April 29, 2010

Hershey Porsche show & swap 2010

For several years now I've been attending the annual world's largest gathering of Porsches in Hershey, PA. Like many swap-meet based events, it seems that the internet, and perhaps poor economy, are killing it slowly as turnouts get smaller every year. Regardless, it's still a great event. So, here are some photos from the event:

The new Panamera: This was the first one I've seen in person. It's big, expensive ($113,000 for this one) and it's... well, "ugly" is not the word I'm necessarily looking for...

914s are always popular at the show, but finding an original, unmolested example is rare. They seem to be the basis for all too many gaudy and tasteless modifications. Here we have a nice '73 in Sunflower yellow, and a '75 in black.

One of the stars of the show was this lone Carrera GT.

This '73 911 Carrera RS 2.7 is not only a real RS, but also right hand drive.

A personal favorite of mine, the 993 series.

Several nice 356s. Closest is the early Speedster, next to the green Carrera and a '52 split window.

The famed Carrera engine alone is worth vast sums of money- this unit could be found in several models including the 550 Spyder and 904.

The 1952 split-window 356 is one of the first after the initial 356 #1 and Gmund built cars.

A right hand drive 356 imported from the UK.

The speedster interior - simple, functional, and elegant. Note reserve fuel petcock below dash.

An exceptionally nice early Targa, circa 1967. Complete with US spec side marker lights.

Not one of my personal favorites, but genuine slant-nosed 911 Turbos are rather sought after.

The rest of the photos from this even can be seen here on Facebook:

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