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Made To Drive | S07 E23

This 1968 Porsche 911L Was Just A Dream

A rare car has found its enthusiastic steward in comedian Spike Feresten
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Xavier Petit Jean Boret
Xavier Petit Jean Boret

This is one of the rarest Porsche race car back in 67/68, the 911L 901/30 that made me love 911s. These 901/30 engines were available on 911L only, something around 20 units. That engine was delivering 185HP, and that same car had a race palmares like no other and competed until 1970. Bruce Wetanson, Bruce Jennings among others raced those 911L. as FIA group 2 back, as there was a breach in the FIA rules. Remember, it was often Porsche 911 were stock and raced by gentlemen. On top those 911L were benefiting parts from the infamous Sport Purpose manual,… Read more »

canyon
canyon

What ..??

AndrewAllred
AndrewAllred

Does he read Word Up magazine though? Maybe some Salt’n’Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine…I’ll see myself out.

Egas Bastos
Egas Bastos

can you guys tell me the name of the first music? the main one i know, its a porsche 911 🙂

Victor Early
Victor Early

Really nice 911 and video. So Cal is always a great place to run and film these cars. One observation is that Spike over-clutched while shifting, early in the video. We have all done this at some point in our driving but spike did it on film!

Jeremy DeConcini
Jeremy DeConcini

I liked it quite a bit, so maybe it isn’t the rarest of rare Porsches, but a cool car, cool owner, interesting backstory, solid Petrolicious video! I think the comments on this one are indicating that as an audience we are getting pretty spoiled by this site, keep up the good work!

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

The breadth of this series is nothing short of amazing.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

I enjoy these Petrolicious videos so much that I am never negative about any of the content. And this video really is lushly filmed with beautiful footage of an iconic 911 in the hills near Malibu. However, the narrative on this video I find, well, simply odd. This is an almost stock ‘luxury’ model 911, with a roll bar, and some very light modifications for stock racing, like the open exhaust. The car is not a 911 T/R. It is not even a 911S. So of course you can drive it to get groceries. It is almost a dead-stock car.… Read more »

canyon
canyon

… way over critical ! It’s like the conversation regarding a over nighter . The regular guy,nothing special about him,getting more then lucky,scoring an overnighter,gorgeous in every way,generous,sexy and in super shape and out for fun and some exhaustion . He goes home whining about what f’n whore and easy pick up she was. .. I’d suggest you, R’La.. step back from your lofty throne of perfection,and allow for there to be those less then you out on the track enjoying the car of their dreams. He’s not out to fool anyone.. just there. Put away your calculator and enjoy… Read more »

Cropper
Cropper

Lovely video. Spike and Petrolicious are fantastic storytellers in both video and word. The provenance of the car helps too. Thanks.

CruiseMulholland
CruiseMulholland

double thumbs up for:
protoagonist + photography + sound+ setting + story

Jim Levitt
Jim Levitt

A great big HUH?
My first Porsche was a 911L
No 911Ss for 1968 went to the USA, it was the smogged (with backfiring air pump) for 1968 only 911L (luxury).
They are NOT race cars

Jim Levitt
Jim Levitt

Whether of not this one really is that car, it was a basic 911L with some MINOR changes for racing

Robert in LA
Robert in LA

Wasn’t the 911 T/R the factory race car with homologation, in 1968? Spike’s car, however pretty, is an “L” with a roll bar, open exhaust, and some interior trim removed, enhanced by an interesting ownership record.

Robert Gawlas
Robert Gawlas

so basically you guys are calling him a liar.

Brompty
Brompty

Another great video – Petrolicious seems to excel when a Porsche is involved.

Flash
Flash

Yeah, great video and car.
I think its great that the best noise is just simply the engine performing.
No gimmicks required to make motoring music.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange

Great film as always, although me being me would have much rather heard about Spike’s Ferrari 365GTC4 (as seen in his Instagram feed) than the 911 with the interesting history.

DP193
DP193

What a lucky lad. Spike buys a used car on a car lot.
It turns out to be something with huge provenance.
What are the odds of that ever happening again?
Nice production Valkyr/Petro