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19 Comments on "This Porsche 930 Turbo Is A Widowmaker"
Beautiful film and loved the scene with your lad washing the car and him running his toy car along the windowsill. Wonderful that you enjoy it in such a down to earth way and allow him to share the passion.
Deyrck, I can see the car is from Queensland, but where is the twisty road and beach? I curious as the filming is very good.
This was filmed around Sydney with a mixture of the Northern Beaches sprinkled in there, the twisty road would be up around Church Point I think and the road down to the beach kind of looks like Bilgola.. hope that helps.
Beautiful film, and a great story.
Stop making me need one! Such a rad video, and a seriously beautiful 930.
Nice lad ‘n’ dad story there Deryck and a great car too.
Porsches are for life not just for christmas eh….??!!
“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12. Jesus, does anyone?”.
There are some things that have an emotional appeal that will never be replicated. The 1978 4-speed manual 930 Turbo is high up on that list. It’s performance is easily exceeded on paper by many mass produced, self driving cars today. But it’s heart, soul and heritage are untouchable.
One of my favourite films up to date! Brilliant video shooting! And what an awesome story! Keep the car in the family! Love that your boy is already appreciating these wonderful machines!
Apart from the inane preaching to the converted about rear engined turbo P-cars this was a beautifully shot film. Which leads me to ask… where are the credits at the end? Whoever was involved in filming, editing and sound on this pleasing short deserves credit.
Thanks the film guys are 2 young Australian guys based in Newcastle, Joel Colthorpe and his brother Aaron. They approached me a year or so back to make the vid. Very Talented guys. and yes awesomely honest film
That was wonderful. Nice plate, by the way. It reminded me that in 1978 Road and Track magazine ( it could have been Car and Driver) referred to this car as a “Mad Dog On the Street.” 0-60 in 4.9. 0-100 in 12.5 13.5@105 in the Quarter Mile. And it would bury its speedometer to a top of 165. And with power windows, wool carpet and air conditioning. In 1978. Good times; good times…
Often referred to as the ass engined nazi, my dad bought one brand new in 1979. I was 25 years old and he had me pick the car up from the local Porsche dealer in Columbus, Oh. Within an hour of driving the car, I spun it out on a hard left turn. These cars have had my upmost respect since then and consider myself blessed that I didn’t crash the car.
Well done, and thanks
Thanks! I’m glad nudged someone in the 911 direction. The guys in my family also come from another world — 1970s Mopars — and I didn’t get my 911 until I was 36.
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