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The sixties


The Porsche Super 90 (with a special balance spring on the rear axle) joins the range (1582cc, 90bhp/66kW).


Karmann, the specialist coachbuilder, builds the hardtop coupe on behalf of Porsche. The roof is not removable, the silhouette of the car has a slight notch backlook.


The new top model is the 356 B 2000GS Carrera 2 (1966cc, 130bhp/96kW). Its special feature: inner-grip brake calipers on the brake discs. On 3rd April, the fifty-thousandth Porsche rolled off the line. The daily production volume at this time amounts to 50 sports cars.


The Porsche 901, the future 911, is introduced. The first version of the new six-cylinder boxer engine offers the same output as the 356 C 2000GS Carrera 2 (1991cc, 130bhp/96kW). The Porsche 356 C is introduced in late summer. The most significant innovation: four disc brakes are now standard on all models, including the regular models. There are two models: the 1600 C (75bhp/55kW) and the 1600 SC (95bhp/70kW).


Start-up of Porsche 911 production. The 356 C is selling better than ever before.


The new model series is rounded off at the lower end by the 912 with its flat-four power unit (1582cc, 90bhp/66kW) quickly becoming a best seller. Production of the 356 ends in April.


The Porsche Targa complete with roll-bar enters the range in autumn as the new open-air model. The 911 S is introduced with an even more powerful engine (160bhp/118kW). By the end of the year the 912 is out-selling the 911.


The 911 T joins the six-cylinder model series with leaner trim and a less powerful engine(110bhp/81kW), selling at a very attractive price of less than DM 20,000. US exports increase rapidly.


Wheelbase of the 911 is extended by 57mm or 2.24". To comply with US emission standards, the six-cylinder power units feature Bosch mechanical fuel injection for the first time. The 911 E (140bhp/103kW) is launched into the market, output of the 911 S is boosted by 10bhp to 170bhp. The 911 is still using carburettor technology develops maximum output of 110bhp/81kW.


To name only the most important innovations, the 911 receives a larger 2195cc power unit for the 1970 model year, introducing a new power and performance league: 911 T (125bhp/92kW), 911 E (155bhp/114kW), 911 S (180bhp/133kW). Semi-automatic Sportomatic is available as an option. The Porsche 912 is replaced by the two-seater mid-engine VW Porsche 914 available in two versions: as the 914/4 with a four-cylinder Volkswagen engine (1679cc, 80bhp/59kW) and as the 914/6 with a six-cylinder Porsche power unit (199cc, 110bhp/81kW). Particularly the low-priced four cylinder becomes a genuine success.