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A bargain: £4 from yesterday’s NSCC swapmeet in Leeds. A great opportunity to replenish my stock of parts and spares, too. The Porsche runs quite well after a bit of work, but it must have one of the slowest Johnson motors in existence! Apart from my metal-bodied VW bus, it’s the only car I have which can take the ‘esses’ on my short track flat out!
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A bargain: £4 from yesterday’s NSCC swapmeet in Leeds. A great opportunity to replenish my stock of parts and spares, too. The Porsche runs quite well after a bit of work, but it must have one of the slowest Johnson motors in existence! Apart from my metal-bodied VW bus, it’s the only car I have which can take the ‘esses’ on my short track flat out! View attachment 283659 More work needed…..
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The Porsche is nice indeed, just remember that after a few decades some HP is lost😉🤓
 

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Just managed to dig up a couple of pics of the AVUS 550 with spats. Richard Von Frankenberg drove it to victory in Berlin in 1955. The Porsche frequently achieved 140mph on the long straights which, for a 1.5 litre sports car in 1955 is startlingly impressive.
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Another picture of the 'spatted' 550 driven by Richard von Frankenberg at the AVUS, 1955. Behind is Edgar Barth in one of a team of EMWs (Eisenach Motoren Werke) that competed.
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