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On 18/12/2020 at 05:14, WP0ZZZ said:

Am I right in thinking that those "sports purposes" 911s from the late 60s and early 70s were used mainly for racing?

Yes, mainly competition. Race and rally.

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17 hours ago, johndglynn said:

Yes, mainly competition. Race and rally.

Then I guess the "sports purpose" moniker has evolved from mainly racing to mainly sporty driving on the road.

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Well it always included both - the idea of the early sports purpose cars was one car to do both - drive there/race/drive home. The big change is no one really drives their 911s to race/rally events these days - if they even race now - due to asset values and cost to maintain and all that.

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On 08/01/2021 at 22:36, johndglynn said:

Well it always included both - the idea of the early sports purpose cars was one car to do both - drive there/race/drive home. The big change is no one really drives their 911s to race/rally events these days - if they even race now - due to asset values and cost to maintain and all that.

Maybe now there are better options for racing. I imagine that in the late 60s buying a 911 S and racing it for a season cost more than a house at the time!

The idea of driving to a race made me think of the PR stunt from Porsche with the 997.2 GT3 RS that they drove to the Nurburgring and raced in the 24h!

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