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1962 PORSCHE SUPER 90

TINY PACKAGE THAT PACKS A LOT OF PUNCH

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Dave Chapman

The 356 T6 is the last body shape of the 356 series and it has the larger windscreen, and this one has drum brakes. There was also a C with disc brakes.

This car is the first T6 Super 90 in Australia, It came directly from Germany to the Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne for the motor show and was sold there.

Itís a typical Porsche boxer four engine and is the largest of the three Ė there was the Normal, which was the 60 horsepower, the Super which was 75 and the Super 90. Itís a 1600 with four-speed transmission.

It was way ahead of its time in 1962 Ė it was a fast little car then and itís a fast little car now!

I love driving it. Itís very tight Ė not a squeak or a rattle on board Ė and itís very predictable. It loves to rev and you have to use the gears of course, as itís only a small-capacity engine.

Porsches have a reputation for being bulletproof and this lives up to it. Iíve never driven it as hard as a I did yesterday Ė I had it singing. Itís never been treated as a racing car in the past, but it has been now. (We met at the Tas Classic Rallye.)

Iíve made some changes since buying it a few years ago. It had leather sets, but originally had blue vinyl Ė Iím the only person I know who has taken out leather and put vinyl in! The leatherette vinyl was difficult to obtain in the right colour, but I managed to track some down in Germany, via a connection in the USA.

We managed to find that and the square weave German carpet as well, so itís come up a treat.

Itís lovely to have it the way it left the factory. Weíve added a few period accessories, such as the Tecnomagnesio wheels and beautiful Nardi steering wheel.

Youíre only a custodian of the car for a period of time, so until you put some of your own personality into the car youíre driving someone elseís. So you have to do something to make it your own.

1963 EH HOLDEN

THIS LAST-MINUTE BUILD HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A LOT OF FUN

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Ken MacGregor

Values can vary wildly from $15k to over 40.

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The car originally came from Shepparton in Vic. I have the original paperwork and plates to go with it. I bought it several months ago as a so-called ď90 per cent finishedĒ. It turned out to be about 65. The front end fell out of it. Suddenly it was all panic stations to get it ready in time for event (The Tas Classic Rallye).

Itís had some work done, such as an HR front end put in it, disc brakes and a Trimatic transmission. Iíve just had that transmission upgraded to V8 pack. With the HR set-up, you get discs on the front and you need to use the HR cylinders on the rear drums to compensate for the booster. All up, it makes a big difference.

The motor has been refreshed, including the bottom end. I bought a Yella Terra head second-hand. Itís a 179 block bored out to 186 and now balanced. I used someone reputable for that job and they worked over some holidays to get it done in time. Itís running the X2 twin Stromberg carburettors, with ceramic-coated extractors on the other side. So I guess you could say I havenít messed around.

The suspension has all been done, with the springs reset Ė I got rid of the lowering blocks that were in it.

Itís excellent to drive now, but you couldnít handle it when I picked it up. The whole set-up was wrong and it was all over the road. Now itís perfect. Weíre still running it in at this stage, so engine is still a little tight. We only finished it a couple of hours before we were due on the boat to Tasmania, so weíre pretty pleased to be here!