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Porsche 911 (953)
Sometimes called the 'Porsche 911 4x4', the Porsche 911 was the first four wheel drive 911. It was a short-lived model only designed to compete in one event, the 1984 Paris-Dakar desert rally, which it won. It was powered by a 3.2litre boxer six engine and had mechanical four wheel drive. Lessons learned on this car were taken forward for the 959 project.


Porsche 953  front
Porsche 953. Using a manually controlled 4wheel drive system, precursor to the 959 system. Ground clearance was raised to 27cm and compression ration lowered for longevity. 3 such cars finished the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally including one car in first place.
r_Porsche 953  wheel
Porsche 953 - rear wheel
s_Porsche 953  side
Porsche 953. Sometimes known as the 911 Carrera 4x4, this car was a development which led to the Porsche 959. This car won the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally
Porsche 911 1963-89
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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