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    Porsche Factory Photos from the early 70s

    The things you find online when you're wide awake at 4.45am...

    The link takes you to the Early911NZ site, where it has a bunch of factory photos from the early 70s. Of note, the '1971' photos show 1973 cars, so I'm thinking its late 1972-1973. Also some interesting G-series stuff too (apologies for those who have seen the site's photos before)

    It's a fantastic collection of images. Oh, to be able to go back in time...

    http://early911nzdownloads.yolasite....ory-photos.php

    Scotty

    70 911S coupé
    74 BMW 3.0 CS
    78 911SC coupé
    87 Lotus Turbo Esprit HCI

    Instagram - @aircooledlist

    #2
    A great collection of pics, obviously from someone who took a very early factory tour. Whilst I was able to also walk the factory in the late 90's, taking photos was verboten!

    I was able to recognise some of the areas I visited although many changes have been made to the buildings now and some areas in these pics have been built over, extended and just not recognisable anymore.

    I was lucky enough to see many of the original areas such as the race dept where engines were built and the workshops where factory restorations were done.

    A pity a lot of this is now gone and only photos like on this site are left.

    Wouldn't we all love to be able to have joined that tour in 1971 and see the details of how our cars were built.

    I love some of the body shop pics with the beer bottles lined up on the wall. Obviously hot work at the time and from some of the pics showing cars with side oil tanks, can only assume its around September with the introduction of the first 72 models being built.
    sigpicPhil Lack
    TYP901 Register Inc. # 002 (Founding President)
    Early 911-S Registry # 690
    R-Gruppe # 367
    '72 911E 2.4 Coupe (UK delivered)
    '15 MB CLA 250 Sport Shooting Brake - daily
    2001 360 F1 Modena coupe
    1997 993 C2S coupe - 6 spd, widebody

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      #3
      Yeah I bet there wouldn't be any shirtless dungaree wearing blokes in the factory these days...
      Scotty

      70 911S coupé
      74 BMW 3.0 CS
      78 911SC coupé
      87 Lotus Turbo Esprit HCI

      Instagram - @aircooledlist

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        #4
        We have a whole lot from my dads visit in 1963, and then again from 1972.

        I have had some scanned, but 3 moves in 3 years mean I'm not sure exactly which box the discs are in, and the original slides are in safe keeping back in Sydney.

        When I do get them, I'll be sure to post them.
        Justin Reed
        aka Reedminor
        1968 911L #11810329
        1961 356B #114700
        Instagram: reedminor

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          #5
          Amazing stuff. The WHS guys today would have heart attacks.
          Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
          Porsche 356B T6 (1 of 40 Australian delivered)
          Porsche Boxster S 2010
          Porsche 997 Cab (Sold)

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            #6
            Geez that link to the early 911nzdownloads has heaps of info on the cars, must be from factory manuals all in PDF format. Well worth bookmarking for future reference.
            Kane Kennedy
            Typ 901 Register #204
            71 911E Metallic Green

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              #7
              Wow- Check out the RS bible under the RS link
              Kane Kennedy
              Typ 901 Register #204
              71 911E Metallic Green

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                #8
                Hi All,

                I, like Phil, have been fortunate enough to visit the Porsche factory twice, once in 1988 and once in 1993.

                I was not allowed to take photos in the factory but still have great memories of a time when cars were made by men and women and not robots.

                I did see the 964 before it was released and snapped that as well as plenty of pics in the old museum.

                Cheers,

                Harry.
                Last edited by Harry; 08-06-15, 08:41 PM.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for sharing guys!
                  Tom Laube
                  Instagram - #first_corner_fever

                  Porsche - 1973 LHD 911T, 1972 RHD 911T
                  VW - '61 T1 Karmann Ghia, '60 Type1 Factory Sunroof , '58 Type1 Street racer

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                    #10
                    Love the Ferris Beuler pic Harry.
                    Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
                    Porsche 356B T6 (1 of 40 Australian delivered)
                    Porsche Boxster S 2010
                    Porsche 997 Cab (Sold)

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                      #11
                      Great photos thanks for sharing I swear I saw my targa on the production line

                      And the picture of all the 72 Porsches in the holging area wow

                      It reminds me what do you call a gathering of Porsches ?

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                        #12
                        A ****load of money
                        Clyde Boyer
                        TYP 901 Register Inc.
                        President
                        Early S Register Member #294
                        R Gruppe Member #366


                        72 2.5ST LHD US (getting motor)

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                          #13
                          "It reminds me what do you call a gathering of Porsches ?"

                          A Phalanx of Porsches?
                          Porsche 911 1968 (sold)
                          Porsche 356B T6 (1 of 40 Australian delivered)
                          Porsche Boxster S 2010
                          Porsche 997 Cab (Sold)

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Merv View Post
                            Love the Ferris Beuler pic Harry.
                            Ha ha, yes Merv, very '80s indeed, stone wash jeans and all.

                            I must say though that the old museum, although a poky little room compared with what is there today, had soul and actually felt like you were in a place that housed cars of historical signifance. Today's museum looks a little too operating room sterile for my liking.


                            Cheers,

                            Harry.

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                              #15
                              So was that a family trip to Germany, Harry ? Who else was interested in Porsche at the time ?

                              And yes I have been to the old museum room a few times and it was an 'intimate' place to say the least. They did seem to rotate cars around so always different the next time around.

                              The old factory tours were also far more interesting and allowed some pretty close up encounters with the cars and workers. I especially liked the engine manufacturing line where you stood next to the guy building it. Not so now as robots do a lot of the work. Pity.
                              sigpicPhil Lack
                              TYP901 Register Inc. # 002 (Founding President)
                              Early 911-S Registry # 690
                              R-Gruppe # 367
                              '72 911E 2.4 Coupe (UK delivered)
                              '15 MB CLA 250 Sport Shooting Brake - daily
                              2001 360 F1 Modena coupe
                              1997 993 C2S coupe - 6 spd, widebody

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