's road car from the beginning of the company in 1948. It was essentially a hot rodded VW Bug.

Posted by: Fat Man at April 16, 2014 8:27 PM

In '55, my next door neighbor in base housing (fighter pilot) had a yellow 19?? Porsche. All the rest of us (not fighter pilots) wondered why anyone would want a tin can like that. Later in life I understood why.

Posted by: BillH at April 17, 2014 7:44 AM

Fat Man: you ever hear of anyone putting a Porsche engine in a VW beetle? I want to buy an older Bug, pre-onboard computers etc. and put a stronger engine in it. Make a sleeper out of it, coat hanger for radio aerial, maybe mis-matched fenders, you know, look like POS on outside, runs like Swiss watch under the er, hood.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 17, 2014 9:11 AM